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  • Socialist Alternative’s Kshama Sawant joins the DSA: The Democratic Party politics of the pseudo-left

    03/02/2021 2:14:01 AM PST · by Libloather · 2 replies
    WSWS (World Socialist Web Site) ^ | 3/01/21 | Kayla Costa, Joseph Kishore
    Last week, leading Socialist Alternative member Seattle City Council member Kshama Sawant declared that she was joining the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) in the US. Sawant’s announcement followed a December 15 statement from Socialist Alternative that it would be sending a significant section of its membership into the DSA. Sawant said that her decision was motivated by the need for “a mass working-class party, a stronger labor movement, and victorious struggles in our ongoing fight against the billionaire class.” She added, “In my view, to move forward we need to advance the Marxist ideas that will be necessary to...
  • Seattle Tax Dollars Provide Heroin Pipes, ‘Booty Bumping Kits’ To Homeless Addicts

    03/01/2021 10:58:08 AM PST · by Kaslin · 57 replies
    The Federalist ^ | March 1, 2021 | Jason Rantz
    The city knows addicts will continue their addiction regardless of what case managers say, so instead they offer a free 'booty bumping kit' as a 'good choice if your veins are hard to hit.'This article contains explicit content about illicit drugs.A self-described “social justice” homeless shelter is using Seattle city funds to feed addicts’ deadly disease. Tax dollars are used to buy heroin pipes, syringes, and “booty bumping kits,” which allow users to rectally inject drugs for a more intense high.The Downtown Emergency Service Center (DESC) operates several low-barrier shelters in Seattle. They serve the chronically homeless population, including those...
  • Florida man charged with plotting attack on Trump supporters

    02/18/2021 7:55:57 PM PST · by cba123 · 26 replies
    Washington Times ^ | This week
    A Florida man accused of trying to organize an armed response to supporters of former President Donald Trump for their expected gathering last month at the state Capitol has been indicted on federal ...
  • Antifa blocks Seattle police from responding to emergencies with snow barrier

    02/14/2021 5:12:01 PM PST · by lowbridge · 37 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 14, 2021
    A video posted to Instagram on Saturday evening by user 'standwithseattlepd' shows a snow barrier built by protesters outside of the Seattle Police Department's East Precinct. In the video, a police vehicle is seen rolling backwards after attempting to drive over the barrier. "Antifa goons blocked the exit of the East Precinct with a pile of snow tonight, in an effort to stop vehicles from responding to emergency calls," the user claimed in the caption on a separate video showing a crowd of officers later standing around the barrier. Another video of the incident posted by journalist Andy Ngo shows...
  • Rantz: Seattle councilmember pushes communist Cuban propaganda, celebrates Castro

    02/13/2021 4:19:21 AM PST · by Libloather · 6 replies
    My Northwest ^ | 2/09/21 | Jason Rantz
    Seattle City Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda amplified a Socialist promoting communist propaganda from Cuba. It also includes a picture glorifying Cuban tyrant and mass murderer Fidel Castro. The tweet screenshots an “article” from Granma, the official voice of the Communist Party of Cuba Central Committee. In it, the communist propaganda outlet snaps at the United States for designating their country a state sponsor of terror. They earned that designation for … sponsoring terrorism. They also harbor terrorists and U.S. fugitives. The move, in the waning days of the Trump administration, reversed an Obama-era decision from 2015. Mosqueda’s tweet comes after what...
  • Big Business Goes Up Against Democracy in Seattle (recalling the socialist Sawant)

    02/13/2021 3:53:10 AM PST · by Libloather · 10 replies
    The Nation ^ | 2/09/21 | Jonathan Rosenblum
    Last year’s dreadful miasma of Covid, recession, police violence, and coup attempt obscured some remarkable advances by local and national left-wing movements. Florida voters, while rejecting the Biden/Harris ticket, overwhelmingly approved a $15 minimum wage. Arizona and Oregon approved tax increases on the wealthy to fund public education. Colorado passed paid family leave. Portland, Me., voters approved rent control. All six representatives in historically swing districts who supported Medicare for All won reelection. Ninety-two of the 93 House Democrats—including all four in swing districts—who ran in November as Green New Deal sponsors won reelection. At least 20 candidates endorsed by...
  • Chilling video shows gunman shooting one woman dead and injuring another in their car in Seattle parking lot before he was killed in firefight with police

    02/12/2021 11:10:38 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 33 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 12 February 2021 | JAMES GORDON
    The chilling moment that a man randomly opened fire and killed two women in their car in a Seattle parking lot has been revealed in a series of clips from surveillance video, body cam footage and recorded 911 calls.
  • Survivor of assault shoots, injures attacker

    02/04/2021 4:28:53 AM PST · by marktwain · 28 replies
    Kiro7 ^ | 31 January, 2021 | Staff
    SEATTLE — A man who said he was assaulted shot and injured his attacker, who was arrested Sunday morning in Seattle, police said. Officers were called after 9 a.m. to the 3800 block of Stone Way North for a report of a shooting. When police arrived, they found a man who said he had shot a person, officials said. Law enforcement said the survivor said he was walking down the street when he was approached by a man who had crossed the street and began punching him in the head and chest. The survivor reportedly pulled out his concealed firearm...
  • Biden Is Hiring People By Race And Sex. Here’s How That Failed Epically In Seattle

    02/01/2021 11:43:48 AM PST · by Kaslin · 36 replies
    the federalist ^ | February 1, 2021 | Jason Rantz
    Biden talks about his team as if he asked to see headshots over resumes. Ultimately, that’s a surefire way to upset just about everyone.President Joe Biden is incredibly proud of his staff’s sexual and racial diversity. You don’t even have to ask. He’ll tell you that his choices were tailor-made to “look like the country,” meeting he demands of his party’s identity-focused base. Yet, as we’ve seen time and time again, staffing based on immutable characteristics instead of earned qualifications can only end poorly.Party activists oftentimes stubbornly adhere to a radical worldview, a position much easier to hold when not...
  • In 1700, the ‘really big one’ — a magnitude 9.0 earthquake — hit Western Washington

    01/27/2021 8:26:36 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 59 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | 01/26/2021 | By Christine Clarridge
    The last huge earthquake, the last really “Big One” to hit the Pacific Northwest Coast, struck around 9 p.m. on Jan. 26, 1700 — 321 years ago. Called Cascadia, the magnitude 9.0 quake caused the entire Pacific Northwest coastline to suddenly drop 3 to 6 feet and sent a 33-foot high tsunami across the ocean to Japan. The last huge earthquake, the last really “Big One” to hit the Pacific Northwest Coast, struck around 9 p.m. on Jan. 26, 1700 — 321 years ago. Called Cascadia, the magnitude 9.0 quake caused the entire Pacific Northwest coastline to suddenly drop 3...
  • Seattle and Portland finally decide they don’t want rioting, but bail reform could hurt clampdown

    01/26/2021 2:27:50 PM PST · by blueplum · 14 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 26 Jan 2021 | Joseph Simonson
    Leaders in Oregon and Washington are finally pledging an end to near-nightly chaos caused by antifa and other radical groups they gave free rein to while former President Donald Trump was in office. But they have a problem with their proposed crackdown. Bail reforms in liberal states are hoisting Democrats by their own petard...
  • Rantz: Councilmember Gonzalez renews push to fire white Seattle police officers

    The Seattle City Council will renew its push to fire white officers within the Seattle Police Department. The move comes after a nearly 20% cut to the budget and a loss of nearly 200 officers from the department. The SPD has the lowest deployable rate of officers since 1990, as the city experiences a surge in violent crime, including a 26-year-high murder rate. We shouldn’t be firing anyone. Legal issues aside, the only practical way the council can fire white officers is to negotiate the right in the next contract. They’ll get their chance to in 2021. The Seattle Police...
  • Seattle police chief announces tighter policy for prosecuting vandalism

    01/24/2021 3:46:04 AM PST · by Libloather · 22 replies
    CNN via MSN ^ | 1/23/20 | Chuck Johnston, Alaa Elassar
    People who destroy property in Seattle will be arrested under a tighter policy coordinated between the Seattle Police Department and Seattle City Attorney Pete Holmes, police said. The tighter policy will be enacted Saturday, Seattle Interim Police Chief Adrian Diaz announced ahead of a scheduled demonstration in Seattle's Occidental Park. The new policy comes after police reported several buildings were vandalized in downtown Seattle Wednesday night, including the city's federal courthouse. "The events of breaking windows at a variety of different locations with no meaning," Diaz said. "There was no discussion about what they were fighting for, what type of...
  • Seattle Police and City Attorney take hardline stance against Antifa

    01/23/2021 7:09:45 PM PST · by Uncle Miltie · 60 replies
    The Pos Millenial ^ | 1/23/21 | Ian Miles Cheong
    As Antifa militants take to Seattle’s streets on a near-daily basis following the inauguration of President Joe Biden, the city’s police and Seattle City Attorney Pete Holmes are responding with a promise to bring the hammer down on violent protesters. In an announcement on Saturday, the city’s interim police Chief Adrian Diaz announced that his department is coordinating with the city attorney to enact a strict new policy to arrest and prosecute protesters who destroy property during street demonstrations. Diaz said that the new enforcement policy will take effect this Saturday, when a demonstration has been planned for Occidental Square....
  • Andy Ngo: Twitter Did Nothing to Stop Antifa Planning, Promoting Riots in Portland, Seattle

    01/23/2021 7:05:25 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 01/23/2021 | KATABELLA ROBERTS AND JAN JEKIELEK
    Twitter did nothing to stop Antifa planning and promoting riots in Portland and Seattle weeks in advance, according to Journalist Andy Ngo, an expert on the anarcho-communist group. At least 150 people gathered and participated in events punctuated by violence and destruction in the two states just hours after Joe Biden took the oath of office to become the 46th president of the United States on Jan. 20. Wednesday’s riots saw agitators in Portland smashing windows and vandalizing the offices of the state’s Democratic Party, while in Seattle, the activists marched into the iconic Pike Place Market to smash up...
  • Look Who’s Still Rioting (in Seattle and Portland)

    01/22/2021 10:53:12 AM PST · by karpov · 38 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | January 21, 2021 | WSJ Editorial Board
    President Trump has left office, but peace and harmony have not descended upon the land. Left-wing rioters rampaged in the streets of Portland, Ore., and Seattle on Wednesday, no matter Joe Biden’s unity plea. In Portland, rioters smashed the windows of the Democratic Party headquarters and scrawled graffiti on the Immigration and Customs Enforcement building. Demonstrators carried signs reading “we are ungovernable” and “we don’t want Biden—we want revenge! For police murders, imperialist wars, and fascist massacres.” Portland police say some rioters carried “pepper ball guns, electronic crowd control weapons similar to Tasers, large fireworks, shields and rocks” and that...
  • The world now is ready for this pizza-making robot made in Seattle

    01/21/2021 8:11:06 PM PST · by dynachrome · 45 replies
    king5 TV ^ | 1-15-21 | Chris Cashman
    Just as the restaurant industry is shifting, Seattle company Picnic believes the world might now be ready for its pizza-making robot. The Picnic Pizza System stole the show at last year's CES technology convention in Las Vegas. The robot wowed convention-goers by quickly rolling out hundreds of customized pizzas, each with different toppings, sizes and even making half-and-half pizzas — all with precision and little food waste. However, in the restaurant industry, there has been a stigma on automation. The coronavirus pandemic may be starting to change that, said Picnic CEO Clayton Wood. “There’s a unique labor problem in that...
  • (Socialist) Kshama Sawant calls for city to investigate threatening messages sent from city email address

    01/21/2021 6:16:36 PM PST · by Libloather · 9 replies
    Q13 Fox ^ | 1/21/20
    SEATTLE - Seattle City Council member Kshama Sawant says she's received multiple threatening emails from a Seattle Fire Department's city email address. In a letter sent to city officials, the socialist and often controversial councilwoman says the emails began in December 2020 with a message telling her to leave town. From there, the messages became more sinister, Sawant says, with the "most ominous" message sent Jan. 18. A Seattle Fire Department spokeperson says they are investigating and police have been notified. An administrator reportedly told Sawant in late December that the employee in question denies sending the emails, but Sawant...
  • Antifa in Seattle and Portland Smash Property, Oppose Biden, Police: ‘We Are Ungovernable’

    01/21/2021 11:13:46 AM PST · by yoe · 37 replies
    The Epoch Times ^ | January 21, 2021 | Tom Ozimek
    Far-left activists vandalized buildings and clashed with police in the Pacific Northwest on Jan. 20, voicing their opposition to the government, law enforcement, and the freshly sworn-in President Joe Biden, with some carrying signs reading, “We are ungovernable.”
  • Antifa militants smash up original Starbucks during anti-Biden protest

    01/21/2021 11:19:14 AM PST · by lowbridge · 55 replies ^ | January 21, 2021 | Lee Brown
    They really don’t want Joe. Antifa militants chanted “f—k” President Biden during a rampage through Seattle after the inauguration — and smashed up the historic site of the very first Starbucks. Seattle cops made at least three arrests as at least 100 protesters scrawled graffiti, smashed windows and even set fire to an American flag, according to the Seattle Times. Videos showed the mob chanting their allegiance to “Antifa” and repeatedly decrying the election of a left-wing president, Biden. “F—k Trump, f—k Biden too, they don’t give a f—k about you,” a large crowd chanted in one clip. Some said...