by Sid Ryan
Thanks to decades of right wing anti-Cuba propaganda, some politicians on the left run for cover when asked for an opinion on the legacy of Fidel Castro, who passed away on November 25.
The latest shameful example comes courtesy of interim New Democratic Party Leader Tom Mulcair, who tweeted the following: “Upon the passing of Fidel Castro let us think of the lives impacted by his actions and be hopeful for the future of the Cuban people”.
Is it any wonder that Justin Trudeau ate the NDP’s lunch during the 2015 federal election, and continues to dine at the party’s dessert table? Continue reading Mulcair’s cowardly remarks on heroic Fidel Castro
by Barry Weisleder
Conditions are ripe for a socialist leader of the labour-based New Democratic Party of Canada. Officially, the contest began in July to replace federal leader Tom Mulcair. Mulcair lost a confidence vote of delegates at the NDP convention in April 2016 following his “no deficit” economic austerity campaign that cost the party one million votes and 60 per cent of its federal seats in October 2015. So far, no candidates have registered to run for Leader. The vote by members is set to occur in October 2017. Continue reading Canada’s Jeremy Corbyn: Sid Ryan
Guest speaker, Michael Chessum from London, England opened the NDP Socialist Caucus / NDP Momentum Conference on 10 December 2016.
Michael’s presentation was on Jeremy Corbyn and the New Politics of the British Labour Party.
Michael is a member of the Momentum Steering Committee and has been a socialist activist in and around the Labour Party for a number of years. He was previously an organiser in the student and anti-austerity movements of 2010 and thereafter. He currently works as the national organiser for Another Europe is Possible, which was the radical Remain campaign in the EU referendum, and writes for the New Statesman, Guardian and other publications.
Michael’s presentation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YxfnwywJHCY
The Q&A session: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bcMYezlXFxg
by John Orrett
Alongside burgeoning global trade is the concentration of power in giant Trans National Corporations (TNCs) able to move production to places where labour costs are the lowest. En route, those firms bully, threaten and reduce the wages and benefits of their workers.
Continue reading Trans Pacific Partnership – Charter of Rights for Big Business
On federal election night, Monday, October 19, from 9 p.m. to 12 midnight, join SA members, friends and supporters to watch the vote results on large TV screens while enjoying refreshments at:
The Duke of York pub (lower level), 39 Prince Arthur Avenue, just a few steps from the entrance to the St. George Subway Station on Bedford Avenue, one block north of OISE U of Toronto.
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