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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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A wave of socialists are being elected to office across the U.S. These electoral victories show the huge openings for building the socialist movement in the coming period. But they also pose new challenges for...

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It is increasingly clear that educators’ unions have a new fighting spirit since the uprising of teachers in West Virginia last spring. The school year began with a wave of strike authorizations from LA to...

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Following an intense contract battle – including the largest strike action in University of Washington history – the Academic Student Employees (ASEs) of UAW Local 4121 ratified a new contract on June 3. Because of...

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“We Will Not be Complicit! We Shall Not Be Moved! We’ll Be Back!” Solidarity with Domestic Workers and Immigrants against Family Detention & Separation!   Friends and fellow activists, People across the country are standing...

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Nearly 200 people attended the launch of the Kshama Solidarity Campaign at Washington Hall in the heart of Seattle’s historically-black Central District on June 23. United in the fight against racism and police intimidation, the...

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Time for a Left Alliance to Kick Out the Corporate Politicians In the wake of the Democratic Party’s shameful betrayal over Seattle’s Amazon Tax – a tax on big business to fund affordable housing –...

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Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant, along with the growing housing justice movement, won an important victory this week. Carl Haglund, a landlord and developer in Seattle, decided to withdraw his defamation suit against her and...

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Today, on short notice, the corporate politicians on the Seattle City Council voted to repeal the Amazon Tax on big business that would fund affordable housing. Below are speeches by Councilmember Kshama Sawant, a member...

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Meanwhile the Movement to Tax Big Business Spreads to Other Cities On May 14, the Seattle City Council passed a historic tax on Amazon and other big corporations to fund permanently-affordable, publicly-owned housing, under the...

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