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US: Fight the Washington State Coal Terminal!

US: Fight the Washington State Coal Terminal!

This is the text of a flier Socialist Alternative handed out at a public hearing in Seattle. A consortium of corporations want to build the Gateway Pacific Terminal – North America’s largest coal export terminal north of Seattle in Bellingham, WA. These corporations seek to exploit the poor economic conditions and massive unemployment faced by […]

Posted in: Environment, US
‘Idle No More’

‘Idle No More’

A new movement of Canada’s First Nations is mounting resistance to the Conservative government. Taking up crucial issues such as poverty on reserves and land rights, it also challenges the neo-liberal policies which threaten environmental destruction in pursuit of energy industry profits. THE IDLE NO MORE movement of First Nations is potentially the biggest challenge […]

Posted in: Aboriginal
Quebec: General Election Kicks Liberals out

Quebec: General Election Kicks Liberals out

On 4 September, Quebec voters elected the Parti Québecois (PQ) to lead a minority government, with Pauline Marois as the first female prime minister in Quebec history. On the heels of the mass student strikes, PQ was always likely to win as it promised to scrap the hated “law 78” –an unprecedented set of repressive […]

Posted in: Quebec
Harper government attacks on all fronts

Harper government attacks on all fronts

Just over a year ago, in May 2011, the Canadian Conservatives won their first majority government since 1988, although they had been a minority government for five years. Winning a majority has enabled them to start delivering on their long-held goal to change Canada fundamentally with a thorough neo-liberal agenda in favour of big business […]

Posted in: Canada
Can New NDP Leader Make a Real Difference to Canada?

Can New NDP Leader Make a Real Difference to Canada?

The new leader of the Canadian New Democratic Party, Thomas Mulcair, faces big challenges and opportunities as the majority Conservative government continues its cold, neo-liberal agenda. Mulcair was elected leader of the NDP, and the official opposition in March of this year, after the previous leader, Jack Layton, died suddenly of cancer in August 2011. […]

Posted in: Canada