Canada

Port of Vancouver Truckers’ Successful Strike

Port of Vancouver Truckers’ Successful Strike

For the last month, the main roads of Vancouver have been usually quiet as around 1,500 truck drivers who service the port of Vancouver have been on strike. On Thursday, March 28, after defying many threats, the drivers went back to work having won significant improvements in their working conditions. This strike was unusual as […]

Socialist Elected to Seattle City Council: Public Meetings

Socialist Elected to Seattle City Council: Public Meetings

Speaker: Ramy Khalil (Sawant’s Campaign Manager) Thursday, February 6  - 2:30, Room WMC 3251, SFU Burnaby  - 7:30, Room 1523, SFU Harbour Centre, Vancouver   Kshama Sawant’s main campaign demands were: ·     $15 /hr Minimum Wage ·     Affordable Housing and Rent Control ·     Fund Mass Transit and Education with a Millionaires Tax ·     To take […]

Michael McDonell: Obituary

Michael McDonell: Obituary

On July 21 Michael McDonell, aged 24, tragically drowned. His death is a huge shock and loss to his family, friends and the struggle for a better world. Socialist Alternative extends our deepest sympathy to his family and his many friends. Michael had just graduated from Simon Fraser University (SFU) with flying colours and was […]

Neoliberalism, Precarious Work, and Class Struggle

Neoliberalism, Precarious Work, and Class Struggle

Neoliberalism’s purpose is to shift the balance of money and power away from the working class and to the rich and their corporations. One of the strategies to achieve that goal is the weakening of the bargaining power and the working conditions of working people. Alongside the rise of automation, outsourcing, downsizing, and clawbacks of […]

By August 30, 2013 Read More →

International

International Women’s Day 2014

International Women’s Day 2014

For more than a century, 8 March has been known as International Women’s Day – the day to commemorate and celebrate the struggles of working and poor women against exploitation at work, in society and at home. Over the years, however, its meaning has been distorted. In the Stalinist states claiming, falsely, to be socialist, […]

Greece: Still in the eye of the storm

Greece: Still in the eye of the storm

From the outside, it can appear there’s a certain pause in the struggle in Greece. Is this true? There is a certain lull in the movement, compared to the titanic battles particularly of 2011, but there is no real quiet on the frontline. To start with, the solidarity movement is extremely extensive in Greece. It […]

Ukraine: Yanukovich deposed

Ukraine: Yanukovich deposed

Pro-western, right wing regime consolidates power The latest developments in the Ukraine saw the dramatic overthrow of President Viktor Yanukovich and his flight from Kiev. Mass discontent at grinding poverty and a corrupt, brutal regime finally erupted into a revolt in Kiev and many parts of Ukraine last November. But the lack of a working […]

By February 27, 2014 Read More →
Kshama Sawant Responds to Obama’s State of the Union address

Kshama Sawant Responds to Obama’s State of the Union address

President Obama delivered his annual State of the Union address January 28th, 2014 to an audience of millions of Americans looking for signs of relief from consistently deteriorating living standards. Obama commented on the ever expanding gap between the very rich and the rest of us, and he spoke about raising the federal minimum wage from […]

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Spain’s New Abortion Law a crime against the freedom, health and life of women

Spain’s New Abortion Law a crime against the freedom, health and life of women

On 20 December last, the Spanish government gave the green light to a new law on abortion that is amongst the most restrictive in Europe. The Minister of Justice Alberto Ruiz-Gallardón has pushed Spain back 30 years, with a system even more restrictive that that in place between 1985 and 2010. The Minister showed us […]

Launch of $15 Now campaign in Seattle

Launch of $15 Now campaign in Seattle

Hundreds attend launch of campaign to fight for decent minimum wage Below we publish two videos covering the successful launch of the 15 now campaign in Seattle, which hundreds of people attended. The first is a short press report and the second a long video including speeches to the rally by Kshama Sawant, newly-elected Socialist […]

By January 20, 2014 Read More →
Kshama Sawant inauguration speech

Kshama Sawant inauguration speech

Hundreds gather to witness socialist’s historic inauguration Below we publish the text of today’s speech by Kshama Sawant, newly elected Seattle city councillor from Socialist Alternative (CWI in USA). A video of the speech can be see here (starting 29 minutes in). My brothers and sisters, Thank you for your presence here today. This city […]