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By winning a seat on Seattle's City Council this month, the socialist has given her fellow citizens one of the best opportunities in living memory to determine their individual and collective futures. Will city residents make good on it?By winning a seat on Seattle's City Council, the socialist has given her fellow citizens one of the best opportunities in living memory to determine their individual and collective futures.

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Economics professor and Occupy Wall Street activist Kshama Sawant ousted 16-year incumbent Democrat Richard Conlin in the final days of vote tallying on a platform in favor of a $15 minimum wage, rent control and increased taxes on millionaires.

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New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg wants to live in a better world. That’s why he vetoed a law that would have raised the minimum wage for a measly few hundred or so working New Yorkers to at least $10 an hour.

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We will do our utmost to report this story without cheesy double entendres. Here goes: Southern California is associated with various people, places and phenomena -- Hollywood, spray tans and bottle blondes, beachside homelessness, that stretch of the 101 highway that's always featured in car commercial, and porn, to name a few.

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This week, Los Angeles became the first major city in the United States to call for "a constitutional amendment to clearly establish that human beings -- only human beings -- are entitled to constitutional rights," Move To Amend LA founder Mary Beth Fielder announced.

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Despite showing support early on for the protesters occupying their lawn, the people who run L.A. City Hall have decided the occupation "cannot continue indefinitely." Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa complained to the Los Angeles Times, "The lawn is dead, our sprinklers aren't working … our trees are without water." (more)

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Whereas protesters occupying Wall Street depend on a McDonald's to relieve themselves, their counterparts in Los Angeles have port-a-potties Whereas New York's billionaire mayor and pepper-spraying police appear to have sided with the 1 percent, the LA City Council voted unanimously (more).

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The City Council in Washington, D.C., soundly passed a bill Tuesday that will make gay marriage legal in the nation's capital if it clears a few more hurdles. However, one of those hurdles happens to be Congress, and opponents of the measure are gearing up for a battle.

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