Tag Archives: The Stranger

Environmentalists launch blimp to call on people to join “kayak flotilla” to stop Shell oil drilling rigs

04.03.15

On Thursday morning, environmentalists gathered at Jack Perry Memorial Park to launch a blimp reading “ShellNo, Join the Flotilla!” The blimp floated upwards of 150 feet in the air and served as an effort to both bring attention to the eventual docking of Shell oil drilling rigs in Seattle waters—terminal 5 at the Port of Seattle to be specific—and call on the public to participate in direct action via a kayak flotilla to prevent the Shell fleet from parking in Seattle. Check out my photos and The Stranger’s Sydney Brownstone’s reporting on Thursday’s demonstration, as well as more shots below. And here’s some backstory on the Port of Seattle’s efforts to bring Shell’s vessels to the port.

Activists prepare to launch the blimp at Jack Perry Memorial Park.

Activists prepare to launch the blimp at Jack Perry Memorial Park.

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Space needle employees protest 1000 days without a raise

03.19.15

On the morning of Wednesday March 18th employees of the Space Needle Corporation gathered outside the Seattle landmark to protest working for over 1,000 days without any kind of raise. After employees, and council members Kshama Sawant and Nick Licata spoke to the assembled crowd, the group marched over to the Space Needle Corporation offices only blocks away and handed a list of demands with signatures of employees to the corporation’s public relations manager. Media were quickly told upon entry onto the premises of the office to stop taking pictures and filming. Most of us snagged a few shots anyway. Read The Stranger’s Sydney Brownstone’s reporting on both the event and the space needle’s history of labor-related issues.

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Recap: Burien ordinance 606 meets opposition, the lingering effects of marijuana criminalization, and #Blacklivesmatter at UW

03.13.2015 This one is a long recap of recent work and projects – spanning around five weeks or so – covering news and events in and around the Seattle area. Settle in.

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Recap: First Hill streets to get a makeover, contempt of the homeless is thinly veiled by hygiene concerns, and SPD protest tactics deepen mistrust of police

01.25.15

This overdue post brings you a smattering of recent projects that I’ve produced or worked on in some capacity over the past three weeks:

  • My photography was published alongside several nimby stories in the January 14th issue of Real Change News: one on the ACLU condemned attempt by the City of Burien to criminalize poor hygiene, and the other regarding Ballard residents squawking at the prospect of having low-income or homeless people frequenting a under construction urban rest stop in the area. Both articles were written by RCN staff reporter Aaron Burkhalter.

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