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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 […]

Posted in: Canada, Women
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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Climate Change, Nov 29 Demo – Broadsheet

Climate Change, Nov 29 Demo – Broadsheet

Socialist Alternative Canada produced a broadsheet for the November 29 Climate Change Demos across Canada, and around the world. The main article is an edited translation of a statement by Gauche Révolutionnaire (our sister organization in France) that was distributed in France and around the world. A pdf of the broadsheet is here  

Quebec: Report on the Common Front Strikes against Austerity

Quebec: Report on the Common Front Strikes against Austerity

A socialist and trade unionist speaks about the most recent round of strikes in Quebec Editor’s note: As this interview was going to press, the Common Front leadership made a counteroffer to the Quebec government without consulting the rank and file. This has raised many questions, in particular, about the December strike days, which the […]

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