Tell lawmakers how to fix the school funding crisis: Oct 19, 5PM in Renton

Join Radical Women at a public meeting of the Senate Early Learning and K-12 Education Committee

For decades, Washington legislators have refused to provide adequate funding for public schools. The state Supreme Court finally lost patience and is imposing a penalty of $100,000 a day until the legislature comes through with the funds. The only real solution is to change the state’s tax structure to tax wealthy individuals and corporations. It’s not enough to close a few paltry tax loopholes or further penalize workers and the poor through higher property taxes and sales taxes. Members of the Senate education committee are holding a “listening tour” in different regions around the state. Come speak out for funding schools through taxing the rich and wealthy corporations. This meeting at the Renton headquarters of the Puget Sound Educational Service District will be the opportunity for people in 35 school districts of King and Pierce counties to say their piece.

800 Oakesdale Ave. SW, Renton
Monday, October 19, 5-7pm

For more information, 206-722-6057 (Radical Women), RWseattle@mindspring.com. Facebook: Renton Area McCleary Senate Listening Tour

Support public transit at Westlake, Valentine's Day at noon

Valentine’s Day Informational Picket

“HEY KING COUNTY! HAVE A HEART!”
— Roll Back the Fare Hikes!
— Keep Public Transit Accessible to All!
— Honor Transit Workers with a Fair Contract!

Saturday, February 14, 12:00 pm
WESTLAKE PARK, 4th & PIKE, SEATTLE

<span”>After approving more taxes to save bus service, Seattleites now face a fare hike — compliments of King County elected officials. On March 1, fares rise 25 cents, and more for seniors. Meanwhile, Metro is cutting rider info on weekends and denying Metro transit workers a fair contract.

Rather than hand Boeing $8.7 billion in sweetheart deals, elected officials need to fix the state’s regressive tax structure. Help build a movement to win progressive funding that includes taxing King County’s wealth: expand public transit, lower fares, and end Metro’s sweatshop on wheels with a fair contract.

  • Call KC Exec Dow Constantine at 206-296-4040 & KC Council at 206-296-1000.
    Tell them to show the love for public transit and a humane work environment!

Issued by Shop Floor 587 – a rank-&-file caucus of Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local 587, committed to the ATU motto “Freedom through Organization.” email shopfloor587@gmail.com

Endorsers: Organized Workers for Labor Solidarity (OWLS), Transit Riders Union (TRU) and Seattle Radical Women (SRW)

Martin Luther King Day rally and march

Martin Luther King Day Rally & March

January 19, 2015
Garfield High School
23rd & E. Jefferson


  • Workshops 9:00 am – 9:50 am
  • Rally 10:00 am – 11:00 am
  • Pre march speakers 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • March leaves Garfield 12:00 pm
  • Rally in front of Federal Courthouse at Seventh and Stewart.

The day’s events are sponsored by the MLK Celebration Committee
For a full list of workshops go to MLKSeattle.org


Radical Women and the Freedom Socialist Party will be participating. Stop by our literature table at Garfield High in the morning, then look for our signs during the march.

Some highlights of the day:
The rally at the Federal Courthouse will include speakers Sarah Scott from the Freedom Socialist Party, and José Luis Avila, who is Nestora Salgado’s husband.

Workshop – Room 226 at Garfield, 9:00am
Fighting for Justice from Ferguson to Guerrero, Mexico:
The Case of Nestora Salgado

Nestora Salgado is a naturalized U.S. Citizen and a political prisoner in Mexico. The workshop will have a brief history of Nestora’s community work in Guerrero, Mexico, where she helped to organize against violent drug cartels who were in collusion with corrupt government officials. A basic human right is to live in a crime free community. Although she has been cleared of all charges by a Mexican federal judge, she has been held in a maximum security prison since August of 2013.

The workshop will, after a brief history, lead a discussion about the military and police forces that are being used to suppress communities of color and progressive communities both in this country and in Mexico.

Panelists: Su Docekal, Freedom for Nestora Committee
Grisel Rodriguez, daughter of Nestora Salgado
Patrick Burns, Carpenters Local 30
Jacquie Jones-Walsh, Coalition of Black Trade Unionists

Looking for action?

Find it at Radical Women’s organizing meeting

Connect with a multi-racial group of feminists looking to change the world! Take part in updates and discussions on the effort to stop Seattle Housing Authority’s rent-raising “Stepping Forward” plan. Analyze the movement to defend Marissa Alexander, a Black mother going on trial in Florida for defending herself against domestic violence. Learn about other campaigns and activities. Get involved, you are needed!

Thursday, November 6, 7pm
Dinner is served with vegan option at 6:30pm for $8.50 donation.

New Freeway Hall, 5018 Rainier Ave S., Seattle
On the #7 busline or six blocks southeast of the Columbia City light rail station.

For info, rides or to reserve childcare:  206-722-6057
RWseattle@mindspring.comwww.RadicalWomen.org

Forum on saving public housing, Sat. Oct 25

Public Forum

The Fight to Save Public Housing

Stop SHA Rent Hikes!

Saturday, October 25, 7:00 pm
Doors open at 6:30 pm. Door donation $1-5.
No one turned away for lack of funds.
Desserts and snack plates, with vegan option,
available for $2.50-7 donation.

Speakers:

  • Yusuf Cabdi – Immigrant rights advocate and former Seattle Housing Authority Commissioner
  • Sidney Carter – Resident and activist at New Holly who has lived in SHA housing for over 22 years
  • Fadumo Isaq – Mother and childcare provider, Yesler Terrace resident and leader
  • Gina Petry – Radical Women president, organizer for low-income families and single mothers
  • Annaliza Torres  – Member of Office and Professional Employees International Union, Local 8 and SHA worker

New Freeway Hall, 5018 Rainier Ave., S, Seattle.
4 blocks south of S. Alaska St. at the Dawson stop of the #7 busline.

Auspices: Radical Women and Freedom Socialist Party.

Information: 206-722-6057, RWseattle@mindspring.com, www.RadicalWomen.org.
Everyone welcome. Childcare provided. Wheelchair accessible.

Orgasm, Inc. The Strange Science of Female Pleasure

Orgasm, Inc.

This humorous documentary offers a behind-the-scenes look into the ploy by pharmaceutical companies to create a new disease for profit – “female sexual dysfunction.” It illustrates how people are manipulated into thinking they have a physical problem to increase revenues for Big Pharma.

Open discussion will be kicked off by Susan Traff, a licensed mental health counselor, who is passionate about bringing awareness to this issue.

Friday, August 8, 7:00pm
Snack plate with vegan option at 6:30pm for $7.00 donation. Door donation $2-5.

New Freeway Hall, 5018 Rainier Ave S., Seattle
On the #7 busline or six blocks southeast of the Columbia City light rail station.

Sponsored by: Radical Women

For information, rides or to reserve childcare: 206-722-6057 RWseattle@mindspring.comwww.RadicalWomen.org

May Day March and Rally for Workers and Immigrant Rights

Rally with thousands of workers and immigrant rights supporters. The event will focus on standing together with all workers regardless of race, class, gender, sexual identity and documentation status.
Join with Radical Women participants who will be marching with the Libertad para Nestora/Freedom for Nestora Committee. Look for our signs and banner!

Thursday May 1st, 2014. 3:00pm 
The march will begin at St. Mary’s Church, 611 20th Ave South, Seattle.
It will end with a rally at Westlake Park.

For more information on the event, go to:
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Rally in solidarity with Northwest Detention Center Hunger Strikers March 11

Rally in solidarity with Northwest Detention Center Hunger Strikers: 5:00 – 7:00p.m. Tuesday, March 11 (Get  carpool information below)

1000 more signatures needed by 5pm tomorrow.  Please, sign the petition here.

On Friday, March 7th, 1200 people held at the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma, Washington, one of the largest immigration prisons in the country, began a hunger strike and work stoppage. They are putting their bodies on the line to protest the on-going deportations overseen by Immigration and Customs Enforcement and the inhumane conditions at the for-profit detention center owned and operated by the GEO Corporation.

Inspired in part by the February 24 #Not1More deportation action at the detention center, the hunger strikers timed their action to begin on Friday. On Fridays, the people facing imminent deportation are separated and processed for deportation, weekly events that contribute to the nearly 2,000,000 deported during the Obama administration. The hunger strikers join a nation-wide movement of resistance against unprecedented levels of detention and deportation

Carpool

We will be meeting at 5018 Rainier Ave. S., Seattle 98118 (New Freeway Hall) at 3:30pm and departing at 4pm. If you can call ahead to say whether you need a ride or can offer rides that is helpful, but not necessary. 206-722-2453.

For more information on the rally visit the Facebook page.
For directions click here. 

Apart from calling attention to the unrelenting deportations, the hunger strikers demands include:

– Improved food quality
– Improved treatment (including medical treatment)
– Increased pay for work in the facility (the current pay is $1.00/day)
– An end to exorbitant commissary prices
– Fundamental fairness and justice

Nov 27 in Seattle: a feminist look at the TPP free trade monster; Nov 7: organizing

Thursday, November 21, 7:30pm • Dinner 6:30pm, New Freeway Hall, 5018 Rainier Ave. S., Seattle
4 blocks south of S. Alaska St. at the Hudson stop of the #7 busline. Near the Columbia City light rail station.

A feminist look at a looming free trade monster: The Trans-Pacific Partnership

How are capitalist trade pacts impacting women and workers around the world? Learn what’s at risk from this latest imperialist love fest that pushes privatization, targets food production, and undermines global access to low-cost medications. Let’s talk about how to create a global economy run for people, not profit. Come strategize about how to stop the TPP before it’s fast-tracked down our throats. Presentation by environmentalist and social worker Hilary Bowker. Seasonal supper, with vegan options, served at 6:30pm for $8.50 donation.

For more info or to arrange childcare: 206-722-6057 • RWseattle@mindspring.com www.radicalwomen.orgwww.facebook.com/rwseattle


Thursday, November 7, 7:30pm • Dinner 6:30pm
Get engaged with socialist feminism!

This Radical Women meeting will focus on grassroots activist organizing. Learn about campaigns such as defending victims of domestic violence, fighting for the basic needs of working and poor people, and building women’s leadership. Hearty home-style dinner, with vegan options, served at 6:30pm for $8.50 donation.

New Freeway Hall, 5018 Rainier Ave. S., Seattle
4 blocks south of S. Alaska St. at the Hudson stop of the #7 busline. Near the Columbia City light rail station.

For more info or to arrange childcare: 206-722-6057 • RWseattle@mindspring.com www.radicalwomen.orgwww.facebook.com/rwseattle