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Protesters cycle around the block as they participate in a "car caravan" protest at the Amazon Spheres to demand the Seattle City Council tax the city's largest businesses in Seattle on May 1, 2020. News
'Historic Victory for Working People': Seattle City Council Passes Progressive Tax on Big Business to Fund Relief
"Working people and our movement have to unapologetically claim victory for what we've won, because we want to spread these victories to other cities."
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'Stay in the Streets': Black Lives Matter Movement in Seattle Occupies Six Block 'Autonomous Zone' and Floods City Hall
"We cannot have a pacified movement."
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Seattle city council member Kshama Sawant may be heading to electoral defeat after a sustained campaign against her candidacy by Amazon. News
Amazon's Major Money Dump in Seattle's City Council Election Seen as 'Dangerous and Ominous Development'
"It's supposed to be a democratic process and it's not a democratic process when Amazon can contribute that much to basically a small election."
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'Young People Are Correct to Be Outraged': Seattle City Council Urges Public Schools to Let Students Join Global Climate Strike
"Seattle Public Schools should stand with the global climate justice movement and excuse students so they can participate in the global climate strike."
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Kshama Sawant: The Most Dangerous Woman in America
SEATTLE—Kshama Sawant, the socialist on the City Council, is up for re-election this year. Since joining the council in January of 2014 she has helped push through a gradual raising of the minimum wage to $15 an hour in Seattle. She has expanded funding for social services and blocked, along with...
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The Socialist Response to Obama's State of the Union
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. The text of the speech follows: Sisters and Brothers, Six years ago, Obama was elected on the hope that he would represent...
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People Power Gave Seattle Workers a Raise
The following remarks were made by Seattle City Councilor Kshama Sawant on Monday, June 2, as the council voted unaminously to pass a $15 minimum wage, the highest in the nation: Today, workers in Seattle have made history. A half century ago, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. fought for a living wage at...
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How a Socialist Won: A Playbook from Seattle
Everybody knows you have to accept corporate money and work within the corporate-dominated two-party system to get elected, right? Not so with Kshama Sawant. In November, nearly 100,000 voters elected her to Seattle City Council – as an open Socialist – and she didn’t take a dime in corporate cash...
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