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coverage went some- thing like this: “If the government doesn’t withdraw this Act—the Med- ical Care Insurance Act—there will be blood running in the streets—and God help us if it doesn’t.” Now this is pretty strong stuff from a clergy- man at a public meeting in tense times. And I think it was too strong for many of the opponents of the Act. And I think it affected the turnout at the KOD rally. I felt we should have sent Father Murray a Friends of Medicare Medal. You know the rest. Rural doctors began to trickle back to their offices and serving patients. The community

strokes. It can happen without you being aware.” When The Nieces spotted us retreating from Moira’s coffin they swept up effusively, hands extended. “Isn’t Stan with you?” they asked, looking around for my father in a half-alarmed way, as if they were ex- pecting bad news to pop out at them from nowhere. “Oh, he’s here,” my mother said, nodding toward a clutch of people near the door. “I must say this is quite a turnout. When you get to be my age you wonder who’ll be left to come to your funeral.” “You were such good neighbours to Moira and Bill,” one of The

board membership. They then called an urgent meeting of the MSA on the subject of this single proposed recruitment. The turnout was surprisingly healthy for an MSA meeting, and during this meeting it came to light that Mr X had reportedly been trying to make changes in a number of other areas as well in the re- structuring of the hospital. The MSA immediately hired legal counsel and voted to support a levy of $1,000 per active staff and $500 per courtesy staff, amassing a legal war chest of $500,000 in about thirty days. The MSA was wise in retaining Ms Z, a

turnout. We have our turkey and the ham, taters / I call them taters but its potatoes. Woman 4: … now over the summer, we’ve had two meetings in each month … they have a concert in the park and we’ve been going down there. We have pot lucks, we go mini-golfing, we bowl, we have a movie once a month … we try for a walk / we try to / we try to do a lot of differ- ent [activities]. The dependability and trustworthiness of these peer care providers created places of affiliation for other women, either face to face or via regular telephone contact.The relationship was

concept of that role does not include looking or acting as they understand men to look or act' [19] . This statement holds for the majority of lesbians in other literature reviewed as well, except for lesbians in prisons. Of the estimated 75 per cent of women who engage in homosexual activities in prison, most are heterosexuals who return to their heterosexual relationships on release. Becoming a 'jail house turnout,' as they are called, is a way of adjusting to a stressful situation and meet- ing not sexual needs primarily but emotional ones - comfort , support

December 2007. Our poster book was launched on De- cember 4th, 2007. Dale, Jamal, Mark, Mary, Suzan, Michele, and I did a reading. George didn’t want to read, so Michele’s daughter Jennifer took his part. Dr Bar- bara Schneider and Colin McDonald were there to celebrate the launch too. It was inspiring as the turnout was huge and most of us had family members there for support. We had many comments about how well we all read and how important the poster book was. There was a wine and cheese buffet after the reading and the press was there also. It was the fi rst

growing democratic deficit (Dickinson, 2002). On one hand, this is reflected in declining membership in traditional political parties A Sociological Perspective—55 and reduced voter turnouts. On the other, it is manifested as calls for direct democracy and increasing political activism in the form of oppo- sitional movements operating outside the organizational and proce- dural framework of representative democracy. A major cause of these interconnected developments is a growing distrust of the motives and actions of political, scientific, and professional elites. The