L'élection fédérale ne devrait pas porter sur la popularité personnelle de Trudeau,O'Toole, Singh et Paul ; elle devrait se concentrer sur la calamité à laquelle font faceles travailleurs, et sur la cause première de cette calamité : le système capitaliste. Lecapitalisme…
Members of Greater Toronto for Boycott Divestment and Sanctions picketed a public appearance by Liberal Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland at a Toronto mid-town hotel on September 9 to protest her government's complicity with Israeli Apartheid. Inside the plush Yorkville establishment, Freeland spoke to a $1,600 a plate Liberal Party fundraising dinner. Outside, protesters chanted "From the river to the sea, Palestine will be free" and distributed GT4BDS flyers to passersby urging an end to trade and investment in businesses that profit from the illegal occupation of the West Bank and the brutal siege of Gaza. Many thanks to Nety M. for the photos posted below. Please post and share this message.
On September 6, over one hundred people rallied to mark Labour Day in Toronto at Christie Pits Park. Chair of the event, Elizabeth Byce, welcomed them with these words: "The real Workers’ Day, International Workers’ Day is on May First, but we intend to seize this occasion to advance a Workers’ Agenda. Labour makes the country run. Labour should run the country. In the midst of the current federal election campaign, we urge a critical vote for the only mass labour party in North America, the New Democratic Party. At the same time we strive for a Workers’ Government to expropriate Capital and establish a cooperative commonwealth, in harmony with nature."
Statues are not history. They are communications devices for ideologies. True for this animal-who is one of the most common in the states of the old Confederacy-not despite the fact he started the KKK, but because of it.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s appointment of Inuk leader Mary Simon as Canada’s 30th Governor General, the first Indigenous person to hold the office, says much about Trudeau and present times.
The PM has always been more about style than substance. From his claim to being a ‘feminist’, while ditching national childcare and proportional representation, to his distant goal of carbon gas emissions reduction as he invests billions in oil and gas pipelines in the here and now, Trudeau tries to camouflage his commitment to the profit system with ‘positive’ symbolism.
At the centre of the diplomatic, trade and public relations offensive by the western powers against China is the alleged maltreatment of the Uyghur minority in the western-most Chinese province of Xinjiang. Xinjiang covers 18% of China’s land mass but has a population of only 27 million out of the 1.5 billion in China as a whole. 48% of Xinjiang’s population are Uyghurs down from 80% in 1949. Han Chinese constitutes another 40% after several decades of steady migration. The remainder are other Muslim minorities, Mongols, Kazakhs, Kyrgyz and Tajiks.
Thursday, July 1, 7 p.m. Eastern Time – “Anti-Canada Day”, with Yves Engler of the Canadian Foreign Policy Institute, Mercedes Courtoreille of Red Braid Alliance, and Gary Porter, Socialist Action B.C. organizer. Host: Elizabeth Byce. Link: https://youtu.be/E_VgkZHpJvw
Tuesday, June 22, 8 p.m. Eastern Time - "China and the Uighur Question", with presenter Robbie Mahood. Discussion to follow. Montreal SA/LAS business meeting at 9 p.m. Link: https://zoom.us/j/2190663925?pwd=ZkhrRndLRnd2eVFjci9FMllvV3c5QT09
Close to two hundred people, including many Palestinian youths from Mississauga, rallied in front of Canadian Broadcasting Corporation headquarters in downtown Toronto on June 9 to protest CBC bias in its reporting on the situation in the West Bank, Jerusalem, Gaza and inside Israel's official borders.
Socialist Action stands in solidarity with Indigenous Peoples who are grieving and re-traumatized due to the discovery of an undocumented grave at the site of the Kamloops Indian Residential School (IRS) on the territory of the Tk'emlúps te Secwépemc First Nation. Buried there are the bodies of 215 children and youth killed at this IRS during its operation. And it is only the tip of the iceberg. We demand immediate implementation of all recommendations of the 2015 report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, in particular the six specific Calls to Action (71-76) under the heading “Missing Children and Burial Information.”