housing


The Hellhole – Week of 7/8

Everett community & SnoCo DSA rally for supportive housing. This week, the Everett City Council held public hearing on whether or not to continue its moratorium on supportive housing. We reported on the godawful moratorium weeks ago and are proud to see that regular people, DSA or otherwise, showed up to support housing high schoolers… Read more »

The Hellhole – Week of 3/25

City Upzones The Seattle City Council up-zoned dozens of neighborhoods around mass transit hubs. Upzones provoke a lot of internal debate on the left because upzones, free of mitigating policy, often lead to gentrification. A new complex plopped on a block raises the market value. It is new and sleek while much of the city… Read more »

The Hellhole – Week of 2/11

Democrats, Republicans Giving Trump Billions Emergency or Not People are pretending that sarcastic claps at the State of the Union signal resistance to Trump’s agenda, but Democrats in Congress are folding on a tentative deal to keep the government open. The key to it is handing billions over for parts of the wall (euphemistically a… Read more »

The Hellhole – Week of 12/10

Seattle Releases Neighborhoods for All Report Single-family housing, in urban/suburban contexts, was always a racist, classist tactic by liberals like FDR and Truman who were scared of things like communists building housing for all in Russia or Mao giving landlords and feudal-patriarchy a full-nelson or even positive reforms under Red Vienna social housing mechanisms. The… Read more »

The Hellhole – Week of 11/12

This week, we’re proud and upset at our Representative, Amazon is in the news for some reason, hate crime is up, cops get what they want, renters get a lawyer, and how do people afford to live here? Enter the Hellhole… Rep. Jayapal Gut Checks Co-Sponsors of Medicare for All Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D WA-7)… Read more »

The Hellhole – Week of 10/15

In this week’s Hellhole: cash bail is bad, our regressive tax structure threatens workers, Mayor Durkan rewards bad deeds, and workers deserve better than McMansions in Laurelhurst! Enter the Hellhole… Why Does Seattle Still Have Cash Bail? In 2013, Seattle funded a study that found: “60 percent of inmates across the country are being held… 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 »