Inequality

Timmies heats up Fight for 15

Timmies heats up Fight for 15

 Tim Hortons’ attack on low paid workers has ignited protests across Canada. On Friday, January 19, over 50 rallies took place from coast to coast. There is a powerful public backlash against actions of some Timmies franchise holders who have cut paid break times and made their employees pay more for their benefits as they […]

#MeToo Shakes the System

#MeToo Shakes the System

Build a mass women’s movement Just a few months ago, detailed allegations of Harvey Weinstein’s sexual harassment first broke into the mainstream media. Courageous actresses took a stand against a powerful figure within a multi-billion dollar industry that normalizes sexism. This has sparked a new phase of a growing women’s movement which began with the […]

A Marxist Approach to Fighting Oppression

A Marxist Approach to Fighting Oppression

Racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia – if we take a broad view of the history and diversity of human societies, it’s obvious these forms of oppression are not inherent to all times and places. They arise and flourish under certain conditions, but not others. We know that women’s oppression, for example, first emerged along with the […]

Inequality Rising: Fight the 1%

Inequality Rising: Fight the 1%

Inequality is a cancer that eats away at individuals and society. Inequality is spreading rapidly across Canada. It is associated with the premature death of 40,000 Canadians a year. Inequality hits women, Indigenous people and recent immigrants hardest. Women working full-time earn 73.5¢ for every dollar men make. Canada’s gender pay gap averages $8,000 a […]

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New issue (#4) of Socialist Alternative’s Magazine
By September 10, 2016 Read More →

New issue (#4) of Socialist Alternative’s Magazine

Issue #4 of Socialist Alternative has been published. If you would like to order copy(ies) contact: contact@socialistalternative.ca A pdf is available here.

BUILD MASS NON-VIOLENT PROTESTS AGAINST RACISM AND POVERTY
By July 9, 2016 Read More →

BUILD MASS NON-VIOLENT PROTESTS AGAINST RACISM AND POVERTY

JUSTICE FOR ALTON AND PHILANDO! First published on July 8, 2016 on US Socialist Alternative’s website (note that this was written when the identity of the killer of the 5 Dallas police officers was still unknown)  At least 136 black people have been killed by police in 2016 (The Guardian, 7/7/2016). On top of police violence, the black […]

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 […]

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 […]

International Women’s Day 2016
By March 8, 2016 Read More →

International Women’s Day 2016

Working women’s fight for a world without oppression originally published on socialistworld.net Every year on March 8th we celebrate world-wide the contribution made by working women and famous female pioneers to the struggle for a new society. The date was established at an international meeting of socialists nearly a hundred years ago. On this day […]

Identity politics and the struggle against oppression

Identity politics and the struggle against oppression

Unpacking the backpack In the search for a way to fight against discrimination and oppression, many young people in particular embrace identity politics. It can be an important first step towards the development of socialist consciousness – if it leads on to an understanding of the class nature of capitalist society and need for united, […]