Deirdre Fulton, staff writer
Kayaks began lining up on the shores of Seattle's Elliot Bay early Saturday morning in preparation for the sHell No! "flotilla rally," organized by social and environmental justice groups in opposition to Shell Oil's plans to drill for fossil fuels in fragile Arctic waters. Tweets about #paddleinseattle OR #shellno Over the vocal objections of...
Deirdre Fulton, staff writer
Paddling activists rolled out the un-welcome mat as Shell Oil's hulking 'Polar...
Lauren McCauley, staff writer
"Kayaktivists" in Shell's homeport of Seattle are holding a Flotilla on Thursday to confront the drilling fleet. (Photo: Backbone Campaign/cc/flickr)
Faced with the imminent arrival of the Shell drilling fleet and newly announced...


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.