Who is Seattle’s Sawant?

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In episode #13, “Who is Seattle’s Sawant?,” I will dig a little into this political figure, and how they are involved in the protest and riots in and around CHOP, Seattle Autonomous zone.   

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  1. Goldstein-Street, J. Sawant and protesters — briefly — occupy Seattle City Hall as Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone grows — UPDATE. CHS Capitol Hill Seattle https://www.capitolhillseattle.com/2020/06/sawant-and-protesters-briefly-occupy-seattle-city-hall-as-capitol-hill-autonomous-zone-grows/ (2020).
  2. [USC02] 18 USC 242: Deprivation of rights under color of law. https://uscode.house.gov/view.xhtml?req=granuleid:USC-prelim-title18-section242&num=0&edition=prelim.
  3. Rajghatta, C. Pune-born socialist Kshama Sawant scores for Seattle: Record $15 an hour minimum wage for workers – Times of India. The Times of India https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/us/Pune-born-socialist-Kshama-Sawant-scores-for-Seattle-Record-15-an-hour-minimum-wage-for-workers/articleshow/36011205.cms (2014).
  4. Mozumder, S. G. The girl with the socialist tattoo: Kshama Sawant’s personal revolution. IndiaAbroad.com https://www.indiaabroad.com/indian-americans/the-girl-with-the-socialist-tattoo-kshama-sawant-s-personal-revolution/article_69750246-cbf6-11e7-aec1-9708aae80f8d.html.
  5. Kshama Sawant Biography, Age, Salary, Networth, Husband, Paul Allen, Salary And City Council. InformationCradle https://informationcradle.com/kshama-sawant/ (2020).
  6. Naturalization Oath of Allegiance to the United States of America. USCIS https://www.uscis.gov/us-citizenship/naturalization-test/naturalization-oath-allegiance-united-states-america (2020).
  7. Bryan Watson. KeyWiki https://keywiki.org/Bryan_Watson.
  8. Rantz, J. Rantz: Damning report claims Sawant’s votes, decisions made by fringe group. MyNorthwest.com https://mynorthwest.com/1235670/report-sawants-decisions-fringe-group/ (2019).
  9. Levitin, M. The Triumph of Occupy Wall Street. The Atlantic https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2015/06/the-triumph-of-occupy-wall-street/395408/ (2015).
  10. Reagan, M. Electoral Folly: No Matter How Good the Candidate, Business as Usual Rules Elected Office. CounterPunch.org https://www.counterpunch.org/2016/05/13/electoral-folly-no-matter-how-good-the-candidate-business-as-usual-rules-elected-office/ (2016).
  11. Council Woman Introduces Bernie: ‘End All Capitalistic Exploitation!’ (2020).
  12. Producer, Q. R., KOMO News Digital. Councilwoman Sawant says ‘CHAZ’ should be permanently in community control. KOMO https://komonews.com/news/local/councilwoman-sawant-says-chaz-should-be-permanently-in-community-control (2020).
  13. The firebrand behind Seattle’s CHAZ: Councilwoman and socialist Kshama Sawant, 46, who is refusing to let cops into the six-block zone lives in an $800,000 home but has railed against gentrification of Seattle. http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3855391/posts?page=1.
  14. Rantz: Sawant baselessly claims CHOP murder was a ‘right-wing attack’. MyNorthwest.com https://mynorthwest.com/1970575/rantz-sawant-chop-murder-right-wing-attack/ (2020).
  15. Taft, V. Cops Re-Thinking Protest Rules After Car Driven by Black Man Kills White Seattle BLM Freeway Blocker. pjmedia.com https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/victoria-taft/2020/07/05/cops-re-thinking-protest-rules-after-car-driven-by-black-man-kills-white-seattle-blm-freeway-blocker-n606394 (2020).
  16. Chastain, M. Seattle Mayor Durkan Downplays Autonomous Zone: ‘We Could Have the Summer of Love’. Le·gal In·sur·rec·tion https://legalinsurrection.com/2020/06/seattle-mayor-durkan-downplays-autonomous-zone-we-could-have-the-summer-of-love/ (2020).
  17. Black, L. From Zero Dollars to $2.6 Million—Here’s the Net Worth of Seattle’s City Council Candidates. The Stranger https://www.thestranger.com/slog/2019/10/29/41823797/from-zero-dollars-to-26-million-heres-the-net-worth-of-seattles-city-council-candidates (2019).
  18. Dowling, M. Councilwoman behind CHAZ lives well while claiming to be of the proletariat. www.independentsentinel.com https://www.independentsentinel.com/councilwoman-behind-chaz-lives-well-while-claiming-to-be-of-the-proletariat/ (2020).
  19. Short, K. Sawant challenged on hypocrisy by radio host, hangs-up. Shift Washington https://shiftwa.org/sawant-challenged-on-hypocrisy-by-radio-host-hangs-up/ (2014).
  20. Nolan, H. SEIU President: Expelling Police Unions From the Labor Movement “Has to Be Considered”. http://inthesetimes.com/working/entry/22610/mary-kay-henry-seiu-expel-police-unions-black-lives-matter-labor-movement (2020).
  21. Richard Trumka. Wikipedia (2020).
  22. Schofield, K. Kshama Sawant: The Art of the Self-Deal. Seattle City Council Insight https://sccinsight.com/2018/04/20/kshama-sawant-the-art-of-the-self-deal/ (2018).
  23. Gelles, D. ‘Working People Want Real Change’: A Union Chief Sounds Off on the Crisis. The New York Times (2020).
  24. Steinbuch, Y. Black Lives Matter co-founder describes herself as ‘trained Marxist’. New York Post https://nypost.com/2020/06/25/blm-co-founder-describes-herself-as-trained-marxist/ (2020).
  25. ActBlue — Billions raised online since 2004. ActBlue https://secure.actblue.com/.
  26. ActBlue Expenditures. OpenSecrets https://www.opensecrets.org/pacs/expenditures.php?cycle=2020&cmte=C00401224 (2020).
  27. Richard Trumka. Discover the Networks https://www.discoverthenetworks.org/individuals/richard-trumka/ (2020).
  28. New Home. Socialist Alternative https://www.socialistalternative.org (2020).
  29. Socialism Today – Bernie’s big opportunity. http://socialismtoday.org/archive/210/sanders.html.
  30. Koritz, J. Democratic Socialists Elected – A Letter from Kshama Sawant to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rashida Tlaib, and Julia Salazar. Socialist Alternative https://www.socialistalternative.org/2018/11/09/democratic-socialists-elected-letter-kshama-sawant-alexandria-ocasio-cortez-rashida-tlaib-julia-salazar/ (2018).

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