[Marxism] United States: Socialist councillor Kshama Sawant's inauguration speech | Links International Journal of Socialist Renewal

glparramatta glparramatta at greenleft.org.au
Tue Jan 7 16:51:50 MST 2014

By *Kshama Sawant*, Seattle

This city has made glittering fortunes for the super wealthy and for the 
major corporations that dominate Seattle's landscape. At the same time, 
the lives of working people, the unemployed and the poor grow more 
difficult by the day. The cost of housing skyrockets, and education and 
healthcare become inaccessible.

This is not unique to Seattle. Shamefully, in this, the richest country 
in human history, 50 million of our people -- one in six -- live in 
poverty. Around the world, billions do not have access to clean water 
and basic sanitation and children die every day from malnutrition.

This is the reality of international capitalism.

Full speech at http://links.org.au/node/3656

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