Le 50e anniversaire du 11 septembre 1973 évoque des souvenirs sombres de l’un des actes les plus infâmes de terreur et de violence impérialistes. Trois ans après la victoire historique de septembre 1970, le président démocratiquement élu Salvador Allende et son gouvernement de l’Unité populaire sont renversés par une junte militaire soutenue par l’impérialisme états-unien.
Honour the fallen, fight for their vision
The 50th anniversary of September 11, 1973 brings somber memories of one of the most infamous acts of imperialist terror and violence. Three years after the historic victory of September 1970, democratically elected president Salvador Allende and his Popular Unity government were overthrown by a traitorous military junta backed by US imperialism.
Public revelations of plans by Internal Public Safety Canada to prepare for a ‘tactical’ nuclear war in Europe – or North America – hark back to the worst, most dangerous days of the Cold War and McCarthyism in Canada and the US.
In the 1950s the public was told to prepare for a nuclear war with the USSR and to protect themselves by building bomb shelters in their back yards. Many of those people who built these “shelters” also planned to mount machine guns on the top to keep out their neighbours who didn’t build bomb shelters.
Negotiate – Don’t Legislate!
Pressured by employers, the federal Liberal government is gearing up to force BC port workers back to work. This is an attack on the right to strike in Canada and must be opposed.
If the BC Maritime Employers Association want to see an end to the strike, they should negotiate an agreement that’s acceptable to striking workers and their union. This has to include real wage increases, job security against outsourcing and automation, and health and safety protections that workers and their families have a right to expect and employers have a responsibility to deliver.
Report of the Central Commitee, Communist Party of Canada, June 17-18, 2023
International Situation: War
The danger of global war continues to grow larger as imperialism escalates its provocations against China, DPRK, and Cuba, and fuels the expansion of the war in Ukraine with massive exports of munitions and military hardware including tanks from Germany , Canada, the US and 11 other NATO countries; drones, and F-16 fighter jets promised for short order delivery from the US. These weapons are being used in the current Ukrainian offensive against Russia which NATO proposes should be accelerated with foreign troops joining Ukrainians on the battlefield. This would expand the war to other European countries with all the consequences that would entail.
As the annual summer of Pride events begins, there is good news… and very frightening news. On the positive side, public support remains solidly in favour of full equality rights for the entire 2S/LGBTiQ+ community (Two-Spirit / Lesbian / Gay / Bisexual / Transgender / Intersex / Queer). But a small minority of far-right groups have escalated their “culture war”, focused on transgender people in particular. Physical assaults, violent threats and book bannings are on the rise. Their broader goal is to roll back generations of hard-won gains towards social and economic justice, reproductive rights, gender equality and diversity.
The Trudeau government moved down a dangerous path with Volkswagen in St. Thomas, Ontario, that’s set the stage for the current crisis with Stellantis in Windsor.
These are both multi-national corporations whose goal is to generate the biggest possible profits, by paying the lowest possible wages and securing the biggest possible concessions from federal, provincial and municipal governments. Both companies are squeezing Canadian governments to match the high level of government subsidies promised by the Biden administration’s Inflation Reduction Act to keep construction of their new EV battery plants in Canada.
Demand a Ceasefire, Dissolution of the Militias, and an End to War
On May 25th the Rapid Support Forces stormed and occupied the headquarters of the Sudanese Communist Party in Khartoum, Sudan. This fully armed military group broke down the doors of all offices and halls, carrying out extensive acts of vandalism, damage, and looting.
The Rapid Support Forces have continued their occupation and destruction since then, using the Communist Party’s offices as their militia headquarters.
This year, workers around the world have been hit with the triple whammy of a massive attack on their jobs, wages and living standards; a relentless drive to war and reaction; and news from the UN that the world has reached the tipping point of irrevocable climate catastrophe without immediate action by governments and corporations.
If ever there was a call to urgent action for workers, it’s this one.
Cette année, les travailleur-euses du monde entier ont subi un triple choc : une attaque massive contre leurs emplois, leurs salaires et leur niveau de vie ; une incitation incessante à la guerre et à la réaction ; puis l’annonce par les Nations unies que le monde a atteint le point de bascule vers une catastrophe climatique irrévocable si les gouvernements et les entreprises ne prennent pas de mesures immédiates.
Aujourd’hui plus que jamais, il est temps pour les travailleur-euses et les salarié-es d’agir!