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Socialist Alternative #5 – Published

Socialist Alternative #5 – Published

Issue #5 of Socialist Alternative has been published. We have expanded to 16 pages. If you would like to order copy(ies) contact: contact@socialistalternative.ca A pdf is available here.

By January 16, 2017 Read More →
Trudeau Treachery – Liberals Approve Tar Sands Pipeline

Trudeau Treachery – Liberals Approve Tar Sands Pipeline

Most of the world sees Canada’s Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, as a progressive leader with a smiling face. He gained widespread support around the world for his promises at the Paris Climate Change conference to aim for 1.5o C temperature increase. The reality is different, as he announced on November 29 the government’s approval of […]

What is Trudeau doing about the Environment?

What is Trudeau doing about the Environment?

During last year’s Federal election Justin Trudeau made lots of speeches about changing the relationship with First Nations and protecting the environment. The Liberal election platform promised “a renewed, nation-to-nation relationship with Indigenous Peoples, based on recognition, rights, respect, co-operation, and partnership.” They stated that they “will provide national leadership and join with the provinces […]

Lea Roback, woman of struggle

Lea Roback, woman of struggle

Quebecois militant, trade unionist, socialist and feminist pioneer Lea Roback was born in Montreal in 1903 of Jewish immigrant parents.  She was raised in Beauport, near Quebec City, where her family owned a general store, and returned to Montreal in 1915. Coming from a family where culture was highly valued, Lea gave evidence as a […]

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Italy: Renzi Defeated: Stop-gap Government Appointed

Italy: Renzi Defeated: Stop-gap Government Appointed

No party in Italy has solution for long-term problems of workers and youth In January 2014, on the day that Matteo Renzi took office, we wrote that this was the beginning of the end for the leader of the Democratic Party (PD), who at that time seemed to be launched on an unstoppable path to […]

Historic Victory at Standing Rock Calls for Celebration and Vigilance

Historic Victory at Standing Rock Calls for Celebration and Vigilance

For the last eight months, the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe has led a historic campaign against the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL), uniting hundreds of tribes, environmentalists, veterans and other activists inspired by their bold stand in defense of native treaty rights and the environment. On Sunday, millions of people around the world celebrated news that […]

Spain: Students’ Union Victory

Spain: Students’ Union Victory

Government rocked back by historic mobilisations Just days after the last general strike that was called by the Sindicato de Estudiantes against the “Revalidas Fanquistas” (introduction of matriculation), we have been proved correct in what we always said – struggle works. Following a meeting between the Ministry of Education and the representatives of the Autonomous […]

Ireland:The Jobstown trial threatens democratic rights

Ireland:The Jobstown trial threatens democratic rights

Biggest political trial in decades, as Socialist Party & Anti Austerity Alliance MP and councillors face threat of lengthy prison sentences  The trumped-up charge of false imprisonment and the guilty verdict in the case of a 17-year old who participated in a peaceful sit-down protest marks a significant and dangerous step in the criminalisation of […]

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The Futile Search for Capitalist Stability

The Futile Search for Capitalist Stability

This statement was agreed at the recent international meeting of the Committee for a Workers International The crisis of world capitalism is deeper and the bourgeois strategists are filled with greater foreboding about the prospects of their system than even at the time of the World Congress. A constant theme is the lack of ‘legitimacy’ […]

Sudan:Three day nationwide strike shuts down the country, in unique defiance of Al-Bashir’s rule

Sudan:Three day nationwide strike shuts down the country, in unique defiance of Al-Bashir’s rule

Escalation of the struggle needed to overthrow repressive regime The streets and public squares of Sudan’s major cities have been left looking deserted from their usual traffic and pedestrian frenzy as the country was shaken by three days of “civil disobedience” from 27 to 29 November, an action organized and rallied for by activists and […]

By December 1, 2016 Read More →
US: Trump Prepares Vicious Attacks – We Must Prepare Massive Resistance

US: Trump Prepares Vicious Attacks – We Must Prepare Massive Resistance

Trump’s victory in the presidential election was a profound shock to tens of millions of progressive workers, young people, immigrants, women, people of color, Muslims, and LGBTQ people across the U.S. As Trump’s reactionary cabinet appointments have been announced and the list of targets of his administration has become clearer, there is enormous fear and […]