Though promoted as a time for celebration and warm family gatherings, the Thanksgiving tradition is yet another distortion of the genocidal settler colonial history of the United States. When we celebrate the day, we participate in the state's campaign to abdicate political responsibility for the continuing violence inflicted upon Indigenous peoples, their culture and their land.
The Working Families Party (WFP) has a unique role in US electoral politics: providing the tactical electoral skills to help progressive candidates from new social movements get elected to local office, says the party's national campaigns and communications director Joe Dinkin. Many of the progressives who won in recent elections did so with the full organizing support of the WFP behind them.
With an economy powered by tech giants like Amazon and Microsoft, Seattle is the fastest-growing major city in the United States. But in the Beacon Hill neighborhood of Seattle, homelessness persists, where old and new, prosperity and depravation live side by side. Two Seattle homeowners were willing to make space, and a 75-year-old man who's been homeless for years now has a house and a community.