You might be a socialist if… An interview with Kshama Sawant
by Sarah Stuteville
Update: Sawant lost the below-mentioned election for State Legislature, but she just won a seat on the Seattle City Council. To the best of our knowledge, everything else she said in this interview from last year is still true. Kshama Sawant is a pretty cool lady. She’s a socialist who won the opportunity to challenge […]
Oct 30, 2012
Is the fight for a $15 minimum wage a women’s issue?
by Reagan Jackson
I never considered the Fight for 15 to be a “woman’s issue.” Then just days before International Women’s Day and a full week before the National Fight for 15 day of action earlier this month, I found myself at Gethsemane Lutheran Church in the presence of a diverse group of women activists that made me think […]
Mar 29, 2014
Mayor’s plan not enough for May Day marchers
by Seth Halleran
Thousands of marchers wound their way through Seattle Thursday afternoon to advocate for worker and immigrant’s rights — and to protest Mayor Ed Murray’s brand new proposal for a $15/hour minimum wage phased-in over seven years. “Every year of a phase-in is yet another year a worker has to live in poverty!” Socialist City Council member Kshama […]
May 3, 2014
Passionate defense of Seattle hookah lounges at city council meeting
by Goorish Wibneh
Seattle hookah lounges shouldn't be the scapegoat for violence, according to diverse residents who packed a City Council meeting Monday.
Aug 11, 2015
On second Indigenous Peoples Day, more work to be done
by Chetanya Robinson
Last year Seattle made history by establishing Indigenous Peoples Day on the second Monday in October. Find out what's planned for year two.
Oct 11, 2015
Xenophobic words by Pamela Banks a low point in 3rd district race
by Theo Pauline Nestor
Comments from Pamela Banks seem to imply that her opponent, Kshama Sawant, doesn't understand the legacy of racial discrimination because she's an immigrant.
Oct 14, 2015
Which Seattle small businesses are in developers’ crosshairs?
by Melissa Crowe
Iconic Seattle small businesses are under pressure from soaring rents. We dug into county data and found some clues about what happens next.
Nov 2, 2015
Sawant: Seattle must stand up to wave of bigotry
by Kshama Sawant
Working people of all nationalities, of all religions, and of no religion, need to stand together in solidarity against hate crimes, terrorism and war.
Nov 20, 2015
“March for Bernie” crowds shirk demographics in support of socialism
by Sharayah Lane
The "March for Bernie" this weekend showed the appeal of Sanders' socialist policies across age, gender and race.
Mar 1, 2016
23rd Ave construction has immigrant-owned businesses on the brink
by Venice Buhain
Central District businesses suffering during 23rd Ave Construction are hungry for financial help promised by the city. But some say it's too little, too late.
Mar 11, 2016
Thanks to Bernie, socialism is no longer a dirty word
by Katie Anastas
The lasting legacy of the Sanders campaign may be a more positive perception of socialism among young American voters.
Jun 6, 2016
Burning from leaked emails, these Sanders supporters won’t back Hillary
by Agatha Pacheco
Some first-time voters in Seattle who were mobilized by the Sanders campaign are having a hard time shifting their support to Hillary.
Oct 20, 2016