Police sweep CHOP out of existence

Police sweep CHOP out of existence

Share this…Facebook0TwitterLinkedinReddit0emailby Renee Raketty After 24 days of occupation by Black Lives Matter protesters, the Capitol Hill Organized Protest (CHOP) on Seattle’s Capitol Hill is no more. Mayor Jenny Durkan issued an executive order on Wednesday to clear the CHOP and the homeless encampments at Cal Anderson Park. The Seattle …

The Multiplicity of Oppressions

The Multiplicity of Oppressions

Share this…Facebook0TwitterLinkedinReddit0emailby Astro Pittman-Seattle Collegian This month has stirred up some very mixed emotions within me, and I have found myself spending an inordinate amount of time trying to sift through and make sense of them. I am a Queer Person of Color who is also an essential worker, so …

Proud Boys Terrorize Capitol Hill

Proud Boys Terrorize Capitol Hill

Share this…Facebook0TwitterLinkedinReddit0emailby Renee Raketty An alert on Twitter, a share to Facebook and a post to Instagram is how many in Seattle came to be aware of an alleged abduction by members of the Proud Boys, a far-right neo-fascist organization that has been labeled a “hate group” by the Southern …

37 Pride flags stolen overnight from Burien’s main street

37 Pride flags stolen overnight from Burien’s main street

Share this…Facebook0TwitterLinkedinReddit0emailThe following is an official statement from the City of Burien. On Tuesday, June 24, the City of Burien learned that 38 of the 40 Pride flags that had been installed in downtown Burien had been removed and stolen. The flags had been installed by Discover Burien in support …

Threats mount against the CHOP, endangering the work of Black Lives Matter protesters; Alt-right activist to warn White House that the CHOP is a modern day ‘Babylon’

Threats mount against the CHOP, endangering the work of Black Lives Matter protesters; Alt-right activist to warn White House that the CHOP is a modern day ‘Babylon’

Share this…Facebook0TwitterLinkedinReddit0emailby Renee Raketty Conspiracy theorists, hate groups, and members of the conservative media have all descended on the Capitol Hill Organized Protest (CHOP), formerly known as the Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone (CHAZ). The six-block area claimed by Black Lives Matter protesters more than a week ago was the scene …

Police abandon SPD’s East Precinct in wake of Black Lives Matter backlash

Police abandon SPD’s East Precinct in wake of Black Lives Matter backlash

Share this…Facebook0TwitterLinkedinReddit0emailby Renee Raketty The standoff between the Seattle Police Department and Black Lives Matter protesters entered a new phase on Monday. The Seattle Police Department abandoned it’s East Precinct in an effort to de-escalate rising tensions with protesters who have sought to curb police abuses in the wake of …

Union members and Jewish activists join January 5 “Community Solidarity Rally Against the Far Right” in downtown Seattle

Union members and Jewish activists join January 5 “Community Solidarity Rally Against the Far Right” in downtown Seattle

Share this…Facebook0TwitterLinkedinReddit0emailA protest, organized by Community and Labor Against Fascism (CLAF), outnumbered and outlasted a gathering of the Three Percenters, an ultra-right militia group, who assembled at Seattle City Hall on January 5. CLAF organizers, responding to escalating malicious harassment incidents, particularly the December attacks on the Jewish community in …

Puget Sound Jewish leaders, state, and local officials call for action to address the troubling rise in antisemitism

Puget Sound Jewish leaders, state, and local officials call for action to address the troubling rise in antisemitism

Share this…Facebook0TwitterLinkedinReddit0emailSEATTLE – Over 60 Puget Sound-area Jewish leaders and state and local officials are calling for unity and action to address the troubling rise in antisemitism both in Washington state and across the country. The group signed a letter resolving to unite against the troubling rise in antisemitism and …

Performer Beyonce Black St. James vilified by media, subjected to threats after performance at homelessness conference

Performer Beyonce Black St. James vilified by media, subjected to threats after performance at homelessness conference

Share this…Facebook0TwitterLinkedinReddit0emailSEATTLE – Beyonce Black St. James, a performer and Black transgender woman, has been inundated with forms of sexual harassment, doxxing (a targeted form of cyberbullying that releases an individual’s private information to the public), and threats from white nationalists due to vilification in media coverage regarding her performance …

JAYAPAL STATEMENT ON TRANSGENDER DAY OF REMEMBRANCE

JAYAPAL STATEMENT ON TRANSGENDER DAY OF REMEMBRANCE

Share this…Facebook0TwitterLinkedinReddit0emailWASHINGTON, DC (November 20, 2019) – U.S. Representative Pramila Jayapal (WA-07), Co-Chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus and a leading transgender rights voice in Congress, today issued the following statement in honor of Transgender Day of Remembrance: “Jamagio Jamar Berryman Muhlaysia Booker Paris Cameron Ashanti Carmon Jordan Cofer Pebbles …