The federal Liberal government’s $4.5 billion purchase of the TransMountain pipeline expansion project is a bonanza for Kinder Morgan shareholders, but a disaster for Indigenous peoples, the environment, and communities along the pipeline route. The Communist Party of Canada calls on Parliament to reject this dangerous sellout, and instead to move away from reliance on extraction and export of raw materials, towards energy and resource policies that protect the interests of people and the environment, and respect Canada’s commitments to the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) and the Paris Agreement.
The Communist Party of Canada condemns the statement issued by Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland in which she states that “the elections in Venezuela are illegitimate and anti-democratic” and that “Canada rejects the Venezuelan electoral process – and its results” and will institute further pressure and interference in Venezuela’s internal affairs.
The Communist Party of Canada condemns the calculated slaughter of 60 Palestinian protestors, and the deliberate wounding of 2,700 others including women, children, and the elderly by Israeli snipers on the border with Gaza May 14th. These are war crimes and crimes against humanity under the UN Charter, which the government of Canada and all people of good conscience must condemn, and demand that Israel be held accountable under international law.
On May 8th, security state forces of the fascist Ukrainian government forced their way into the home of Petro Simonenko, leader of the Communist Party of Ukraine, destroying the front entrance and contents over the strenuous objections to what was a vicious and unlawful attack. At the same time, the offices of the Communist Party of Ukraine were also unlawfully attacked and occupied. It appears likely that the fascist government intends to arrest Simonenko on trumped up charges in the next few days.
The list of countries under attack or facing increasingly bellicose threats by the United States and its NATO allies is growing. The last year has seen sweeping sanctions and destabilization attempts against the Bolivarian Revolution in Venezuela, US and Canadian backing for an ongoing soft-coup in Brazil, and an election stolen by the elite in Honduras.
Alors que nous sommes en train de nous organiser pour célébrer et construire les luttes de la classe ouvrière à travers le monde en ce premier mai, les ennemis de la paix sont occupés à s’organiser pour la guerre.
La liste des pays attaqués ou confrontés à des menaces de plus en plus belliqueuses de la part des États-Unis et de leurs alliés de l’OTAN est en augmentation. La dernière année a été marquée par une progression des sanctions et des tentatives de déstabilisation contre la révolution bolivarienne au Venezuela, alors que les États-Unis et le Canada ont soutenu le coup d’État institutionnel (soft coup) en cours au Brésil ainsi qu’une élection volée par l’élite au Honduras.