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US: Beyond Bernie, Still Not With Her

US: Beyond Bernie, Still Not With Her

Since the June 7 California primary, the historic upheaval that coalesced around Bernie Sanders’ campaign has continued to defy the demands of the political establishment, but has also increasingly turned into a search for the way forward. After a powerful, year-long mass campaign over the hostile terrain of a rigged primary, our political revolution is at […]

Kshama Sawant Re-elected

Kshama Sawant Re-elected

Not only can socialists get elected, we can get re-elected. Watch Kshama Sawant’s video inviting people to join Socialist Alternative In Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighbourhood on the first night of the results, hundreds of campaign supporters are celebrating at our election night party. People arrived confident due to Kshama’s outstanding work in the council and […]

52% for Kshama Sawant: All Out to win in November

52% for Kshama Sawant: All Out to win in November

Keep the Voice for Working People on the City Council! Follow Kshama Sawant’s campaign in Seattle at KshamaSawant.org facebook.com/VoteSawant @votesawant Socialist Alternative City Councilmember Kshama Sawant won more than 52 percent of Seattle’s District 3 August primary vote, putting her in a strong position to be re-elected this fall. However, the corporate establishment will step […]

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US: Kshama Sawant Gives #SocialistResponse to Obama’s State of the Union Address
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US: Kshama Sawant Gives #SocialistResponse to Obama’s State of the Union Address

On January 20, 2015 Socialist Alternative member and Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant gave the #SocialistResponse to President Obama’s 2015 State of the Union Address. Watch here. The transcript is below. Sisters and Brothers, Six years ago, Obama was elected on the hope that he would represent the millions, not the millionaires. When Obama delivered his […]

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New York, US: Climate Forum and the Next Steps for Left Politics

New York, US: Climate Forum and the Next Steps for Left Politics

On the eve of the historic climate march in NYC last weekend, over a thousand people packed into a church while hundreds more were turned away. They came to hear Bernie Sanders, Kshama Sawant, Naomi Klein, Chris Hedges and Bill McKibben. Thousands more have since watched this electrifying event on TV, YouTube and various news […]

Victory in Seattle: “When We Organize We Can Win!”

Victory in Seattle: “When We Organize We Can Win!”

$15 Minimum Wage in Seattle Video from Kshama Sawant (Seattle Socialist Councillor) & Jess Spear (15 Now organizer) Seattle City Council has agreed a $15 minimum wage. This will be the highest minimum wage in the US or Canada. Most minimum wages in Canada are $10, or a bit more. This historic achievement was the […]

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Victory for $15 in Seattle!

Victory for $15 in Seattle!

How Socialists Built a Winning Movement Seattle is the first major city to pass a $15/hr minimum wage. 100,000 workers will be lifted out of poverty, and millions will be inspired all over the country and around the world. On May 29th the city council’s committee dealing with the minimum wage voted to raise Seattle’s […]

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Seattle on Verge of Passing $15 Minimum Wage

Seattle on Verge of Passing $15 Minimum Wage

Step up the Pressure to Close Corporate Loopholes! Working people across the country are being galvanized by the fight for 15, with the movement in Seattle headlining in national and international publications. As the Seattle City Council debates a plan for a $15 minimum wage, protests and strikes in over 150 cities took place on […]

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Seattle Mayor Announces His Minimum Wage Proposal

Seattle Mayor Announces His Minimum Wage Proposal

Seattle Mayor Announces His Minimum Wage Proposal However, his proposal includes numerous loopholes: Large companies have three years to phase in the $15 wage, four years if they offer healthcare benefits Small businesses (defined as having fewer than 500 employees nationwide) will have phase-in periods of anywhere between five and seven years Healthcare and tips […]

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Kshama Sawant Responds to Obama’s State of the Union address

Kshama Sawant Responds to Obama’s State of the Union address

President Obama delivered his annual State of the Union address January 28th, 2014 to an audience of millions of Americans looking for signs of relief from consistently deteriorating living standards. Obama commented on the ever expanding gap between the very rich and the rest of us, and he spoke about raising the federal minimum wage from […]

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