In the News*

Deplorable U.S. Supreme Court decision on women’s right to abortion and health care

People Across U.S. Denounce Attack on Women’s Rights

The U.S. Supreme Court, in a 213-page ruling, overturned the 1973 Supreme Court decision in Roe v. Wade on June 24, which means that there is no longer a constitutional right to an abortion. Now states will decide when and if abortions can occur, with some having outright bans under any circumstances. [More]

U.S. Supreme Court Decision and Importance of Affirming Women’s Rights

– Interview, Dawn Hemingway (Carrell)

TML: Thank you for joining us. You were one of the main organizers of Canada’s 1970 Abortion Caravan which boldly affirmed women’s rights at that time, bringing women into the front lines of the fight for rights. [More]

Video

“We Won’t Go Back” – Actions Across the United States

Youth for Democratic Renewal – [More]

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June 28, 2022

Stop the Deportations! Status For All!

Migrant Rights Network Launches Campaign to Achieve Full Status for all Migrants and Refugees

The Migrant Rights Network, a national organization comprising several migrant worker and refugee defence organizations, has launched a petition and organizing campaign to mobilize public support for permanent resident status for migrants and refugees living and working in Canada without status. [More]

Petition to Stop Deportation of Vangie and McKenna Rose Cayanan.

Migrante Alberta is carrying out a petition campaign to Stop the Deportation of Vangie (Evangeline) and McKenna Cayanan, and is calling on the Minister of Public Safety Marco Mendicino and Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship (IRCC) Sean Fraser to stop their deportation, and grant them permanent resident status through their pending humanitarian and compassionate application. [More]

Self-Serving Justification for Imposing Civil Death on Undocumented Workers

The Mandate Letter issued to Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) and the IRCC in December 2021, includes the following, “Undocumented workers: Build on existing pilot programs to identify how to regularize status for undocumented workers in Canada.” – Peggy Morton [More]

Canada’s Ongoing Violation of its Obligations Under UN Convention on Rights of the Child

The UN Convention of the Rights of the Child (CRC), to which Canada is a signatory, states, “Article 3 (1): “In all actions concerning children, whether undertaken by public or private social welfare institutions, courts of law, administrative authorities or legislative bodies, the best interests of the child shall be a primary consideration. [More]

June 27, 2022

Ontario Cabinet Sworn In

Ford Agenda in Service of Narrow Private Interests and War Economy

On June 24, the Ontario PC government was sworn in and the ministers were announced to the public. A report from the Premier’s Office claims the new cabinet is going to deliver on the government’s agenda … – Enver Villamizar [More]

New Cabinet Sworn In

Ontario’s cabinet, also known as the Executive Council, was sworn in on June 24. The cabinet is the ministers of the provincial Crown, all of whom are appointed by the Premier and accepted by the lieutenant governor who rules on behalf of the Queen. [More]

Workers Organize in Defence of Their Rights

Education Workers Issue Demands

On June 23, the day before Premier Ford named his cabinet, education workers represented by the Ontario School Boards Council of Unions presented Ford with their own demands for their wages and working conditions. [More]

Education Is a Right Podcast: What Election of PC Majority in Ontario Means for Education

In this episode Education Is a Right speaks about what the recent election of a PC majority in Ontario means for K-12 education and educators. Introducing this episode of the podcast they explain “we wanted to orient ourselves given we have a new government … [More]

Health Care Workers Call for Paid Sick Leave

On June 24, the same day Ontario Premier Doug Ford announced his new cabinet, doctors and health workers from across the province issued an open letter calling on the incoming executive council to immediately legislate a minimum of 10 paid sick days through the Employment Standards Act. [More]

Apple Workers Unionize in Maryland, U.S.

Apple workers at the Towson, Maryland store voted by a two-thirds majority to unionize. This is the first of Apple’s 270 plus U.S. stores to do so. [More]

Buffalo Starbucks Union Organizers Demand Reinstatement

Starbucks workers in Buffalo were the first to secure a union, an independent one organized by them, Starbucks Workers United. The Starbucks on Elmwood Avenue in Buffalo was the first location in the chain to unionize, in December 2021. [More]

June 23, 2022

New Ontario Cabinet to Be Sworn In June 24

Ford Government Is Not the Voice of the People

Having declared that he has a huge majority to back his agenda for the coming period, Ontario Premier Doug Ford is selecting his cabinet in secret, to be sworn in on June 24 by Lieutenant-Governor Elizabeth Dowdeswell at 11:15 am at Queen’s Park. [More]

Workers’ Mass Rallies

Tens of Thousands in Washington, DC Uphold the Dignity of Labour and Demand an End to Their Impoverishment

Tens of thousands of workers, many of them living in poverty, marched and rallied near the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC on June 18. The action brought together working people from many nationalities, united in their demand to end the violence of poverty. Seniors, women, essential health care, warehouse, and municipal workers and their unions … [More]

March and Rally in London, England Says “We Demand Better – Enough Is Enough”

On June 18, thousands of people marched through the streets of London and held a rally in Parliament Square, demanding action from the government to combat the cost-of-living crisis. [More]

National Strike in Belgium against Price Increases, Wage Restriction and War

On June 20, workers in Belgium held a one-day national strike and a mass demonstration in the capital, Brussels, to demand an end to skyrocketing prices and an end to wage freezes. [More]

June 22, 2022

NATO Madrid Summit and War Exercises in Asia Pacific

No to NATO’s “New Strategic Concept”! Dismantle NATO!

Information pickets and rallies have been convoked in Ottawa, Montreal, Toronto, Collingwood, Oakville, Hamilton, Waterloo, Winnipeg, Regina, Vancouver and Victoria to oppose the NATO Summit taking place June 29-30 in Madrid. The pickets and rallies will also express opposition to the U.S. [More]

NATO Defence Ministers Make Final Preparations for Madrid Summit, June 29-30

NATO defence ministers wrapped up two days of discussions on June 16, just a fortnight ahead of the NATO Strategic Concept Summit scheduled for June 29 and 30 in Madrid. – Steve Rutchinski [More]

Self-Serving British Proposal for Another Military Bloc in Europe

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, to alleviate the post Brexit problems in which Britain is mired, is going all out to use the crisis in Ukraine to shore up British fortunes. – Hilary LeBlanc[More]

2022 Rim of the Pacific War Exercises

Oppose U.S.-Led War Preparations in Asia Pacific! Oppose Canada’s Participation!

The 2022 edition of the U.S.-led war exercises Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) is taking place from June 29 to August 4 in and around the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California. The U.S. [More]

Canada Committing Crimes Against the Peace in Asia Pacific

Canada is a participant in RIMPAC 2022. Beyond taking part in these war preparations, Canada continues to play a detestable role in the Asia Pacific in lock-step with U.S. imperialism, in places where the Canadian military has no business being. – Nick Lin [More]

Petition Call to Cancel RIMPAC and Build a Pacific Zone of Peace

The following is a petition initiated by the Pacific Peace Network which has been taken up by peace activist organizations across the Pacific region. [More]

Involvement of Asia Pacific Countries in NATO

NATO, the aggressive alliance ostensibly based in the north Atlantic that is led by the U.S. has been trumpeting about the participation of several countries from the Asia Pacific in its upcoming summit in Madrid. – Yi Nicholls [More]

Events Calendar

Anti-War Actions in Madrid and Canada

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June 17, 2022

Juneteenth Festivals in the United States

Celebrate Resistance to Advance the Fight for the Rights of All!

On June 19 across the United States Juneteenth celebrations bring out the spirit of the broad and persistent resistance of African Americans to slavery. [More]

Cartel Party Democracy

Preparing the Ground to Declare a ‘Landslide Victory’ for Premier Legault on Election Day

The June 2 Ontario election saw Doug Ford’s majority Conservative government return to power, obtaining 83 of the 124 seats with 18 per cent of eligible voters casting their ballot for the Progressive Conservative Party. – Pierre Chénier [More]

Three Month Lockout at Lachine, Quebec Rolls-Royce Canada Plant

Firmly Support the Workers’ Fight for the Dignity of Labour and the Rights of All

Workers’ Forum: The 530 blue collar workers at Rolls-Royce Canada in Lachine have been locked out since March 15. Can you tell us first how long the plant has been in existence and what work the union members do? – Interview, Frédéric Labelle [More]

June 16, 2022

“Profiting from Pain”

Damning Reports Underscore Necessity for a New Direction for the Economy

Oxfam International has released details of the economic situation facing the world since the onset of the pandemic. The report exposes the pain and difficulties confronting humanity from the worsening social conditions. – K.C. Adams [More]

Oxfam Report “Profiting from Pain” – Excerpts and Comments

Oxfam calculates 573 individuals became new billionaires during the pandemic while hundreds of millions of people fell into extreme poverty. The combined wealth of the billionaire class rose more in the first 24 months of the COVID-19 crisis than it did over the previous 23 years. [More]

More Than 50 Million U.S. Workers Earn Less Than $15 per Hour

Oxfam presented research on low wage workers in the U.S. A report published on March 22 says … [More]

June 15, 2022

Workers Defend Rights in Face of Stepped-Up Attacks

Alberta Teachers Look for a Way Forward for Public Education

Alberta teachers voted reluctantly in favour of a new collective agreement on June 9. Fifty-one per cent of teachers accepted the mediator’s recommendation for a contract retroactive to September 2020, which will be in force until August 31, 2023. – Kevan Hunter [More]

Film Workers Fight for Their Rights

Directors and actors are waging struggles on two fronts against attacks from film and TV producers. – Celia Cohen [More]

Health Care Workers in France Organize Strikes and Demonstrations

Urgent Demand to Retain and Attract Workers to Defend Services

On June 7, in response to a call from nine health care unions and collectives, a one-day strike was organized in hospitals and demonstrations in 50 cities across France. Actions took place in large cities such as Paris … [More]

June 14, 2022

Demands for Reparations Increase in the United States

International Jurists Find U.S. Guilty of Genocide Against Black, Brown and Indigenous Peoples

A distinguished panel of nine international jurists has released its detailed and documented final verdict finding the United States guilty of genocide against Black, Brown, and Indigenous peoples. [More]

California Documents 170 Years of “Systemic Discrimination” Against Black People

California’s Reparations Task Force for Black Americans released its initial report June 1 documenting 170 years of systemic discrimination by the state … [More]

Pandemic and Prison Orphans

The Lancet medical journal reports over 200,000 children in the United States have lost a parent or caregiver due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Worldwide, the pandemic has orphaned 5.2 million children. [More]

June 13, 2022

Death of a Worker at Hamilton Plant

Workers Protest Deadly Unsafe Conditions at National Steel Car

Workers’ Forum expresses deepest sympathies to the family and co-workers of Quoc Le, a 51-year-old welder at National Steel Car, who died on the job on June 6. [More]

Steelworkers Union Calls on Ministry for Immediate Action

On June 7, the Director of District 6 of the United Steelworkers Union, Myles Sullivan, wrote to the Minister of Labour, Training and Skills Development calling for immediate action to protect the lives and well-being of the workers at National Steel Car. [More]

Three Deaths in Less Than Two Years

The death of welder Quoc Le is the third in less than two years at National Steel Car in Hamilton. [More]

Court Ruling in Death of Migrant Farm Worker in Ontario

Shady Deals to Perpetuate Violation of Migrant Workers’ Rights

The Provincial Offences Court in Simcoe, Ontario imposed a fine of $125,000 on Scotlynn Growers on June 6 on one count of failing to take all reasonable precautions to protect its workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. [More]

Uphold the Rights of Migrant Workers! Support the Call Status for All!

Following the death of Mexican farmworker Juan Lopez Chaparro during a COVID-19 outbreak on the Scotlynn Growers farm in Norfolk County in May of 2020, one of his co-workers publicly denounced the failure of the employer to protect its workers. [More]

June 12, 2022

People in the U.S. Oppose More Police Powers and Demand Their Rights Be Upheld

U.S. Mass Killings and Government Refusal to Address the Problem

There have been more than 250 mass shootings in the U.S. since January this year. As of June 8, 38 such shooting have taken place since the May 24 Uvalde, Texas killing of 19 children and two teachers. [More]

Failure of Federal, State and Local Officials in Uvalde, Texas Shows Long-Standing Government Racism

As more and more information surfaces about the mass killing in Texas of 19 children and two teachers on May 24, the racism of the U.S. [More]

Uvalde Students Fought for Desegregation in 1970s – Now Let’s Rise Up for Them

Communities of Mexican origin and others throughout the United States, in Mexico and beyond, are mobilizing in solidarity with the suffering of the community of Uvalde, Texas. – Camilo Pérez-Bustillo [More]

Buffalo Shooter an Avowed Pro-Nazi

It is now well established that the mass killing which took place in Buffalo on May 14 was pre-planned. It is also known that the individual responsible for killing ten Black people and wounding three others is a racist connected with neo-Nazis and their white supremacist theories. – Kathleen Chandler [More]

June 11, 2022

Defend the Right of Wet’suwet’en to Uphold Their Hereditary Rights

Update from Gidimt’en Yintah

This week on the Gidimt’en Yintah, spokesperson Sleydo’ continues to build a balhats (Feast Hall) on the Yintah amid constant surveillance and trespass on the work site by the RCMP. – Gidimt’en Checkpoint Facebook, June 4, 2022 [More]

Criminalization of Land Defenders Continues

On June 2, Gidimt’en Checkpoint confirmed that “Yesterday the Crown prosecution decided to pursue criminal contempt charges against everyone that was arrested at Gidimt’en Checkpoint village site (15) including legal observers. [More]

RCMP Planned November Raids While in Talks with Wet’suwet’en Hereditary Chiefs for Summit Meeting

Last November 14, after occupying a site for 50 days close to where Coastal GasLink was preparing to drill under the Wedzin Kwa (Morice River), Wet’suwet’en land defenders issued a 10-hour warning to Coastal GasLink that it would enforce the eviction notice served on the company and that the company should remove its workers from Wet’suwet’en territory. [More]

RCMP Harassment

Video – Gidimt’en Checkpoint, June 6, 2022

Since March 2022, the RCMP has subjected the Gidimt’en land defenders to a campaign of psychological warfare. Land defenders have been constantly surveilled, followed and harassed. [More]

River Run 2022

Walk with Grassy Narrows for Mercury Justice!

Walk with Grassy Narrows youth and community members to show that we are with them on their path to achieve mercury justice and freedom! [More]

June 10, 2022

Consequences of Concentration of Wealth and Power in Fewer Hands

Behind Moves to Strengthen the Competition Act

The concurrent surge of price inflation and profits for big corporations has brought forward calls to curb the power of the monopolies. The demand has come from all quarters but significantly from a section of the business class. – K.C. Adams [More]

Revolving Door of Ruling Elite Between Government and Big Business

Ben Parfitt writing in Policynote in April reveals once again the revolving door for members of the ruling elite between big corporations and government. BC’s Ministry of Forests announced on April 4, the province’s chief forester, Diane Nicholls, would be leaving government services … [More]

June 9, 2022

Nunavik, Northern Quebec

Raglan Mine Workers Strike for Rights and Dignity

Interview, Éric Savard, President, United Steelworkers Local 9449

On May 26, the 630 production workers at the Raglan Mine in Nunavik went on an indefinite general strike against the deterioration of their working conditions and for respect from their employer, which they say is totally lacking. [More]

Justice for Temporary Migrant Workers

Constitutional Challenge Being Prepared to Employer-Specific Work Permits

Workers’ Forum is reproducing in the articles below, information taken from the website of the Association for the Rights of Household and Farm Workers (RHFW), as well as from a presentation made by its Executive Director, Eugénie Depatie-Pelletier … [More]

Why a Constitutional Challenge at This Time?

A matter of great concern today is seeking justice for migrant workers, a field where the violation of basic human rights is pronounced and includes not only total disregard for the human person but also human trafficking. [More]

For Your Information

Employer-Specific Work Permits

The Association for the Rights of Household and Farm Workers (RHFW) has as its present priority the recognition of the right of all household and farm workers, including those working in Canada as temporary foreign workers, to change employers. [More]

Historical Overview of Recruitment of Temporary Foreign Workers

In the presentation given by Eugénie Depatie-Pelletier on behalf of the Association for the Rights of Household and Farm Workers (RHFW), during a conference at Université Laval entitled Justice and Rights for Temporary Migrant Workers, we learn that … [More]

June 8, 2022

Crisis-Ridden Ninth Summit of the Americas in Los Angeles, California

Summit Seeks to Prevent Deliberation on Most Urgent Issues

On Monday, June 6 the week-long Ninth Summit of the Americas opened in Los Angeles, California. – Margaret Villamizar [More]

Imperialist Domination and Exclusion

– Statement of the Cuban Revolutionary Government – June 6, 2022

The U.S. Government, abusing its privilege of being the host country, decided at a very early stage to exclude Cuba, Venezuela and Nicaragua from the Ninth Summit of the Americas to be held in the city of Los Angeles this month of June. [More]

Ninth People’s Summit For Democracy Also Gets Underway

The People’s Summit for Democracy will be held on June 8-10 at the Los Angeles California Trade Technical College. This is the Ninth People’s Summit held to counter the Summit of the Americas since the People’s Summit was first held … [More]

Workers’ Summit in Tijuana, Mexico

A Workers’ Summit is taking place in Tijuana, Mexico to counter the Summit of the Americas organized in Los Angeles by the Organization of American States (OAS) to promote the U.S. agenda for Latin America and the Caribbean. [More]

Latest Bilderberg Meeting Held in Washington, DC

More Plots Against the People and the Cause of Peace

The 68th Bilderberg Meeting took place from June 2 to June 5, 2022 in Washington, DC. Some 120 individuals from 21 countries are said to have participated. There were at least five attendees from Canada and Quebec – Pierre Soublière … [More]

June 7

Results of the June 2 Ontario Election

Low Voter Turnout and the State of Canadian Democracy

A lot is being said about low voter turnout being “bad” for Canadian democracy. There is no doubt about that! It contributes to the lack of credibility and legitimacy of what are called the liberal democratic institutions … [More]

Chesnik Campaign Provided a Platform for People to Speak in Their Own Name

Laura Chesnik, MLPC member and independent candidate in Windsor-Tecumseh in an interview with Ontario Political Forum following the June 2nd election, pointed out: “My campaign provided a platform for people to break through the suppression of their views and voice. [More]

What the Establishment Says About the Low Voter Turnout

Newspaper editors, pollsters, political and academic pundits and think tanks of the establishment are deliberating on the low voter turnout in the June 2 Ontario election. They are attempting to explain why it happened and its significance. [More]

June 3, 2022

Results of June 2 Ontario Election

Massive Refusal of Ontarians to Authorize Any Party to Speak in Their Name

In this election, the disempowerment of the majority of Ontarians came through loud and clear. The election saw the lowest voter turnout in Ontario’s history with way more than 50 per cent of the eligible voters refusing to cast a ballot … [More]

Unofficial Results

The following are the unofficial results from Elections Ontario as of 6:00 am on June 3, 2022. [More]

Make Canada a Zone for Peace!

Ottawa Action Opposes CANSEC Weapons Trade Show

A very successful expression of unity in action against the CANSEC arms trade show took place in Ottawa on Wednesday June 1. [More]

Video – CANSEC Action in Ottawa [More]

June 2, 2022

Ontario Injured Workers Day 2022

Lively Online Rally and Town Hall Celebrate Collective Fight for Rights

People from Canada, the United States and Australia joined the Ontario Network of Injured Workers’ Groups (ONIWG) for an online rally and town hall on June 1 to mark the 39th Ontario Injured Workers’ Day. [More]

Migrant Workers Hold Militant Action at Workers’ Compensation Office

Migrant workers and their allies organized an action to mark Ontario Injured Workers’ Day at the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) office in downtown Toronto. [More]

Women of Inspiration Hold Online Vigil

On the eve of Ontario Injured Workers’ Day the Women of Inspiration, a Toronto injured workers’ support group, held their 17th annual vigil. [More]

What to Expect from the Next Ontario Government

Ontario’s Permanent New Powers Over Trade Corridors

Bill 100, the Keeping Ontario Open for Business Act, 2022, was tabled by Ontario Solicitor General Sylvia Jones on March 21 and received Royal Assent on April 14. [More]

Oppose Ontario’s Integration into the U.S. War Economy!

At the time the “Freedom Convoy” blockaded the Ambassador Bridge between Windsor and Detroit in February, the Ontario Trucking Association (OTA) President Stephen Laskowski said that the OTA would be working with the Ontario government to permanently enshrine measures … – Enver Villamizar [More]

June 1, 2022

Ontario Election 2022

Rising Consciousness on Need for Electoral Reform

The more it goes, the more ruling elites are seen to control elections by keeping the people from participating beyond casting a ballot. – Anna Di Carlo [More]

Windsor-Tecumseh

Statement by Independent Candidate Laura Chesnik

With just a few days to go to election day, I wanted to share my thoughts on what a vote for me in Windsor-Tecumseh means. [More]

Doug Ford and the Road to the Ring of Fire

Prosperity Requires the Empowerment of the Working and Indigenous Peoples

Once again, Doug Ford, Ontario’s Conservative premier, has promised one billion dollars of public money to construct an all-weather road connecting the Ring of Fire mineral discovery to Ontario’s highway network. – Dave Starbuck [More]

For Your Information

Exceptions to the Blackout Period Before the Election

News media, publishers and broadcasters must not publish, broadcast or transmit political advertising during what is called the blackout period. The blackout period is the day before election day and election day. [More]

May 31, 2022

Ontario Election 2022

Electoral Law Violates Democratic Principles

A fundamental requirement for an election to be considered democratic is that it must be perceived to enable electors to cast an informed vote. In Ontario, the control of the electoral process by ruling elites who empower official media and the cartel parties themselves to control the message and declare the issues, means that the population is given no role to play in debating and deliberating on the direction they want society to take or in providing a mandate to whosoever forms the next government. – Anna Di Carlo [More]

Registered Third Parties in Current Election

There are 60 “third parties” registered in the 2022 Ontario Provincial Election, compared to 59 in the 2018 election. In the 2014 general election, there were only 37. [More]

“Third Party” Regulations in Ontario

Elections Ontario describes “third parties” as “any person or entity that is not a registered political party, registered candidate or registered constituency association, and that engages in political advertising. [More]

Election Law Charter Challenge

Ford Government’s Use of Notwithstanding Clause to Violate Freedom of Speech

Some organizations won a Charter challenge in June 2021 against the third-party spending regime in Ontario’s election law for its violation of freedom of speech. [More]

Arguments Advanced in Charter Challenge Contesting Use of Notwithstanding Clause

In its Factum in the Charter challenge to the Ford government’s use of the notwithstanding clause to limit freedom of speech in Ontario, the Canadian Civil Liberties Association argues that the Charter challenge is “about the limits of the Legislature’s ability to set the rules of the electoral game … [More]

May 29, 2022

Ontario Election 2022

In this Election, a Good Option Is to Decline Your Ballot!

The extent to which many Ontarians are disgusted with elections which don’t represent them, and this Ontario election in particular, is leading them to either not participate or, to the best of their ability, cast a protest vote. [More]

History of Voter Turnout in Ontario

The greatest myth in Canada is that through elections, the people, referred to as an electorate, “choose” the government in a process which authorizes said government to rule over them. This is in fact not the case. – Anna Di Carlo [More]

Uphold the Right of Indigenous Peoples to Affirm Their Hereditary Rights

Solemn Memorial Marks First Year Anniversary of Discovery of Unmarked Graves at Tk’emlups te Secwepemc First Nation

One year ago, the Tk’emlups te Secwepemc First Nation announced that some 215 graves of Le Estcwicwe’y (Missing Children) were found using ground-penetrating radar at the site of the former Kamloops Indian Residential School. [More]

Stand With the Wet’suwet’en! 

Over 800 people from across Canada, the U.S. and abroad participated in a webinar on May 26 in support of the Wet’suwet’en land defenders’ call for actions to stop Coastal GasLink pipeline construction. – Barbara Biley [More]

United States Crimes Against the People

The Shoshone — “The Most Bombed Nation on Earth”

No other nation on earth has had nuclear and other bombs tested on their lands as extensively and deliberately as the Shoshone Nation in the United States. – Philip Fernandez [More]

May 28, 2022

Ontario Election 2022

The Right to Education — An Important Election Issue

In the opinion of Education Is a Right, a national education workers’ podcast, teachers and education workers have to work out what an education-friendly government looks like to them, and not take it for granted, as if this is already known. [More]

Independent Candidate Laura Chesnik’s Platform on Education

In the three videos below, listen to Laura Chesnik explain her platform on education. [More]

Educational Support Staff Speak Out

Educational support staff in Windsor-Essex have produced the three following videos to break the silence on their wages and working conditions and specifically what they experienced during the pandemic. [More]

Ford Government’s Post-Secondary Education Reforms

This is the first of a three-part series reviewing the Ontario Ford government’s reforms in education since taking office. In it, the hosts and their guests discuss some of the major reforms that took place in post-secondary and K-12 education. – Edisaright.ca [More]

May 27, 2022

Workers Affirm Their Rights

Montreal Longshore Workers Oppose Government Interference in Negotiations

For more than one year longshore workers at the Port of Montreal have been working under conditions unacceptable to themselves over which they went on a strike that was declared illegal by the federal government on April 30, 2021. – Normand Chouinard [More]

Report on Fatal Train Derailment Indicates Need to End Railway Self-Regulation

On March 31, the Transportation Safety Board (TSB) issued its report on the rail tragedy in Field, BC, in which three rail workers were killed in a train derailment on February 4, 2019. – Pierre Chénier [More]

Congratulations to Hilton Metrotown Workers in Burnaby, BC

By a vote of 98 per cent, Hilton Metrotown workers in Burnaby, BC, ratified a new three-year contract on May 11. The agreement, besides providing wages and working conditions acceptable to the workers, included the reinstatement of 97 workers … [More]

International

News in Brief [More]

May 26, 2022

Do Not Let Warmongers Speak in Our Name!

Oppose CANSEC Weapons Fair and All It Represents!

Canada’s Global Defence and Security Trade Show (CANSEC), organized by the Canadian Association of Defence and Security Industries (CADSI) is the biggest weapons fair held annually in all of North America. – Pierre Soublière [More]

NATO War Exercises Conducted at Wainwright Military Base, Alberta

Reports inform that 3,200 Canadian Armed Forces troops, along with U.S. and British soldiers, concluded a ten-day military exercise at the 3rd Canadian Division Support Base Detachment Wainwright, in Alberta, on May 22. [More]

Armed Forces Digital Recruitment Campaign

Besides increasing the amounts of money to fund NATO and weapons, Canada’s Armed Forces are also conducting what they call a Digital Recruitment Campaign to co-opt the youth. [More]

May 24, 2022

Ontario Election 2022

Right to Health Care and Safe Working Conditions Uppermost on Workers’ Minds

The Ontario election has become as trite as trite can be. The candidates of the PCs, said by the pollsters and media pundits to be en route to forming a majority government, are nowhere to be found. [More]

Paramedics Demand Human-Centred Investments to Address Health Care Crisis

Emergency paramedics who respond to 911 calls and transport patients to hospitals are speaking out about their experiences and those of patients and putting forward human-centred solutions to the increasingly serious problems facing the integrated health care system. [More]

Life and Death Demands of Injured Workers

In this election, the demands of injured workers are very important. June 1 is marked every year as Injured Workers’ Day in Ontario. [More]

Injured Workers’ Day June 1

On June 1 every year injured workers and labour activists gather in Toronto and in cities across the province — in person or virtually — to mark Injured Workers’ Day. [More]

May 20, 2022

Ontario Election 2022

Independent Candidates in this Election – Why They Are Presenting Themselves for Election

Ontario Political Forum will introduce some of the independent candidates in this election and why they are running. Today we present a video published by the campaign of Laura Chesnik, independent candidate in Windsor-Tecumseh. [More]

Upholding the Right of Communities to Live Decently and Safely

“The Rail Bypass Must Be About the Recovery of the Mégantic Community, Not Canadian Pacific Profits”

– Interview, Robert Bellefleur

Workers’ Forum is posting below a recent interview with Robert Bellefleur, spokesperson for the Coalition of Citizens and Organizations Committed to Railway Safety in Lac-Mégantic. [More]

Mining in Northwest Territories

Promoting the War Industry in the Name of “Greening” the Economy

– Fernand Deschamps

Recently the federal and Ontario governments, in the same way Quebec and other provincial and territorial governments have, pledged to increase the supply of critical minerals that will benefit the U.S. war economy. [More]

Nechalacho Critical Mineral Deposits in Northwest Territories

Australia-based Vital Metals, through its ramped up production at its Nechalacho light rare earth elements (REE) mine in Canada’s Northwest Territories (NWT), has become North America’s second producer of the elements used in magnets for electric vehicles, aerospace, defence and electronics, after California’s Mountain Pass mine. [More]

Nico Cobalt-Gold-Bismuth-Copper Deposit

The Nico cobalt-gold-bismuth-copper project owned by Fortune Minerals is located in the Northwest Territories (NWT) about halfway between Great Slave Lake and Great Bear Lake, approximately 150 kilometres northwest of the NWT’s capital, Yellowknife. [More]

Elements Comprising Lithium-ion Batteries

Lithium is the third lightest element, after hydrogen and helium, and the lightest of solid elements. Its principal commercial use is as an initiator of polymerization, for example, in the production of synthetic rubber. [More]

May 19, 2022

Support the Right of the Indigenous Peoples to Uphold Their Hereditary Rights

Wet’suwet’en Hereditary Chief Na’Moks Visits Montreal to Raise Awareness

Wet’suwet’en Hereditary Chief Na’Moks, whose English name is John Risdale, participated in a press conference in Montreal on May 7, organized by Amnesty International. He did so to increase awareness amongst Quebeckers on the situation facing his nation … [More]

BC Supreme Court Judge Interferes in Case at Request of Coastal GasLink

On April 13, BC Supreme Court Justice Marguerite Church invited BC’s Prosecution Service to consider criminal contempt charges against over a dozen people accused of defying a court order that prevents them from interfering with the construction of the controversial Coastal GasLink pipeline. [More]

RCMP Lie About Planned Action Against Wet’suwet’en in January

Recent documents obtained by The Tyee through a freedom of information request to the BC Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General reveal that although the RCMP publicly denied plans for a January raid on Wet’suwet’en territory … [More]

Union of BC Indian Chiefs Upholds the Significance of Hereditary Rights

The Union of BC Indian Chiefs (UBCIC) points to the fact that the actions of Wet’suwet’en land defenders and their allies have taken place “on territories which have never been ceded, released or surrendered to the Crown.” [More]

Tsleil-Waututh First Nation Land Defender Criminalized Over Breach of Injunction

On May 10, Will George, a member of the Tsleil-Waututh First Nation and a guardian at the watch house near the Trans Mountain pipeline’s Burnaby facility, was sentenced to 28 days in jail. [More]

UN Committee Voices Concerns Over Allegations of Violence Against Secwepemc and Wet’suwet’en Nations

The Chair of the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, Verene Shepherd, wrote to Leslie Norton, Canada’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations Office in Geneva, on April 29. [More]

May 18, 2022

Royal Jubilee Tours’ Stop in Canada Not Welcome

High Time Canadians Renounced the Monarchy!

The heir to the English throne Prince Charles and his wife Camilla Parker Bowles are visiting Canada from May 17 to 19. They are called “working Royals.” [More]

Reports of a Sanitized “Royal Tour”

Charles and Camilla arrived in St. John’s, Newfoundland on May 17 with an official welcome by the Prime Minister and Governor General and inspection of a guard of honour, a prayer in Inuktitut, Innu drumming and Mi’kmaq music … [More]

The Rest of the Wasteful and Farcical Tour

Heritage Canada announced that during the visit of Prince Charles and Camilla to Ottawa on May 18, Charles will be invested as an Extraordinary Commander of the Order of Military Merit by the Governor General … [More]

Poll Shows Canadians Do Not Care for Monarchy

The latest Angus Reid poll confirms that 51 per cent of respondents are in favour of abolishing the monarchy in the generations to come, while 24 per cent of respondents are unsure. [More]

May 16, 2022

Ontario Election 2022

Party Financing Regime an Indictment of Party System of Government

Since 2017, the cartel of parties in the Ontario legislature have qualified to receive state funding referred to as “allowances.” The handouts were put in place when corporate and trade union contributions were banned. – Anna Di Carlo [More]

Official List of Candidates and Parties Participating in June 2 Election

Elections Ontario reported in a May 13 media release that it has registered a total of 900 candidates and 25 parties to run in the June 2 election. It says this represents a nine per cent increase in the number of candidates and a 10. [More]

Political Parties’ Arts Programs – Celia Cohen

The well-being of people in a society can be judged by many things and one is art and culture. [More]

Day of Awareness Marked Across Canada

Actions Honour Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls and Two-Spirited People and Demand Justice

May 5 was marked across the country as a powerful Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls and Two Spirited People. In Northern BC, in communities large and small, along the Highway of Tears and throughout the North … [More]

May 14, 2022

74th Anniversary of Al-Nakba – The Catastrophe

May 15, 1948: Resistance Until Liberation

May 15 is the day we commemorate Al Nakba — the Catastrophe — a day marking a “continuous journey of pain, loss and injustice” for the Palestinian people. [More]

Smash the Silence! Oppose Israel’s Settlements and Crimes! Oppose Canada’s Definition of Human Rights and Unacceptable “Rules-Based” International Order

May 15 is the anniversary of Al-Nakba, the Catastrophe, a blight on the record of international relations to this day. The U.S., Canada, the UK and big powers of Europe condone the illegal settlements or issue feeble protestations. Now, in the face of the most egregious crimes, they remain silent as Israel carries out massive expulsions from Masafer Yatta in the West Bank, taking over more and more Palestinian land. [More]

UN Special Rapporteur Confirms Israel’s 55-Year Occupation of Palestinian Territory Is Apartheid

Michael Lynk, the UN Special Rapporteur for the situation of human rights in the Palestinian territory occupied since 1967 issued a report on March 25. In a release he stated, “There is today in the Palestinian territory occupied by Israel since 1967 a deeply discriminatory dual legal and political system that privileges the 700,000 Israeli Jewish settlers living in the 300 illegal Israeli settlements in East Jerusalem and the West Bank.” [More]

Ruling of Israel’s High Court Permitting More Dispossessions Deserves Condemnation

Today it is becoming common practice for High Courts and Supreme Courts, considered duty bound to uphold the cause of justice and human rights, pass unconscionable laws and declare them legal. [More]

Israel’s Approval of Nearly 4,500 Homes in Illegal Settlements Deserves Condemnation

The Israeli Higher Planning Council for Judea and Samaria (the Israeli name for the West Bank) on May 12 gave its final approval for building 2,536 new settlement units, and allowed plans for an additional 1,452 settlement units to proceed. [More]

Condemn the Assassination of Palestinian-American Journalist Shireen Abu Akleh

The Communist Party of Canada (Marxist-Leninist) condemns the May 11 assassination of the Palestinian-American journalist Shireen Abu Akleh and the Israeli assaults on her funeral, as well as assassinations of other journalists covering the occupation of Palestine. [More]

Students’ Society of McGill Adopts Palestine Solidarity Policy

On March 21, a Palestine Solidarity Policy was approved by undergraduate students at McGill University in the Winter 2022 Referendum, with a 71 per cent “yes” vote. [More]

Canada Palestine Association Calls to Oppose Criminalization of Support for Palestine

The Canada Palestine Association has issued a statement and launched a letter writing campaign to oppose ongoing attempts by Zionist organizations to block the work of activists to support the people of Palestine and their resistance to Israel’s war crimes and ongoing occupation. [More]

False Foundation of B’nai Brith’s Data

– Canada Palestine Association

Every year, B’nai Brith Canada releases its “Audit of AntiSemitic Incidents. [More]

May 13, 2022

Ontario Election 2022

• Price Inflation and the Crucial Fight for Higher Wages

• What Can Be Done to Control Rising Prices

• Construction Workers Strike for Higher Wages to Meet Increasing Cost of Living

• The Need to Empower the People of Northern Ontario

• Update on the Situation at Laurentian University – Dave Starbuck

May 12, 2022

Ontario Election 2022

South Asian Women Affirm the Right to Universal Child Care

The South Asian Women’s Immigrant Services (SAWIS) was founded by immigrant women from Bangladesh in 2008 to advocate for the rights of immigrant, national minority and marginalized women. [More]

Consequences of the Privatization of Health Care

In Ontario as across the country, the people are striving to re-establish a properly resourced publicly administered and controlled health care system at the highest standards commensurate with the technological advances attained today, available to all. [More]

Demands of the Ontario Health Coalition

The Ontario Health Coalition (OHC) is calling on all provincial parties to do the following … [More]

Profiteering from Long-Term Care System

Former PC Premier Mike Harris whose anti-social offensive went all out to privatize health care, among other things, was paid $229,500 last year for a part-time position as the Chair of the Board of Chartwell Retirement Residences, a for-profit chain of over 200 nursing and seniors’ homes. [More]

May 11, 2022

Ontario Election 2022

All Out to Support Hospital Workers Speaking Out for Workers’ and Patients’ Rights

Hospital workers, members of the Ontario Council of Hospital Unions (OCHU) of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) kicked off a series of rallies across the province with a spirited lunch-hour rally on May 5. [More]

Respect Us, Protect Us, Pay Us Hospital Workers Say

Hospital workers have been fighting Bill 124 under the slogans Respect Us, Protect Us, Pay Us. Bill 124 blocks them from negotiating wage increases and improvements in benefits, such as sick leave and counseling. [More]

For Your Information

Composition of Ontario Legislature at Dissolution

The composition of the 42nd Legislative Assembly of Ontario on May 3, 2022 at dissolution of the Legislature was … [More]

Registered Political Parties in Ontario

There are currently 23 registered political parties in Ontario. The Marxist-Leninist Party is not registered in Ontario. [More]

Voting Information for June 2 Election

Canadian citizens who will be 18 years of age or older on election day and who reside in Ontario are eligible to vote in the election. [More]

May 10, 2022

Ontario Election 2022

“A Good Time to Empower Ourselves!” Says Independent Candidate in Windsor-Tecumseh

Laura Chesnik is a worker politician running as an independent candidate in the June 2 provincial election in the riding of Windsor-Tecumseh. [More]

Matters of Concern

Federal and Provincial Handouts to Ontario Auto and Shipbuilding Private Enterprise – K.C. Adams

Prior to calling the Ontario election, the Ford government teamed up with the Trudeau federal government to make several announcements of handouts to auto and shipbuilding private enterprises. [More]

Public Pay-the-Rich Handouts on Eve of Ontario Election

The Ontario government is giving $8.7 million to Heddle Shipyards. The government says the handout announced May 2 will allow Heddle to pay for “cutting edge Shipyard 4.0 technology and train Heddle’s workforce in Hamilton, Port Weller and Thunder Bay on state-of-the-art equipment.” [More]

Who Is Stellantis?

The global private cartel Stellantis has announced it will build a battery plant in partnership with the south Korean conglomerate LG which will be located in the Windsor-Tecumseh riding. [More]

Tragic Accident at Havana Hotel

Heroic Efforts to Rescue Victims of Explosion

Just before 11:00 am on Friday, May 6, a massive explosion rocked the historic Hotel Saratoga in the heart of Old Havana. [More]

May 8, 2022

Anniversary of the Defeat of Nazi Fascism in World War II

We Salute All Those Who Fought in the Anti-Fascist War to Secure Peace, Freedom and Democracy

Intrigues and Conniving of Anglo-Americans During World War II

• Operation Sunrise — Anglo-American Plot Against the Peace – Dougal MacDonald

• Spurious Act of Surrender Signed in Reims, France

• Bern Incident – Yuriy Rubtsov

Videos

• Victory Day 1945 – Youth for Democratic Renewal

• Immortal Regiment — Origins and Significance – Maison russe des sciences et de la culture in Paris

May 5, 2022

Situation in Europe and Ukraine

Serious Danger of War in Europe

U.S. European Command is conducting massive war exercises in Europe between May 1-27, code-named Defender Europe. The exercises involve 18,000 military personnel from 20 different countries. [More]

“Biggest War Crime of the 21st Century” Refuted

As part of its propaganda war against Russia, U.S./NATO media declared that Russian forces buried up to 9,000 Mariupol civilians in “mass graves” in a town just west of Mariupol. [More]

Poland’s Intentions in Western Europe

Russian intelligence reports indicate the U.S. is in discussion with Poland about Polish occupation of western Ukraine during the present conflict … [More]

U.S. Ukraine Democracy Defense Lend-Lease Act

NATO’s political wing, the Atlantic Council, held a “Front Page” event on April 29 at which two U.S. senators spoke on the topic of “next moves to prevent a Russian victory” in Ukraine. [More]

Related News

U.S. and Japan Hold Joint War Exercises in Failed Attempt to Intimidate DPRK

As part of the ongoing attempts by the U.S. and its allies to aggress the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) for purposes of regime change, the U.S. [More]

Democratic People’s Republic of Korea Denounces “Merchants of Death”

The Foreign Ministry of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) issued a statement denouncing the U.S. and NATO forces as “Merchants of Death,” … [More]

Montreal Action Denounces World’s Number One Arms Producer Lockheed Martin

On Earth Day, April 22, anti-war activists from various organizations held an informational picket in Montreal, at the corner of Berri and de Maisonneuve, to denounce Lockheed Martin, the world’s number one arms producer. [More]

11th Anniversary of Start of U.S.-led War on Syria

Gulf Rebellion Against the U.S. and Its Domination

A recent article by the well-known journalist and newspaper editor Abdel Bari Atwan, published on the portal The Cradle, addresses several events which confirm the diminished status and influence of the U.S. in West Asia. [More]

Desperate Situation in Yemen

While billions are being spent by the US/NATO forces on weapons and war exercises in Europe, a United Nations official has warned of a “worsening humanitarian situation in Yemen,” … [More]

May 4, 2022

Ontario Election

Election Called for June 2

The Ontario Provincial Election has been called for June 2, 2022. It was called based on the song and dance procedure Canada inherited from the British parliamentary system. [More]

The Urgent Need Is for the Working Class to Provide Itself With a Political Aim of Its Own

On May 4, the Ontario general election is launched, to be held on June 2. The media have quoted Premier Doug Ford saying the election will provide the government with a post-COVID-19 recovery mandate. [More]

May 3, 2022

World Press Freedom Day

Press Freedom in Peril

Today is designated World Press Freedom Day by the United Nations. The United Nations Education, Social and Cultural Organization, UNESCO, is assigned to mark this day by publishing information about it and holding appropriate events. [More]

Freedom of Expression – a Human Right

The fundamental human right to Freedom of Expression is enshrined in Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights … [More]

Freedom of Information – Also a Human Right

The UN website says, “freedom of information laws, which permit access to public information are essential, but so are the means by which information is made available, be it through ICTs or the simple sharing of documents. [More]

Press Freedom and Governance Raises the Issue of Who Governs

UNESCO says: “Ensuring freedom for the media around the world is a priority. Independent, free and pluralistic media are central to good governance in democracies that are young and old. [More]

For Your Information

Origins and Purpose of World Press Freedom Day

– UN.org

World Press Freedom Day was proclaimed by the UN General Assembly in December 1993, following the recommendation of UNESCO’s General Conference. [More]

May 2, 2022

May 1, 2022
Cuba Lives and Works

May 1, 2022

• Call of CPC(M-L) – May 1, 2022

• Poems by USW Local 1005 Poet Bill Mahoney

Messages of Greetings from Frontline Workers

• Laura Chesnik, MLPC Spokesperson

• Rhea Gamana, Bayan Canada

• Frantz André, Solidarité Québec-Haïti

https://cpcml.ca/cpcmlarticle2204291821/

• Leny Simbre, Migrante Ontario

• Sultana Jahangir, South Asian Women’s Rights Organization

• Harshill Dhingra, Migrant Students United

• Peter Page, Injured Workers’ Advocate

• Solidarity Song — Poem by Bertold Brecht

• May Day 2022 Events Calendar

April 27, 2022

“Rolling Thunder Ottawa”

What Should Citizens and Residents Expect? – Pauline Easton

News reports indicate that a group of motorcycle riders calling itself “Rolling Thunder Ottawa” plans to converge in Ottawa this weekend, April 29-May 1. [More]

Public Inquiry on Emergencies Act Invocation

Inquiry’s Compromised Terms Will Make it Unable to Draw Warranted Conclusions – Anna Di Carlo

Justin Trudeau announced the creation of a Commission of Public Inquiry into his government’s use of the Emergencies Act on February 14 during the “Freedom Convoy” which occupied Ottawa from January 22 to February 23. [More]

Promotion of Canada’s Integration into U.S. War Machine

U.S. Senator Joe Manchin Tours Oil Sands – Peggy Morton

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney hosted Joe Manchin. Chair of the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources and Democratic Senator from West Virginia during the week of April 11. [More]

April 26, 2022

In the Parliament

House Proceedings Confirm Parliament Is Incidental to Decision-Making – Anna Di Carlo

The House of Commons resumed sitting on Monday, April 25, following a two week break. The Senate will resume on April 26. Both the House and the Senate have about nine weeks remaining before the summer break. [More]

Government Bills on the Agenda for the House of Commons

There are currently eight Government bills on the agenda of the House of Commons at various stages. [More]

The Online Streaming Act and “Canadian Content”

Bill C-11, the Online Streaming Act, will subject online streaming corporations such as Netflix and Spotify to obligations similar to those imposed on traditional broadcasting licence holders to support “Canadian culture.” [More]

April 23, 2022

Stand with Palestine

Worldwide Actions in Support of Palestinian Resistance

From the U.S. to the Middle East and Far East, throughout Europe and across Canada actions are being organized in support the heroic resistance of the Palestinian people to the escalating criminal violence of the Israeli state. [More]

U.S./NATO Conduct Massive Cyber Warfare Exercises

Expanded Country Cyber War Exercises April 16-22

From April 19 to 22, NATO’s Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence (NATO Cyber Centre) held what is being lauded as “the world’s largest and most complex international real-time cyber defence exercise. [More]

Corporate Participants in the 2022 Locked Shields

Locked Shields 2022 was organized by the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence in conjunction with several corporations. [More]

Biggest Profiteers and Executors of Cyber Warfare

When the U.S./NATO countries wage cyber warfare, it is called defensive. When attacks on infrastructure or facilities are attributed by them to Russia, they are called offensive. [More]

For Your Information

NATO Industry Cyber Partnership

The NATO Industry Cyber Partnership was endorsed by member states at the 2014 Wales summit. [More]

Earth Day – April 22, 2022
All Out to Humanize the Natural and Social Environment!

Statement of the Communist Party of Canada (Marxist-Leninist)

On Earth Day April 22, the peoples of the world come together to demand proper attention be paid to Mother Earth and denounce the reality that their concerns are not being met. The United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 26) held this past year in Glasgow, Scotland was a complete disaster. More disinformation than ever poured from the mouths of officials from the United States, Britain, Canada and the European countries representing the global elite in control of those economies. [More]

Videos

From the Program of CPC(M-L)

On People’s Opposition at COP26, Glasgow 2021

April 21, 2022

Earth Day 2022

UN Environment Assembly Passes Resolution to End Plastic Pollution

On March 2, 2022, the United Nations Environment Assembly adopted a resolution at its fifth session in Nairobi, Kenya to pave the way for establishment, by 2024, of a legally binding global treaty to end plastic pollution. [More]

Challenge to Shipping Plastic Waste to Developing Countries

About 400 million tons of plastic waste are created every year in the world, with the U.S. and Europe being the largest producers. Yet only eight per cent or so is set aside to be recycled. In recent years, the U.S. [More]

What to Do With All the “Stuff” Produced

According to the New Scientist magazine, human beings create and use 100 billion tons of “stuff” every year, with a large part coming from the building construction and food sectors. [More]

Plastic-Eating Mushrooms

Scientists are coming up with some promising discoveries in utilizing plant-based bio-materials as substitutes for conventional plastics. [More]

The Problem with Plastics – Peter Ewart

For the first time, microparticles of plastic have been detected in human blood. Such was the disturbing result of a recent scientific study in the Netherlands. [More]

April 19, 2022

Human-Centred Public Services Are Urgently Needed

Quebec Government’s Pay-the-Rich Health Care Action Plan – Pierre Soublière

On March 29, the Quebec government launched its health care “action plan” entitled “Human and Efficient – Plan to implement necessary health changes. [More]

BC Needs a Public Intercity Transportation Service – Peter Ewart, Alex Hemingway and Dawn Hemingway

Northern British Columbia is a vast, rugged, mostly mountainous area roughly the size of France. [More]

Economic Matters of Concern

Discussion on the Increase in the Price of Necessities

Economist David Macdonald of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives suggests that the recent surge in price inflation arises in part from a similar recent surge in corporate profits. [More]

April 18, 2022

Human-Centred Solutions Are Urgently Required

Quebec Bill on Ending the Public Health Emergency Endorses Ministerial Immunity – Pierre Chénier

On March 16, the Coalition Avenir Québec government tabled Bill 28, An Act to terminate the public health emergency. Special consultations and public hearings on the bill took place on March 31, and April 6 and 7. [More]

Ontario Workers Demand Repeal of Anti-Social Legislation

Health care workers across Ontario are continuing their fight for wages and working conditions acceptable to the workers and for the government to get serious about recruitment and retention of nurses, personal support workers and health care workers in all occupations. [More]

Open Letter to Ford Government

The Ontario Nurses Association (ONA), the Ontario Council of Hospital Unions (OCHU), Service Employees International Union (SEIU)-Healthcare and Unifor have denounced the Ford government’s “band aid pay-as-you-vote gimmick,” an offer of a one-time $5,000 payment to some nurses as an incentive not to leave their jobs. [More]

Rail Workers’ Families Continue to Demand Accountability

Following the March 31 release of the Transportation Safety Board(TSB) report into the February 4, 2019 derailment of a Canadian Pacific (CP) Railway Company freight train near Field, BC, family members of the rail workers who lost their lives spoke to the press about the findings in the report. [More]

April 16, 2022

Stand with the Palestinian People

Condemn Israeli Occupation Forces’ Attack on Al Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem

The Communist Party of Canada (Marxist-Leninist) vigorously condemns the Israeli attack on the Al Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem on April 15.

Israeli occupation forces violently attacked worshippers in the mosque compound during morning prayers when thousands of people were in attendance. More than 150 people were injured and at least 400 were detained. The occupation forces opened fire with tear gas and stun grenades and were met with resistance by Palestinian youth who threw rocks. [More]

April 15, 2022

Economic Matters of Concern

Profits in 2021 Over Pre-Pandemic Averages

These are some examples of the increase in profits in 2021 over pre-pandemic averages for several major corporations. [More]

Confronting Public-Private Partnerships (P3s)

Across the country large investments in P3s are proliferating. No significant development in any sector of the economy occurs without a P3 where investors are provided state-organized public funds and infrastructure. [More]

Public Versus Private Enterprise for Big Ticket Items

The investment from the public treasury for big ticket items can vary enormously between public and private enterprise; the difference in large measure arises from the amount coming back to the treasury with public investment in public enterprise. [More]

Why We Suffer from Price Inflation – K.C. Adams

Price inflation suddenly has been added to the problems working people face. The ruling elite have not offered any suitable explanation for this attack on people’s living standards. [More]

Quebec Institutions’ Partnership with Blackstone Hedge Fund – Pierre Soublière

A recent article published in the Journal de Montréal gives a glimpse of the extent to which a hedge fund, in this case Blackstone, is “spreading its tentacles” to all corners of Quebec … [More]

The British Penchant for Acknowledging the Obvious

Certain cartel politicians in the UK are trying to make themselves relevant by stating the obvious. [More]

April 14, 2022

Government Handouts in the Name of “Greening the Economy”

Stop Paying the Rich! Demand a New Direction for the Economy!

The federal and Ontario governments speak often nowadays about investing to “grow the economy.” To hide pay-the-rich schemes which hand over public funds to private enterprises in the name of “greening the economy,” the recent federal budget announced … [More]

Canada’s First Electric Vehicle Battery Plant to Be Built in Ontario

A big new pay-the-rich project involved with “greening the economy” was announced at a media event on March 23 in Windsor by Ontario premier Doug Ford, two federal cabinet ministers and the mayor of Windsor, Drew Dilkens. [More]

Integration of Education with Needs and Demands of Global Oligarchy

The Windsor Star ran an article titled “Windsor’s post-secondary institutions preparing for industry needs for new battery plant. [More]

Blatant Violation of Human Rights by German Oligarchs

Video Addresses Brutal Treatment of Immigrants In Europe

The following video deals with how the German steel company Max Aicher treats immigrant workers in the Czech Republic … [More]

April 13, 2022

Disinformation About War Crimes in Ukraine

The More It Goes, the More Hysterical, Irrational and Dangerous It Becomes

The U.S./NATO disinformation, warmongering and lies over what is taking place in Ukraine is more hysterical, irrational and dangerous than ever. [More]

Unacceptable Suspension of Russia from UN Human Rights Council

On April 7, the U.S. initiated a resolution in a special emergency session of the UN General Assembly, calling for Russia’s suspension from the 47-member Geneva-based Human Rights Council. [More]

UN Members Speak Out Against Politicization of Human Rights

During the April 7 debate at the UN General Assembly on the U.S.-initiated draft resolution to suspend Russia from the Human Rights Council and after it was passed, several countries took the floor to explain their vote. [More]

Who Is Committing the Crimes in Ukraine?

Considerable Evidence and Testimonies Contradict Ukrainian Government’s Narrative

There is considerable evidence and testimony which contradicts the Ukrainian government’s narrative regarding evidence of massacres, missile attacks against civilians, torture and all kinds of crimes in Bucha, Mariupol and other places. [More]

Videos and Photos Sent by Readers

Video is said to show an elderly woman who confused the Ukrainian armed forces for the Russians and came out to greet them with a red Soviet flag … [More]

Statements on Decision to Suspend Russia’s Membership in UN Human Rights Council

• Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

• Cuba

• People’s Republic of China

• South Africa

April 12, 2022

Extent of Integration of Canadian Energy Sector Within U.S. Economy

Dangers Posed by “North American Energy Security Network” – K.C. Adams

Canada’s energy sector is integrated into the U.S. economy, which for all intents and purposes is a war economy. [More]

Gas Prices Surge Across the Country

The rise in gas prices throughout Canada and the U.S. is hitting working people, the broad economy and certain businesses very hard. [More]

For Your Information

Analyzing Economic Impacts of U.S. Oil and Gas Industry

The following short extracts are taken directly from the report of the Canadian Energy Centre (CEC), “Enhancing North American Energy Security,” without comment or indication of what has been left out. The full report is available here. [More]

Analyzing Contributions of Canadian Crude Oil Sector to U.S. Petroleum Refineries

The report on the Canadian Energy Centre (CEC) analyzing the contributions of the Canadian crude oil sector to U.S. petroleum refineries points out that U.S. [More]

U.S. Refining Capacity Reaches 17 Million Barrels Per Day in 2019

Total refining capacity in the United States has increased from 15.3 million barrels per day of crude processed in 2000 to nearly 17 million barrels per day of crude processed in 2019, an increase of over 11 per cent. [More]

April 11, 2022

In Action in Defence of Rights

Congratulations to New York Amazon Workers on Historic Win

With well-earned joy, on April 1, workers at Amazon’s Staten Island warehouse won their vote for a union. [More]

New Brunswick Public Sector Workers Defend Right to Retirement Security

Public sector workers in New Brunswick, organized by the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) have been waging a serious fight against the government’s attack on their pensions. [More]

Canadian Actors Provide Negotiating Committee with Overwhelming Strike Vote

Members of the Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Artists (ACTRA) have voted overwhelmingly to provide their Negotiating Committee with a strike mandate following a threatened lockout by commercial producers. [More]

April 9, 2022

Defending Public Education in Alberta

Oppose Anti-Post-Secondary Education Budget – Dr. Dougal MacDonald

To no one’s surprise the upper administration of Alberta’s universities, colleges and technical institutes meekly accepted the United Conservative Party (UCP) government’s post-secondary education (PSE) budget … [More]

Curriculum Reform Must Serve the Public Interest

The United Conservative Party (UCP) government of Alberta has declared that a new K-3 curricula for Language Arts and Math will be introduced to Alberta schools in September. [More]

Actions Across Alberta Demand Kenney Government “Ditch the Draft” Curriculum

All across Alberta, successful actions were held on April 2 to oppose the draft curriculum for Kindergarten to Grade 6 being imposed by the Kenney government. Rallies were held in Calgary, Edmonton, Grande Prairie, Lethbridge, Medicine Hat, Red Deer, and Wainwright. [More]

Teachers Demand Bill on Teacher Professional Discipline Be Withdrawn – Kevan Hunter

The Alberta government introduced Bill 15: Education (Reforming Teacher Profession Discipline) Amendment Act, 2022 on March 31, 2022. Bill 15 is the government’s latest attack on teachers and public education. [More]

University of Alberta Staff Reach Settlement

New Contract Poisoned by Two-Tier Wage System for New Sessionals

On March 2, the Association of Academic Staff of the University of Alberta (AASUA) announced that a majority of its 3,925 members had voted in favour of a mediated settlement, ending the possibility of a strike. [More]

April 8, 2022

Liberal/NDP Cartel Party Government Submit Federal War Budget

Cynical Ploy Claims to Offset War Spending with Social Spending – K.C. Adams

Riding the state-organized war hysteria, the Liberal/NDP cartel party government is raising military spending by $8 billion. This continues the process to meet the U.S.-led NATO demand for Canada to increase annual military spending to $25 billion. [More]

What the Budget of a War Government Looks Like

In her budget speech on April 7, Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland indulged in wild flights of fancy in what appears to be an effort to shore up support for the war budget. [More]

U.S. War Economy

U.S. President Biden has invoked the Defense Production Act of 1950 to strengthen the U.S. war economy using the central executive powers of the President to overcome any resistance of the people and local governments. [More]

April 7, 2022

Accusations of Russian War Crimes in Bucha

• The Need for a New Coherence on the Basis of Which the Peoples Can Turn Things Around in Their Favour

• Russia Holds Press Briefing to Denounce Provocation Staged at Bucha

• Russian Ambassador to UN Calls on Ukrainian President to Make Right Decisions for Ukraine

• Russia Exercises Right of Reply on What Took Place in Bucha

• Facts Behind the Accusations that Russia Massacred Civilians in Bucha

April 4, 2022

73rd Anniversary of the Founding of NATO

Dismantle NATO! Make Canada a Zone for Peace!

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) is an aggressive military-political alliance. It was conceived and brought into being on April 4, 1949 during the Cold War, on the pretext of defending Europe against “communist invasion” and the claim that the communist “evil” and totalitarianism were a threat to Western freedom and democracy. In this regard, it has always described itself as a defensive alliance, a myth perpetrated to this day which has no basis in fact. [More]

Demonstrations in Canada from 1960s to the Present Against NATO and Imperialist War Preparations

Canadians and Quebeckers have always opposed Canada taking any part in U.S./NATO war imperialist war preparations, as shown in this brief look at anti-war demonstrations from the 1960s to the present. [More]

April 1, 2022

Residential School Survivors Pursue Cause of Justice

Indigenous Representatives Succeed in Getting Apology from Pope

On April 1, the announcement came that Pope Francis I had finally apologized to the delegation of 32 Indigenous leaders, elders, knowledge keepers and residential school survivors who spent the week of March 28 in Rome, accompanied by six Catholic bishops from Canada. [More]

Assembly of First Nations Delegation Calls on Catholic Church to Rescind the Doctrine of Discovery

Sixteen members of an Assembly of First Nations (AFN) delegation met with Pope Francis I at the Vatican on March 31. They were the third group of Indigenous peoples to meet with the Pope, the Métis and Inuit having met with him on March 28. [More]

Métis Make Specific Demands of the Catholic Church

Following their meeting with Pope Francis, the Métis delegation participated in a news conference where they shared their thoughts. [More]

Inuit Seek to Bring Perpetrators of Residential School Abuse to Justice

The Inuit delegation that met with Pope Francis on March 28 stated in a press conference that they had had a productive meeting with the Pope. [More]

BC Government’s Authorization of Police Violence Against Wet’suwet’en Land Defenders

Public Safety Ministry Approved Provincial Policing Operations During Historic Flooding

Internal emails obtained through freedom of information laws reveal that in November 2021 extra policing resources for the violent arrest of Wet’suwet’en land and water defenders in northern B.C. was approved … [More]

Wet’suwet’en Hereditary Chief Na’Moks Says RCMP Easy Access to Funds and Manpower “Unsettling”

In response to internal records showing RCMP requested more police officers for a raid while B.C. was hit with historic flooding, Wet’suwet’en Hereditary Chief Na’Moks said he found it “unsettling” … [More]

March 30, 2022

In the Parliament

Federal Budget Date Announced in Another Dog and Pony Show

Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland, who also serves as Deputy Prime Minister, in answer to a question from a Liberal Party backbencher during Question period, has announced that the 2022 Federal Budget will be presented on Thursday, April 7. [More]

46th Anniversary of Palestinian Land Day

Uphold Palestinian Right of Return! Support Palestinian Resistance!

This year marks the 46th anniversary of Land Day, which commemorates the events of March 30, 1976, when six Palestinians from Arab villages inside the Green Line were shot and killed by Israeli forces while protesting the confiscation of 5,500 acres of land from the Galilee. [More]

Even in Israeli Jails, Palestinians Resist Occupation

According to media reports there are more than 4,600 Palestinians imprisoned in Israel. [More]

Palestine Centre for Human Rights Latest Update

On March 17 the Palestine Centre for Human Rights issued its most current report on human rights violations of the Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF). [More]

Jerusalema Dance Challenge

The Jerusalema Dance Challenge has reverberated around the world since it first came on the scene in 2019. [More]

Montreal Action Celebrates Palestinian Resistance

A rally outside the Israeli Consulate in Montreal on January 5, organized by PAJU (Palestinian and Jewish Unity) and the Canadian Palestinian Foundation of Quebec, brought together a number of pro-Palestinian activists and organizations. [More]

March 29, 2022

U.S. Anti-war Movement

United National Antiwar Coalition Statement on Ukraine

The United National Antiwar Coalition (UNAC) remains steadfast in its opposition to the United States/NATO imperialist project. The people of Ukraine are now suffering in a war zone because of the actions of the United States, beginning with the 2014 coup which violently ousted an elected president. [More]

Videos

Interviews About the Situation in Ukraine

Posted below are two interviews discussing the situation in Ukraine, the first with anti-war activist Joe Lombardo and the second with Scott Ritter, a former UN weapons inspector. [More]

March 28, 2022

NATO Extraordinary Summit of Heads of State

• Agenda for Further All-Sided NATO Expansion

• Demand for Serious Negotiations

• Hooliganism and Military Escalation Displace Diplomacy and Seeking a Peaceful Resolution to Ukraine Conflict

NATO’s History

• U.S. Built NATO by Putting Nazi War Criminals in Charge – Dougal MacDonald

March 25, 2022

Behind U.S. Refusal to Speak Clearly about Its Biological Research Labs in Ukraine

• Significance of State Department’s “Biodefense” Argument – Kathleen Chandler

• Support Calls to Provide Full Information and Allow for Multilateral Verification

• U.S. Mockery of UN Security Council Meetings on Ukraine Biolabs

• Some History of U.S. Biolabs

March 24, 2022

U.S./NATO Expansion Identified as Cause of Conflict in Ukraine

• President Ramaphosa of South Africa

• President Maduro of Venezuela

• Former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Yugoslavia

• Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Le Yucheng Blames U.S./NATO Expansion for the Escalation
of Violence in Ukraine

• U.S. Establishment Voices Against NATO Expansion

• Anti-NATO Demonstrations in Bulgaria

March 23, 2022

Ukraine-Related News

• Italian Union Refuses to Load Weapons Disguised as Humanitarian Cargo

• Serbia Will Not Join NATO President Says

• U.S. European Command Forms Multinational NATO Battle Group in Bulgaria

• Mercenaries in Ukraine Asked to Sign Indefinite Contracts

• Opposition Parties Ordered to Suspend Activities

• International Agency in Charge of Domain Name System Upholds Mandate Despite Pressure

March 22, 2022

23rd Anniversary of NATO Bombing of Yugoslavia – March 24, 1999

• NATO War Crimes Committed Under Humanitarian Pretext

• Statement of CPC(M-L), March 25, 1999

19th Anniversary of Second U.S. Iraq War – March 20, 2003

• Brutal U.S. Imperialist Crimes in Iraq Will Never Be Forgotten

11th Anniversary of Foreign Instigated Civil War in Syria – March 15, 2011

• Statement of Syrian Foreign Ministry

March 21, 2022

War Preparations in the Name of National Interest

• Ramped Up Troop Deployments to Eastern Europe

• Calls to Place U.S. Missiles and Other Military Installations in Canada – Enver Villamizar

War Profiteering

• NATO Countries Increase War Spending

• U.S. War Budget Increased

• Major U.S. Arms Manufacturers and War Profiteers

• European Governments Give Airbus Guaranteed Contract for Purchase of Military Drones

March 18, 2022

In the Parliament

• Ukrainian President’s “Can You Imagine” Performance – Anna Di Carlo

• Influence of Canadian NATO Parliamentary Association

NATO’s Stepped Up War Preparations

• NATO Resets “Collective Defence and Deterrence for Longer Term”

• Canada Participates in Joint Military Exercise in Norway

For Your Information

• Facts Behind Events in Ukraine

• Ukrainian-born Anti-War Activist in the U.S. on Conflict in Ukraine

• Revealing Ukraine — 2019 Documentary

March 8
Celebrate International Women’s Day

• CPC(M-L) Statement

• Origins and History

• Calendar of Events

No. 3 – March 6, 2022

In Memoriam

• Allan Bezanson

Oppose U.S./NATO Provocations and Attempts to Encircle and Crush Russia

• Road to Peace

• New World Order Must Be of the Peoples’ Making – TML Interview with Pauline Easton

• Apologetics for Deputy Prime Minister’s Nazi Sympathies – Peggy Morton

• Canada’s “Coercive Diplomacy” Against Russia – Nick Lin

• U.S. Senators Name Anti-Russia Sanctions Bill After Ukrainian Nazi Collaborator Slogan Heroiam Slava

• Anglo-European Chauvinism in Dealing with Ukrainian Refugees

• Eurocentrism and Racist Conceptions Underpin NATO’s Lies and Disinformation – Margaret Villamizar

At the United Nations

• U.S Manoeuvres to Embroil United Nations

• Special Emergency Session on Ukraine

• Notable Interventions on UN Resolution and Anti-Russia Sanctions

State of U.S. Democracy

• Biden’s State of the Union Hollow Attempt to Unite the Vying Ruling Factions – Kathleen Chandler

• Assault on Capitol Deemed “Criminal Conspiracy to Defraud the United States”

• Florida Governor Proposes Election Police

• More Evidence of High Rejection of Black and Latino Mail-in Ballots

End the U.S. Blockade of Cuba!

• 60 years of the Criminal Blockade Against Cuba – Ottawa Cuba Connections

• Successful Petition Against the U.S. War on Cuba Closes — Ottawa’s Official Response Pending – Canadian Network on Cuba

• If the U.S. Government Cares About the Opinion of the United Nations General Assembly, it Should End its Blockade of Cuba! – Caribbean Network for Solidarity with Cuba

In the News

March 5, 2022

News and Views Related to Ukraine

• Ukrainian President Appoints Neo-Nazi Commander to Administer Odessa

• Canada Introduces New Immigration Streams for Ukrainians

• Ministry of Defence Announces Yet More Aid to Ukraine

• Mercenaries in the Pay of Private Military Contractors Sent to Fight in Ukraine

• Canadian Nationals Recruited to Illegally Fight in Foreign Wars – Dougal MacDonald

March 4, 2022

The Role and Concerns of Steelworkers

• Big Changes Announced to Steel Production at Dofasco – K.C. Adams

• ArcelorMittal Strike Ends in Quebec: Workers’ Determination Ends Two-Tier Pensions

Workers Persist in Raising Just Demands

• Health Care Professionals Demand Abolition of Mandatory Overtime

• BC Hotel Workers Step Up Actions to Defend Their Rights

• Action in Gatineau Addresses Dire Housing Crisis

March 3, 2022

News and Views on Current Developments in Ukraine

• Yes to Peace, Freedom and Democracy! No to Ultra- Reactionary Ukrainian Nationalism Under the Banner of “Glory to Ukraine, Glory to the Heroes!” – Peggy Morton

• Canada’s Endorsement of Volunteers to Join Ukraine’s “International Legion”

• Persecution of Opponents of U.S/NATO Narrative

• Eurocentric Racist Treatment of Foreigners

• Western Media’s Distorted Information on Capabilities of Ukrainian Armed Forces – Steve Rutschinski

March 2, 2022

News and Views on Ukraine Crisis

• Brinkmanship and the Nuclear Threat – Kathleen Chandler

• Arch-Reactionaries Lead Toronto Demonstration in Support of Ukraine – Nick Lin

• Dangerous Increase in NATO Arms Shipments to Ukraine and War Spending

• Unacceptable Changes to Official German Military and Foreign Policy

• Alarming Calls for Japan to Host U.S. Nuclear Weapons

• Cuba Advocates a Solution that Guarantees the Security and Sovereignty of All – Statement from Cuba’s Revolutionary Government

March 1, 2022
Defence of Migrant Workers as Important as Ever

• Migrant Rights Network Protests Trudeau Government’s Restrictive Immigration Plan

• Migrant Workers’ Family Day Action Demands Status for All and Family Reunification

• Stop the Detention and Deportation of Migrants Now!

• Human Smuggling a Symptom, Not a Root Cause – Diane Johnston

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  1. Dear Tony

    Many thanks for your post and links. There is a huge amount of stuff there! I have had a quick look at one or two, but I thought I might mention that I agree in general about the Ukraine. The whole thing is quite mad. The Russians have their issues, but it is all to divide and rule as usual whilst the elites get on with subjugating the nations.

    However, it has not surprised me as it has been designed as a distraction as much as anything else, apart from an excuse to made more money for arms manufacturers, and avoid people thinking about vaccine harm and deaths etc.

    The Russians have their issues, but it is all to divide and rule as usual whilst the elites get on with subjugating the nations.

    As I say in comments ‘MSM say ‘Oo, look over there!’. In the meantime governments big corporations get on with pick pocketing the taxpayers again.

    Should you be interested I wrote this article on the situation in Ukraine. I have done this in a somewhat humourous vein as it seems more political theatre than anything else, although there is obviously death and destruction too.

    https://alphaandomegacloud.wordpress.com/2022/04/05/put-in-boots-the-ukraine-panto/

    I would also point out that there is a close mirroring of the war with WW2, only 80 years ago. If you check you will see what I mean. I have done a post on that too.

    Kind regards

    Baldmichael Theresoluteprotector’sson
    Please excuse the nom-de-plume, this is as much for fun as a riddle for people to solve if they wish.

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