This monthly publication was born at roughly the same time as Green Pages but has mainly focused on social justice issues. Once Green Pages cut back from a monthly to a bimonthly and then a quarterly, Works In Progress stepped in to cover more local environmental issues. Unlike many other local independent publications, Works In Progress posts all of its printed content on the web. Yay! The all-volunteer staff deserves special acknowledgement for continuously publishing a monthly publication for almost three decades. That’s a huge amount of unrelenting work.
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“The Green Party passed a resolution for the first time at this year’s convention declaring itself “eco-socialist” which should help with an effort to work more closely with groups like Socialist Alternative. Kashama Sawant of Socialist Alternative, and the first elected Socialist to the Seattle City Council in over 100 years, is endorsing Jill Stein’s campaign and is pushing to build the movements that could lead to a mass based independent anti-capitalist “party of the 99%” to challenge the two-party dictatorship and to challenge the coming reign of Hillary Clinton.”
— Chris Stegman, “Vote Jill, not Hill[ary]!” (Oct. 5, 2016)
“According to a US Department of Justice report, in 2006 over 7.2 million people were in prison, on probation, or on parole (released from prison with restrictions). That means roughly one in every 32 Americans were held by the “justice system.” This is the highest number of captives in human history—higher in number and percentage than Nazi Germany or Soviet Russia in the 1930’s. Mass incarceration has proven very effective in quelling domestic dissent by imprisoning potential rebels.”
— Panagioti Tsolkas, “The ecology of a prison nation” (May 4, 2016)