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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It's Gonna be Lit

New Mexico Hempfest

Presentations from industry leaders, as well as exhibitors and vendors showcasing products and services. Vendors are licensed producers, dispensaries, nutrient companies, medical clinics, health and wellness providers and more.
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Sun vs. Moon

Solar Eclipse Party

Storytime and crafts surrounding the solar eclipse.
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Goooood Morning, Albuquerque

North Valley Coalition Mayoral Forum

A mayoral forum to focus on both Valley issues and citywide issues. Moderated by Weekly Alibi news editor, August March.
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Elizabeth Leggett

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Back to the Future

Bubonicon 49

Over 50 authors, artists, filmmakers and more celebrate all genres under the theme of time travelling. Convention proceeds benefit UNMU's library and the Roadrunner Food Bank.
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All Too Short a Date

Westside Summerfest

Savor delicious food from food trucks, shop from local artisans and grab a drink from the microbrew garden. Legendary artist Chubby Checker performs live.
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