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Black Lives Matter Activist Castill Hightower’s Public Testimony Calling on Democratic Party Councilmembers to “Stand with the Movement & Sawant & Not Water Down Seattle’s First-In-Nation Ban on Police Use of So-Called ‘Crowd Control’ Weapons”

Castill Hightower has spearheaded the Justice for Herbert Hightower Jr. campaign. She is a leading voice among the Seattle activists calling for an elected civilian oversight board with full powers over Seattle police, including hiring and firing, policies and procedures. My name is Castill Hightower. My brother was killed by Seattle Police in 2004 while […]

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Councilmember Sawant’s comments on the Resolution calling to Impeach Trump Following the Far-Right Attack in Washington DC.

I am glad to vote in favor of this resolution supporting the impeachment of Trump. He should have been impeached long ago. He should have been impeached for massive corporate tax cuts and handouts, including to his own companies, at the expense of vital social services. For utterly failing to represent working people and instead […]

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Councilmember Sawant Denounces Far Right Violence at the Capitol, Calls on Labor Unions, Social Movements, and Socialists to Organize to Shut Down the Far Right

‘The horrific demonstration of far right violence we’re seeing in DC today is a scary reminder that Trump may have lost the election, but Trumpism and the far right is growing…Trump and his reactionary base are refusing to accept a democratic election result…We need to build a mass fightback for Medicare For All, a Green […]

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Councilmember Sawant Denounces Far Right Violence at the Capitol, Calls on Labor Unions, Social Movements, and Socialists to Organize to Shut Down the Far Right

‘The horrific demonstration of far right violence we’re seeing in DC today is a scary reminder that Trump may have lost the election, but Trumpism and the far right is growing…Trump and his reactionary base are refusing to accept a democratic election result…We need to build a mass fightback for Medicare For All, a Green […]

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Councilmember Sawant Announces Plan to Introduce One-Year Eviction Moratorium Extension for Renters and Struggling Small Businesses

‘Mayor Durkan’s announcement of a 3-month extension to the eviction moratorium is a step forward, coming on the heels of renter organizing, but falls far short of what’s needed’ Councilmember Kshama Sawant (District 3, Central Seattle), chair of the Council’s Sustainability and Renters’ Rights Committee, issued this statement in response to Wednesday morning’s announcement by […]

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My Council office is in full solidarity with Foss Shipyard workers fighting a vicious employer attack on their pension

Dec. 15, 2020 Dear union shipyard workers at Foss Maritime: As a rank and file union member, elected Seattle City Councilmember, and member of Socialist Alternative, I offer my full solidarity and support to you in fighting the shameful attack on your union pension trust by Foss Maritime Shipyard.  Your fight is a fight for […]

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Following passage of City Council resolution, Sawant calls on workers, farmers, labor unions to join Seattle solidarity rally January 8 to support India general strike

Councilmember Kshama Sawant (District 3, Central Seattle) on Monday called on workers, farmers, students, and other community members to join in solidarity actions Jan. 8 in support of millions of farmers in India who are courageously protesting against new privatization and exploitation laws by the Hindu fundamentalist and reactionary establishment regime of Indian Prime Minister […]

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Councilmember Sawant, with strong community backing, demands Mayor Durkan strengthen and extend protections for tenants and small businesses facing eviction

‘The question is, who will pay for this two-fold crisis of COVID and the economic recession – big business, or working people? With our petition, renters, working-class homeowners, struggling small business owners, and progressive small landlords are demanding that Mayor Durkan stand with them.’ Councilmember Kshama Sawant (District 3, Central Seattle), chair of the Council’s […]

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Solidarity with Millions of Indian Farmers Protesting Privatization, Poverty & Indebtedness

This is a resolution my office is co-sponsoring with Councilmember Mosqueda’s office, in solidarity with tens of millions of farmers and workers in India, who are fighting against new exploitative laws by the Hindu fundamentalist and reactionary establishment regime of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). CITY OF SEATTLE RESOLUTION __________________ […]

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Councilmember Sawant: Durkan administration has epitomized Democratic Party’s pro-corporate politics and failed ‘to address the crises facing working people in this increasingly unequal city’

Sawant: ‘We need our own independent candidates, including socialists, rank and file union members, and grassroots activists accountable to working people and willing to fight back against the stranglehold of big business and corporate Democratic politicians like Durkan’ Councilmember Kshama Sawant (District 3, Central Seattle), chair of the Council’s Sustainability and Renters Rights Committee, today […]

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