These are political projects undertaken by current and past members of the community.

Current Projects

L@s Quixotes

L@s Quixotes A radical lending library.

Homestead Community Land Trust

Homestead Community Land Trust builds and permanently preserves decent, affordable housing. HCLT draws together diverse communities to create real self-determination in the places where we live and work.

Collective of Collectives

The Collective of Collectives networks collective houses, projects, and communities in the Seattle area through skill and resource sharing, education, solidarity, and social justice activism.

Federation of Egalitarian Communities

The Federation of Egalitarian Communities is a nationwide nwtwork of egalitarian intentional communities which have joined together in our common struggle to create a lifestyle based on equality, cooperation, and harmony with the earth.

Peace Activist Trainee Program

The Peace Activist Trainee Program mentors high school students who have a passion for justice as they gain skills to be community organizers in their schools and communities.

Gallery 1412

Gallery 1412 is a collective of musicians, writers, dancers and other artists dedicated to the presentation of art. They offer a wide variety of events including film nights, dance, spoken word, poetry and numerous music performances.

Projects in the past or by former members

riseup.net

riseup.net works to create grassroots technology alternatives in order to meet the computer needs of those working against capitalism and all forms of oppression. Currently, riseup.net provide email accounts, email lists, and web hosting.

Zen of Cello

With the Zen of Cello one of our members offers cello instruction to adults of all levels, using zen principles. OK, it's not a political project, but it's cool!

Community Alliance for Global Justice

The Community Alliance for Global Justice is an alliance of individuals and organizations working to bring social justice, environmental sustainability, democracy and self-determination to the global economy.

Global Update Seattle

Global Update Seattle is the print media project of the Seattle Indepedent Media Center. Formed in the summer of 2000, GUS publishes a monthly newsletter that is 4-6 pages long focused on globalization and its local impact.

KBCS 91.3 FM

KBCS 91.3 FM is a listener-supported, non-commercial radio station out of Bellevue Community College. KBCS airs Free Speech Radio News, Democracy Now!, cultural and public affairs programs, as well as blues, folk, jazz and world music.

Northwest Environment Watch

Northwest Environment Watch (NEW) is an independent, not-for-profit research and communication center based in Seattle. NEW's mission is to promote an environmentally sound economy and way of life in the Pacific Northwest bioregion.

Independent Media Center

The Independent Media Center was established by various independent and alternative media organizations and activists in 1999 for the purpose of providing grassroots coverage of the World Trade Organization (WTO) protests in Seattle. The center acted as a clearinghouse of information for journalists, and provided up-to-the-minute reports, photos, audio and video footage. Hundreds of IMCs have since been established, on every continent, with more to come.

Boomtown Cafe

Boomtown Cafe began in 1995 as a non-profit restaurant that served affordable and nutritious food to Seattle's homeless and low-income residents and workers. What sets Boomtown apart from other feeding programs is that Boomtown functions like a business. We are the only non-profit restaurant in the State of Washington where people can use their food stamp cards for hot food or work to pay for a portion of their meals. We believe in the opportunity for people to contribute to society and the Café provides the opportunity for an important value exchange to take place.