This discussion took place on Jan. 16, 2014 at the Brecht Forum in New York City. Following the election of the Socialist Alternative candidate Kshama Sawant to Seattle City Council, the subject of the discussion was socialism and electoral politics.
Alan Akrivos is a member of Socialist Alternative. Jen Roesch is a member and New York City organizer for the International Socialist Organization. Bhaskar Sunkara is the editor and publisher of Jacobin magazine, and an editor of In These Times. John Halle is a former Green Party alderman in New Haven, CT.