Friday, 22 November 2013

Capitalism is a “dirty word”: America’s first big-city socialist council member

“ … the labor movement needs to do is run their own candidates, independent of the two parties, independent of corporate money, and show that it’s possible”
On November 5, Seattle voters made Occupy activist and economics professor Kshama Sawant the first avowed socialist city council member in their city’s history – and the country’s first big city socialist council member in decades. In an interview– one day before her vote count lead spurred her opponent to concede the race – Sawant slammed Obama economics, suggested she could live to see the end of U.S. capitalism, and offered a socialist vision for transforming Boeing. 

A condensed version of our conversation is here.