activism http://kuow.org en Seattle 2013: A Year In Protest http://kuow.org/post/seattle-2013-year-protest <p>As we looked back on the last year, debating which stories to highlight here, we noticed a trend that surprised us: 2013 was a year of activism and protest in the Seattle area. Mon, 30 Dec 2013 14:00:00 +0000 Bond Huberman 26168 at http://kuow.org Seattle 2013: A Year In Protest Divestment: How Local Students Fought Apartheid http://kuow.org/post/divestment-how-local-students-fought-apartheid <p>David Hyde speaks with <a href="http://www.maestralintl.com/people.asp" target="_blank">Philip Goldman</a>, former student activist and leader of <a href="http://africanactivist.msu.edu/organization.php?name=Students+Against+Apartheid+%28University+of+Washington%29" target="_blank">Students Against Apartheid</a> at the University of Washington, about the legacy of the late Nelson Mandela and the impacts of the divestment movement in the 1980s.</p><p>The Students Against Apartheid were instrumental in convincing the University to divest assets of companies that did business with South Africa. Fri, 06 Dec 2013 23:35:20 +0000 David Hyde & Christine Streich 25058 at http://kuow.org Divestment: How Local Students Fought Apartheid Cory Doctorow On Glee Copyright Issues, Aaron Swartz, And Digital Rights Battles http://kuow.org/post/cory-doctorow-glee-copyright-issues-aaron-swartz-and-digital-rights-battles <p>Ross Reynolds interviewed&nbsp;Boing Boing blogger, journalist, science fiction author, and digital rights activist Cory Doctorow. Below&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">are highlights from his interview on <em>The Conversation</em>.&nbsp;</span></p><p></p><div> Tue, 05 Feb 2013 20:40:00 +0000 7727 at http://kuow.org Cory Doctorow On Glee Copyright Issues, Aaron Swartz, And Digital Rights Battles Timeless Protest Songs From The Inspirational Elaine Brown http://kuow.org/post/timeless-protest-songs-inspirational-elaine-brown <p>Local record producer and writer <a href="http://roomonetwofour.com/index.html">Pat Thomas</a> recently compiled a collection of music written by and for the Black Power movement, &nbsp;"<a href="http://lightintheattic.net/releases/685-listen-whitey-the-sounds-of-black-power-1967-1974">Listen, Whitey! The Sounds of Black Power 1965–1975</a>." One of the musicians he discovered in putting the album together is a woman named <a href="http://www.amazon.com/Elaine-Brown/e/B001LH4XTU/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1?qid=1334281406&amp;sr=1-1">Elaine Brown</a>. She was the head of the Black Panther party during the mid '70s.&nbsp;Today, she's most well known for <a href="http://www.elainebrown.org/">her activism for prisoners</a>, but Pat thinks her music from the late '60s and early '70s has a message that still applies today. &nbsp;He recommends listening to "Seize The Time," "The End of Silence" and "Until We're Free."</p><p> Thu, 11 Oct 2012 19:26:16 +0000 Megan Sukys 1477 at http://kuow.org Timeless Protest Songs From The Inspirational Elaine Brown Ben Haggerty Is Better Known As Macklemore http://kuow.org/post/ben-haggerty-better-known-macklemore <p></p><p>Seattle native and MC Macklemore and producer Ryan Lewis sit down with Ross Reynolds to discuss their careers, upcoming album and involvement with Washington’s pro same-sex marriage campaign.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 08 Oct 2012 18:15:50 +0000 Ross Reynolds 1208 at http://kuow.org Ben Haggerty Is Better Known As Macklemore