Archive for May, 2017

BC’s Cliff-hanger Election

BC’s Cliff-hanger Election

After the British Columbia (BC) provincial election, no one yet knows who won or who will form the next government. At present, the out-going Liberals have 43 seats, one short of a majority, while the opposition New Democrats (NDP) have 41 and the Greens have three seats. In one seat, the NDP has a majority […]

Posted in: British Columbia, Canada, NDP
Greece: New austerity measures imposed on working class

Greece: New austerity measures imposed on working class

Editorial comment from the current edition ‘Xekinima’ (fortnightly journal of the Greek section of the CWI, ‘Xekinima – Internationalist Socialist Organisation) When New Democracy (Greece’s traditional right-wing party) and PASOK (the so-called “socialists”) were applying austerity policies, arguing that these were the way to a new period of prosperity, the mass of working class people […]

Posted in: Greece, International
Socialist Alternative #6 – Published

Socialist Alternative #6 – Published

Issue #6 of Socialist Alternative has been published. There is extensive coverage of 150 years of the Canadian State. If you would like to order copy(ies) contact: contact@socialistalternative.ca A pdf is available here.

Brazil: General strike demonstrates working class strength against President Temer’s ‘reforms’

Brazil: General strike demonstrates working class strength against President Temer’s ‘reforms’

On 28 April, the Brazilian working class gave a clear sign of its strength and ability to mobilise. A 24-hour general strike was called, as a unified action by all the trade union centres of the country, against the pension and labour reforms of the illegitimate government of President Michel Temer [Temer took office on […]

Posted in: Brazil, International