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Is the Sanders Campaign a Road to a Workers Party? A Debate with Socialist Alternative

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Is the Sanders Campaign a Road to a Workers Party? A Debate with Socialist Alternative | Socialist Organizer

Socialist Alternative (SAlt) is a socialist group in the U.S. that has been active in the $15-an-hour minimum wage movement. One its members, Kshama Sawant, was elected (and re-elected) as an open socialist to the Seattle City Council in a very popular campaign originally centered on the $15/hr NOW minimum wage ordinance, rent control, and taxing the rich.

For over a year, they have been big boosters of the Bernie Sanders campaign inside the Democratic Party. SAlt, variously, has put forward many positions regarding elections: “For 100 Socialist Candidates”, “A Workers Party” and, lately, a “Party of the 99%.”

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