Protesters at Westlake Park start the rally and march by kneeling for the national anthem. (Photo by Melissa Lin.)

Black Lives Matter bring peaceful march to Safeco Field

Demonstrators also followed the lead of San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick by kneeling as the National Anthem played over the speakers.
Oct 3, 2016
Doug Baldwin basks in Seattle fans' adoration after winning the Super Bowl. (Photo from Flickr by Jeff)

An open letter to Doug Baldwin

A disappointed fan has some questions for Doug Baldwin about the "demonstration of unity" and how our beloved Seahawks got on the wrong side of history.
Sep 13, 2016
Seattle celebrates Black Lives Matter Friday. (Photo by Jama Abdirahman)

5 Reasons white people should go to Black Lives Matter protests

If like me, you’ve heard yourself coming up with excuses for why you can’t make the next protest, it's time to dig deeper.
Aug 31, 2016
Seattle Ethiopian Protest (Photo by Damme Getachew)

Seattle Ethiopians march in solidarity with protests back home

Seattle Ethiopians marched to the Federal Building to protest Ethiopian government oppression — and the lack of attention that it gets in Western countries.
Aug 20, 2016
Are these white kids spoiling May Day for everyone else? (Photo from Flickr by Tiffany Von Arnim)

Is “Riot Privilege” ruining Seattle May Day marches?

Are anarchist window-smashers exploiting white privilege and endangering peaceful Seattle May Day marchers? Activists say it's more complicated than that.
Apr 28, 2016
Demonstrators marched from SPD’s downtown headquarters to the Federal District Courthouse. (Photo by Jovelle Tamayo.)

Che Taylor rally calls for firing of police chief, criminal probe

About 100 people rallied for Che Taylor, who died Sunday after being shot by Seattle Police officers.
Feb 25, 2016
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Charleston shooting horrifying backlash to #BlackLivesMatter

Writer Sonora Jha despite the stated motives in the Charleston shooting, the work of the #BlackLivesMatter movement must go on.
Jun 19, 2015
A Black Lives Matter rally was organized on Rainier Avenue S. in response to the death of Freddie Gray,  an unarmed black man who died in police custody. (Photo by Celia Berk for the South Seattle Emerald)

Do Black Lives Matter in Seattle as much as tacos do?

At a recent Black Lives Matter rally in Seattle, columnist Reagan Jackson wondered, 'Why aren’t there thousands here standing with us?'
May 8, 2015
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Detained feminist activists in China spark worldwide support, new questions

The continued detainment of five young feminist activists in China more than three weeks later, leaves more questions to be answered.
Mar 30, 2015
A December 2013 view of the Tesoro refinery across Fidalgo Bay from March Point. (Photo by Dana via Creative Commons License)

Five years post-explosion, Tesoro strikers still push for safety measures

Justice delayed, Skagit County-based Tesoro strikers lead a push for better safety standards and management accountability.
Mar 3, 2015
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Hundreds in Seattle gather to honor lives of Chapel Hill shooting victims

Seattle honors Chapel Hill shooting victims Deah Shaddy Barakat, Yusor Mohammad Abu-Salha and Razan Mohammad Abu-Salha.
Feb 15, 2015
Migrant domestic workers lay low on a Sunday afternoon at Victoria Park. Sundays are their only day off in Hong Kong. (Photo by Chong Kai Xiong)

Exchange connects Seattle Black liberation to Hong Kong Umbrella movements

How a transpacific exchange connects Seattle Black liberation to Hong Kong Umbrella movements.
Jan 22, 2015
The four ladies of Women of Color for Systemic Change in front of the Seattle's federal building shortly after a Dec. 6 "Black Lives Matter" protest they led. (Photo courtesy of Jazmine Monet)

Women of Color for Systemic Change leads the way for Seattle protestors

A group of four young women of color have taken the lead in Seattle to demonstrate against police brutality.
Jan 19, 2015
Migrant farm workers in the tomato fields of Immokalee, Fla., where advocacy led to a Fair Food agreement with major food chains. (Still from FoodChainsFilm.com)

What can Sakuma workers on strike learn from ‘Food Chains’?

Connecting the field to the grocery store proved to be the best means to achieve labor gains for migrant farmworkers.
Jan 2, 2015
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#BlackLivesMatter at a crossroads

Despite being theoretically protected by the constitution and by our laws, if I were shot today by the very people we are supposed to entrust to uphold justice, it is likely that my death would be meaningless, just something that happened that no one would have to take accountability for.
Dec 26, 2014
From left to right, Dan Berger, Mark Cook, J.M. Wong, and Jaz S. at Berger's recent book launch in Hillman City Collaboratory. (Photo by Christina Twu)

Afro-Asian solidarity in Seattle and across the Pacific

Between #ICan’tBreathe, #HandsUpDontShoot and #BlackLivesMatter, Twitter muscles have been in full flex around the globe these past several weeks.
Dec 23, 2014
Seattle BAYAN activist Jill Mangaliman rallies with locals just as a human barricade begins to form in front of the Digos City national highway on Dec. 10. (Photo by Katrina Pestano)

3-day Philippines march unites across provinces to defend ancestral land

People’s voices carry through the streets in the Soccsksargen region of Southern Mindanao, Philippines during a three-day march Seattle activists joined earlier this month.
Dec 22, 2014
A student at the National Autonomous University of Mexico holds up a banner with the faces of the 43 missing students from Ayotzinapa. (Photo from Flickr by Montecruz Foto)

“We want them back alive” Students’ disappearance pushes Mexico to breaking point

Outcry over the disappearance of 43 Mexican students has exposed decades of impunity and corruption.
Nov 7, 2014
Protesters in front of the Consulate General of Mexico in Seattle demonstrate solidarity alongside the 43 missing students in Mexico and their loved ones. (Photo from Sarahy Sigie's documentary video, Seattle Is With Ayotzinapa's Pain)

Seattle rallies to support 43 missing Mexican college students

Seattleites are banding together to call for justice on behalf of 43 Mexican college students who have been missing since September 26.
Nov 5, 2014
From left to right, Laune Torres, Rosie Dino, Elaine and Jill Mangiliman read a letter aloud to Jennifer Laude in mourning, authored by Katrina Pestano.

Justice for Jennifer Laude and all trans hate victims

Activists gathered Sunday in a vigil for a trans woman in the Philippines who was allegedly murdered by a U.S. marine stationed there.
Nov 3, 2014