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Socialist Action – British Columbia says No War on Iran!

Members and supporters of Socialist Action – B.C. attended two anti-war rallies in Vancouver, British Columbia.

No War with Iran! Drop the Sanctions!
The unilateral abandonment by Trump of the multilateral nuclear deal with Iran,the re-imposition of brutal sanctions on Iran and any country that bought oil from Iran, sanctions that include medicine, food and other life supplies and are illegal under international law, these were not enough damage and destruction by US imperialism.
The United States, the most heavily armed, most vicious economic and military force on Earth, denounces any person or nation who does not bow to its will, as “terrorists”. The United States, meanwhile terrorizes the Earth for wealth, resources and power and refuses asylum to refugees from imperialist violence and capitalist climate change.
Iranian general Qasem Soleimani, the head of the elite Quds Force was murdered in Baghdad by a drone strike ordered by Trump. Solemani was a military general, not a terrorist. He is famous for never killingany American civilian. He has killed soldiers of the American aggressors, not in the United States, but as invaders and murderers in the Middle East. Killing Soleimani was a murder, a war crime, a provocation.
Iran which has not started a war in 200 years, then, accidentally shot down a passenger plane, afraid it had detected stealth F35 American war planes over Tehran. The plane was shot down in the wake of Trump’s provocation and was primarily his fault.
Trudeau pompously and hypocritically condemned Iran for its mistake and demanded Iran account for itself.
On July 3, 1988 Iranian flight 655, a regularly scheduled passenger flight from Tehran to Dubai, was shot down by USS Vincennes over the Persian Gulf killing 290 people. President George Bush, famously refused to apologize or take any remedial action. The entire ships crew were awarded medals shortly after.
All U.S., Canadian, EU and allied troops Out of the Middle East!
Canada Out of NATO!
End all investment and trade with Saudi Arabia and Israel!
Imperialist Hands Off Iran!
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Hands Off Iran!

Comrades of Socialist Action in Toronto attended anti war rally on January 25, 2020, part of the international day of action against war on Iran!

Speech which was planned to be presented by comrade Corey D.:

Normalized war, that is what we have with U.S. Forces scattered across the globe backing yes-strongmen and pointing their guns and no-strong men their is a fabricated history of just force that in reality devastates lives, homes and nations, but it is not just on the battlefields. We live in a society built around force and coersion.

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Solidarity with the Wet’suwet’en people against Coastal GasLink, the courts, cops, Trudeau and Horgan

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Socialist Action condemns the outright violation by Liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and BC’s NDP Premier John Horgan, of the United Nations’ Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) rules in dealing with the indigenous peoples on resource development projects on Indigenous lands in BC. Those rules establish:

1. Self determination for indigenous peoples, including the absolute right to say NO to capitalist resource projects.

2. The right to Indigenous traditional forms of governance.

3. Control over their own lands and resources.

4. Control over waterways, railways, highways and pipelines on indigenous lands.

5. Freedom from state coercion, violence or invasion.

6. Freedom from the removal by force or otherwise of indigenous children.

In spite of their declared support for UNDRIP, Trudeau and Horgan have violated, or threatened to violate every single one of those provisions. Their policies continue the historic policy of intimidation, force, economic deprivation and imprisonment, to rob the wealth of indigenous lands for wealthy white capitalists at the expense of indigenous men, women and children. It is a vicious and utterly dishonourable history and it must stop NOW.

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Imperialist Hands Off Iran!

Comrade Cory D. spoke for Socialist Action Canada to about 350 people at a rally held in Toronto on January 4 to protest the U.S. assassination, in Iraq, of Iran military commander Qasem Soleimani.  See the attached video and photos.
About ten members of SA, with red flags, were joined by members of several other leftist groups and representatives of unions and the NDP.  Beaches-East York NDP MPP Rima Berns-McGown also addressed the crowd.  A tiny counter-demo of Trump supporters failed to disrupt the anti-war protest as they were held off by rally marshals and police, across the street from the U.S. Consulate on University Avenue.
CP24, NOW magazine and other mainstream media interviewed Corey, Garv T. and others.
Organizers announced plans for a protest to be held on Saturday, January 11, from 12 to 2 p.m.  In the event of a full-scale war, people are urged to rally at the same location on that day, or the next day, at 5 p.m.
No War with Iran!  Drop the Sanctions!  All U.S., Canadian, EU and allied troops Out of the Middle East!  Canada Out of NATO!  End all investment and trade with Saudi Arabia and Israel!  Imperialist Hands Off Iran!
Here is the link to the video and below the Pix from facebook

BC NDP Ducks Climate Accountability

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by Gary Porter

Eight hundred delegates met in Victoria, November 23-24, to assess two years of NDP government in British Columbia and to consider policies to meet the needs of working people, the poor, the homeless and oppressed.

Affordability is a major public issue. The average family income in the province is $72,400.  For Canada the number is $71,800.  But the average house price in Vancouver is $1,095,000.  In Toronto it is $807,000.

The affordability crisis has aggravated homelessness and drug addiction, particularly in the warmer climes of Vancouver and Victoria, where Canada’s marginalized and victimized tend to end up. Inflation in BC is 2.4% compared to 1.4% across Canada.

The minimum wage will rise above the B.C. Federation of Labour target of $15 an hour by 2021, 4 years after the NDP won government.

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