From Socialist Worker: Amad Ross writes from Seattle with a proposal for students to consider for May 1. April 18, 2017 HERE IN Seattle, the favored topic of small talk has shifted from the clouds and rain to the president and his incompetence. Students at my high school have formed relationships […]

Make May Day a day of resistance

From Socialist Worker: April 10, 2017 On January 19, 2015, Seattle teacher and anti-racist activist Jesse Hagopian addressed a rally that preceded the city’s Martin Luther King Day march. Afterward, as he walked past a line of police who were blocking a street, officer Sandra Delafuente doused him with pepper […]

The resistance will not be branded The criticisms that socialists make about the organizing model of NGOs are connected to our understanding of socialism and how change is made, writes Leela Yellesetty. March 29, 2017 FOR MANY who are outraged and want to do something about the human suffering and environmental devastation wrought by capitalism, […]

Why the NGOs won’t lead the revolution

Trump's Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch at his Senate confirmation hearing (C-Span | Wikimedia Commons) There are plenty of reasons to oppose the confirmation of Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court, but it doesn’t look like Democrats will meet the occasion, writes Michelle Farber. March 28, 2017 IN THE aftermath of Judge Neil Gorsuch’s Senate confirmation hearings to be a Supreme Court justice, one […]

An enemy of choice revealed

On the march in defense of Daniel Ramirez Medina (Andrew Ryder) Andrew Ryder reports from Washington on protests in defense of a man protected by the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program who is sitting in detention. February 24, 2017 ACTIVISTS IN Seattle and Tacoma, Washington, are organizing to defend Daniel Ramirez Medina, a Dreamer detained at the Northwest Detention […]

Defending a Seattle Dreamer Fed up with the continual anti-choice onslaught, years of ever-increasing legal restrictions and now an emboldened right wing holding rallies at clinics across the country calling for Planned Parenthood to be defunded, pro-choice forces turned out to loudly oppose the anti-choicers and defend the clinics. contributor Leela Yellesetty, […]

An abortion rights emergency Clinic defender and former abortion provider Michelle Farber explains why Planned Parenthood’s call for pro-choice protesters to stay away is the wrong strategy. February 8, 2017 I PULL up to the sidewalk outside my local Planned Parenthood clinic, coffee in hand, and stare out the windows, a light drizzle […]

Our answer to anti-choice intimidation

A wounded protester is helped away from a demonstration against far-right speaker Milo Yiannopoulos Steven Pillen reports from Seattle on a protest at the University of Washington against right-winger Milo Yiannopoulos that led to the shooting of an anti-racist activist. January 26, 2017 THE POTENTIALLY deadly threat of the far right was thrown into sharp focus last week when an anti-racist protester was […]

The right lashes out in Seattle

For Immediate Release Contact: Senait Brown, EPIC, (815) 272-3537,[email protected] Knoll Lowney, Smith & Lowney PLLC, (206) 650-1055,[email protected] Growing #NoNewYouthJail Movement  to Demonstrate at Juvenile Facility in Appeal of Master Use Permit 70+ Organizations Sign On to Appeal Surprise Holiday Land Use Permit Approval By City Department of Construction and Inspection Seattle, WA […]

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Renee Davis (Facebook) Michelle Farber reports on the circumstances of another police killing in Washington. November 2, 2016 RENEE DAVIS, a 23-year-old Native American mother of three young children and five months pregnant, was reaching out for help. On Friday, October 21, she sent a text message to a friend saying she […]

She asked for help and wound up dead