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
Seattle’s Sawant Faces Corporate-Backed Recall Campaign
Socialist councilmember Kshama Sawant has been a thorn in the side of corporate interests in Seattle for more than six years. Now they are attempting to recall her on trumped up charges of misconduct.
James Dennis HoffOctober 4, 2020
The CHAZ Experiment: What Went Wrong and What Lies Ahead
Seattle mayor Jenny Durkan is sweeping up the “Summer of Love” --- police have retaken the East Precinct and socialist City Council member Kshama Sawant has been threatened with investigation and expulsion from City Council. A participant weighs in on what happened to CHOP and how can we use these lessons to better prepare new radical projects and organizations.
Jade ArquittJuly 9, 2020
The “Seattle Soviet”
With the revival of class struggle in the United States, where protesters in Seattle have taken over the streets and established a multi-block neighborhood Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone (CHAZ) free of police, it is quite useful and important to remember the “Seattle Soviet” of 1919, when the Seattle working class rocked the world.
Ramón MoralesJune 28, 2020
All Power to the Imagination: CHAZ/CHOP and Revolutionary Consciousness
Six blocks is a good start; let's take the world.
Luigi MorrisJune 20, 2020
Kshama Sawant and Socialist Alternative Have Turned Against Police Unions — Sort Of
Millions of working-class people are turning against police and their so-called "unions." Yesterday, the Martin Luther King County Labor Council voted to kick out cops. Seattle’s socialist city council member, who has an unfortunate history of supporting cops unions, has even come around — with limits.
Nathaniel FlakinJune 18, 2020
“Welcome to the Free Capitol Hill”: Seattle Protesters Establish Autonomous Zone
After days of harsh police repression, Black Lives Matter protesters have taken control of the area immediately surrounding Seattle’s Eastern Precinct and declared it an ‘autonomous zone’.
Olivia WoodJune 10, 2020