People's Voice

2020 Oct 21 - 2:22am
On December 6, Venezuelans will head to the polls to elect a new National Assembly. The stakes are extremely high. For many, it will probably be a relief simply to be rid of the current Assembly, which is dominated by a hodgepodge of right-wing parties and oligarchical personalities who are all opposed to the Bolivarian...
Tags: junktag (ignore), World, anti-imperialism, International Solidarity, Venezuela
2020 Oct 20 - 2:56am
The Communist Party of Quebec (PCQ, national section of the Communist Party of Canada) issued a statement on October 3 condemning the systemic racism surrounding the tragic death of Joyce Echaquan. The 37-year-old Attikamekw woman and mother of seven was admitted to the Centre hospitalier de Lanaudière in Joliette, Quebec for stomach pain on September...
Tags: ATF, Indigenous Peoples, Colonialism, Indigenous Sovereignty, Parti communiste du Quebec, Quebec
2020 Oct 20 - 2:04am
By B A Ford On Sunday 4th October, Kanaky (New Caledonia) held a second referendum to decide on its independence from France. 180,000 people voted on the question with an 80 percent turnout and a 56.67 percent majority voting to reject independence, according to SBS News. The outcome to remain a part of France is...
Tags: Indigenous Peoples, World, Asia-Pacific, French imperialism, Indigenous Sovereignty
2020 Oct 20 - 1:54am
Tens of thousands of people marched in Athens on October 7, circling the massive court complex where the verdict was announced against Golden Dawn. The fascist party was found guilty of running a criminal organization under the front of a political party, conducting violence against immigrants, workers and left-wing militants, and assassinating Pakistani worker Shehzad...
Tags: junktag (ignore), World, anti-fascism, Greece, KKE, WFTU
2020 Oct 20 - 1:49am
Call for closure of US military biological labs around the world  The Socialist Movement of Kazakhstan and the United Communist Party of Georgia have initiated a joint international statement of Communist and Workers’ Parties, demanding the elimination of US military biological laboratories around the world.  The two parties took the step because their countries have...
Tags: ATF, World, Biological Weapons, International Communist Movement, Militarism, US Imperialism
2020 Oct 20 - 1:04am
Protesters project progressive vision for country  By Ed Lehman  On October 2 Canadian peace activists held their second pan-Canadian Day of Action against the purchase of 88 new fighter jets. At some locations activists also underscored their objections to the purchase of 12 armed drones at a projected cost of $5 billion. The activists delivered...
Tags: Canada, Canadian Peace Congress, Military Spending, NATO, peace
2020 Oct 16 - 2:31am
By Ken Stone  On September 28, Meng Wanzhou, Chief Financial Officer of Huawei Technologies and permanent resident of Canada, was forced to make yet another appearance in court in Vancouver where she faces possible extradition to the United States. The charges she faces if extradited include seven counts of bank fraud, wire fraud, conspiracy to...
Tags: ATF, Canada, Canadian Foreign Policy, China, Cold War, Meng Wanzhou
2020 Oct 16 - 2:00am
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...
Tags: ATF, Canada, Democratic Rights, Indigenous Resistance, National question, October Crisis
2020 Oct 9 - 1:31am
As if 2020 wasn’t challenging enough. At the end of August, Chadwick Boseman passed after privately battling colon cancer for four years. Boseman was an actor, producer and writer who starred in several films highlighting the careers of prominent African-American men. He portrayed Jackie Robinson in the film 42 (2013), James Brown in the film...
Tags: Culture, Anti-racism
2020 Oct 9 - 12:34am
The recent agreements that both the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain have signed with Israel, establishing full diplomatic relations, are a boon to US President Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. The two politicians desperately need some wind in their sails – Trump to revive his flagging re-election campaign, and Netanyahu to cover...
Tags: World, Imperialism, israeli apartheid, Palestine
2020 Oct 8 - 4:58am
The five candidates nominated by the Communist Party of BC in the October 24 provincial election have all been involved in movements to defend the environment, reduce carbon emissions, and build solidarity with Indigenous land defenders and water protectors. On October 6, they issued a joint statement expressing full support for the Open Letter by...
Tags: ATF, Canada, Climate and environment, BC NDP, British Columbia, Communist Party of BC
2020 Oct 8 - 4:12am
Four decades of privatization and cuts to public funding of healthcare, social care, housing and education are “the leprous hands of neoliberal capitalism” that allow “private corporations to walk away with billions that should have been used to invest in people’s social needs.” These were the opening words from Baba Aye, the Health and Social...
Tags: ATF, Labour, Healthcare, Long-term Care, Privatization, Public Education

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