Seattle: Tensions Rise Between Striking Carpenters and Union Leadership
Rank and file carpenters are picketing to win labor solidarity and shut down as many sites as possible. But the union leadership has taken a more conservative stance, only sanctioning pickets of some sites for limited hours.
Steve LeighSeptember 30, 2021
Seattle’s Sawant Faces Corporate-Backed Recall Campaign
Socialist councilmember Kshama Sawant has been a thorn in the side of corporate interests in Seattle for more than six years. Now they are attempting to recall her on trumped up charges of misconduct.
James Dennis HoffOctober 4, 2020
Seattle Socialist Kshama Sawant Latest Target of Right-Wing Death Threats
Within the context of intensifying capitalist crisis and class struggle, the extreme right is increasingly mounting threats against progressive figures on the Left. Defeating reactionary violence will require working class hegemony.
James Dennis HoffAugust 13, 2020
The CHAZ Experiment: What Went Wrong and What Lies Ahead
Seattle mayor Jenny Durkan is sweeping up the “Summer of Love” --- police have retaken the East Precinct and socialist City Council member Kshama Sawant has been threatened with investigation and expulsion from City Council. A participant weighs in on what happened to CHOP and how can we use these lessons to better prepare new radical projects and organizations.
Jade ArquittJuly 9, 2020
Kshama Sawant and Socialist Alternative Have Turned Against Police Unions — Sort Of
Millions of working-class people are turning against police and their so-called "unions." Yesterday, the Martin Luther King County Labor Council voted to kick out cops. Seattle’s socialist city council member, who has an unfortunate history of supporting cops unions, has even come around — with limits.
Nathaniel FlakinJune 18, 2020
Open Letter to Kshama Sawant: Don’t Support the Police!
Kshama Sawant, a socialist on the Seattle city council, has just voted to confirm the new police chief. This is a serious mistake, as the police are defenders of capitalism. Socialists should aim to expose the role played by the police against working people.
Nathaniel FlakinAugust 23, 2018
Can the Police Stop Deportations? A Debate with Kshama Sawant
Kshama Sawant, a socialist member of Seattle's city council, has called on the mayor to deploy the police to stop deportations. Could cops help immigrants resist the ICE? Or does this demand only create illusions in a deeply racist institution like the Seattle Police Department? A debate with the comrades of Socialist Alternative.
Nathaniel FlakinMarch 2, 2017