Across the country, on November 19, people took to the streets to express solidarity with Wet'suwet'en Land Defenders, over a dozen of whom were arrested by RCMP outfitted in combat gear. In Toronto, Socialist Action joined hundreds in a march down University Avenue and along Front Street that led to the headquarters of the Royal Bank of Canada. Speeches, ceremonial songs and dance brought Indigenous cultures, likely for the first time, to the lobby of the giant bank that is heavily invested in the extraction and transmission of fossil fuels.
n this bonus episode of The Red Review, brought to you by Socialist Action, Emily and Daniel interview Mackenzie Thomason, bus driver, CUPE 1253 member, and recently acclaimed leader of the New Brunswick NDP. Mackenzie talks picket line vibes, community support, demands of striking workers, taking on the Irving empire, government ban on land acknowledgements, and a surging New Brunswick NDP that puts people first, not profit!
Hundreds of climate justice advocates rallied at Toronto's Queen's Park on Saturday, November 6. They gathered in solidarity with tens of thousands who paraded through the streets of Glasgow, the Scottish city hosting the UN climate summit. Around the world, people took action to demand that governments act meaningfully to reduce the use of climate-warming fossil fuels that damage the planet. Socialist Action's banner "Eco-socialism or Extinction", beside the SA canopy and literature display in Toronto, was a busy hub as dozens of people stopped to take photos, buy booklets and buttons, and sign up for more information.
When Saint John resident Josh Floyd started a petition on Change.org demanding the resignation of New Brunswick’s premier, he had no idea that the signatures would grow as quickly as they have. Within days the count reached 10,000 and at the time of this writing it is still growing.