Media Coverage
Changing the narrative is never enough. But positive coverage helps.

Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant speaks at rally at Westlake Center

Amazon Is on the Attack Against Kshama Sawant: Seattle socialist city councilmember Kshama Sawant has pushed a $15 minimum wage, landmark renters’ rights legislation, free public transit, and more

The biggest prize by far for Amazon is twice-elected socialist city councilmember, Kshama Sawant, a rank-and-file union member who through movement building in the last six years has pushed a reluctant City Council to adopt a $15 minimum wage — the first major US city to do so — enact landmark renters’ rights legislation, and take up issues like free public transit, indigenous rights, and anti-gentrification measures. Read More

Striking Chicago public school teachers and their supporters march through the Loop

Chicago Teachers Are Carrying the Torch of Decades of Militant Worker Struggles: By building community support and staging disruption, the teachers can expand the boundaries of what’s politically possible and force the city to bend to its social justice demands

“I solemnly swear that I will never stop fighting for my students.” This hand-made picket sign, one of hundreds at an October 25 Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) and SEIU 73 rally, sums up what makes the teachers’ strike so important. Read More

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It’s Time to Retire the Term “Middle Class”: Citations Needed Podcast

The excellent podcast, Citations Needed, hosted Jane for part of their new show on the word “middleclass.” They had an excellent discussion about how the word obscures people’s understanding of class in America and is also used as a wedge issue to divide and conquer workers by skill when employers set out to break unions. Read More