By Jim Fromm Memorial Day 2014 Trigger warning. This piece includes content about suicide and rape.
By Brendan Kiley at The Stranger via CascadiaWatch.org Two days after the Hazel slope in Oso turned into what one rescue worker described as “a blender” of mud and trees hurtling downhill, a Snohomish County official told a roomful of reporters: “This was a completely unforeseen slide. This came out of nowhere.” He was wrong.…
From KOMO News: TACOMA, Wash. – Immigrant-rights activists rallied outside the Northwest Detention Center on Saturday, while at least 750 detainees protested their treatment and called for an end to deportations with a hunger strike.
Written by Sarah Jeong, adapted by Susie Cagle. You can follow Sarah andSusie on Twitter.
By Sarah Lazare, staff writer with Common Dreams: In the cells of a segregated “high security unit” at a southern Illinois prison, men have taken the step of going without food to protest their isolation and inhumane treatment at the hands of “corrections” authorities.