Canada

BC’s Potential Environmental Disasters: Site C and Liquid Natural Gas

BC’s Potential Environmental Disasters: Site C and Liquid Natural Gas

British Columbia is the centre of several vital struggles against the continued expansion of fossil fuel exports, and mounting global warming and environmental destruction. The battle against the two proposed pipelines from the Alberta tar sands to the coast, Kinder Morgan to Vancouver and Enbridge to Kitimat, continues. The port of Vancouver is still pushing […]

By September 12, 2016 Read More →
New issue (#4) of Socialist Alternative’s Magazine

New issue (#4) of Socialist Alternative’s Magazine

Issue #4 of Socialist Alternative has been published. If you would like to order copy(ies) contact: contact@socialistalternative.ca A pdf is available here.

By September 10, 2016 Read More →
Montréal: Old Port Workers Continue Strike – Solidarity Vital

Montréal: Old Port Workers Continue Strike – Solidarity Vital

Old Port Update The Old Port workers in Montréal, after more than 3 months on strike, recently rejected a proposal from a federally appointed mediator, which was not an improvement on the company’s previous offers. The mediator’s proposal was an increase of 12% over 5 years instead of the company’s original offer of 9.5% over […]

By September 10, 2016 Read More →
Postal Workers Stop Management Attacks

Postal Workers Stop Management Attacks

The postal workers union (CUPW) has won tentative agreements for both the urban, and rural and suburban mail carrier (RSMC) bargaining units. The agreement does not concede to management attacks and prevents major rollbacks, especially of pensions for newly hired workers. CUPW is seeking to preserve past gains and win improvements, especially for the RSMC workers […]

International

Britain: Corbyn’s Brexit opportunity

Britain: Corbyn’s Brexit opportunity

Socialist, internationalist policies can rally both Leave and Remain voters The EU referendum result was a massive rejection of the capitalist establishment but voting Leave was not a vote for a governmental alternative. Now Jeremy Corbyn has the opportunity to use his Labour leadership re-election campaign to rally both Leave and Remain voters behind a […]

Burkini ban fuels Islamophobia

Burkini ban fuels Islamophobia

For workers’ unity and struggle against racism, division and austerity 30/08/2016 Judy Beishon, from The Socialist (weekly paper of the Socialist Party, CWI England & Wales)   International outrage has resulted from the decision of 30 town mayors in the south of France to ban from beaches the wearing of ‘burkini’ swimsuits, on the spurious […]

By September 1, 2016 Read More →
US Elections: Trump in trouble

US Elections: Trump in trouble

Political polarization deepens The presidential election campaign is heading into its final phase now that the Democratic and Republican conventions are over. The result was the anointing of the two most unpopular major party nominees in living memory although Trump is right now definitely winning the unpopularity competition. Progressive workers, women, black people, Muslims and […]

Britain: The Corbyn insurgency 2.0

Britain: The Corbyn insurgency 2.0

Now let’s finish the job Jeremy Corbyn appears to be on course to be re-elected as Labour leader in September. But the bitter right-wing struggle against him shows there can be no compromise with the representatives of capitalism in the Labour Party. This time, let’s finish the job and really transform Labour into an anti-austerity […]

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Socialist Alternative #4

Socialist Alternative #4

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By September 10, 2016 Read More →
Montreal Workers Strike for $15

Montreal Workers Strike for $15

Socialist Alternative spoke with Jacques Fontaine, one of the striking workers Tell me the main points of the strike and why you are on strike. Some 280 workers of the Old Port of Montreal have been on strike since May 27. Our main goal is to fill the wage gap that has been created between […]

By August 18, 2016 Read More →
World Social Forum Montréal

World Social Forum Montréal

The Committee for a Workers’ International (Of which Socialist Alternative Canada is part) had a brilliant intervention during the week of the World Social Forum in Montréal. With over 1,200 events covering a huge range of topics and over 10,000 people attending, the Forum can be bewildering. The CWI however had a clear purpose – […]