First Elected Socialist Seattle Council Member in a Century

Source:  The Real News Network

Published on Nov 19, 2013

TRNN speaks with Socialist Kshama Sawant about her vision of an alternative to capitalism.

TRANSCRIPT

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.

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