Triumph of the United Front over Indigenous Genocide Denial and the Far-Right

December 18 was supposed to be a day for the Toronto far-right. Featuring demagogues Maxime Bernier and Randy Hillier, a conservative students' club organized a "freedom" rally on the X University campus (formerly Ryerson U) to protest public health measures designed to fight Covid-19 and to deny the reality of Indigenous genocide.

Instead, that blustery Saturday afternoon in downtown Toronto belonged to a United Front comprised of revolutionary socialist organizations, local labour unions, anti-hate groups, and more. 

Stop Funding Genocide, Save Lives in Tigray

On November 5, 2021 at 5 p m , members of Tigray community in Toronto rallied outside the office of Finance Minister and Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland at 344 Bloor St. W., to demand an end to the funding of the genocide in Ethiopia.  In Ottawa a two-day rally drew thousands who demanded that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau take action to stop the assault on millions in Africa.  Members of Socialist Action joined these protests in an effort to raise awareness and bring justice to the people of Tigray. 

SA at the Climate Justice Rally November 6 in Toronto

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.