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Salomon’s campaign, and special interests, spend over $235K to unseat progressive State Senator Maralyn Chase

Stand For Children and Washington Realtors Political Action Committee, together with Jesse Salmon’s campaign, have spent over $235,000 to unseat Senator Maralyn Chase, according to the Public Disclosure Commission website. This PDC page lists independent expenditures for the Jesse Salomon campaign, reproduced below: Sponsor name Amount For/against Itemized expenditures WASHINGTON REALTORS POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE 39,826.79 […]

Uncategorized Washington State Politics

Stand for Children’s and WA Realtors’ suspicious campaign spending

According to the state Public Disclosure Commission, STAND FOR CHILDREN PAC spent $456,189.36 in 2018, much of it for “MAILER Independent expenditures” and “DIGITAL Ad Campaign Independent Expenditures.” Here’s a partial list of their expenditures. Itemized expenditures: 456,189.36 Recipient Date Description Amount Report RALLY CAMPAIGNS 10/29/2018 MAILER Independent Expenditures 13,616.58 C4 RALLY CAMPAIGNS 10/29/2018 MAILER Independent […]

Banks Public Bank Seattle

Seattle Public Municipal Bank Forum, Dec 10

Join Seattle City Councilman Nick Licata, State Senator Bob Hasegawa, Gwen Hallsmith of the Public Banking Institute, the Seattle Public Bank Coalition, and experts in public banking for a public forum on A Municipal Bank for Seattle Dec 10 at 7pm University Methodist Church, 1415 NE 43rd St, Seattle More information at http://seattlepublicbankcoalition.org/ Seattle could […]

Corporations Environment Food Monsanto

Anti-Monsanto protest in Argentina

Monsanto is very powerful in Argentina. The people were going from intersection to intersection for a good long sit-in before proceeding to the next. The police were behaving themselves, moving ahead of the protesters, and closing the intersections ahead of the people. They were glad to hear about solidarity from Seattle.

Corporations Corruption Economic Justice Trade

DeFazio on the secret Trans Pacific Partnership "free trade" negotiations

US Representative Peter DeFazio addresses Congress on the pitfalls of the secret “free” trade agreement known as the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement. This video predates Japan joining the TPP . . . listen to the “hit” the US car industry will take with Japan joining . . . it also predates US Representative Alan Grayson […]

Bradley Manning War Crimes

My letter to the man who now has the power to reduce Bradley's sentence

My letter to the man who now has the power to reduce Bradley’s sentence: Major General Buchanan, The persecution of Bradley Manning, who honored his duty by reporting war crimes, is a dishonor to the U.S. military and government. The abuse he has suffered in prison is a crime, prohibited both by Geneva Convention and the […]

Activism Protests

Political movements as spiritual conversion?

I have said that a ‘movement’ may be only possible if people experience a political shift on the level of a spiritual conversion. Here it is at work! When they get arrested, they’re calling it “bearing witness.” These people know how to send love and support to those who are willing to sacrifice their personal […]

Elections Washington State Politics

Seattle City Council, Position 2: Kshama Sawant

He may look goofy, but Richard Conlin isn’t just a huge-headed tooth balloon—he’s arguably the most destructive member of the Seattle City Council. He has claimed to be a progressive environmentalist during his 16 years on the council, when in fact he has spent those four terms helping to kill mass transit, build new highways, […]

Activism Justice Prisons

Restorative Justice Issue Call, Saturday

For those who have RSVP’d to attend this event, don’t forget the call is this Saturday! If you haven’t RSVP’d yet, please read on… Don, California’s justice system appears blind–blind to the inhumanity of its prison system. Inmates in California are still protesting torturous solitary confinement and other inhumane conditions in a hunger strike, which […]