After over three weeks of bloody conflict and the looming spectre of a genocide in Gaza, the Communist Party of Canada reaffirms its support for the Palestinian people and their right to resistance recognized under international law. We condemn Israel and its Zionist policy of violent colonization, occupation, and apartheid as the primary driver of this catastrophe that has claimed the lives of over 10,000 people, with 70% being women and children.
Après plus de trois semaines de conflit sanglant et devant un génocide qui se profile à Gaza, le Parti communiste du Canada réitère son appui au peuple palestinien et à son droit à la résistance reconnu par le droit international. Nous condamnons Israël et sa politique sioniste de colonisation, d’occupation et d’apartheid comme principal responsable de cet hécatombe qui a couté la vie à plus de 10 000 personnes (dont 70% de femmes et d’enfants).
The 23rd International Meeting of Communist and Workers’ Parties (IMCWP) took place on 19–22 October 2023. The meeting was hosted by the Communist Party of Turkey (TKP) in Izmir, Turkey. The meeting was attended by 121 representatives of 68 parties from 54 countries.
The Communist Party of Canada was in attendance represented by its leader Elizabeth Rowley.
The theme of the meeting was: The political and ideological battles to confront capitalists and imperialism. The tasks of communists to inform and mobilize the working class, youth, women, and intellectuals in the struggle against exploitation, oppression, imperialist lies and historical revisionism; for the social and democratic rights of workers and peoples; against militarism and war, for peace and socialism. The following is the contribution of the Communist Party of Canada to the meeting.
The bombing of the Al-Ahli hospital in Gaza is a horrific war crime committed by the Zionist Netanyahu government. It is a key part of its policy to annex Gaza, killing or driving out the Palestinian population. This is ethnic cleansing. This is genocide. This is fascism. These are crimes against humanity that the Canadian government, the labour and democratic movements, and people of good conscience everywhere must condemn and oppose. Failure to speak out now is complicity.
The Communist Party of Canada is calling for a broad, coordinated mobilization by progressive movements against the upsurge of transphobic attacks against SOGI 123 (Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity) policies and other initiatives to promote diversity and to extend solidarity for 2SLGBTQ+ communities.
The Communist Party of Canada calls for an immediate ceasefire to the new war unfolding in the Middle East for which the far-right Israeli government of Benjamin Netanyahu bears full responsibility, and for which the people of Gaza and Israel are paying with their lives.
While Parliament seeks to wash its hands of the spectacle of its two standing ovations for a Nazi collaborator whose Waffen SS Division murdered hundreds of thousands of Ukrainians and Poles from 1943 to 1945, the truth is that thousands of fascist troops were brought to live in Canada, the US, and the UK as part of the Cold War. In Canada, welcoming Nazis, war criminals, and collaborators was Canadian government policy.
Hier, la Mission diplomatique cubaine à Washington a été attaquée par des terroristes armés de cocktails Molotov. Il s’agit de la deuxième attaque en deux ans à son encontre.
Yesterday, the Cuban Diplomatic Mission in Washington was attacked by terrorists armed with Molotov cocktails. This is the second attack on the Mission in two years.
Capitalism is destroying the planet – the alternative is socialism
The Communist Party of Canada welcomes the historic global mobilization on Sept. 15 to 17, to demand a rapid, just, and equitable end to fossil fuels. Our members will be in the streets across Canada, and we urge full support for this student-driven campaign, before world leaders attend the UN Climate Ambition Summit starting on Sept. 17 in New York.