Canada

Terrorist Attack in Québec City: Counter Terrorism and Hate with Solidarity

Terrorist Attack in Québec City: Counter Terrorism and Hate with Solidarity

The terrorist attack on a mosque in Québec City is a tragedy that shocked and outraged most Canadians. There has been a huge response of solidarity across the country, with vigils and rallies. Six men were killed at prayer and 19 others were injured, some seriously. The murdered were all fathers, well known in the […]

By February 1, 2017 Read More →
Where are Trudeau’s Sunny Ways?

Where are Trudeau’s Sunny Ways?

Justin Trudeau took power in October 2016 adopting the mantra of sunny ways. After more than a year, how has he done? If he was a figure skater his performance might score high on style, but considerably lower on content/substance. Or as a young friend put it, “The smile is a change from before but […]

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 […]

International

International Women’s Day 2017: A century on from the Russian Revolution

International Women’s Day 2017: A century on from the Russian Revolution

Demonstrations world-wide swelled by anti-Trump anger International Women’s Day (8th March) is being celebrated with special enthusiasm this year by members of the parties and organisations affiliated to the Committee for a Workers’ International (CWI). It is a hundred years since women workers of Petrograd chose this day to take the action which sparked the […]

CWI and Izquierda Revolucionaria – Towards unification

CWI and Izquierda Revolucionaria – Towards unification

Joint declaration of the CWI’s and Izquierda Revolucionaria’s International Executive Committees In September 2016, we published a brief declaration after holding an initial meeting between our two organisations – a very fruitful meeting which revealed a broad agreement, politically and in terms of our methods of building a revolutionary party. In this meeting, we agreed […]

By February 10, 2017 Read More →
US: During the Next 100 Days: Build the Resistance to Trump’s Agenda!

US: During the Next 100 Days: Build the Resistance to Trump’s Agenda!

One of the most reactionary, bigoted, and predatory administrations in modern history has officially taken office. The incoming Trump presidency, from the vicious tweets to the bizarre press conferences to the reactionary cabinet picks and executive orders, has millions of people understandably feeling they are in an unfolding nightmare. People fear a man who has […]

Russian Revolution: January 1917 – On the eve of revolution

Russian Revolution: January 1917 – On the eve of revolution

The month of January 1917 began with more setbacks for the Russian army, as the great imperialist slaughter or World War One drew closer to an end. On the Romanian front troops retreated. Morale in the Russian army was extremely low. One and a half million soldiers deserted in 1916. Over half of the country’s […]

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2017: Upheaval and Fightback Will Continue Worldwide

2017: Upheaval and Fightback Will Continue Worldwide

2016 was the year when the pent-up anger of the masses worldwide finally spilled over in a series of political earthquakes – a delayed reaction to the devastating world economic crisis of 2007-08. And tremors are still being felt, with serious aftershocks – if not new earthquakes – expected in 2017.The changed situation was dramatically […]

US: The Growing Push to “Take Back” the Democratic Party

US: The Growing Push to “Take Back” the Democratic Party

A huge debate is opening up among workers and youth about how to defeat Trump and fight for genuinely progressive politics. Packed meetings of hundreds of people, including many organized by Socialist Alternative, are being held around the country. One common idea is that we must combine the building of a movement against Trump with […]

Mexico: Mass movement against “gasolinazo”

Mexico: Mass movement against “gasolinazo”

Towards a general strike against the Nieto government! In Mexico, mass protests have erupted throughout Mexico following a hike in gas and electricity prices – dubbed the “gasolinazo” – decreed by the right-wing Pena Nieto administration. This is an edited article by David Lopez, from Izquierda Revolucionaria, the international grouping (also present in Spain and […]