Canada

Montreal Workers Strike for $15

Montreal Workers Strike for $15

Socialist Alternative spoke with Jacques Fontaine, one of the striking workers Tell me the main points of the strike and why you are on strike. Some 280 workers of the Old Port of Montreal have been on strike since May 27. Our main goal is to fill the wage gap that has been created between […]

By August 18, 2016 Read More →
World Social Forum Montréal

World Social Forum Montréal

The Committee for a Workers’ International (Of which Socialist Alternative Canada is part) had a brilliant intervention during the week of the World Social Forum in Montréal. With over 1,200 events covering a huge range of topics and over 10,000 people attending, the Forum can be bewildering. The CWI however had a clear purpose – […]

Support Postal Workers – Defend Canada Post

Support Postal Workers – Defend Canada Post

Interview with a CUPW activist regarding Canada Post (possible) strike/lockout Socialist Alternative (SA) interviews David Rennie (DR), a former executive member of  the Hamilton CUPW local and delegate to the Hamilton and District Labour Council for almost 20 years. David is also active in various international solidarity campaigns and presently an executive member of the Hamilton Coalition […]

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 →

International

The Olympics, big business and dictatorship

The Olympics, big business and dictatorship

A short history of the Olympics: Vincent Kolo, chinaworker.info A short history of the Olympics: Rather than the Olympic movement’s self-professed ideals of ‘internationalism’ and ‘fair play’, the Games are about two at first sight contradictory forces: nationalistic flag-waving and capitalist globalisation The Rio Olympics kicks off this week. The 2016 games, like their forerunners, will […]

By August 5, 2016 Read More →
Turkey – Attempted coup failed

Turkey – Attempted coup failed

No to military rule, no to Erdogan’s rule! For a workers’ alternative!  Sosyalist Alternatif (CWI in Turkey)  On the night of 15th July, a section of middle-ranking generals, ex-generals and colonels of the Turkish army tried to seize power by military means and overthrow the AKP government and President Erdogan. At the time of the attempted […]

France – in the face of terror in Nice we will not be intimidated !

France – in the face of terror in Nice we will not be intimidated !

No to hatred, suspicion and racism : don’t let us be divided !  Statement by Gauche Revolutionnaire (CWI in France), 15.07.16  What happened in Nice on Thursday 14th July was an appalling act. The lorry driver intended to cause as many deaths as possible, driving wantonly and colliding with the maximum number of people on […]

BUILD MASS NON-VIOLENT PROTESTS AGAINST RACISM AND POVERTY

BUILD MASS NON-VIOLENT PROTESTS AGAINST RACISM AND POVERTY

JUSTICE FOR ALTON AND PHILANDO! First published on July 8, 2016 on US Socialist Alternative’s website (note that this was written when the identity of the killer of the 5 Dallas police officers was still unknown)  At least 136 black people have been killed by police in 2016 (The Guardian, 7/7/2016). On top of police violence, the black […]

By July 9, 2016 Read More →

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Mexico:Teachers continue strike despite extreme repression

Mexico:Teachers continue strike despite extreme repression

Working people in Mexico need fighting unions, an independent left party, and socialism Tens of thousands of teachers in Mexico have been on strike since 16 May, led by the National Education Workers Coordinating Committee (CNTE), in opposition to an education reform law that would open the door to mass firings of teachers, weaken public […]

Brexit: Defeat for British and European Elites

Brexit: Defeat for British and European Elites

Britain:After the referendum Tories Out! General election now! Fight for a 24 hour general strike “The referendum result may well go down in history as the pitchfork moment”, declared the Financial Times (FT), wailing the anger and despair of Britain’s elite at the decision by the majority of voters in Britain to leave the European […]

US: Beyond Bernie, Still Not With Her

US: Beyond Bernie, Still Not With Her

Since the June 7 California primary, the historic upheaval that coalesced around Bernie Sanders’ campaign has continued to defy the demands of the political establishment, but has also increasingly turned into a search for the way forward. After a powerful, year-long mass campaign over the hostile terrain of a rigged primary, our political revolution is at […]