Canada

Ontario College Lecturers

Ontario College Lecturers

Ontario College Faculty, 5 weeks on strike, reject employers’ offer – Liberal Government brings in back to work legislation Over 12,000 full-time professors, partial-load instructors, counsellors and librarians, from 24 colleges across the province, had been on strike for a record 33 days when, on November 17, Kathleen Wynne’s government introduced back to work legislation. […]

By November 21, 2017 Read More →
Election Shock in Vancouver

Election Shock in Vancouver

People in Vancouver regularly talk about the coming “big one,” referring to a likely future earthquake, as the city lies near a major fault line. An earthquake struck Vancouver on Saturday, October 14, but it was a political earthquake, revealing deep faults in the city’s society. A radical independent candidate, Jean Swanson, came second in […]

Socialist Alternative #7 – Published

Socialist Alternative #7 – Published

Issue #7 of Socialist Alternative has been published. Includes articles on the housing crisis, stopping the Kinder Morgan pipeline, student life, workers’ struggle and the fight for $15, rising of women, the October Russian revolution and news from around the world. If you would like to order copy(ies) contact: contact@socialistalternative.ca A pdf is available here.

Bombardier vs Boeing – David vs Goliath?

Bombardier vs Boeing – David vs Goliath?

Should we be feeling sorry for “our Canadian” Bombardier as it is being picked on by the US giant Boeing which, in turn, is being backed by US government? On Ocober 26, as reported by the Canadian Press “the US Department of Commerce clobbered aerospace giant Bombardier with a 220% duty on the sale of […]

By September 29, 2017 Read More →

International

Historic Vote for Ginger Jentzen Campaign in Minneapolis

Historic Vote for Ginger Jentzen Campaign in Minneapolis

On November 7, the Ginger Jentzen campaign won a historic vote in the race for Minneapolis City Council, Ward 3. The initial six point lead on election night was fitting for our powerful campaign which had defined the issues in this year’s city elections from the start. We put a discussion about rent control back […]

October 1917: When workers took power in Russia

October 1917: When workers took power in Russia

With monotonous predictability the centenary of the Russian revolution has led to an outpouring of bile – not aimed in the main at the ‘acceptable’ February revolution – but at October. A cacophony of slander is attempting to drown out the real history of the October revolution. This is no accident. Worldwide the capitalists are […]

Russian Revolution timeline – October 1917 – overthrow of capitalist rule!

Russian Revolution timeline – October 1917 – overthrow of capitalist rule!

This is the eighth in our series on the events of 1917. Dates are given in the old style Julian calendar used in Russia at the time. This was 13 days earlier than the Gregorian calendar (adopted in Russia in 1918). The working class and poor are on starvation rations. Grain prices rocket, provoking food […]

Catalonia: Rajoy’s furious response to proclamation of Republic

Catalonia: Rajoy’s furious response to proclamation of Republic

The proclamation of the Catalan Republic by the Catalan parliament provoked an immediate, furious response from the Spanish ruling class and PP government as well as from Ciudadanos (right wing Spanish nationalist Party) and PSOE (former social democratic party). Through the application of article 155 (see previous article) they are taking a series of measures […]

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#MeToo – Millions of Women Speak Up

#MeToo – Millions of Women Speak Up

Angelina Jolie. Gwyneth Paltrow. Lupita Nyong’o. Ashley Judd. Did any women who worked under Harvey Weinstein not get attacked? Many of the millions or possibly tens of millions of women posting #MeToo on social media, asked the same question; which of us hasn’t been assaulted? Such has been the unanimity of women coming forward online. […]

Women of the Russian Revolution

Women of the Russian Revolution

Women workers launched the Russian revolution in February 1917. And increasing numbers would join the Bolshevik Party in the course of that revolutionary year. HEATHER RAWLING writes about how they forced their way onto the historical stage, an inspirational example to working-class women fighting oppression today. In 2017 we see women’s movements developing around the […]

Russia: Preparing for the fall-out from the presidential election

Russia: Preparing for the fall-out from the presidential election

The date for the next Russian presidential election has been put off for two weeks to 18 March 2018, to coincide with the fourth anniversary of the incorporation of Crimea as part of Russia. The youth protests across Russia on 26 March 2017 in response to the call by Aleksei Navalnii, the liberal anti-corruption campaigner, […]