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Socialist Alternative #5 – Published
By January 16, 2017 Read More →

Socialist Alternative #5 – Published

Issue #5 of Socialist Alternative has been published. We have expanded to 16 pages. If you would like to order copy(ies) contact: contact@socialistalternative.ca A pdf is available here.

Trudeau Treachery – Liberals Approve Tar Sands Pipeline

Trudeau Treachery – Liberals Approve Tar Sands Pipeline

Most of the world sees Canada’s Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, as a progressive leader with a smiling face. He gained widespread support around the world for his promises at the Paris Climate Change conference to aim for 1.5o C temperature increase. The reality is different, as he announced on November 29 the government’s approval of […]

Mobilize to Stop the Dakota Access Pipeline

Mobilize to Stop the Dakota Access Pipeline

Socialist Alternative encourages everyone to support the united action of North American tribes to prevent the building of the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL). Millions around the country and the world want to take a stand. We have built solidarity meetings in a number of cities, raised money and sent representatives to Standing Rock. But now […]

What is Trudeau doing about the Environment?

What is Trudeau doing about the Environment?

During last year’s Federal election Justin Trudeau made lots of speeches about changing the relationship with First Nations and protecting the environment. The Liberal election platform promised “a renewed, nation-to-nation relationship with Indigenous Peoples, based on recognition, rights, respect, co-operation, and partnership.” They stated that they “will provide national leadership and join with the provinces […]

Earth Alert: Needed Clean Energy and Good Jobs

Earth Alert: Needed Clean Energy and Good Jobs

The world’s climate is in crisis due to global warming. And time is running out. Environmental scientists caution that warming be held to 1.50C to avoid catastrophic changes. This year, each month has been at least 10C hotter than the baseline of the 1.50C limit. July was the hottest month on record. Each of the […]

BC’s Potential Environmental Disasters: Site C and Liquid Natural Gas
By September 12, 2016 Read More →

BC’s Potential Environmental Disasters: Site C and Liquid Natural Gas

British Columbia is the centre of several vital struggles against the continued expansion of fossil fuel exports, and mounting global warming and environmental destruction. The battle against the two proposed pipelines from the Alberta tar sands to the coast, Kinder Morgan to Vancouver and Enbridge to Kitimat, continues. The port of Vancouver is still pushing […]

Harper: Carbon Pimp to the World – A Disastrous Policy
By March 24, 2015 Read More →

Harper: Carbon Pimp to the World – A Disastrous Policy

Stephen Harper, the Prime Minister of Canada, has centred much of his economic and political strategy on building Canada into one of the largest carbon exporters in the world. Even before the sharp drop in the price of oil, coal and natural gas, this strategy was damaging to other and more important parts of the […]

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 […]

This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate, Naomi Klein, 2014

This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate, Naomi Klein, 2014

Naomi Klein’s book is a welcome and much needed addition to the debates on how to tackle global warming. Klein not only outlines its enormous threat to humanity, but shows the need for a fundamental change of strategy to avoid disaster and instead seize the opportunity to “dramatically improve lives, close the gap between rich […]

Harper: Carbon Pimp to the World

Harper: Carbon Pimp to the World

Global Warming is Real Across the world, people and environments are feeling the impacts of Global Warming – with increased flooding, storms and droughts. In 3 years (2011 & 2014), Manitoba has been hit by 2 floods, each described as once in 300 year events. The Arctic ice cover is shrinking. The Central Valley of […]