Hellhole – week of 4/16

Capitalism is a bludgeon, but hope is a titanium-infused rock with an Adamantium core. This week brings us stories of sweeps, backstabbing government agencies, widespread corporate greed, and regressive taxation. Enter the Hellhole: 4/20 for lyfe. Seattle Cops Not Even Bothering With Pretense Anymore Seattle residents experiencing homelessness were swept from Ravenna Woods on Tuesday,… Read more »

Seattle DSA Libertarian Socialist Caucus Endorses the Call for a Decentralized, Anti-Capitalist May Day

The Seattle DSA Libertarian Socialist Caucus has voted to endorse the call for a decentralized, anti-capitalist May Day. May Day, or International Workers’ Day, is the date chosen to commemorate the anarchists martyred during the Haymarket affair. In Seattle, anti-capitalist groups have demonstrated in downtown on May Day to disrupt the spectacle of everyday capitalism.… Read more »

Hellhole – week of 4/9

Capitalism is like an invasive species, we ignore its pernicious spread at our own risk. This week we have stories where living without shelter is made illegal, where the city stands up to our local invasive species, Amazon, and where we’re reminded that we live in an all-seeing and oppressive police state. Welcome to the… Read more »

Struggle in the Diamond

By John Smith The 2018 baseball season is underway following a strange offseason in which many quality veteran free-agent players lingered without contracts for months. In the end, top picks such as Jake Arrieta, Greg Holland and Mike Moustakas were signed for far less than they would have wanted, in a series of moves that… Read more »

Hellhole Week of 4/2

Like heavy metals in our streams and waterways, Capitalism permeates every facet of our modern existence – but the damage is reversible. This week, we stand against the new youth jail, take up the fight for public housing, talk planes, trains, unions, and automobiles, and take a break to gander at the corporate control of… Read more »

The Hellhole – Week of 3/26

It’s time to shake up this city – earthquakes not withstanding. This week, the struggle over Ft. Lawton continues, the landlords strike back, and it’s time to tax Amazon. Enter the Hellhole Hold the Fort You’ve heard it here before and you’ll hear it here again: Seattle needs affordable housing. Well, truly, Seattle needs public… Read more »

The Hellhole – Week of 3/19

Spring has sprung (supposedly), and our discontent blooms as bright as the cherry blossoms. This week we have stories about demonstrations for workers’ rights, a brief reprieve in the war on renters, some thoroughly unsurprising healthcare news, and more – welcome to the Hellhole. Domestic Workers Are Workers In order to exploit workers outside of the… Read more »

Dispatch: Socialism and Empire

We don’t need to confront imperialism to improve the lives of many working-class U.S. citizens. A somewhat fairer distribution of wealth within the United States is compatible with our ongoing global domination. We can win rent control, a higher minimum wage, and Medicare for All at home without defeating U.S. empire abroad. Free higher education,… Read more »

The Hellhole – Week of 3/12

Capital – why did they make a fancy word for what should just be called money? (Are you curious about this, too? Join us to read Vol. I of Karl Marx’s Capital in April). This week we have stories about the fash and the class – welcome to the Hellhole. 2 Fash 2 Furious The… Read more »