Author Archives: Socialist Party

Climate change: The costs of electric vehicles

By Davis Hay, Socialist Alternative — ISA in Canada Electric vehicles (EV) are hot news. Sales worldwide soared in 2020, increasing by 43 percent over the previous year. Automakers and governments are embracing new EV markets and pushing them as one of the most important solutions to climate change. Governments around the world are announcing support for the shift to ...

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Pride 2021: How will LGBTQ liberation be won?

By Marie O’Toole, Socialist Alternative (our sister organisation in the United States) As we honor Pride month this year, transgender people across the country are under attack by a record-breaking wave of anti-trans bills in state legislatures, primarily targeting trans youth. The number of bills overshadows the amount of discriminatory legislation brought forward even at the height of the 2016 ...

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Nothing to lose but our chains: Join the international socialist alternative!

Housing crisis, precarious work, climate catastrophe…Feeling like you’ve no future? IT’S NOT YOU, IT’S CAPITALISM! We live in a world of crisis and inequality because capitalism puts profit before all else, no matter the consequences. For example, Big Pharma’s patents on Covid vaccines (protecting intellectual property rights) means hundreds of thousands will needlessly die in the poorest countries. During the ...

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Myanmar: Lessons from the struggle as it enters new phase

By Rob Jones A graphic example of the current situation in Myanmar was given the other day, when while speaking to one of our correspondents, a bomb exploded in the background. Now nearly four months after the military announced their take-over on 1 February, the country has never been closer to what some commentators call ‘a failed state’. Despite the ...

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Can capitalism solve a plague? Global vaccine inequality spells disaster

By Grace Fors The U.S. is approaching “back to normal.” Millions are vaccinated, the CDC nixed its mask guidelines, and states everywhere are eagerly lifting restrictions in time for summer.  But globally, COVID-19 is exploding. Entire regions are wracked with new outbreaks. The disaster in India has spread throughout South Asia, and Brazil’s COVID crisis is mirrored in Argentina, Paraguay, and Colombia ...

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Review: Your Power by Billy Eilish

By Ciara Gannon Nineteen year-old Billie Eilish has been one of the most talked-about names in music over the last few weeks following both her British Vogue cover and the release of her latest single ‘Your Power’. Billie debuted a new look and a deeply personal single that addressed the uneven power dynamic in a previous abusive relationship. In her ...

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The legacy of the Debenhams workers’ struggle

By Michael O’Brien It can take the passage of time, years in fact, to have a sense of a particular strike’s place in history. Among trade unionists, socialists, activists, and sometimes the wider working class, disputes such as the six-month-long strike of An Post workers in 1979, the Clondalkin Paper Mill occupation in 1983, and the Dunnes Stores Anti-Apartheid Strike ...

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