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There are 58 universities in the Greater Boston area, 57 of them being private. These private universities, despite being multi-billion dollar institutions, are technically nonprofits and therefore pay nothing in property taxes while working-class Bostonians...

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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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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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Hundreds of workers, students, and housing activists gathered at the Amazon “spheres” in Seattle’s glitzy Belltown neighborhood to deliver a strong message to Jeff Bezos and the city’s corporate establishment: our housing and homelessness crisis...

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 Over two hundred seats are filled with excited and angry community members on a Tuesday night. Along the back wall are tables set up by the Transit Riders Union, Socialist Alternative, and the Democratic Socialists...

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On November 7, the Ginger Jentzen campaign won a historic vote in the race for Minneapolis City Council, Ward 3. The initial six-point lead on election night was fitting for our powerful campaign which had...

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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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Seattle further cemented its reputation as one of the most progressive cities in the U.S. last week, when its City Council passed a law to tax the rich, sponsored by socialist City Councilmember Kshama Sawant...

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On May 18, a standing-room-only crowd gathered at Seattle’s historic Washington Hall to demand that the City Council tax the rich to address skyrocketing inequality and out-of-control housings costs. The town hall, co-hosted by Councilmember...

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What is happening here is part of an international trend, which in some countries has gone much further, with the complete collapse of key establishment parties and the rapid emergence of new political forces both...

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