By: Pete the social worker If you’ve ever lived or worked in a shelter you know it’s not a pretty place. The city reserves only the lowest grade living conditions for those who have the least. Shelters are regularly crammed beyond capacity, are difficult to keep clean, and result in everyone from residents to workers … Continue reading COVID-19 and the Unhoused Community: a Social Worker’s Perspective
By: anonymous On March 12, we got the email we had been begging our Superintendent to send for days. All schools would be closed for 6 weeks in an attempt to curb the rise of Covid-19. In the days preceding this State mandated decision, schools with wealthy parents had already drafted petitions to keep their … Continue reading Pandemic education: An elementary teacher’s perspective of COVID-19
Frank Ascaso & Arthur Pye There is a path out of the climate crisis; the recent uprisings across Canada are showing the way. Earlier this month, in a series of militarized police raids, Wet’suwet’en chiefs and other indigenous activists were forcibly removed from their own land at gunpoint in order to clear a path … Continue reading Climate solution lies in recent uprisings across Canada
[The following statement is written by a group of social workers and community organizers based in Seattle, WA] It is a clear cliche to claim that homelessness is a topic of contention in Seattle. The city government has dedicated $5.9 billion1 to the issue by way of its infamous Navigation Team, a conglomerate of police, … Continue reading The Homelessness Hypocrisy: Seattle’s Humanitarian Crisis and its Colonial Response
by: Agüeybaná Throughout the decades the anti-capitalist left has made a name for itself by critically and devastatingly analyzing capitalism. Rather than focusing on parliamentary politics, reformist agendas, and other quantitative changes to capitalism and the state, radical anti-capitalists combat not just the economic problems brought about by capitalism, but the hierarchies facilitated by the … Continue reading The Property Trap: Moving Beyond Collective Ownership
By Frank Ascaso Donald Trump is the President of the United States, and already the US seems to be in a new historic moment. Trump is pursuing an aggressively authoritarian set of policies, and doing so very quickly. At the same time, resistance to these policies is growing, and has already successfully pushed back against … Continue reading Resistance Can Beat The Fascist Creep
By: Sophia Posnock [This article originally appeared on Medium.com] The election of Donald Trump has emboldened the Nazis, white supremacists, and other hate groups across the country. In the first ten days of his presidency, there were nearly 900 reported incidents of harassment and intimidation, many of which invoked Trump’s name. Hate groups, especially groups … Continue reading What is violence? Why the State and the University of Washington won’t protect us.
As Trump escalates the battle over Dakota Access, the movement is left scrambling to respond. But before panicking or losing hope, we would be wise to recognize the lessons of the latest victory...