Archive for January, 2018

Sudan: Free Mohamed Satti and all political prisoners!
By January 24, 2018 Read More →

Sudan: Free Mohamed Satti and all political prisoners!

CWI supporter Mohamed Diaeldin Mohamed Satti, 21, known as “Hamudi”, is among the protesters who have been arrested by the Sudanese State last week, as part of the brutal response of Al Bashir’s regime to the ensuing wave of protests against skyrocketing prices and austerity. Hamudi’s arrest took place last Wednesday afternoon, as he participated in […]

Posted in: International, Sudan
Pakistan: Stop the attack against Socialist Movement Sind (SMS) and activists in Sind

Pakistan: Stop the attack against Socialist Movement Sind (SMS) and activists in Sind

Socialist Movement Sind (SMS) has come under attack recently by organised gangs. SMS member, Shabana Marri, was physically and sexually assaulted on her way to the office. The local police and authorities initially refusing to take action, have now launched false accusations against those complaints. Hameed Channah, Shaho Laghani, Mashook, Jamal from Socialist Movement Sind, […]

Posted in: International, Pakistan
Socialist Alternative #8 – Published
By January 24, 2018 Read More →

Socialist Alternative #8 – Published

Issue #8 of Socialist Alternative has been published. Includes articles on the housing crisis, stopping the Kinder Morgan pipeline, the fight for $15, women fight back, Canada today, news from around the world and more. If you would like to order copy(ies) contact: contact@socialistalternative.ca A pdf is available here.

Let’s Talk about Bell
By January 23, 2018 Read More →

Let’s Talk about Bell

And let’s talk about how it’s making mental health worse. For several years now, Canada’s biggest telecom company has pushed January 31st as a national day of discussion about a topic that very much requires it. On bus shelters, TV commercials, and sponsored social media posts, you’ll see how a major corporate citizen is shining […]

Posted in: Canada, Health, Work
Review of “Adults In The Room: My Battle With Europe’s Deep Establishment”

Review of “Adults In The Room: My Battle With Europe’s Deep Establishment”

Adults In The Room, by Yanis Varoufakis, is a must-read for those who aspire to building a left that can achieve governmental power and transform society. That is not because Yanis Varoufakis has the answers about how to achieve that, but because his experience as Finance Minister brutally demonstrates how capitalism will operate to try to […]

Tunisia: Explosion of protests against government financial measures

Tunisia: Explosion of protests against government financial measures

The explosion of protests that broke out this week against the new Finances Law (budget law) 2018, a battery of measures against the working and middle classes, has again put into perspectives the liberal commentators’ fairy tale about Tunisia’s “successful democratic transition”. In reality, the country remains an open battleground between the forces of revolution […]

Posted in: International, Tunisia
Timmies heats up Fight for 15

Timmies heats up Fight for 15

 Tim Hortons’ attack on low paid workers has ignited protests across Canada. On Friday, January 19, over 50 rallies took place from coast to coast. There is a powerful public backlash against actions of some Timmies franchise holders who have cut paid break times and made their employees pay more for their benefits as they […]

The revolutionary Rosa Luxemburg

The revolutionary Rosa Luxemburg

On 15 January 1919, Rosa Luxemburg and Karl Liebknecht, the finest brains of the German working class and its most heroic figures, were brutally murdered by the bloodthirsty, defeated German military, backed to the hilt by the cowardly social-democratic leaders Noske and Scheidemann. On this 99th anniversary, we look at Luxemburg’s inspirational, revolutionary legacy. Their […]

Abortion rights, fighting for liberation and socialism

Abortion rights, fighting for liberation and socialism

The debate on abortion rights has moved on dramatically over the last five years. Just look at the discussions taking place even in as conservative an environment as the Oireachtas Committee on the 8th Amendment, dominated as it is by the anti-choice and right wing parties of the capitalist establishment. Witness after expert witness has […]

Posted in: International, Ireland, Women
Sudan: Protests erupt against government austerity policies

Sudan: Protests erupt against government austerity policies

Yesterday January 8, 2018, protests broke out in various cities across Sudan, including the capital Khartoum and the southern cities of Nyala, Geneina and al-Damazin, as well as in West Darfour. The immediate trigger was the doubling of the price of bread after the government’s removal of subsidies in its 2018 budget, adopted late last […]

Posted in: International, Sudan