Canada

Socialist Alternative is at the People’s Social Forum in Ottawa, August 21 – 24

Socialist Alternative is at the People’s Social Forum in Ottawa, August 21 – 24

We are involved in hosting 2 workshops: Friday, 10:45am, VNR 5070: Workers fighting back in the age of neo-liberalism and austerity. (Presented by REWT [Ontario Teachers’ Rank & File] & Offensive Syndical) Friday, 2:45pm, LMS 242 The lessons from 15 Now in the US (presented by Socialist Alternative and Alternative Socialiste) speaker from the US […]

By August 21, 2014 Read More →
BC Teachers’ Strike – Teachers’ working conditions are students’ learning conditions!

BC Teachers’ Strike – Teachers’ working conditions are students’ learning conditions!

On June 10, BC Teachers (BCTF) voted 86% in favour of a full strike. Will the Liberal government of British Columbia continue its long attack on public education and teachers or finally start to hold real negotiations? Up to now, the government has refused to address the real needs of children and has tried to provoke […]

Ontario Election 2014: All three parties failing workers: Unions need to prepare to fight Austerity

Ontario Election 2014: All three parties failing workers: Unions need to prepare to fight Austerity

For the last 11 years, Liberal governments have ruled Ontario. While Ontario has not been hit as hard as Europe and the US by the recession of 2008, it has had a major impact on jobs and living standards. Even prior to the recession, Ontario’s private manufacturing sector had started to decline and since the […]

The NDP – can it deliver social justice and environmental sustainability?

The NDP – can it deliver social justice and environmental sustainability?

Since winning a majority in the May 2011 federal election, the Conservative Party has continued its neo-liberal attacks. There is widespread opposition to these attacks. The New Democratic Party (NDP), the official opposition for the first time, has an historic opportunity to build a movement, based on campaigning around an alternative vision for society. If […]

International

Ferguson Leaflet

Ferguson Leaflet

Leaflet distributed in Ferguson by Socialist Alternative US FergusonLeaflet

By August 21, 2014 Read More →
Women in World War One

Women in World War One

World War One resulted in the horrific slaughter of millions of workers who were initially encouraged and then conscripted into the bloody horrors of trench warfare. Women too were cajoled to do their bit for ’the war to end all wars’ by replacing the men sent to the front in factories and workplaces across Britain. […]

Ferguson erupts in rage after police kill Michael Brown

Ferguson erupts in rage after police kill Michael Brown

“YOU took my son away from me. YOU know how hard it was for me to get him to stay in school and graduate?! YOU know how many black men graduate?! NOT MANY! … cause you bring them down to this type of level, where they feel like I ain’t got nothing to live for […]

Iraq: Only united action can stop sectarian war

Iraq: Only united action can stop sectarian war

Iraqis and Kurds must not trust imperialist ‘helpers’ Millions of working people around the world have been shocked at the rapid advance of the extreme religious fundamentalists of ‘Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant’ (ISIS) who have now proclaimed the foundation of a ‘caliphate’, the ‘Islamic State’. While most ‘reports’ from this war zone […]

By August 20, 2014 Read More →

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How Would Socialism Work? And How Could It Help Stop Climate Change?

How Would Socialism Work? And How Could It Help Stop Climate Change?

Humanity is at one of the most important crossroads in its 200,000 year history. Having spread across the globe about 30,000 years ago, we advanced through various stages of hunting and gathering to develop agriculture and animal husbandry 20,000 years later. This began a shift from human muscle power to animal muscle power as our […]

By August 20, 2014 Read More →
Socialism and national rights

Socialism and national rights

Ukraine, Israel/Palestine and other countries  The bloody conflict in Ukraine, alongside the slaughter of the Palestinian people in Gaza, has brought the issue of the ‘national question’ once more forcefully onto the political agenda. How can we open a road to begin to solve seemingly age-old intractable issues? This is the question which is sharply […]

Jess Spear Primary result

Jess Spear Primary result

“We’ve only just gotten started” Dear supporters, Every one of you should be proud of what we accomplished in our primary election campaign. In the first count of votes on election night we had won 19% against the most powerful legislator in the state, and as the late votes are counted we will likely end […]