Reply to Mayor Durkan’s Letter re: Winter Evictions

February 6th, 2020

Thursday, February 6, 2020 To:          Mayor Jenny Durkan CC:        Nathan Torgelson, Director, Seattle Department of Construction and Inspections; Emily Alvarado, Director, Office of Housing; Jason Johnson, Acting Director, Human Services Department; Andrew Lofton, Executive Director, Seattle Housing Authority Dear Mayor Durkan, I am writing in response to your February 4 memo, “Re: Protecting Renters from […]

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My comments before the passing of our resolution condemning the Modi regime’s CAA/NRC on February 3rd, 2020

February 4th, 2020

By approving this resolution, the Seattle City Council will show that the city’s legislative body will stand with the widespread protest movement, courageously facing brutal police repression throughout the country against the National Register of Citizens (the NRC) and the Citizenship Amendment Act (the CAA), which in tandem with each other, threaten to strip away […]

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The Anti-Trump, Immigrant Rights Movement Must Stand in Solidarity with the Cantwell Six

January 30th, 2020

My Council office and I, along with Socialist Alternative, stand in full solidarity with the Cantwell Six. My public statement is below: Trump’s border concentration camps, the widespread abuse by US authorities of immigrant and refugees who are fleeing oppression in their home countries, and his policy of family separation are horrific and shameful. The […]

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I support SEIU 1199NW caregivers on strike this week at Swedish

January 28th, 2020

We must support the 8,000 healthcare workers on strike to put patients before profits. Their struggle is tied to the bigger fight in our country to kick the profiteers out of healthcare. My full solidarity statement is here, and below: Jan. 28, 2020 Dear union sisters, brothers, and siblings in SEIU 1199 Northwest: My Council […]

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John Burbank, Economic Opportunity Institute: Who is the taker in our town? Amazon!

January 17th, 2020

Speech by John Burbank, executive director, Economic Opportunity Institute, at Kshama Sawant’s inauguration and launch of 2020 Tax Amazon campaign, Jan. 13, 2020: Thank you friends! Let’s take a step back, back to 2012. That was when Mitt Romney, Republican candidate for President, denounced 47% of Americans as takers from the government. Romney’s words were […]

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“We don’t pull our punches when we are fighting capitalism”. Speech delivered by Susan Fitzgerald, Socialist Party of Ireland member and organizer with UNITE the union, at January 13th 2020 Tax Amazon launch rally.

January 15th, 2020

Thanks for the opportunity to be here I want to salute you all on your victory – billionaire Bezos tried to buy Seattle – you said no. I can understand the sweetness of that coming after such a bitter fight – the bosses think they can’t lose – but they’re wrong because when we fight […]

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Video of Socialist Party of Ireland member and Unite Union organizer, Susan Fitzgerald at the January 13th Tax Amazon Launch Rally

January 15th, 2020

Below is a video link to the speech delivered on January 13, 2020 by Susan Fitzgerald. Susan is a long time member of Ireland’s Socialist Party and and organizer with Unite the largest union in Ireland and Britain. https://www.seattlechannel.org/mayor-and-council/city-council/city-council-all-videos-index?videoid=x110361&start=00:37:16&end=00:54:12

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Video of Kshama Sawant’s speech at the January 13th Tax Amazon launch rally.

January 15th, 2020

Below is a video link to the speech delivered by Seattle District 3 Councilmember Kshama Sawant at the Tax Amazon launch rally on January 13, 2020. https://www.seattlechannel.org/mayor-and-council/city-council/city-council-all-videos-index?videoid=x110361&start=01:25:46&end=01:50:54

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Video of National Working Families Party Director Maurice Mitchell’s speech at the January 13th Tax Amazon launch rally

January 15th, 2020

https://www.seattlechannel.org/mayor-and-council/city-council/city-council-all-videos-index?videoid=x110361&start=00:09:42&end=00:19:37 Below is a video link to the speech delivered on January 13th, 2020, by Maurice Mitchell, the National Director of the Working Families Party.

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National Working Families Party director: ‘We will only stop Amazon and companies like it from extorting and exploiting our communities by going big, bold, and national in our fight against corporate power’

January 15th, 2020

Speech delivered by Maurice Mitchell, national director of Working Families Party, at Jan. 13 inauguration of Kshama Sawant and launch of 2020 Tax Amazon movement (see the video here):  Good evening, Seattle! My name is Maurice Mitchell, and I’m the National Director of the Working Families Party. I want to start by thanking comrades Kshama […]

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