Seattle TPP

How you can Fight the Battle in Seattle against TPP

On Monday, March 30, Seattle City Council will vote on a resolution OPPOSING FAST TRACK for the massive, secret, corporate-negotiated Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement. http://pol.moveon.org/event/moveonaction/143352 Fast Track would circumvent normal Congressional review processes, restricting debate and limiting Congress to an up or down vote on trade policy that would permanently change the balance of […]

Courts Drugs Justice Seattle

Ending the War on Drugs: a talk with Inspire Seattle

InspireSeattle invites YOU to join us at our Social Forum: Saturday, April 25th at 6:30PM. Main discussion topic for this evening: Ending the War on Drugs For four decades the US has fueled its policy of a “war on drugs” with over a trillion tax dollars and increasingly punitive policies. More than 39 million arrests […]

Education Seattle Washington State Politics

Response to the Seattle Times editorial on Common Core

[This is a response to the Seattle Times’ March 15 editorial Criticism of Common Core is misdirected.] You need to get the history of CCS right. The standards, the curricula and the tests are all one strategy. One begets the others. Teachers are forced to teach to the tests, so the standards mandate curricula. Pearson […]

Seattle TPP

Contact Seattle City Council members and ask them to oppose TPP

A number of local organizations have been working with a couple of members of the Seattle City Council (Mike OBrien and Kshama Sawant) to bring a resolution forward against the TPP (the secret Trade Agreement that corporations are hoping will get fast-tracked very soon by congress). Support was building and a plan was formed to […]

Activism Seattle Washington State Politics

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 […]

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 […]

Housing Seattle

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 […]

Seattle Transportation

Cuts to the transit cuts, low income fare comments

The King County Council has just canceled plans for further bus cuts, largely by reducing Metro’s reserve fund. They’re banking on a booming economy, which is a dangerous bet – another downturn in sales tax revenue & we’ll be in serious trouble. But in the meantime, if Seattle TBD Proposition 1 passes, there will be $45 […]

Cities Environment Seattle

Thomas Herrera-Mishler: Revitalization of Olmsted Parks – September 8, 2014

Thomas relates history of the Olmsted Brothers, influential landscape architects and sons of the eminent landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted. Examples of their designs in various U.S. cities, displaying their principles of green belts, wide avenues etc. are presented. Seattle’s park system was created in 1902-1908. Most of its major parks and the layout of […]