Archive for August, 2016

US Elections: Trump in trouble

US Elections: Trump in trouble

Political polarization deepens The presidential election campaign is heading into its final phase now that the Democratic and Republican conventions are over. The result was the anointing of the two most unpopular major party nominees in living memory although Trump is right now definitely winning the unpopularity competition. Progressive workers, women, black people, Muslims and […]

Posted in: International, US
Britain: The Corbyn insurgency 2.0

Britain: The Corbyn insurgency 2.0

Now let’s finish the job Jeremy Corbyn appears to be on course to be re-elected as Labour leader in September. But the bitter right-wing struggle against him shows there can be no compromise with the representatives of capitalism in the Labour Party. This time, let’s finish the job and really transform Labour into an anti-austerity […]

Montreal Workers Strike for $15
By August 18, 2016 Read More →

Montreal Workers Strike for $15

Socialist Alternative spoke with Jacques Fontaine, one of the striking workers Tell me the main points of the strike and why you are on strike. Some 280 workers of the Old Port of Montreal have been on strike since May 27. Our main goal is to fill the wage gap that has been created between […]

Posted in: Canada, Quebec, Work
World Social Forum Montréal

World Social Forum Montréal

The Committee for a Workers’ International (Of which Socialist Alternative Canada is part) had a brilliant intervention during the week of the World Social Forum in Montréal. With over 1,200 events covering a huge range of topics and over 10,000 people attending, the Forum can be bewildering. The CWI however had a clear purpose – […]

Posted in: Canada, Quebec
US: Most contentious Democratic Convention since 1968

US: Most contentious Democratic Convention since 1968

We need a new party of the 99% to defeat the billionaire class The Democratic National Convention (DNC) is engulfed in controversy, tension, and protest. Inside the DNC, outside the DNC gates, and throughout the city on the subway, in bars, restaurants, and hotels the political polarization is plain to see. In many ways, this […]

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The Olympics, big business and dictatorship
By August 5, 2016 Read More →

The Olympics, big business and dictatorship

A short history of the Olympics: Vincent Kolo, chinaworker.info A short history of the Olympics: Rather than the Olympic movement’s self-professed ideals of ‘internationalism’ and ‘fair play’, the Games are about two at first sight contradictory forces: nationalistic flag-waving and capitalist globalisation The Rio Olympics kicks off this week. The 2016 games, like their forerunners, will […]