Step Up the Work in Defence of the Rights of All, for Democratic Renewal, an Anti-War Government and Independent Canada!
– Statement of the Communist Party of Canada (Marxist-Leninist), January 20, 2017 –
Today, Donald Trump is sworn in as the 45th President of the United States. The overriding necessity for the Canadian working people is to concentrate on their own work in defence of their rights. The antidote to the non-stop promotion of the ideological beliefs of both Trump and the official anti-Trump forces is the work to build the independent institutions and voice of the Canadian working class and its allies, and broaden the struggle in defence of rights, for democratic renewal, an anti-war government and an independent Canada. Continue reading
Trade union building in Odessa where dozens of workers were murdered on May 2nd in a fire set by the U.S. and Harper-financed Ukrainian junta, and its neo-nazi Right Sector. Numbers of dissidents were also killed by gunfire. The atrocity occurred as Barrack Obama was extolling his Kiev junta in democratic colours before a Washington press conference held with Angela Merkel of Germany. The day before, the working class of Odessa had resolutely marched en masse on May First, International Labour Day.
UPDATE – Since the publication of this article, a second atrocity – the burning of local civilians who had taken refuge in a building – occurred yesterday on May 9 (the day celebrated as the victory over fascism in WWII) in the city of Mariupol in eastern Ukraine, also a key maritime port city like Odessa.
The regime’s “National Guard” – were dispatched to a police station that had been seized by anti-coup dissidents, possibly including police officers who rejected a new Kiev-appointed chief. Again, the deployment of the “National Guard” was followed by burning the building and killing a significant but still-undetermined number of people inside. (Early estimates of the dead range from seven to 20.) Continue reading