Category Archives: Social Justice

“When We Unite and Fight, We Can Win”: An Interview with Beyond $15 Author Jonathan Rosenblum

by Cliff Cawthon

The Fight for Fifteen has become a common rally cry for economic justice these days but it has its roots in 2013 in the airport town of Seatac in South King County. One of that campaign’s directors, Jonathan Rosenblum has written a book about that disruptive moment in the U.S. labor movement’s relationship with capital, “Beyond $15:  Immigrant Workers, Faith Activists and the Revival of the Labor Movement.” Continue reading “When We Unite and Fight, We Can Win”: An Interview with Beyond $15 Author Jonathan Rosenblum

Womxn’s Rally Highlights Intersectionality, Sustained Resistance

by Sharayah Lane

Just days after the White House revealed its repeal and replacement plans for the Affordable Care Act thousands of women across the country participated in a mass act of civil disobedience in observance International Women’s Day. In Seattle, hundreds gathered downtown at Westlake Park despite a rainy Wednesday evening. Continue reading Womxn’s Rally Highlights Intersectionality, Sustained Resistance

Seattle University Moves Toward Fossil Fuel Divestment Despite President’s Lukewarm Response

by Nathalie Graham 

Over 462 universities have committed to or acted on fossil fuel divestment. With climate change and environmental injustices rearing their heads more and more each year, Seattle University’s Sustainable Student Action (SSA) is determined to get their school to divest. Continue reading Seattle University Moves Toward Fossil Fuel Divestment Despite President’s Lukewarm Response

Action Items For Those At a Loss, Part 3

by Kelsey Hamlin

A sea of fake information continues to spew out of the White House and extremist or alt-right websites, making it harder for people to find accurate information on urgent issues, like Islamophobia or anything to do with Muslims. Meanwhile, the Trump administration is formulating its second go-round on an Executive Order banning refugees from seven majority-Muslim countries, something many call a Muslim ban. Continue reading Action Items For Those At a Loss, Part 3

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