Jul 222021
 

Mettre fin au blocus illégal et inhumain

Le Parti communiste du Canada dénonce les efforts de déstabilisation contre Cuba qui ont eu lieu la semaine dernière, simultanément à Cuba et dans des villes hors du pays. Ces manifestations ont clairement bénéficié de l’appui et de la participation des États-Unis. 

Le Parti communiste du Canada exprime sa solidarité complète avec le peuple, le gouvernement et le Parti communiste cubains dans la défense de leur indépendance, leur souveraineté et leur révolution socialiste. Nous saluons les milliers de Cubains et de Cubaines révolutionnaires, y compris le président Miguel Díaz-Canel, qui sont descendus dans la rue pour mettre fin à cette provocation. 

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Jul 152021
 

The Communist Party of Canada condemns the assassination of Jovenel Moïse, the de facto president of Haiti, which occurred the night of July 6 to 7. The assassination was carried out by a commando group of 28 mercenaries, 26 from Colombia and 2 from the United States. Beyond the political intrigue surrounding who organized this attack, we are concerned that this operation only reinforces the local reactionary oligarchy in addition to providing new pretext for another military occupation by the imperialist powers (notably the Core Group member countries of which Canada is a member).

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Jul 152021
 

Le Parti communiste du Canada condamne l’assassinat de Jovenel Moïse, président de facto d’Haïti, survenu dans la nuit du 6 au 7 juillet dernier par un commando de 28 mercenaires (26 de nationalité colombienne et 2 États-Uniens). Au-delà de l’intrigue politique à savoir qui a subventionné cet attentat, nous nous inquiétons du fait que cette opération ne fait que renforcer l’oligarchie réactionnaire locale en plus de justifier une nouvelle occupation militaire de la part des puissances impérialistes (notamment des pays membres du Core Group dont le Canada fait partie).

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Jul 132021
 

La nomination de Mary Simon, leader de longue date au sein de la communauté inuit, au poste de gouverneure générale du Canada, marque la première nomination d’une personne d’origine autochtone en tant que représentante du monarque britannique au Canada. Ce fait prouve que le premier ministre Justin Trudeau et son gouvernement libéral sont confrontés à une pression politique intense pour prendre des mesures concrètes pour aborder les problèmes pressants dont sont victimes les peuples autochtones du Canada, tels que des taux effroyables de pauvreté, d’incarcération et d’itinérance, un accès inadéquat à l’éducation, aux soins médicaux et aux services sociaux, et beaucoup plus.

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Jul 122021
 

End the illegal and inhuman blockade of Cuba!

The Communist Party of Canada denounces this past weekend’s US-backed destabilization efforts in Cuba. It is clear that protests in Cuba and the simultaneous demonstrations in cities outside the country had the hand of the US behind them.

The Communist Party of Canada extends its full solidarity to the Cuban people, the Cuban government and the Communist Party of Cuba as they defend their independence, their sovereignty and their socialist revolution. We salute the thousands of revolutionary Cubans, including President Miguel Diaz-Canel, who took to the street on Sunday to end this latest provocation.

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Jul 072021
 

The appointment of long-time Inuit leader Mary Simon as the new Governor-General of Canada marks the first time that a person of Indigenous origin has held this office, as the formal representative in Canada of the British monarch. The fact that PM Justin Trudeau chose to recommend Simon for this position reflects the intense political pressure on his Liberal government to take action on the urgent issues faced by Indigenous peoples in Canada, such as dire poverty levels, high rates of incarceration and homelessness, inadequate access to education, health care and social services, and much more.

The Communist Party of Canada considers this appointment as a political move by the PM to give the impression that his government takes these issues seriously, since a federal election call is expected soon. Despite their previous election promises to implement the 94 Calls to Action issued by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, and the recommendations of the National Inquiry into Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women and Girls, the federal Liberals have been dragging their feet for years, making little progress on many of these specific and concrete measures. 

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Jun 292021
 

Three weeks have passed since the historic June 6 presidential election in Peru, and yet the winner has yet to be officially declared by the country’s electoral authorities. This is despite the fact that the Peruvian National Office of Electoral Processes (ONPE) released the final vote count on June 15 showing that the left-of-centre candidate Pedro Castillo had narrowly prevailed over his right-wing opponent Keiko Fujimori by 50.1% to 49.9%, and that all international election observer teams, including from the U.S. and the Organization of American States (OAS), have declared that the elections were properly carried out, “clean” and fraud-free.

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Jun 292021
 

La découverte tragique de 751 tombes anonymes sur le site de l’ancien pensionnat autochtone de Marieval en Saskatchewan est un exemple poignant de ce qui est loin d’être seulement une page sombre de l’histoire du Canada. Durant plus d’un siècle, ces institutions ont été la pierre angulaire de l’effort suprématiste blanc d’assimilation des peuples autochtones en détruisant leurs langues, leurs pratiques culturelles et leurs croyances spirituelles. L’État canadien impérialiste actuel tire ses origines de la saisie, par le régime colonial, des terres des Autochtones et de l’exploitation capitaliste de la classe ouvrière, ce qui permet à une minorité de millionnaires et de milliardaires d’accumuler une richesse colossale, mais qui n’offre aux Premières nations, aux Métis et aux Inuits que la destruction et la mort.

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Jun 282021
 

The tragic discovery of 751 unmarked graves at the site of the former Marieval residential school in Saskatchewan is a powerful reminder that this was not simply a “dark chapter” in the history of Canada. For over a century, these institutions were a crucial piece of the genocidal white supremacist drive to assimilate Indigenous peoples by destroying languages, cultural practices and spiritual beliefs. Today’s imperialist Canadian state has its origins in the colonial seizure of Indigenous lands and the capitalist exploitation of the working class, bringing vast wealth to a handful of millionaires and billionaires, but death and destruction to the First Nations, Metis and Inuit peoples.

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