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Launch of $15 Now campaign in Seattle
By January 20, 2014 Read More →

Launch of $15 Now campaign in Seattle

Hundreds attend launch of campaign to fight for decent minimum wage Below we publish two videos covering the successful launch of the 15 now campaign in Seattle, which hundreds of people attended. The first is a short press report and the second a long video including speeches to the rally by Kshama Sawant, newly-elected Socialist […]

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Kshama Sawant inauguration speech

Kshama Sawant inauguration speech

Hundreds gather to witness socialist’s historic inauguration Below we publish the text of today’s speech by Kshama Sawant, newly elected Seattle city councillor from Socialist Alternative (CWI in USA). A video of the speech can be see here (starting 29 minutes in). My brothers and sisters, Thank you for your presence here today. This city […]

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US: Victory for socialist in Seattle!

US: Victory for socialist in Seattle!

The evening of 15 November will go down as marking an historic step in re-building a socialist movement in the US, the world’s leading capitalist nation. Kshama Sawant, candidate of Socialist Alternative (co-thinkers of the CWI in the US), was poised to win a seat on the Seattle City Council after her opponent conceded the […]

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US: Socialist Breakthrough Highlights Path for Independent Politics

US: Socialist Breakthrough Highlights Path for Independent Politics

35%, over 44,000 votes – Kshama Sawant’s stunning result in Seattle primary Final numbers: Kshama Sawant: 35.06% (44,458 votes) Brian Carver: 16.64% (21,107 votes) Richard Conlin: 47.74% (60,537 votes) Write-in: 0.56% (712 votes) In the August primary election for Seattle City Council, Socialist Alternative candidate Kshama Sawant won a stunning 35% of the vote in […]

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Socialist wins 28% of the vote in Seattle

Socialist wins 28% of the vote in Seattle

“This is just the beginning!” Kshama Sawant promised supporters and voters on behalf of Socialist Alternative at an excited election night party on November 6 in Seattle, WA. While the presidential race was mainly about what to vote against (see article Right Wing Rejected in the Elections), an inspiring campaign in Seattle’s 43rd district for […]

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