Posts for October, 2015

Indigenous Peoples’ Day 2015 – Recognizing the Painful History of the Indian Boarding School Policy

October 7th, 2015

Last year, it was my good fortune to have worked with indigenous community activists on the creation of Indigenous People’s Day in Seattle. By passing this historic resolution, the City of Seattle rejected a celebration of Columbus Day, and honored the history and memory of those who experienced the brutal realities of colonialism and genocide. This […]

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Seattle Tenants Force Slumlord Carl Haglund to Back Off Rent Increases

October 7th, 2015

Now let’s step up protests to resolve the issues of all his tenants! With the help of Councilmembers Kshama Sawant and Nick Licata, and the Tenants Union of WA, tenants living in the Charles Street Apartments at 6511 Rainier Avenue South organized and fought back against appalling living conditions and circumstances. Tenants have lived with rats, roaches, […]

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