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2019-06-19T13:51:44Z
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Ginger Goodwin grave vandalized ahead of memorial

Wed, 2019-06-19 08:08
Labour leader murdered by police in 1918 In an apparent act of far-right vandalism, the gravestone of labour leader Albert “Ginger” Goodwin has been defaced in Cumberland, BC. The grave, which is the site of an annual memorial vigil each June, had a hammer and sickle ornament chiseled off of it. Goodwin was a migrant...

Support the People’s Voice Fund Drive!

Tue, 2019-06-18 23:21
Here’s a wake-up call about the importance of the socialist media: the federal Conservative Party has broken Canadian political fundraising records, taking in a total of $8 million during the first quarter of 2019. The working class desperately needs to fight back against the right-wing propaganda machine, including by making sure that People’s Voice remains...

“THE CURRENT POLITICAL DEADLOCK IN SUDAN. HOW DID WE END UP HERE?”

Tue, 2019-06-18 00:55
Just before the June 3 attacks against protesters in Khartoum, the leadership of the Sudanese Communist Party published their view of the complicated political situation in Sudan since the takeover of power by the transitional military council (TMC), and the challenges facing the “Forces for the declaration of Freedom and Change” coalition, FDFC. This is...

A MUST-READ WITH ONE UNFORTUNATE FLAW

Tue, 2019-06-18 00:43
Outside In, A Political Memoir, by Libby Davies, published by Between The Lines, 320 pages.  When the realization hit a few years ago that a big shake-up was inevitable at Vancouver City Hall, the conversation among progressives turned to the big question: who should run for mayor after Vision’s Gregor Robertson? Hands down, the popular...

LABOUR COUNCILS SAY “NO” TO RACISM

Tue, 2019-06-18 00:38
Taking a very timely initiative, thirteen labour council presidents have signed an open letter calling for the theme of Labour Day 2019 to be #UniteAgainstRacism. Released by the Migrant Rights Network (MRN) as part of their ongoing anti-racism campaign, the letter calls for the labour movement to endorse the campaign by making #UniteAgainstRacism the theme...

ONTARIO COMMUNISTS: DEFEAT FORD’S WAGE CUT LEGISLATION!

Tue, 2019-06-18 00:26
The Communist Party of Canada (Ontario) has pledged to fight Premier Doug Ford’s wage cut legislation and defend workers’ rights to free collective bargaining. On June 5th, the Conservative Government of Ontario announced legislation that, if passed, will apply to 1 million public sector workers across the province. What is being called “wage restraint” legislation...

NEARLY DROPPING THE BALL: NL ELECTS MINORITY GOVERNMENT

Tue, 2019-06-18 00:01
Newfoundland and Labrador held its general election on May 17. When the Dwight Ball Liberals called the election in April, it seemed unlikely that the opposition parties would make much of a dent. It is hardly the case that the Liberals had mass support, but neither the PC nor NDP parties offered much to spark...

END THE GIVEAWAYS TO BIG ENERGY

Mon, 2019-06-17 00:28
Fossil fuel extraction and exports, and Canada’s overall greenhouse gas footprint, will be a major focus of the October 2019 federal election campaign. Advocates of fossil fuel production argue that Canada needs the economic boost provided by Big Energy projects like pipelines. Since rising carbon emissions are the critical driver for unchecked climate change, this...

CPC: MMIWG FINDINGS AND RECOMMENDATIONS DESERVE FULL SUPPORT

Sat, 2019-06-15 22:03
The report issued on June 3 by the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, Reclaiming Power and Place, is a stunning indictment of the genocidal record and policies of the Canadian state, and a powerful call for immediate action towards justice and equality. The Communist Party of Canada extends our solidarity...

MMIWG FINALLY RELEASES INQUIRY REPORT

Sat, 2019-06-15 21:18
Three years after being launched, the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls has released a 1200 page report. PM Justin Trudeau was presented with Reclaiming Power and Place, at a June 3 ceremony in Gatineau, Quebec. After a rocky start marked by resignations over concerns that its process was flawed, the...

MUSIC NOTES: Rhiannon Giddens, artist and teacher

Tue, 2019-06-11 03:07
John Jeremiah Sullivan’s essay “Rhiannon Giddens and What Folk Means” is a must-read for people interested in the history of American folk music and its contemporary relevance. Giddens is a singer, banjoist, fiddler, and researcher from Greensboro, NC, who rose to prominence with the Grammy-winning string band, The Carolina Chocolate Drops. The essay, which appears...

“THIS IS THE PARTY OF FUNDAMENTAL CHANGE!”

Tue, 2019-06-11 02:53
(Excerpts from the Keynote address to the 39th Convention of the Communist Party of Canada, delivered on May 17 by Party Leader Liz Rowley on behalf of the Central Executive Committee.) Our Party will be 98 years old 11 days from now – a party whose history is intertwined with the history of working class...

SOLIDARITY WITH THE PEOPLE’S STRUGGLE IN SUDAN

Thu, 2019-06-06 21:56
Delegates to the Communist Party of Canada’s 39th Central Convention send greetings of solidarity to the people of Sudan, who are waging a massive struggle for better living standards, democracy and progressive social change. This historic uprising for freedom began with huge protests last December and continue up to the present. Mass demonstrations have been...