Canada

Harper: Carbon Pimp to the World – A Disastrous Policy

Harper: Carbon Pimp to the World – A Disastrous Policy

Stephen Harper, the Prime Minister of Canada, has centred much of his economic and political strategy on building Canada into one of the largest carbon exporters in the world. Even before the sharp drop in the price of oil, coal and natural gas, this strategy was damaging to other and more important parts of the […]

By March 24, 2015 Read More →
Quebec: Towards a hot spring

Quebec: Towards a hot spring

Disrupt them like they disrupt us! After the election of the Liberal party to office in the Province of Quebec last April, austerity was expected but no one had predicted the violence of this government’s measures. Since 1996, every Quebec government has attacked the living conditions of the working class and parts of the welfare […]

Public Meeting: Vancouver, Sunday, Jan. 25

Public Meeting: Vancouver, Sunday, Jan. 25

United States – Will it Explode? Kailyn Nicholson (Activist in Seattle) Sunday, January 25, 2 pm Room 1600, SFU Harbour Centre 515 W Hastings St, Vancouver

By January 16, 2015 Read More →
Pipeline Battle in BC: Stopping Kinder Morgan

Pipeline Battle in BC: Stopping Kinder Morgan

Kinder Morgan wants to turn Vancouver into a major bitumen exporting port. Bill Hopwood outlines the background of the campaign to stop Kinder Morgan’s proposed pipeline and Chris Fofonoff writes about his arrest. Kinder Morgan’s Proposed Pipeline The company wants to rebuild its existing pipeline which was built to carry crude oil from Alberta to […]

International

Greece showdown

Greece showdown

Q: What was the initial effect of Syriza’s election victory? Syriza’s victory was an historic event for Greece and the whole of Europe. After four years of harsh austerity and big workers’ struggle that failed to stop huge cuts, largely due to the role of the union leaders and left parties, the election marked the […]

Greece: Syriza comes to power, as old ruling parties collapse

Greece: Syriza comes to power, as old ruling parties collapse

Left parties fail to form government – Syriza goes into coalition with populist right Independent Greeks What is the importance of the Greek election results? We can describe the result as of historical significance because it represented the collapse of the old forces that ruled the Greek political scene for decades. Also the rise of […]

US: Kshama Sawant Gives #SocialistResponse to Obama’s State of the Union Address

US: Kshama Sawant Gives #SocialistResponse to Obama’s State of the Union Address

On January 20, 2015 Socialist Alternative member and Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant gave the #SocialistResponse to President Obama’s 2015 State of the Union Address. Watch here. The transcript is below. Sisters and Brothers, Six years ago, Obama was elected on the hope that he would represent the millions, not the millionaires. When Obama delivered his […]

By January 22, 2015 Read More →
Greece: Prospect of Syriza victory raises workers’ hopes

Greece: Prospect of Syriza victory raises workers’ hopes

Mass intervention of working class to struggle for socialist policies is vital Last time we spoke you told us of the campaign of fear by the establishment to try and prevent people voting for Syriza. How has this developed? The circus of the ruling class and its political representatives are now demoralized. They started a […]

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“The Entrepreneurial State” by Mariana Mazzucato

“The Entrepreneurial State” by Mariana Mazzucato

Somewhere along the line, we’ve all heard these arguments in favour of capitalism: progress is based on competition, risk taking and innovation – capitalism encourages risk takers and rewards them; we might need state ‘enterprise’ for essential infrastructure like water and electricity but, in the area of new technology, the dynamism of the private sector will always […]

By March 1, 2015 Read More →
France: Millions march for solidarity

France: Millions march for solidarity

Unity against racism and capitalism! Nearly four million people marched in the streets of France this weekend to express their disgust and their grief against the attacks in Paris which killed seventeen people last week. This is an unprecedented mobilization on this kind of issue. It is clear that a large majority wanted to be […]

Sri Lanka: President Rajapaksa defeated

Sri Lanka: President Rajapaksa defeated

Period of uncertainty opens In the presidential election held yesterday in Sri Lanka the incumbent Mahinda Rajapaksa has suffered a fatal blow. The opposition candidate, Maithripala Sirisena, won with 6,217,162 votes (51.3%) against Rajapaksa’s 5,768,090 votes(47.6%). Mahinda has become one of the most unpopular presidents in the history of Sri Lanka, responsible for establishing dictatorial […]

By January 10, 2015 Read More →