Jay Watts

May 112021
 
solidarity with Colombia

El Partido Comunista de Canadá apoya al pueblo Colombiano que lucha desde el 28 de abril contra el gobierno de Iván Duque y sus políticas reaccionarias y neoliberales, muchas de las cuales son dictadas por el imperialismo estadounidense. En particular, expresamos nuestra solidaridad con el Partido Comunista de Colombia (PaCoCol) y su organización juvenil (JuCo), quienes han estado involucrados durante décadas en movimientos sociales y en la lucha por una Colombia libre, soberana y socialista. También denunciamos la represión y violencia sistemática por parte del gobierno colombiano que ha dejado como resultado 1708 víctimas de brutalidad policial, 37 muertes y 831 detenciones arbitrarias, según los datos más recientes.

También expresamos nuestra solidaridad con el movimiento de huelga nacional, que ha obligado al gobierno a retirar las medidas regresivas de reforma tributaria que pretendían hacer que los trabajadores, los pequeños campesinos y las masas populares pagaran el déficit público. Estas reformas preveían, entre otras cosas, gravar las pensiones, los servicios públicos, los insumos agrícolas y congelar los salarios de los funcionarios  hasta 2026, sin aumentar los impuestos a las grandes empresas.

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May 072021
 
solidarity with Colombia

The Communist Party of Canada supports the people of Colombia who have been fighting since April 28 against the government of Ivan Duque and its reactionary and neoliberal policies, many of which are dictated by US imperialism. In particular, we express our solidarity with the Colombian Communist Party (PaCoCol) and its youth organization (JuCo), which have been involved for decades in social movements and in the struggle for a free, sovereign and socialist Colombia. We also denounce the repression and systematic violence on the part of the Colombian government which has resulted in 1708 victims of police brutality, 37 deaths and 831 arbitrary arrests, according to the most recent data.

We also express our solidarity with the national strike movement, which has forced the government to withdraw regressive tax reform measures which attempted to make workers, small peasants and the popular masses pay for the public deficit. These reforms planned, among other things, to tax pensions, public services, agricultural inputs, and to freeze civil service salaries until 2026, without raising taxes on large businesses.

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May 072021
 
débardeurs du Port de Montréal

Le Parti communiste du Canada dénonce fermement la loi spéciale C-29 adoptée par la Chambre des Communes et le Sénat le vendredi 30 avril dernier. Elle force le retour au travail des 1151 débardeurs du Port de Montréal qui s’étaient mis en grève le 26 avril dernier.
 
Les débardeurs du Port de Montréal sont sans contrat de travail depuis 2018. La point de litige principal dans les négociations a à voir avec la conciliation travail – vie personnelle ainsi qu’avec le droit à la déconnexion. En effet, on leur demande présentement de téléphoner entre 18h et minuit pour connaitre leur affectation du lendemain. La mauvaise foi patronale les a forcés à faire grève durant dix jours en aout dernier, ce qui a abouti à une trêve de sept mois au terme de laquelle les travailleur-euses ont rejeté à 99,7% l’offre patronale.

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May 012021
 
May Day 2021

Comité exécutif central, Parti communiste du Canada

Le 1er mai 2021 est marqué par une année d’attaques sans précédent contre la santé et le bien-être des travailleur-euses à travers le monde, d’abord par la pandémie de COVID19, par la cupidité des trusts pharmaceutiques et autres grandes entreprises qui ont vu dans cette pandémie une opportunité de générer encore plus de profits. Ils l’ont ensuite été par la crise économique capitaliste globale qui a vu des milliards de personnes perdre leur emploi à travers le monde, dépossédant les travailleur-euses de leurs économies, de leurs maisons, de leur santé et de leur avenir tandis que la richesse et les profits mondiaux se sont concentrés dans les mains des plus grands monopoles et des super-riches.

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May 012021
 
May Day 2021

May Day 2021 marks a year of unprecedented attacks on the health and well-being of working people around the world, first by the coronavirus pandemic and the greedy pharmaceutical companies, and other corporations who saw the health crisis as an opportunity to make enormous profits. And then by the global capitalist economic crisis that threw billions of people out of work around the world, stripping working people of their savings, their homes, their health and their futures, while the world’s wealth and profits became ever more centralized and concentrated into the hands of the biggest corporations and the super-rich.

According to the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA), Canada’s billionaires have increased their wealth by $78 billion since March 2020. “Canada’s top 47 billionaires now control $270 billion in total wealth… while Canada’s richest 87 families each hold, on average, 4,448 times more wealth than the typical family. Together these 87 families own more wealth than the bottom 12 million Canadians combined.” During the same time, 5.5 million Canadian workers lost their jobs or had more than half their hours cut during the pandemic, while 7 million applied for CERB benefits in April-May 2020.

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Apr 232021
 

Central Executive Committee, Communist Party of Canada, April 23, 2021

The Communist Party of Canada speaks out strongly against the growth of anti-Asian racism, including the escalation of hate crime attacks against people from the Chinese-Canadian community. We extend our full solidarity to all those who face the worsening impact of racism during the health crisis over the last year, and we condemn attempts to take advantage of this tragic situation to inflame anti-communist and anti-China sentiments.

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Apr 202021
 
Gracias Raul

Dear Comrades:

We send you warm fraternal greetings on the occasion of the 8th Congress of the Communist Party of Cuba, and the 60th anniversary of the declaration of the socialist character of the revolution.  

We also send warm greetings to Comrade Raul Castro on this auspicious occasion, recognizing his central role in the revolutionary process and the building of socialism in Cuba in the most difficult conditions.

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Apr 192021
 
No To Patents on Vaccines

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a great tragedy for more than a year now. In this period, in many countries, millions of workers have caught the disease, losing their health, their jobs or even their lives. On the other hand, in the same time frame, some companies that have sold the essential needs food, hygienic materials, masks and finally, vaccines, as commodities, have become among the wealthiest in the world. The capitalist class has turned the pandemic into an opportunity for greater exploitation of workers in order to make more profits.

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Mar 072021
 

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.

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