People's Voice

2020 Apr 2 - 3:09am
The current health crisis is a good indication of why the socialist press is so important to the working class and progressive movements in this country. People around the world are being hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic. The most vulnerable include working people, Indigenous peoples, the unemployed and the poor, the elderly, and racialized...
Tags: ATF
2020 Apr 2 - 2:04am
On March 15, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro filed a formal request to the IMF for $5 billion of emergency funding to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. He wrote, “Only under the spirit of solidarity, brotherhood, and social discipline, we will be able to overcome the situation that comes our way, and we will know how to...
Tags: World, covid-19, IMF, Venezuela
2020 Apr 2 - 1:46am
By Peter Miller in Chongqing I’m in China during the pandemic and it’s pained me to see anti-Chinese propaganda gaining ground in the West, including in Canada. Instead of blaming China for a virus that knows no borders, we should be looking to China for lessons on how Canada should respond to the COVID-19 crisis....
Tags: World, austerity, China, covid-19, Racism
2020 Apr 2 - 1:37am
On March 21, the World Federation of Trade Unions (WFTU) issued a strong condemnation of the sanctions that have been imposed, primarily by the United States and its allies, against countries around the world. The union body, which is organized on a militant class struggle basis and represents 100 million workers in 132 countries, argues...
Tags: Labour, junktag (ignore), covid-19, International Trade Unions, Labour solidarity, WFTU
2020 Apr 2 - 1:31am
In response to the COVID-19 health crisis, communist and workers’ parties around the world have issued a joint statement, demanding emergency measures to protect health and human rights. The parties recognize that, in the context of capitalism, pandemic is having a severe and multi-faceted impact on the working class, small business owners, farmers and oppressed...
Tags: junktag (ignore), World, covid-19, International Communist Movement
2020 Mar 28 - 12:10am
On March 23, Justin Trudeau held a meeting with all premiers to discuss whether or not to implement the federal Emergencies Act. As this issue of People’s Voice goes to press, he is stating that he will hold off for the time being. Without question, the coronavirus pandemic is an emergency that warrants urgent and...
Tags: ATF, Canada, austerity, covid-19, Democratic Rights
2020 Mar 27 - 11:51pm
Fridays for Future moving online to fight for action, build movement Social distancing is a reality for most people right now, but that doesn’t mean that collective action stops. Whether it’s tenants fighting against pressure from landlords, women campaigning for pay equity or workers resisting corporate profiteering, people have quickly begun to shift their activism...
Tags: Climate and environment, junktag (ignore), Climate Justice, covid-19, Labour-community solidarity
2020 Mar 27 - 11:43pm
PV Alberta Bureau Energy price wars and global pandemics would be a challenge for any economy. Price wars, pandemics and Jason Kenney’s budget are a recipe for disaster. Kenney has come out with a budget that would have been bad for Albertans even if there were a strong healthy economy – cutting education, health care...
Tags: ATF, Canada, Alberta, austerity, covid-19, Healthcare
2020 Mar 27 - 11:36pm
Ontario will likely be one of the provinces hit the hardest by the pandemic. The province has the most confirmed cases of COVID-19, while it is last in the country when it comes to per capita expenditures on hospitals. Almost three decades of the corporate austerity agenda has decimated healthcare and opened up the sector...
Tags: ATF, Canada, austerity, covid-19, Healthcare, Ontario
2020 Mar 16 - 1:47am
PV Atlantic Bureau As People’s Voice goes to press, the government of Newfoundland and Labrador is set to release the report of its inquiry into the troubled Muskrat Falls hydroelectric project. The inquiry was tasked with investigating costs for the huge development, which have more than doubled since 2010 to nearly $13 billion and account...
Tags: ATF, Canada, climate, Energy Policy, Muskrat Falls, Newfoundland and Labrador
2020 Mar 16 - 1:40am
Stronger province-wide fightback needed to resist cuts, privatization Robert Crooks On March 3 Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister released his ministerial mandate letters, which pledge to reduce “dependency on government” by cutting services, increasing privatization and intensifying the Progressive Conservative government’s attack on poor, working and colonized peoples. Employment One of the most concerning elements of...
Tags: Canada, junktag (ignore), austerity, Labour-community solidarity, Manitoba, Privatization
2020 Mar 12 - 5:10am
Dear friends, We aren’t even a quarter of the way through it, but already 2020 is looking like a year of incredible struggle. Around the world, we see people in India are mobilizing by the millions to oppose a fascist BJP government, defying police violence and a ban on protests. Workers in France staged the...
Tags: ATF

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