Canada

Socialist Alternative Launches Fight for 15 Broadsheet
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Alberta Tories Kicked out after 44 Years – NDP wins Promising $15 Minimum Wage

Alberta Tories Kicked out after 44 Years – NDP wins Promising $15 Minimum Wage

The people of Alberta have delivered a stunning election result, upsetting the landscape of Canada. There were headlines in the US about Canada’s Texas electing a socialist government. The Conservatives were kicked out of office after 44 years and the New Democratic Party (NDP) won a majority government. The NDP won 41% of the vote […]

Québec: A hot spring in the making?

Québec: A hot spring in the making?

Over 35,000 students are currently on strike in Quebec, and 75,000 took to the streets on 2 April to protest the Liberal government’s austerity measures. Though these numbers are impressive, they pale in the face of the “Maple Spring” student mobilization of 2012. Repression from the government, police and even the university administration has been […]

TOWARDS A HEATED SPRING

TOWARDS A HEATED SPRING

DEIRDRE GRÉGOIRE Alternative Socialiste 2 pm, Sunday, April 19 Room 1600, SFU Harbour Centre, (515 West Hastings, Vancouver) Quebec’s Liberal Government is launching an all out attack on public sector workers and services. They are attacking childcare, cutting wages and pensions, increasing electricity charges and bringing in widespread privatization in health and education. Last autumn […]

By April 11, 2015 Read More →

International

Greece showdown

Greece showdown

Q: What was the initial effect of Syriza’s election victory? Syriza’s victory was an historic event for Greece and the whole of Europe. After four years of harsh austerity and big workers’ struggle that failed to stop huge cuts, largely due to the role of the union leaders and left parties, the election marked the […]

Greece: Syriza comes to power, as old ruling parties collapse

Greece: Syriza comes to power, as old ruling parties collapse

Left parties fail to form government – Syriza goes into coalition with populist right Independent Greeks What is the importance of the Greek election results? We can describe the result as of historical significance because it represented the collapse of the old forces that ruled the Greek political scene for decades. Also the rise of […]

US: Kshama Sawant Gives #SocialistResponse to Obama’s State of the Union Address

US: Kshama Sawant Gives #SocialistResponse to Obama’s State of the Union Address

On January 20, 2015 Socialist Alternative member and Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant gave the #SocialistResponse to President Obama’s 2015 State of the Union Address. Watch here. The transcript is below. Sisters and Brothers, Six years ago, Obama was elected on the hope that he would represent the millions, not the millionaires. When Obama delivered his […]

By January 22, 2015 Read More →
Greece: Prospect of Syriza victory raises workers’ hopes

Greece: Prospect of Syriza victory raises workers’ hopes

Mass intervention of working class to struggle for socialist policies is vital Last time we spoke you told us of the campaign of fear by the establishment to try and prevent people voting for Syriza. How has this developed? The circus of the ruling class and its political representatives are now demoralized. They started a […]

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Harper: Carbon Pimp to the World – A Disastrous Policy

Harper: Carbon Pimp to the World – A Disastrous Policy

Stephen Harper, the Prime Minister of Canada, has centred much of his economic and political strategy on building Canada into one of the largest carbon exporters in the world. Even before the sharp drop in the price of oil, coal and natural gas, this strategy was damaging to other and more important parts of the […]

By March 24, 2015 Read More →
Quebec: Towards a hot spring

Quebec: Towards a hot spring

Disrupt them like they disrupt us! After the election of the Liberal party to office in the Province of Quebec last April, austerity was expected but no one had predicted the violence of this government’s measures. Since 1996, every Quebec government has attacked the living conditions of the working class and parts of the welfare […]

“The Entrepreneurial State” by Mariana Mazzucato

“The Entrepreneurial State” by Mariana Mazzucato

Somewhere along the line, we’ve all heard these arguments in favour of capitalism: progress is based on competition, risk taking and innovation – capitalism encourages risk takers and rewards them; we might need state ‘enterprise’ for essential infrastructure like water and electricity but, in the area of new technology, the dynamism of the private sector will always […]

By March 1, 2015 Read More →