Insight from local issues to challenging ideas in order to better understand class struggle.

Socialism and Public Banking: The Story of the Bank of North Dakota and the Nonpartisan League

By Seattle DSA Organizer Justin Hutchinson Some Seattleites have been interested in public banking lately, and with good reason. There’s a growing mass of citizens who don’t want Seattle or Washington pumping money into Wall Street extraction industries, and since the Great Crash of 2008 is still fresh in people’s imaginations, there has been widespread… Read more »

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 »