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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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Anniversary of US-backed coup in Chile: Commemoration of victims of the coup and call to release all political prisoners today

On the occasion of the 48th anniversary of the U.S.-backed coup in Chile on September 11, 1973, several Chilean-Canadian organizations, human rights organizations and Latin American solidarity groups held an all-day rally at Parc des Amériques in Montreal. The organizers called on everyone to sign and circulate the petition “Freedom to All the Political Prisoners in Chile. They said:

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‘We not need medals… what we need are freedom and rights’

Pia Klemp, who faced 20 years in prison for her role in saving 6,000 refugees from drowning in the Mediterranean, explains why she had refused the Grand Vermeil Medal, awarded to her and another captain of Sea-Watch, Carola Rackete, on 12 July 2019 by the City of Paris, because the two captains symbolized “solidarity for the respect of human lives”:

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Canadians reject economic war against Cuba: Thousands already sign parliamentary petition

The Canadian Network on Cuba (CNC) issued a press release on July 14 on its petition to the Canadian parliament to defend Cuba’s right to be and oppose the US destabilization of the island republic. Formed in 2002, the CNC and its chapters coast-to-coast works for the strengthening of friendship and solidarity between the peoples of Canada and Cuba  Here is the full text:

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Sighting. Photos from all over the world supporting the Palestinian resistance and protesting the crimes of the occupiers

On May 15, 2021, the 73rd anniversary of the Nakba (the Catastrophe), hundreds of militant mass protests were held worldwide to stand with the Palestinian people and their heroic resistance to the Zionist occupiers. This included 17 cities across Canada and Quebec from St. John’s, Newfoundland to Courtenay, BC. In London, England, organizers said at least 100,000 people protested. In Paris, France and Berlin, Germany demonstrators were brutally dispersed by police using water canons. In Greece, protests were held in Athens while a hundred Greek unions demanded that the crimes against the people of Palestine STOP NOW. A group of Lebanese youth with Palestinian flags climbed the border wall with Gaza to show their solidarity.

Despite the so-called ceasefire, demonstrations continued on May 21. Over 200,000 demonstrated in London — the biggest protest in support of Palestine ever. In New York. For the first time there has not been a single Zionist demonstration in support of Israel in Canada or United States. In New York, over 100,000 Jews demonstrated against Israel.

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Montreal Rally supports Palestinian Resistance

On Monday, May 10 at 5:00 pm in Montreal, in immediate response to the attempted eviction of Palestinians from the Sheikh Jarrah neighbourhood of Jerusalem and Israeli state police violence deployed against the Al-Aqsa mosque since May 7, Montreal’s Palestinian community and its allies held a protest rally in front of the Israeli consulate. Speaker after speaker condemned state terrorism and hailed the Palestinian people’s steadfast resistance to this barbarism. They defended the Palestinian people’s right to be, their right to resist, their right to live in peace and to recover their stolen lands. The youth were in the forefront at the action, in large numbers. Continue reading

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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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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.
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Webinar — 8:30-9:30 pm
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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

Vancouver
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
 
Richmond
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
Vancouver
Voices of the Oppressed, Standing in Solidarity
1:00-4:00 pm

Vancouver Art Gallery
Abbotsford
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
Vancouver
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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Sighting. Thousands around the world join the Days of Resistance for Palestine

Worldwide support for the Palestinian people and their right to be

By Samidoun

Demonstration In Montreal, August 9

The Days of Resistance for Palestine between August 7 and 9, brought together thousands of organizers and supporters of justice for Palestine around the world to stand with the Palestinian people, their resistance to colonization, annexation and occupation and their struggle for justice, return and liberation throughout Palestine, from the river to the sea.

Despite attacks from high-level Israeli officials that aimed to suppress these actions, noting that they had “warned Western governments” about the protests, over 100 organizations joined Samidoun’s call for the Days of Resistance, with an array of diverse actions taking place around the world. These events included protests, car caravans, art and cultural interventions and public educational events, all in support of the Palestinian people and their right to resist.

Read on for a detailed report on the events and actions around the world. Continue reading

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Webinar: The Life and Legacy of Fidel Castro

Thursday, August 13 — 8:00 pm EDT, 5:00 pm PDT
Organized by U.S.-Cuba Normalization Campaign

To view program and sign up for webinar click here.

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Our Hearts Are with Beirut

The Communist Party of Canada (Marxist-Leninist) expresses its deepest sympathies to the families of all victims of the August 4 explosion in Beirut, another tragedy of unprecedented proportions which has hit the Lebanese people at home and abroad including the large Lebanese community in Quebec and Canada. Our hearts go out to those living in Beirut and to the Lebanese people who have been sorely tested, and even more so within the extremely difficult conditions of the COVID-19 pandemic, onerous demands and conditions imposed by the international financial institutions and continuous breaches of Lebanon’s sovereignty by Zionist and Anglo-American forces along with Lebanon’s former colonial power France and others such as Canada. Continue reading

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Events. Resist imperialism and state terror in the Philippines

SONA ng Bayan — The People’s State of the Nation Address

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Stop the killing, end the Duterte regime’s attacks on Negros Island

International Campaign in the Philippines

On April 25, the Toronto Committee for Human Rights in the Philippines and the International Coalition for Human Rights in the Philippines in Canada (ICHRP-Canada) hosted an online event to bring to light the struggle of the people in the Philippines in general, and Negros Island in particular, against the violence of the Duterte regime. Negros is second only to Mindanao in terms of military presence and perpetration of violence against the people by the U.S.-backed Duterte regime. Continue reading

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Statement by Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, president of the Republic of Cuba for the Online Summit of the Non-Aligned Movement in Response to COVID-19

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Vietnam’s proactive approach to battling COVID-19; A staggering achievement

Emphasizing the importance of social solidarity, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has described Vietnam’s efforts to contain the virus as the “spring general offensive of 2020”, referring to the crucial 1968 Tet Offensive by the liberation forces during its last war.

Vietnamese family of recovered COVID-19 patient presents flowers to a doctor in the  northern province of Vinh Phuc, Feb. 26, 2020. At the time the patient was the last being treated.

(April 27) – Vietnam, just south of coastal China, is the 15th most populous country in the world with 97 million people. At the time of writing, Vietnam has registered no new cases of the coronavirus  in the past ten days. In all, according to its Ministry of Health (MoH), only 268 coronavirus infections and no deaths have been recorded. In contrast to Canada, a country with developed resources and 48,800 cases and 2,852 deaths, this is a staggering achievement. Continue reading

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Campaign to Support Cuba’s Contribution to World Fight Against COVID-19

 

Members of Cuba’s Henry Reeve International Medical Brigade in Barbados during the COVID-19 pandemic. Cuba has sent similar brigades throughout the Caribbean and around the world.

By Isaac Saney, Spokesperson, Canadian Network on Cuba

The Canadian Network on Cuba (CNC) is launching the Campaign to Support Cuba’s Contribution to World Fight Against COVID-19 to assist the heroic island’s internationalist medical missions that are combatting the pandemic across the world. Continue reading

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China bolsters global effort to combat coronavirus

International Cooperation to Help Countries Cope

Chinese and Cuban doctors arrive in Italy to help treat COVID-19 pandemic.

Assistance to Italy and Other EU Countries

On March 12, a group of nine Chinese aid professionals arrived in Rome with tons of medical supplies, including 700 ventilators, monitors and defibrillators, as part of China’s efforts to help Italy contain the novel coronavirus outbreak. Continue reading

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Embracing Palestine: How to combat Israel’s misuse of ‘antisemitism’

Palestinians head towards eastern border of Gaza strip to participate in weekly Great Return March protests under the slogan “Normalization with Israel is a crime and betrayal.”

By RAMZY BAROUD

I find it puzzling, indeed disturbing, that Israel, directly or otherwise, is able to determine the nature of any discussion on Palestine in the West, not only within typical mainstream platforms but within pro-Palestinian circles as well. 

At a talk I delivered in Northern England in March 2018, I proposed that the best response to falsified accusations of antisemitism, which are often lobbed against pro-Palestinian communities and intellectuals everywhere, is to draw even closer to the Palestinian narrative. Continue reading

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The hooliganism of the US imperialists knows no bounds

Canadians pay utmost attention to developing anti-imperialist solidarity

By NICK LIN

Working people across Canada continue to pay attention to the unfolding events internationally that require them to take a stand to uphold the international rule of law and organize actions in solidarity with the peoples of the world who have courageously set independent paths for themselves, for which they are increasingly being targeted by U.S. imperialism. Canadians must not accept U.S. dictate in world affairs which seeks to overturn the principles and norms of international relations. These have been expressly codified so as to maintain peaceful relations between countries and to find diplomatic means to settle disputes between countries. Continue reading

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Event. What is actually happening in Venezuela?

Report on a fact-finding and solidarity visit to Venezuela

Visit to an urban agriculture project in Caracas

— Public Forum —

6:30pm  Tuesday, May 14, 2019

BMO Community Room, Halifax Central Library 2nd Floor

5440 Spring Garden Road, Halifax NS

Over the past 3 months the U.S. and Canada have attempted to overthrow the democratically elected President of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro;  so far it has been a failure. The attempted imposition of self-declared  “President” Juan Guaido, a fake “humanitarian aid” convoy, escalating economic sanctions, sabotage on the electrical grid resulting in prolonged nation-wide blackouts, and continued threats of U.S. military intervention have not worked. Continue reading

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Cuba reiterates its invariable solidarity with Constitutional President Nicolás Maduro and the Bolivarian Revolution

We hope that the United Nations Security Council’s vocation and its responsibility as the main guarantor of international peace and security will prevail, and it will not lend itself to military adventures, Bruno Rodríguez stated. Photo: MINREX Continue reading

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Actions across Canada. Stand with the Venezuelan people and their democratically elected president and government!

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Word. Statement of Cuba – It is important to halt the imperialist military adventure against Venezuela.

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The Revolutionary Government of the Republic of Cuba condemns the escalation of pressures and actions of the US government in preparation for a military adventure under the guise of a “humanitarian intervention” in the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela and calls on the international community to mobilize in order to prevent its consummation.

Between February 6 and 10 of 2019, several military transport aircraft have been flying to the Rafael Miranda Airport in Puerto Rico; the San Isidro Air Base in the Dominican Republic and other Caribbean Islands that have a strategic location, most certainly without the knowledge of the governments of those nations. These flights took off from US military facilities from where Special Operation Troops and US Marine Corps units operate. These units have been used for covert operations, even against leaders of other countries. Continue reading

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CUPW condemns Canada for supporting US-backed coup in Venezuela

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(February 7) – CUPW condemns the Government of Canada’s decision to recognize Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido as the legitimate president of Venezuela, over the elected president Nicolas Maduro. Continue reading

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Why is the CBC lying about Venezuela?

By ALISON BODINE

While in New York City for the United Nations General Assembly during the last week of September the Prime Minister of Canada spoke about Venezuela. As he defended the government of Canada’s outrageous decision to lead the right-wing attempt to bring the President of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro to the International Criminal Court Trudeau said, Continue reading

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International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People

Toronto commemoration affirms the rights of the Palestinian People

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This day. Two hurricanes, two responses

A fishing shed floats offshore Fisherman’s Reserve on the Eastern Shore after Hurricane Juan (Photo | Allan Jean Joyce)

(Part of a series) This Saturday, September 29, marks 15 years since Hurricane Juan ripped through Halifax in the middle of the night toppling trees, smashing boats and knocking out power for many days and even weeks in some neighbourhoods. Wind speeds of up to 178km an hour were recorded at McNabs Island in Halifax Harbour. Mark Rushton and Tony Seed compare the responses of Canada and Cuba to hurricanes. Continue reading

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Al Quds Toronto Committee rejects accusations made by pro-apartheid lobby group B’nai Brith Canada

In keeping with its tradition of hosting the largest Quds Day rally in North America, Toronto once again maintained this position on June 9. Men, women (young and old) and children from all walks of life and all religions joined this annual event that was held in 800 cities across the world. As is customary, there were Muslim, Christian and Jewish speakers. A large contingent of rabbis from the group, Netura Kartai was also present. The rabbis did not speak because it was Sabbath but a statement was read out on their behalf.  Continue reading

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Event. Africa’s Children Return! Fidel, Cuba and Africa

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Tuesday, February 28 — 7:00 pm

BMO Community Room, Halifax Central Library
5440 Spring Garden Road
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