Occupy Seattle

Personal Essay: The First Day Of The Rest Of My Life

A Personal Essay by William Abbott “Abbott, get your shit and roll it up,” said the King County correctional officer. Those eight simple words had never made a man happier. Well, I didn’t have to be told twice. Finally, the day I had been not so patiently waiting for, and the final moment in that […]

School District to Release Plan Overturning Campus Use Restrictions

School District to Release Plan Overturning Campus Use Restrictions

In December New City Collegian discovered district plans to remove campus curfews at Seattle Central  which will officially be presented tomorrow at a Board of Trustees meeting. The emergency rule placed restrictions on campus use and was initially created to expedite Occupy Seattle’s departure from the south lawn seemingly under a guise of misinformation; the […]

Occupiers Rejoice: Seattle Central to Remove Campus Time Restraints + Camping Allowed

Occupiers Rejoice: Seattle Central to Remove Campus Time Restraints + Camping Allowed

In May, the Seattle Community College District implemented time restraints on campus use prohibiting anyone to be on district property from 10PM to 6AM leading to groans and protests. Well occupiers rejoice, a recent internal document says the district plans to flip the switch and get rid of the time restraints and even allow camping […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Occupy Seattle: A Letter to President Killpatrick

By Ian Finkenbinder One of the accusations leveled against the Occupy Seattle movement used as a pretext for evicting the peaceful protest from Seattle Central Community College has been one of general disorder and lawlessness.  President Killpatrick cited one incident, the attempted sexual assault of an Occupier, as the “last straw” in his attempts to […]

Rats, Trash, and Needles. OH MY

By Jeb Wyman, Faculty, Dept. of English A few of my colleagues have expressed gratitude to our administrators for their decisive actions to oust Occupy Seattle from the south lawn.  I want to throw my roses to the matadors in the ring, too. After last week’s Board of Trustees meeting, it was clear just how […]

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