Socialist Action / Ligue pour l’Action socialiste is an organization of revolutionary socialists across the Canadian state, active in the labour movement, social justice, international solidarity, feminist and environmental campaigns. SA/LAS supporters work to build the NDP Socialist Caucus, support for indigenous peoples’ struggles, as well as anti-war, anti-poverty and human rights movements. SA/LAS strives to build a Revolutionary Workers’ International. To that end, and to foster international workers’ solidarity, SA/LAS seeks to collaborate with revolutionary socialists and their organizations around the world.
A new season of Socialist Action webcasts begins with our discussion on ‘Capitalism and the Environment – on the Eve of COP 27’ with Jeff Sparrow, Yvonne Hanson, and Victor Morgan. Climate catastrophe is not a theory. It is here and now. How did this happen, and what should be done about it?
Please join our live webcast on Thursday, September 22nd at 7 PM ET, or watch the recorded presentation anytime on the Socialist Action YouTube Channel.
Pierre Poilevre, the hard right-wing career politician, captured the federal Conservative Party leadership with 70.7% of the votes cast on September 10, 2022. This result reveals that a significant faction of the Canadian ruling class wants to pursue an aggressive austerity agenda, albeit under the populist guise of cutting taxes, while fanning the flames of bigotry and promoting conspiracy theories.
On September 18, 2022, rallies and marches took place across the Canadian state to demand “Status for All!”, for migrant workers’ rights and to end the super-exploitation of undocumented workers from abroad.
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We organize rallies, demonstrations, film screenings, book launches, parties, concerts… We never stop.
The Red Review, brought to you by Socialist Action, covers the monthly happenings in Canada from a socialist perspective.
Corey David commits to running as a Socialist Action candidate that looks to create a better life for workers, the poor, and the oppressed.
Socialist Action webcasts feature activists and experts. They stimulate vivid debates on important political, social, and economic issues.
The Socialist Action webcast series returns for a brand new season, featuring a number of great panel guests discussing a number of pressing topics.
This season, Socialist Action will be joined by members from across Canada and around the globe, as we discuss important political, social, and economic issues.
Last Monday, Socialist Action took part in the 150th Labour Day Parade. Organized by the Toronto and York Region Labour Council.
Socialist Action was joined by members of the Municipal Socialist Alliance and over 20,000 union members from both the public and private sectors. Comrades and allies marched from Queen and University to the entrance of the CNE. Chanting, singing, waving flags and banners, and even posing for pictures along the way.
Socialist Action Canada joined with Socialist Action USA and many others to participate in this protest on September 9th in Manhattan, New York. The action included the reading aloud of the names of hundreds of victims of police murder.
Nearly 200 members of OPSEU Local 546 are on strike against the Technical Standards and Safety Authority in Ontario. These front line workers inspect elevators, ski lifts, food trucks and amusement park rides. They check fuel-burning equipment, boilers and pressure vessels, as well as gas stations, propane dispensing stations and nuclear power plants. They are on strike because the TSSA, an agency that works at arms length from the provincial government, has been trying to make do with fewer safety inspectors, less regular inspections and less accountability. The workers need and deserve a wage catch-up.
Danny Drew is a non-binary activist running to be mayor of Guelph. Born and raised in Oshawa, they moved to attend the University of Guelph in 2009, graduating with a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering. Danny worked in a wide range of jobs, always encouraging co-workers to exercise their rights and push for unionization. Currently seeking to win rights for thousands of workers via reclassification, they’ve supported many striking workers on picket lines.
Whether a couple is planning to settle down or a family is seeking a place to raise kids in the province, they are sure to feel the heat in the Canadian housing market. The question: ‘How did we get here?’ often leads to inconclusive answers and simply pointing a finger at the easiest target. The predatory nature of housing market big players means they have no interest in addressing the needs of the people. For them, housing is a commodity designed to make shareholders happy. Actually, the housing market is doing very well to meet its mandates – funneling wealth upwards.