Oct 272017
 

Throughout November, celebrations around the world will mark the centenary of the outstanding political event of the 20th century: the Great October Socialist Revolution of 1917. By overthrowing the Russian capitalists, landowners and aristocrats, the workers, peasants and soldiers of the Tsarist empire opened the door to a new society in which humanity’s dreams of peace, equality and democracy began to become reality. The storming of the Winter Palace, signaled by the guns of the Aurora cruiser, began the historical epoch of the transition towards a socialist society, based on cooperation and social justice, not the  exploitation and oppression inherent in the profit-driven capitalist system.

The October Revolution was far more than a change in government. It was a fundamental social upheaval, a sharp break with thousands of years of class-divided societies. For the first time, the working class took lasting political power, shattering the myth that only the owners of wealth can rule. Continue reading »

Mar 032017
 

Cette année, les femmes vont célébrer la Journée internationale des femmes avec un regain de force, après qu’environ 5 millions d’entre elles aient pris la rue le 21 janvier, avec leurs alliés partout à travers le monde, pour s’opposer au programme xénophobe, raciste, misogyne, homophobe, islamophobe et pro-guerre de Donald Trump et de son gouvernement de banquiers de Wall Street, de milliardaires et de magnats du pétrole. Cette marche a été une manifestation de résistance contre la violence patriarcale, l’inégalité, l’exploitation et l’oppression perpétuée par le capitalisme à travers le monde. Plusieurs principes d’unité durables apparaissent de la marche, dont le support à l’égalité économique, au droit des femmes à vivre sans violence, à leur droit et à leur liberté pleine et entière en matière de reproduction, au plein droit à l’égalité pour la communauté LGBT, pour les personnes racisées, les travailleuses et les travailleurs, les immigrantes et les immigrants, les personnes handicapées, pour les droits civils et la justice environnementale, contre la brutalité policière et le profilage racial, pour démilitariser l’application de la loi et mettre fin à l’incarcération massive. Continue reading »

Mar 032017
 

This year, women will celebrate International Women’s Day with a renewed sense of strength, after almost 5 million women and their allies took to the streets around the world on Jan. 21 to oppose the xenophobic, racist, misogynist, homophobic, Islamophobic and pro-war agenda of Donald Trump and his government of Wall Street bankers, billionaires and oilmen. This march was a display of resistance against patriarchal violence, inequality, exploitation and oppression perpetuated by capitalism across the globe. Several lasting unity principles came out of the march, including support for economic equality, women’s right to freedom from violence, full reproductive  rights and freedom, full equality rights for the LGBTQ community, racialized peoples, workers, immigrants, those with a disability, for civil rights and environmental justice, and against police brutality and racial profiling, demilitarizing law enforcement and ending mass incarceration.  Continue reading »

Nov 102016
 

Statement on the U.S. election, Central Executive Committee, Communist Party of Canada, Nov. 10, 2016

The election of Donald Trump marks an extremely dangerous shift, that threatens peace, democracy and sovereignty abroad, and labour, civil, social, and equality rights in the U.S. As the de facto leader of a fascist movement, Trump has been compared to Silvio Berlusconi, the fascist leader of the Italian People of Freedom Party. The Republicans now control both the House of Representatives and the Senate, and the executive branch, with power to make crucial appointments to the Supreme Court. Continue reading »

Nov 102016
 

Déclaration sur les élections américaines, Comité exécutif central, Parti communiste du Canada, 10 novembre 2016

L’élection de Donald Trump marque un changement extrêmement dangereux qui menace la paix, la démocratie et la souveraineté à l’extérieur des États-Unis, et les droits civils et sociaux, ainsi que le droit à l’égalité aux États-Unis mêmes. En tant que chef de facto d’un mouvement fasciste, Trump a été comparé à Silvio Berlusconi, le dirigeant fasciste du parti italien Le peuple de la liberté. Les Républicains contrôlent maintenant la Chambre des représentants, le Sénat et le pouvoir exécutif, avec le pouvoir de faire des nominations cruciales à la Cour suprême. Continue reading »

Oct 052016
 

After protracted intransigence at the bargaining table over fundamental human rights issues, a long over-due intervention by the government, and a united and militant fight against concessions put up by the union with the full support of the public, the Canadian Union of Postal Workers finally has a tentative two-year deal with Canada Post.
The deal halts managements vicious attack on the workers’ pensions, preventing two-tier pensions. It doubles paramedical benefits for Rural and Suburban Mail Carriers, who are predominantly women, raising extended healthcare benefits for these workers to the same level as urban operations. While the illegal gendered 28% pay gap between urban and rural employees remains, the union did win a major human rights victory, establishing a process to finally resolve this shocking pay discrepancy within nineteen months. Continue reading »