Geov Parrish

A preventable tragedy

A preventable tragedy

LAST FRIDAY, a jury determined Seattle police officer Craig Hansen was not at fault when he struck and killed bicyclist Joel Silvesan. Although the jury… Continue reading

A preventable tragedy
A preventable tragedy

A preventable tragedy

The most appalling police news of the week wasn't the alternately aggressive and nonexistent response to drunken, obnoxious Mardi Gras revelers—though that did make the… Continue reading

A preventable tragedy
Downtown on Monday, immigrants march for their lives.

A Protest That Works

Why immigration marches get attention and anti-war rallies don't.

Downtown on Monday, immigrants march for their lives.
A raw time for race

A raw time for race

Since World War II, nation-states, rebel groups, and terrorists alike have routinely killed large numbers of innocent civilians as a way of achieving their political… Continue reading

A raw time for race

A reprieve for Microsoft

Anti-WTO activists have backed off from their ambitious plans to blockade Microsoft on February 7. Instead, the groups will be holding a high-profile street theater… Continue reading

Demonstrating against Israeli army policies on March 14 in Ramallah.

A rumor of war

Local activists find themselves among hundreds of "internationals" who have stepped into a war zone in the West Bank. Why?

Demonstrating against Israeli army policies on March 14 in Ramallah.
Pier-less in Seattle.

A Storm in the Ports

Are shippers trying to bust the union? If they are, their timing couldn't be better.

Pier-less in Seattle.
A Watershed Anniversary

A Watershed Anniversary

A year ago, we were being prepared for an unprovoked invasion that most of the world virulently opposed. And we were lied to. Here, for… Continue reading

A Watershed Anniversary
Aaron Dixon, activist and former Panther.

Aaron Dixon’s Voting Record

Totally clean — nonexistent. His driving record, not so clean.

Aaron Dixon, activist and former Panther.
Ace in the Hole

Ace in the Hole

HOWARD DEAN WAS right, and his Democratic presidential opponents were crassly wrong for criticizing him, when he said that the capture of Saddam Hussein won't… Continue reading

Ace in the Hole
After the war

After the war

AS AN EXERCISE in behavior control, the War on Drugs is over. The drugs won. Efforts to ban ingestion of psychotropic chemicals will always be… Continue reading

After the war

After the War Starts

The whole world is marching.American activists love to abuse the rhetorical device of the "International Day of Protest." On Saturday, Feb. 15, 2003, for the… Continue reading

Airport in a Storm

Airport in a Storm

For several years in the 1980s, I lived in Houston, a city with two airports. Invariably, when I had a choice, I flew out of… Continue reading

Airport in a Storm

All our children

As this year's money-starved state legislative session winds down, the serious ammunition is being pulled out in an effort to move bills through committee and… Continue reading

All the way to Seattle

International protesters spice up WTO protests.

American ingenuity

American ingenuity

AS YOU KNOW, since we at the Department of Defense have not for many years developed or maintained any kind of expertise in the actual… Continue reading

American ingenuity
An FBI symposium

An FBI symposium

"On Thursday, October 25, at the Seattle Fur Exchange Bid Room in Renton, from 8 am to 4:30pm, the FBINAA [FBI National Association of Agents]… Continue reading

An FBI symposium
Anarchists, go home!

Anarchists, go home!

Hey, Eugene punks, stay away from my revolution.

Anarchists, go home!
And then there's Olympia

And then there’s Olympia

Amid the late unpleasantness in Florida and the wild, debauched partying at Cantwell headquarters, relatively little public and media attention has focused on the nail-biting… Continue reading

And then there's Olympia

Arson as Political Speech

On Martin Luther King Day, 17 people were arrested in Kitsap County for blocking an entrance to the Bangor Submarine Base. When the trial comes,… Continue reading