Canada

BC Wins a $15 Minimum Wage: In 40 Months

BC Wins a $15 Minimum Wage: In 40 Months

British Columbia’s NDP government delivered some good news and some bad news on the minimum wage. The good news: not only are we getting a $15 minimum wage, but they’re throwing two extra dimes into the deal. The bad news: the low paid workers of Canada’s most expensive province will have to wait 40 long […]

By February 12, 2018 Read More →
Socialist Alternative #8 – Published

Socialist Alternative #8 – Published

Issue #8 of Socialist Alternative has been published. Includes articles on the housing crisis, stopping the Kinder Morgan pipeline, the fight for $15, women fight back, Canada today, news from around the world and more. If you would like to order copy(ies) contact: contact@socialistalternative.ca A pdf is available here.

By January 24, 2018 Read More →
Let’s Talk about Bell

Let’s Talk about Bell

And let’s talk about how it’s making mental health worse. For several years now, Canada’s biggest telecom company has pushed January 31st as a national day of discussion about a topic that very much requires it. On bus shelters, TV commercials, and sponsored social media posts, you’ll see how a major corporate citizen is shining […]

By January 23, 2018 Read More →
Timmies heats up Fight for 15

Timmies heats up Fight for 15

 Tim Hortons’ attack on low paid workers has ignited protests across Canada. On Friday, January 19, over 50 rallies took place from coast to coast. There is a powerful public backlash against actions of some Timmies franchise holders who have cut paid break times and made their employees pay more for their benefits as they […]

International

South Africa: Cape Town’s water (mis)management crisis

South Africa: Cape Town’s water (mis)management crisis

No to profiteering! Cape Town is facing its worst drought in almost 100 years. Rainfall was at a 100 year low two years in a row, and the dams that supply 98% of Cape Town’s potable water are currently only 26% full. The biggest, Theewaterskloof Dam, is only at 13%. Once a dam is below […]

Sudan: Mohamed Satti released – global solidarity campaign gets results!

Sudan: Mohamed Satti released – global solidarity campaign gets results!

CWI Sudanese comrade, Mohammed Satti (Hamudi), was released yesterday night, Thursday 2 February. He was detained by the state for over two weeks for his participation in an anti-regime demonstration in the capital, Khartoum. Hamudi was brought home by a police car at around 9.30pm local time. There is no doubt that Hamudi’s release is […]

By February 4, 2018 Read More →
Kshama Sawant’s Socialist Response to Trump’s State of the Union

Kshama Sawant’s Socialist Response to Trump’s State of the Union

Sisters and Brothers, The first horrifying year of Trump’s White House has come to an end. A year of massive tax handouts to the corporate elite, of gutting regulations, of an assault on the hard won gains of working people, and attempts to criminalize dissent. A year of seemingly endless efforts to destroy healthcare for […]

Sudan: Free Mohamed Satti and all political prisoners!

Sudan: Free Mohamed Satti and all political prisoners!

CWI supporter Mohamed Diaeldin Mohamed Satti, 21, known as “Hamudi”, is among the protesters who have been arrested by the Sudanese State last week, as part of the brutal response of Al Bashir’s regime to the ensuing wave of protests against skyrocketing prices and austerity. Hamudi’s arrest took place last Wednesday afternoon, as he participated in […]

By January 24, 2018 Read More →

Other Recent Posts

Pakistan: Stop the attack against Socialist Movement Sind (SMS) and activists in Sind

Pakistan: Stop the attack against Socialist Movement Sind (SMS) and activists in Sind

Socialist Movement Sind (SMS) has come under attack recently by organised gangs. SMS member, Shabana Marri, was physically and sexually assaulted on her way to the office. The local police and authorities initially refusing to take action, have now launched false accusations against those complaints. Hameed Channah, Shaho Laghani, Mashook, Jamal from Socialist Movement Sind, […]

Review of “Adults In The Room: My Battle With Europe’s Deep Establishment”

Review of “Adults In The Room: My Battle With Europe’s Deep Establishment”

Adults In The Room, by Yanis Varoufakis, is a must-read for those who aspire to building a left that can achieve governmental power and transform society. That is not because Yanis Varoufakis has the answers about how to achieve that, but because his experience as Finance Minister brutally demonstrates how capitalism will operate to try to […]

Tunisia: Explosion of protests against government financial measures

Tunisia: Explosion of protests against government financial measures

The explosion of protests that broke out this week against the new Finances Law (budget law) 2018, a battery of measures against the working and middle classes, has again put into perspectives the liberal commentators’ fairy tale about Tunisia’s “successful democratic transition”. In reality, the country remains an open battleground between the forces of revolution […]