Visit page
Press "Enter" to skip to content

Works in Progress

Victory in Minnesota: Valve turners acquitted of all charges

October 9, 2018 The climate movement secured a major victory today after a judge dismissed all charges against the Valve Turner activists who shut down a tar sands pipeline in northern Minnesota nearly two years ago. The activists — who were represented by Lauren Regan of the Civil Liberties Defense…

Can there be “too much politics”?

A reflection on collective action needed to solve a problem that affects us in common I see the effects of climate change first hand. My people, who’ve lived next to the mouth of the Quinault River for many generations, are now having to relocate the entire lower village to higher…

How the US undermines the economy of Venezuela in search of regime change

Starting after the election of Socialist Hugo Chavez in 1998 and continuing under Nicholas Maduro, his recently re-elected successor, the aim of US policy toward Venezuela has been regime change. Reference to military intervention appears periodically, but mainly the US strategy has been to cripple the country economically in hopes of fomenting rebellion. As the following article outlines, the consequences of racheting US sanctions fall directly on the people of the country...

Congress should end us military participation in the Saudis’ war in Yemen

There are currently bipartisan bills in both Houses of Congress to cut off US participation in the war Each day since Oct. 2, new evidence has emerged that the killing of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi, a resident of Virginia, was a premeditated murder. At the same time, it is…

Attention WIP readers old and new (and young)

Want to get your name in the paper? There’s an easy way: contribute to Works in Progress! There are lots of ways, big or small, we need them all. (Even poetry is welcome, you see.) Since Works in Progress (WIP) is a free, all-volunteer community newspaper with a mission to…

And then this happened…

No more executions by the state of Washington:
In the February 2018 WIP, Glen Anderson argued that the death penalty makes problems worse, and called for its abolition. On October 11 our Supreme Court ruled the state death penalty statute unconstitutional on the grounds of racial bias...