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September 9, 2013 at 4:24 PM

Wisconsin governor holds think-tank fundraiser

Protesters not losers About 300 people, mostly labor union supporters, protested outside the Sheraton Hotel in Seattle where Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker gave a speech on Sept. 5, 2013. [Mark Harrison, The Seattle Times.] I was in that group of folks who rallied to protest Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s presence at an annual fundraiser intended to champion…

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Comments | More in Economy, Politics, Seattle | Topics: GOP, protest, Republicans

July 9, 2013 at 7:30 AM

The Egyptian coup

Extremism does not fit well in democracy Supporters of deposed Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi demonstrate at the Rabaa al-Adweya Mosque in the Nasr City district on July 8, 2013 in Cairo, Egypt. Egyptian health ministry officials are reporting at least 50 people were killed and more than 300 injured when the Egyptian military aledgedly opened fire…

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Comments | More in Politics | Topics: coup, democracy, Egypt

June 23, 2013 at 7:00 AM

Protests in Brazil

Proud to be Brazilian Riot police move towards protesters as others hold a Brazilian flag and chant for no violence during a protest in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Thursday, June 20, 2013. More than half a million Brazilians poured into the streets of at least 80 Brazilian cities Thursday in demonstrations that saw violent clashes and…

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Comments | More in Politics | Topics: brazil, democracy, protest

June 7, 2013 at 7:57 AM

Teachers protest transfer of colleague

Leave teachers who teach Supporters of Center School teacher Jon Greenberg rally at a School Board meeting at district headquarters. At left is Vanessa Meraki, who taught at Center School. (Greg Gilbert / The Seattle Times) It is surprising that a high-school teacher at an alternative high school in Seattle can be transferred because one student’s family…

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Comments | More in Education, Education reform | Topics: education, protest, race

June 4, 2013 at 1:39 PM

Food workers demonstrate

Franchise pays wages, not corporation Demonstrators on Thursday enter a McDonald’s on Fifth Avenue near Seattle Center calling for better wages and urging workers there to join them in walking off the job, but they were unsuccessful. Similar demonstrations took place in New York, Chicago, St. Louis and Milwaukee. (Dean Rutz / The Seattle Times) The organizers…

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Comments | Topics: demonstration, fast food, pay

May 5, 2013 at 7:07 AM

Olympia roommates jailed over May Day ’12, refused to testify

Pair deserved jail time Nobody likes to be a snitch, and solitary confinement may have been too harsh in this case, but Katherine Olejnik and Matthew Duran were rightfully imprisoned for contempt of court [“Pair jailed over May Day in ’12 steer clear — again,” NWThursday, May 2]. I don’t believe for a minute the contention that…

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| Topics: anarchy, jail, May Day

May 3, 2013 at 7:32 AM

May Day protests turn violent

Violence distracts from protesters’ message A protester is arrested near Westlake Park during the May Day protest in Seattle on Wednesday, May 1, 2013. (Bettina Hansen / The Seattle Times) A little night music at the May Day rally yesterday, and the next morning, all they’re talking about is the violence [“Day of peaceful protests turns rowdier…

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Comments | More in Seattle Police Department | Topics: May Day, police, protest