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, -

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, -

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 [...]

The Battle Of Seattle, 20 Years Later

By John Tarleton, -

Early on a cold gray morning 20 years ago this month, a modest procession of people left a church in downtown Seattle heading for the nearby convention center. There were about 80 people in the [...]

What Would A City-Level Green New Deal Look Like? Seattle’s About To Find Out

By Kristoffer Tigue, -

City leaders launched Seattle on the path to a Green New Deal this week, passing a resolution that starts laying out an ambitious plan for how the city can cut its greenhouse gas emissions in [...]

Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee Chapter Starts In Seattle In Wake Of National Prison Strike

By Seattle IWOC, -

This summer we witnessed a prisoner-led struggle for justice on a scale never seen before. Catalyzed by a massacre at Lee Correctional Institution in South Carolina that took the lives of at [...]

94% Of Indigenous Women In Seattle Have Experienced Sexual Violence. We Need To Tell Their Stories.

By Andrew Schwartz, -

Abigail Echo-Hawk came across an unpublished study in 2016, shortly after becoming director of the Urban Indian Health Institute (UIHI). It showed that, of American Indian and Alaska Native women [...]

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

By Sheila Bapat, -

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, -

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 [...]