Resistance of teachers and education workers in Nova Scotia; Defeat the vicious anti-social offensive which targets teachers, education workers and public education

Teachers rally in Yarmouth, December 6, 2016.

By MIRA KATZ

As a result of the resistance of teachers and education workers in Nova Scotia, joined by other working people and students, the Liberal government of Stephen McNeil has backed down on its threats to pass legislation to impose contracts on teachers who are beginning a work-to-rule campaign by withdrawing voluntary extra-curricular activities. The government has also been forced to back down on its threat to lock students out of school while debating this legislation. Continue reading

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Homage to Fidel


6:30pm, Thursday, December 1

BMO Community Room, Halifax Central Library
, 5440 Spring Garden Road, Halifax, NS

August 13, 1926 – November 25, 2016

August 13, 1926 – November 25, 2016

Speakers include:

Dr. Afua Cooper (Dalhousie’s JRJ Chair of Black Canadian Studies & author, The Hanging of Angelique: The Untold Story of Canadian Slavery and the Burning of Old Montreal);

Stephen Kimber (Professor of Journalism, University of King’s College & author, What Lies Across the Water: The Real Story of the Cuban Five);

Dr. John Kirk (Cuba specialist, Dalhousie University & author, Healthcare without Borders:Understanding Cuban Medical Internationalism );

Nels Larson (Chair, Nova Scotia Cuba Association);

Dr. Isaac Saney (Cuba specialist, Dalhousie University & National Spokesperson, Canadian Network on Cuba & author, Cuba: A Revolution In Motion).

The passing of Fidel Castro has been a time of deep sorrow and profound loss for progressive, anti-war and social justice forces across the world have felt. While the heart of Fidel may have ceased beating on the night of Friday, November 25, his legacy and work continue in the Cuban Revolution, a living example that a better world is possible.

Join with us to commemorate and celebrate the life of Fidel Castro Ruz.

Organized by: Nova Scotia Cuba Association (NSCUBA) and the Canadian Network on Cuba (CNC).

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Principles are worth more than life itself

– Fidel Castro, 1994 –

Speech given by President Fidel Castro Ruz, first secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Cuba, at the closing session of the World Solidarity with Cuba Conference, held in the Karl Marx Theatre, on November 25, 1994, Year 36 of the Revolution. Continue reading

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Statement of the Canadian Network on Cuba

 

Fidel in discussion with Five Cuban Heroes shortly after their return to Cuba, February 28, 2015.

It was with great sorrow and very heavy hearts that the Canada-Cuba solidarity and friendship movement received the news of the passing of Fidel Castro, the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution. The profound sadness that we all feel in Canada is shared by the progressive, anti-war and social justice forces across the world. Continue reading

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One hundred images of the Cuban Revolution – 1953-1996

Fidel and Raúl Castro and Che Guevara in photo which appears on cover of Cien Imagenes de la Revolucion Cubana

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¡Hasta la Victoria Siempre, Fidel!

August 13, 1926 – November 25, 2016

With deepest sorrow, the Communist Party of Canada (Marxist-Leninist) learned that on Friday, November 25, at 10:29 pm, Comrade Fidel Castro Ruz, leader of the ever victorious Cuban Revolution, passed away.

We send our profound condolences on this very sad occasion to Comrade Raul Castro and the entire Cuban leadership, to all the Cuban people and their Communist Party and to Comrade Fidel’s family.

Comrade Fidel will live in our hearts in death as he did in life, inspiring us to defy all impediments to human and social progress and to break new ground and reach new heights in all our endeavours. May the revolutionary spirit, fidelity to principle and the profound generosity which characterized Fidel’s every action imbue our thoughts on this very sad day.

¡Hasta la Victoria Siempre!

According to Fidel’s wishes, his body will be cremated on Saturday, November 26. Please join us in mourning Fidel’s passing. All CPC(M-L) meetings and activities are hereby suspended today as we join the Cuban people on this day of sorrow.

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US TV shows: Cultural expressions of civil war scenarios

nopolicestateOne new television show and the second season of another both start with potential civil war scenarios for the U.S. Both are on ABC, which is owned by Walt Disney. The shows are a reflection of the current reality of contending policing authorities in the U.S., like the military, CIA, FBI and Homeland Security, with contention between them and with the presidency. They also reflect the fact that existing governing arrangements are failing to sort out conflicts among the ruling circles and between them and the peoples here and abroad. Continue reading

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