Jun 252019

The Young Communist League and the Communist Party of Canada jointly denounce the closure of the Canadian Embassy in Venezuela and the diplomatic blackmail that forced, in corollary, the Chancellery of Venezuela, to close its consulates in Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver as a measure of reciprocity.

Foreign Affairs’ Minister Chrystia Freeland justified this decision by saying that Venezuela would refuse the accreditation of certain diplomats. This decision is in no way justifiable from a diplomatic point of view. This is a purely political decision that increases Canadian participation in the multifaceted aggression of which Venezuela is victim. It includes demonizing the Venezuelan government to justify the need to intervene in this country.

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Jun 232019
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Fifty years after the historic Stonewall uprising of June 1969, the struggle for Two Spirit and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, Queer & Questioning (2S/LGBTIQ) rights is far from over.

Pride 2019 takes place in an increasingly dangerous environment for 2S/LGBTIQ people. The backlash against inclusion, diversity and queer rights includes a deadly escalation of murders of trans women. The recent report of the Inquiry into Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women and Girls noted the persistent violence against two-spirit Indigenous people. Conservative provincial governments are working to undermine and roll back the equality gains achieved through decades of struggle. Neoliberal austerity policies imposed by Liberal and Conservative governments are accelerating cuts to public services, disproportionately harming 2S/LGBTIQ and other marginalized people.

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Jun 192019

Le Parti communiste du Canada condamne la violence et les meurtres commis par des éléments de l’armée soudanaise contre des manifestants pacifiques au Soudan, et nous demandons au gouvernement fédéral de prendre des mesures concrètes contre l’Arabie saoudite et les autres partisans du régime militaire du Soudan.

Plus de 100 personnes ont été tuées lors des dernières attaques à Khartoum, qui ont commencé le 3 juin lorsque les Forces de soutien rapide liées au Conseil militaire transitoire soudanais ont brutalement débarrassé les manifestants de la zone autour du quartier général des Forces armées soudanaises. De nombreux autres civils ont été blessés ou violés alors que l’armée cherche à écraser complètement le soulèvement populaire qui avait déjà réussi à évincer l’ancien dictateur de longue date du pays.

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Jun 142019

The Communist Party of Canada condemns the violence and murders by elements of the Sudanese military against peaceful protesters in Sudan, and we call upon the federal government to take concrete action against Saudi Arabia and other supporters of Sudan’s military regime.

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Jun 122019

The 39th Central Convention of the Communist Party Of Canada condemns the ongoing aggression against the people and government of Venezuela organized by the ruling classes of the USA, Canada and the EU with the complicity of Venezuela’s reactionary capitalist class. The Communist Party Of Canada extends its unreserved solidarity to the people of Venezuela and their democratically elected government led by President Nicolas Maduro Moros. Continue reading »

Jun 082019

Le rapport publié le 3 juin par l’Enquête nationale sur les femmes et les filles autochtones disparues et assassinées (ENFFADA), Réclamer notre pouvoir et notre place, est une étonnante mise en accusation du bilan et des politiques génocidaires de l’État canadien, ainsi qu’un puissant appel à une action immédiate en faveur de la justice et de l’égalité. Le Parti communiste du Canada exprime sa solidarité avec toutes celles et ceux qui ont témoigné courageusement à l’enquête au cours des trois dernières années et appuie leurs revendications en faveur d’une véritable transformation de cette société.

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Jun 082019

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 to all those who courageously testified to the Inquiry over the last three years, and supports their demands for a genuine transformation of this society. Continue reading »

Jun 072019

The Communist Party of Canada denounces the decision of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to cease the issuance of visas to Cubans to visit Canada from its embassy in Havana.

We consider this a hostile act which will seriously curtail people-to-people exchange between Cuba and Canada, and constitutes a major setback to the long-time friendly, economic, social, and diplomatic relations between our two countries. We therefore demand that this decision of the government of Canada be rescinded immediately. Continue reading »

May 012019

Around the world, May Day 2019 will be celebrated as a day of struggle for labour rights, peace, democracy, solidarity and environmental sustainability. May First will also honour the 100th anniversary of the historic Winnipeg General Strike of 1919. But at the same time, the enemies of the working class are dragging the world towards war, fascism and climate catastrophe, and a critical federal election is just months away in Canada. Continue reading »