Kshama Sawant: The Most Dangerous Woman In America

Posted: March 18, 2015 in for your reflection, Saying it like it should be said., Solidarity, The Ruling Class Must Be Brought Down!

Many thanks to Audrey Bee for sending along this article. Written by Chris Hedges The Most Dangerous Woman In America is a must read. We like these lines:

‘Sawant proposed that the left prepare the ground for a new party that will be “broad-based, organized around democratic principles and have as its fundamental goal the mission of working with the labor movement, nonunionized workers and young activists of color.”

“It has to be 100 percent grass roots,” she said. It must be willing to “use the platform of the presidential campaign and other electoral campaigns to push the message of mass movements.” And, she stressed, it must never accept corporate money. This last condition, she said, “has to be non-negotiable.” The party, she added, “must not bow down to the pressure to endorse Democratic candidates against Republicans, which would completely undermine its independence and ultimately relegate it to the role of an enforcer for the Democrats, as the Working Families Party has become.”

“As long as she remains in office she will expose the leaders in the Democratic Party for who they are—corporate puppets.” We must continue the fight to make sure that she remains in office.

Kshama Sawant, the socialist on the Seattle City Council, is up for re-election, and the Establishment is determined to defeat her and the ideas she champions before they spread. – 2015/03/15



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