Dispatches

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


The Hellhole – week of 2/12

Pictured: Workers install a $100,000 fence to keep our houseless neighbors from sleeping under the Ballard Bridge while a sign advertising the convenient luxury of Amazon Fresh towers overhead. (Credit: @BrittneyBush)   Is Seattle a city, or is it an experiment in municipal disaster capitalism? This week we let you decide with stories about fascists… Read more »

The Hellhole – week of 2/5

Pictured above: A ten-foot razor-lined fence that keeps people without shelter exposed to the elements Capitalism is a system that enriches the tiniest sliver of humanity by deepening the misery of everyone else through exploitation, bullying, and war – but that doesn’t mean the masses don’t fight back. This week we have an update on… Read more »

The Hellhole – week of 1/29

Pictured above, the Amazon spheres, an ode to office work, plants from a different climate, and a constant reminder of class divide Under capitalism workers are not people, they’re an expendable commodity that gets in the way of pure efficiency, but at least Jeff Bezos is giving a select few of them some subtropical plants… Read more »

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 »