Thursday, April 16, 2015

21 Minimum Wage Protesters Arrested in Seattle

Seattle police arrested 21 people at the conclusion of a minimum wage demonstration on Wednesday, reports

Detective Patrick Michaud said Seattle's march wound through downtown and ended in the Capitol Hill neighborhood where a small group of demonstrators calling for a higher minimum wage blocked an intersection and told officers they planned on being arrested.

Socialist Seattle City Council member Kshama Sawant joined the  rally and spoke during a stop at Seattle University.

She claimed that while teaching at SU she was paid a "poverty wage."

She also claimed she was for non-violence, but a mandatory minimum wage sounds like violence to me, by preventing, by the force of government, a business person and a worker to agree to terms of work on their own, with the clear threat and use of force for failing to comply.

That is not non-violence. It is the call for the violent obstruction of contract.



  1. "$15/hr is just the beginning. We must fight for all working people!"

    Wasn't that supposed to be the end? Wasn't that wage rate supposedly a "livable wage"?

    I suppose we should be glad that they are silly enough to enrage the populace by blocking traffic.

  2. If it is true that Sawant was paid a "poverty wage" while teaching at SU, it's probably because she has a PHD in Economics but taught Socialism.

  3. Coproaches and socialists, no good guys in this one