Tag Archives: Kshama Sawant

The Bernie Sanders challenge

The established political order in the US has been shaken up by Bernie Sanders’ campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination. Not only has he tapped into a widespread anti-corporate mood, he has also fired up interest in socialist ideas. TOM CREAN reports on the impact of his campaign, and the tasks it sets for the workers’ movement. The 2016 US ...

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US: Bernie Sanders’ campaign taps into growing radicalisation

By Lea Vallence The campaign of Bernie Sanders in the US presidential election is getting a lot of attention internationally because of the momentum it is gaining. Sanders, the only self-proclaimed socialist in the US Senate, is putting forward a series of radical arguments which is attracting a lot of support amongst young people and large layers of working-class people. ...

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A socialist voice joins Seattle City Council

Who would have imagined that in a major American city, at a post election inauguration ceremony attended by 1,000 people, a new, directly elected Mayor and other members of the City Council would be completely eclipsed by the response of the attendance to a Socialist Councillor? That was the situation in Seattle on 6 January. Socialist Alternative Councillor Kshama Sawant, in her speech, roundly denounced the problems which ‘crisis ridden capitalism’ causes for working class people, called for workers to organise, for a new party of the working class as an alternative to the Republican and Democratic Party politicians and for socialist change.

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US: Kshama Sawant inauguration speech

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).

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US: Socialist breakthrough shows path for independent politics

In the August primary election for Seattle City Council, Socialist Alternative candidate Kshama Sawant won a stunning 35% of the vote in a three-way race against two Democratic Party candidates. Over 44,000 people voted for Sawant, more votes than the incumbent Seattle mayor or any of his opponents.

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US: Voters reject right-wing agenda

Tens of millions breathed an enormous sigh of relief upon hearing that Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan wouldn’t be entering the White House. Union members, women, African-Americans, Latinos and the LGBT community correctly saw the Republican agenda as a vicious and real threat.

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