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Bus lane hero

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On August 15, 2019
One subset of what we might call “Seattle twitter” has been debating how we should think about the woman in this video: https://twitter.com/JaimeSeattle/status/1159268600391196673 This woman’s direct action was captured by a local reporter, and went viral, with most local media doing stories on it. An inspired follow-up event on Monday with red flags available at […]
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This is the grave of Henry Yesler. Probably born in 1810 in Hagerstown, Maryland, Yesler was a unsettled young man. He left his home by 1830 and worked in New Orleans for awhile, spent some time in New York, and settled in Massillon, Ohio on and off through the late 1830s and 1840s. While in […]

Unionize Uber

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On March 19, 2017

Great news out of Seattle: A judge in Washington State has rejected Uber’s attempt to overturn a Seattle ordinance that gives its drivers the right to unionize, potentially opening the door for high

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The First Shooting

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On January 25, 2017
It really is only a matter of time before a Trumpite murders a protestor. And probably also only a matter of slightly longer time before organized violence against protestors becomes normalized. The victim of a politically charged shooting at a public speech by Milo Yiannopoulos in Seattle is calling for dialogue and “restorative justice” rather […]

Uber Unions

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On December 16, 2015

Yay for Seattle ruling that Uber and Lyft drivers are not independent contractors and thus have the right to join a union. Of course Uber and Lyft are as anti-union as any other company in history and

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