Source: The Real News Network
Published on Nov 19, 2013
TRNN speaks with Socialist Kshama Sawant about her vision of an alternative to capitalism.
JESSICA DESVARIEUX, TRNN PRODUCER: Welcome to The Real News Network. I’m Jessica Desvarieux in Baltimore.
For the first time in more than a century, the city of Seattle elected a socialist City Council member. Her name is Kshama Sawant, and she joins us now from Seattle.
Kshama is an Occupy activist, union member, and economics professor. And as I mentioned, she’s the first open socialist to be elected to Seattle City Council and the country’s first big-city socialist council member in decades.