Oct 062017
 

The Communist Party of Canada condemns the savage violence of the Spanish government of Mariano Rajoy exercised against the Catalan population, in order to prevent voting in a referendum on October 1, 2017 to decide on their future as a nation.

According to the Catalan authorities, more than 800 people were wounded by police forces, including nearly 100 more severely.

While Rajoy rejoiced that the Spanish state had succeeded in preventing the referendum “with all its strength”, the Catalan regional government announced that more than 90% of the 2.2 million ballots that could be counted supported the independence option. The police did manage to close 319 polling stations and seize the ballot boxes, so that approximately 770,000 ballots could not be counted. In total about 56% of the 5.3 million registered voters cast a ballot, or were prevented from voting by the repression. Continue reading »

Oct 062017
 

Le Parti communiste du Canada condamne la violence sauvage du gouvernement espagnol de Mariano Rajoy exercée contre la population catalane afin de l’empêcher de voter dans un référendum le 1er octobre 2017 pour se prononcer sur son avenir en tant que nation.

Selon les autorités catalanes plus de 800 personnes ont été blessées par les forces policières dont près d’une centaine plus gravement.

Tandis que chef de l’État espagnol se réjouissait d’avoir réussi à empêcher « avec toute sa force » le référendum, le gouvernement régional catalan a annoncé de son côté que plus de 90% des 2,2 millions de bulletins de votes qui ont pu être comptés soutiennent l’option indépendantiste. La police aurait par ailleurs réussi à fermer 319 bureaux de votes et saisir les urnes de sorte qu’environ 770 000 bulletins de vote n’ont pu être comptés. Malgré la répression et en tenant compte des bulletins saisis par la police, c’est environ 56% des 5,3 millions des électrices et électeurs enregistrés qui ont pu participer au vote. Continue reading »

Sep 142017
 

The Communist Party of Canada sends our greeting to the “We Are All Venezuela” solidarity meeting in Caracas taking place the weekend of September 16th, and takes this opportunity to reiterate the demand for an immediate end to efforts at ‘regime change’ in Venezuela.

In August, the United States government, headed by the administration of Donald Trump, strengthened sanctions against the Venezuelan people and threatened the country with direct military invasion. U.S. imperialism has exploited and oppressed the region, including Venezuela, for more than a century. These efforts at destabilization and the overthrow of another elected government are part of a long history of bloody intervention, including dozens of invasions, occupations, coups, assassinations and dirty wars. Continue reading »

Sep 032017
 

This Labour Day 2017, is the centenary of the Great October Socialist Revolution in Russia. Against all odds, the Russian workers defended their socialist revolution against invasion, fascism and wars, at an enormous cost of 22 million Soviet lives. Their goal was to create a new workers’ state in which the exploitation of one human being by another was abolished forever.

100 years later, the peoples of the world are once again facing war, racism, exploitation and fascism, while the USSR – a great counter-weight to US imperialism and global war – has been overthrown. The world has changed, but the struggle for peace, jobs, democracy, sovereignty and socialism remains the goal of millions of workers around the world.

Today working people in Canada and around the globe are faced not only with the ongoing corporate assault against jobs and living standards, but with a US president willing to launch a nuclear war which could devastate humanity. It’s time to unite and fight – for jobs, democracy, sovereignty and peace. Continue reading »

Aug 012017
 

The Communist Party of Canada condemns the latest flagrant violation of the national sovereignty of Venezuela by Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland.

Going far beyond the bounds of diplomacy, Minister Freeland attacked the July 30 voting to elect a Constituent Assembly which will have powers to resolve the political crisis in Venezuela. The Liberal government’s claim that the election was “contrary to Venezuela’s Constitution”, and therefore illegitimate, is a lie. Article 347 and 348 of the Bolivarian Constitution outline the president’s right to initiate a National Constituent Assembly.   Continue reading »

Aug 012017
 

Le Parti communiste du Canada condamne la dernière et flagrante violation de la souveraineté nationale du Venezuela par la ministre des Affaires étrangères,
Chrystia Freeland.

Outrepassant de loin les limites de la diplomatie, la ministre Freeland s’est attaquée au scrutin du 30 juillet visant à élire une assemblée constituante qui aura le pouvoir de résoudre la crise politique au Venezuela. La prétention du gouvernement libéral à l’effet que l’élection était « en contravention de la Constitution du Venezuela » et, de ce fait, illégitime, est un mensonge. Les articles 347 et 348 de la Constitution bolivarienne donne le droit au président de mettre en place une Assemblée constituante nationale.

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