Local coverage of the UFPPC candlelight vigil held in observation of the first anniversary of the Feb. 15, 2003 "The World Says No to War" peace demonstrations worldwide (including Tacoma)....


The Bill of Rights Defense Committee-Tacoma, founded and led by Tim Smith, succeeded in persuading the Tacoma City Council to vote on Dec. 16, 2003, in favor of a Resolution to Defend the Bill of Rights of the U.S. Constitution. BORDC-Tacoma is part of a nationwide movement. -- The Department of Homeland Security will soon open a "Northwest Detention Center" on the Tacoma Tideflats at 1623 E. "J" St. Please visit this site in person in the next few days and see it for yourself. Don't bother looking for any signs identifying what it is, however, because there aren't any. Over the next months and years our community's commitment to the fundamental principles of our society as embodied in the Bill of Rights and the Constitution will be tested....


Four pieces providing background information related to the Homeland Security detention center, or prison, soon to open on the Tacoma Tideflats, to be managed by the Correctional Services Corporation, based in Sarasota, Florida....