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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 2/18

UW right-wing vandalizes monument to those who fought fascism in Spain (and many who died in the Holocaust) Fascists recognize how popular socialist policies are. It frightens them. Reactionaries at the University of Washington defaced a memorial to the Spanish Civil War, a  struggle where anarchists and communists bravely fought dictator Franco’s rise to power… 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 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 »

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 »