CALENDAR: 'Inequality for All' coming to Tacoma on Oct. 18
- Written by Jay Ruskin
Coming to Tacoma on Fri., Oct. 18, is "Inequality for All," an 89-minute documentary featuring former U.S. Secretary of Labor Robert Reich, who is the econ prof that we all wish we'd had, as Ken Turan said in the Los Angeles Times. ...
CALENDAR: The legendary Delbert Tibbs to speak in Tacoma! -- Mon., Oct. 14 @ 6:30pm
- Written by Abe DeJamminen
Delbert Tibbs was sentenced to death for a crime he did not commit in 1974. -- Tibbs will talk about his harrowing experience and about the death penalty on Mon., Oct. 14, at King's Books in Tacoma (218 St. Helens Ave.) after a screening of some of "One for Ten," a documentary series that features his case. -- This event is sponsored by the Washington Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty. -- BACKGROUND: This case inspired Pete Seeger to write the song "Delbert Tibbs," and part of Tibbs's story is featured in the film (and stage play) "The Exonerated," where Tibbs is played by actor Delroy Lindo....
LOCAL ACTIVISM: On Oct. 15, urge the Tacoma City Council to oppose coal trains!
- Written by Marilyn Kimmerling
The Tacoma City Council needs encouragement from the public to take a position against coal trains through the City of Destiny. -- UFPPC's Marilyn Kimmerling has been tirelessly active on this issue and urges the citizens of Tacoma to show up in numbers at the Oct. 15 City Council meeting (5:00 p.m.). -- Further information and details below. ...