Geov Parrish

Consensual sex crime

Consensual sex crime

A LITTLE-NOTICED local story last week provided a troubling, if not downright chilling, glimpse into just how far government will go when it feels entitled… Continue reading

Consensual sex crime
Cop walks; activists talk

Cop walks; activists talk

MANY OF THE leading local lights of the 1999 protests against the WTO quietly held a public reunion last Thursday afternoon.The occasion was a ruling,… Continue reading

Cop walks; activists talk

Cops and renters

The revolution is dead. Long live the revolution.That's the lesson—one of them—to be gleaned from HB 2155, the short-lived Olympia legislation that would have lifted… Continue reading

Corporate Mardi Gras

Last month, a jubilant Clinton administration and Washington state officials announced the landing of a big prize: the next round of global summit talks for… Continue reading

Clockwise from top-left: Republicans Phil Fortunato, Steve Hammond, and Pam Roach, and Democrat Barbara Heavey.

County Carnival

Three conservative Republicans turn a council race into a sideshow.

Clockwise from top-left: Republicans Phil Fortunato, Steve Hammond, and Pam Roach, and Democrat Barbara Heavey.

Curing health care

One of the regrettable realities of Olympia in the post-I-695 panic is that none of the state's other pressing business is being attended to. Even… Continue reading

Cut taxes, now!

Cut taxes, now!

TIM EYMAN has become an inexplicable blight on our state government. His minuscule shadow terrifies our lawmakers. He can't write an initiative that can survive… Continue reading

Cut taxes, now!
Cynicism Skips School

Cynicism Skips School

IT WAS A MOMENTARY story on the evening news, a photo in the paper, and then gone: last week's student anti-war protest, in which some… Continue reading

Cynicism Skips School
Rachel Corrie

Death of a Human Shield

The killing of Olympias Rachel Corrie in a Palestinian refugee camp illustrates the strengthsand limitsof placing oneself in harms way.

Rachel Corrie

Death to the highest bidder

The Clinton Administration has gone to amazing lengths to subsidize US exports with taxpayer money. No industry has profited from such policies more than the… Continue reading

Defending my life

Defending my life

"So now I'm told that while my illness was recently described as terminal, I can, perhaps, be saved. . . . I'm left with one of those too-simple questions: How much is the extension of a life worth? The answer, we learn from childhood: It depends. It depends on who I am. It depends on the accidental geography of my birth. It depends on how much wealth I have accumulated, how many friends I have, who they are. It depends a lot on dumb luck. . . ." —"On Being Terminally Ill," from Typing Love Letters to Create Time, a book I self-published in April 1991

Defending my life
Howard Dean and his backers at a Seattle rally in August: dreamers all?

Democratic Quagmire

LAST WEEK, IF YOU went to www.john kerry.com and followed the links to discover Kerry's thoughts on Iraq, you would finally reach the prompt: "What… Continue reading

Howard Dean and his backers at a Seattle rally in August: dreamers all?
Dim bulbs in the White House

Dim bulbs in the White House

IT'S NOT JUST THOSE wacky tree-huggers and Dubya-haters who are howling that the Bush/Cheney energy "plan" is, in a word, stupid. Experts agree.A report from… Continue reading

Dim bulbs in the White House

Dogging the city

A few months ago, members of my household came home with a dog from the shelter. Little did I suspect that this would be an… Continue reading

Don’t get sick

Ya wanna know what the problem is? I'll tell ya what the damn problem is. Here we have, in Washington and in America, a health… Continue reading

Drawing the Lines

Drawing the Lines

THE SAME WEEK that many voters ignored last month's primary election, a court ruling quietly threw onto the November ballot a local initiative more important… Continue reading

Drawing the Lines
Dump Darth now!

Dump Darth now!

For years, City Attorney Mark Sidran has been the most reviled elected official in Seattle. Among progressives, his negative ratings are high, and his list… Continue reading

Dump Darth now!
Election blues

Election blues

You'd never know it, but there's an election coming up. A rather important one, actually. Especially if you ever ride the bus.Oh, there's the City… Continue reading

Election blues

Ends and Means

It was a week of dispiriting, unimaginative peace protests in Seattle.

Endymedia

Endymedia

Here it was born and here it has died, but elsewhere Indymedia.org lives on.

Endymedia