April 11, 2014

The elephant that wasn’t there

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A quick response to Scott Napalos’s recent piece What went wrong with the organizing. Continue reading

April 8, 2014

On the Seattle Metropolitan Project and its Consequences

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From Tides of Flame

Yesterday, I spent 20 minutes watching a crew tear down a brick wall, and I thought of the workers, long since dead, who first built that wall. As much as I love the new, I remain haunted by the old. Just like you. Just like this neighborhood.

 -Sherman Alexie, South Lake Union, 2012 Continue reading

April 8, 2014

URBAN SUBVERSIONS Screening at Northwest Film Forum

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Northwest Film Forum presents Urban Subversions, “A tour through movies where urbanism—particularly the electric youth culture fed by city life—is as radical and subversive as Marxism and Anarchism. Agit-prop teens translate music into politics and tech smarts into transgression, upending the government and corporate status quo, in this collection of urban-themed films. Multiculturalism, mass transit and the kismet of streets (all fixed features of cities) also factor in to the revolution at hand.” Screening Wednesday April 9th, 7 pm, at 1515 12th Ave, Seattle. $6, runtime 90 minutes.

http://www.nwfilmforum.org/live/page/calendar/3062

April 2, 2014

MARCH POINT Free Screening at Cascadia Film Night

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Cascadia Watch is hosting a free screening of March Point on Sunday April 6th, at 8 pm, as part of our irregular Cascadia Film Night. Continue reading

April 2, 2014

Washington State DNR Allowed Clearcuts On Unstable Oso Slope

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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. The unstable composition of the slope—loose silt and sand, deposited by glaciers on top of a layer of clay—was so well-known that a 1967 article in the Seattle Times referred to it as “slide hill,” and a 1999 geological report for the Army Corps of Engineers discussed its “potential for large-scale catastrophic failure.” Continue reading

March 8, 2014

Men and women do not have different brains, claims neuroscientist

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By  of The Telegraph:

The idea that men are from Mars and women are from Venus, with male and female brains wired differently, is a myth which has no basis in science, a professor has claimed. Continue reading

March 8, 2014

750 immigration detainees on hunger strike at NW Detention Center

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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. Continue reading

February 23, 2014

METROPOLIS Screening and Online

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Black Coffee Co-op is hosting a screening of Metropolis (2012) on Sunday March 2nd, at 7 pm, as part of the irregular Cascadia Film Night. Continue reading

February 19, 2014

The Testing Ground for the New Surveillance (Oakland)

Written by Sarah Jeong, adapted by Susie Cagle. You can follow Sarah andSusie on Twitter.

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February 13, 2014

Seattle solidarity demo at Mexican consulate for the arrested comrades accused of molotov attack

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From 325:

This afternoon, February 11th, there was a demonstration at the Mexican consulate in Seattle, in solidarity with Carlos Lopez and other prisoners of the Mexican state. Continue reading

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