Living Wage Report

Report to the Labor Action Group at UVA:
WHAT I LEARNED AT THE ACORN LIVING-WAGE CONFERENCE
Nov. 10-12, 2000, in Baltimore

cc: V.O.P., ACORN, ULR, Greens

I have a huge pile of very useful handouts that I can photocopy. In the meantime I'll tell you the notes I took and the highlights. I'll be in C'ville Monday afternoon and can drop off a stack of photocopies if someone can pay a Kinko's bill or let me use a copier. Let me know Monday morning please.

Letter to Stanley Fish

To Stanley Fish
cc: Columbia Law Review

12 May 1999

Dear Mr. Fish,

A Student Newspaper

Cavalier Daily
Last week this paper printed two articles, six editorials, and four letters on the repercussions of an assault, as well as an ongoing count of days the assailants have remained on Grounds.

Left, Meet Right

I see the gap between the Right and Left in American politics as in many ways unbridgeable, requiring a leap from religion to secularism or vice versa. But I also see it as in many ways bridgeable, requiring only a willingness to recognize common goals.

My Socialist Proposals

1) No more corporate welfare or giveaways of any kind to corporations with more than 5,000 workers. Invest the money in aid to small businesses and small farms.

The case of Earl Washington: a four-part series

June 8: Overview
June 15: Chronology
June 22: The original trial
June 29: People involved looking back
By DAVID SWANSON Staff Writer

Earl Washington (short version)

In June of 1982, Rebecca Lynn Williams, 19 and white, was raped and murdered in Culpeper. Eleven months later, a 23-year-old black mentally retarded man from Bealeton, Va., Earl Washington Jr., was arrested for the crime. He was tried for capital murder in Culpeper Circuit Court, found guilty by a jury Jan. 20, 1984, and sentenced to death.

A Letter About Earl Washington

To the Editor:
The lead article in the Aug. 24, 2000, Culpeper Star Exponent about the case of Earl Washington Jr. was horribly written even by Star Exponent standards. In the first inch of it the dates of events are wrong and the number of children who were at home at the time of the crime is wrong. In the second column, Al Martin III writes that Earl Washington has been on death row up until the present moment. This is wrong and a serious mistake. Washington was moved from death row to life imprisonment by Governor - not Gilmore, not Allen, but -- Wilder. I know it's hard to keep up with the pace of events when you're paying reporters poverty wages and replacing them every few weeks, but come on. This at least merits a retraction.

Earl Washington is Pardoned!

Earl Washington Update (published at http://www.justicedenied.org)

By David Swanson, JD Staff Writer

Governor Jim Gilmore of Virginia pardoned Earl Washington Jr. of a 1982 murder on Oct. 2, 2000. But Washington has not been freed, as he is serving a sentence for an unrelated crime.

Earl Washington is Free!

24 February 2001 (published at http://www.justicedenied.org)
For the first time, someone has moved from Virginia's death row to exoneration, pardon, and freedom. The case of Earl Washington Jr. has generated a great deal of press and some limited legislative efforts to find other innocents in Virginia prisons and to prevent future false convictions. But action appears unlikely on three fronts: halting executions, seriously reforming the judicial system, and prosecuting the perpetrator of the crime for which Washington was falsely convicted.

World Beyond War

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Peace is the way.

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