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For Massive Public Investment in Housing, Rent Control, and Independent Politics “We! Are! Ready to fight! Housing is a human right!” chanted a crowd of 90 socialists, renters, and homeless activists. On June 17, Affordable...

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On May 17, Socialist Alternative held a press conference in Seattle to announce our endorsement of Nikkita Oliver’s campaign for Mayor and Jon Grant’s campaign for city council, both running as left independents. Most major...

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A growing majority of Seattle residents, facing a relentless rise in housing costs, are demanding real solutions from city leaders. However, with the real estate lobby dominating politics in City Hall, support is growing for...

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In the age of Trump, socialists mobilizing together can turn around U.S. politics. With millions across the country urgently searching for effective methods of resistance to the Trump administration, and Democratic leaders continuing to disappoint,...

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The Seattle Socialism Conference brought together 600 people at UW’s Kane Hall on Sunday, April 2. Ty Moore, a member of Socialist Alternative, in his opening remarks said, “We are discussing today a strategy to...

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Anti-Slumlord Law Expected to Pass Unanimously Last fall, Seattle’s socialist Councilmember Kshama Sawant and tenant activists scored an important victory in forcing notorious slumlord Carl Haglund to back down from major rent hikes at his...

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In just two years, Socialist Alternative City Councilmember Kshama Sawant has had a major impact on the political landscape in Seattle. Sawant’s two years in office gives a hint of what would be possible with...

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With a new district voting system and 47 candidates running for nine seats, the next Seattle City Council will be full of new faces. But the question is: will we have a council in 2016...

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