“Solidarity” is a word that gets a lot of attention these days, but what does it actually mean? This wisdom from several Seattle anarchists of color gives concrete examples of how to support our comrades. Continue reading 30 Ways to Act in Solidarity With Marginalized People
by Susan Fried
The Rainier Beach Community Center joined its next door neighbor South Lake High School last Saturday, May 20, in hosting events dedicated to the South End community’s education and entertainment. The community center held the second annual “Spring Into Summer Community Carnival”, while the high school played host to the annual Rainier Beach Town Hall.
Continue reading Town Hall, Carnival and Neighborhood Report Card Highlight Rainier Beach’s Weekend
by Sharon H. Chang
The house lights go down. Three young dancers in ripped white t-shirts and iridescent gold boots stride on stage. Beyoncé’s “Freedom” starts to play. The dancers move, gesture, stomp. More dancers join them and the dance gets fiercer, stronger, bolder. “I’m keep running,” sings out Beyoncé, “cause a winner don’t quit on themselves.” Then–gunshots ring out and all the dancers drop to the floor, dead. Continue reading “A Good Day for a Revolution”: Our review of Columbia City Youth Theatre’s The Defiance
by Marilyn Watkins
The greeting card sentiments glorifying motherhood that typically surround Mother’s Day are particularly galling this year. The torrent of executive orders and legislative actions coming from D.C. threaten the health and safety of women and families, sons and daughters everywhere. They particularly target anyone who is poor, sick, brown or black, or born in another country. Continue reading A Mother’s Day Wish List
by Marcus Harrison Green
Flanked by family as he stood in front of downtown’s towering Wells Fargo Center on Tuesday afternoon, State Senator Bob Hasegawa publicly announced his candidacy for mayor of Seattle.
The staunch labor advocate, periodically pausing during his remarks to acknowledge honking Metro union bus drivers, declared himself a champion of Seattle’s working class at the kickoff. Continue reading Mayoral Candidate Bob Hasegawa Says He Will Prove People Can Defeat Money in Politics
by Marcus Harrison Green
As the investigation continues into allegations Garfield High School possibly committed football recruiting violations, a close friend of the team’s beleaguered head coach is coming forward to speak up and offer additional details on the matter. Continue reading More Than Meets The Eye In Garfield High Football Investigation
by Will Sweger
Local artist, teacher, attorney and activist Nikkita Oliver has led a dynamic campaign in the short weeks since announcing her candidacy for Mayor of Seattle. She’s been endorsed by Larry Gossett, a King County Council Member, and Macklemore. A recent shake up even included the Seattle Times editorial board asking Mayor Ed Murry, embroiled in the midst of sexual-abuse allegations from decades ago, to step down over the threat of increasingly more progressive candidates. Continue reading Nikkita Oliver Wants to Set The Record Straight on Urbanism, Equitable Housing, and Seattle’s Future