Public Forum: Ending Hate Crimes Against the LGBTQ Community

March 9th, 2015

Over the last two years, Seattle has seen a surge in hate crimes and discrimination against the LGBTQ community on Capitol Hill. We’re going to need to unite as a city and find bold and lasting solutions to address this crisis. On March 3rd, 2015, together with Danni Askini from the Gender Justice League, I hosted […]

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Kshama Sawant – 15 Months Later, Alaska Airlines is Still Refusing to Pay $15/hr

February 23rd, 2015

On February 19 2015, I attended a pretrial rally in defense of workers and fellow organizers who are standing up to Alaska Airlines and the corporation’s refusal to follow the law and pay workers the $15/hour minimum wage SeaTac voters approved more than fifteen months ago. I was proud to stand and speak with my fellow “jail mates,” […]

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Solidarity with the Seattle University Adjunct Walkout!

February 23rd, 2015

Last Monday, I sent out the following letter in solidarity with Seattle University’s Adjunct Professors who are walking out to demand better working conditions and defend their right to organize. Join the walkout this Wednesday!    February 16th, 2015 Dear Seattle University Adjunct Professors, As a member of both the Seattle City Council and the […]

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Solidarity Statement – Stop the Lockouts of Port Workers

February 12th, 2015

I am disgusted by the Pacific Maritime Association’s (PMA) attempt to bully workers on the West Coast by suspending port activity last weekend, and again today. This temporary lockout is only the latest in a string of destructive negotiating tactics by the bosses, causing shipments to be delayed up and down the West Coast. To […]

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Share your rent-increase story with us! Call my office at (206) 684-8016.

February 5th, 2015

Share your rent-increase story with us! Call my office at (206) 684-8016. Let’s expand tenant rights and fight for affordable housing! Is your rent skyrocketing? Do you want to fight for your right to affordable housing? You’re not alone. There are hundreds, if not thousands, like you in Seattle, who are facing the prospect of […]

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Press conference with pepper-sprayed teacher

February 2nd, 2015

  Garfield High School teacher and social justice activist, Jesse Hagopian, announced at a press conference on January 28th that he is filing a lawsuit against the City of Seattle and the Seattle Police Department (SPD) after being pepper sprayed as he walked down the street. The incident, which was captured on video, occurred after […]

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SYRIZA’s victory is a deafening rejection of austerity politics

February 2nd, 2015

SYRIZA’s victory in Greece is a deafening rejection by ordinary people of the morally bankrupt politics of austerity. I echo the words of Paul Murphy, a member of Ireland’s Parliament and member of the Irish sister party to Socialist Alternative, who said: “The ideological wall saying ‘There Is No Alternative’ to austerity has been decisively […]

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Central Co-Op Raises All Worker Wages to $15!

January 27th, 2015

Seattle workers have won yet another milestone in the $15/hour struggle! Central Co-Op, a local not-for-profit organic grocery business, has agreed to pay all of its workers more than $15/hour, starting now:  After a sixty-day trial period, new employees will begin earning $15.36 an hour, up one dollar from the trial wage. Wages are tied to annual […]

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Socialist Response to the State of the Union 2015

January 20th, 2015

Transcript of Speech as Delivered 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 first State of the Union address, Democrats occupied majorities in both the House and Senate. Today, after massive disappointment and disillusionment for the American people, […]

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MLK Day Rally Speech Outside Youth Jail, January 19, 2015

January 19th, 2015

On Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, January 19, 2015, I gave the following speech outside of our local youth jail. My Sisters and Brothers, Greetings on this day of remembrance for the great fighter and radical, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Many thanks to the MLK Celebration Committee, and all who, through their dedication, ensured […]

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