Hellhole


Hellhole – Week of 9/17

People are hungry. Capitalism produces cycles of overproduction, culling, and waste while workers struggle to get food on the table. Efficient. Some workers are striking through their hunger. Some politicians are hungry for power. We enter the belly of the beast in this week’s Hellhole… A Month of Hunger at NWDC. Three of 27 remain on hunger… Read more »

The Hellhole – Week of 9/10

Capitalism barrels forward, leaving refuse in its wake (literally), creating cycles of tremendous overproduction, destruction, and artificial scarcity to satisfy the investments of the top 1%, the capitalist class – but as long as they whitewash their deeds with charitable profitable giving who’s to say what’s bad right? This week we have stories of military… Read more »

The Hellhole – Week of Sept 3

Capitalism’s like being entangled by a giant snake, at first it’s uncomfortable, then it’s painful, and if you don’t defeat the beast, by the end you’re twisted, asphyxiated, and swallowed whole. But what an issue do we have this week! School’s out (for a good cause), farmworkers demand better conditions, the perfectly coiffed, coward County… Read more »

The Hellhole – Week of Aug 27

There’s a reason we’re the Hellhole. This week we have stories of finance gleefully helping fascism, teachers on strike, robot Amazon warehouse accounts proclaiming the praises of dear “heavenly father” Jeff Bezos, and an interview around immigration with a US citizen facing ICE scrutiny for merely existing while Latinx and renewing a passport. Enter the… Read more »

The Hellhole – Week of Aug 20

Capitalism is killing us, and there’s no better reminder than the toxic air assault we suffer daily in our faire Hellhole. This week we have stories of strikes, a discussion on COPS, tech titan tax avoidance, and the shady dealing of the Mayor. Enter the Hellhole … Labor Came in Like a Wrecking Ball Crane… 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 »