OPINION: Necromancers’ construction of present society

by Villainus

I want to talk about one understanding of sorcery to address our world’s situation. When I say sorcery, I mean it as early science, so as not to be confused with mysticism. For example, alchemy is not just turning lead to gold (though we are now very close to that), it also was involved with water purification — more chemistry than mysticism. Or pharmacia, which again was once considered sorcery but was just the science of medicines and herbs.

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THIS WEEK IN SOUTH SEATTLE — Backstreet Bazaar, Pride ASIA Fest, MixxedFit Monday’s with Randy Ford, and more!

by Emerald Staff

Thurs., May 23:

Africatown Plaza Community Design Meeting

“We want the community engaged in the process of building Africatown Plaza, our next living monument. Now it’s time to help us build on the celebration of our legacy that was represented in the Liberty Bank Building and at the Imagine Africatown Midtown activation, bringing that momentum to our permanent building. We’ll introduce our design team to the community, present the initial concepts from previous meetings, and most importantly gather your feedback, which will help determine the design direction for the building.”

Time: 5:30–8 p.m.
Where: Liberty Bank Building — 1405 24th Ave.
Cost: FREE

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OPINION: As New Seasons Eyes the CD, Former Workers “Speak Up” About the Company’s Broken Promises

by JP Taylor, Lauri Williams, Traycee Jeanmarie

New Seasons Market grocery chain doesn’t want you to know that it spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on union-busting consultants just to stop employees from speaking up. But it did.

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Tukwila Businesses Scatter as Justice Center Construction Begins

by Hannah Myrick

In a small office along Tukwila International Boulevard, Tawfik Maudah is preparing to move his business for the second time in less than a month.

Maudah’s car dealership, grocery stores, hair salons, and a travel company were among the 16 majority-East-African-owned businesses who scattered across Tukwila to make way for a new justice center as a part of Tukwila’s larger public safety plan. The businesses signed settlements with the city of Tukwila requiring them to relocate from their former community center on March 31.

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OPINION: The Socialist Alternative and the 37th District Democrats at endorsement meeting Monday

by Amy Hagopian

On Monday, May 20, the 37th District Democratic Party organization will hold its primary endorsement meeting to decide which candidates to back in the Seattle City Council races for the ballots due on August 6, 2019.

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SIFF Presents Documentary on Prison Basketball Team at Ark Lodge

by Jacob Uitti

The new documentary, Q Ball, is the story of a group of incarcerated men hoping to find redemption through basketball. It screens as part of the Seattle International Film Festival at the Ark Lodge in Columbia City on Friday, May 17 at 6:30 p.m. and at the SIFF Uptown theater in Queen Anne May 18 at noon and May 21 at 3:30 p.m.

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OPINION — Disarmament: The Racist, Classist Reality of Gun Control

by Villainus (formally bypolar)

Gun control is a popular subject in Seattle. A lot of privileged folks here pride themselves on having the “right” stance on gun control. They don’t realize that stance targets poor Black people in an attempt to boost this industrialized slave system known as the prison industrial complex with more human capital for consumption. Do you think gun control is really a left-wing position?

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