Seattle

Sterling Manor tenants win massive repairs from landlords

Direct action by Seattle residents gets the goods - forcing landlords to spend over $50,000 on fixing mould and decay problems at an apartment block in north Seattle.

Kshama Sawant and Capitalism's Shock Absorbers

Seattle skyline at night

An analysis from Black Orchid Collective on the recent election of Socialist Alternative candidate Kshama Sawant to Seattle City Council, and this election's relationship to the broader social movement forces and conditions of the city.

Quick win in poverty-wages fight at White Center grocery store

SeaSol quickly wins $6,710 at a South Seattle grocery store.

The Seattle general strike, 1919 - Jeremy Brecher

Jeremy Brecher's historical account of the general strike and takeover of the city by workers in Seattle in 1919.

Olivereau, Louise (1883- 1963)

Louise Olivereau

A short biography of anarchist and war resister Louise Olivereau

Industrial Worker (Spokane, Seattle: 1909-1930)

A summary of the University of Washington's microfilm collection of the Industrial Worker newspaper.

Between the Leninists and the Clowns: Avoiding recklessness and professionalism in revolutionary struggle

A piece by a member of Black Orchid Collective looking at recent movements in Seattle and advocating their conception of cadre organization.

Revolutionary Anarchist #3 (1973)

This July 1973 issue of Seattle’s Revolutionary Anarchist #3 was a tight, action-packed issue and a “joint publishing project of the Seattle section of the Social Revolutionary Anarchist Federation and the Revolutionary Anarchist Print Fund, and is edited by David Brown”.

Non-unionised Seattle truckers organise against the bosses

Over 600 non-unionised workers at dock in Seattle walk out in protest against horrendous working conditions. What started at one company has now spread to over a dozen. The workers are not going back to work until the bosses give into their demands.

Video footage from the Seattle general strike, 1919

Excerpt from Witness to Revolution: The Story of Anna Louise Strong. Contains original film footage from 1919, the only known footage of the strike. Produced and directed by Lucy Ostrander.