Alibi V.17 No.25 • June 19-25, 2008 
New Mexico Youth Organized poses in front of the “Bus for Change” after a Saturday trash pick-up in Alamosa Park.

News Feature

Dying Blue Collars Green

Youth and city councilors ally for green jobs training

It started with a survey asking several hundred of Albuquerque’s youth a straight question: “What concerns you?” Most common answer: the environment. Their answer has since spawned an alliance between a group of young people and four city councilors, pushing to pass legislation addressing their concern.

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Neverending Stories

No-Go for 2000 Gold Condos

University area project deemed "too intense" for the neighborhood

The City Council unanimously told a condo developer that it likes the idea of a project at the 2000 Gold parking lot—just not this project.

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Answer Me This

Cruising for trouble. What's APS up to? Los Alamos gets a new toy. And what exotic animal found its way to Santa Fe?

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David Barsamian speaks at the Albuquerque Center for Peace and Justice on Friday, June 13.
Simon McCormack

Talking Points

Weapons of Mass Distraction

“Alternative Radio” host David Barsamian says millions are tuning out mainstream media

The United States is a threat to Iran, rather than the other way around, says journalist David Barsamian. For 30 years, Armenian author Barsamian has provided a platform for progressive voices.

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The Real Side

The Udall Economy

Restricting energy supplies means higher prices

Tom Udall’s Senate campaign is running a television ad blaming high gasoline, food and health care costs on “the George W. Bush economy.” We see a disgusted driver, followed by a fed-up mother and, lastly, a despairing patient. Then we see Tom Udall. He looks into the camera and says, “We have to get serious about alternative energy. That will lower gas and food prices.”

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Eric J. Garcia

Odds & Ends

DATELINE: DENMARK—A note to impassioned animal activists: Eating household pets may not be the best way to further your cause. A group of journalism students in Arhus had their Facebook accounts closed after they uploaded 30 pictures of themselves cooking and eating a cat (their group profile also included a recipe for a dish called "litter box"). The cat was feral and had been shot by a farmer attempting to slim the number of felines on his property; it was then prepared by a professional chef before the group sat down to dinner. The purpose of the experiment was to draw attention to the abuse of food animals. "We wanted people to think about what it was they were putting in their mouths," said group member Laura Bøge Mortensen, according to the Copenhagen Post. "It's hypocritical for us to spend thousands of kroner on our pets, yet buy the cheapest pork from Netto that comes from pigs that have lived a horrid life. And just why is it that it's worse to eat a cat than a pig?" Still, the meal wasn't without squeamishness. "We had to count to three before we sat down to eat, and I wouldn't really say that we stuffed our face," Mortensen said. "Everyone did take a bite though."

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Christie Chisholm

Letters

Alibi staffers disguised as Queen’s Freddie Mercury danced their way up Central in a heavenly float last Saturday, June 14, for the Gay Pride Parade. We are all the champions.

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Quit Your WINEing!

Albuquerque Wine Festival

Enjoy the award-winning musicians, dine on delicious local cuisine, enjoy free painting classes and shop from over 50 local artisans.
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Sex Ed, But Not Terrible

Sex Ed Game Show and Carnival

A game show with consented audience participation on everyone's favorite subject as well as prizes, a spanking booth and more.
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Art Created by Valerie Serna

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Gettin' the Wrigglies

Vermicomposting: Worm Farms for Fun and Profit

Jeremy Bridge addresses everything needed to know about compost worms, from how to select and establish a bin, to harvesting compost and troubleshooting common problems.
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Ready to Cross the Fine Line

8th Annual ABQ Blues and Brews

The kickoff celebration for ABQ Beer Week boasts over 80 breweries, unlimited sampling and five fantastic blues bands.
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Butterfly Education and Awareness Day

Learn how to bring these winged beauties to the yard and help bring back the Monarchs in greater numbers.
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Corrales Garden Tour

A self-guided tour of six private gardens newly landscaped, rejuvenated and mature gardens from the Bosque to the sandhills.
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Edible and Medicinal Plant Hike

An instructional hike led by Dara Saville of Albuquerque Herbalism. Registration required.
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Pint Size Polkas

Mike Schneider brings the happiest music on earth together with magic and comedy, promising tons of fun for the whole family.
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Scribbling Machine

Make a motorized contraption that bounces, spins, bumps and moves to leave a mark to trace its path. For ages 13 to 17. Registration required.
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