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July 10-11. Days of action in solidarity with Cuba

Cuba solidarity action, July 11, 2022 in Spain.

On July 10 and 11 friends and supporters of Cuba around the world expressed support for revolutionary Cuba and demanded the U.S. lift the blockade against Cuba. Anti-Cuban organizations outside of Cuba used the day to reiterate threats against Cuba’s diplomatic embassies and consulates around the world. July 11 is the first anniversary of the attempted coup these counter-revolutionaries thought they could pull off, which was defeated with the resounding support of the people for the Cuban Revolution.

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Rogers’ July 8 network outage

On Friday July 8, Rogers Communications experienced a total network outage across both wireless and wireline service. Speculation was rampant on social media about the cause being a systemwide attack by China, or Russia or U.S. “hackivists” seeking to restore Roe v. Wade. Security systems were said to have been compromised across the board and in cities like Montreal and Toronto, Brinks vans and police cruisers could be seen hovering around banks in the financial districts.

The CEO of Rogers sent out an email on Sunday to Rogers’ customers taking responsibility, saying:

“I want to share what we know about what happened on Friday. We now believe we’ve narrowed the cause to a network system failure following a maintenance update in our core network, which caused some of our routers to malfunction.”

So much for blaming China, Russia and U.S. “hackivists.” So much for the disinformation that it is the Huawei 5G Network that is a threat to national security.”

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Land for new US embassy in Jerusalem was owned by Palestinians before 1948, files show

The fact is that the vast majority of the land in the state of Israel is land that is owned by Palestinians (TS)

Ahead of U.S. President Biden’s visit to Israel and the West Bank, Palestinian families in the U.S. and East Jerusalem present documents – including rental contracts going back decades – testifying that they owned the land before it was seized by Israel after the 1948 war

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Mass opposition to NATO Madrid Summit

Thousands of people participated in actions to protest the NATO summit taking place in Madrid, Spain from June 28 to 30. Counter Summit events were held in Madrid itself on June 24 and 25 on the theme No NATO! Bases Out!

Madrid, Spain, June 26, 2022.

The Counter Summit ended with an estimated 5,000 people marching through the streets of Madrid on Sunday June 26 calling for the elimination of NATO bases in Europe and the abolition of NATO.

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This Day. June 24, 1497 – Britain’s ‘Dominion, Title and Jurisdiction‘ of Canada begins

Indigenous resistance to colonialism continues in the present, including Mi’kmaq defence of their hereditary rights against fracking on their traditional territories.

By Tony Seed

On June 24, 1497, the Venetian navigator Giovanni Caboto (John Cabot), commissioned by Henry VII of England, landed in Newfoundland. Believing it to be an island off the coast of Asia, he named it New Found Land. Under the commission of this king to “conquer, occupy, and possess” the lands of “heathens and infidels,” Caboto reconnoitred the Newfoundland coast and landed on the northern shore of what is today known as Cape Breton Island in Nova Scotia. Continue reading

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Trudeau is lying – Canadian air patrols near China are not on ‘UN mission’

121117-HalifaxGazaDemo-MediaCoop-09Canada falsely claims that it is implementing international law when its airplanes are in fact spying on China.

On June 2 the Canadian Globe and Mail reported of a Chinese interdiction of a Canadian reconnaissance aircraft:

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Canada Day 2022: Conception of Rights in Canada’s Constitution

The conception of rights enshrined in the current Constitution of Canada dates back to the days of the British conquest and rebellions against it. It is a conception that enshrines and protects the rights of the Crown with institutions, values, aims and practices established for that purpose. Before that, the French Crown also imposed laws and practices in defence of private property which also contributed to shaping the country’s future.

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The Two-Star Republic

This flag represents the struggle of the Republican Patriots who took up arms, led an insurrection against the British Empire, declared the independence of Lower Canada, but also of Upper Canada, established the Two-Star Republic and then worked to establish a union between the two Canadas. This union has nothing to do, in any way whatsoever, with the despicable Act of Union of 1840, but rather the project of union between the Republican States of North America.

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In Memoriam Jim Nugent

January 29, 1950 – June 29, 2022

The Communist Party of Canada (Marxist-Leninist) with heavy heart informs you that Comrade Jim Nugent passed away before midnight on June 29, 2022. We send our deepest sympathies to his lifelong partner Christine, their sons and families, his siblings, all family members and to his comrades, former co-workers and many friends.

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U.S. Supreme Court decision and importance of affirming women’s rights

An interview with Dawn Hemingway (Carrell), one of the main organizers of Canada’s 1970 Abortion Caravan

Demonstration outside U.S. Consulate in Toronto, June 25, 2022, affirms women’s abortion rights and denounces U.S. Supreme Court Decision

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. Before we ask you about that, please tell us what you think about the decision of the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) to overturn its previous Roe v. Wade ruling of 1973.

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

Protest outside the Supreme Court in Washington, DC, June 26, 2022.

The U.S. Supreme Court, in a 213-page ruling, overturned the 1973 Supreme Court decision in Roe v. Wade on June 24. This Supreme Court ruling of the “greatest democracy” is an attack on the Right to Be of all. It 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. Twenty-six states already have laws that will criminalize doctors and health care providers who provide abortions, forcing many to close down or cancel appointments.

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Trudeau pushes to establish NATO ‘climate security’ centre in Canada

Covering up need for democratic renewal and anti-war government | Tony Seed

During his visit to the Netherlands in late October, Justin Trudeau supported the establishment of a NATO think tank in Canada. This would become a strategic addition to the more than two dozen such centres. It is described as a “centre of excellence to study the security threats posed by climate change.”

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Involvement of Asia Pacific countries in NATO

2022 Rim of the Pacific War Exercises | Yi Nicholls

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. At a June 15 press conference prior to the NATO Defence Ministers’ meeting, Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg stated:

“For the first time in our history we will invite our Asia Pacific partners, the Prime Ministers of New Zealand, Australia, Japan and also the President of south Korea will participate in the NATO Summit, which is a strong demonstration of our close partnership with these like-minded countries in the Asia Pacific.”

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2022 Rim of the Pacific war exercises: Canada committing crimes against the peace in Asia Pacific

By Nick Lin

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 lockstep with U.S. imperialism, in places where the Canadian military has no business being.

A press release from the Department of National Defence (DND) informs that on June 14, HMCS Vancouver and HMCS Winnipeg and their helicopter air detachments “departed for a five-month deployment in the Indo-Pacific region.” DND says, “Canada is deploying two frigates to work with allies and like-minded partners and to support government objectives to uphold the rules-based international order and international law.”

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2022 Rim of the Pacific war exercises

U.S.-led war preparations in Asia Pacific and 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. Navy says the aim of the war exercises is for “a network of capable, adaptive partners [to] train and operate together in order to strengthen their collective forces and promote a free and open Indo-Pacific. RIMPAC 2022 contributes to the increased interoperability, resiliency and agility needed by the Joint and Combined Force to deter and defeat aggression by major powers across all domains and levels of conflict.”

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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.-led Rim of the Pacific war exercises (RIMPAC) in the Asia Pacific that start June 29 and run to August 4.

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This Day. June 25, 1950 – Anniversary of the Start of the Korean War

Part of the Mansudae Grand Monument in Pyongyang, tribute to the DPRK’s heroic fighters in the Korean War.

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Privatization of health care: Human consequences of governments’ abdication of responsibility for health care

By Barbara Biley

A feature of the over three-decades long neo-liberal anti-social offensive in Canada is the systematic wrecking of the health care system. Nurses, doctors and other health care workers in every province and territory have been raising the alarm, organizing and demanding action to end the crisis in health care by increasing investments and implementing solutions proposed by frontline workers. A major concern is shortage of health care workers.

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Privatization of health care: The harm caused by use of “agency nurses”

Ontario nurses put forward their demands at May Day 2022 action in Toronto.

The Toronto Star, on June 15, published an article by freelance contributor Armine Yalnizyan based on an interview with an agency nurse in Ontario who had, until last year, been employed in the public health care system. Agency nurses are employed by private agencies who provide staff to the public health care system to cover for staff shortages. The nurse who was interviewed was definitive in her assessment that agency nursing is “bad for the community and bad for patient care because there is no consistency, it fragments health delivery.”

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June 24 – Quebec’s National Day

June 24 is celebrated as Quebec’s National Day. The Quebec people’s National Day celebrates the Patriots who fought for independence from Britain in the mid-19th century: Nelson, De Lorimier, Côté, Chénier, Duvernay, O’Callaghan and many others.

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Juneteenth and the end of slavery

All Out for People’s Empowerment! End the Injustice NOW! | Dougal MacDonald

107th Coloured Troops, Ft. Woodbury, Arlington County, Virginia, November 1, 1865.

June 19, 1865 or Juneteenth (also known as Freedom Day) is celebrated across the United States in appreciation of the vital contributions made by African Americans in emancipating the four million people enslaved by the system of slave labour and in carrying forward the fight for justice and equality before and since the U.S. Civil War. Recent actions across the U.S. salute the determined and undaunted resistance to police violence, government impunity, and demands for accountability and for change that favours the people.

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Demands for reparations increase in the US. International jurists find US 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. The jurists examined five counts, including police killings, racist mass incarceration, treatment of political prisoners, and environmental and health care racism.

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Juneteenth Festivals in the United States

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

March in Seattle, Washington, June 19, 2020 in the midst of the protests movement against the killing of George Floyd.

On June 19 across the United States Juneteenth celebrations bring out the spirit of the broad and persistent resistance of African Americans to slavery. The celebrations bring together many different organizations, artists, activists and people from many walks of life to celebrate the victory over slavery and the ongoing fight for rights. It is with pride in resistance against great odds that African Americans justly stand and celebrate and organize to consolidate their best traditions. Juneteenth squarely puts forward that it is the people that are decisive and it’s their struggle for rights that moves society forward, making it a day of celebration for all.

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Buffalo shooter an avowed pro-Nazi

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

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. This includes connections to neo-Nazis in Ukraine. Payton Gendron posted pictures of himself wearing symbols of the Nazi Azov Battalion. According to reports, the connections were such that the live stream of the killings was posted by these Nazis in Ukraine.

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40th anniversary of New York City march against war, nuclear weapons and for human needs

– Voice of Revolution –

June 12, 2022 marks the 40th anniversary of the historic New York City “March for Nuclear Disarmament and Human Needs.” More than a million people marched in 1982, effectively shutting down midtown Manhattan for the day. The numbers were such that people filled the streets from start to finish of the march. Many of the feeder marches never reached the starting point at the United Nations as wave after wave of people marched toward the UN or rallied where they stood. It was a powerful and united stand against the U.S. use, testing and buildup of its nuclear arsenal. No More Hiroshimas! U.S. Disarm Now! Fund Human Needs! Abolish Nuclear Weapons, March for Peace and Justice! were among the demands raised.

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Agenda of the NATO Summit in Madrid, June 28-30

Membership in NATO goes against the longstanding desire of Canadians that their country be a force for genuine peace in the world, as well as their rejection of U.S.-led invasions, occupations and interference in other countries | NICK LIN


May 7, 2022 action, part of mobilization against the Madrid NATO Summit.

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

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. It has refused to attend to the just claims of many governments to change that discriminatory and unacceptable stand.

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Summit of the Americas seeks to prevent deliberation on most urgent issues

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

On Monday, June 6 the week-long Ninth Summit of the Americas opened in Los Angeles, California.

According to the Secretariat of the OAS which organizes them, “The Summits of the Americas are institutionalized gatherings of the heads of state and government of the Western Hemisphere where leaders discuss common policy issues, affirm shared values and commit to concerted actions at the national and regional level to address continuing and new challenges faced in the Americas.”

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Kissinger (II) – The conception of total war to divide the world

The essence of Kissinger’s message of what he means by detente and negotiations is the promotion of the use of nuclear weapons.

Serbian football fans’ banners name countries that have been subject to U.S./NATO military aggression, March 17, 2022. 

The tone of the speech by Henry Kissinger, former U.S. Secretary of State and National Security Advisor to Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford, delivered to the Davos World Economic Forum on May 23, and of his May 9 interview with the Financial Times, is one of detente and negotiations. But the essence of what he means lurks behind this talk, which is the promotion of the use of nuclear weapons.

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Kissinger addresses how the US should proceed to order and divide the world (I)

What Kissinger is saying is that Ukraine, Taiwan and other issues should be used to pit China and Russia against each other in a manner that favours the U.S. and prevents them from establishing a “permanent alliance.”

A plethora of former U.S. presidents and vice-presidents, secretaries of state, national security advisors, newspapers and pundits of various kinds have been giving opinions about the Ukraine crisis and discussing U.S. foreign policy and the direction it should take. On May 23, Henry Kissinger, four days before he turned 99 years old, spoke virtually at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland. In the lead up to the WEF he also gave an interview to the Financial Times on May 9. He addressed the issues of Ukraine, China, Russia and nuclear weapons.

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