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.
Patchwork too thin, too temporary for 4 million victims of capitalist crisis
Recent changes to Employment Insurance, combined with the new Canada Recovery Benefit (CRB) proposed by the government in the Throne Speech, will slash benefits to 2.7 million unemployed who just barely got by on Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB). Another 482,000 will be left with no benefits at all after CERB wraps up this week.
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.
This Labour Day, working people and the labour movement are facing challenges not seen since the 1920s and ‘30s. A pandemic for which there is still no vaccine, an economic crisis that has left millions without work or wages, and a growing war danger – this time with nuclear and conventional weapons that could destroy the whole world. Add to this a climate change crisis that could make the planet uninhabitable, and it’s a bleak picture.
Le Parti communiste du Canada exprime ses sincères condoléances aux proches des victimes de l’explosion à Beyrouth. Nous transmettons également au peuple du Liban et au Parti communiste libanais nos meilleurs vœux de solidarité. Le peuple du Liban est en deuil après l’explosion responsable de près de 200 morts et de milliers de blessés. La ville est dévastée suite à la destruction de nombreuses écoles, d’hôpitaux, de logements et de services publics.
The Communist Party extends it deepest sympathy and solidarity to the Communist Party and the bereaved people of Lebanon following the explosion in Beirut, the tragic deaths and horrific injuries of thousands of people in the city, and the destruction of hospitals, schools, homes, workplaces, and government offices which have collectively devastated the country.
Please accept our sincere condolences on the passing of Comrade Le Kha Phieu, former General Secretary of the Communist Party of Viet Nam.