Geov Parrish

Ashcroft in Seattle: attorney and general.

Ashcrofts Song

THE ALMIGHTY could not have set a better theater piece. It was still in the cool morning of a hot, cloudless summer day, with an… Continue reading

Ashcroft in Seattle: attorney and general.
Aug. 5, 2004: The flag-bearing protest inflatable crewed by Glen Milner and Mike McCormick tries to leave Elliott Bay, but the Coast Guard intervenes.

At Sea Without a Paddle

Glen Milner doesn't look like a terrorist. The soft-spoken, 54-year-old electrician is a longtime peace activist who, in 1999, managed to get Army recruiters banned… Continue reading

Aug. 5, 2004: The flag-bearing protest inflatable crewed by Glen Milner and Mike McCormick tries to leave Elliott Bay, but the Coast Guard intervenes.

Auld Lang Syne.com

Mercifully, there's been very little this season in the way of millennial retrospectives ("Top sports moments of the past thousand years," and the like). Too… Continue reading

Back in hiding

Back in hiding

TWO YEARS AGO, the tremendous triumph of the World Trade Organization's (WTO) Seattle protesters—beyond igniting a global movement—was that it brought the WTO out into… Continue reading

Back in hiding
Bob Kubiniec wants to know why he was arrested.

Bad neighbors

Neighbors busted on Wright Runstad's construction site at Amazon.com's headquarters.

Bob Kubiniec wants to know why he was arrested.
Beating up on Schell

Beating up on Schell

BAD NEWS travels fast. It also travels a really long way.So I'm sitting on the back deck of a house in the woods of coastal… Continue reading

Beating up on Schell

Beyond Gandhi

In planning the (mostly) nonviolent actions against the WTO, activists are blending old protest tactics with newer, less passive ones.

Bigotry as law

Bigotry as law

Four years ago the Republicans ran for governor a candidate, Ellen Craswell, who believed that homosexuals should be put to death. But times have changed… Continue reading

Bigotry as law
Bill, Phil, and the WTO

Bill, Phil, and the WTO

AT LAST, SEATTLE'S love affair with the World Trade Organization has ended.Last week, Phil Condit and Bill Gates, official co-hosts of the 1999 WTO ministerial… Continue reading

Bill, Phil, and the WTO
Mayor's mayhem: Schell's bloody fingerprints are all over the Mardi Gras violence.

Blood on his hands

Put Kris Kime down as the first death directly attributable to the Paul Schell Re-Election Campaign.Granted, there are a few intermediary steps involved. Public officials,… Continue reading

Mayor's mayhem: Schell's bloody fingerprints are all over the Mardi Gras violence.

Blowholes and Blowhards

FOR ANYONE WHO considers himself or herself an environmentalist (and that's a lot of us), the display of anti-whaling activists trying to stop the Makah… Continue reading

Blowing the Lid Off

Blowing the Lid Off

LIKE A SOLID MAJORITY of the Puget Sound area's residents, I wasn't born and raised here. As such, I suspect my first experiences of Seattle… Continue reading

Blowing the Lid Off
Blue line in the sand

Blue line in the sand

LAST WEEK, in a vote that meant nothing and everything for policing in Seattle, the Seattle Police Officers Guild gave a resounding thumbs-down to police… Continue reading

Blue line in the sand
Blueprint for Success

Blueprint for Success

The editorialists at Seattle's dailies are all atwitter over recommendations, issued last week by a coalition of Seattle business community groups, that purportedly provide Mayor… Continue reading

Blueprint for Success
Bombs away

Bombs away

So "Boeing" is "leaving" Seattle.Good.Amid all the mawkishness about the loss of part of Seattle's soul, the ghost of old Bill Boeing, and so forth… Continue reading

Bombs away

Books or banks?

One of the more curious bursts of civic activism recently is taking place up on Beacon Hill, where customers are beseeching the Library Board .… Continue reading

Borking John Roberts

"Borking" is a political term that has entered our discourse in recent years thanks to the right wing. It refers, derisively, to the process of… Continue reading

Bound to impound

It's not illegal to be poor in Seattle. Well, actually, yes, it is. Sometimes.The impound law that, at the behest of City Attorney Mark Sidran,… Continue reading

Women activists: still here, still queer.

Boys Will Be Boys

While lesbian activism is in the streets, gay men are out at play.

Women activists: still here, still queer.
Breeding terror

Breeding terror

THERE'S NO QUESTION that the United States, and the rest of the world, needs to take forceful steps—not just to bring Sept. 11's perpetrators to… Continue reading

Breeding terror