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 [...]

The Battle Of Seattle, 20 Years Later

By John Tarleton, Indypendent.org -

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, Insideclimatenews.org -

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, Itsgoingdown.org -

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, Inthesetimes.com -

Abigail Echo-Hawk came across an unpublished study in 2016, shortly after becoming director of the Urban Indian Health Institute (UIHI).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, 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 [...]