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Slavery and Reparations: African Nova Scotia, Canada and Beyond

Updated October 27

Dalhousie University and the University of King’s College, together and in partnership with the Black Cultural Centre for Nova Scotia are pleased to announce an online event focused on the theme of Slavery and Reparations: African Nova Scotia, Canada and Beyond. This event is being held in preparation for the 2023 Universities Studying Slavery Conference, which will take place in Halifax, Nova Scotia (see below).

Monday, November 1 – 2-4pm EST & 5-7pm EST

Featuring panelists (2-4pm EST): Cikiah Thomas (Co-ChairInternational Working Committee, Global African Congress); Delvina Bernard (PhD-candidate, International Development Studies, Saint Mary’s University); Dr. Andrea Douglas (Director, Jefferson School African American Heritage Centre)

Keynote lecture (5-7pm EST) by Professor Sir Hilary Beckles, Vice-Chancellor of the University of the West Indies and the leading international scholar on reparations.

Register at http://register.bccns.com

For more information: https://ukings.ca/events/pre-conference-event-for-2023-universities-studying-slavery-conference/

Dalhousie University and the University of King’s College, together and in partnership with the Black Cultural Centre for Nova Scotia are pleased to announce an online event focused on the theme of Slavery and Reparations: African Nova Scotia, Canada and Beyond. This event is being held in preparation for the 2023 Universities Studying Slavery Conference, which will take place in Halifax, Nova Scotia (see below).

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September 30, Orange Shirt Day – Drum and Sing for Missing Children of Indian Residential Schools

National Day of Truth and Reconciliation

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All-India Strike/Bharat Bandh – Support the just struggle of the Indian farmers!

An All-India shutdown will take place on Monday, September 27 to mark the first anniversary of the three controversial farm laws passed by Parliament. The Samyukt Kisan Morcha (SKM) called for the All-India shutdown, supported by trade unions, farmers’ associations, youth, teachers, labourers and others, as well as opposition political parties and many state governments.

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Global Climate Strike, September 24

All Out to Humanize the Natural and Social Environment!

Support the Youth to Demand Meaningful Action on Climate Change

To read the calls for the September 24 actions,
see Renewal Update, September 14, 2021.

To register an action in Canada, click here.

To view a map of actions in Canada, click here.

To register an action outside of Canada, click here.

To view a map of actions worldwide, click here.

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20th Anniversary of 9/11 – Virtual Meeting

On the War on Terror, Invasion of Afghanistan and Repercussions for International Rule of Law

Sunday, September 12
1:00-4:00 pm EDT

Organized by the Marxist-Leninist Party of Canada

The meeting will be held on Zoom and will begin with brief presentations,
followed by open mic.

To register: Send an e-mail to mlpc@cpcml.ca with your name and e-mail address. If you would like to present on the topic of the meeting, please indicate that as well.

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Labour Day Calendar – September 6, 2021; Defend the Dignity of Labour

All events Monday September 6 unless otherwise indicated.
For additional information and events as they are announced click here.

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Celebrate Vietnam’s National Day

August 22 Virtual Celebration

76th Anniversary of August Revolution and Vietnam National Day

Sunday August 22, 2021 — 7:00 pm EDT
Organized by the Canada-Vietnam Friendship Society
To register or for more information contact: info@c-vfs.com
Advance registration is required. Those registering will receive a non-transferable link to join the celebration.

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Status for All. Montreal march kicked off this week’s actions

Over 200 people gathered at 11 am at Hector-Toe-Blake Park near Atwater Metro in Montreal on July 18 for a mass march kicking off a week of action to demand Status For All! The week of actions was organized by Solidarity Across Borders, the Migrant Rights Network and many other allies, including the Immigrant Workers Centre. The aim of the actions was to mobilize support for a comprehensive and ongoing regularization program for all migrants with precarious status.

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Canadian Network On Cuba condemns US war on Cuba: ‘Hands Off Cuba!’

The Canadian Network On Cuba was founded on September 6, 2002 and has chapters coast-to-coast. It states “We are committed to the strengthening of friendship and solidarity between the peoples of Canada and Cuba.” 

Isaac Saney, Spokesperson, Canadian Network On Cuba, July 12, 2021

The Canadian Network On Cuba condemns the manipulation of the July 11 events in Cuba by reactionary politicians and the monopoly media in order to create a climate of disinformation and confusion that will be used to justify so-called humanitarian intervention in the heroic island nation.

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July 1 — Cancel Canada Day

No Celebration of Stolen Indigenous Land and Stolen Indigenous Lives

Idle No More has called for actions across Canada on July 1 under the banner of “Cancel Canada Day.” In the call, issued before the report by the Cowessess First Nation, they state “The recent discovery at Kamloops residential school has reminded us that Canada remains a country that has built its foundation on the erasure and genocide of Indigenous nations, including children.” They say further “We refuse to sit idle while Canada’s violent history is celebrated. We are once again calling on Indigenous land, water and sky protectors and allies to come together and disrupt the celebration.”

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Workers Speak Out – Permanent Status for All!

Viirtual Meeting
Wednesday, June 23
8:00 pm AT; 7:00 pm ET; 5:00 pm MT; 4:00 pm PT

Organized by the Workers’ Centre of CPC(M-L)

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Workers from different sectors of the economy will speak on their experience of organizing to uphold the rights of migrant workers and the difficulties they face. Workers from different sectors will speak themselves from health care to seniors care, about how they arrived in Canada and on the conditions of their lives and work. Information will also be provided about the conditions faced by internal migrants forced to leave their homes to find work in the mines, on construction sites, in the tar sands, amongst other places

It is thanks to the workers who speak out and organize for the affirmation of the rights of all that the truth of what happens in Canada becomes known and together we can advance the fight for the rights of all.

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June 21: Summer Solstice — National Indigenous Peoples Day

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Online global picket against the US blockade on Cuba

24-Hour Picket Against the U.S. Blockade on Cuba
June 22, 8:00 pm – June 23, 8:00 pm (Havana time)

To register to participate via Zoom, click here
Organized by the Canadian Network on Cuba

At the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) meeting on June 23, Cuba will bring its annual resolution on the necessity to end the United States blockade against Cuba. For 28 consecutive years, the UNGA has overwhelmingly voted in favour of ending this criminal and unjust U.S. policy towards Cuba.

People around the world will be mobilizing at this important time — we invite you to unite your voice with people around the world at a 24-hour global picket featuring speakers, cultural performances and more!

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Petition against U.S. Economic Blockade of Cuba and on Canada-Cuba Relations

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June 14 Webinar: Pan-Canadian NATO Counter-Summit – Building a National Resistance to the Alliance

Zoom Meeting

Monday, June 14 — 4:00 pm PT/ 5:00 pm MT/6:00 pm CT/ 7:00 pm ET/ 8:00 pm AT

To register for Zoom meeting: go here:https://us02web.zoom.us/…/tZIqcOGoqj4pGdDaZjtXvH…

This event is the Canadian expression of the Stop NATO 2021 actions organized by No to War – No to NATO in Europe opposing the NATO Heads of State summit taking place in Brussels on June 14th.

Everyone is welcome to this webinar to hear brief presentations from activists across the country about why Canada should withdraw from NATO, a U.S.-dominated, nuclear-armed alliance, and why NATO should be abolished for genuine peace and security in the world.

The program is organized by the Canadian Voice of Women for Peace, Canadian Foreign Policy Institute, Mobilization Against War and Occupation, Winnipeg Peace Alliance, Regina Peace Council, Hamilton Coalition to Stop the War, CPC(M-L), Ottawa Peace Council, Canadian Peace Congress and the Anti-imperialist Alliance.

Speakers include

Tamara Lorinc, Canadian Voice of Women for Peace — VOW’s campaign “Feminists Against Militarism: Women Say No to NATO”

Yves Engler, Canadian Foreign Policy Institute — History and Canada-NATO

Isaac Saney, No Harbour for War — Halifax International Security Forum

Margaret Villamizar, CPC(M-L) – the need to break the taboo on discussion on the values NATO represents and who decides they are Canadian values

Alison Bodine, Mobilization Against War and Occupation

David Gehl, Regina Peace Council

Radhika Desai, Winnipeg Peace Alliance

Following the presentations there will be time for a discussion and strategy session.

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Stand with the Palestinian Resistance to expulsion and annexation!

The eyes of the world are on Palestine as the heroic Palestinian people fiercely resist Israeli terrorism and violence intended to expel them from their homes and occupy their properties in occupied East Jerusalem. Hundreds of Palestinian men, women and children face losing their homes. For several days now the Israeli military has carried out brutal attacks against the Palestinians of the area who have stood together as one. Israeli military and police have attacked the protesters with batons, tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse them. “Skunk water” and tear-gas have been fired into Palestinian homes to force the occupants to abandon their dwellings. Continue reading


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Calendar of Events. International Women’s Day 2021

On March 8, International Women’s Day, around the world women organize rallies, marches and gatherings of all kinds to assert their claim as women to a say and control over all the affairs of society. Their struggle to affirm their collective rights is part and parcel of the fight to defend the rights of all.

One hundred and ten years ago, International Women’s Day was established to highlight the fight of women for peace, for their rights as workers, and for their right to participate in political affairs and to take their place in the vanguard of all fields of human endeavour. Continue reading


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Today is #CdnAgDay

May be an image of one or more people, people standing, outdoors and text that says "FOR #MigrantsFeedUs #StatusforAll #EstatusParaTodos #CdnAgDay Feb 23 is #CdnAgDay Post selfies in support of migrants that feed us! MgasA Alliance or Migrant Workers"

From Migrant Workers Alliance for Change

We are an alliance of migrant workers and allies fighting for justice, dignity, protection and status for migrant workers.

Agri-Food is Canada’s largest manufacturing sector pouring in over 120 BILLION into the economy. Why is Canada the world’s 6th largest exporter of Agri-Food? According to the government, it’s because Canada has the “lowest labour costs in the G7”. Canada is getting rich off of migrant labour. Today on #CdnAgDay, post in support of equal rights & #StatusforAll for migrants! #MigrantsFeedUs. Continue reading

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30th Anniversary of February 14 Women’s Memorial March

Justice for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls! End the Violence!

Women’s memorial events are being held on Valentine’s Day in cities across the country to demand justice for Indigenous women and girls who have been murdered or have gone missing, and to get the government to take measures to end the violence. The marches began in 1992 in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside to demand that action be taken following the murder of a Coast Salish woman whose death was met with indifference from the authorities and the media.

Today, people from all walks of life are demanding justice for murdered and missing Indigenous women and girls and opposing all forms of violence against women. Violence against women has been on the rise since the beginning of the pandemic, as the isolation imposed on everyone renders them all the more vulnerable.

The persistence of Indigenous women and peoples in asserting their right to be is an inspiration to all, especially their insistence on defining what it is they need and not permitting others to define what is acceptable. Continue reading

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Montreal rally and webinar in support of the Haitian people

Against the Return of Duvalierism

Sunday, February 7
Rally — 12:30-2:00 pm

Corner of St-Michel and Legendre Sts.
Webinar — 8:30-9:30 pm
Details TBA
Organized by: Solidarité Québec-Haïti

On February 7, Solidarité Québec-Haïti is holding two actions in Montreal to mark the departure of Jovenel Moïse as Haiti’s president, to echo the actions of resistance and demonstrations on the same day throughout Haiti.

First, a rally with Rara Indigène will take place from 12:30-2:00 pm at the corner of St-Michel and Legendre streets. Rara is Haitian festival music that accompanies street processions. Joumou soup (traditional soup made from beef, squash and other vegetables) and hot chocolate will be served. Participants must respect physical distancing measures and wear a mask.

A webinar will be held from 8:30-9:30 pm to denounce the return of Duvalierism in Haiti and the role played by Canada in supporting it.

On February 7, 1986, the brutal Duvalier dictatorship in Haiti fell after nearly 30 years in power. Today, 35 years later, Jovenel Moïse, who fraudulently came to power, has restored many aspects of the Duvalierist regime, by violently repressing protests, extending his mandate, governing by decree, illegally rewriting the constitution, unilaterally creating a national intelligence agency with unlimited powers, etc. Solidarité Québec-Haïti denounces the fact that Canada continues to support the repressive Jovenel Moïse regime in Haiti.

Solidarité Québec-Haïti calls on all activists and allies of the Haitian people to join in these two events to mark the historic date of February 7.

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January Events in Canada: Stand with Indian Farmers

Monday-Friday, 11:00 am-2:00 pm
Indian Consulate, Unit 201, 325 Howe St.
Organized by Sikh Motorcycle Club of Canada
Daily, 4:30-6:00 pm
Clearbrook Rd South of Fraser Way
Daily, 5:30-9:00 pm
King George and 88th
Daily, 6:00-9:00 pm
Scott Road and 72nd
Monday-Friday, 11:00 am-3:00 pm
Indian Consulate, Unit 700, 365 Bloor St. E.
Organized by Sikh Motorcycle Club of Canada
Monday-Friday, 11:00 am-2:00 pm
Indian Embassy, 10 Springfield Rd
Organized by Sikh Motorcycle Club of Canada
Farmers Protests Panel Discussion
2:00-6:00 pm
Highway No. 5 and Steveston Hwy
Car and Truck Road Show
11:00 am

Gather at Abbotsford Stadium, drive to Vancouver Art Gallery
Voices of the Oppressed, Standing in Solidarity
1:00-4:00 pm

Vancouver Art Gallery
Tractor Rally
10:00 am

Mann Farms Corn Maze (McKenzie and Vye Road)
Kisaan Rally and Peaceful Demonstration
1:30 pm

Gather at noon, H Lot, UBCO
Protest Republic Day
1:00 pm

Indian Consulate, 325 Howe St
Kisaan Rally
12:00 noon

Meet Strawberry Hill Parking Lot, Cineplex
Destination; Indian Consulate
325 Howe St, Vancouver
Kisan Republic Day Car Rally
3:30 pm

Gather at Westwood Mall
5:00-7:00 pm
Rally at Square One
Saturday, January 30
2:00-6:00 pm
Highway No. 5 and Steveston Hwy

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January 2021 actions in support of Cuba

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Webinar: Canada-Cuba relations in a Time of Trump and COVID-19

Thursday, October 29 — 4:00 pm Pacific Time |
7:00 pm Eastern Time | 8:00 pm Atlantic Time | 11:00 pm UK

Register on Zoom here.
Organized by the Canadian Network on Cuba
Visit online: canadiannetworkoncuba.ca

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All Eyes on Mi’kma’ki — Week of Actions October 19-24

Stand with Mi’kmaq People in Defence of Their Hereditary and Treaty Fishing Rights

Halifax rally, October 18, 2020 in support of hereditary and treaty rights of Mi’kmaq people.

Idle No More has called a National Week of Action in support of the Mi’kmaq peoples’ right to fish on their unceded territories. Their callout points out that “The inaction of the federal and provincial government and the RCMP to protect Mi’kmaq people is a violation of Indigenous inherent rights, Treaty rights, and the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People. This is not reconciliation.” Continue reading

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November 1 Day of Action in Defence of Migrant Rights

Raise the Call: Status for All!

Migrante and la Association de Mexicanos en Calgary visit an Alberta farm on Thanksgiving, share a meal, games and karaoke before the migrant workers return home for the season.

The Migrant Rights Network has called for a national day of action on Sunday, November 1 to once again raise the call for Status for All!  Continue reading

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Harvest Full Moon Tonight; ‘Blue Moon’ Coming on Halloween

A full moon will appear in the evening sky today. The Harvest Moon will appear nearly opposite the sun at about 5:05pm EDT. This brighter, larger moon occurs closest to the autumnal equinox, and was traditionally said to be bright enough to guide farmers’ work late into the night. The full moon will last through Saturday morning. October will see a rare “Blue Moon,” the second full moon in a calendar month, on Halloween.

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Ontario Day of Action: Defend the Rights of Residents and Workers in Long-Term Care Homes

The Ontario Health Coalition (OHC) together with frontline health and elder care advocate organizations are holding a Day of Action on Long-Term Care in Ontario on October 8 at 11:00 am. The OHC is calling for immediate action by the Ford government to recruit and train staff; improve pay and working conditions and provide full-time work; and to implement a minimum care standard of four hours of hands on care per resident per day. The OHC is also calling for an end to for-profit long-term care. Continue reading

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Events. Stand with Cuba

Cuban Doctors Speak: 15 years of the Henry Reeve Brigade

Saturday, September 26 – 5:00 pm PDT/ 8:00 pm EDT
Register here.
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Organized by: Nobel Peace Prize for Cuban Doctors
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4th International Congress against Military Bases and Wars

September 25, 11:00 am – 5:30 pm CEST

We invite you to the 4th international congress against military bases and wars. We will discuss about the international political situation and how to enlarge our struggle against war machinery and warfare. Continue reading

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September 20 Day of Action

The Trudeau Liberal government is developing a plan for COVID-19 recovery that they will announce when parliament reconvenes on September 23. Organizers are calling on everyone to join in actions on September 20 to demand the plan include a single-tier immigration system, where everyone has the same rights. All migrants, refugees and undocumented people in the country must be regularized and given full immigration status now without exception. All migrants arriving in the future must do so with full and permanent immigration status. Continue reading

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September 20 National Day of Action: Demand permanent status for all

Status for All! action in Montreal, August 23, 2020

By Steve Rutchinski

There are more than 1.6 million people in Canada denied their fundamental human rights because the government of Canada refuses to do its duty and guarantee the rights of each and every human being. On September 20, just days before federal Parliament resumes, migrant rights organizations are holding yet another Canada-wide day of action to demand Canada modernize itself, come into the 21st century, recognize that all human beings have rights and provide Status for All! Everyone should go all out to support these actions. It’s a matter of principle, of social solidarity! To learn more about the actions, click here. Continue reading

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