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Seattle Rising Tide with Raging Grannies Block an Oil Train

Annette Klapstein, Adam Gaya and Jan Woodruff locked down to the tracks at Tesoro’s March Point refinery, located on stolen* Swinomish land in Anacortes, on Monday morning, stopping an oil train from leaving the facility for over four hours. For months, communities along … Continue reading

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Campesino Power

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Last summer over 300 migrant farmworkers at Sakuma Brothers Berry Farm engaged in work stoppages to protest wage theft, racist abuse in the fields, sub-standard housing, being forced to work while sick, and many other grievances. They ultimately called for a boycott of Sakuma berries after the farm management refused to negotiate in good faith. The workers formed an independent union called Familias Unidas por la Justicia to represent them and have been fighting for a legally binding contract since the end of July 2013. Familias Unidas' struggle will go down as one of the biggest labor disputes in Washington's history and the largest farmworker strikes on the west coast since the crusades of Cesar Chavez in the 60's and 70's. Support the people who grow your food! To support the struggle visit: or Continue reading

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Unist’ot’en Action Camp 2014

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"The Unist'ot'en Camp is a resistance community whose purpose is to protect sovereign Wet'suwet'en territory from several proposed pipelines from the Tar Sands Gigaproject and shale gas from Hydraulic Fracturing Projects in the Peace River Region.

The camp is located at the shore of the Wedzin Kwah and mouth of the Gosnell Creek. These are all tributary to the the Skeena, Bulkley, and Babine Rivers. The proposed pipelines from Enbridge Northern Gateway and Pacific Trails both seek to cross the rivers at the exact point where the resistance camp is built on the Unis’tot’en Territory of Talbits Kwah.

The Unist'ot'en (C’ihlts’ehkhyu / Big Frog Clan)along with other strong uncompromising allies will stop this destructive path, for the future generations, for the biodiversity, and for solidarity with our neighbours living amidst the heavy impacts in the Tar Sands Affected areas in Northern Alberta, and regions heavily affected by Fracking Natural Gas and Shale Oil, as well as communities impacted by Refineries, Pipelines, and Fuel Terminals and Port Expansions." - Continue reading

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A few photos from tandem touring

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Chris Soler

Chris Soler, 56, tends to a graft on one of the many fruit trees in his 12-acre permaculture farm in Bow, Wash. Instead of planting a desirable breed of fruit from seed, he simply cuts a piece off of his … Continue reading

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Delray Sings

Delray, 55, sings outside the food co-op in downtown Bellingham, Wash on Tuesday afternoon. “My parents had they’re honeymoon in Delray, Florida, and I was the result of that,” Delray said. When asked how old he was, Delray answered, “I’ve … Continue reading

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Seattle Mayday Celebration

Anti-capitalist and anarchist demonstrators rally around a fire at the Pine and Broadway intersection in downtown Seattle during their annual May Day celebration. Anarchists and labor activists alike have celebrated May Day for over a century in commemoration of the … Continue reading

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