Dispatches

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


The Hellhole – Week of 10/1

Milk-toast isn’t enough to feed a hungry worker. Milquetoast reforms are similarly as inadequate to feed the spirits and needs of the proletariat. Given the resurgence of fascists and weak reforms that neither inspire a united working poor in Seattle nor meet their immediate material needs, it can feel discouraging. This is Seattle and it… Read more »

The Hellhole – Week of 9/24

Got cruelty? The capitalist class is trying to dish it out this week, be it through austerity budgets, union busting, or harassment at work, but workers are standing united — and not having it. #MeToo because there should never be another “you too?” ? This week, enter the Hellhole… An Editor’s Note on the Supreme… Read more »

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 »

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 »