Investments Should Be ‘Determined By The Community’

By Gee and Ursula Show, My Northwest. -

Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan is pledging $100 million from the city’s general fund to invest in communities of color. But where is that money going to go? And who is going to advise the mayor’s [...]

Seattle Just Defunded Its Police — Sort Of

By Paul Blest, Vice. -

After a summer of explosive demonstrations that saw protesters take over several city blocks for weeks, the Seattle City Council approved a budget “revision” package on Monday that will cut $3 [...]

Judge Blocks Seattle’s Ban On Crowd Control Weapons

A federal judge late Friday halted the implementation of a Seattle ban on police use of tear gas, pepper spray and other so-called less lethal weapons used for crowd control. His decision gives [...]

Amazon Taxed! Lessons Of The Tax Amazon Victory In Seattle

By Logan Swan, Socialist Alternative. -

The Tax Amazon movement and Seattle’s working class won a historic victory on Monday, July 6. Following a three year struggle against the richest man in the world – Jeff Bezos – and his political [...]

How Protester Occupations Can Succeed

By Nick Licata, Medium. -

There are examples of where occupying a piece of land has resulted in success. It involves taking control of real property and that property is not critical to the needs of another community. It [...]

Seattle: Get Police Out Of Handling Homeless

By Joaqlin Estus, Indian Country Today. -

The National Coalition to End Urban Indigenous Homelessness wrote to the mayor of Seattle this week demanding the removal of the Seattle police department from a team handling homelessness. It [...]

Seattle Activists Share Their Vision For Black Trans Pride

By Manola Secaira, Crosscut. -

In recent years, trans issues have broken into the mainstream. It didn’t happen overnight; it’s been a long time coming. Trans activists have been at the center of the fight for LGBTQ [...]

Seattle Mayor Orders Police Clearing Of Capitol Hill Occupy Protest

Seattle, WA - The Seattle Police Department (SPD) moved into the "Capitol Hill Organized Protest" (CHOP) zone and returned to the department's East Precinct early Wednesday morning after [...]

Life And Times At The Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone

By Shane Burley, ROAR Magazine. -

Over the past few weeks we have witnessed one of the largest uprisings in recent US history. The police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota, brought millions of people in the US and [...]

Nightly Rally To Seattle’s West Precinct Takes Detour, Shuts Down I-5

By Chase Burns, The Stranger. -

Every night around 7 pm, demonstrators now march from the Capitol Hill Organized Protest to the Seattle Police Department's West Precinct. The downhill rally culminates with a handful of speakers [...]

Seattle: The Demands Of Collective Black Voices At The CHAZ

By Free Capitol Hill, Medium. -

In credit to the people who freed Capitol Hill, this list of demands is neither brief nor simplistic. This is no simple request to end police brutality. We demand that the City Council and the [...]

The Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone, Where Seattle Protesters Gather Without Police

By Evan Bush, Seattle Times. -

Welcome to the CHAZ, the newly named Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone, where most everything was free Tuesday. Free snacks at the No-Cop Co-op. Free gas masks from some guy’s sedan. Free speech at [...]

A Report From The Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone In Seattle

By It's Going Down. -

The other day, the police announced that they were gathering their things and leaving their precinct. What do you make of this?  This, to be very honest, is anyone’s guess. There are many [...]

Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone Forms Around Emptied East Precinct

By Jake Goldstein-Street and Alex Garland, CapitolHillSeattle.com. -

The first night in the so-called Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone that has formed in the wake of police giving up the week-long blockade of the East Precinct was rainy and peaceful and full of [...]

Elderly And Disabled People Win Victory Against Veolia

By Jim McMahan, Stopveoliaseattle.wordpress.com -

Disabled and elderly paratransit riders in Seattle have won a victory over the corporate criminal, Veolia corporation, which for years has delivered negligent service to the disabled riding [...]