The recent anti-fascist mobilization in the City of Vancouver on August 19th drew thousands of people to City Hall. The media referred to this mobilization as anything but anti-fascist: anti-hate, pro-diversity, but definitely not anti-fascist. It didn’t matter that a local fascist group called the Soldiers of Odin was referenced in the call out, it […]Read more "By the Bright Lights of the Empire: Anti-Fascism in Vancouver"
The future is here. This is the new Seattle. Everything is on a screen. Even the benevolent and wise Stranger has more readers online than IRL. Only a healthy 19% of the population can afford to live within the municipal borders. For that, it requires over $100,000 a year in wages. Loyal citizens can now […]Read more "Mice Without Cheese: The Coming Revolt of Seattle"
“An automatic system of machinery…set in motion by an automaton, a moving power that moves itself; this automaton consisting of numerous mechanical and intellectual organs, so that the workers themselves are cast merely as its conscious linkages.” -Karl Marx, The Gundrisse, 1858 For many years, the politicians in Olympia have fought to extend tax breaks […]Read more "The Evisceration of Everett: Drugs, Robots, and Death"
You might be wondering what it’s like working for Facebook in their shiny new Seattle campus at 1101 Dexter Avenue in South Lake Union. Luckily, we can tell you. It appears that working in this place is like being coddled by a cybernetic monkey doll that never runs out of frozen yogurt or espresso. Workers […]Read more "The Facebook Blues: Social-Media and Seattle"
Rather than have a pointless march with no clear target, how about we instead bring our rage and fury to the doors of Amazon HQ?Read more "May Day: Call for Anti-Capitalist Presence at the March on Amazon"
Now that physical copies of the paper have been distributed between Olympia, Seattle, and Mount Vernon, we are releasing the digital PDF for printing. At a local printer, one issue costs around three dollars to print in color and about half that much for black and white. If you know a good place to distribute […]Read more "The Transmetropolitan Review #6"
“We got to face some facts. That the masses are poor, that the masses belong to what you call the lower class, and when I talk about the masses, I’m talking about the white masses, I’m talking about the black masses, and the brown masses, and the yellow masses, too. We’ve got to face the […]Read more "“The Poster Wars”: Fighting Fascism on the Street Level"