jenny durkan

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 »

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 3/12

Capital – why did they make a fancy word for what should just be called money? (Are you curious about this, too? Join us to read Vol. I of Karl Marx’s Capital in April). This week we have stories about the fash and the class – welcome to the Hellhole. 2 Fash 2 Furious The… Read more »

The Hellhole – week of 2/26

Capitalism is an infection that seeks to atomize and destroy us piece by piece, thankfully, solidarity is the cure. This week we have stories about the predictable impact of the soda tax, the biggest corporate attack on unions in a generation, a wildcat strike in West Virginia, the Mayor’s housing agenda, and whiny landlords. Enter… Read more »

The Hellhole – week of 2/19

This week, we’ve got more proof that capitalism needs to be overthrown. The mayor talks austerity, students win free ORCA cards, Trump’s Department of Labor comes for workers’ tips, and we notice that the city is always getting sued. Enter the Hellhole… State of the City Tuesday was Mayor Durkan’s first state of the city… Read more »

The Hellhole – week of 1/22

About the image: Human beings harvest your food. Image by Seattle DSA graphic design team. Under capitalism, the rich get richer, the poor get poorer, and the rich send the cops to keep the poor in their place. This week, we have stories about how, despite vast and clearly-visible inequality, the landlords and CEOs like… Read more »

The Hellhole – week of 1/15

About the image: What’s the use of a bridge (to housing) if it doesn’t go anywhere? Happy Friday, everyone! Well, not everyone; everyone with a few notable exceptions. Some of those people are the subjects of our stories below: the mayor planning to sell our city block-by-block until there’s no Seattle left to govern, and… Read more »