Archive for October, 2015

Canada Election: Harper Gone, Liberals Win

Canada Election: Harper Gone, Liberals Win

Canadian voters overwhelmingly rejected Stephen Harper and his Conservative party. The Liberals, the traditional party of big business in Canada, won a majority, while the New Democratic Party (NDP), the official opposition before the election, was pushed back into a poor third place. The overwhelming mood in Canada, throughout the longest election campaign since 1873, […]

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Fight for $15 comes to Quebec
By October 29, 2015 Read More →

Fight for $15 comes to Quebec

The Fight For a $15 Minimum Wage comes to Quebec

Posted in: Canada, Quebec, Work
Identity politics and the struggle against oppression

Identity politics and the struggle against oppression

Unpacking the backpack In the search for a way to fight against discrimination and oppression, many young people in particular embrace identity politics. It can be an important first step towards the development of socialist consciousness – if it leads on to an understanding of the class nature of capitalist society and need for united, […]

Can the Labour Party be re-claimed? (Reprinted)

Can the Labour Party be re-claimed? (Reprinted)

Published below are extracts from an article by PETER TAAFFE and BILL MULLINS that first appeared in the September 2002 edition of Socialism Today, No.68. Written following a conference organised by the Campaign Group of Labour MPs, it assessed the prospects at that time for reclaiming the Labour Party for socialism and the working class, […]

Socialist Vancouver Public Meeting
By October 3, 2015 Read More →

Socialist Vancouver Public Meeting

Stop Harper Turn Left: Build a Voice for the 99% and A Strong Socialist Movement Thursday, Oct 15, 7:30 pm Room 1415, SFU Harbour Centre 515 West Hastings, Vancouver

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Quebec: Government attacks spark workers’ protests

Quebec: Government attacks spark workers’ protests

Step up industrial action to defeat government plans Workers’ mass protests and the votes for strikes in the public sector, starting at the end of September, were triggered as a result of terms the Liberal Party government of Philippe Couillard wants to impose on new collective agreements, which expired at the end of March. This […]

Posted in: Canada, Quebec