People's Voice

2020 Jul 6 - 1:19am
The Communist Party’s Central Committee met on June 14, amid a massive struggle against police killings and systemic racism that began in the US and led to mass protests on six continents and sixty countries, including Canada. Led by Black Lives Matter in the US and Canada, the demonstrations quickly expanded to include Indigenous peoples...
Tags: ATF, Canada, anti-imperialism, austerity, Communist Party of Canada, Racism
2020 Jun 29 - 4:35am
By Kayla Hilstob On June 24, the British Columbia government began phase three of reopening, allowing hotels, resorts and RV parks to resume operations. Also included in phase three is the resumption of tenant evictions by landlords. During a pandemic and period of massive layoffs, the BC NDP government announced that “notices to end tenancy...
Tags: Canada, junktag (ignore), British Columbia, covid-19, Housing, Tenants
2020 Jun 29 - 4:09am
Finally, some really great news – government auditors have located over a half trillion dollars in the public treasury, to pay for a people’s recovery from the current economic crisis. $553 billion, in fact. It’s enough to pay for a federal child care program (a federal plan charging $8 per day is estimated to costs...
Tags: ATF, Canada, Editorial, Militarism, Military Spending
2020 Jun 29 - 3:38am
This year, Pride events and mobilizations across the country take place in profoundly difficult conditions, marked by the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and deep economic crisis. The twin threats of the economic crisis and the pandemic are seriously weakening and destroying the social relationships and institutions of communities: the social spaces that bring the...
Tags: ATF, Canada, Communist Party of Canada, Labour-community solidarity, LGBTQ2SI, Pride
2020 Jun 26 - 12:30am
150 years of the Red River Resistance As we watch protests across the US against the racist cop murder of George Floyd, it’s important to remember that racist repression is not “an American thing.” It is true that the US had a much longer history of chattel slavery (“de jure” or legalized slavery); but Canada...
Tags: ATF, Indigenous Peoples, Indigenous Resistance, Manitoba, Métis Nation
2020 Jun 23 - 6:44am
The bosses had scabs, police and a global health pandemic on their side, but workers at Federated Co-op Limited in Regina held out and won a big victory against the corporation’s union busting campaign. The 730 workers, members of Unifor Local 594, ratified a new contract on June 22, ending their 197-day lockout by the...
Tags: Labour, junktag (ignore), FCL, Labour solidarity, oil industry, Saskatchewan
2020 Jun 23 - 1:29am
By Evo Morales President, Plurinational State of Bolivia I want to talk to you a little bit about the Indigenous movement from Abiayala, also known as the Americas. It was on October 12, 1492 that we were thought of as being “discovered.” But it wasn’t a discovery, it was actually an invasion. They said they...
Tags: ATF, Indigenous Peoples, bolivia, evo morales, Indigenous Resistance, US Imperialism
2020 Jun 22 - 11:36pm
By Aliza Kassam and Alykhan Pabani On June 9, tenants from across the Greater Toronto Area held a rally at Queen’s Park followed by a march to the Landlord and Tenant Board (LTB). Into their third month of a city-wide rent strike, organizers from diverse communities exchanged stories of struggle while reaffirming their shared resolve....
Tags: Canada, junktag (ignore), covid-19, Housing, Rent Strike, Tenants
2020 Jun 20 - 1:17am
The following remarks were presented by Helen Kennedy, on behalf of the Communist Party of Canada (Ontario), to the Ontario government’s committee hearings on Bill 175, Connecting People to Home and Community Care Act, on June 15. In 2015, the Ministry of Health and Long-term Care estimated there were about 100,000 Personal Support Workers (PSWs)...
Tags: Canada, junktag (ignore), Communist Party Ontario, Healthcare, Long-term Care, Ontario
2020 Jun 19 - 4:31am
By Judy Haiven The COVID-19 crisis is an absolute disaster for women in so many ways—work, income, personal safety, family life. Thanks to Premier Stephen McNeil, construction in Nova Scotia has not slowed one iota since the pandemic was declared. No one worries about men on construction sites social-distancing, hand-sanitizing or wearing masks. Thousands of...
Tags: Canada, Women and Gender, covid-19, Gender Equity, Gender Pay Gap, Nova Scotia
2020 Jun 18 - 3:44am
The weekend of June 6-7 saw protests in communities across Canada, denouncing systemic racism and police brutality. There were huge turnouts in large centres, but some of the most impressive rallies were in smaller cities. Regina, with a population of just under 230,000, saw over 1000 people come out. Guelph saw over 2000 protesters out...
Tags: ATF, Canada, Black Lives Matter, Editorial, Justin Trudeau, Racism
2020 Jun 18 - 2:09am
B. Prasant, PV correspondent in India The thin emaciated woman lay on her back by the side of the highway that leads away from Delhi towards Kolkata. Her arms akimbo, her knees folded together and drawn up, her body barely covered in a torn-to-strips cloth that had once been a red saree. Her eyes drew...
Tags: junktag (ignore), World, covid-19, India, migrants

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