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The Red Review Episode 5 — September 2021 in Review and Election Recap

In this September 2021 edition of The Red Review, brought to you by Socialist Action, we magnify demands that weren’t on offer during the 2021 federal election. 

Featuring (vote) Palestine, defunding the RCMP and police, encampment evictions, the fight for abortion rights, the collapse of the Green Party, Western University students walk out of class, Albertain Superstore employees vote for strike mandate, and the release of Meng Wanzhou. 

WEBCAST: Choice is Under Attack! Women Resist from Texas to Toronto to New Brunswick

This upcoming Thursday, Oct. 7 at 7 p.m. EDT, you are invited to watch our next live webcast entitled, "Choice is Under Attack!  Women Resist from Texas to Toronto to New Brunswick," with speakers Lisa Luinenberg, Socialist Action – USA, Rubina…

Dans le sillage pandémique, la renaissance des mobilisations climatiques

Cent mille étudiant-e-s en grève, de 15 à 20 mille qui manifestent au Québec Selon la Coalition étudiante pour un virage environnemental et social (CEVES), organisatrice des manifestations climatiques du 24 septembre avec la collaboration du collectif innu Mashk Assi, de…

In the Wake of the Pandemic: The Rebirth of Climate Mobilizations

More than 110,000 students in Quebec went on strike September 24, according to the Coalition étudiante pour un virage environnemental et social (CEVES – Student coalition for environmental and social transition), the Quebec organizer of the demonstrations together with the Innu collective Mashk Assi, Solidarité sans frontières and Pour le futur Montréal. They marched in about a dozen cities, including Montréal, Québec, Sherbrooke, Gatineau (Ottawa), Alma, Rimouski, Granby, La Pocatière and Joliette – 10 to 15 thousand in Montréal, two to three thousand in Québec and hundreds elsewhere. As might be expected, some politicians attended, their presence and mollifying comments featured in the mass media. But a relatively large contingent from Québec solidaire contrasted with the minimal trade-union and popular presence, represented by only a few banners.

Climate Crisis march in Toronto:  Eco Socialism or Extinction!

On September 24, 2021 over a thousand environmental activists took to the streets of Toronto as part of a worldwide climate strike. The event, organized by Fridays for Future, shouted "Save Our Planet" loud and clear.  The protesters, including students, workers, women and children, walked together to end violence against the nature, the planet and humanity.  Students carried signs and banners: "We Need a Revolution", "Stop the Lies, Stop Funding Crisis, No Planet B".  A large black banner "Code Red" led the march. Environmentalists are furious due to inaction by capitalist politicians.  Burning of fossil fuel is the primary cause of global warming today. While most climate deniers changed their position from denial to acceptance, the problem remains unsolved. Most Canadian provinces are in the process of banning straws and polythene bags -- too late to make a tangible difference.