Watch This Interview with Seattle’s New Socialist City Councillor

Kshama Sawant is one of Seattle’s newest City Council members, but she stands out among the rest for one reason. Sawant is a self-proclaimed socialist, who campaigned on a pro-Occupy, anti-corporate platform that promised to fight for $15 minimum wage and the unionization of companies like Starbucks. She defeated a Democratic incumbent in the most recent election cycle.

In this interview with Thom Hartmann, Sawant talks about her socialist convictions and what solidarity means for her.