Starbucks Workers: Invest in Solidarity, Not Profits!
At the heart of the Starbucks corporation in Seattle, workers for the company protested work conditions and the retaliation which has become standard practice at stores with union campaigns.
Steve LeighSeptember 14, 2022
Seattle Educators Rally for a “Thriving Wage”
Teachers and librarians at Seattle Colleges in AFT local 1789 are fighting for a “Thriving Wage,” open negotiations, and a democratic and transparent union.
Steve LeighFebruary 11, 2022
Seattle: Tensions Rise Between Striking Carpenters and Union Leadership
Rank and file carpenters are picketing to win labor solidarity and shut down as many sites as possible. But the union leadership has taken a more conservative stance, only sanctioning pickets of some sites for limited hours.
Steve LeighSeptember 30, 2021
White Lives Matter Rallies Eclipsed by Counter Protesters
The right wing called these rallies across the country to try to rehabilitate itself. For the most part, the attempts totally flopped.
Steve LeighApril 15, 2021
Seattle Police Shut Down CHOP
The movement for justice for George Floyd has suffered a setback. On Wednesday morning, July 1, Seattle Police, Bellevue Police, and the FBI moved in to clear out the Capitol Hill Organized Protest (CHOP), the five to six-block area around the former East Precinct of the Seattle Police. At least 31 people were arrested during […]
Steve LeighJuly 2, 2020
Is Economic Struggle Enough?—A Critique of “Base Building”
There is a new tendency on the U.S. left. The Marxist Center calls for a strategy of "base building" in order to overcome capitalism. While this has a number of progressive elements, such as independence from the Democratic Party, this guest post by Steve Leigh of the Revolutionary Socialists of Seattle argues why "base building" marks a step back from Marxist strategy.
Steve LeighNovember 2, 2019
Socialists Need Organizations, Even if They’re Small
"From Little Things Big Things Grow": Mick Armstrong of the organization Socialist Alternative in Australia has written a book about strategies for building revolutionary organizations. A former member of the ISO reviews it and investigates the debates about the "micro-sect."
Steve LeighAugust 30, 2019