L’histoire et la pratique de Socialist Action/Ligue pour l’Action Socialiste Canada

par Barry Weisleder | Secrétaire fédéral de l'Action socialiste SA/LAS Canada a 26 ans. Mais SA/LAS n'est pas apparue soudainement. Elle n'a pas surgi de la tête de Zeus. Elle a émergé organiquement à partir de conditions concrètes. Pour comprendre…

Malheurs du Milieu de l’été : Climat, Guerre et Itinérance

Par Barry Weisleder, secrétaire fédéral Socialist Action Canada/Ligue pour l'Action socialiste Ce jour-là, le 26 juillet 2023, des millions de personnes ont célébré la Journée de la rébellion à Cuba. Il y a soixante-dix ans, Fidel Castro a dirigé l'expédition…

Olivia Chow, a vote for mediocrity, evasion and capitalist rule

by Barry Weisleder | Socialist Action Canada Among the 102 candidates in the June 26 Toronto mayor by-election, former city councilor and MP Olivia Chow is certainly not the worst.  Among the establishment contenders, she appears slightly to the left…

The Potential Power of Mass Action for Gig Workers

The gig economy presents a significant opportunity for capitalists to counteract the decline in the rate of profit. In response to the profitability decline since 1997, which was exacerbated by the COVID pandemic, capitalists aim to increase the intensity of work and tighten labour discipline to extract more surplus value from workers. Gig work capitalists take advantage of workers' job precariousness, and they enjoy the absence of unions, which enables them to heighten this trend. The clear solution to this exploitative relationship is public ownership of the platform, which after all is a means of production similar to the machinery in a car factory. To achieve this goal, it is necessary to develop a political strategy and a set of tactics with transitional demands that will unite gig workers themselves, unite them with other workers, and together resist the capitalist offensive.

Mass French strikes and mobilizations challenge Macron’s pension reform

By Jeff Mackler Friday, March 31, 2023 What the corporate media ban from their coverage of the unfolding and ever massive French protests against President Emmanuel Macron’s decision to add two years to the French retirement age, from 62 to…

Police Murder in Memphis

On Friday, January 27, Memphis, Tennessee city officials released over an hour of video showing the murder of Tyre Nichols, a black resident beaten to death by police. Recorded earlier by three body cameras and one stationary surveillance camera, the videos were made available to family members, lawyers, and various public officials, who universally described the contents as disturbing and inhumane.

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Ford’s Healthcare Privatization — A Slippery Highway to Hell

Well folks, he’s done it again. Ontario Premier Doug Ford retrieved the major tool in his toolbox: privatization. This time, Ford brandishes privatization to hammer on the nail that is the province’s healthcare system. As reported by the CBC last week, “Ford and Health Minister Sylvia Jones are planning to make an announcement next week on expanding the number and range of surgeries performed in independent health facilities outside of hospitals.” Independent health facilities are generally for-profit clinics operated by the private owners.

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Socialist Digest –  January 2023

Canada’s 100 highest-paid corporate executives made an average of $14.3 million in 2021, exceeding the previous record of $11.8 million set three years earlier.  By January 3, the average CEO on that list made $58,800, the amount an average Canadian worker earns in an entire year, according to the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives.

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Socialist Action Digest, December 2022

On the domestic political landscape, the biggest development in the Fall was the two-day walkout by CUPE-Ontario education workers. They boldly defied a law pre-emptively banning strike action. CUPE and allies, including the Ontario Public Service Employees' Union, forced the Thug Ford Conservative government to rescind Bill 28 and its use of the notwithstanding clause to violate the Charter of Rights.