#47 Sept/Oct 2000
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Free Press Special Report: Back to School

Charter School Initiative
It could open the door for corporate influence in schools
opinion by Christina Barry

Schoolhouse Schlock
Sharp rise in the commercialization of Seattle Schools
by Brita Butler-Wall

Bullies: Run and Hide
Schoolyard harassment can lead to tragic consequences for both geek and jock
by Dr. Cynthia Rekdal

Fourteen Fun Facts to Know about the UW
by Students for Economic Democracy

Film's Fabulous Femme Fatale
Two With Jeanne Moreau
film review by Emma Wunsch

Why Alternative Parties Matter
Even if you don't subscribe to their specific ideologies, small parties can provide ideas necessary for future progress
photos and essay by Susan Fried


New Fight to Save Old Forests
by Sean Carman, Free Press contributor

Golden Rice: A Trojan Horse
Do we really need vitamin-A-enriched rice, designer fish, and biotech trees?
by Ronnie Cummins

Freeway Monorail
Stop Sound Transit before it derails
by Michael Godfried

Nightmare on Wheels
by Renee Kjartan
book review:
Suburban Nation: The Rise of Sprawl and the Decline of the American Dream

Silicon Valley Sweatshops
Immigrants become high-tech servants
by David Bacon

Reform Slate Sweeps Walla Walla Teamsters
Rank-and-file reformer Maria Martinez and the Members' Voice Slate has swept the local election in the 2,000 member Teamster Local 556, based in Walla Walla, Washington.

Trashing Public Interest
A huge garbage landfill is being built right on top of the drinking water supply for 700,000 Pierce County residents
by Art Perkins and Jennifer Moon

It's Time to Vote Green
opinion by Joel Hanson

Losing The War
Progressives are missing opportunities for unity with mainstream America
by RedCedar

Democracy Travelogue
by David Lee Drotar
"Liberal" Seattle Turns Blind Eye to Burma

One-Party Unions
Labor leaders won't support progressives like Nader until they themselves become more democratic
by Jamie Newman and Johnny Jackson, the Center for Democratic Unions


Reader Mail

So what is to be done about this sad reality?...


Phytoremediation: A Better Picker-Upper?
by Renee Kjartan

Media Beat

Homage to the Two-Party Media System
by Norman Solomon

Reel Underground

Heal This Movie
by Jon Reinsch

Nature Doc

Property, Police, and Public Health
Medical Opinion by John F. Ruhland, N.D.

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