Canada

BC Teachers’ Strike – Teachers’ working conditions are students’ learning conditions!

BC Teachers’ Strike – Teachers’ working conditions are students’ learning conditions!

On June 10, BC Teachers (BCTF) voted 86% in favour of a full strike. Will the Liberal government of British Columbia continue its long attack on public education and teachers or finally start to hold real negotiations? Up to now, the government has refused to address the real needs of children and has tried to provoke […]

Ontario Election 2014: All three parties failing workers: Unions need to prepare to fight Austerity

Ontario Election 2014: All three parties failing workers: Unions need to prepare to fight Austerity

For the last 11 years, Liberal governments have ruled Ontario. While Ontario has not been hit as hard as Europe and the US by the recession of 2008, it has had a major impact on jobs and living standards. Even prior to the recession, Ontario’s private manufacturing sector had started to decline and since the […]

The NDP – can it deliver social justice and environmental sustainability?

The NDP – can it deliver social justice and environmental sustainability?

Since winning a majority in the May 2011 federal election, the Conservative Party has continued its neo-liberal attacks. There is widespread opposition to these attacks. The New Democratic Party (NDP), the official opposition for the first time, has an historic opportunity to build a movement, based on campaigning around an alternative vision for society. If […]

Québec elections: victory for the Liberal Party : A wind of reaction ?

Québec elections: victory for the Liberal Party : A wind of reaction ?

On April 7th 2014, the Québec Liberal Party (PLQ) won a majority government with 70 MPs elected (41.2 % of votes), despite widespread allegations corruption. The PLQ campaigned mainly on the claim of providing jobs and opposition to the PQ’s Charter. The Parti Québécois (PQ), who declared the elections from their minority government, thinking they would […]

International

Iraq: Oil war’s bloody legacy

Iraq: Oil war’s bloody legacy

Escalating sectarian conflict threatens to draw in surrounding countries At the time of Bush and Blair’s catastrophic and criminal invasion of Iraq in 2003, the Socialist Party and Committee for a Workers’ International (CWI) warned it could lead to the break-up of Iraq and terrible sectarian war that is now being played out in front […]

Victory in Seattle: “When We Organize We Can Win!”

Victory in Seattle: “When We Organize We Can Win!”

$15 Minimum Wage in Seattle Video from Kshama Sawant (Seattle Socialist Councillor) & Jess Spear (15 Now organizer) Seattle City Council has agreed a $15 minimum wage. This will be the highest minimum wage in the US or Canada. Most minimum wages in Canada are $10, or a bit more. This historic achievement was the […]

Victory for $15 in Seattle!

Victory for $15 in Seattle!

How Socialists Built a Winning Movement Seattle is the first major city to pass a $15/hr minimum wage. 100,000 workers will be lifted out of poverty, and millions will be inspired all over the country and around the world. On May 29th the city council’s committee dealing with the minimum wage voted to raise Seattle’s […]

#YesAllWomen Twitter Storm Shows Millions are Ready to Fight Back against Sexism

#YesAllWomen Twitter Storm Shows Millions are Ready to Fight Back against Sexism

Time to Build a Powerful Movement for Equality The misogynistic massacre of Santa Barbara, California is yet another horrific expression of a society that is based on the constant oppression of women. However, this expression of hatred also triggered a massive backlash.  A storm of tweets around the Twitter hashtag #YesAllWomen showed not only deep rooted […]

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Seattle on Verge of Passing $15 Minimum Wage

Seattle on Verge of Passing $15 Minimum Wage

Step up the Pressure to Close Corporate Loopholes! Working people across the country are being galvanized by the fight for 15, with the movement in Seattle headlining in national and international publications. As the Seattle City Council debates a plan for a $15 minimum wage, protests and strikes in over 150 cities took place on […]

South Africa: Elections 2014

South Africa: Elections 2014

The African National Congress has been re-elected with 62% of the vote. This represents a marginal decline with the shedding of a few hundred thousand votes in absolute terms and the loss of 3.5%. Given the scandal filled five-year term of president Zuma, not least of all the Marikana massacre and Nkandla-gate, ANC strategists must […]

Ukraine: Descending into bloody conflict

Ukraine: Descending into bloody conflict

Only united working class action can stop the catastrophe Events in Ukraine have taken a tragic turn as the country has degenerated into violent conflict. The Ukrainian army is moving in, with western powers’ backing, to violently disarm the mainly pro-Russian activists who have occupied key buildings throughout the East Ukraine, particularly in the Donetsk […]