Canada

The NDP’s New Leader but Same Policies

The NDP’s New Leader but Same Policies

Finally Canada’s New Democratic Party (NDP) has a new leader. Jagmeet Singh won 54% of the votes of party members on the first round. His 35,266 votes were almost three times more than those received by second placed Charlie Angus. He is presented as young, 38, and fashionable. Does this amount to a great new […]

Ontario College Lecturers

Ontario College Lecturers

Ontario College Faculty, 5 weeks on strike, reject employers’ offer – Liberal Government brings in back to work legislation Over 12,000 full-time professors, partial-load instructors, counsellors and librarians, from 24 colleges across the province, had been on strike for a record 33 days when, on November 17, Kathleen Wynne’s government introduced back to work legislation. […]

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Election Shock in Vancouver

Election Shock in Vancouver

People in Vancouver regularly talk about the coming “big one,” referring to a likely future earthquake, as the city lies near a major fault line. An earthquake struck Vancouver on Saturday, October 14, but it was a political earthquake, revealing deep faults in the city’s society. A radical independent candidate, Jean Swanson, came second in […]

Socialist Alternative #7 – Published

Socialist Alternative #7 – Published

Issue #7 of Socialist Alternative has been published. Includes articles on the housing crisis, stopping the Kinder Morgan pipeline, student life, workers’ struggle and the fight for $15, rising of women, the October Russian revolution and news from around the world. If you would like to order copy(ies) contact: contact@socialistalternative.ca A pdf is available here.

International

Catalan elections: Historic defeat for Spanish nationalist reaction

Catalan elections: Historic defeat for Spanish nationalist reaction

Movement mobilises once more for the Catalan Republic The Catalan elections on 21 December were a massive defeat for the Spanish nationalist “block of article 155” and an even bigger blow to this block’s main force, the People’s Party (PP) party. The capitalist media try to minimise the magnitude of this defeat by talking about […]

South Africa: Ramaphosa wins ANC presidency after bitter factional contest

South Africa: Ramaphosa wins ANC presidency after bitter factional contest

After the most tumultuous run-up to any conference in ANC history, watched across the world, with over a thousand journalists in attendance, and the markets moving up in anticipation of the results, Cyril Ramaphosa has ascended to the presidency of the ANC after a bitterly fought factional contest. The “radical economic transformation” faction and the […]

Ireland: CWI members play key role in landmark abortion rights decision

Ireland: CWI members play key role in landmark abortion rights decision

  In a landmark decision in Ireland, a special parliamentary committee has recommended unrestricted access to abortion up to 12 weeks – a measure that would cater for 92% of all abortions. A referendum to lift the 8th Amendment abortion ban and for abortion to be legalised for risk to health was also recommended. Ireland […]

Honduras: The rebellion spreads. Turn it into revolution!

Honduras: The rebellion spreads. Turn it into revolution!

After the Juan Orlando Hernández (JOH) government’s attempt to legitimise its electoral fraud failed spectacularly, the popular rebellion has expanded in Honduras. On Saturday 2 December, in various cities, the people defied the curfew, getting out on the streets in a “cacerolazo” (banging pots and pans) denouncing the farcical “recount” being orchestrated by the regime. […]

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Israel/Palestine: Trump’s Jerusalem ‘capital’ declaration provokes mass outrage 

Israel/Palestine: Trump’s Jerusalem ‘capital’ declaration provokes mass outrage 

Trump’s declaration of unilateral recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, while ignoring the right of the Palestinians for a state with a capital in Jerusalem, ignited a wave of protest around the world, and already has raised the death toll amongst Palestinians. Four Palestinians killed, many hundreds wounded, rockets on Israel’s south, bombardments in the […]

Russian revolution timeline – November 1917

Russian revolution timeline – November 1917

Dates are given in the old style Julian calendar used in Russia at the time. This was 13 days earlier than the Gregorian calendar (adopted in Russia in 1918). The world’s first workers’ state had been set up on 25/26 October, when workers and soldiers led by the Bolshevik Party took power – ratified by […]

Zimbabwe: Mugabe has gone – but his regime remains in power

Zimbabwe: Mugabe has gone – but his regime remains in power

  The takeover of power by the Zimbabwe defence force is a military coup in all but name. It represents a turning point in post-independence Zimbabwe and the almost certain end of Mugabe’s reign. The military take-over was precipitated by the dismissal of Mugabe’s most loyal henchman for the past thirty seven years, Emmerson Mnangagwa. […]