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Toronto Mayoral election: 2014

Toronto Mayoral election: 2014

“After an historical election, Toronto has chosen its first wealthy, white male mayor in nearly half a decade.”  Thus ran the headline in The Beaverton, the online satirical publication. As with all good satire, the humour is understated. For those not familiar with Toronto politics, half a decade go, Toronto elected Rob Ford, a white, […]

Attack in Ottawa

Attack in Ottawa

Tory government whips-up terrorist fears to boost Canada’s imperialist role. The media in Canada, and internationally, has been filled with reports of, and commentary on,the attack on the Canadian Parliament, in Ottawa, Canada’s capital. On October 22 a lone gunman shot and killed Corporal Nathan Cirillo, a soldier on honour guard at the National War […]

This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate, Naomi Klein, 2014

This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate, Naomi Klein, 2014

Naomi Klein’s book is a welcome and much needed addition to the debates on how to tackle global warming. Klein not only outlines its enormous threat to humanity, but shows the need for a fundamental change of strategy to avoid disaster and instead seize the opportunity to “dramatically improve lives, close the gap between rich […]

Harper: Carbon Pimp to the World

Harper: Carbon Pimp to the World

Global Warming is Real Across the world, people and environments are feeling the impacts of Global Warming – with increased flooding, storms and droughts. In 3 years (2011 & 2014), Manitoba has been hit by 2 floods, each described as once in 300 year events. The Arctic ice cover is shrinking. The Central Valley of […]

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Ferguson Leaflet

Ferguson Leaflet

Leaflet distributed in Ferguson by Socialist Alternative US FergusonLeaflet

Women in World War One

Women in World War One

World War One resulted in the horrific slaughter of millions of workers who were initially encouraged and then conscripted into the bloody horrors of trench warfare. Women too were cajoled to do their bit for ’the war to end all wars’ by replacing the men sent to the front in factories and workplaces across Britain. […]

Ferguson erupts in rage after police kill Michael Brown

Ferguson erupts in rage after police kill Michael Brown

“YOU took my son away from me. YOU know how hard it was for me to get him to stay in school and graduate?! YOU know how many black men graduate?! NOT MANY! … cause you bring them down to this type of level, where they feel like I ain’t got nothing to live for […]

Iraq: Only united action can stop sectarian war

Iraq: Only united action can stop sectarian war

Iraqis and Kurds must not trust imperialist ‘helpers’ Millions of working people around the world have been shocked at the rapid advance of the extreme religious fundamentalists of ‘Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant’ (ISIS) who have now proclaimed the foundation of a ‘caliphate’, the ‘Islamic State’. While most ‘reports’ from this war zone […]

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Canada Today: A Fragile Stability

Canada Today: A Fragile Stability

Compared with much of the world, Canada seems an island of stability. The economy has not been as ravaged by austerity, cuts and unemployment as most European countries or the US. There are no wars raging in Canada. However, Canada’s stability is very thin ice. Most of the economic recovery since 2008 is based on […]

Socialist Councillor Kshama Sawant in Vancouver

Socialist Councillor Kshama Sawant in Vancouver

Socialist Alternative’s Seattle Councillor Kshama Sawant will be in Vancouver on Saturday and Sunday, September 27 & 28. Sawant will be speaking at a meeting organized by Socialist Alternative and Left Alternative Building the Socialist Movement 2 pm, Sunday, September 28 Room 1700, SFU Harbour Centre (515 West Hastings Street Vancouver)   COPE (Coalition of […]

Socialist Alternative is at the People’s Social Forum in Ottawa, August 21 – 24

Socialist Alternative is at the People’s Social Forum in Ottawa, August 21 – 24

We are involved in hosting 2 workshops: Friday, 10:45am, VNR 5070: Workers fighting back in the age of neo-liberalism and austerity. (Presented by REWT [Ontario Teachers’ Rank & File] & Offensive Syndical) Friday, 2:45pm, LMS 242 The lessons from 15 Now in the US (presented by Socialist Alternative and Alternative Socialiste) speaker from the US […]