“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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‘Solidarity is a force stronger than gravity’ – Sara Nelson’s speech at Tax Amazon launch and Kshama Sawant inauguration Jan. 13

January 14th, 2020

Remarks as prepared for Sara Nelson, Tax Amazon Launch, 01/13/2020. (Sara was unable to travel to Seattle for the speech and had her remarks delivered by flight attendant union organizer Kaylah Williams.) My name is Sara Nelson, President of the Association of Flight Attendants, representing 50,000 Flight Attendants at 20 airlines and currently organizing alongside […]

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People’s Budget – organizing victories for our community

November 27th, 2019

We fought hard against the establishment’s business-as-usual budget Dear People’s Budget activists and community members: Congratulations to everyone for a successful People’s Budget struggle on many fronts!  On Monday, Nov. 25, the City Council adopted a 2020 budget. We need to celebrate what has been won, while at the same time refusing to accept a […]

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Moratorium on Wintertime evictions of Renters

November 26th, 2019

On November 26th, 2019 my office received a letter from the Seattle Renters Commission (found here), advocating for the rapid passage of a moratorium on wintertime evictions. Below is my response to that letter. Tuesday November 26, 2019 Dear members of the City of Seattle Renters’ Commission,  In the context of a 4-year homelessness state […]

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Email Councilmembers NOW! Tell them to FUND RESTORATIVE JUSTICE NOT MASS INCARCERATION in Seattle’s City Budget!

November 1st, 2019

Dear Friends, This Monday, more than 100 people gathered outside the Seattle Police Department’s East Precinct for a National Day of Outrage to demand justice for Atatiana Jefferson, Charleena Lyles, and numerous black women killed at the hands of the police.  Family members, faith leaders, and racial justice advocates all spoke powerfully, calling for police […]

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Congratulations to Access Riders for victory over Veolia/Transdev and for improved service!

October 30th, 2019

This month King County ended its contract with the anti-worker Veolia/Transdev and brought on a new provider for Access Paratransit Services. That’s good news, and I join with disability justice activists and the entire community in celebrating this victory, which came after years of organizing and agitating. My letter to the community is here, and […]

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