Geov Parrish

Everyone's streets

Everyone’s streets

FOR SOME REASON, especially in recent months, there has been a sea of change in how the Seattle Police Department handles crowds of people—particularly young… Continue reading

Everyone's streets
Antitax crusader Tim Eyman isnt finished.

Eyman Gets Good Lawyers

A COUPLE MONTHS ago, I was lunching with a Democratic state representative who shall remain nameless but who is fairly moderate (i.e., from a non-Seattle… Continue reading

Antitax crusader Tim Eyman isnt finished.
Eyman: His latest initiatives are worthy.

Eyman’s Good Idea

Tim Eyman, the initiative guru liberals love to hate, is back. After a lackluster 2004, during which he backed a failed gambling measure that was… Continue reading

Eyman: His latest initiatives are worthy.

Fear of youth

Another victory in the war on youth: The Speakeasy has been murdered.The news this month that Belltown's Speakeasy Cafe soon would be closing its doors… Continue reading

Army strikes out: Milner exposes military recruiting's sexual harassment problems.

Fighting the Army

Activist Glenn Milner's quiet campaign to educate high school students about alternatives to the military yields astonishing results.

Army strikes out: Milner exposes military recruiting's sexual harassment problems.
Bin Laden: He's wise to GOP tactics.

Foiled Again!

Editor's note: The following e-mail was intercepted by a National Security Agency data-mining program. After a delay of several days while intelligence analysts tried to… Continue reading

Bin Laden: He's wise to GOP tactics.

Food first

HUNGER IS HAUNTING this year's Thanksgiving. Before U.S. bombing began, respected food aid groups—Oxfam, the International Red Cross, the Red Crescent, the U.N.—warned that up… Continue reading

Franchise players

Last week, the Seattle City Council did something right.As sponsor Jim Compton put it, "This is the day that we welcome competition to cable service… Continue reading

Frankenbeans

March 20, at Benaroya Hall, Starbucks' annual meeting will feature a new protest twist: the Frankenbean.A group called the Organic Consumers Association is joining with… Continue reading

Freedom to clear-cut

Timber barons, locked in a secret room far away from the probing eye of democracy, are dividing up what's left of the world's forests. That… Continue reading

Funeral rights

Funeral rights

I HAVE JUST RETURNED from Aaron Roberts' funeral.The service was held three blocks from my home. Several hundred people packed the New Hope Baptist Church.… Continue reading

Funeral rights
Gay Marriage Battleground

Gay Marriage Battleground

Washington will be the next big battleground for gay marriage.It was here and gone, one day's newspaper headline, but last week's Thurston County Superior Court… Continue reading

Gay Marriage Battleground
The crowded waste transfer station in Wallingford.

Georgetown Garbage War

Once again, residents of an aggrieved Seattle neighborhood are facing off against a city bureaucracy.

The crowded waste transfer station in Wallingford.

Get the Schell out

The spirit of the magical nonviolent protest that infused WTO week will go back to cities and towns around the world, infusing social change movements… Continue reading

Getting Out When the Going Is Good

Getting Out When the Going Is Good

Why I sold my house and am happy to be renting again. Seriously.

Getting Out When the Going Is Good

Getting the word out

Alternative media at the WTO.

God's work

God’s work

Last week, liberal, atheistic Seattle finally joined in the important debate over President Bush's "Faith-Based Initiative." At UW's Evans School, a public forum asked good… Continue reading

God's work

Going Nowhere Fast

IF I READ OR WATCH or hear one more story about one or another message The Voters purportedly sent, I'm gonna—well, I don't know what.… Continue reading

Gorebot, Shrub, and Ralph

Gorebot, Shrub, and Ralph

This week, demonstrators gather in Los Angeles to protest the Democratic National Convention and the coronation of Al Gore. Protesters come with myriad issues, which… Continue reading

Gorebot, Shrub, and Ralph
This week, it's mourning in America—run amok.

Great Communicator, My Ass

Excuse me while I barf. I'm in no mood to join the joyful eulogies upon the passing of Ronald Reagan—remembrances that prove, once again, the… Continue reading

This week, it's mourning in America—run amok.