August 2020 A Socialist In Canada website aims to explain and promote the ideas of socialism and Marxism, challenging the violence and chaos of today’s world of globalized capitalism. Human civilization faces three dire, intertwined threats to its existence by the capitalist and imperialist world order: global warming, rising imperialist militarism and war, and growing social and national inequities. The international working class suffered a century of setbacks and defeats during and following World War One (albeit intertwined with significant social, economic and political improvements). This has combined with working class acquiescence to the features of globalized capitalism (home ownership, stock market investment, well paying pensions). As a consequence, humanity is quickly running out of time to reverse the sharp decline in social and ecological conditions in the world. The working classes of the world urgently need to wrest political and economic power out of the hands of the capitalist classes and set a new, revolutionary and progressive course for human development.
A Socialist In Canada began publication in 2011 under the editorship of Roger Annis. Since its inception, it has published a diversity of progressive views, from liberalism to Marxism. Since 2017, the website consists of:
* Original articles and essays by its editor, Roger Annis. The frequency of these published items has declined since 2019 due to a lack of support and re-publication by broader left-wing publications.
* Articles and essays of particular note by other left-wing writers, usually first appearing in a different publication.
* Three news headline pages–World News; Canada newsroll; and Ecology newsroll. These are compiled by the website editor and often include his supplementary information and comment.
* Three additional information pages–Feature essays (a selection of noteworthy essays by Roger Annis); Books and essays (by other writers); and Links (recommended publications).
You can reach A Socialist In Canada by emailing to: [email protected]. Your thoughts, comments and questions are always welcome, as are offers of financial as well as editorial assistance.