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Thousands march in inclement weather to honor Dr. King's dream last week
Thousands march in inclement weather to honor Dr. King's dream last week
by Rajkhet Dirzhud-Rashid - SGN Staff Writer

Thousands braved the deluge of rain that befell Seattle last Monday for the annual Dr. Martin Luther King march and rally. Speakers addressed the crowd who filled the Garfield High School gymnasium and, later, joined 500 others who marched in the rain with signs proclaiming 'no money for oil', 'poverty, racism, Iraq, Katrina, war, no more' - the theme for this year's march - and signs protesting the Bush administration's attempts to recruit students to join the military on school campuses

Gathered together for the march were members of the Machinists Union, LELO, and the newly formed Katrina Relief Fund Coalition. The Socialist Worker's Party members, several youth groups and members of local church groups and peace groups were also on hand.

The march wound its way from Garfield, down Jefferson street, ending up at the Federal Building for a short rally. Those who decided to stay, were treated to a free feed, featuring Ezell's chicken dinners, as well as choices of Mexican dinners and Ethiopian dinners from local restaurants.

Denise 'Cookie' Bouldin, who challenged other candidates running for the Seattle City Council seat vacated by former Councilmember Jim Compton this year, was at the feed. Hopefully, by the time you read this, she will still be in the race, as the council was voting on Tuesday to narrow the race down to eight challengers. My money's on Ms. Bouldin, who supports Gay rights, the passage of the Gay rights bill, which is now before the legislature in Olympia, and low income housing, as well as free medicine for seniors.

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