Dispatches

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


Medicare for All Weekend of Action

About a dozen Seattle Democratic Socialists of America members turned out Sunday, August 14, 2018 to talk to their South Seattle neighbors about healthcare. Afterwards, they headed to a panel discussion at a nearby library to hear about how and why the American healthcare system is so broken, and most importantly, how we can organize… Read more »

Hellhole – Week of 8/13

Capitalism, like the smoke enveloping our city, is a smothering blanket that restricts our ability to move, live, and thrive. This week, in a jam-packed 🍓 edition: we are anti-fascist, dairy workers fight back, teachers are ready to strike, worker exploitation abounds, City Club Seattle is a joke, we reflect on low wages and loss… Read more »

Hellhole – Week of 8/6

People talk about inequality like it’s some sort of market aberration. It’s not. It’s just worker exploitation. This week we have stories about REAL estates, them public employee scabs, so-called “right to work,” and banks – what are they good fer? Seattle, more luxury apartments than sense As Jeff Stein pointed out this week in… Read more »

Hellhole – Week of 7/30

Life is too short to be spent in toil for the sole purpose of making a billionaire richer. This week we have stories about Jenny Durkan’s Technology Justice League, the Showbox Showdown, another big gift for billionaires, and that guy Bill Gates. Enter the Hellhole … The Future According to Jenny Durkan (AKA Seattle Superprime… Read more »

Hellhole – Week of 7/23

Capitalism corrupts by its nature. When the only goal is gaining profit, there is no ethical constraint in doing so, and we’re all living with the repercussions of that avarice. Thankfully, the cure for corruption is fairness, and fairness is at the heart of this here Hellhole. This week we have stories about tax shakedowns,… Read more »

Hellhole Week of 7/16

Lonely, isolated, divided, and powerless – that’s how the capitalist class wants to keep us, realizing that our strength comes from being united in a community working toward mutual goals is the first step. We like to think of our little Hellhole as a community and this week we have an analysis of ICE and… Read more »

Hellhole: Week of 7/9

If Capitalism is a burglar, we need to be Kevin McCallister. This week we have an economic analysis of unions (good), a look into U.S. immigration policy (bad), and what’s the deal with the soda tax (?) – enter the Hellhole. Picture via futurism.com Unions, They Work Folks The economy is doing great, but as… Read more »

The Hellhole – Week of 6/25

It’s been an oppressive week, but thankfully there are lots of opportunities to fight back. This week we have stories of the scab SCOTUS, Microsoft workers taking action, an analysis of the Berniecrat, cops and landlords, plus local occupations and the movement to abolish ICE. There’s a lot to unpack in this week’s Hellhole. Janus: When… Read more »

Seattle DSA Members and Microsoft Workers Tell Company “Drop ICE”

  Less than two weeks after Microsoft employees posted an internal letter to their executives demanding that the company stop working with ICE and other agencies that violate human rights, workers, joined by Seattle Democratic Socialist of America (DSA) members, demonstrated outside of Microsoft headquarters and hung banners over the highway that read, “MICROSOFT WORKERS… Read more »

Hellhole – week of 6/18

Capitalism and fascism are two sides of the same system of oppression: one economic, one political, with the same end of enriching those at the top at our expense. And while that’s bad, is the Space Force any consolidation? This week we have stories of ICE, our Seattle political establishment’s “bravery,” an occupation, and Microsoft’s… Read more »