Archive for September, 2015

Greece: Mass abstention dominates general election

Greece: Mass abstention dominates general election

Mass socialist alternative needs to be built On 20 September, Syriza (Coalition of the Radical Left) was returned to power in a snap general election and is set to share power again with the right-wing Independent Greeks. Syriza’s leader, Alexis Tsipras, claims he has a mandate to continue with austerity policies in return for the […]

Posted in: Greece, International
Britain: A political earthquake

Britain: A political earthquake

Jeremy Corbyn’s victory is a political earthquake that transforms the situation in Britain and poses stark questions for how a new mass socialist force can be built. Jeremy Corbyn achieved a spectacular victory in the Labour leadership election with 59% of the total vote, scoring an unprecedented quarter of a million votes, including nearly 50% […]

Socialist Alternative Publishes Election Magazine

Socialist Alternative Publishes Election Magazine

This is a historic development for our work in Canada. There are articles on the election, the economy, public services, environment and much more. A PDF of the magazine is here or you can order printed copies (pay via donate button on website): • 1 copy: $3.25 (including postage) • Orders of 10: $30 (including […]

Stop Harper, Turn Left: Build a Voice for the 99%and a Strong Socialist Movement

Stop Harper, Turn Left: Build a Voice for the 99%and a Strong Socialist Movement

After nine years of Conservative government, most Canadians have many good reasons to want Harper and his party gone. The Canadian economy is officially in recession. However, for most Canadian workers this merely confirms what they already knew. As Canadian economist, Jim Stanford, noted: “Coming six years into a lacklustre recovery (the weakest since 1945), […]

Posted in: Canada, Economy, NDP
Strengthen Public Services for all Canadians

Strengthen Public Services for all Canadians

Stephen Harper famously said that “you won’t know Canada when I am through with it”. Since coming to power in 2006, he has systematically set out to further weaken Canada’s social safety net, cut essential public services, and eliminate agencies and programs that engage in advocacy, public policy and promote democratic engagement. Harper’s austerity agenda […]

Posted in: Canada, Public Services
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
Immigration to Canada: A History of Class, Race, Oppression and Resistance

Immigration to Canada: A History of Class, Race, Oppression and Resistance

Refugee Crisis The horrific situation for refugees trying to find a haven in Europe has shone a spotlight on Canadian government policy. The tiny number of Syrians allowed to come to Canada calls to mind shameful events in Canada’s past. The refusal to allow the entry of more than a handful of Jews fleeing the […]

Posted in: Canada, Racism
Corbyn victory!

Corbyn victory!

Popularity of anti-austerity ideas confirmed – Now the battle to create an anti-austerity party begins This is a historic moment. Nothing will be the same again. For decades Westminster politics has meant nothing but right-wing, pro-big business politics. A handful of left Labour MPs like Jeremy Corbyn voted against austerity, war and the undermining of […]

Posted in: Britain, International
Cuba: At a crossroads
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Cuba: At a crossroads

Gains of the revolution of Che Guevara and Fidel Castro under threat The Financial Times boasted: “There is a new entry among Cuba’s roll of important dates. Alongside Fidel Castro’s 26th July movement and the January 1st 1959 ’triumph of the revolution’, there is now December 17th 2014.” (Financial Times June 15 2015). The Financial […]

Posted in: Cuba, International
52% for Kshama Sawant: All Out to win in November

52% for Kshama Sawant: All Out to win in November

Keep the Voice for Working People on the City Council! Follow Kshama Sawant’s campaign in Seattle at KshamaSawant.org facebook.com/VoteSawant @votesawant Socialist Alternative City Councilmember Kshama Sawant won more than 52 percent of Seattle’s District 3 August primary vote, putting her in a strong position to be re-elected this fall. However, the corporate establishment will step […]

Posted in: International, Sawant, US