Tag Archives: Kshama Sawant

Is Socialist Win in Seattle an Anomoly or Harbinger?

by Jonathan Rosenblum

When Vanessa Patricelli first heard Kshama Sawant speak, she thought the socialist was nuts.

It was November 2013. Sawant had just been elected to the Seattle City Council as a member of the Socialist Alternative party. And Boeing was threatening to cut thousands of jobs if its machinists didn’t give up their pensions and Washington State didn’t hand the company $8.7 billion in tax breaks. Continue reading Is Socialist Win in Seattle an Anomoly or Harbinger?

Rent Control and Its Discontents: Dissecting the Rent Control Debate

By Anne Althauser

I came home from work last Monday night to find my apartment broken into and all my electronics stolen. While the first thoughts flooding into my mind were of the irreplaceable items I had on my laptop, which I will likely never get back, my next thought was that I could not possibly afford to move. In the midst of this moment of violation that notion soon monopolized my thoughts. Continue reading Rent Control and Its Discontents: Dissecting the Rent Control Debate

Brett Hamil on the Seattle District 3 Race: Telephone vs. Megaphone

In this latest video from Seattle comedian Brett Hamil, we take a closer look at how the Seattle City Council District 3 race is starting to take shape:

The city council race for Capitol Hill and the Central District is heating up! We look at Kshama Sawant’s “grandstanding,” Mayor Murray’s “wily” political maneuvering and Pamela Banks’s speed-dial approach to problem solving.

Continue reading Brett Hamil on the Seattle District 3 Race: Telephone vs. Megaphone

This Weekend In South Seattle: Arts Gumbo, Summer’s Last Day In the Park, and Sawant’s Housing Town Hall

Events this weekend in the South Seattle area

Weekend

Friday, September 12th

Movies: Opening of Calvery showtimes at 12:45pm, 4:15pm, 7:15pm, and 9:30pm @ Arklodge Cinemas. Also: Opening of Trip to Italy showtimes at 1:30pm, 4:00pm, 7:00pm, 9:45pm.  More Info: http://www.arklodgecinemas.com

Community: VFW Meat Raffle from 4 to 7pm @ Skyway VFW Hall 7421 S. 126th St Seattle, WA 98178. More Info: email persimmon1859@gmail.com

Music:  Sundae + Mr. Goessl’s CD Release Extravaganza begins at 8:00pm@ The Royal Room 5000 Rainier Avenue South Seattle 98118.  Cost: Free. More Info: http://www.theroyalroomseattle.com.

 

Saturday, September 13th

Community: Jefferson Park Jubilee from noon to 10:00pm @ Jefferson Park. More Info: http://www.jeffersonparkjubilee.com/

Culture: Arts Gumbo: Mako and Munjuru from 6:00 – 9:00pm @ The Rainier Valley Cultural Center 3515 South Alaska St. Seattle, WA 98118  More Info: http://www.rainiervalleyculturalcenter.org/events/mako-and-munjuru/

Music:  African Music Nights begins at 9:00pm@ The Royal Room 5000 Rainier Avenue South Seattle 98118.  Cost: Free. More Info: http://www.theroyalroomseattle.com.

Community: Detective Cookie’s Urban Chess Club with Pro Chess Instructor H.R.Pitre. From 12:00pm – 2:00pm @ Rainier Beach Community Center: 8825 Rainier Ave South Seattle. Ages 7 and Older. More Info: 206-650-3621 (Detective Cookie)


 

Sunday, September 14th

Community: 43rd Annual Day In The Park: Summer of Love presented by the Mt. Baker Community Club from 10:00am – 3:00pm @Mt.Baker Park.  More Info: ebruce@mountbaker.org

Civics: Affordable Housing Town Hall featuring City Council member Kshama Sawant at 5:00pm @ The New Holly Gathering Hall: 3815 S Othello Street, Seattle, WA 98118  More Info: adam.ziemkowski@seattle.gov

Music: Columbia City Beatwalk: Electric Circus begins at 7:30pm @ The Royal Room 5000 Rainier Avenue South Seattle 98118.  Cost: Free. More Info: http://www.theroyalroomseattle.com

 

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