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Open letter demanding the resignation or removal of Mayor Jenny Durkan and the article from which it is reported:———————...
06/06/2020
Progressive Leaders Call for Mayor Jenny Durkan to Resign, or for the Council to Remove Her

Open letter demanding the resignation or removal of Mayor Jenny Durkan and the article from which it is reported:
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To Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan and Seattle City Councilmembers:

We, the undersigned, call on Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan to resign from office or the Seattle City Council to remove her for Mayor Durkan’s failure to stop the Seattle Police Department from engaging in violence against its residents; for her failure to protect the safety of our communities, specifically our Black community, the homeless, and peaceful protesters; and for violating the accepted standards of our community by excusing and defending the violence used against our families, friends, and neighbors. If Mayor Durkan refuses to resign, the Seattle City Council must remove her from office according to the provision of the City Charter. Her removal will enable her successor and the Seattle City Council to heed community demands to defund the police, to protect and expand investments to make our communities safe, and to not prosecute protesters.

The murder of George Floyd by Minneapolis Police Department and the murder of Charleena Lyles, Che Taylor, Shaun Fuhr, and so many others by Seattle Police led the people of Seattle to protest peacefully against systemic police violence against Black people in our own city and nationwide. Seattle protesters affirm that Black Lives Matter, and demand meaningful and strong police reform, accountability measures, and the redirection of funding from the police to community-based services. We stand in solidarity with these protesters and their demands for durable and lasting justice.

Here in Seattle and across the nation, police have repeatedly escalated and responded to peaceful protesters with violence. Multiple reports, photos, and videos show the Seattle Police Department targeting peaceful protesters, children, and members of the media with tear gas, pepper spray, flash bangs, and rubber bullets, while frequently covering their names and badge numbers with tape—contrary to the strong recommendations made by the Seattle Office of Professional Accountability (OPA) in 2015 and the Seattle Community Police Commission in 2016. More than 14,000 complaints about SPD police officer actions have already been submitted to the Office of Police Accountability so far.

On Monday, June 1, police escalated an encounter with peaceful protesters and deployed tear gas—a chemical weapon banned in warfare by the Geneva Convention—in the middle of the residential Capitol Hill neighborhood, harming both protesters and residents sheltering in their homes. Tear gas was deployed against peaceful protesters in the same location again on Tuesday, June 2. At a City Council meeting on Wednesday, June 3, one Capitol Hill resident testified that his three-month-old son woke up foaming at the mouth due to the tear gas, underscoring the blatant disregard that Seattle Police have for the safety of protesters and residents.

Mayor Durkan has repeatedly refused to heed or acknowledge the demands of protesters, both large and small. On Tuesday, June 2, while speaking with protesters calling for “No More Gas,” Mayor Durkan refused to guarantee that SPD wouldn’t use chemical weapons against them again in the future. On Wednesday, June 3, Mayor Durkan refused to directly address the demands of protesters to defund SPD by 50 percent, committing only to future discussions. Then at a press conference on Thursday, June 4, Mayor Durkan came out in opposition to those demands.

Mayor Durkan has repeatedly used her powers to declare curfews that infringed on the First Amendment rights of protesters to peacefully assemble, which provided a justification for police to crack down on protesters, and which were unevenly enforced. The first curfew was not announced until minutes before it was to take effect, giving protesters no chance to leave before they were in violation of the curfew. After days of complaints, Mayor Durkan finally lifted the curfews on Wednesday evening. We do not believe it was a coincidence that the first night without a curfew was also the first time that protests on Capitol Hill ended without the police tear gassing protesters. We hold Mayor Durkan directly responsible for the use of tear gas in a residential neighborhood on Monday and Tuesday.

We were additionally dismayed that it took Mayor Durkan nearly a full week of dissembling and delay to take the small step of ordering SPD officers to ensure that both their names and badge numbers are clearly visible, despite the 2015 recommendation from the Seattle OPA.

Beyond the events of this week, Mayor Durkan has failed to implement meaningful police reform to address police violence, specifically against Black and Brown communities. She collaborated with Donald Trump’s Justice Department in an attempt to lift the consent decree before necessary accountability measures are in place. Over the course of her term, Mayor Durkan has escalated the cruel and wasteful practice of “sweeping” homeless encampments without providing shelter to those who are swept, resulting in the destruction of their belongings and doing nothing but forcing them to camp in another part of the city. She has continued these sweeps in the middle of a public health emergency, against COVID-19 pandemic guidance from the Centers for Disease Control that says: “If individual housing options are not available, allow people who are living unsheltered or in encampments to remain where they are.”

Article V, Section 2 of the Seattle City Charter states that: “The Mayor shall see that the laws in the City are enforced, and shall direct and control all subordinate officers of the City, ... and shall maintain peace and order in the City,” Mayor Durkan has clearly failed in this duty. Mayor Durkan has repeatedly proven that she is either unwilling or unable to exercise control over the Seattle Police Department. Mayor Durkan has failed to uphold the values of the Democratic Party, has willfully violated her duty to keep the people of Seattle safe, her duty to direct and control all subordinate officers of the City, and her duty to maintain peace and order in the City. For all of these reasons Seattle Mayor Durkan must resign or be removed.

Seattle needs a Mayor who demonstrates a commitment to reforming the police department to end the systemic violence against Black people and the attacks on peaceful protesters. While Mayor Durkan’s resignation will not achieve needed reforms on its own, we believe it is a necessary first step. If Mayor Durkan refuses to resign, we call on members of the Seattle City Council to exercise their powers to remove her. We call on her successor, and all local elected officials, to heed community demands to defund the police, fund community services, and release those arrested during the protests immediately.

Signed,

• Scott Alspach (Chair, 43rd District Democrats)
• Summer Stinson (Policy Director, 36th District Democrats)
• Tara Gallagher (Vice Chair; 43rd Distict Democrats)
• Scott Forbes (Former Chair, 43rd District Democrats)
• Chris Petzold (Founder, Indivisible Washington’s 8th District, not a Seattle resident)
• Shasti Conrad (District 2)
• Maddy Vonhoff (Representative, King County Democrats Central Committee; PCO)
• Robert Cruickshank (Member, Washington State Democratic Party Central Committee; Member, 36th District Democrat)
• Chris Franco (Vice Chair, King County Democrats; PCO, 11th Legislative District)
• Nicole Palczewski (Events Director, King County Young Democrats; PCO #36-1775, Candidate for PCO #36-2750)
• Amy Madden (State Committee Member, 43rd Democrats)
• Annabelle Backman (Technology Committee Chair, 43rd District Democrats)
• Bradley Bell (Treasurer, 43rd District Democrats)
• Ellen Eades (Secretary, 43rd District Democrats)
• Enrico Doan (Fundraising Chair, 43rd Legislative District Democrats)
• Joey Wieser (Communications Chair, 43rd District Democrats)
• Morgan McMurray (Meetings & Events Chair, 43rd District Democrats; PCO)
• Sam McVeety (Election Committee Chair, 43rd District Democrats)
• Jessica Westgren (Welcoming Wallingford)
• Paul Chapman (Welcoming Wallingford; Member, 43rd District Democrats)
• Galaxy Marshall (43rd District Democrats, King County Representative)
• Molly Moen (Precinct Committee Officer)
• Chase Cross (Member, Democratic Party)
• Reno Sorensen (Member, 43rd District Democrats)
• Mark Foltz (Member, 43rd District Democrats)
• Samantha Alspach (Member, 43rd District Democrats)
• Shaun Scott (Member, 43rd District Democrats)
• Tomas Guevara (Resident, District 6)

They call on her successor to "heed community demands to defund the police fund community services, and release those arrested during the protests immediately."

05/30/2020

I apologize if this is a repeat but for y'all that's going out tomorrow don't think because it is Seattle it won't get dicey. Be smart.

DO YOUR RESEARCH.

HEADS UP: (just in case)

1. Water makes pepper spray worse. Use milk or liquid antacid and water. Don't wear contacts.

2. If you get tear gassed, when you get home, put the contaminated clothes in a plastic bag for later decontamination and shower with cold water to avoid opening your pores.

3. Come with friends and don't get separated.

Avoid leaving the crowd and watch out for police snatch squads.

4. Beware undercovers, but beware snitch jacketing and collaborator 'peace police' even more.

5. The far right is very good at combing through pictures and doxxing people. Mask up. Also its covid and with mace and pepper spray bring extra..once its hit with those itll suffocate you and be rendered useless.

6. Write any necessary phone numbers you may need directly on your skin in sharpie.

7. Have an offsite plan for emergencies if you have not been heard from by X time coordinated with someone offsite.

8. Make sure all mobile devices are charged!!

9. If you plan on going to jail, plan it: bail, lawyer, time off from work, witnesses i.e.: a cadre. Don't just go to jail without training.

10. Beware folks inciting violence. Most of them are police feds. Watch out for hook ups for the same reason. Get to know the crowd. They will set you up.

+ Deactivate "touch id" on your iPhone -- they cannot legally force you to open your locked phone via your passcode.

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Bandcamp is waiving fees for musicians from midnight to midnight on the first Friday of each month, for the next three m...
04/29/2020
Support Artists Impacted By the Covid-19 Pandemic

Bandcamp is waiving fees for musicians from midnight to midnight on the first Friday of each month, for the next three months! Spread the word!

Support artists directly this Friday on Bandcamp.

04/10/2020
Seattle Symphony

#morningnotes #seattlesymphony

Roberta Downey and Nathan Chan bring you a cello duo this morning. They write, "We wish you all peace and love in this difficult time. I hope we can share our music with you in person soon!" 🎻

Each morning a different Seattle Symphony musician shares a little music to brighten your day. #MorningNotes

04/05/2020
Reggie Garrett & The SnakeOil Peddlers

Reggie Garrett & The SnakeOil Peddlers

As long as we're home for this thing I think I'll keep putting these out, every couple of days or so . . .

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03/10/2020
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02/11/2020

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REMINDER: SONIC SUNRISE IS OFF THE AIR AT KBFG SEATTLEProduced by Tsairen Productions, Sonic Sunset premiered during a f...
01/14/2020
Sonic Sunset #1 DJ Tsairen Friday, December 20th, 2019.

REMINDER: SONIC SUNRISE IS OFF THE AIR AT KBFG SEATTLE

Produced by Tsairen Productions, Sonic Sunset premiered during a first-ever, 24-hour pledge drive (also produced by Tsairen Productions) for 107.3 FM KBFG Seattle on Friday, December 20th, 2019. This show features DJ Tsairen and Mixtress Mikey, deliriously and hilariously into their twelfth hour of programming.

Special features of our inaugural Sonic Sunset show include LIVE ON-AIR PERFORMANCES by two brilliant musicians from our Pacific Northwest Corner: Reggie Garrett and Levi Fuller!

Also from our PNW Corner: An unreleased demo track by PNW musician Evan Gorsline, to whom this day is dedicated. Evan Gorsline would have turned 51 years old on this day. Also, songs by: solvents, Black Belt Eagle Scout, Tacocat, Nahko, and The Kareem Kandi Band.

From around the globe: Vixen Noir, Jb the FirstLady, DeVotchKa, Beyoncé, and Prince.

Thank you to musicians, friends, fans, and listeners! Please stay tuned to our pages here and @Tsairen Productions for future moves!

Love Into Action

Pictured Clockwise from Top Right: Evan Gorsline, Tacocat, Levi Fuller, Reggie Garrett, Black Belt Eagle Scout, Jarrod Paul Bramson.

Produced by Tsairen Productions, Sonic Sunset premiered during a first-ever, 24-hour pledge drive (also produced by Tsairen Productions) for 107.3 FM KBFG Seattle on Friday, December 20th, 2019. This show features DJ Tsairen and Mixtress Mikey, deliriously and hilariously into their twelfth hour of....

Happy Birthday, David Bowie.
01/08/2020
NPR

Happy Birthday, David Bowie.

David Bowie would have turned 73 today. To celebrate, an EP of unreleased recordings will be rolling out new songs over the next six weeks.

https://www.vice.com/en_au/article/n7jv4d/australian-fire-how-to-helpTaken from the above Vice article:Remember First Na...
01/04/2020
Click here to support Fire Relief Fund for First Nations Communities organized by Neil Morris

https://www.vice.com/en_au/article/n7jv4d/australian-fire-how-to-help

Taken from the above Vice article:

Remember First Nations Peoples

This bushfire crisis is taking place on sacred Indigenous lands, where sovereignty was never ceded. We must acknowledge that the ongoing connection of First Nations peoples to the land and culture is critical to life on the land. Many First Nations communities are also in the line of fire and will be affected by this crisis. With that in mind a GoFundMe page for fire relief for First Nations communities has been set up to provide culturally sensitive, specific and direct support to communities affected.

Neil Morris Fire Relief Fund for First Nations Communities As Fires have struck the East Coast of this sacred land recently it has lead to significant destru

01/03/2020
Boy Meets Girl - Waiting For a Star To Fall

This song came on as soon as I placed my earbuds this morning, which is funny because I had no idea it was even in my music library and have not heard it in at least three decades! But I LOVED it back then. And then made fun of it when it was cool to be rougher and anti-pop.

This song will always move me because my musician and punk friend Evan, always respected the way it was written and would stand up for it, when we all would talk sh*t about it. Another surprising thing about him.

So this morning, I thought I’d look up the song and here is what Wikipedia says. I find it all so fascinating now. No wonder Evan loved it. It was written for Whitney Houston. Can you imagine if she had sung these vocals?

From Wikipedia:

"Waiting for a Star to Fall" was written by Shannon Rubicam and George Merrill, and was inspired by an actual falling star that Rubicam had seen during a Whitney Houston concert at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles. The duo did not initially consider recording the song themselves, instead submitting it to Houston's manager Clive Davis, in the hope that he would decide to use it on her next album. Even though Rubicam and Merrill had written Houston's previous hits "How Will I Know" and "I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)", Davis rejected "Waiting for a Star to Fall", suggesting that it did not suit her. The song was then offered to and recorded by Belinda Carlisle for her 1987 release Heaven on Earth, at the insistence of her label, but Carlisle disliked it and refused to include it on the album. This version has, however, circulated on an unofficial compilation of that album's outtakes.

The tenor saxophone solo on the Boy Meets Girl version was provided in a session recording early in the career of Andy Snitzer, who later found success as a solo artist.

Merrill and Rubicam decided to record the song themselves for their second album Reel Life. Released as a single on June 10, 1988, it became a hit in the United States, slowly climbing the charts and eventually reaching number one on the Billboard Adult Contemporary Chart and number five on the Billboard Hot 100. Released in the United Kingdom on November 30, 1988, the song reached number nine on the UK charts during January 1989, having entered the chart in December 1988. It also reached number 35 on Australia's ARIA Charts in April 1989.

https://youtu.be/5Zw1X3HW50Y

Waiting For a Star to Fall is a song released by the pop duo Boy Meets Girl. Released as a single on November 30, 1988, the song reached number 9 in the UK c...

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Tomorrow on the Radio! Tuesday at 8am enjoy a “Tiny Thought” to help the helpers from one of the members of the puppet family on Sonic Sunrise radio show with DJ Tsairen 107.3 FM or online at KBFGSEATTLE.ORG/LISTEN. Grateful to @sonicsunriseseattle for inviting us to be a part of the show every Tuesday☀️🌹☀️ #tinytuesday #sonicsunrise #kbfgfm #puppetmessagesontheradio #djtsairen #morningmessages #gotiny #puppetsontheradio #radio #startyourdayright #sunrise
Tomorrow on the Radio! Tuesday at 8am enjoy a “Tiny Thought” to help the helpers from one of the members of the puppet family on Sonic Sunrise radio show with DJ Tsairen 107.3 FM or online at KBFGSEATTLE.ORG/LISTEN. Grateful to @sonicsunriseseattle for inviting us to be a part of the show every Tuesday☀️🌹☀️ #tinytuesday #sonicsunrise #kbfgfm #puppetmessagesontheradio #djtsairen #morningmessages #gotiny #puppetsontheradio #radio #startyourdayright #sunrise
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