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Cartels, coalitions and the need for people to take up the work for democratic renewal

Interview with MLPC Leader Anna Di Carlo

Anna Di Carlo

Following the “leaders’ debate” which was staged at the Museum of History in Gatineau, Quebec on October 7 by a media consortium with the participation of only 6 of the 21 parties registered with Elections Canada, Renewal Update interviewed the leader of the Marxist-Leninist Party of Canada (MLPC) Anna Di Carlo on the debate and related matters of concern. The transcript is posted below. Continue reading

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How the ‘leader’s debate’ was fixed – legally

Prerogative powers used to determine electoral outcomes   | ANNA DI CARLO

The ruling elite present the leaders’ debates as an important, if not the most important means for guaranteeing the right to an informed vote during an election campaign. To shore up the fiction that the vote is free and fair, an impression is deliberately created that the Leaders’ Debate Commission, which organizes the debates is an independent body. This is not the case. The Commission and its orientation were mandated by an Order-in-Council of the Liberal Cabinet in power. The mandate makes sure that the cartel parties, the government, the state bureaucracy with its police, intelligence and security forces, and the monopoly-controlled media dictate what views are worthy of being heard and who is allowed into the debate. Continue reading

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Anti-Communist fairy tales about Cuba, freedom, democracy and human rights

Re: Op-ed in the Globe and Mail, February 25. Originally posted on February 25, I am reposting as a Globe editorial on March 22, 2016 called for regime change in Cuba.

By ANNA DI CARLO*

mediaculpaheader.stretchedCertain things are well known when it comes to the U.S. For instance, the U.S. contains only 4.4 per cent of the world’s population but it has the dubious prestige of incarcerating 22 per cent of the world’s prisoners, not to mention a largest number of political prisoners. It is also infamous for its arbitrary detentions and Guantanamo-type torture camps. In 2015 alone police in the U.S. killed 1,140 people. Continue reading

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Calls for a Trudeau government: Both the spin and the counterspin show the need for democratic renewal

By YVON BRETON

corporate mediaOn October 8 the Quebec daily La Presse published an editorial titled “For a Trudeau Government! La Presse Takes a Stand! Join in!” It is signed by the President and Chief Editor of La Presse Guy Crevier. We can expect the Toronto Star, the Globe and Mail and other monopoly media to “join in” in the coming days. It shows that MLPC leader Anna Di Carlo was right when she declared last week that the fix is in. Continue reading

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Youth and students – Fight for empowerment!

All Out to Mobilize the Youth to Build a Bright Future for Themselves!

By Anna Di Carlo, National Leader, MLPC

This week Youth Vote Canada is involving 700,000 students in more than 7,400 schools across the country to engage with the leaders of political parties in the lead up to the October 19 vote. In these and many more schools, teachers are involving their students in programs which teach them civics and introduce them to the political process. Many hold mock elections by choosing to represent one of the parties, campaigning and holding a vote. Continue reading

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August 6 leaders’ debate: Further destruction of the public authority

By ANNA DI CARLO*

150418-TorontoStLawrenceMktC15Picket-02-CR3The August 6 Maclean’s Magazine leaders’ debate will exclude 14 of Canada’s registered political parties. It is a form of censorship, no matter how much Canadians have been immunized against this particular form of official control over political opinion. It bans the airing of views held by large numbers of Canadians, such as those who stand against Canada’s participation in war, to mention but one example.

This has been the norm ever since the political parties of the establishment were challenged through the formation of other political parties. The power and privilege accorded to the political parties of the establishment is enshrined in official election broadcasting guidelines and has been upheld by the Canadian judiciary as well. Continue reading

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