Dispatches

The latest on local issues, education on class struggle, chapter news, and actions.


Propose Bylaws Changes

Members have the opportunity to propose bylaws changes and resolutions to be voted on at our upcoming convention. The bylaws committee consisting of David Bernal and Chris Natale has been formed to facilitate proposals and shepherd them to a vote. Proposed bylaws changes will be due one month before the convention, on 12/27. Proposed resolutions… Read more »

The Hellhole – Week of 11/26

Rising tides won’t lift all boats California just contained its worst fire ever. As global climate refugees resettle in King County, the future shows that we’ll have the fires around us to deal with first, then the climate flood. It’s disgusting that countless lives will be lost on coasts and islands globally — especially with… Read more »

The Hellhole – Week of 11/19

Audio Version for Accessibility Above Seattle-Tacoma Leads Nation in Missing and Violence Against Native Womxn (CW) The Urban Indian Health Institute in a new report found that the Seattle-Tacoma metropolitan area comprises the highest number of missing and murdered indigenous womxn. Seattle leads the nation with 21% more murders and disappearances than the next worst… Read more »

The Hellhole – Week of 11/12

This week, we’re proud and upset at our Representative, Amazon is in the news for some reason, hate crime is up, cops get what they want, renters get a lawyer, and how do people afford to live here? Enter the Hellhole… Rep. Jayapal Gut Checks Co-Sponsors of Medicare for All Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D WA-7)… Read more »

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 »