People's Voice

2020 Nov 30 - 4:39am
To mark the International Day for Solidarity with the Palestinian People on November 29, People’s Voice interviewed long-time labour and international solidarity activist, Hassan Husseini, who is an organizer with Labour for Palestine.  PV: Could you start by telling us a bit about Labour for Palestine – how it was organized, what its work involves? ...
Tags: ATF, Labour, World, israeli apartheid, Labour solidarity, Palestine
2020 Nov 28 - 4:28am
Remember about five years ago, when Justin Trudeau demonstrated one of his “party tricks” that involved throwing himself down a flight of stairs? Videos capturing him plunging down an escalator or headfirst into a basement went viral. Lately, though, he it seems like he’s lost the knack to bounce back up from these tumbles –...
Tags: ATF, Climate and environment, carbon emissions, Climate Justice
2020 Nov 28 - 4:19am
The Ontario Tories have more than doubled the exemption from the Employer Health Tax (EHT) announced in the Ontario budget (and included in the budget bill), increasing it from $490,000 in payroll to $1 million. Currently, employers with payrolls over $400,000 have to pay 1.95 percent of that, so the additional savings for a business...
Tags: ATF, Canada, austerity, Healthcare, Ontario
2020 Nov 28 - 3:43am
On December 1, peace and solidarity activists across the country are organizing the December 1 Cross-Canada Day of Action to Free Meng Wanzhou. Actions are planned in several cities, marking the second anniversary of Meng’s arrest by the RCMP on a US fraud warrant and calling for her immediate release. The day of action is...
Tags: ATF, Canada, Canadian Foreign Policy, Meng Wanzhou, US Imperialism, Working Class Internationalism
2020 Nov 24 - 1:25am
Guatemalan National Revolutionary Unity  In the early morning on November 18, with a complete lack of transparency, the ruling party and its allies passed the 2021 National Budget. On the same day, they approved a preliminary trial process by the Supreme Court of Justice against two judges of the Constitutional Court. In so doing, this...
Tags: junktag (ignore), World, Guatemala, Latin America, URNG-MAIZ
2020 Nov 22 - 10:43pm
On November 16, François Legault’s Coalition avenir Québec (CAQ) government presented its “Plan for a Green Economy 2030” to the people of Quebec. It’s considered long overdue by the environmental movement, the trade unions and everyone who fears the climate apocalypse, as well as by Legault’s allies in the ruling class, who advocate the economic...
Tags: Climate and environment, Climate Justice, Francois Legault, Greenwashing, Quebec
2020 Nov 21 - 6:44am
Newfoundland and Labrador’s new premier, Andrew Furley, entered the provincial legislature in October, after winning a byelection in the riding of Humber-Gros Morne which had been left vacant by previous Liberal leader Dwight Ball. Ball is remembered for leading the province into a period of what could generously be called “tough decisions” in 2016, including...
Tags: Canada, austerity, Newfoundland and Labrador, Privatization
2020 Nov 20 - 3:23am
By Eoin McDermott  With the rise of the far right it is worth considering the issue of identity politics and the left. This is a type of politics that takes identity, often essentialized, as the central category for organization and analysis. Its left-wing variant is suspicious of power, preferring to engage in academic taxonomies of...
Tags: World, Anti-racism, Gender, marxism
2020 Nov 19 - 4:10am
By Steve Lalla  The Lima Group is a Canada-led organization dedicated to the ouster of Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro. In January 2019, National Assembly member Juan Guaidó tried to declare himself president of Venezuela, and Lima Group countries—with the exception of Saint Lucia—recognize Guaidó as president. The Lima Group has faced criticism within Canada and...
Tags: Canada, Canadian Foreign Policy, Imperialism, Lima Group, Venezuela
2020 Nov 19 - 4:03am
Last month, the Trudeau government announced plans for legislation to tackle plastic waste. The proposed law, which won’t come into effect until the end of 2021 – more than a year’s worth of plastic garbage away – will list plastic as a toxin and require businesses to cover more of the expenses of plastic disposal....
Tags: Canada, Climate and environment, junktag (ignore), Environment, USMCA
2020 Nov 18 - 1:43am
The Constitutional Court’s ruling, that abortion of terminally ill fetuses is unconstitutional, has sparked a nationwide outrage and a wave of protests that has terrified the authorities. Thousands of people have been taking to the streets of Polish cities since October 22, despite bans and the pandemic. The protest is gaining momentum and the situation...
Tags: junktag (ignore), Women and Gender, Gender, poland, Reproductive Rights
2020 Nov 13 - 8:30am
By Owen Schalk Henry Norman Bethune was an accomplished surgeon, a communist internationalist and a forgotten hero of Canadian history. As a member of the Communist Party of Canada he fought with anti-fascist forces in Spain and later volunteered in the National Revolutionary Army of China during the Second Sino-Japanese War. He was born in...
Tags: Canada, junktag (ignore), anti-fascism, anti-imperialism, Healthcare, International Solidarity

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