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"