Dave Nellist on historic election victory for Socialist Alternative in Seattle election
Former Labour MP and Socialist Party Councillor Dave Nellist made the following comments regarding the historic victory of Socialist Alternative candidate Kshama Sawant in the election for Seattle City Council. Her Democrat opponent has conceded with Sawant on an incredible 88,222 votes to the Democrat’s 86,582.
Socialist Alternative in the USA are the co-thinkers of the Socialist Party, under the banner of the Committee for a Workers’ International (CWI), an organisation that unites Socialists around the world in nearly 50 countries.
“The stunning work being done by Socialist Alternative supporters this autumn in Boston, Minneapolis and, particularly, Seattle, is truly inspirational.
For years it has been received wisdom that any challenge from the bottom up to the two-party system in America was doomed. Only billionaires would be able to dent the fortress of American politics.
Well socialists in America are proving it’s not only possible, but in Seattle they have achieved the most significant working class election result in America for years, if not decades.
The lessons will not be lost in many other places as well. A left alternative to big business politics can be built, and socialists around the world grouped under the banner of the CWI are showing how.”
To read more about the Socialist election campaigns in the US, click here
To view an interview with Kshama on a major news channel click here
To get involved in helping to build a socialist alternative to capitalism, fill in the form below and we will be in touch