Monthly Archives: October 2015

MLPC deliberates on problems facing Canadians post-election

The candidates and campaign teams of the Marxist-Leninist Party of Canada (MLPC) held get-togethers in different parts of the country on October 25 to begin discussion on the significance of the election results and on the work for empowerment under the conditions of a Liberal majority. Continue reading

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70th Anniversary of the Manchester Pan-African Congress

10th November 1945: John McNair, General Secretary of the ILP (Independent Labour Party) addresses the first Pan-African Congress in Manchester. Original Publication: Picture Post - 3024 - Africa Speaks In Manchester - pub. 1945 (Photo by John Deakin/Picture Post/Getty Images)

John McNair, General Secretary of the ILP (Independent Labour Party) addresses the first Pan-African Congress in Manchester. | John Deakin/Picture Post/Getty Images

Last weekend marked the 70th anniversary of the famous Manchester Pan-African Congress. The Fifth Pan-African Congress held in Manchester from October 15-19, 1945, has been viewed as the most important of all the Pan-African congresses held by Africans and those in the African diaspora during the colonial period. It reflected the spirit of the times and the mass struggles that were occurring in Africa and the Caribbean for an end to colonial rule, for peoples’ empowerment and the right of all to determine their own future. Continue reading

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USA: Hundreds of undeclared wars

A list compiled by the U.S. Congressional Research Service of American military conflicts finds hundreds of cases but only 11 in which war was formally declared. Undeclared wars include “the Korean War of 1950-1953; the Vietnam War from 1964 to 1973; the Persian Gulf War of 1991; global actions against foreign terrorists after the September 11, 2001, attacks on the United States; and the war with Iraq in 2003.” Continue reading

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US ’news’ on Cubans in Syria lacks one thing: Cubans in Syria

Cuban imilitary (photo: Reuters)

Fox News illustrated its report on Cubans in Syria with a Reuters photo of Cubans not in Syria

Fox News (10/14/15) reported last week that Cuba has sent Gen. Leopoldo Cintra Frias and hundreds of troops to Syria to assist the Russian and Assad governments in “operating Russian tanks.” This explosive claim was soon echoed by James Bloodworth in the Daily Beast (10/16/15) and subsequently spread widely on social media. Continue reading

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UN General Assembly calls for end to US economic blockade against Cuba

The world has spoken: The US embargo against Cuba is immoral, illegal, and must be dismantled!

Today, October 27 the General Assembly of the United Nations adopted in a record vote of 191 in favour and two against, with no abstentions Cuba’s resolution Necessity of Ending the Economic, Commercial and Financial Embargo imposed by the United States of America against Cuba. This is the twenty-fourth successive year in which the UN has adopted the resolution condemning the economic sanctions and other punitive measures imposed on the Republic of Cuba by the government of the United States. Continue reading

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Canada Post suspends program to eliminate home delivery

Defend the public post office. LOUIS LANG*

Cape Breton stop, July 17, 2015, on national tour by CUPW which continued through the federal election demanding that door-to-door mail delivery be maintained.

In a news release on Monday, October 26, 2015 Canada Post announced that the elimination of door-to-door delivery and conversion to community mailboxes was being suspended. The corporation stated that they wanted to work “collaboratively” with the government to face the challenges of the postal system. Continue reading

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Stelco and the need for a new direction

CCAA – Wild West show of the monopolies where might makes right

Yes, to a pro-social alternative for Stelco!
Keep Stelco producing!
Let’s make it happen!

Bewilderment is a word that comes to mind when thinking of the damage U.S. Steel has caused the Canadian economy and people without any significant pushback from the federal and Ontario governments. Continue reading

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