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|How the Socialist Alternative candidate Kshama Sawant won 96,000 votes in Seattle|
|Date||Sunday April 26|
|Time||10:30 AM - 12:30 PM|
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6501 Telegraph Avenue
Oakland, CA 94609
|cuyleruyle [at] mac.com|
How the Socialist Alternative candidate Kshama Sawant won 96,000 votes in SeattleAdded to the calendar on Saturday Apr 18th, 2015 10:59 PM
Speakers from Socialist Alternative will tell us how councilor Kshama Sawant was popularly elected to the Seattle City Council in November 2013. This was the first time in a hundred years that a socialist had won a mass election in Seattle. We used this victory to promote the movement for the $15/hr minimum wage. Seattle’s April 2014 law established the highest minimum wage in the US at the time and legitimized $15 as a winnable demand. The fight for 15 and a union is gaining strength.
We believe that capitalism needs to be challenged on the street, in the workplace and at the ballot box, and that after a couple of decades of retreat, the ideas of marxism and socialism are once again being embraced by young people.
Sunday, April 26, 2015 - 10:30 am to 12:30 pm
6501 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland (just North of Alcatraz Ave.)
Seating is limited, so plan to come early. We start promptly.
FREE - but hat will be passed for donations to NPML
About Sunday Morning at the Marxist Library
A weekly discussion series inspired by our respect for the work of Karl Marx and our belief that his work will remain as important for the class struggles of the future as they have been for the past.
For info or to subscribe to our weekly announcements,
Call Gene Ruyle at 510-428-1578 or email: cuyleruyle [at] mac.com
For our full schedule, go to icssmarx.org