• VSF Statement of Purpose

    Vancouver Socialist ForumPublishes Statement of Purpose Vancouver Socialist Forum was formed in 2007 by political activists from a variety of political backgrounds, to organize educational events on social justice issues and socialist theory and practice. VSF adopted the following statement of purpose on May 29, 2009. Statement of Purpose,Vancouver Socialist Forum Vancouver Socialist Forum was founded … Keep reading »

  • Protests in Iran: Not Just About Stolen Votes

    Since the June 12 elections declaring incumbent President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad the winner, large scale violence not seen for a decade has erupted in cities throughout Iran. Running against former Prime Minister and opposition candidate Mir Hussein Musavi, news of Ahmadinejad’s election victory from the Interior Ministry came less than an hour of the closing of … Keep reading »

  • Economic Crisis and Food Sovereignty

    Toronto, June 5, 2009. Around the world, hunger is growing, while millions of working farmers face ruin. Even in Canada, unsound and dangerous corporate practices menace our food supply. The worldwide movement for food sovereignty aims to ensure peoples’ capacity to shape their own food production systems, free from control by agribusiness giants. This is … Watch video »

  • Against All Odds: Revolution in Nepal Moving Forward

    Right now, communists are on the verge of what could potentially be the first successful revolution in over a generation. They’re internationalists, who boldly proclaim that either we all get to communism, or none of us do. Yet, there has been a lack of discussion and popularization of this movement, not to mention a frustrating … Keep reading »

  • For Free Expression on Palestine

    On April 15, 2009, a number of organizations launched a campaign in Toronto to demand the right to free expression on the Israel/Palestine conflict with an event on the University of Toronto (U of T) campus. Some 100-150 people attended. Speakers addressed several recent cases of suppression of free expression on the issue of Israel/Palestine. … Keep reading »

  • United Europe Represses the Right to Protest Against NATO

    On April 4th the leaders of the NATO member countries met on the French-German border in Strasbourg France for the 60th anniversary of NATO. At this meeting the U.S. was to propose an escalation of the war in Afghanistan and ask for greater troop commitment from NATO countries. A major demonstration was organized to oppose … Keep reading »

  • Another Left is Possible

    The New Anti-Capitalist Party It would be wrong to see last Thursday’s massively successful protest actions in France as distant and exotic, of no particular relevance to us here in Canada. With the economic meltdown heralding a new political era, and with most of the country’s Left and social movements still stunned and disoriented following their … Keep reading »

  • Neoliberalism and the State

    John Shields and Bryan Evans, professors of politics and public administration at Ryerson University, discuss neoliberalism and the State in Canada and the USA. Watch video »

  • Harvest of Injustice: The Oppression of Migrant Workers on Canadian Farms

    Some say that nothing happens by chance. At the very least, it was a fortunate accident that my first job, when I arrived in Canada from Bolivia three years ago, was in a tomato greenhouse in South Delta, British Columbia – one of the first in the province to request migrant farm workers from Mexico … Keep reading »

  • Countering Palestine Solidarity Work in Canada

    “Words wreak havoc when they find a name for what had up to then been lived namelessly” – Jean Paul Sartre Over the past several months of 2008, Israel advocacy organizations have entered a period of ongoing mobilization in an effort to decisively counter what they see as the growing influence and impact of the … Keep reading »

  • China and the World Market: Thirty Years of the ‘Reform’ Policy

    It is now thirty years since the People’s Republic of China announced its market reform policy at the Third Plenum of the 11th Central Committee of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) in December 1978, under the then new leadership of Deng Xiaoping. The policy followed the death of Mao Zedong in 1976 and the purging … Keep reading »

  • A New European Socialist Movement?

    The emergence of the Left Party (Linkspartei) in Germany is the most significant development of a new political party to the left of social democracy in decades in Europe. The formation of the Left Party coincided with the anti-G8 mobilization in Germany a year ago. It was followed by a startling rise in the opinion … Watch video »