Ian Finkenbinder

New City Collegian Wins Society of Professional Journalists Award for In-Depth Reporting

This morning we received word New City Collegian writer Ian Awesome-Finkenbinder’s article ‘Rats, Needles, or Just Propaganda’ was selected for a Society of Professional Journalists award. The article placed among the top three pieces for Region 10 (Alaska, Idaho, Montana, and Washington) in the SPJ Mark of Excellence Awards and was selected for best ‘Online In-Depth Reporting’ […]

One Year Ago Today at Seattle Central

One Year Ago Today at Seattle Central

(Updated with photo) Eviction Eve: Chancellor Wakefield Issues Veiled Threat To Occupy Seattle By Ian Finkenbinder Run Date: December 8, 2011-New City Collegian At the time of this writing the dedicated protesters of Occupy Seattle are preparing to lose their space. Dozens of tents have already come down and work groups have moved their essential […]

Radicalizing Netroots

Radicalizing Netroots

Originally published June 10th by One Angry Queer. This is part two on the Netroots Nation blogging conference attended by Senior Staff Writer Ian Finkenbinder. The first article can be read here. By Ian Finkenbinder After spending all day going to panels and trying to find fellow revolutionaries (and Tweeting an insane amount of Tweets […]

Guns Don’t Kill People, Class War Does

By Ian Finkenbinder In recent days, a wave of violence has rocked Seattle, adding to an already growing number of murders that has City Hall and the Seattle Police Department scrambling to find a solution to a recent spate of bloody crimes rocking the city. Far exceeding previous years– the death toll as reported by […]

Special Edition Rants & Raves: School District to Step on the Throat of Free Speech

This is a special midweek edition of Rants & Raves focusing on the upcoming Board of Trustees meeting. It was collaboratively made by members of the New City Collegian staff. The meeting is scheduled for 3pm TODAY, at the Seattle Community College District building at 1500 Harvard Ave. They plan to implement a campus curfew, […]

Rats, Needles, or Just Propaganda?

By Ian Finkenbinder Months after the eviction of Occupy Seattle from Seattle Central, faculty, students, and writers for the New City Collegian have been diligently following up on claims asserted by the administration regarding Occupy’s stay at the Capitol Hill campus. Readers may remember the administration’s allegations of filthy, vermin-infested conditions and vandalized bathrooms during […]

SCCD Faculty, Students Show a History of Support For Occupy Seattle

By Ian Finkenbinder The relationship between Occupy Seattle and Seattle Central is nothing if not controversial. As soon as the first tent was set up on the south lawn at SCCC, accusations of drug use and sexual harassment were met with assertions that the school was engaged in a propaganda smear campaign in order to […]

Occupiers to Board of Trustees: “Stop Infringing On Free Speech!”

By Ian Finkenbinder On March 22, 2012, the New City Collegian reported that SCCC’s Board of Trustees has quietly scheduled a meeting in order to enact new provisions in the Revised Code of Washington (RCW) that would prevent certain methods of expression from taking place on community college campuses, with the Board of Trustees seeking […]

After Eviction: Why was Occupy Seattle Ousted?

By Ian Finkenbinder As of the time of this writing, Occupy Seattle has been evicted from Seattle Central Community College and its tents torn down. Its activists and campers have been scattered to the winds, some qualifying for assistance in relocating to homeless shelters and some left to fend for themselves in the December weather. […]

Eviction Eve: Chancellor Wakefield Issues Veiled Threat To Occupy Seattle

By Ian Finkenbinder At the time of this writing the dedicated protesters of Occupy Seattle are preparing to lose their space. Dozens of tents have already come down and work groups have moved their essential materiel off-site, preparing for the inevitable official action that will take place tomorrow afternoon at Seattle Central Community College. Occupy […]

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