Canada

Fire Devastates Fort McMurray
By May 14, 2016 Read More →

Fire Devastates Fort McMurray

On the evening of May 3 the entire population of the city of Fort McMurray was ordered to leave as the ‘beast’ of an out-of-control wildfire swept towards it. 94,000 people fled their homes in a few short hours, from Fort McMurray and other nearby northern Alberta communities. Most people had a terrifying drive through […]

Toronto Airport – workers mobilizing

Toronto Airport – workers mobilizing

 The following is an interview with Sean Smith, Mobilization Co-ordinator, UNIFOR 2002 and Representative, Toronto Airport Workers Council. Tim Heffernan (Socialist Alternative) is asking the questions. The interview was conducted in April 2016. Here is a useful background story from the Toronto Star, April 2015. TIM: Okay, so Sean, first question. Tell me about the […]

Quebec and fight for 15

Quebec and fight for 15

The fight for $15 shows true colours of Parti Québecois No to an all-class pro-independence alliance Bruno, Alternative Socialiste (CWI in Quebec) Despite a number of scandals and in the face of growing opposition to its politics of austerity, the Liberal Party of Quebec (Parti Liberal du Québec) retains first place in polls. Though the […]

The Servant State – McCormack & Workman
By May 6, 2016 Read More →

The Servant State – McCormack & Workman

“The Servant State – Overseeing Capital Accumulation in Canada” by Geoffrey McCormack and Thom Workman Fernwood Publishing, 2015 Reviewed by Tim Heffernan ————————————————————- The Servant State is a valuable book, useful for its analysis and wealth of data on the workings of Canadian capitalism from a Marxist perspective. As the authors admit, “the analytical standpoint […]

New issue of Socialist Alternative’s Magazine
By April 30, 2016 Read More →

New issue of Socialist Alternative’s Magazine

Issue 3 of Socialist Alternative has been published. If you would like to order copy(ies) contact: A pdf is available here.

Socialist Alternative Launches Regular Magazine
By January 17, 2016 Read More →

Socialist Alternative Launches Regular Magazine

In a historic step forward, we are launching a regular publication. This follows our successful federal election publication. If you would like to receive copy(ies) of the magazine, contact Socialist Alternative: contact@socialistalternative.ca A PDF is available here

Public Meetings: Socialism Rising in US

Public Meetings: Socialism Rising in US

Vancouver Speaker: Ramy Khahil (Seattle) Sunday, January 24, 2 pm Room 1600, SFU Harbour Centre 515 W Hastings Toronto Speaker: Eljeer Hawkins (New York) Thursday, January 28, 7 pm 519 Church Street Community Centre 1 block east of Yonge, north of Wellesley  

Quebec: The Common Front at a Crossroads: the Struggle must Continue!

Quebec: The Common Front at a Crossroads: the Struggle must Continue!

On Wednesday December 9, over 400,000 workers from the public sector (state employees, hospital workers, teachers etc) downed tools across Quebec, in the biggest general strike movement in the province’s and even in Canadian history. Most schools, hospitals, other public services and ministries were shut down, in a gigantic demonstration of force of the Quebec […]

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Trudeau’s Cabinet: Does it Kick Sexism?
By December 7, 2015 Read More →

Trudeau’s Cabinet: Does it Kick Sexism?

This is a revised version of an article first published in Pakistan. Justin Trudeau’s appointment as Canada’s new prime minister has generated an incredible response from the global community. Whether it’s his photogenic good looks, his demeanour as the down-to-earth friend of the people or his no-austerity promises, Trudeau has not only given Canadian society […]

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Socialist Wins in Seattle – Toronto Next?

Socialist Wins in Seattle – Toronto Next?

The headline in mic.com ran: “Meet the Most Important Socialist in America Not Named Bernie Sanders.” It was about the impact of open Socialist, Kshama Sawant, who had just been re-elected in a Seattle Council election. The article went on to say, “Sanders isn’t the only socialist in the United States making a splash. Kshama […]

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