Skip to comments.Right-wing recall campaign seeks to remove Socialist Alternative’s Kshama Sawant from Seattle City Council
Posted on 11/01/2020 6:17:50 AM PST by Libloather
Following a King County Superior Court ruling last month, a right-wing recall petition is now in motion to remove Socialist Alternative member Kshama Sawant from her position on the Seattle City Council. Though nominally grassroots and independent, the initiative was launched by the Democratic Party and has attracted the support of Republicans and far-right forces.
The Socialist Equality Party opposes the right-wing campaign to remove Sawant on the basis of trumped-up charges and overturn the result of democratic elections. Notwithstanding our fundamental political differences with Socialist Alternative, we maintain that Sawant has a right to serve in the office to which she was elected twice, in 2013 and 2019.
Sections of the Democratic Party launched the politically motivated recall drive, attacking Sawant on the basis of her involvement with protests against police violence and her role in the Tax Amazon campaign, which resulted in the imposition of a minor payroll tax of less than 2 percent on Amazon and other major corporations.
Jeff Bezos, the worlds richest man, whose fortune is based on the exploitation of low-wage labor, publicly opposed the payroll tax increase and supported Sawants opponent in the 2019 City Council election.
The Democratic Partys role in the recall campaign demonstrates its right-wing and anti-socialist character, making clear the dead end of all politics based on pressuring the Democratic Party to the left, a key pillar of Socialist Alternatives own politics.
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“Right-wing” = Communist
“Left-wing” = Stalinist
These days the Left would consider McGovern to be right of center. There is nothing of the old extreme Left thats extreme to them anymore.
Do Zocialists think they are “moderates”?
Their heroes in the Black Panthers were unabashed Maoists of the “KILL your parents” variety.
There is no “far left extremism” in their eyes.
Bernie Bros for gulags.
>>The Socialist Equality Party
Ever’body equally poor, ‘cept for the Politburo.
Just like on the Animal Farm
Moderate socialists kill you with a smile.
AntiFa: Red Guard and Brown Shirts all in one black dressed package ... very efficient of them.
Partisan Media Shills update.
Today’s Democratic Party is now more closely aligned with Lee Harvey Oswald than John F Kennedy. - Paraphrased from the Chris Plante Show
JFK would be considered a Fascist by todays Left.
She’s an Indian communist, like Kamalalala Harris.
Given the campaign ads I am seeing, I think you are spot on.
When added to all the other taxes that Seattle imposes, it is no different that adding another load of straw to the proverbial donkey's back.
It will eventually collapse under its own weight.
I read the whole article andi never found out what the ‘trumped up’ charges were, but did find out Biden is right wing...
Amazing how capitalist India has now become since loss of majority by Nehru’s congress party.
Communists party is a valid party in India and is on the run, so they are escaping to USA and Europe.
About India, I had to take notice when Prime Minister Modi used the term Thatcherite Revolution . As in Margaret Thatcher.
That’s what I was going to say. It’s the Mensheviks against the Bolsheviks. It’s a kristallnacht, just a score settling among old friends.
It’s the stage where the intelligent believers realize they’ve been duped all along. Fortunately for the movement, there aren’t many of those.
That is good to hear. Funny thing is growing up in India I did not realize how bad the system was. All major industries were run by the gov’t and those which were privately owned were so corrupt, it was impossible for competition to begin operations, such as auto manufacturing.
After seeing the American system first hand, I could then see the faults of Indian system. Just to secure a flight on gov’t run airlines in India, I had to make 3 visits to their office in 1970’s during my visit. In USA one phone call was all that was needed to buy a seat on a flight. During my visit I had to spend half a day in the bank to exchange my dollars into rupees. Whereas I exchanged dollars into rupees in a few minutes in a US bank dealing with foreign exchange. To buy a car in India you had to put down a deposit and wait several months to a few years before you were allotted a car and the color was whatever was available either black or white. Again this is in 1960-70 era. All different now!
Right wing is fascism. Left wing is communism.
It’s the left’s Socialism spectrum. No place for constitutional republics or individual liberty.
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