The rebirth of the American Left?

The most interesting and under reported political battle of 2015 is shaping up out in Seattle between the Democrats and……………… the Socialists. Seattle City Council member Kshama Sawant kicked off her 2015 re-election campaign with speeches by Chris Hedges, as well as Ruth Coppinger, a member of the Socialist Party…

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Kshama Sawant: The Most Dangerous Woman in America?

Over at truthdig, Chris Hedges has an excellent piece outlining the challenges Seattle City Council member Kshama Sawant is facing from the political establishment in Seattle – especially the Democratic Party – as she gears up for reelection. Kshama Sawant, the socialist on the City Council, is up for re-election…

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Kshama Sawant responds to Obama’s State of the Union Address

You gotta love the sheer moxie and courage of Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant, who took it upon herself last night to give the socialist response to President Obama’s State of the Union address.  

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” I Wear the Badge of Socialist With Honor “

So said Kshama Sawant of the Socialist Alternative Party at her swearing in ceremony as a Seattle City Council member on Monday. Here’s her speech in its entirety.   My brothers and sisters, Thank you for your presence here today. This city has made glittering fortunes for the super wealthy…

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The most underreported political story in the country

Last week, long term incumbent Seattle City Councilmember Richard Conlin, considered a liberal democrat, claimed victory¬†over Socialist Alternative candidate Kshama Sawant by a roughly 53% to 46% margin in a race for a Seattle City Council seat.¬† Sawant ran an unconventional and grossly underfunded campaign with a combination of old…

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