Housing

Make Vancouver Affordable for All

Make Vancouver Affordable for All

Socialist Alternative Vancouver voted unanimously to support Jean Swanson’s election campaign for the City Council by-election on October 14. Jean, running as an independent, has already gained wide support in her drive to bring a political revolution to Vancouver city hall. She is a tireless campaigner fighting for over 40 years against poverty, and for […]

Canada’s Housing Bubble – Heading for a Burst?

Canada’s Housing Bubble – Heading for a Burst?

Housing, whether renting or buying, in Vancouver and Toronto, is among the most expensive in the world. Having an affordable roof over their heads remains a pipedream for many of the nearly 10 million people that call these two regions home. The high cost of housing is fuelled by a worldwide bubble of speculative money […]

Posted in: Canada, Housing
Grenfell Tower tragedy: concerns about safety were raised by residents

Grenfell Tower tragedy: concerns about safety were raised by residents

Major investigation needed, independent of government Police have stated that at least 79 died in the fire, and the final number is likely to be higher. The response to fire reveals the social divides in Britain. The Prime Minister, Teresa May, on her first visit does not speak to any residents and is surrounded by […]

Capitalism’s housing crisis

Capitalism’s housing crisis

Big business is increasingly taking over the housing sector – social rented as well as private ownership. The results have been devastating as tenants face sky-high rents, fewer rights, worsening conditions, and government policies of aggressive deregulation. This article reviews two books linking the current housing crisis with globalisation and the financial markets. The Financialisation […]

Posted in: Canada, Economy, Housing
New issue of Socialist Alternative’s Magazine
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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.