Canada

Fire Devastates Fort McMurray

Fire Devastates Fort McMurray

On the evening of May 3 the entire population of the city of Fort McMurray was ordered to leave as the ‘beast’ of an out-of-control wildfire swept towards it. 94,000 people fled their homes in a few short hours, from Fort McMurray and other nearby northern Alberta communities. Most people had a terrifying drive through […]

By May 14, 2016 Read More →
Toronto Airport – workers mobilizing

Toronto Airport – workers mobilizing

 The following is an interview with Sean Smith, Mobilization Co-ordinator, UNIFOR 2002 and Representative, Toronto Airport Workers Council. Tim Heffernan (Socialist Alternative) is asking the questions. The interview was conducted in April 2016. Here is a useful background story from the Toronto Star, April 2015. TIM: Okay, so Sean, first question. Tell me about the […]

Quebec and fight for 15

Quebec and fight for 15

The fight for $15 shows true colours of Parti Québecois No to an all-class pro-independence alliance Bruno, Alternative Socialiste (CWI in Quebec) Despite a number of scandals and in the face of growing opposition to its politics of austerity, the Liberal Party of Quebec (Parti Liberal du Québec) retains first place in polls. Though the […]

The Servant State – McCormack & Workman

The Servant State – McCormack & Workman

“The Servant State – Overseeing Capital Accumulation in Canada” by Geoffrey McCormack and Thom Workman Fernwood Publishing, 2015 Reviewed by Tim Heffernan ————————————————————- The Servant State is a valuable book, useful for its analysis and wealth of data on the workings of Canadian capitalism from a Marxist perspective. As the authors admit, “the analytical standpoint […]

By May 6, 2016 Read More →

International

Brazil – Fall of Dilma Rousseff unleashes offensive against working class

Brazil – Fall of Dilma Rousseff unleashes offensive against working class

The impeachment process and historic crisis of the PT (Workers’ Party)  By André Ferrari, LSR (‘Freedom, Socialism and Revolution’ – CWI Brazil)  A new stage in the class struggle has opened in Brazil. The country is living through the deepest economic and social crisis in its history. Together with this, a massive political crisis has […]

By May 19, 2016 Read More →
Women’s & LGBT Liberation in Revolutionary Russia

Women’s & LGBT Liberation in Revolutionary Russia

Originally posted on Socialist Party, Ireland (CWI) website March, 2016 Young people internationally are being politicised by the oppression of women and LGBT people, opening up debates as to how this discrimination and inequality can be ended. EMMA QUINN looks at the experience of the Russian Revolution and the radical progressive measures introduced by the […]

Where to Invade Next – Michael Moore’s latest film

Where to Invade Next – Michael Moore’s latest film

It’s 6 years since Michael Moore’s last film, Capitalism, a Love Story. He’s back on top form, perhaps a little less strident (a good thing), and still showing his trademark qualities of  righteous but witty indignation combined with a populist style and message. From the title, you might think this latest documentary is a critique […]

By March 22, 2016 Read More →
Irish Elections: Establishment parties hit a wall of anger

Irish Elections: Establishment parties hit a wall of anger

Political crisis looms Here we publish an article posted originally on the Socialist Party (CWI in Ireland) website, following our party’s successful campaign which saw 3 CWI members – Paul Murphy, Ruth Coppinger and Mick Barry – elected to the Irish parliament. As part of the Anti Austerity Alliance (AAA), Paul, Ruth and Mick will […]

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New issue of Socialist Alternative’s Magazine

New issue of Socialist Alternative’s Magazine

Issue 3 of Socialist Alternative has been published. If you would like to order copy(ies) contact: A pdf is available here.

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Socialist Alternative #3

Socialist Alternative #3

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International Women’s Day 2016

International Women’s Day 2016

Working women’s fight for a world without oppression originally published on socialistworld.net Every year on March 8th we celebrate world-wide the contribution made by working women and famous female pioneers to the struggle for a new society. The date was established at an international meeting of socialists nearly a hundred years ago. On this day […]

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