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Seattle Councilmember Morales, KC Councilmember Zahilay, to collaborate with community to find solutions that address South Seattle gun violence

Seattle City Councilmember Tammy J. Morales (District 2, South Seattle and CID) and King County Councilmember Girmay Zahilay (District 2) will collaborate with community groups and neighbors in a community-led dialogue on public safety and proactive ways to decrease gun violence in South Seattle, following a rash of recent gun violence and Seattle Police Department […]

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MLK Day on Monday; New Council Committees; Council Presidency and January Pro Tem; Inclement Weather/Severe Weather Shelter; In-District Office Hours

MLK Day on Monday 2015 City Hall, City of Seattle Employees Monday is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, and City Council offices along with many other government offices will be closed.  The week’s City Council Briefing and Meeting will occur on Tuesday, January 21 instead.   Here are a couple of ideas for ways to celebrate […]

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John Burbank, Economic Opportunity Institute: Who is the taker in our town? Amazon!

Speech by John Burbank, executive director, Economic Opportunity Institute, at Kshama Sawant’s inauguration and launch of 2020 Tax Amazon campaign, Jan. 13, 2020: Thank you friends! Let’s take a step back, back to 2012. That was when Mitt Romney, Republican candidate for President, denounced 47% of Americans as takers from the government. Romney’s words were […]

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“We don’t pull our punches when we are fighting capitalism”. Speech delivered by Susan Fitzgerald, Socialist Party of Ireland member and organizer with UNITE the union, at January 13th 2020 Tax Amazon launch rally.

Thanks for the opportunity to be here I want to salute you all on your victory – billionaire Bezos tried to buy Seattle – you said no. I can understand the sweetness of that coming after such a bitter fight – the bosses think they can’t lose – but they’re wrong because when we fight […]

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Video of Socialist Party of Ireland member and Unite Union organizer, Susan Fitzgerald at the January 13th Tax Amazon Launch Rally

Below is a video link to the speech delivered on January 13, 2020 by Susan Fitzgerald. Susan is a long time member of Ireland’s Socialist Party and and organizer with Unite the largest union in Ireland and Britain.

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Video of Kshama Sawant’s speech at the January 13th Tax Amazon launch rally.

Below is a video link to the speech delivered by Seattle District 3 Councilmember Kshama Sawant at the Tax Amazon launch rally on January 13, 2020.

https://www.seattlechannel.org/mayor-and-council/city-council/city-council-all-videos-index?videoid…

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Video of National Working Families Party Director Maurice Mitchell’s speech at the January 13th Tax Amazon launch rally

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Below is a video link to the speech delivered on January 13th, 2020, by Maurice Mitchell, the National D…

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National Working Families Party director: ‘We will only stop Amazon and companies like it from extorting and exploiting our communities by going big, bold, and national in our fight against corporate power’

Speech delivered by Maurice Mitchell, national director of Working Families Party, at Jan. 13 inauguration of Kshama Sawant and launch of 2020 Tax Amazon movement:  Good evening, Seattle! My name is Maurice Mitchell, and I’m the National Director of the Working Families Party. I want to start by thanking comrades Kshama Sawant and Sara Nelson […]

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‘Solidarity is a force stronger than gravity’ – Sara Nelson’s speech at Tax Amazon launch and Kshama Sawant inauguration Jan. 13

Remarks as prepared for Sara Nelson, Tax Amazon Launch, 01/13/2020. (Sara was unable to travel to Seattle for the speech and had her remarks delivered by flight attendant union organizer Kaylah Williams.) My name is Sara Nelson, President of the Association of Flight Attendants, representing 50,000 Flight Attendants at 20 airlines and currently organizing alongside […]

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Council President González’s Clean Campaigns Act Passes

The Seattle City Council passed a ban on most political spending by “foreign-influenced” corporations and increased election transparency today, voting in unanimous support of President M. Lorena González’s Clean Campaigns Act during its Full Council meeting. Seattle will become the largest and only the second city in the country to pass such legislation.  Following a […]

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