Solidarity Rally



11AM PST// 1PM CT// 2PM EST on Facebook Live and Youtube Live

FACEBOOK LIVESTREAM: 
https://fb.me/e/1N73xFjqY
YOUTUBE LIVESTREAM: 
https://youtu.be/mZdODIYKR-8

Join us for a livestream on January 9th, 11AM PST, for a rally to reject the recall against Councilmember Kshama Sawant!

Speakers include:
  • Julia Salazar, DSA NY State Senator
  • Mick Barry, Irish TD , Solidarity and Socialist Party
  • Jean Swanson, Vancouver BC City Councilmember, Coalition of Progressive Electors
  • Castille Hightower, police accountability activist, sister of Herbert Hightower Jr. who was killed by Seattle Police.
  • Sharon Crowley, union organizer, UAW4121
  • ...and more!

At any time, the Washington State Supreme Court will release their ruling on whether the unfounded, right-wing Recall Campaign against Seattle’s socialist city councilmember Kshama Sawant will be allowed to start collecting signatures to get on the ballot.

Big business and the right wing are furious about the impact of socialist politics and social movements in Seattle and the inspiring example it has set for working people around the world. They are now trying to use the courts and their deep pockets to overturn socialist Seattle Councilmember Kshama Sawant’s 2019 re-election and the historic victories she has spearheaded: the Amazon Tax, the $15 minimum wage, the first-in-nation ban on using chemical weapons against protesters, and landmark renters rights laws like the ban on winter evictions. Just as with the police under capitalism, we know that working people and oppressed communities cannot rely on the courts for justice.

From Rep. Attica Scott in Kentucky to Jeremy Corbyn in the UK to the attack on Kshama Sawant in Seattle - we see progressive and socialist leaders being targeted for their commitment to fighting for working people and against racism, sexism and economic inequality. As global capitalism enters its deepest crisis in a century and the COVID crisis continues to rage, establishment politicians and CEOs are rushing to protect their profits at the expense of working class and oppressed people. They hope to silence fighters like Sawant who stand in their way.

It is no accident that this Recall Campaign against Councilmember Sawant explicitly cites her support for the Black Lives Matter movement and the Amazon Tax in the articles of recall, while also making numerous false claims that she broke the law. Unfortunately, thanks to the inherently undemocratic recall procedures in Washington State, Kshama will never get the chance to defend herself in court against these false charges, and there is no requirement that the charges be proven true in order for the recall to be allowed to go on the ballot.

We cannot afford to sit by while one of the most effective leaders for working people in the nation is undemocratically and dishonestly driven from office by a right-wing, corporate-funded campaign.

Join us and progressive leaders and activists from around the world on January 9th to build the Kshama Solidarity Campaign and defend against this attack on all working people!
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WHEN

January 09, 2021 at 11:00am - 1pm

WHERE

Online

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