The Pacific Northwest Labor and Civil Rights Projects has an amazing set of historical records, photographs, and newspapers tracing labor and civil rights movements along the West Coast, with focuses on Seattle and San Francisco. Featuring multitude of resources including Labor History Encyclopedia, Communism in Washington State, and Civil Rights Movements in Seattle, there’s a ton of […]Read More Labor and Civil Rights History Archives in the Pacific Northwest
Tuesday saw Obama shirts, buttons, hats, sweatshirts, signs, and magnets take over. Nary a Republican supporter was to be found. I suspect they were in hiding as usual around this school. But the mood was very pensive. I think we realized that the election would be over soon, yet we were (or I was, at […]Read More The Day After the Earth Stood Still
Greetings troll drops readers! I just wanted to share with you some thoughts I had yesterday while in my living room. I pulled my ballot out of the mail and sat down to caste my first ever vote for president of the United States. I also voted for governor, attorney general, secretary of state, house […]Read More Make Democracy Happen in Your Own Living Room
We see tracking polls by the bushel—all varying in accuracy and results. Yet a common theme among them is that the pollsters must make a decision about who is likely to vote. Will more youth vote this time? What about seniors? Independents? The sad thing is that nobody is entirely sure who will vote come […]Read More Voting: It’s What’s for Dinner
There’s a church about a block down from my apartment in Seattle that I pass on the way to class every day. Usually in the afternoon there will be a pair of african-american older males sitting right outside passing the time. They aren’t panhandling or anything… I suspect they live there and just are taking […]Read More You Gonna Vote, Brother?
“WASHINGTON (AP) – Cindy McCain has accused Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama of running “the dirtiest campaign in American history.”Read More Did she really just say that?