New Socialist Webzine

Costa Rica Shuffles to the Left

By Elena Zeledon

The results of the second round of the presidential elections, won by Luis Guillermo Solis of the Citizens Action Party (PAC) with an astounding 77% of the popular vote compared to the 22% garnered by the pre-election favourite Johnny Araya of the National Liberation Party (PLN), represent the end of an entire historical period for this small but strategically important Central American nation.

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A Major Blow to the Right to Strike in Nova Scotia

By David Bush

In the dead of night on March 31 the Liberal government of Nova Scotia skulked into the provincial legislature and introduced essential service legislation, Bill 37, that stripped nearly 40 000 workers of their right to strike.

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Three Years of Revolt in Syria

By Joseph Daher

"Three years of hunger and suffering, but three years of pride and dignity." Photo courtesy Joseph Daher.

The recent death of Canadian photo journalist and New Socialist Editorial Associate Ali Mustafa in a Syrian military bomb blast was a grim reminder of the brutal war that's ongoing in Syria. Joseph Daher wrote a series of six articles in 2012 that analysed the Syrian rebellion. These articles can be found here. In this article Joseph Daher analyses the many forces of reaction within Syria, and celebrates three years of courageous struggle for democracy and social change.

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Hassan Husseini's CLC Challenge

By Cindy McCallum Miller

This year's Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) convention might be worth attending after all. With a presidential challenge in the air, labour leaders will have to trade in their silk shirts for a pair of overalls to show they still are connected to the working class in order to seek the support of delegates. But it will take more than a fashion change to rebuild the dormant and disillusioned labour movement. That is what activists hope challenger Hassan Husseini will bring to the House of Labour.

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Crimea: a Divisive, Dangerous Assault

By Gabriel Levy

The Russian military action in Crimea is dividing working people, socialists in Ukraine are warning. The threat of war will exacerbate Ukraine’s economic crisis – which is already driving the new neo-liberal government in Kyiv to attack living standards.

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