The Hellhole – Week of 11/5

Mayor Durkan’s One Weird Budget Trick: You’ll Hate It! The Seattle Mayor’s office has announced over $90 million in funding around homelessness next year. Notice the “around” and not “for” our unhoused neighbors. Early into her administration, Durkan promised to give a small cut of publicly-owned land in South Lake Union to Vulcan and handouts… Read more »

The Hellhole – Week of 10/29

The spectre of socialism is haunting Seattle. Capitalism is a wraith sucking our city dry. Spectre > wraith. This week we have a story about the U.N., immigration, a potential city tax change, billionaire’s buckaroos, a shady D6 candidate, and the Google walkout. Enter the Hellhole ….  Peasants Rights Declaration Passes! The United Nations General… Read more »

Seattle DSA Condemns Antisemitism

The members of Seattle DSA are horrified and enraged by Saturday’s terrorist attack on the Jewish community of Pittsburgh during Shabbat morning services and we mourn the loss of eleven lives at the Tree of Life synagogue. Seattle DSA condemns all forms of antisemitism and racism and we stand in solidarity with the Jewish community… Read more »

The Hellhole – Week of 10/22

Photo: Adrian S. Capitalism is a blender that takes people, communities, and the planet for a ride – what comes after is a slurry of profit to be consumed by roughly 400 people. We’ve got more than strained metaphors this week folks, Trump is going after more of our comrades, the fight for Bakaro rolls… Read more »

The Hellhole – Week of 10/15

In this week’s Hellhole: cash bail is bad, our regressive tax structure threatens workers, Mayor Durkan rewards bad deeds, and workers deserve better than McMansions in Laurelhurst! Enter the Hellhole… Why Does Seattle Still Have Cash Bail? In 2013, Seattle funded a study that found: “60 percent of inmates across the country are being held… Read more »

The Hellhole – Week of 10/8

There exists a fourth dimension beyond which is known to third-way capitalists. This dimension extends as vast as space and as timeless as L’Internationale. It serves to hold the line between the pit of exploitation and upholding the worker’s exaltation. This is the Hellhole… Families are torn apart by the capitalist government As if the… Read more »

The Hellhole – Week of 10/1

Milk-toast isn’t enough to feed a hungry worker. Milquetoast reforms are similarly as inadequate to feed the spirits and needs of the proletariat. Given the resurgence of fascists and weak reforms that neither inspire a united working poor in Seattle nor meet their immediate material needs, it can feel discouraging. This is Seattle and it… Read more »

The Hellhole – Week of 9/24

Got cruelty? The capitalist class is trying to dish it out this week, be it through austerity budgets, union busting, or harassment at work, but workers are standing united — and not having it. #MeToo because there should never be another “you too?” 🙁 This week, enter the Hellhole… An Editor’s Note on the Supreme… Read more »

Hellhole – Week of 9/17

People are hungry. Capitalism produces cycles of overproduction, culling, and waste while workers struggle to get food on the table. Efficient. Some workers are striking through their hunger. Some politicians are hungry for power. We enter the belly of the beast in this week’s Hellhole… A Month of Hunger at NWDC. Three of 27 remain on hunger… Read more »

The Hellhole – Week of 9/10

Capitalism barrels forward, leaving refuse in its wake (literally), creating cycles of tremendous overproduction, destruction, and artificial scarcity to satisfy the investments of the top 1%, the capitalist class – but as long as they whitewash their deeds with charitable profitable giving who’s to say what’s bad right? This week we have stories of military… Read more »