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Socialist in Seattle: Kshama Sawant’s revolution, the indigenous fight against Keystone XL

February 07, 2014 04:30

Kshama Sawant addresses the crowd after being sworn in as a Seattle city council member at City Hall in Seattle, Washington January 6, 2014. (Reuters / David Ryder)

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Abby Martin discusses the Lakota Nation’s fight against the Keystone XL pipeline and their pledge to stop construction of the project through their land. Seattle city council member Kshama Sawant, the first socialist elected to public office in decades, talks about pre-existing notions about ‘socialism’ and how to beat the two-party system in America. Finally, an exclusive interview with Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Chris Hedges concerning areas of extreme poverty that he refers to as crisis zones, as well as the reasons behind the collapse of complex societies.

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