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Build a Socialist Movement for the California We Need! On November 6, California voters defeated Proposition 10, a measure which would have repealed the state’s rent control ban and opened the door to the possibility...

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San Francisco voters made history this November by passing a $300 million tax on large corporations with over 60% of the vote. This money will go to providing housing and services to the homeless of...

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After two months of intensive fightback from working people and renters, the Seattle City Council voted 8-1 on November 19 to adopt a business-as-usual budget that completely fails to offer a solution to the affordable...

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Seattle is the fastest growing major city in the US, and has topped all other cities in active construction cranes for the third year running in 2018. The area is home to giants like Amazon...

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Only days after passing a tax on Amazon and big business in Seattle, the corporate politicians in Seattle repeal the ordinance. Watch Socialist Alternative member and Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant’s reaction in her speech...

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Nearly two hundred people came to Seattle City Hall on the evening of Monday, April 23, for a public hearing on a tax on Seattle’s biggest businesses to build hundreds of affordable housing units every...

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Every day in Seattle, the signs of the housing crisis grow: more tents under highway overpasses, more RVs along the streets, and more luxury apartments being built. It’s hardly surprising that working people are feeling...

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The for-profit housing market is failing working people. Ten years after millions of homes were lost to Wall Street in the 2007-2009 foreclosure crisis, there has been a sharp decline in homeownership while the number...

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The attacks have begun. The Minneapolis StarTribune reported today that downtown developers and business donors plan to spend big through at least three corporate political action committees (PACs), including a Republican-aligned PAC, to influence the...

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That Seattle is in the midst of a housing crisis is indisputable. The latest one-night count of the city’s homeless population found 11,643 people living on the streets. Of those, around 5,000 became homeless in...

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