Opinion

The King’s Court. Photo by Chase N./Flickr

An Open Letter to the King’s Court

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

 

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.

 

Photo via Thinkstock.com

Tariffs on Newsprint a Threat to Newspapers

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

 

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
Photo by Punctured Bicycle/Wikimedia

Want to Fight Sexual Harassment and Discrimination? Unionize.

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

Photo by Punctured Bicycle/Wikimedia
Members of Jewish Voice for Peace gather outside the U.S. District Court in Seattle. Courtesy of Jewish Voice for Peace

End the Deadly Exchange Between Seattle Police and the Israeli Military

We must fight the notion that violent policies targeting some communities create “safety” for other communities.

Members of Jewish Voice for Peace gather outside the U.S. District Court in Seattle. Courtesy of Jewish Voice for Peace
Nikkita Oliver and Dae Shik Kim Hawkins Jr.

Making a Choice for Mayor and Living With It

We have all been here before. It seems we haven’t learned our lesson. So, here we are again.

Nikkita Oliver and Dae Shik Kim Hawkins Jr.
Men and women march in the Seattle Womxn’s March on inauguration day. Photo by Erin Hawkins

A Search for Identity in the Land of the Free

A year after the election, a reflection on where we are, who we are, and who we could become.

Men and women march in the Seattle Womxn’s March on inauguration day. Photo by Erin Hawkins
No, that is not an alternative weekly on your doorstep.

The Next Chapter for Seattle Weekly

We’ve changed. Here is why, and what you can expect from us.

No, that is not an alternative weekly on your doorstep.