Category Archives: Working Class

International Human Rights Day, December 10: The fight for rights requires modern definitions

Human Rights Day is observed every year on December 10 — the day the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948. The Declaration, the most translated document in the world, is available in more than 500 languages.[1]

Today, those who have usurped power by force are trampling rights in the mud as never before. They can do so because they control power and exercise it in their favour. They use this power to deprive people of an outlook which they can use to guide their lives. One way this is done is by defining rights on a civil basis according to which rights have “reasonable limits” and can be given and taken away. Civil rights are granted today in the same way that privileges were granted or denied by the ruling powers in medieval times. Continue reading

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Photo Review – May Day 2017: Workers celebrate their achievements and set their direction for the coming year

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Across Canada and Quebec
• Workers Celebrate Their Achievements and Set Their Direction for the Coming Year
United States
• Revitalized May Day Actions Defend Immigrant Rights and the Rights of All
Around the World
• Militant Affirmation of Rights and Sovereignty Continue reading

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Photo Review: Achievements of workers’ movement over the past year

TML Weekly is publishing on the occasion of May Day 2017 a photo review highlighting the struggles of the working people of Canada and Quebec since May Day 2016. May Day is a time to carry out summation of the achievements of the workers’ movement in the past year and set goals for what it seeks to achieve in the coming year.

The review highlights some of the many organized actions of the workers in Canada and Quebec over the past year to defend their rights and turn the situation around in their favour. The actions of the workers and people to affirm their rights and the rights and well-being of all are a vivid reminder of why the task of nation-building falls on the workers today. Continue reading

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May Day Salute to the Workers of All Lands!

All Out for May Day 2017!

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

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Labour Day 2016 — Fighting for the Rights of All!

Workers express profound concern for their living and working conditions

Hamilton Labour Day 2016

Hamilton Labour Day 2016

Labour Day 2016 was marked by marches and other events which brought forward the deep concerns of workers and working families and their determination to fight for what belongs to them by right. Major concerns include the deterioration of their working and living conditions, joblessness, lack of security in retirement, the consequences of attacks on the public health care system, as well as all the current labour battles being fought. (Courtesy of Workers’ Forum, September 15, 2016) Continue reading

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Sighting. Labour Day photo review

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Labour Day 2016: The working class – An independent organized force for the defence of rights and a pro-social future

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– Workers’ Centre of the Communist Party of Canada (Marxist-Leninist) –

LABOUR DAY 2016 brings with it the necessity for the working class to organize itself as an independent political and social force. The current situation is characterized by the refusal of the ruling imperialist elite to recognize the rights of the working class and enforce an equilibrium in class relations. This has given rise to a state of anarchy in which the monopolies consider themselves sovereign and entitled to take unilateral decisions and impose them on the workers. Governments and state institutions facilitate this in the name of economic prosperity and stability. Continue reading

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