Tag: Kshama Sawant

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.

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.

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.

Sanders’ Traps

Despite his recent defeat in California, Bernie Sanders pledges to fight until the end for the nomination. His struggle to “democratize” the Democratic Party and his quest for economic and social justice have crashed against the shortcomings of his own strategy.

Sanders, a Third Party, or a Working Class Party?

Without a doubt, the Bernie Sanders phenomenon offers new opportunities as well as potential pitfalls for the left in the U.S. We intend to discuss the positions of various socialist left parties vis-à-vis the presidential elections and the Sanders candidacy in the coming weeks and months. In our first article in this series, we will examine the position of Socialist Alternative, which made a major statement in 2013 by winning a seat on the Seattle city council, the biggest electoral victory by any socialist group in decades.

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.

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.

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.

Sanders’ Traps

Despite his recent defeat in California, Bernie Sanders pledges to fight until the end for the nomination. His struggle to “democratize” the Democratic Party and his quest for economic and social justice have crashed against the shortcomings of his own strategy.

Sanders, a Third Party, or a Working Class Party?

Without a doubt, the Bernie Sanders phenomenon offers new opportunities as well as potential pitfalls for the left in the U.S. We intend to discuss the positions of various socialist left parties vis-à-vis the presidential elections and the Sanders candidacy in the coming weeks and months. In our first article in this series, we will examine the position of Socialist Alternative, which made a major statement in 2013 by winning a seat on the Seattle city council, the biggest electoral victory by any socialist group in decades.