June Against Doom Weekend Protest Kickoff; Saturday Sawant Rally

Today's picks for civic nerds

By Atoosa Moinzadeh June 5, 2015

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For Today

June Against Doom Community Picket Against Shell 

Stop Shell Seattle has a plan to form community picket lines this weekend outside Terminal Five, kicking off a month-long protest campaign. Organizers hope to focus on how this environmental  movement is connected with efforts such as #BlackLivesMatter, migrant movements, prison abolition, and more. 

Bring your signs, friends, and some sustenance to ride out the weekend, and check back at Stop Shell's website for updates on a meeting place. The group met up at 4458 Delridge Way Southwest at 5:30am this morning, and will make their way to the intersection of Southwest Charlestown Street and Southwest Marginal Place by 3:30pm. 

June Against Doom Community Picket Against Shell, Fri, June 5, 3:30pm, SW Charlestown St & SW Marginal Pl, Free 

For Saturday

Rally to Reelect Kshama Sawant

Join Truthdig columnist Chris Hedges, Green party 2012 presidential candidate Jill Stein, state senator Pramila Jayapal (D-37, Southeast Seattle), SEIU 775 president David Rolf, and antiracism community organizer Dustin Washington at Sawant's reelection rally Saturday evening. City Council member Sawant "has led the opposition to the corporate agenda in Seattle," the rally advert exclaims and she hopes to continue her fight on behalf of the working class. 

If you're a Sawant supporter, this your chance help her return to city council. 

Rally to Re-Elect Kshama Sawant, Sat, June 6, 6:30pm, Town Hall Seattle, 1119 Eighth Ave, $15

For Monday

Defining ‘The Moral Imperative of Revolt’

From the Arab Spring to the Occupy Movement, popular uprisings are in the air these days. According to Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist Chris Hedges (see above), the time to revolt is now. Next Monday evening, he’ll ask the big question: Are we, as a people, ready to spark the next rebellion?

He’ll discuss his findings on inequality, negative environmental trends, and the “sublime madness” it takes to instigate a revolution.

Defining ‘The Moral Imperative of Revolt’, Mon, Jun 8, 7:30pm. Town Hall Seattle, 1119 Eighth Ave, $5

Advance Notice for June 11

The Hand Comic Release Party

Get your hands on the first comics zine anthology released by the Hand, a comics collective that’s individually distinct: “We are POC, white, mixed, gay, disabled, jewish, genderqueer—we are dreamers, screamers, Pisces, teachers, thinkers, social butterflies, lone wolves.” 

“We formed the collective because we wanted to get together and draw with others who did not feel represented well in the comics community,” founding member and artist Andy Panda says. “We started by just having drawing nights together, but then we realized that we wanted to support each other in the promotion of our art. That included hosting events and putting out this first comic anthology.”

Featuring efforts by social-justice-minded artists like Panda, ET RussianSarah Rosenblatt, and Robyn J, you won’t want to miss this radical installment in small press publishing. 

“All of the comics in [the Hand] employ nonfiction, fiction, or personal stories to talk about social justice issues,” says Panda. 

The Hand Comic Release Party, Thu, June 11, 6:30pm, The New Tomorrow, 10th Ave between Pike and Union Sts, Free 


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