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 [...]

Seattle Divested Billions From Wells Fargo Over DAPL

By J. Gabriel WareJames Trimarco, www.yesmagazine.org -

By J. Gabriel WareJames Trimarco for Yes! Magazine - The movement to stop the controversial Dakota Access pipeline through financial activism took an important step forward today, as the Seattle [...]

Seattle City Council Committee Votes To Divest From Pro-DAPL Bank

By Emma Niles, www.truthdig.com -

By Emma Niles for Truth Dig - Council Bill 118883 was proposed by Kshama Sawant, the only socialist member currently sitting on Seattle’s City Council. “If Seattle divests from Wells Fargo, it [...]

Fellow Worker And GDC Member Shot At Anti-Fascist Protest In Seattle

By Staff, www.twincitiesgdc.org -

By Staff of Twin Cities GDC - On the evening of Friday, January 20th, a comrade of ours was shot in the stomach in the most public place on the University of Washington’s campus in Seattle – a [...]

Seattle Urged To Drop Wells Fargo Over DAPL

By Amanda Froelich, www.trueactivist.com -

By Amanda Froelich for True Activist - A few weeks ago, actress and activist Susan Sarandon made headlines when she asked supporters of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe – who are protesting the [...]

She Asked For Help And Wound Up Dead

By Michelle Farber, www.socialistworker.org -

By Michelle Farber for Socialist Worker - RENEE DAVIS, a 23-year-old Native American mother of three young children and five months pregnant, was reaching out for help. On Friday, October 21, she [...]

Seattle Teachers Wore Black Lives Matter Shirts To School

By Sarah Harvard, www.mic.com -

By Sarah Harvard for Identities Mic - On Wednesday, 2,000 teachers in Seattle — alongside parents and students — wore Black Lives Matter shirts to protest against police brutality and promote [...]