The face of Socialist Alternative is Kshama Sawant, who is a councilwoman in Seattle, the armpit of America. She will be leading high school and college students who are also socialists in walkouts from their respective schools.
A press release by Socialist Alternative reads:
“Donald Trump and the Republican Party are preparing to unleash a storm of attacks on women, immigrants, the Muslim community, LGBTQ people, workers, and the environment. We must stand together in solidarity against Trump’s attempts to divide us!”
“A huge national student strike will send a clear message to Trump, the billionaire class, and the Republican Party that we reject their agenda of bigotry, hate, and division; that we reject their corporate policies to gut our social services and education.”
It’s funny that they are rebelling against corporate America, when their candidate was corporate America and the very essence of greed. I have an idea. Many of those college students are receiving Pell grants and student loans to attend school. Since the election, few have attended classes and in fact are inciting people to riot. Let’s rescind that money and give to people who sincerely want an education. It’s just good business.
The face of Socialist Alternative is Kshama Sawant, the socialist Seattle City Council woman who in 2013 made national headlines winning a seat on the Seattle City Council running as a Socialist Alternative making the $15 per hour minimum wage her platform.
Sawant also took heat for hiring five people as consultants rather than full-time employees on her 2015 re-election campaign; by doing so, Sawant avoided paying payroll and social security taxes on those consultants.
Socialist Students plans student walkouts in eleven cities: Berkeley, CA, Bellingham, WA, Chicago, IL, Cincinnati, OH, Houston, TX, Los Angeles, CA, Minneapolis, MN, Philadelphia, PA, Portland, OR, Seattle, WA, and Worcester, MA..