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Meet The Fist-Shaking Socialist Behind America's Highest Minimum Wage | Dave Jamieson | Posted 05.06.2015 | Politics

(Photo: Elaine Thompson/AP) This article is part of a Huffington Post series, on the occasion of the site's 10th anniversary, looking at some ...

Hundreds Convene at Seattle Church to Discuss Hate Crimes

Sarah Toce | Posted 05.04.2015 | Gay Voices
Sarah Toce

Hundreds of concerned citizens convened for more than two hours on Capitol Hill at the All Pilgrims Church Tuesday evening for the LGBTQ Hate Crimes Public Forum, sponsored largely by Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant.

Socialist Councilwoman Set To Deliver Live Rebuttal To Obama's State Of The Union Address

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 01.20.2015 | Politics

For the second consecutive year, a Seattle city council member and "proud Socialist" will deliver a rebuttal to President Barack Obama's State of the ...

Seattle City Councilwoman Arrested While Protesting Alaska Airlines Over Workers' Wages

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harvard | Posted 12.09.2014 | Politics

Seattle City Councilwoman Kshama Sawant was arrested Wednesday night while protesting workers' wages at Alaska Airlines' Seattle headquarters. A re...

How Seattle's $15 Minimum Wage Victory Began in New York City's Zuccotti Park

Peter Dreier | Posted 08.05.2014 | Politics
Peter Dreier

On Monday, Seattle struck a blow against rising inequality when its City Council unanimously adopted a citywide minimum wage of $15 an hour, the highest in the nation. This dramatic change in public policy is partly the result of changes brought about by last November's Seattle municipal elections. But it is also the consequence of years of activism in Seattle and around the country.

Dave Jamieson

Meet The Socialist Behind Seattle's $15 Minimum Wage | Dave Jamieson | Posted 05.06.2015 | Politics

On Monday afternoon, as the Seattle City Council was poised to pass a historic minimum wage hike, Kshama Sawant wasn't quite ready to relish the immin...

Seattle Councilwoman Blasts 'Loopholes' In $15 Minimum Wage Plan

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 05.01.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Seattle City Councilwoman Kshama Sawant, an outspoken socialist, claimed a victory Thursday after Mayor Ed Murray announced a plan to hike the city's ...

Actual Socialist Gives Rebuttal To Obama's State Of The Union Address

Posted 01.28.2014 | Politics

Kshama Sawant won a seat on the Seattle city council last year running on a socialist platform. On Tuesday night, she delivered a live rebuttal to Pre...

Man Accused Of Threatening City's Openly Gay Mayor, Socialist Council Member

AP | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

SEATTLE (AP) — A 32-year-old man accused of threatening Seattle's openly gay mayor and a socialist City Council member in Facebook postings was orde...

Socialist Kshama Sawant Doesn't Call Obama Her Comrade (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Byron Kittle | Posted 11.27.2013 | Politics

Socialist Kshama Sawant, who was elected this year to the Seattle City Council, said Tuesday she does not count President Barack Obama as a comrade in...

The Hunger Games Are Real: We Are the Districts

Carl Gibson | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
Carl Gibson

Only by winning elections at the local level, the state level, and the congressional level can we redistribute the wealth that the ruling class have unjustly stolen from those who worked to create it.

Socialist Candidate Elected To City Council

AP | MANUEL VALDES | Posted 11.18.2013 | Politics

SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle voters have elected a socialist to city council for the first time in modern history. Kshama Sawant's lead continued to grow...

Yes, A Socialist Is On The Verge Of Winning A City Council Race

AP | MANUEL VALDES | Posted 11.14.2013 | Politics

SEATTLE (AP) — Voters in left-leaning Seattle, where police recently handed out snacks at a large marijuana festival and politicians often try to ou...

Socialist Candidate Makes Waves In The Northwest

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 11.09.2012 | Politics

President Barack Obama is not a socialist, but the frequent and misguided use of the word to criticize him might make it hard to believe that there ar...