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Kshama Sawant news and analysis from The Nation
November 10, 2019
Amazon Cash Fails to Oust Seattle Socialist Kshama Sawant
Her win is a sweet victory for foes of big corporate money in politics—but it really was a struggle.
July 26, 2017
Imagine a Campaign-Finance System That’s the Opposite of Today’s Dark-Money Monster
Seattle just created it.
April 18, 2016
Hillary Was Nowhere to Be Seen in the Fight for 15—I Should Know
Hillary’s “support” is welcome, and a sign that our movement has come far, but let’s be clear: She hasn’t always supported a $15 minimum wage.
March 16, 2016
Meet the Democratic Socialist Who’s Running for New York State Senate
Bernie Sanders isn’t alone: Debbie Medina is in the race for State Senate in New York’s 18th District.
November 4, 2015
Warning From Kentucky: Managerial Democrats Can Lose to Extreme Republicans
A Republican referred to as “Kentucky’s Trump” just beat a mainstream Democrat in a race the Democrats should have won.
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June 17, 2015
Can Kshama Sawant Build an Actual Socialist City in America?
First, she’ll have to win
March 23, 2015
Want to Rebuild the Left? Take Socialism Seriously
After three decades of neoliberal economic policies and the staggering inequality they have produced, we are witnessing a rebirth of socialist ideals.
January 8, 2014
I Wear the Badge of Socialist With Honor
The full text of the new Seattle city council member’s inauguration speech.
November 26, 2013
A Socialist Wins in Seattle
Kshama Sawant’s City Council victory reflects broad trends: polls show voters are increasingly immune to redbaiting.
November 3, 2013
Seattle’s ‘Another World Is Both Possible and Necessary’ Campaign
A socialist candidate wins significant support for a “Fund Human Needs, Fight Corporate Greed” message.