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Why May Day Still Matters

  No rally or march will bring about a better world. By no means does that make them without merit. On the first of May, we will look out onto a world of comrades. International Workers’ Day is a day of commemoration, celebration, and above all, solidarity across all the barriers thrown up by capitalism.… Read more »

Hellhole – week of 4/16

Capitalism is a bludgeon, but hope is a titanium-infused rock with an Adamantium core. This week brings us stories of sweeps, backstabbing government agencies, widespread corporate greed, and regressive taxation. Enter the Hellhole: 4/20 for lyfe. Seattle Cops Not Even Bothering With Pretense Anymore Seattle residents experiencing homelessness were swept from Ravenna Woods on Tuesday,… Read more »

Seattle DSA Libertarian Socialist Caucus Endorses the Call for a Decentralized, Anti-Capitalist May Day

The Seattle DSA Libertarian Socialist Caucus has voted to endorse the call for a decentralized, anti-capitalist May Day. May Day, or International Workers’ Day, is the date chosen to commemorate the anarchists martyred during the Haymarket affair. In Seattle, anti-capitalist groups have demonstrated in downtown on May Day to disrupt the spectacle of everyday capitalism.… Read more »

Hellhole – week of 4/9

Capitalism is like an invasive species, we ignore its pernicious spread at our own risk. This week we have stories where living without shelter is made illegal, where the city stands up to our local invasive species, Amazon, and where we’re reminded that we live in an all-seeing and oppressive police state. Welcome to the… Read more »

Struggle in the Diamond

By John Smith The 2018 baseball season is underway following a strange offseason in which many quality veteran free-agent players lingered without contracts for months. In the end, top picks such as Jake Arrieta, Greg Holland and Mike Moustakas were signed for far less than they would have wanted, in a series of moves that… Read more »

Hellhole Week of 4/2

Like heavy metals in our streams and waterways, Capitalism permeates every facet of our modern existence – but the damage is reversible. This week, we stand against the new youth jail, take up the fight for public housing, talk planes, trains, unions, and automobiles, and take a break to gander at the corporate control of… Read more »

The Hellhole – Week of 3/26

It’s time to shake up this city – earthquakes not withstanding. This week, the struggle over Ft. Lawton continues, the landlords strike back, and it’s time to tax Amazon. Enter the Hellhole Hold the Fort You’ve heard it here before and you’ll hear it here again: Seattle needs affordable housing. Well, truly, Seattle needs public… Read more »

Report Back Dispatch: Re-Imagining Solidarity

Over nine hours this past Saturday, March 10, the “Re-imagining Solidarity” conference played out in a a lecture hall at the University of Washington. Hosted by the Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies, the event brought together a broad coalition of labor leaders, activists, politicians, authors, and organizers to speak such issues as the role… Read more »