Archive for May, 2017

Spain: Sanchez wins PSOE primaries as Podemos holds mass rally

Spain: Sanchez wins PSOE primaries as Podemos holds mass rally

The ruling class shoots itself in the foot Pedro Sánchez won a landslide victory in the PSOE (Social Democracy) primaries. With a historic turnout (80% of members voted) Sanchez won 50%, against the candidate of the right-wing coup leadership, Susana Díaz who was left with 40%, and Patxi Lopez who won 10%. Sanchez victory is […]

Posted in: International, Spain
Québec: 175,000 Construction Workers Strike

Québec: 175,000 Construction Workers Strike

After a week of the strike, the Québec Liberals legislated the workers back to work. Engineers employed by the province also had been on strike for three weeks. An open-ended general strike all across Québec began in the construction industry on Wednesday. The main issues in the dispute are about work schedules and overtime. Workers […]

Posted in: Canada, Quebec, Work
US: Comey scandal – Trump faces deepening crisis

US: Comey scandal – Trump faces deepening crisis

Trump’s firing of FBI Director James Comey has led to a spiralling political crisis in Washington. The sharp divisions in the political establishment and within the state apparatus have become even sharper due to Trump’s authoritarian actions. Tens of millions who completely oppose Trump’s racist, misogynist, anti-working class agenda, which has no democratic mandate, have […]

Posted in: International, US
Socialists on the sex industry

Socialists on the sex industry

Opposing pimps & traffickers Supporting sex workers’ rights & safety Socialist Party member and founding member of ROSA (for Reproductive rights, against Oppression, Sexism & Austerity), the socialist-feminist movement, Laura Fitzgerald analyses the different positions that have been taken towards the sex industry by sections of the left and groups such as Amnesty International. Neo-liberal […]

Posted in: International, Women
British Election Corbyn’s Manifesto: An important step in the right direction – Mobilise to fight for socialist change

British Election Corbyn’s Manifesto: An important step in the right direction – Mobilise to fight for socialist change

Jeremy Corbyn has launched his manifesto by declaring Labour is the “party for the many” while the Tories are the “party of the rich”. The leaking of Labour’s draft manifesto broke through the right-wing media’s relentless assaults on Corbyn, and brought the policies into the light. Social media was alive with enthusiastic discussion. Labour went […]

Trudeau: Environmental Hypocrite Melts the Arctic

Trudeau: Environmental Hypocrite Melts the Arctic

In the 117 months that Harper was Prime Minister, not a single major tars sands pipeline was approved. In just 13 months, Trudeau approved two major pipelines, Kinder Morgan’s line to Vancouver and Enbridge’s line to Lake Superior. These two pipelines will add more than double BC’s current annual total release of CO2 to the […]

Over 150 Years of Indigenous Colonization

Over 150 Years of Indigenous Colonization

To mark 150 years of the Canadian state, we are publishing some of the articles from our magazine that covered different parts of Canada’s history. Stephen Harper’s claim in 2009, that Canada has “no history of colonialism” shows either he is ignorant or a liar. Canada, founded in 1867, is and was a colonial and […]

Posted in: Aboriginal, Canada
150 Years of Canadian State: Immigration: Exploitation and Exclusion

150 Years of Canadian State: Immigration: Exploitation and Exclusion

To mark 150 years of the Canadian state, we are publishing some of the articles from our magazine that covered different parts of Canada’s history. Almost all Canadians are immigrants or descendants of immigrants. The history of Canada, since the start of European colonization, is of waves of immigrants. Most were fleeing hunger, poverty, dispossession […]

Posted in: Canada, Racism
150 Years of Canadian State: Workers Built Canada

150 Years of Canadian State: Workers Built Canada

 To mark 150 years of the Canadian state, we are publishing some of the articles from our magazine that covered different parts of Canada’s history. Working people built Canada – physically and politically. For most of Canada’s history, life for workers was hard and wages were low. The government regularly crushed strikes and killed workers. […]

Ireland: A Rotten State Exposed

Ireland: A Rotten State Exposed

Jobstown, Operation Mizen, Maurice McCabe… The trial of seven adult defendants on charges of false imprisonment for participating in a peaceful, sit-down protest against former Tánaiste (Deputy Prime Minister) and Labour Party leader, Joan Burton, in November 2014 began at the end of April. Solidarity TD (Irish MP) and Socialist Party (CWI in Ireland) member […]

Posted in: International, Ireland