War

North Korea: Nuclear stand-off – dangerous escalation of Washington and Pyongyang conflict
By September 11, 2017 Read More →

North Korea: Nuclear stand-off – dangerous escalation of Washington and Pyongyang conflict

The North Korean bomb test on 3 September, the most powerful yet, and the bellicose reaction of the US, underlines the volatile and dangerous situation in the peninsula and entire region. The huge blast in the north of the country was felt in South Korea and China. The regime claimed it was a hydrogen bomb, […]

Posted in: China, International, Korea, US, War
US: Why did Washington order air strikes on Syria?

US: Why did Washington order air strikes on Syria?

No support for Trump or Assad – For workers’ unity. Working people in the U.S. and around the world were understandably horrified by the images of children dying from Sarin gas in Idlib, Syria. It is only the latest barbaric act in a civil war that has seen 400,000 die and millions driven from their […]

Posted in: International, Syria, US, War
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.

Muhammad Ali and the Black Struggles of the 1960s

Muhammad Ali and the Black Struggles of the 1960s

The great Muhammad Ali unfortunately passed away on June 3, 2016.  He was admired not only as a world champion boxer, but as a fearless fighter against racism.  His willingness to risk his career, prestige, and wealth to take a stand against racism and the Vietnam War inspired African Americans and oppressed people all around […]

Posted in: International, Racism, US, War
Leningrad: the epic siege of 1941-44
By February 23, 2016 Read More →

Leningrad: the epic siege of 1941-44

Reprinted from the February 2016 issue of Socialism Today At the beginning of January, the BBC carried a documentary film about the blockade of Leningrad during the second world war – possibly the most tragic siege in history. The programme used eyewitness accounts and historical material to great effect. The message was powerful and moving […]

Conservative’s Hypocrisy over Veterans

Conservative’s Hypocrisy over Veterans

The Conservative Party has been ramping up Canada’s role as a military and imperialist power. Alongside this the federal government has been ramping up spending on publicity programs claiming to honour veterans. Funding for the Canada Remembers program, whose purpose it is to encourage national pride in Canada’s military history, was increased by 21% in […]

Posted in: Canada, War
Women in World War One

Women in World War One

World War One resulted in the horrific slaughter of millions of workers who were initially encouraged and then conscripted into the bloody horrors of trench warfare. Women too were cajoled to do their bit for ’the war to end all wars’ by replacing the men sent to the front in factories and workplaces across Britain. […]

Posted in: International, War, Women
Socialism and national rights

Socialism and national rights

Ukraine, Israel/Palestine and other countries  The bloody conflict in Ukraine, alongside the slaughter of the Palestinian people in Gaza, has brought the issue of the ‘national question’ once more forcefully onto the political agenda. How can we open a road to begin to solve seemingly age-old intractable issues? This is the question which is sharply […]

World War One: 100 years since the great slaughter
By July 21, 2014 Read More →

World War One: 100 years since the great slaughter

Ten million killed and more than ten million seriously injured The first world war began 100 years ago, unleashing slaughter on an unprecedented scale. This anniversary has featured prominently in the capitalist media. Most fail, however, to explain why millions of working-class people were sent to their deaths in trench-warfare hellholes: capitalism’s drive for profit, […]

Posted in: History, International, War