Lauren McCauley, staff writer
A fearless band of grannies faced down police officers and semi-trucks early Tuesday as they led a direct action blockading the entrances to the Seattle Port terminal where the Shell Oil's Polar Pioneer drilling rig is moored. Continuing the fierce local fight at the home berth of the Arctic drilling fleet, activists used their bodies, chains, and...
Deirdre Fulton, staff writer
One year after Seattle's mayor signed the nation's first citywide $15 minimum...
Lauren McCauley, staff writer
Protesters blocked all three main entrances to Seattle Port Terminal 5, where Shell kept their Arctic drilling rig. (Photo: @AntoniaJuhasz/Twitter)
Culminating days of fierce resistance against plans to drill for Arctic oil,...


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.