Women are leading the struggle in Iran after the senseless murder of Mahsa Amini by the repressive, theocratic regime led by the Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and presided over in government by the President Ebrahim Raisi. They have displayed enormous courage in their protests against the rules governing their lives and the role of the morality police in enforcing those rules – anachronistic, repressive rules governing even mundane aspects of every woman’s life. The women have been joined by their brothers, fathers and friends who understand the legitimacy of the women’s response to repression.
The looming danger of a nuclear war in Europe, which could expand to engulf the entire planet, makes it obligatory for the Canadian government to end its involvement in the war in Ukraine, to withdraw all Canadian troops from the region, and to press for a negotiated political solution now.
Le Parti communiste du Canada se joint à l’appel lancé au gouvernement fédéral pour qu’il accorde immédiatement le statut de résident permanent à tous les travailleurs-euses sans statut et à ceux qui ont un statut temporaire au Canada. Le 18 septembre, des manifestations à travers le Canada demanderont au gouvernement Trudeau d’inclure tous les sans-papiers dans son programme de régularisation de l’immigration annoncé précédemment, bien que non défini. Ce n’est qu’en accordant un statut à tous que les droits fondamentaux des travailleurs-euses pourront réellement s’appliquer à tous les travailleurs-euses, en relevant le plancher des salaires et des conditions de vie et de travail pour tous.
The Communist Party of Canada joins the call on the federal government to immediately extend permanent resident status to all non-status and temporary status workers in Canada. On September 18th, demonstrations across Canada will call on the Trudeau government to include all undocumented migrants in their previously announced, although undefined, immigration regularization program. Only through providing status to all can basic workers’ rights truly apply to all workers, raising the floor on wages and living and working conditions for all.
Labour Day 2022 marks an escalating struggle by workers in the public and private sectors to recover wages slashed during two years of pandemic and economic crisis, and to resist public sector pay restraints, huge hikes in interest rates, and runaway price increases on food, fuel and rents.
In BC, public employee job actions started August 15, and 400,000 workers could eventually strike, demanding that the NDP government negotiate real wage increases with cost of living provisions (COLA) to protect against runaway inflation.
The Communist Party of Canada was subject to a vicious attack on social media, in the lead up to our 40th Convention in early July and afterwards. This attack has not stopped the Party’s recruiting and activities, including the publication of our press. But a false narrative widely amplified on twitter and other platforms continues. This message is to encourage interested people to examine this situation with a critical analysis.
The Communist Party of Canada unequivocally condemns the Zionist aggression against the people of Gaza. A three day Israeli bombing campaign on Gaza has left at least 49 Palestinians dead, including 17 children. Israel alleges their criminal attack was ‘pre-emptive’, a claim that has nothing to do with reality. The Israeli war machine dropped bombs on residential dwellings and critical infrastructure that was still being rebuilt and repaired from last year’s bombing campaign.
The world marks the 77th anniversary of the US nuclear bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki with new US provocations in Asia, this time aimed at China and the people of Taiwan. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s expedition to Taiwan accompanied by US fighter jets, battle ships and an aircraft carrier circling China’s borders , “to protect /defend democracy” – led to the scrambling of Chinese fighter jets in response, in a confrontation that had the whole world on edge for several days.
The Communist Party of Canada condemns the continued repression of communists in Sudan. In particular, we denounce the siege of the offices of the Sudanese Communist Party where demonstrators opposed to the military regime have taken refuge, as well as the intimidation and arrest of leaders of this sister party in the vanguard of the struggle against the military junta in power since 2019 and sponsored by imperialism.
The Communist Party of Canada expresses its full solidarity with the 530 workers at the Rolls-Royce plant in Montreal who have been locked out since March 15. They have been without a collective bargaining agreement since December 2020.