Archive for August, 2013

Michael McDonell: Obituary

Michael McDonell: Obituary

On July 21 Michael McDonell, aged 24, tragically drowned. His death is a huge shock and loss to his family, friends and the struggle for a better world. Socialist Alternative extends our deepest sympathy to his family and his many friends. Michael had just graduated from Simon Fraser University (SFU) with flying colours and was […]

Posted in: Canada
Neoliberalism, Precarious Work, and Class Struggle
By August 30, 2013 Read More →

Neoliberalism, Precarious Work, and Class Struggle

Neoliberalism’s purpose is to shift the balance of money and power away from the working class and to the rich and their corporations. One of the strategies to achieve that goal is the weakening of the bargaining power and the working conditions of working people. Alongside the rise of automation, outsourcing, downsizing, and clawbacks of […]

Posted in: Canada, Economy, Work
Egypt: One of the biggest mass movements in history prompts military take-over
By August 25, 2013 Read More →

Egypt: One of the biggest mass movements in history prompts military take-over

The revolution must continue! For a government of workers and the poor! During the last week of tumultous events in Egypt, Aysha Zaki has discussed with socialist opposition activists in Cairo about the mass movement to the rule of the Muslim Brotherhood, the military take-over, the workers’ movement and the main tasks facing socialists. The […]

Posted in: Egypt, International
Egypt: Polarisation grows – No trust in the generals
By August 25, 2013 Read More →

Egypt: Polarisation grows – No trust in the generals

The stormy and bloody developments since the removal and arrest of President Morsi by the military mark a new, challenging and dangerous stage in the unfolding Egyptian revolution. Despite the huge, unprecedented mass mobilization against Morsi the absence of an independent, socialist based movement of the working class has opened the doors to the dangers […]

Posted in: Egypt, International
Portugal: Government in disintegration
By August 25, 2013 Read More →

Portugal: Government in disintegration

No to a government of “national unity”! For mass action to deal final blow to rotten coalition and impose a workers’ alternative! In the last two weeks, Portugal has been plunged into possibly the deepest and most desperate episode of political crisis since the onset of the recession and intervention of the Troika over 2 […]

Posted in: International, Portugal