Explainer

Seattle Labor Unions Then and Now

The city’s worker movement was, and remains, a prominent force in the political scene. But what’s changed and what’s stayed the same?

03/26/2019 By Rosin Saez

100 Years of Activism

1999–2003: Progressives Protest the Global Trade Agenda and the Invasion of Iraq

As the Left formed a united front, street protests in downtown Seattle brought the WTO conference to a standstill.

11/21/2017 By Madeline Ostrander and Valerie Schloredt

Essay

"The Whole World Is Watching"

In 1999, Seattle was the stage for what was then the largest protest against economic globalization in history. An Amazon employee left work and trained his camera on the melee. Here’s what he discovered when he watched the tape 16 years later.

11/30/2015 By Ryan Boudinot