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Public Meeting: Vancouver, Sunday, Jan. 25

Public Meeting: Vancouver, Sunday, Jan. 25

United States – Will it Explode? Kailyn Nicholson (Activist in Seattle) Sunday, January 25, 2 pm Room 1600, SFU Harbour Centre 515 W Hastings St, Vancouver

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Pipeline Battle in BC: Stopping Kinder Morgan

Pipeline Battle in BC: Stopping Kinder Morgan

Kinder Morgan wants to turn Vancouver into a major bitumen exporting port. Bill Hopwood outlines the background of the campaign to stop Kinder Morgan’s proposed pipeline and Chris Fofonoff writes about his arrest. Kinder Morgan’s Proposed Pipeline The company wants to rebuild its existing pipeline which was built to carry crude oil from Alberta to […]

Toronto Mayoral election: 2014

Toronto Mayoral election: 2014

“After an historical election, Toronto has chosen its first wealthy, white male mayor in nearly half a decade.”  Thus ran the headline in The Beaverton, the online satirical publication. As with all good satire, the humour is understated. For those not familiar with Toronto politics, half a decade go, Toronto elected Rob Ford, a white, […]

Attack in Ottawa

Attack in Ottawa

Tory government whips-up terrorist fears to boost Canada’s imperialist role. The media in Canada, and internationally, has been filled with reports of, and commentary on,the attack on the Canadian Parliament, in Ottawa, Canada’s capital. On October 22 a lone gunman shot and killed Corporal Nathan Cirillo, a soldier on honour guard at the National War […]

International

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 […]

France: Millions march for solidarity

France: Millions march for solidarity

Unity against racism and capitalism! Nearly four million people marched in the streets of France this weekend to express their disgust and their grief against the attacks in Paris which killed seventeen people last week. This is an unprecedented mobilization on this kind of issue. It is clear that a large majority wanted to be […]

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Sri Lanka: President Rajapaksa defeated

Sri Lanka: President Rajapaksa defeated

Period of uncertainty opens In the presidential election held yesterday in Sri Lanka the incumbent Mahinda Rajapaksa has suffered a fatal blow. The opposition candidate, Maithripala Sirisena, won with 6,217,162 votes (51.3%) against Rajapaksa’s 5,768,090 votes(47.6%). Mahinda has become one of the most unpopular presidents in the history of Sri Lanka, responsible for establishing dictatorial […]

By January 10, 2015 Read More →
Greece: Towards a Syriza government?

Greece: Towards a Syriza government?

At the end of last year a constitutional crisis arose in austerity-ridden Greece with the failure to elect a president. This triggered an early general election to be called for 25 January. Much to the panic of the capitalist class internationally, Syriza (the left party) leads the polls, largely because it is seen as the […]

Hong Kong: Politics transformed by ‘Umbrella Revolution’

Hong Kong: Politics transformed by ‘Umbrella Revolution’

A fighting democratic movement must be created to continue and build upon this historic “first round” After almost three months that transformed the outlook of hundreds of thousands if not millions in Hong Kong, the ‘Umbrella Revolution’ withdrew from the streets. The movement demanding free elections, as opposed to a rigged Iran-style election model as […]