Archive for January, 2017

Where are Trudeau’s Sunny Ways?

Where are Trudeau’s Sunny Ways?

Justin Trudeau took power in October 2016 adopting the mantra of sunny ways. After more than a year, how has he done? If he was a figure skater his performance might score high on style, but considerably lower on content/substance. Or as a young friend put it, “The smile is a change from before but […]

Posted in: Canada, Work
Russian Revolution: January 1917 – On the eve of revolution

Russian Revolution: January 1917 – On the eve of revolution

The month of January 1917 began with more setbacks for the Russian army, as the great imperialist slaughter or World War One drew closer to an end. On the Romanian front troops retreated. Morale in the Russian army was extremely low. One and a half million soldiers deserted in 1916. Over half of the country’s […]

Socialist Alternative #5 – Published
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Socialist Alternative #5 – Published

Issue #5 of Socialist Alternative has been published. We have expanded to 16 pages. If you would like to order copy(ies) contact: contact@socialistalternative.ca A pdf is available here.

2017: Upheaval and Fightback Will Continue Worldwide

2017: Upheaval and Fightback Will Continue Worldwide

2016 was the year when the pent-up anger of the masses worldwide finally spilled over in a series of political earthquakes – a delayed reaction to the devastating world economic crisis of 2007-08. And tremors are still being felt, with serious aftershocks – if not new earthquakes – expected in 2017.The changed situation was dramatically […]

US: The Growing Push to “Take Back” the Democratic Party

US: The Growing Push to “Take Back” the Democratic Party

A huge debate is opening up among workers and youth about how to defeat Trump and fight for genuinely progressive politics. Packed meetings of hundreds of people, including many organized by Socialist Alternative, are being held around the country. One common idea is that we must combine the building of a movement against Trump with […]

Mexico: Mass movement against “gasolinazo”

Mexico: Mass movement against “gasolinazo”

Towards a general strike against the Nieto government! In Mexico, mass protests have erupted throughout Mexico following a hike in gas and electricity prices – dubbed the “gasolinazo” – decreed by the right-wing Pena Nieto administration. This is an edited article by David Lopez, from Izquierda Revolucionaria, the international grouping (also present in Spain and […]

Posted in: International, Mexico