COVID-19 has stripped away the veneer of capitalism, leaving bare the stark inequalities based on gender, racialization and ability. According to the United Nations, women are the majority of workers in sectors of the economy most severely impacted by the pandemic shutdowns.
Comité exécutif central, PCC
La COVID-19 a retiré au capitalisme son lustre, dévoilant les fortes inégalités basées sur le genre, la racialisation et la capacité. Selon l’Organisation des Nations Unies, les femmes forment la majorité des travailleur-euses dans les secteurs de l’économie les plus sévèrement touchés par les fermetures en lien avec la pandémie.
The Communist Party of Canada condemns the Trump administration’s baseless designation of Cuba as a “state sponsor of terrorism” and calls on the Prime Minister and Parliament to reject them and to demand the Biden administration repeal the designation along with Trump’s new sanctions against Cuba.
The Communist Party of Canada extends its full support to India’s farmers who are struggling against mass, brutal police and government repression to protect their farms and their livelihoods from the catastrophic consequences of new laws imposed by the fascist Modi government in September.
The Communist Party of Canada and the Young Communist League of Canada denounce Morocco’s recent violations of the 1988 ceasefire between the Moroccan army and the Polisario Front, the legitimate representative of the Sahrawi people. On November 13, the Moroccan army breached a roadblock in Guerguerat, in southwestern Western Sahara, that Sahrawi civilians had erected on October 20. The roadblock was to prevent Morocco from transporting fishery and agricultural products from the occupied Western Saharan territories to the Mauritanian port of Nouadhibou.
The defeat of Donald Trump as US President is an important victory for the progressive and democratic forces in the US who worked tirelessly over the past four years to expose and build broad opposition to the racist, misogynist, reactionary, and pro-fascist agenda of the Trump administration.
The Communist Party of Canada stands with Mi’kmaq fishers, the Sipekne’katik First Nation and Indigenous nations across Canada who are demanding protection for Indigenous fishers and the legal Indigenous fishery under attack by mobs of 200 or more people in New Edinburgh and Middle West Pubnico, Nova Scotia this week.
The attacks have escalated over the past weeks from harassment and interference with Indigenous fishers on land and at sea, to the illegal theft and destruction of Indigenous lobster traps, equipment, ramming Indigenous boats, burning a fish boat, and firing live ammunition at Indigenous fishers, to the destruction of two Indigenous fish storage facilities with rocks and gasoline while fishers were trapped inside this week. Throughout all of these events, the RCMP and police have stood idly by, watching the attacks unfold.
Labour, democratic, civil and equality rights in the crosshairs
October marks 50 years since the October crisis of 1970, during which PM Pierre Trudeau invoked the War Measures Act, suspended civil and democratic rights across Canada and sent thousands of troops to occupy Quebec. The government’s real purpose for this unprecedented act during peacetime was to suppress the struggle for national self-determination in Quebec, and to intimidate the working class and democratic forces in Quebec and across Canada.
The Communist Party of Canada denounces the interference in the internal affairs of Belarus, by the United States, European Union and NATO countries. The Party calls on the Canadian government to immediately stop its involvement in the campaign to destabilize the country, and to normalize relations with the elected government of Alexander Lukashenko.
Comité exécutif central,
Parti communiste du Canada
En cette “Fête du travail”, les travailleur-euses et le mouvement syndical sont confrontés à des défis inédits depuis les années 1920 – 1930: une pandémie pour laquelle il n’existe toujours pas de vaccin, une crise économique qui laisse des millions d’individus sans travail et un danger croissant de guerre, cette fois-ci avec des armes nucléaires et conventionnelles capables de détruire le monde. À cette litanie s’ajoute une crise climatique qui pourrait rendre la planète inhabitable.