Opinion

Social Justice vs. the NFL

The league’s continued crack down on protests during the national anthem has left some questioning their fandom.

 

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President, Governor or Retirement—Only Inslee Knows His Plan

What we do know is that he’s off to Iowa in June to deliver the keynote address at a party fundraiser.

 

Aaron Dixon. Photo by Susan Fried

The Black Panthers’ Revolution Never Ends

As the Seattle Black Panther Party marks its 50th anniversary, its disruptive force lives on.

 

No New Youth Jail protestors block traffic on 5th Avenue on March 12. Photo by DJ Martinez

A New Youth Jail Would Be a Public Health Problem

King County claims a new youth jail would improve public health. Experts in the field strongly disagree.

No New Youth Jail protestors block traffic on 5th Avenue on March 12. Photo by DJ Martinez
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An Open Letter to the King’s Court

The Mariners boast the best cheering section in baseball, but there’s one major issue…

The King’s Court. Photo by Chase N./Flickr
Attendees wait outside the King County Council Chambers last July. The council ruled that CPCs had to post signs stating that they are not health care facilities. Photo by Sara Bernard

The Crisis of Crisis Pregnancy Centers

CPCs give pregnant women false information, and their advocates are defending this as free speech.

Attendees wait outside the King County Council Chambers last July. The council ruled that CPCs had to post signs stating that they are not health care facilities. Photo by Sara Bernard
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Tariffs on Newsprint a Threat to Newspapers

Tariffs on Canadian paper have surged costs with little benefit for U.S. mills.

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Those That the Gun Debate Perpetually Forgets

There’s a common myth that the black community speaks of gun violence only when law enforcement is its perpetrator. That marches, protests, and ad hoc… Continue reading

Erica Sklar (center) and fellow protestors demonstrating in solidarity with No New Youth Jail Campaign on March 12. and Photo by DJ Martinez

Protesting While White in Seattle

How police protection of white bodies relates to the criminalization of black and brown youth.

Erica Sklar (center) and fellow protestors demonstrating in solidarity with No New Youth Jail Campaign on March 12. and Photo by DJ Martinez

Black Lives Matter’s #MeToo Moment

A new local BLM chapter wants to restore the movement to its roots.

Politicians Cannot Keep Ignoring Vehicle Homelessness

Searching for solutions to help an overlooked unsheltered population in Seattle.

Marcus Harrison Green

Confessions of an Imperfect Ally

Struggling with not being an oppressed oppressor in today’s America.

Marcus Harrison Green
The crane-littered Seattle skyline can attest that everything changes. Photo via Thinkstock

New Era, New Editor: Not Dead

A greeting and mission statement from your new Seattle Weekly editor.

The crane-littered Seattle skyline can attest that everything changes. Photo via Thinkstock

Mulling the Marchers, Saying Farewell to Burgess, and Slicing Up a Pizza Review

Our readers share their thoughts.

Tim Burgess at a preschool in South Seattle in 2013. Photo by Alex Pedersen

How to Make a Real Difference in Seattle

What the career of Tim Burgess can teach us about real reform.

Tim Burgess at a preschool in South Seattle in 2013. Photo by Alex Pedersen

What White Marchers Mean for Black Lives Matter

As black activists burn out and move out, the number of white allies grows.

You Don’t Owe Them Anything

A corporate bedfellow pushes and pulls. Is it manipulation or investment? Does it matter?

Anti-Defamation League Responds: We Do Not Support the Militarization of Police

The exchange program criticized by Jewish Voice for Peace “has led to the arrest of potentially dangerous terrorists and extremists before they could cause harm to U.S. civilians,” says regional director.

  • Dec 11, 2017
  • By SW Staff
Nikkita Oliver speaks at a demonstration in front of the current King County Youth Detention Facility in January. Photo by Alex Garland

Can Our Activists Get Some Love?

King County says protests had nothing to do with its new approach to juvenile detention. That’s hard to believe.

Nikkita Oliver speaks at a demonstration in front of the current King County Youth Detention Facility in January. Photo by Alex Garland
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Want to Fight Sexual Harassment and Discrimination? Unionize.

In this #MeToo moment, researchers at University of Washington are setting the example.

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