Experiences from marches, rallies, and other actions that DSA members have participated in.

Seattle sweeps away its vets: Getting to know the unhoused residents of Beacon Hill

Featured image by Jennifer Spriggs/Seattle DSA design team. By Chuck McKeever and David Editor’s note: Content warning for assault and mention of suicide. On Thursday evening, an orange notice was placed on the windshield of one of the lived-in RVs occupying the parking lot adjacent to the Beacon Hill Veterans Affairs office. The notice, written… Read more »

Sweeping People Away: How Seattle’s homeless sweeps do more harm than good

Featured image by Jennifer Spriggs/Seattle DSA design team. By John Smith and Chuck McKeever, with editing by Seattle DSA Communications team In the empty spaces beside the low-traffic surface road under the Alaskan Way Viaduct, a few small groups of tents were home for people who had nowhere else to go.  Despite the loud traffic… Read more »

Seattle DSA & Washington Trails Association – Digging Duff Together!

  By Chuck McKeever On Sunday, July 23, members of the Seattle Democratic Socialists of America carried out a service project at Mount Baker’s Heliotrope Ridge trail. The DSA volunteers joined a larger work party from the Washington Trails Association to do some badly-needed rehabbing of one of the most popular hiking trails in the… Read more »

Seattle DSA & the Low Income Housing Institute – Real Work that Needs Doing

From Seattle DSA Community Service Vice Chair Christine McMullin – On June 3rd, the Seattle DSA Community Service Committee had our first official service outing. We created the Community Service Committee in order to provide an outlet for those who want to volunteer and serve in the Seattle community acting in accordance with our mission at… Read more »

Building a center of resistance at the Seattle Socialism Conference

Featured image: Jon Grant, who is running for Seattle City Council Position 8, speaks to around 600 people in the University of Washington’s Kane Hall for the Seattle Socialism Conference, Sunday, April 2, 2017. Photo by Joanna Magner/Seattle DSA By Ty and Cora Alexander Socialism is experiencing a massive resurgence in America in the face of the Trump administration,… Read more »

Dignity Shouldn’t Be A Luxury. Period.

art by our own Eva Giselle!   We’re excited to announce that Seattle DSA has partnered with local women’s shelter & resource center Mary’s Place to host a feminine hygiene product drive! We launch this month-long drive on International Women’s Day in solidarity with women in need. You may bring new, unopened items to any… Read more »

YDSer a First Responder Amdist J20 Chaos at UW

Reporting by Tom Livingston For many people, hearing the word “protest” conjures lurid images: noise, confusion, running, police batons, hands crushed on pavement and chain-link fences. We’re trained in the United States to think of the police as the protester’s natural adversary. Actions in the past have revolved around protester’s reactions to enforcement personnel and… Read more »