Canada

What is Trudeau doing about the Environment?

What is Trudeau doing about the Environment?

During last year’s Federal election Justin Trudeau made lots of speeches about changing the relationship with First Nations and protecting the environment. The Liberal election platform promised “a renewed, nation-to-nation relationship with Indigenous Peoples, based on recognition, rights, respect, co-operation, and partnership.” They stated that they “will provide national leadership and join with the provinces […]

Lea Roback, woman of struggle

Lea Roback, woman of struggle

Quebecois militant, trade unionist, socialist and feminist pioneer Lea Roback was born in Montreal in 1903 of Jewish immigrant parents.  She was raised in Beauport, near Quebec City, where her family owned a general store, and returned to Montreal in 1915. Coming from a family where culture was highly valued, Lea gave evidence as a […]

Socialist Alternative Vancouver: Public Meeting

Socialist Alternative Vancouver: Public Meeting

A World in Turmoil The Socialist Alternative Speaker: Eleni Mitsou (Greek Socialist leader) Thursday October 13, 7:30 pm Room 7000, SFU Harbour Centre, 515 W Hastings, Vancouver Crises are the new ‘normal’ of the world. The environment faces mounting crises of global warming and pollution. Economic crises of poverty and inequality are growing. Austerity is […]

Inequality Rising: Fight the 1%

Inequality Rising: Fight the 1%

Inequality is a cancer that eats away at individuals and society. Inequality is spreading rapidly across Canada. It is associated with the premature death of 40,000 Canadians a year. Inequality hits women, Indigenous people and recent immigrants hardest. Women working full-time earn 73.5¢ for every dollar men make. Canada’s gender pay gap averages $8,000 a […]

International

We Need Mass Resistance to Trump and a New Party of the 99%

We Need Mass Resistance to Trump and a New Party of the 99%

People in the US and around the world awoke today to one of the most shocking political upsets in living memory with the election of Donald Trump as president. It was the culmination of an election cycle when ordinary Americans rose up against the political establishment and against the destructive effects of globalization and neo-liberalism. […]

Build the Resistance Against Trump

Build the Resistance Against Trump

No Deportations! Black Lives Matter! Defend Worker’s and Women’s Rights! The victory of Donald Trump is being met with shock, fear, and anger. Especially for immigrants, muslims, people of color, women, and other oppressed people who Trump has singled out for attack, the question of how to defend themselves against the coming attacks is sharply […]

Mobilize to Stop the Dakota Access Pipeline

Mobilize to Stop the Dakota Access Pipeline

Socialist Alternative encourages everyone to support the united action of North American tribes to prevent the building of the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL). Millions around the country and the world want to take a stand. We have built solidarity meetings in a number of cities, raised money and sent representatives to Standing Rock. But now […]

Spain:Historic student general strike

Spain:Historic student general strike

More than 200,000 students fill the streets against Francoist “revalidations” We publish below a translation of the Spanish School Students union (Sindicato de Estudiantes)’s first report of the historic general strike of students throughout the Spanish state on 26 October. The CWI fully backed this strike and organised active solidarity and support in over 20 […]

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Poland:Massive demonstrations and women’s strike force – Government retreat

Poland:Massive demonstrations and women’s strike force – Government retreat

Law and Justice ruling party retreats Following a magnificent show of force on ‘Black Monday’ – with women striking and mass street protests – the ruling party in Poland, Law and Justice (PiS), has made a huge U-turn, throwing the draft law proposing a total ban on abortion into the dustbin. Breaking parliamentary procedure, an […]

Liberal Honeymoon: Clouds on the Horizon

Liberal Honeymoon: Clouds on the Horizon

“A honeymoon lasts not nowadays above a fortnight,” said 18th century English writer, Samuel Richardson. This is not true of the relationship between Justin Trudeau and the Canadian public. Even after a year in office, the love-in between Trudeau and most Canadians continues. The reasons for this are many – Trudeau is such a contrast […]

Earth Alert: Needed Clean Energy and Good Jobs

Earth Alert: Needed Clean Energy and Good Jobs

The world’s climate is in crisis due to global warming. And time is running out. Environmental scientists caution that warming be held to 1.50C to avoid catastrophic changes. This year, each month has been at least 10C hotter than the baseline of the 1.50C limit. July was the hottest month on record. Each of the […]