The Municipal Socialist Alliance (MSA) is a democratic, grassroots organization that includes union members, anti-poverty activists, tenant organizers, disability and housing justice advocates, socialists, and other progressive anti-capitalists fighting together for the following demands... The MSA, embodying the united front concept, launches its election campaign on Saturday, May 28 at 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time at a convention where members will democratically discuss and adopt Principles of Unity, a detailed platform and policies, and endorse candidates.
Expand Public Services. Defer or reduce Taxes and Fees for Small Businesses and Primary Residence Homeowners. Provide Free Wi-Fi for Low Income Neighbourhoods. Tax big business and banks!
The British Columbia New Democratic Party (BC NDP) Convention, held online December 11-12, met against a backdrop of capitalist catastrophes that are more frequent, more severe and cause greater waves of devastation in their wake. The convention of the labour-based party, originally scheduled for November 17-19, was postponed due to the torrential, record-breaking deluge that swept southern BC.
The downpours tore up roads, railway tracks, took out bridges, caused the collapse of buildings and mountainsides, overflowed dykes, flooded the best agricultural land in Canada, destroyed homes, killed tens of thousands of farm animals, and killed countless wild animals. The agricultural destruction is causing continued food shortages in BC.
A heat wave in June set a global record in which parts of BC were hotter than Death Valley.
On Saturday, October 16, from 2 to 4 p.m. Peel Socialist Action members hosted a street corner rally complete with literature display, canopy, sound system and distribution of the new SA municipal election 2022 leaflet. Peel and Toronto SA members greeted public transit commuters at Hurontario and Dundasstreets, site of the famous Four Corners, at the intersection of highways #5 and #10, in Mississauga (Cooksville). A number of folks stopped by, listened to spoken words and protest music, bought literature and buttons and signed up for more information. While the afternoon began with an intermittent drizzle and windy conditions, those soon gave way to glorious sunshine. Passing motorists honked in solidarity with the gathering.