The Hellhole – week of 1/22

About the image: Human beings harvest your food. Image by Seattle DSA graphic design team. Under capitalism, the rich get richer, the poor get poorer, and the rich send the cops to keep the poor in their place. This week, we have stories about how, despite vast and clearly-visible inequality, the landlords and CEOs like… Read more »

The Hellhole – week of 1/15

About the image: What’s the use of a bridge (to housing) if it doesn’t go anywhere? Happy Friday, everyone! Well, not everyone; everyone with a few notable exceptions. Some of those people are the subjects of our stories below: the mayor planning to sell our city block-by-block until there’s no Seattle left to govern, and… Read more »

The Hellhole – week of 1/8

About the photo: Is change coming to Seattle? Are people actually on board with building affordable housing? Or are they just staying home and sending nasty emails? Only time will tell. (Photo from the City of Seattle) This week’s events felt like two steps forward but three steps back. On one hand, the response at… Read more »

The Hellhole – week of 12/18

About the photo: hostile architecture underlines a city’s hostility. Thanks to Jeff Few and the Stranger for the photo. The National Weather Service put out a weather warning for the Seattle area; we might have some snow this holiday season. While their website proclaims “Primary Impact will be slippery roads”, anyone who’s walked through downtown… Read more »

The Hellhole – week of 12/7

About the header photo: Fox News’ Kennedy called Seattle a “socialist hellhole” in a July 12 broadcast. We wish! Temperatures dipped below freezing in Seattle this week, and emergency shelters are open to try and help Seattle’s houseless maintain homeostasis overnight. If you thought this would be the worst possible time to cut funding for… Read more »