Deirdre Fulton, staff writer
As Minneapolis and Seattle mark their cities' first-ever Indigenous Peoples' Day, activists are calling for a nationwide revocation of Columbus Day in favor of a holiday that honors the more complicated past of this land's original inhabitants. In an interview with Democracy Now! , Seattle city councilmember Kshama Sawant, one of the sponsors of...
Andrea Germanos, staff writer
The Seattle City Council on Monday unanimously passed an ordinance that could...
Jon Queally, staff writer
A supporter of the $15 an hour minimum wage holds a sign during a Seattle City Council meeting in which the council voted to raise the minimum wage in Seattle, Monday June 2, 2014. (Photo: Stephen Brashear / Puget Sound Business Journal)
Less than six months after the start of an aggressive grassroots campaign, the...


Is there anything more enraging than the ugly spectacle of Senate millionaires and lobbyists - a broad coalition "from the rich to the very rich to the super-rich" - ganging up to defeat a minimum wage raise supported by the majority of the American people, aka the people they ostensibly represent? Seattle helped ease the pain a bit with a phased-in deal to raise its minimum wage to $15 an hour over a few years, proving MLK was right again about that arc of the moral universe.

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