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Sawant, Stein, and Post-2012 Left Strategy

With nearly 12,000 votes (a whopping 27% of the vote), the campaign of Socialist Alternative’s Kshama Sawant in Washington’s 43rd legislative district is a bright beacon of hope on the otherwise bleak horizon of the 2012 election for the American…

Occupy for President: 2012 and Beyond

The 2012 presidential race bears no trace of Occupy or the militancy it spawned among Chicago teachers and Wal Mart workers. This is no accident — the U.S. political system is a machine, and this machine smothers militancy. The ugly…

Democrat debates Socialist in Washington state race

About 100 people, mostly students, turned out on September 25 to hear incumbent Democrat Frank Chopp of the Washington House of Representatives’ 43rd legislative district debate challenger Kshama Sawant of Socialist Alternative at Seattle University. Sawant received over 10% in a blanket primary vote against Chopp…

Red vs. Blue: Kshama Sawant to Debate Frank Chopp

Breaking News! Kshama Sawant to debate Frank Chopp. Democrat Frank Chopp of the Washington House of Representatives, representing the 43rd district since 1995 and current Speaker of the House has agreed to debate his opponent, Socialist Alternative’s Kshama Sawant! Join…

Occupy Wall Street one year anniversary

As anyone who ever spent time in Zuccotti Park during the encampment phase of Occupy knows, OWS was in disarray from day one. It continually teetered on the edge of implosion due to conflicting forces within and opposition from police…

OWS Activists Protesting the RNC/DNC Need Your Help

We have taken our message to the Republican and Democratic National Conventions and gotten positive press coverage for Occupy and #S17, but we’re having an issue with getting back to New York City. Plans for buses fell though and at…