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September 9, 2013 at 4:24 PM

Wisconsin governor holds think-tank fundraiser

Protesters not losers I was in that group of folks who rallied to protest Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s presence at an annual fundraiser intended to champion his divisive strategies in Wisconsin. [“Conservatives can ‘reclaim’ nation, Wisconsin governor says,” NW Friday, Sept. 6.] Sen. Slade Gorton, the people at that rally were actually what one would call…

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

July 18, 2013 at 7:34 PM

The aftermath of George Zimmerman’s trial

The lesson of the acquittal So, you think the next step is “repeal of Florida’s Stand Your Ground law.” [“Editorial: The next step after the Trayvon Martin case,” Opinion, July 16.] You’re wrong. That law was never part of George Zimmerman’s defense. The next step is to insist to black kids wearing hoodies that they go nowhere…

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Comments | Topics: acquittal, action, george zimmerman

June 7, 2013 at 7:57 AM

Teachers protest transfer of colleague

Leave teachers who teach It is surprising that a high-school teacher at an alternative high school in Seattle can be transferred because one student’s family is uncomfortable with his “Courageous Conversations” class on racial and social-justice issues [“Teacher’s transfer protested at board meeting,” NWThursday, June 6]. They only filed two complaints against this teacher, and…

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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 The organizers of today’s food-service worker’s strike claim that large corporations can afford to raise wages because of record profits [“Fast-food workers protest,” NWFriday, May 31].Yes, it is true that Subway, for example, has record profits, but Subway Corp. does not pay the workers’ wages. The wages are paid by…

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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 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 at night,” page one, May 2].We won the eight-hour workday, 40-hour workweek, sick leave, medical care, competitive-wage scales and safe working conditions because labor…

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