Domestic Workers In Seattle Win Most Comprehensive Bill Of Rights In The US

By Sheila Bapat, Truthout.org -

On July 27, Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan signed into law the city’s domestic workers’ bill of rights. The ordinance, which passed the Seattle City Council unanimously on Monday, establishes [...]

Activists Calling For The Abolition Of ICE Blocking Seattle Streets Outside Of Homeland Security Building

Seattle, WA – Early yesterday morning, activists with Northwest Detention Center Resistance and Mijente locked down outside of 1000 2nd Avenue in downtown Seattle, Washington, calling attention [...]

Ethnic Studies In Seattle: A Look Inside The Classrooms Of Antiracist Educators

By Jesse Hagopian, Iamaneducator.com -

The Seattle Public Schools recently wrote the below article about the powerful pedagogy of local educators who are piloting a new Ethnic Studies program.  The Ethnic Studies initiative in the [...]

Seattle: Diverse Coalition Emerging Around Public Banking

By Staff, Publicbankinginstitute.org -

Activists as diverse as Black Lives Matter, local tribal members of the Standing Rock Coalition, 350.org, Democratic Socialists, and MLK County Labor council, as well as several experienced [...]

Seattle: Diverse Coalition Emerging Around Public Banking

By Sarah Brink, Publicbankinginstitute.org -

Activists as diverse as Black Lives Matter, local tribal members of the Standing Rock Coalition, 350.org, Democratic Socialists, and MLK County Labor council, as well as several experienced [...]

Seattle Municipal Bank–A Future For US All

By Matt Remle and Nikkita Oliver, southseattleemerald.com -

It was in early August 2016, as bulldozers desecrated grave sites and sacred lands along the Cannonball River on the Standing Rock Sioux reservation.  As private security unleashed attack dogs on [...]

Protesters Take Over Seattle City Hall To Fight Homeless Sweeps

By Kate Walters & Megan Farmrer, kuow.org -

By Kate Walters & Megan Farmrer for KUOW - As the council considers the 2018 city budget, amendments have been proposed to achieve both goals. But whether the provisions will receive enough [...]

Indigenous-Led Protest Shuts Down Banks In Seattle

By Sydney Brownstone, www.thestranger.com -

By Sydney Brownstone for The Stranger - At 11 o'clock this morning, four people chained themselves to a structure blocking an entrance of the Bank of America on 5th and Olive Street. Two of them [...]

Seattle Educators Ready For DeVos

By Staff, www.dianeravitch.net -

By Staff of Diane Ravitch - My name is Jesse Hagopian and I teach ethnic studies at Seattle’s Garfield High School. I hope you didn’t just stop reading this letter after you heard the subject I [...]

Seattle To Ban Plastic Straws, Utensils At Restaurants Next Year

By Lorraine Chow, www.ecowatch.com -

By Lorraine Chow for Eco Watch - Starting next year, Seattle restaurants will no longer provide plastic straws and plastic utensils to its patrons after a 2010 ordinance finally takes effect. "As [...]

Seattle Makes History – Passes ‘Tax The Rich’ Income Tax

By Andre Roberge, www.progressivearmy.com -

By Andre Roberge for Progressive Army - Even though this may seem like cut-and-dry common sense legislation, this ordinance still has an uphill battle ahead of itself. Former Washington State [...]

Seattle Proposes City Income Tax On The Rich

By Staff and Matt Lorch, www.q13fox.com -

By Staff and Matt Lorch for Q13 FOX News - SEATTLE -- Mayor Ed Murray and City Council members Kshama Sawant and Lisa Herbold on Monday proposed a new tax on high-income households. The proposal [...]

Seattle Sues Trump Administration Over Threat To ‘Sanctuary’ Cities

By Tom James, www.reuters.com -

By Tom James for Reuters - The city of Seattle sued U.S. President Donald Trump's administration on Wednesday over its executive order seeking to withhold federal funds from "sanctuary cities," [...]

May Day: Seattle Educators Moving Closer To Strike

By Calvin Priest, www.counterpunch.org -

By Calvin Priest for Counter Punch - On Monday, March 13, the Seattle Educators Association (SEA) took a big step toward May 1 strike action in voting by an overwhelming majority in favor of a [...]

Defunding Police—How Antiracist Organizers Got Seattle To Listen

By Melissa Hellmann, www.yesmagazine.org -

By Melissa Hellmann for Yes! Magazine - Seattle City Council members took their seats on Sept. 19 with the unhurried pace of business as usual. One of them called for public comments, but after a [...]