Archive for September, 2014

New York, US: Climate Forum and the Next Steps for Left Politics

New York, US: Climate Forum and the Next Steps for Left Politics

On the eve of the historic climate march in NYC last weekend, over a thousand people packed into a church while hundreds more were turned away. They came to hear Bernie Sanders, Kshama Sawant, Naomi Klein, Chris Hedges and Bill McKibben. Thousands more have since watched this electrifying event on TV, YouTube and various news […]

Scotland: Independence referendum – A working-class revolt

Scotland: Independence referendum – A working-class revolt

The referendum has turned British politics upside down – even though the No vote won The referendum has turned British politics upside down – even though the No vote won. The Yes campaign became a mass mobilization of working-class communities: against austerity and rotten establishment politics, and for a positive future. This turning point raises […]

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 […]

Canada Today: A Fragile Stability

Canada Today: A Fragile Stability

Compared with much of the world, Canada seems an island of stability. The economy has not been as ravaged by austerity, cuts and unemployment as most European countries or the US. There are no wars raging in Canada. However, Canada’s stability is very thin ice. Most of the economic recovery since 2008 is based on […]

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Engels and women’s liberation
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Engels and women’s liberation

Engels and women’s liberation It is 130 years since the publication of The Origin of the Family, Private Property and the State, by Friedrich Engels. Long considered by Marxists an important text regarding the origin of women’s oppression, it has been criticized by those promoting alternative explanations of women’s second-class status in society. In the […]

Socialist Councillor Kshama Sawant in Vancouver

Socialist Councillor Kshama Sawant in Vancouver

Socialist Alternative’s Seattle Councillor Kshama Sawant will be in Vancouver on Saturday and Sunday, September 27 & 28. Sawant will be speaking at a meeting organized by Socialist Alternative and Left Alternative Building the Socialist Movement 2 pm, Sunday, September 28 Room 1700, SFU Harbour Centre (515 West Hastings Street Vancouver)   COPE (Coalition of […]

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