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Earlier in the summer, the Seattle music and arts community was shocked when it was announced that a beloved music venue, The Showbox – which since 1939 has hosted acts from Duke Ellington to Pearl...

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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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“I’ve been here for eight years… I didn’t even know we had to move today. It’s 30 degrees outside, and I’m not going to do it… I’m a human being. Don’t come and steal my...

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On October 18 over 200 people crammed into the Seattle City Council chambers for the third annual People’s Budget Town Hall, organized by Socialist Alternative’s Councilmember Kshama Sawant. “In a city like Seattle, in a...

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Every year and on every level of governance, the city budget represents an open statement of priorities. This year members of Socialist Alternative joined approximately 100 working class people in Seattle’s City Hall for the...

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REI, a co-op famous for its recreation gear, is beloved by many. It has a storied history, promotes healthy outdoor activity, and is staffed by workers who genuinely want to help people get outside and...

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The Black Lives Matter movement is shaking the country, but the majority of the Seattle City Council wants to build the most expensive police precinct in the U.S. The Seattle political establishment is trying to...

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Che Taylor, a 46-year-old father, was fatally shot by Seattle police officers on February 21, while appearing to comply with the officers’ commands to get down on the ground and put his hands up. The...

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12 Weeks Paid Parental Leave By Kshama Sawant The value to parents and newborns of paid parental leave is well-understood and uncontroversial. Research shows that paid parental leave leads to better health for newborns, better...

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