Just recently people in Seattle voted Kshama Sawant to the City Council. While socialism has been scoffed at and declared obsolete by our mainstream politicians, pundits and journalist, Sawant won the council seat using that label.
From Against the Current;
While Labour leader David Cunliffe was saying that socialism is not a word he uses, Socialist Alternative candidate Kshama Sawant was getting voted on to the Seattle City Council , defeating the longtime Democrat incumbent. She told the media: “I think we have shown the strongest sceptics that the socialist label is not a bad one for a grassroots campaign to succeed.' While our corporate media have been diligently chronicling the private life of television chef Nigella Lawson and the death of a cartoon dog, it has paid zero attention to the election of Kshama Sawant to the Seattle City Council this month.
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