Friday, May 4, 2012

Week in Review

Posted by on Fri, May 4, 2012 at 8:32 AM

On Tuesday at Westlake.
  • Brendan Kiley
  • Tuesday at Westlake.

May Day! May Day! May Day! May Day! Plus a little bit about the new school superintendent, too—and your calls—this morning on Weekday.

That's 94.9 FM starting at 10 a.m.


Comments (13) RSS

Oldest First Unregistered On Registered On Add a comment
And, according to the KUOW listing, no Joni Balter!!!
Posted by onalki on May 4, 2012 at 8:47 AM · Report this
JensR 2
Aww they look like they used to do in the 90's thats adorable! Does american nazi's all still cling to the skinhead aesthetics too?
Posted by JensR on May 4, 2012 at 9:13 AM · Report this
Cato the Younger Younger 3
Let's not forget that the 1% will be celebrating their wealth with the opening of Boating Season this weekend!! That's right kids!! We get to deal with fucked up traffic as the wealthy show off their wealth!!
Posted by Cato the Younger Younger on May 4, 2012 at 9:26 AM · Report this
JensR 4
But honestly WHY are they still using the blackbloc tactic (I still cant grasp the point its like the football boys with their casual fashion, it just defines your purpose and makes you an easy arrest)?

And why on May 1st? For me its like trying to riot on christmas lunch. Here its a family thing, you bring the kids into town to protest and then hang out in the sun with snacks, music and perhaps a party afterwards.

Is it wierd to wonder why? I mean I guess I'm more positive to the whole thing than the majority of the readers of the Stranger but I still don't get it? Why riot on our day? Why use Blackbloc? Gah...
Posted by JensR on May 4, 2012 at 9:31 AM · Report this
Those black bloc sexy, so strong, so impactful! They inspire me to be a better person and to bring about change by smashing things! I like their Nikes! YAAAAAY BLACK BLOC!!!!
Posted by Sterno on May 4, 2012 at 9:57 AM · Report this

They dress up and break stuff on May Day to shake people out of their routine complacency, because it is traditional to dress up and break stuff on May Day to shake people out of their routine complacency.
Posted by robotslave on May 4, 2012 at 10:12 AM · Report this
Would George Zimmerman have shot any of these white kids in their black hoods?
Posted by DOUG. on May 4, 2012 at 10:20 AM · Report this
Oh looky here, there's the .01%'s future spokesperson, Pulitzer Putz, Eli, spouting off again.......
Posted by sgt_doom on May 4, 2012 at 10:28 AM · Report this
@6, how about trying nudity to "shake people out of their routine complacency"? I probably don't want to see any of these people without their clothes on, but it's still against the law, they'd still get arrested, they'd get their asses in the paper...they just wouldn't be able to maintain their anonymity. It's the cowardice, I think, that bothers me the most. Brave people advocate in the open for the things they want to change.
Posted by Sterno on May 4, 2012 at 10:32 AM · Report this

Look, this is the way it's always been done, it's traditional. You have fireworks on the fourth of July, you hunt for candy on Easter, and you dress up in historical costume and ritualistically smash stuff on May Day. In order to surprise people.
Posted by robotslave on May 4, 2012 at 10:42 AM · Report this
Yo, where this important news at? ?? ???

Green Party presidential candidate, Dr. Jill Stein, a real progressive, arrives in Seattle.

FRI May 4, 3 to 6 pm - Reception in Olympia at the Urban Onion, 116 Legion Way

SAT May 5, 8 to 8:30 am - Skype conversation with Maine Convention

SAT May 5, 9 to 5 - Spring Gathering in Seattle at the Labor Temple, 2800 1st Ave; see menu to left

Sat May 5, 6 to 9 pm - Openhouse/fundraiser at the Labor Temple again

SUN May 6, 12 noon onward - Port Townsend at the Port Townsend Senior Center, 620 Tyler St.

SUN May 6, 6:30 to 9 pm - Reception in Mt Vernon at the Skagit Valley Food Co-op, 202 S 1st St, Rm 309

MON May 7, early AM - flying to SF…
Posted by sgt_doom on May 4, 2012 at 10:53 AM · Report this
GlamB0t 12
Points for Beastie Boys at the end.
Posted by GlamB0t on May 4, 2012 at 11:00 AM · Report this
The guy on the right is really sticking it to the man by protesting in a designer Rocawear hoodie.
Posted by Riotsalad on May 4, 2012 at 4:14 PM · Report this

Add a comment

Commenting on this item is available only to registered commenters.