Jul 042014
 

a-fs_logo.1_2By Darrell Rankin

Nearly 80 years after the 1935 On to Ottawa Trek which demanded work or wages for unemployed workers during the Great Depression, thousands of activists are expected to gather in Ottawa to discuss social change strategies, August 21‑24.

This time, it is less likely that a Conservative government will be able to stop people from attending, like the Bennett Tories did by staging the “Regina Riot.” Still, the people who attend will be Harper’s worst nightmare.

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Jul 042014
 

The fragile Iraqi state is being torn apart by sectarian strife. The Sunni religious extremist army ISIS has already seized control of several towns and cities in the northern and central parts of the country. Why is this happening and what is the way out of the crisis?

With Thamer Alsafar, an Iraqi ecologist, journalist and leading member of the Iraqi Communist Party.

PV Forum, 2014-07-20, Iraq

Jun 172014
 

Mariela Castro Espìn, Director of the Cuban National Centre for Sexual Education (CENESEX), internationally renowned advocate of LGBTI equality rights, and member of the Cuban Parliament, will be in Toronto for World Pride this June.

People‘s Voice, the Rainbow- Sea of Red Collective, and the Queer Commission of the Communist Party of Canada (Ontario) are exceptionally pleased to host a very special public meeting with Mariela on Sunday, June 22 at 2 pm, at the Steelworkers Hall, 25 Cecil St. in Toronto.

You definitely won’t want to miss this!

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Apr 022014
 

http://www.socialistproject.ca/bullet/b550.jpgby PV Ontario Bureau

The Provincial Committee of the Communist Party of Canada (Ontario) met on March 15‑16, to discuss the situation in the province and prepare for a widely anticipated spring election. The minority Liberal government of premier Kathleen Wynne is expected to table a budget in April, and most indications are that the opposition parties will vote it down.

The CPC(O) meeting was held against a backdrop of the highest provincial unemployment rate in Canada outside the Atlantic region, and youth unemployment as the highest in the country. The deepening jobs crisis has been exacerbated by several recent announcements of plant closures. Among the high profile closures are Heinz (740 jobs), Kellogg’s (500 jobs), automotive supplier Faurecia SA (650 jobs), and US Steel. Continue reading »