By Pierre Chénier
July 6, 2018 marks the fifth anniversary of the Lac-Mégantic tragedy, one of the worst train disasters in Canadian history. On the evening of March 5, the Mégantic community participated in a silent march that ended at the cemetery where many of the victims of the tragedy are buried. Continue reading
The Ontario general election is scheduled to be held on Thursday June 7. There are over 20 political parties registered, yet the horserace journalism of the monopoly media now restricts the “sole choice” to one of two parties that their polls deem electable.
Something else is happening in the real world. In this election, working people are leading an effort to hold forums, panel discussions, town hall meetings, round tables, open mics and other activities where they themselves speak about their concerns and how they think solutions can be implemented for problems they face. Steelworkers, injured workers, teachers and education workers are amongst those taking the lead to bring forward issues they consider to matter by discussing their rich experience in fighting for their rights. Continue reading
Yesterday I read a really interesting and inspiring article in the Ontario Political Forum on the theme of standing up for injured workers in Northern Ontario. Four days of action, centring around the fourth annual Justice Bike Ride, a quite wonderful initiative. Continue reading
May Day rally in Cebu, 2017 | Tony Seed (Click to enlarge)
Every May 1, thousands of Filipino labourers come together across the country and fill the streets with a familiar rallying cry: “Mabuhay ang manggagawang Pilipino!” (Long live the Filipino worker!). The goal of the demonstrations is to bring to the forefront issues such as fair remuneration and labour export policies as well as such demands as to end U.S. military bases and domination. Continue reading
CCOO de Catalunya celebrarà aquest 1 de Maig amb el lema Ara ens toca a nosaltres! + igualtat, + ocupació, + salaris, + pensions
Les manifestacions previstes són:
Barcelona, 11.30 h. Ronda Sant Pere / Passeig de Gràcia.
Girona, 12.00 h. Plaça de la Independència
Lleida, 12.00 h. Plaça del Treball
Tarragona, 12.00 h. Plaça Imperial Tàrraco
Tortosa, 12.00 h. Plaça del Carrilet
Blanes, 18.30 h. Passeig de Dintre, 29 (davant de l’Ajuntament)
Igualada, 12.00 h. Passeig Verdaguer, cantonada amb Carrer Sant Magí
Feu clic per veure
– el cartell de CCOO de Catalunya per a l’1 de Maig
– el cartell conjunt de CCOO de Catalunya i UGT per a l’1 de Maig
– el manifest de l’1 de Maig: Ara ens toca a nosaltres: IGUALTAT, millor OCUPACIÓ, SALARIS més alts i PENSIONS dignes
– el programa d’actes del Maig de la Cultura i el Treball
– la notícia ‘Roda de premsa conjunta de presentació de les mobilitzacions del Primer de Maig de 2018’ (25-4-2018)
Halifax May Day, 2012
MAY 1 – International Workers’ Day rally and march
Public · Hosted by Halifax-Dartmouth & District Labour Council
Tuesday at 5 PM – 6:30 PM
Halifax Grand Parade, Barrington St, Halifax, Nova Scotia
May 1 is the international day of celebrating the working class struggle for a better world.
The Halifax-Dartmouth & District Labour Council invites everyone who is a friend of this struggle to come rally at Grand Parade Square in front of city hall at 5:00pm. We will march at approx. 6:00-6:30pm. A reception will be hosted by the Mayworks Festival at the Bus Stop Theatre at 6:30pm.
Dave Shaw (
May 1st! friends and allies, hope to see you there, great to see the Labour Council take this day on, as it normally is THE day of recognition of labour internationally. Years ago we met with resistance when we attempted to forge ahead with this very special day for a MAYDAY rally. People like Tony Seed
, Aaron Doncaster Allan Bezanson Ivy Shaw
Jeff Callahan, Toni MacAfee Charles Spurr
and others were part of the loyal small contingent we were able to pull together years ago. Bravo that Labour is recognizing this day again in Halifax .
International Day of Working Class Unity and Struggle
As workers all over the planet prepare to mark May Day 2018, contingents of the international working class reflect on their situation and their demands. In Cuba, the working people will celebrate their people’s power and pledge to take further measures to consolidate their socialist economy. In the capitalist world workers know from direct experience that the problems they face at work and generally in their lives and society are connected with the unresolved problem that political power is in the hands of alien class interests. To solve those recurring problems the working class must take collective action to sort out the question of Who Decides? Continue reading