Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton at the Democratic presidential candidates' debate in Milwaukee, in early February. (Photo from REUTERS/Jim Young)

Burning from leaked emails, these Sanders supporters won’t back Hillary

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
Thanks to Bernie Sanders' economic equality platform more young people are identifying themselves as socialists. (Photo by Katie Anastas)

Thanks to Bernie, socialism is no longer a dirty word

The lasting legacy of the Sanders campaign may be a more positive perception of socialism among young American voters.
Jun 6, 2016
Abodolloh Zay serves a drink to a drive-through customer at First Cup Coffee. Fewer cars have come through during the months of construction. (Photo by Venice Buhain.)

23rd Ave construction has immigrant-owned businesses on the brink

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
Sanders supporters gather at Occidental Park before the "March for Bernie 2"on Saturday. (Photo by Sharayah Lane)

“March for Bernie” crowds shirk demographics in support of socialism

The "March for Bernie" this weekend showed the appeal of Sanders' socialist policies across age, gender and race.
Mar 1, 2016
Seattle Councilmember Kshama Sawant. (Photo by City of Seattle.)

Sawant: Seattle must stand up to wave of bigotry

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
A sign was posted on the door of Yasuko's Teriyaki on the south end of Broadway in October informing customers the shop had closed indefinitely. (Photo by Alex Stonehill)

Which Seattle small businesses are in developers’ crosshairs?

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
Pamela Banks (right) is challenging incumbent Kshama Sawant (left) for City Council District #3, which includes the Central District and Capitol Hill.

Xenophobic words by Pamela Banks a low point in 3rd district race

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
Celebrations at Daybreak Star marking the first Indigenous Peoples' Day in 2014. (Courtesy photo)

On second Indigenous Peoples Day, more work to be done

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
Meron Alexandar waiting to speak at the Council Meeting defense of hookah bars where she says are safe places. (Photo by Goorish Wibneh)

Passionate defense of Seattle hookah lounges at city council meeting

Seattle hookah lounges shouldn't be the scapegoat for violence, according to diverse residents who packed a City Council meeting Monday.
Aug 11, 2015
A protestor’s 15 Now sign sits strapped to his bicycle as marchers cross the Madison St. Bridge, entering downtown. (Photo by Seth Halleran)

Mayor’s plan not enough for May Day marchers

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
City Councilmember Kshama Sawant speaks at a March 15th rally for a $15 minimum wage. (Photo by Shannon Kringen)

Is the fight for a $15 minimum wage a women’s issue?

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
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You might be a socialist if… An interview with Kshama Sawant

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