Slog PM: Strikes and Protests All Over Seattle, Fox News Launches Assault on City Attorney Candidate, Boosters Recommended for Those Over 65 and "High Risk" People
by Friday at 6:16 pm•
A bunch of climate activists shut down 4th Ave this afternoon: Ahead of the November 1 climate talks in Glasgow, "scores" of climate activists sprawled across 4th Ave with signs and banners calling for Bank of America and Chase to divest from the Line 3 pipeline and demanding the Canadian government stop construction on the TransMountain pipeline. They successfully disrupted business at a Bank of America and a Chase bank on 4th. The Seattle Times printed some fun photos.
The world's current promises on emissions reductions are too weak: According to a new analysis from the UN, if every country hit its current emissions reductions target, then we'd be on track for a "catastrophic" 2.7° C rise in global temperatures, Al Jazeera reports. That sort of warming will lead to more "fatal floods to wildfires and storms."
The carpenters want more money and parking: Yesterday the Northwest Carpenters Union "picketed at several high-profile projects Thursday, including Microsoft’s Eastside campus and Vulcan’s Block 38, the 12-story South Lake Union office building set to be finished this year for Google," the Seattle Times reports. Early this morning the picketing continued at Block 38 and at 400 WestLake. The union says work is halted at "hundreds" of construction sites in the region.Continue reading »