Posts for January, 2014

Response to Obama’s State of the Union Address

January 28th, 2014

Kshama Sawant, Socialist Alternative, Seattle City Council Tuesday January 28, 2014 Transcript of Speech as Delivered Tonight, President Obama talked about the deepening inequality. But that is a testament of his own presidency. A presidency that has betrayed the hopes of tens of millions of people who voted for him out of a genuine desire […]

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Report Back from First City Light Meeting

January 23rd, 2014

On Wednesday January 29, I chaired my first Energy Committee meeting as City Councilmember. It was the beginning of a process of learning about City Light, municipalized energy, and electric power systems. My Priorities for the Energy Committee The last several decades have seen an intense wave of privatization of public utilities and infrastructure, both […]

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Inauguration Speech 2014

January 6th, 2014

My brothers and sisters, Thank you for your presence here today. This city has made glittering fortunes for the super wealthy and for the major corporations that dominate Seattleā€™s landscape. At the same time, the lives of working people, the unemployed and the poor grow more difficult by the day. The cost of housing skyrockets, […]

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