Category Archives: Youth

Fight the Education Cuts in Peel

Four children with signs and yelling against Education Cuts

Mississauga Socialist Action

presents a public forum on

Fight the Education Cuts in Peel

Speakers:  Karen Ebanks, secondary school teacher, member of OECTA.

Daniel Tarade, U of Toronto PhD candidate in Science and member of Socialist Action.

Sabia Khan, community organizer, York U PhD student studying history of Ontario public schools.

Entertainment will feature:  Spoken word artist Socialist Hip Hop – Mohammad Ali.  (He will also speak on the panel as a community college student currently organizing against the cuts.)

Saturday, Sept. 7   6 p.m.

at Celebration Square, 300 City Centre Drive, in downtown Mississauga, about 40 minutes west of Toronto.

Everyone is welcome.  Admission is free, donations appreciated.  For more information call:  647-986-1917     Visit:  www.socialistaction.ca

Why we turned our backs on Trudeau

[From December 2016 Issue of Socialist Action Newspaper]

by Jessica Sikora, Erin Warman, OPSEU; Cory Weir, Unifor; David Anderson and Suleman Bashrat, UniteHere; Kim Abis, CUPE; Brianna Broderick, USW; Alexander Lambrecht, Northern Territories Federation of Labour

In the waning hours of Monday evening at the Canadian Labour Congress’s Young Worker Summit, a surprise guest was announced. The 400 young union activists who had gathered in Ottawa to address the issues facing their generation would be face-to-face with the most influential decision maker in the country: Justin Trudeau. Continue reading Why we turned our backs on Trudeau

Vote NO to OPS Concessionary Deal

By: Julius Arscott

President, OPSEU Local 532

Members of the Ontario Public Service (represented by the Ontario Public Service Employees’ Union) are being asked to ratify a three year (2015 – 2017) concessionary tentative agreement. While many of the major concessions sought by management, such as a 12 step wage grid and a 5% pay reduction at the bottom of the grid, were fought off, the deal the members are now asked to ratify is filled with concessions that would continue the downward spiral of wages. It reflects the ‘Net Zero’ stance of the Premier Kathleen Wynne Liberal Party regime. Continue reading Vote NO to OPS Concessionary Deal

The Common Front and the Fight Against Austerity in Quebec

by Robbie Mahood
Since it was elected with a majority in 2014, the Quebec Liberal government of Philippe Couillard, has embarked on an aggressive austerity drive aimed at liquidating the social gains remaining from the class and national insurgency of the 1960`s  and 70`s.  Slashing budgets, opening up contracts to raid the pension plans of municipal employees, imposing new or higher user fees for public services, increasing the workload of teachers and nurses, eliminating programmes to safeguard health and the environment or provide assistance for vulnerable citizens — the government has cut a wide swath, targeting even privileged groups such as doctors.

Queer Liberation through Socialist Revolution!

Warmest solidarity greetings from Socialist Action/Ligue pour l’Action socialiste for Pride Week 2015.  We celebrate the growth of queer liberation internationally.  The latest victory is the spectacular referendum win for same sex couples on May 22 in Ireland.  62.1% of the votes cast approved gay marriage, making Ireland the 20th country to do so, the first by popular vote.  It was a serious blow to the Catholic Church, which blocked divorce, abortion and helped to keep homosexual acts illegal – as recently as 22 years ago.

But let’s remember that there are vast areas of the world where things are actually getting worse, notably some African countries and now-capitalist Russia. Continue reading Queer Liberation through Socialist Revolution!