Pray-In Spotlights Amazon for Subcontractor’s Alleged Discriminationatory Policies

by Kelsey Hamlin

On Friday afternoon, Amazon employees gazing from the windows of the tech behemoth’s South Lake Union headquarters caught a glimpse of hundreds of devout Muslims, clergy, labor unionists and some of their fellow workers engaged in a mass prayer demonstration to support  some of the company’s subcontractors who see Amazon’s current policies as religiously discriminatory. Continue reading Pray-In Spotlights Amazon for Subcontractor’s Alleged Discriminationatory Policies

Opinion: Why Did Raucous Protests Breakout at the 37th Dem LD Meeting?

by Cliff Cawthon

If there was ever a time for radicals like myself to be present — even in the most uncomfortable and mainstream spaces — to fight Trump, now is the time. I went to the 37th Legislative District Democratic Party meeting with the perspective that I was there to get beyond petty party foolishness and deal with any bitter disagreements, even though  I know from experience that legislative districts have a reputation for that rancor. What’s a revolution without the occasional argument, right? Continue reading Opinion: Why Did Raucous Protests Breakout at the 37th Dem LD Meeting?

Op-Ed: The Need for Food Innovation in Rainier Beach

by David Sauvion

Historically, Rainier Beach has always been a place for health and wellness. Seattleites would ride the electric trolley for a day at the beach and take in the fresh air, maybe a dip in the lake and enjoy expansive waterfront views. Before long, the area was built up and a new wave of settlers found homes where the Duwamish had previously established their village. The “little Island” became Pritchard Island, and the forest trail through the valley that connected it to the salt water (Elliott Bay) was named Rainier Ave S. Continue reading Op-Ed: The Need for Food Innovation in Rainier Beach

Seattle Public Library Rules A Bane to the Homeless

by Nathalie Graham

An average of five people are kicked out of Seattle Public Libraries (SPL) each day.

About 2,033 patrons are banned from SPL’s 27 locations each year for violating their rules of conduct. This is devastating to the library’s most disenfranchised visitors: the homeless. Continue reading Seattle Public Library Rules A Bane to the Homeless

Northwest Tribes and Communities of Color Uniting to End Police Brutality

by Courtney Weaver 

What we need to get across in American culture is that nobody deserves to be shot. The astounding rate of police-involved shootings compared to other countries is mindblowing, 2015 saw more people shot and killed in the United States in a given month than most other industrialized countries over the last twenty years. Continue reading Northwest Tribes and Communities of Color Uniting to End Police Brutality

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