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Joel Connely Reports on Sawant’s Big Rally

Joel Connely’s comments about Kshama Sawant

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CLICK THE IMAGE TO READ CONNELY’s ARTICLE.                 excerpts:   “Every action we must take ,,,must be to destroy corporate power in all its manifestations, the time for compromise …is over” Chris Hedges (ED.  friend of Sawant who became famous for fraudulently reporting that Saddam Hussein was harboring el Qaeda).             The rally was a tour do force of demons, the “corporate politicians,” “right wing elite” and “big corporate money” and “the executives and the billionaires”     Ruth Coppinger, a socialist member of the Irish Parliament, talked to “comrades” about such matters as the “anti-water charges” movement in her home country, and the declining influence of the Catholic Church in Ireland. …….  Sawant flays fellow City Council members, but claims credit for the Council’s actions.  As a member of the Mayor’s wage task force, she was one of three members who abstained from its final recommendation.   …. Hedges spoke of wiping out the Democrats and Republicans, and ended with the declaration: “I will fight fascists not because we will win. I will fight fascists because they are fascists.” (He did not identify any specific “fascists.”) …. Sawant claimed, “The leadership in this city is not coming from corporate politicians but from our movement.”

 


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