Anne Mackie

Posting Citizen Journalist • Member since Aug 21, 2016

Anne Mackie joined the anti-war movement in 1966 as a Western student and quickly linked up with other political movements such as Radical Women Seattle, where she was a founding member who fought to legalize abortion in Washington State in 1970 – the first state in the nation to do so through a voter referendum.

Anne’s special talent for organizing was put to work in the American Federation of Teachers and the Teamsters Union in the Midwest in the mid-1970s. Writing has been her life long passion so a degree in Journalism came next and with that came gainful employment as a technical editor and health care writer. Today she remains active with her York Neighborhood Association board and helps publish its quarterly newsletter “The Yorker.”

Articles by Anne Mackie

Don’t Ballardize Bellingham

By Anne MackieOn Nov 13, 2017

The Bellingham Neighborhood Coalition (BNC), an alliance of neighborhood advocates, will host a documentary video, “Don’t Ballardize Bellingham,” which chronicles the developer-driven demolition of homes in Seattle’s Ballard [...]

The Day the Neo-Nazis Moved In

By Anne MackieOn Aug 14, 2017

The “Alt Right” movement must be condemned for its murderous actions in Charlottesville, Virginia, last Saturday. Their movement is not about “free speech” but is about terror and oppression. Could [...]

Ordinary Women Seize the Day

By Anne MackieOn Feb 04, 2017

On Saturday morning, January 21, Erica Littlewood Work gathered march volunteers into the downtown library meeting room to provide a quick briefing on crowd and traffic control. As she stepped back [...]

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Recent comments

"Michael: Show me the “mud.” I think it’s called “reporting” the facts. 

Jan 23, 2018 on
YIMBY Leader Scherrer Receives Realtor Award - What Significance for the City?

"I  wondered why the idea of Detached ADUs to become a citywide zoning change was never brought up in the ADU Task Force hosted by City Planning Director Rick [...]

Jan 23, 2018 on
YIMBY Leader Scherrer Receives Realtor Award - What Significance for the City?

"Thank you, Dick, for helping to connect the dots. As someone who worked on two neighborhood rezones and lengthy Plan updates, which took two years, I know the Planning Dept. [...]

Jan 22, 2018 on
YIMBY Leader Scherrer Receives Realtor Award - What Significance for the City?

"City Council member April Barker’s statement that it will “get uncomfortable” in 2018 for neighborhood associations evinces arrogance, social engineering, and misinformation about an imaginary foe that [...]

Nov 19, 2017 on
Self-Determination or Self-Defeat?

"“Our primary objective will be to bring about the unconditional surrender of forces dedicated to the creation and maintenance of slums and ultimately to make slums a moral and financial [...]

Sep 17, 2016 on
The War Has Just Begun