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JANUARY 2012


January 16, 2012 - No. 1

All for One and One for All in Alma and the Entire Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean Region
Alma Workers Represent the Future, Not the Past - Normand Chouinard
What Quebec Workers Have to Say About the Rio Tinto Lockout

Forestry
Uncertainty in Forestry Sector - Interview, Bob Daggett, VP, CEP Local 89

El Salvador
Pacific Rim Mining Corportation's Extortion - Claude Brunelle

January 18, 2012 - No. 2

Alberta
Soaring Electricity Prices Reveal How Alberta Is Being Restructured to Serve Private Interests - Peggy Morton
Retrogressive Calls for a Provincial Sales Tax - Dougal MacDonald
Government Agenda for School Construction -- P3 Schools Only - Kevan Hunter
University of Alberta Staff, Students and Faculty Oppose Cuts to Faculty of Arts

Canadian Wheat Board
Western Grain Farmers Fight Destruction of Wheat Board Through the Courts
Clear Gain for Private Monopoly Interests

January 19, 2012 - No. 3

Outrageous Attack Against York Region Transit Workers
Defend the Workers' Rights! - Jim Nugent

Stand as One with Rio Tinto Workers
Crucial Defence of Workers' Rights and Equilibrium in Production of Aluminum - K.C. Adams

London Day of Action in Support of Electro-Motive Workers
Enough Is Enough! All Out to Make the Day of Action a Success!

Auto Workers on Front Line of Resistance to Assaults on Labour
Changes at Windsor Minivan Assembly Plant
Chicken Little Routine in the Auto Sector - Enver Villamizar 

January 20, 2012 - No. 4

All Out for the London Day of Action
Canadian Workers Organized and in Motion to Defend the Rights of All

Rio Tinto Workers Speak Out
Phony Lockout Denounced

Crisis in Forestry Exacerbated by Anti-Worker Measures
Owners Declare Permanent Closure of White Birch Paper Mill in Quebec City
Catalyst Paper's Refinancing Deal and Anti-Worker Blackmail

January 24, 2012 - No. 5

Albertans Fight for Their Rights and the Rights of All

Economy
Electricity Review Exposes How Albertans Are Forced to Pay for Outrageous Pay-the-Rich Schemes - Peggy Morton

Health Care
Health Care Workers Overwhelmingly Reject Mediator's Report - Peggy Askin
Paramedics and Emergency Medical Technicians Demand Improved Response Times and Working Conditions

Education
New Education Act Undermines Right to Education - Kevan Hunter
Cuts to University Funding Further Open the Door to Monopoly Control - Dougal MacDonald

Announcement
Attempts to Scapegoat Public Sector Workers

January 25, 2012 - No. 6

Workers' Movement
Lockouts and the Reactionary Rebellion of Owners of Monopoly Capital
Harper Silent as Foreign Corporations Launch Attacks on Canadians - United Steelworkers

Latin America and the Caribbean
Cuba's Truths - Granma International
Britain Increases Military Presence on the Malvinas
The Puppet, the Dictator and the President: Haiti Today and Tomorrow - Jemima Pierre, Black Agenda Report

January 26, 2012 - No. 7

Workers' Movement
Autoworkers Firmly Defend Their Claim on What They Produce - K.C. Adams
Bell Workers Resist Yet Another Attack on Their Livelihoods - Christine Nugent
Open Letter from Fraser Papers Retiree and Victim of Brookfield

In Defence of the Rights of All
Close Guantanamo Bay! Omar Khadr Must Be Returned to Canada! End Rendition and Other Acts of Torture - Dorothy-Jean O'Donnell

January 27, 2012 - No. 8

Workers' Movement
Rio Tinto Workers in Alma, Quebec Earn Respect from Far and Wide
Important Visit of Kitimat Workers to Alma
Arvida Workers Give Million Dollar Interest-Free Loan to Struggle in Alma
Increasing Number of Students Take a Stand
Rio Tinto's Relentless Attempts to Criminalize the Workers

Chrysler's "World Class Manufacturing" >
Autoworkers Fed Up with "Marchionne Code"

Arrogant Demands of Forestry Monopolies
Resolute Forest Product's Threats and Blackmail - Pierre Chénier
Supreme Court Dismisses Catalyst Paper's "Municipal Tax Revolt"

January 30, 2012 - No. 9

Agenda of the Harper Government
Parliamentary Agenda for the Winter Session - Enver Villamizar
Government Cuts Threaten Public Health and Safety
Red Tape Commission Releases Recommendations
Passing Information to Foreign Governments
Billions Spent to Integrate Canada into U.S. War Machine

For Your Information
Status of Government Legislation
New Senators Appointed 

January 31, 2012 - No. 10

Education Is a Right! Support the February 1 National Student Day of Action

Nova Scotia
The Anti-Social Offensive and Post-Secondary Education

Ontario
Support Students' Fight for the Right to Education! - Dan Cerri
Fee Mechanisms Feed Privatization of Education - Christine Nugent

First Nations
Aboriginal Students Demand Action to Broaden Access to Post-Secondary Education


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FEBRUARY 2012


February 2, 2012 - No. 11

Alberta
Ideological Assault on Public Services and Dignity of Public Service Workers
Robbing the Public Treasury -- Illegal Donations to Provincial Progressive Conservatives - Peggy Morton
What to Expect from Upcoming Legislative Session
Workers at Waterford and Edith Cavell Seniors' Homes Fight for Their Rights

February 3, 2012 - No. 12

British Columbia
Massive Explosion at Babine Forest Products - Charles Boylan
Concessions and Privatization Are Not Solutions! - K.C. Adams
From "Net Zero" to "Cooperative Gains" -- Increasing Exploitation of Public Sector Workers to Keep Paying the Rich - Barbara Biley
Government and Employers Set Tone for Negotiations by Attacking Hospital Pharmacists' Wages
Growing Opposition to Clark Government - Dorothy-Jean O'Donnell
Enbridge Pipeline Review -- Just Who Is Getting Hijacked? - Peter Ewart  

February 7, 2012 - No. 13

Alma Workers Pursue Fight for Their Rights
Stop the Sale of RTA Electricity to Hydro-Quebec! Hold the Quebec Government Accountable!
Questioning Rio Tinto's Claims That It's Not Selling Electricity
Local Initiatives
Union to Meet with Mediator
Quebec Union Central Delegation Visits Alma Workers
Rio Tinto's European Works Council Protests Lockout

Unacceptable Destruction of Manufacturing
Closure of Productive Household Appliance Factory - Normand Chouinard

Another Rotten Free Trade Agreement
Canadian Livestock Exports Mean Disaster for Philippine Producers - Rick Esguerra

February 8, 2012 - No. 14

Ontario
Mourn the Deaths of Eleven Workers

Nova Scotia
Halifax Transit Workers Strike

Latin American and Caribbean
Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America
Alliance Holds 11th Summit

Guatemala
Former Dictator Faces Trial
Panel Reveals New Details of U.S. Medical Experiments

Colombia
State Intelligence Agency Provided Assistance to Paramilitary - Adriaan Alsema, Colombia Report

Cuba
World Condemnation of U.S. Blockade

February 9, 2012 - No. 15

What Is the Alberta Government Up To?
Speech from the Throne
Zero-Based Budgeting Fraud - George Allen
Deficient Education Funding - Kevan Hunter

New Joint Federal-Provincial Oilsands Environmental Monitoring System
Monitoring of Alberta's Oilsands Must Be Publicly Controlled - Dougal MacDonald

Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline Hearings
First Nations Uphold Hereditary Rights 

February 10, 2012 - No. 16

Opposition to Phony Lockout of Rio Tinto Workers in Alma, Quebec
Latest Developments in Alma Workers' Fight
- Interview, Marc Maltais, President,
Syndicat des travailleurs de l'aluminium d'Alma -

Regional Municipal Council Calls on Charest Government to Stop Hydro-Quebec Purchase of Rio Tinto Electricity
Union Receives Important Financial Contributions for Locked Out Workers
Latest Developments in Alma Workers' Fight - Interview, Marc Maltais, President, Syndicat des travailleurs de l'aluminium d'Alma

Quebec's Northern Plan
Protected Land -- Another of the Premier's Half-Truths - Normand Fournier

Nova Scotia
Support the Halifax Transit Workers!

Lockout of Newfoundland Trawlermen
Denounce Police Arrest of Workers to Protect Scabs!

February 14, 2012 - No. 17

Syria
Condemn Gross Violations of International Law
Imperialist Plans for Regime Change Accompanied by Terrorist Acts
Arab League Observer Mission Report and Security Council Resolution - Ronda Hauben

February 15, 2012 - No. 18

Alberta Budget
Desperate Attempt to Present Fool's Gold as the Real McCoy
Provide the Rights of People with Disabilities with a Guarantee! - Peggy Askin

Disinformation Campaign to Attack
Public Sector Workers and Step Up Privatization

Fight to Defend Public Services All Over Again! - Peggy Morton

Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline Hearings
First Nations Declare "Our Land Is Not for Sale"

February 16, 2012 - No. 19

Support for Rio Tinto Workers in Alma, Quebec Gathers Momentum
Mass Demonstration and International Campaign
Invaluable Support Provided by Saguenay Port Workers
Canadian Union of Public Employees' Delegation Visits Alma
Global Solidarity Against Rio Tinto Alcan's Track Record of Attacking Workers, Their Unions and Communities - Pierre Chénier
Kitimat Smelter Workers Explain Their Concerns - Barbara Biley
Quebec Employers Council Opposes Workers' Just Demands for Guaranteed Levels of Employment - Normand Chouinard

February 17, 2012 - No. 20

Alberta
Health Care Workers Stand Up for Their Rights and Dignity!

Quebec
Mass Demonstration at Montreal Exchange Demands End to Anti-Social Measures

Auto Industry
Capital-Centred Dispute Exposes the Missing Voice of the Working Class - K.C. Adams
Autoworkers Firmly Defend Their Claim on What They Produce, Part Two - K.C. Adams

February 20, 2012 - No. 21

Support for Rio Tinto Workers Continues to Grow
Protest Against Rio Tinto Outside Montreal Board of Trade Meeting
Rio Tinto Workers in Sorel-Tracy Stand with Alma Workers
Kitimat Workers Pledge Support of $60,000 per Month
Local 1005 USW Starts Adopt-a-Worker Campaign to Support Locked Out Rio Tinto Workers

Rio Tinto's Fourth Quarter and Full Year Financial Reports for 2011
Rio Tinto Unleashes Global Campaign to Drive Down Workers' Claims on Value They Produce and Costs Charged by Local Suppliers - K.C. Adams
Why New Investments Do Not Create Jobs

February 22, 2012 - No. 22

Alberta

Health Care Is a Right!
Health Care Workers Speak Out
No to Private Clinics and Two-Tier Health Care! - Peggy Morton
Hospital Workers Are Fighting to Defend the Public Good

Manufacturing Yes, Nation-Wrecking No!
More Layoffs at Owens Corning Fiberglass Plant - Peggy Askin

Our Water Is Not for Sale!
Honouring Nestlé Chairman Dishonours University of Alberta - Dougal MacDonald

February 23, 2012 - No. 23

British Columbia

Auditor General for Local Government Act (Bill 20)
Government Prepares Conditions for Further Privatization and Assault on Public Workers - Donna Petersen and Charles Boylan

Health Care
Community Health Workers Determined to Defend Their Rights - Brian Sproule
Support Malaspina Gardens Workers' Fight to Stop Contracting Out! - Barbara Biley
Interview - Kathleen Watson, Local Union Chair, Malaspina Gardens
Press Releases - Hospital Employees' Union
Malaspina Gardens' Workers Coming Events

Education
New Assault on Teachers and Public Education - Donna Petersen
Teachers Want a Fair Deal - Susan Lambert, BC Federationist

February 24, 2012 - No. 24

International Tour in Support of Locked Out Rio Tinto Workers in Alma, Quebec
Rio Tinto Workers in California and Utah Confirm Their Presence in Alma on March 31
Workers at Alcoa's Becancour Rod Plant Support Alma Workers

Quebec Construction
Oppose the Government's Stepped Up Anti-Union Offensive Against Construction Workers
The Need for On-Site Enforcement of Safety Standards - Interview, François Patry, Director, Health and Safety Department, FTQ-Construction
Open Letter from Quebec Construction Worker Holds Quebec Government to Account

Vale Inco
We Mourn the Death of Another Sudbury Miner Killed on the Job 

February 27, 2012 - No. 25

Hands Off Syria!
Friends of Syria Meeting Held to Promote Regime Change
Mass Participation in Referendum on New Draft Constitution
UN Resolution on Syria Violates UN Principles
Aims of Sanctions Opposed
Iranian Warships Arrive in Syria
Saying No to Gunboat Diplomacy - Li Qingsi, China Daily

February 29, 2012 - No. 26

Alberta

Uphold the Dignity of Labour!
Oppose Redford Government's Defence of Anti-Worker Labour Laws - Peggy Askin
Health Sciences Association Pickets Defend Workers' Rights and Dignity

Health Care and Senior Care Are Rights, Not Privileges!
Get Involved in Seniors' Campaign for Quality Public Care!
What Government Means When It "Takes Care" of Seniors - Peggy Morton

Abolish All Student User Fees!
Oppose Shifting Provincial Post-Secondary Funding Crisis onto Students - Dougal MacDonald


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MARCH 2012


March 1, 2012 - No. 27

Alma Workers Versus Rio Tinto
Rio Tinto's Campaign of Lies and Disinformation - Normand Chouinard
Alma Worker Explains What's at Stake

Halifax Transit Strike
Making Claims on Society "In This Economy" - Kevin Corkill

Campaign to Destroy Universal Pension Regime
Government's Self-Serving Old Age Security Accounting
The War of the Rich on Workers, Young and Old - Jim Nugent

Opposition to the Tuition Fee Increase Gains Momentum in Quebec
Socially Responsible Students Say: No Tuition Increase! Education Is a Right! - Serge Lachapelle

March 2, 2012 - No. 28

British Columbia

Defend the Rights of Teachers and Public Education
Unacceptable Assault on Teachers' Rights
Teachers' Rights Trampled! It Must Not Pass! - Donna Petersen
Teachers Shocked by Bill 22, a Radical Assault on Our Profession - Teachers' Federation, News Release
Public Opinion Poll Shows Support for Teachers

The Hughes Inquiry
A Ploy to Justify Back-to-Work Legislation

Budget Speech 2012
Mantra for an Anti-Social "New Paradigm" - Edith Cohen

March 5, 2012 - No. 29

International Tour in Support of Locked-Out Rio Tinto Workers in Alma, Quebec
"Organize, Unite, Fight!" - Interview, Marc Maltais, President, Syndicat des travailleurs de l'aluminium d'Alma
The Truth About Rio Tinto Alcan's Global Claim of "No Labour Disputes" - Pierre Chénier

Quebec Student Movement
Government Responds to Students' Legitimate Demands with Tear Gas

Letter to the Editor
Home Care in Halifax

International Women's Day
Rally and March in Toronto

March 7, 2012 - No. 30

Alberta
Health Care Is a Right
Health Quality Council Releases Report - Peggy Morton
Council's CEO -- The Fox Guarding the Hen House

Water Is a Human Right, Not a Commodity!
Students, Faculty and Staff Denounce University Award to Nestlé CEO
No to University of Alberta's Water Privatization Agenda! The Right to Water Must Be Provided with a Guarantee

Transportation for People with Disabilities Is a Right, Not a Privilege
HandiBus Operators Defend Their Rights and Dignity and the Service They Provide - Peggy Askin
Interview - Mike Mahar, President, Amalgamated Transit Union Local 583

No to the Trans-Pacific Partnership!
Harper's "Free" Trade Threatens Agricultural Supply Management Systems - Dougal MacDonald

March 8, 2012 - No. 31

International Women's Day 2012
Women Workers Must Lead the Struggle for Renewal

Wheat Board Allies Vow to Continue Fight Against Harper Dictatorship
Let the Farmers Decide! - Dougal MacDonald

Ministerial Power in Service of Narrow Political Interests
Government Cuts Funding for Palestine House

Ten Years After the Failed Coup in Venezuela
Defending the Strides to Open Society's Social Progress

March 9, 2012 - No. 32

Secret Deal Between Rio Tinto Alcan and Quebec Government
The Secret Deal Must Be Revoked! Hold the Charest Government Accountable! - Pierre Chénier
The Truth from the Minister's Own Mouth -- Charest Government Puts Monopoly Interests in First Place - Normand Chouinard
Toronto Area Steelworkers Visit Alma
Turkish Miners Express Their Support
March 31 Alma Rally Against Rio Tinto Lockout

Thinking About Pensions
The Necessity for Pensions Arose from the Objective Conditions - K.C. Adams

March 12, 2012 - No. 33

Palestine
Live Report from Gaza During March 10 Israeli Attack 

Quebec Construction Commission
Threats of Lockout and Forced Trade Union De-Affiliation

For Your Information
Extracts from the Anti-Corruption Act Pertaining to the Quebec Construction Commission

Air Canada
Government Attack on Airline Workers' Right to Defend Their Working Conditions and Public Safety
Air Canada and Harper Dictatorship in Collusion Against Workers' Rights - New Horizons

March 13, 2012 - No. 34

49th Anniversary of the Founding of the Internationalists
A Decisive Moment in Canadian History

SUPPLEMENT
Ontario Political Forum: A New Direction Is Needed for Society

March 14, 2012 - No. 35

Alberta

Governments Must Serve Public Good, Not Private Interests
Smashing the Silence on Redford Government's Plans to Deny Seniors Care - Peggy Morton
Alberta Emergency Workers Continue to Demand Improved Response Times and Working Conditions - Peggy Askin
Hardisty Care Centre Workers Defend Their Rights

Defend Public Education!
Alberta Charter Schools: A Pillar of Neoliberal Education - Dougal MacDonald

Alberta Government Profits from Destruction of Wheat Board
AIMCO, Viterra, and Funding of Alberta's Social Programs - George Allen

International Women's Day Celebrations

March 15, 2012 - No. 36

Rio Tinto Lockout Scandal and Abuse of Quebec
Whose Resources? The People's Resources! Who Benefits? The People Must Benefit!
Union Delegation Concludes Successful International Tour in New Zealand

Air Canada
Harper Dictatorship Declares Air Canada de facto Essential Service and Criminalizes Workers' Struggles

Vale Inco
Government Derelict in Its Duty - Steve Rutchinski
Union's Investigation Report Executive Summary - Local 6500 USW

Thinking About Pensions
The Necessity for Canadian-Standard Pensions for All - K.C. Adams

March 16, 2012 - No. 37

British Columbia
Teachers Defend Their Rights and Public Education

Discussing a Way Forward for Teachers and BC
BC Teachers' Federation Annual General Meeting, March 17-20
Social Significance of Teachers' Struggle

Clashing Issues Between Teachers and Clark Government
Education Minister's Social Irresponsibility - Donna Petersen
Seniority and the "Mediator" with the Net-Zero Straitjacket - Edith Cohen

SUPPLEMENT
BC Teachers Defend Public Education

March 20, 2012 - No. 38

Phony Lockout at Rio Tinto Alcan
Rio Tinto Workers Call on Everyone to "Join Us March 31 in Alma!" - Interview, Marc Maltais, President, Syndicat des travailleurs de l'aluminium d'Alma
Brutal Expulsion of Workers Should Be Declared Illegal Lockout, Union Says

Harper Dictatorship Advances Plot for Private Monopolization of Grain Trade
The Vultures Are Gathering - Dougal MacDonald

141st Anniversary of Paris Commune
Harbinger of the New Society - Colleen Pearse 

March 21, 2012 - No. 39

Alberta

Education Is a Right!
Attacking Public Education in the Name of "Choice" - Kevan Hunter

Health Care
Hospital General Support Services Workers Reach Tentative Agreement - Peggy Askin 

Refine It Where You Mine It!
People of Alberta Support First Nations Bitumen Upgrader Plan - Dougal MacDonald

Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline
Governments Are Responsible to Uphold Public Right, Not Monopoly Right - Peggy Morton

REDress Project
Art Installation Visually Represents Issue of Missing and Murdered Aboriginal Women

March 22, 2012 - No. 40

Quebec
Students Defend Their Rights and Quebec's Interests
Concessions Are Not Solutions in the Forestry Industry
No! to Legalized Theft of Pensions - Interview, Maurice Lalonde, President, Fraser Papers Retirees Association (Quebec)
Resolute Forest Products Demands New Concessions from Amos Workers - Interview, Gilles Chapadeau, Quebec Federation of Labour Representative, Abitibi-Témiscamingue

Pharmaceutical Industry
Predatory Monopolies and Absence of Government Defence of the People

March 23, 2012 - No. 41

Hands Off Air Canada Workers!
All Out to Uphold the Rights and Dignity of Airline Workers!
Condemn Brutal Mass Termination of 2,600 Aveos Workers and Use of Police Against Them!

Quebec Youth Boldly Lay Claim to the Nation
Mass Action of 200,000 Students in Montreal Defends the Right to Education

Quebec Budget and the Royalties Fraud
Do Not Use Our Natural Resources to Pay the Rich!

March 27, 2012 - No. 42

Charest Government's Betrayal of Quebec and the Phony Lockout at Rio Tinto
Government for Whom and What Purpose? - K.C. Adams
Rio Tinto Subsidized by Quebeckers Electric Bills - Réjean Porlier

March 28, 2012 - No. 43

Release of Federal Budget in the Parliament
The Issue Remains: Who Decides?

Hands Off Airline Workers!
Enough Is Enough! Uphold Public Safety and the Rights of All by Defending Air Canada Pilots and Aveos Workers
Airline Workers in Action to Hold Governments to Account
Air Canada Pilots Launch Court Challenge of Federal Legislation - Air Canada Pilots Association
Fighting to Defend Their Interests, Air Canada and Aveos Workers Are Defending All Workers and the Canadian Economy - New Horizons

Quebec
Government to Blame Destruction of Manufacturing - Normand Chouinard

Demand Justice in Mexican Activist's Assassination
No More Criminal Conduct and Complicity between Canadian Mining Company and Local and State Officials - Mexican Network of People Affected by Mining

March 29, 2012 - No. 44

28th General Alberta Election Announced
Use the Election to Provide a New Direction for Alberta
Ensure the Right of Albertans to Elect and Be Elected - Dougal MacDonald

Demands in This Election
Fight for a Human-Centred Outlook Which Recognizes Health as a Right! - Peggy Morton
Abolish the Temporary Foreign Workers Program -- Status for All! - Peggy Askin

News in Brief
University Students Rally to Support Quebec Students and the Right to Education

March 30, 2012 - No. 45

British Columbia
Teachers' Federation Crafts Plan of Resistance to Fraudulent "Education Improvement Act" - Charles Boylan
Plan of Action to Resist Bill 22 - BC Teachers' Federation

Growing Opposition to Harper's Pipelines
Vancouver Demonstration
Who Decides? The People Decide!

March 31 Rally -- Comox, Vancouver Island
Our Coast! Our Decision! No Pipeline! No Tankers!

SUPPLEMENT
Teachers Discuss Their Working Conditions 


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APRIL 2012


April 2, 2012 - No. 46

Federal Budget 2012
The Harper Budget Is an Affront to Canadians
Is This Any Way to Manage the Country's Economy? - K.C. Adams
Scientists Take Firm Stand Against Harper Government's Threat to Fish Habitat - Charlie Vita
Letter to Prime Minister Demands Protection of Habitats for All Species

April 4, 2012 - No. 47

Alberta Election 2012
Party Leaders, Promises and Polls
Who Decides How Energy Resources Should Be Exploited and the Wealth Distributed?

Demands in this Election
Defend the Rights of Workers in the Oilsands - Peggy Askin
Fight for Public Control of Electrical Utilities - Peggy Morton
Stand Up for Public Education - Kevan Hunter

Refine It Where We Mine It!>
Energy Resources Must Serve the Common Good - Dougal MacDonald

Education Is a Right
University of Alberta Must Serve the People, Not the Monopolies - George Allen

April 5, 2012 - No. 48

Mass Rally in Alma, Quebec
Glorious Day in Alma Affirms the Need to Build the New and Stake Our Claim on the Future
The Spirit of the Alma Demonstration Lives On - Pierre Soublière
Dignity, Defiance and Organization of the Alma Aluminum Workers - Normand Chouinard

For Your Information
National and International Labour Organizations Reiterate Opposition to Rio Tinto's Monopoly Wrecking

April 6, 2012 - No. 49

Discussion of Federal Budget 2012
Examining the Federal Budget from a Working Class Perspective - K.C. Adams

April 9, 2012 - No. 50

Quebec Students Fight Tuition Fee Increases
No Tuition Fee Hikes! Oppose Attempts to Turn Students' Defence of Right to Education into a Law-and-Order Matter! - Marxist-Leninist Party of Quebec (PMLQ)
Students Denounce Use of Courts and Reiterate that a Political Problem Requires a Political Solution
Students Continue Strike Actions
Politicization of Private Interests in Education Under the Guise of Philanthropy Geneviève Royer

April 11, 2012 - No. 51

Alberta Election 2012
The Wrecking of Public Opinion
Wildrose Alliance: Harper's Fifth Column in Alberta? - Dougal MacDonald

Demands in this Election
Use the Election to Fight for a New Direction for the Economy! - Peggy Morton
Health and Safety Is a Right! - Andre Vachon
Private, For-Profit Health Care Is Unsustainable! - Rita Soto

April 12, 2012 - No. 52

Rio Tinto Alcan's Desperation Grows
Who Is Blackmailing Whom? A Desperate Attempt to Turn Truth on Its Head - Pierre Chénier
Wild Accusations Against Electricity Workers' Union

Manufacturing Crisis in Quebec
Workers Express Their Concerns

BC Teachers' Working Conditions Are Students' Learning Conditions
Compromising Views and Position of Mediator in Teachers' Negotiations - Charles Boylan

Health Care Is a Right
Hold the BC Government to Account for Deteriorating Hospital Conditions - Barbara Biley 

April 13, 2012 - No. 53

Ontario
CAW Organizes Town Hall Meetings on Importance of Auto Industry

Quebec
Premier Seeks Legitimacy for Anti-Student Attacks by Declaring "Absolute Rights"

Discussion
Two Opposing Aims and Outlooks - K.C. Adams

Colombia
Fifth Peoples' Summit in Cartagena de Indias

Cuba
Canada Must Uphold Cuba's Right to Self-Determination - Canadian Network on Cuba
U.S. Has Confiscated More than $493 Million in Cuban Funds Since 2010 

April 16, 2012 - No. 54

Centenary of the Birth of Kim Il Sung
Tremendous Achievements in Nation-Building
Legacy of Legendary Leader Kim Il Sung
To Launch a Satellite Is the DPRK's Sovereign Right!

April 17, 2012 - No. 55

30th Anniversary of the Patriation of the British North America Act (1867) -- Canada's Constitution
No Problem of Either National Unity or Rights Has Been Resolved

Discussion
Incompetence, Incoherence and Disinformation from Many Canadian Statisticians and Economists - K.C. Adams

April 19, 2012 - No. 56

Opposition to Increased Tuition in Quebec
Blame the Government, Not the Youth, for Anarchy and Violence!
Students and Their Allies Oppose Continuing State Criminalization and Violence and Carry On with Their Actions
Militant Resistance Brings Police Occupation of University to an End - Correspondent in the Outaouais
The Problem of a Government That Refuses to Meet Society's Needs
Social Responsibility and the Power to Decide - Pierre Soublière

April 20, 2012 - No. 57

Alberta Election 2012
Organize to Hold Governments to Account! Reject the Phony Choice Between Two Parties of the Oil Monopolies!
End the Status Quo! Reject the Parties of the Oil Monopolies!
Bogus Leaders' Debate

Demands in this Election
"Refine It Where We Mine It" -- A Good Beginning - Peggy Askin
Oil Sands Prosperity -- NDP Proposal
Albertans Reject Private, For-Profit Health Care
Emergency Medical Doctors Emphasize Need to Vote for Public Health Care
Calgary Doctor Calls to Put Ethics Back into Alberta's Medical System

For Your Information
Voting Information
The Controversy over Third Party Advertising - Peggy Morton
Danielle Smith's Libertarian "Carver Model of Governance" - Dougal MacDonald 

April 23, 2012 - No. 58

Earth Day 2012
One Quarter of a Million People in the Streets of Montreal -- This is What Democracy Looks Like

Movement Against Tuition Hikes
Quebec People Condemn State Sanctioned Anarchy and Violence and Students Win New Allies
The Results of State Sanctioned Police Attacks in Quebec City: This Is What Charest's Democracy Looks Like - Reader in Quebec City

April 24, 2012 - No. 59

Rio Tinto Alcan's Phony Government Subsidized Lockout
Smash Rio Tinto's Arrogance! Unlimited Subcontracting, No! Guaranteed Union Jobs for the Region, Yes!

A Fitting Reply to Rio Tinto's Threats
Énergie électrique Workers Give $25 a Week to Support Alma Workers

Locked-Out Alma Workers Continue to Raise International Support
Second Phase of International Tour
Protest at Rio Tinto Shareholders' Meeting in London, England
Interview - Marc Maltais, President, Syndicat des travailleurs de l'aluminium d'Alma
Rio Tinto's Conflicts with Workers and Communities in England and France - Pierre Chénier

April 26, 2012 - No. 60

Stop the Criminalization of Quebec Youth
Enough Is Enough! No to Charest's Anarchy and Violence! Education Is A Right! - Marxist- Leninist Party of Quebec (PMLQ)
Minister of Education Expels Student Union from "Negotiations"

Statements
Where Is the Minister of Education Headed? - Federation of College Professionals
Tuition Fees -- An Agreement Must Be Reached! - Valleyfield College

Letters to the Editor
Who Will Stop the Violence Against Our Youth? - A Montreal Teacher
At the Heart of the Students' Struggle: The Need for New Forms of Governance - A Gatineau Teacher
Gatineau Liberal MNAs' Remarks: Space for Renewal! - Pierre Soublière

April 30, 2012 - No. 61

Alberta Election 2012
The Significance of the Alberta Election Results
Where Is Alberta Headed? - Pauline Easton
Disinformation About the Concerns of Urban and Rural Albertans - Peggy Morton
The Role of Polling in the Alberta Election - Dougal MacDonald

For Your Information
Results of the 2012 Election to the 28th Alberta Legislature

Coming Events
May Day 2012


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MAY 2012


May 1, 2012 - No. 62

May Day 2012 -- Defining Moment for Canada
The Role of Leading Society Has Become the Responsibility of the Working Class

May 2, 2012 - No. 63

First Anniversary of Fraudulent Election of Harper Majority
A Defining Moment for Canada

May Day 2012
Quebec in Defence of the Rights of All
Alma Workers Mark May Day with "Energy March" to National Assembly in Quebec City
Across Canada and Around the World

May 3, 2012 - No. 64

One Year of the Phony Harper Majority
Harper Government's Proposal to Impose Forced Cheap Labour on Unemployed Workers - Pauline Easton

Stepping Up Anti-Worker Attacks in Quebec
In the Legislature
Unacceptable Bill on Health and Safety and Compensation for Injured Workers

Promotion of Anti-Consciousness
Montreal Chamber of Commerce's Promotion of Anti-Consciousness - Normand Fournier
Quebec Employers' Council Finds a New Pearl - Serge Lachapelle

More Reports from May Day Across Canada
May First in Windsor
Saying Loud and Clear What We Stand For in Hamilton - Local 1005 USW
May Day in Prince George, BC

May 7, 2012 - No. 65

Tragedies in BC Forestry Industry
Fifth Sawmill Worker Killed on the Job This Year
Hold Governments to Account for Refusing to Provide Workers' Health and Safety with a Guarantee - Charles Boylan

Comox Rally Opposes Enbridge Pipeline
Our Coast, Our Decision! No Pipeline, No Tankers!

May 8, 2012 - No. 66

Charest's Democracy in Action
Down with State Violence Against the Youth!
Students and their Allies Continue to Demand a Political Solution
Testimony from a Student in the Thick of the Action
Ongoing Student Demonstrations

May 9, 2012 - No. 67

The Working Class as the Architect and Builder of the New

Rio Tinto Alcan
Locked-Out Alma Workers Demonstrate at Quebec National Assembly and Table Petition
Kitimat Workers' Report on Company's Bad Faith Negotiations - CAW Local 2301

Governments Must Uphold Public Right, Not Monopoly Right
Workers Eloquently Expose Governments' Partisanship to the Monopolies and the Harm They Cause the National Interest

May 11, 2012 - No. 68

Governments Must Subordinate Private Monopoly Interests to the Public Interest
Stand as One Against Harper Government's Modern Day Slavery Scheme - Peggy Morton
Alberta Federation of Labour Denounces Harper Government's Forced Labour Scheme
Twin Fort McMurray Highway Now! - Peggy Askin

The Myth of Alberta's "Camelot"
Ruling Circles Proclaim Peter Lougheed All-Time Best Salesman for the Monopolies - Dougal MacDonald

Monument to Workers Killed on the Job Unveiled in Edmonton
Workers Defend Their Right to Health and Safety on the Job - Mary Joyce

May 15, 2012 - No. 69

Nakba Day 2012
Repudiate Harper Dictatorship's Support of Israel as a "Jewish" State - Nathan J. Freeman
Israel's Buffoon: The UN Nakba - Vacy Vlazna, Palestine Chronicle

The Massive Palestinian Hunger Strike
Heroic Palestinian Hunger Strikers Win Concessions on Unjust Detention and Ill-Treatment of Prisoners
Militant Mass Support for Prisoners
Traveling Below the Western Radar - Richard Falk, UN Special Rapporteur for Palestinian Human Rights

May 16, 2012 - No. 70

Quebec
Blame the Charest Government, Not the Students, for Anarchy and Violence!
Oppose the Criminalization of Political Life in Quebec - Communist Party of Canada (Marxist-Leninist)
The Mire of the Government's Unscrupulous Behaviour
Demand for an Independent Public Inquiry into the Events in Victoriaville
Artists Declare Solidarity with Student Strike
What the Students and People Have to Say
Demonstrations Continue

May 17, 2012 - No. 71

Quebec
Oppose Charest Government's Special Law to Criminalize the Students - Marxist-Leninist Party of Quebec
Congratulations to the Quebec Youth! - TML Editorial
May 16 Mass Demonstrations in Montreal, Quebec City and Other Cities

Statements
Broad Coalition for Student Union Solidarity
Quebec Federation of University Students
Quebec Student Roundtable
Quebec Trade Union Centrals

May 18, 2012 - No. 72

Quebec Special Law Is a War Measure
All Out to Defend the Quebec Students and Their Right to Resist and Organize! - Communist Party of Canada (Marxist-Leninist)
Demonstrations in Montreal and Quebec City, May 17
Calgary Meeting: Discuss and Take a Stand on Draconian Legislation Adopted Against Quebec Students
Court Challenge to Declare Bill 78 Null and Void

Text of Quebec Bill 78
"An Act to enable students to receive instruction from the postsecondary institutions they attend"

May 22, 2012 - No. 73

Suspension of Civil Liberties in Quebec
Quebeckers Oppose Special Law on Unprecedented Scale
Broad Coalition for Student Union Solidarity Calls on Everyone to Keep Exercising Their Fundamental Rights
New Web Site Calls for Civil Disobedience
Petition for Annulment of Special Law Continues to Gain Momentum
Amendments to Bill 78 Prior to Adoption

Events Across the Country
Mass Demonstration in Montreal on May 22
Picket and Leafleting in Calgary on May 22
Rally in Vancouver on May 22
Meeting in Hamilton on May 23
Meeting of Windsor Peace Coalition on May 23

Demonstrations Across Quebec, May 18-21
Photo Review

May 22, 2012 - No. 74 - Afternoon Edition

Students and Supporters Mark 100 Days of Resistance
Half a Million Demonstrate in Montreal to Support the Students and Defy Charest Government's Special Law

May 23, 2012 - No. 75

British Columbia
Organized Resistance of Health Care Workers and Their Allies Is Key to Stopping the Wrecking of Public Health Care
Background to Health Care Bargaining - Barbara Biley
Nothing New About the "Innovation and Change" Health Care Agenda of the Liberal Government
Ministry of Health Commitment to Seniors' Care -- A Game of Smoke and Mirrors?
Burnaby Hospital Doctors Expose the Fraser Health Authority
Government Employees Vote 82 Per Cent in Favour of Strike

May 24, 2012 - No. 76

Quebec
Proponents of Tuition Increase and Special Law Remain Mired in Crisis - Serge Lachapelle
Education Minister Invites Students to Negotiate on Condition They Give Up Their Demands
May 23 -- A Night of Mass Arrests to Test the Special Law
Montreal's Response to Charest's Special Law -- Demonstrations Break Out All Over the Island
Union Says Bus Drivers Have Right to Say No

Across the Country and Abroad
Expressions of Support for Quebec Students Abound

SUPPLEMENT
Historic May 22 Demonstration in Montreal: What People Had to Say

May 26, 2012 - No. 77

Support for the Just Struggle of Quebec Students Continues to Grow
Courage and Determination of Students Brings Out the Best in Society - Serge Lachapelle
Court Action Filed to Annul Special Law
Montreal's Anti-Mask Law Denounced at Ceremony for Mayor's "Award for Democracy"

Actions in Support of Quebec Students
March to Gatineau from Ottawa - Canadian Union of Public Employees
Ontario Students Announce Support Actions
International Support

May 28, 2012 - No. 78

Charest's Bogus Self-Serving "50 Cents a Day" Argument
The Social Responsibility to Educate Our Youth
Monopolies and Their Governments Are the Entitled, Not Quebec Students - George Allen
"50 Cents a Day" Equals Over $100 Million More in Student Interest Payments to the Banks - K.C. Adams
50 Cents a Day? - Laurent Theis
U.S. Student Debt Estimated at One Trillion Dollars

Unfolding Events
Government and Students Associations to Meet Monday Afternoon
Manifs de Casseroles: People Continue to Join In

May 29, 2012 - No. 79

Escalating Attacks on CP Rail Workers
Oppose Back-to-Work Legislation Criminalizing CP Rail Workers
Support the Just Demands of CP Rail Workers

For Your Information
Use of Back-to-Work Legislation Against Railway Workers
Notice of Motion -- "An Act to Provide for the Continuation and Resumption of Rail Services"

Saskatchewan
Labour Standards and Rand Formula Under Attack in Labour Code Consultation

Quebec
Locked Out Alma Workers Demonstrate to Get Rio Tinto Off Olympic Podium

May 30, 2012 - No. 80

Employment Insurance Reforms
Reject Sweeping Anti-Social Reforms! No to Harper Government's Forced Labour Regime! - Workers' Centre of CPC(M-L)
Criminalizing Unemployed Workers to Enslave the Working Class - Jim Nugent
New Discretionary Powers for Human Resources Minister - Peggy Askin
Canada's Employment Insurance -- Low Coverage and Low Benefits

Canadians Take a Stand
Quebec Organizations Denounce Employment Insurance Measures
Picket at Diane Finley's Office
Alberta Federation of Labour Opposes Harper Government's New Rules for Hiring Temporary Foreign Workers
Actions Held at Conservative MPs' Offices Protest Wage Decrease for Migrant Workers

For Your Information
Human Resources and Skills Development Canada News Release -- Extract

May 31, 2012 - No. 81

Quebec
Negotiations Continue While Students and Supporters Continue to Oppose Special Law
Mass Arrest after First Day of Negotiations
Student Leader Pleads Not Guilty to Contempt of Court Charge
Quebec Jurists Demonstrate to Oppose Special Law

Discussion on Tuition Fee Increases
Research Institute Exposes Government's Bursaries and Loans Scheme
Charest's Neoliberal Argument
Using Tuition Increases to Pay the Rich
Savings from Open-Source Software

Actions in Support of Quebec Students
Widespread Mass Actions Continue
Cross-Canada Demonstrations
Coming Events


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JUNE 2012


June 1, 2012 - No. 82

Too Big to Fail and Too Big to Negotiate
Anti-Social Dictatorship of the Monopolies

Interview
CP Rail Teamster Pickets at Vancouver Intermodal Facility

Harper Dictatorship's Continuing Disinformation
Fraud of "Fiscal Austerity" to Attack the Workers - Dougal MacDonald

Government's Forced Labour Regime
Harper Dictatorship's Forced and Slave Labour Policies Take It Down the Nazi Road - George Allen

Discussion on Budget Implementation Act
Universal Social Security Programs Are Required for a Democratic and Humane Society - Jim Nugent

June 1, 2012 - No. 83 - Afternoon Edition

Charest Government Declares an "Impasse"
Government Puts an End to Negotiations with All-Out Assault Against Student Movement

Letters to the Editor
Charest Government's Disinformation and Threats of Retaliation

Reports and Photos
Demonstrations Continue

June 5, 2012 - No. 84

Harper Government's Anti-Worker, Nation-Wrecking Social Policy
The Workers' Opposition Must Occupy the Space for Change - Jim Nugent
Fisheries Workers Denounce Changes to Employment Insurance
Courtenay Rally Against Harper Dictatorship's Omnibus Budget Bill

Argentina Restricts Monopoly Right
Canadian Mining Interests Openly Interfere in Argentina's Internal Affairs

June 6, 2012 - No. 85

Legal Challenges to the Legitimacy of the 2011 Federal Election
The Conservatives vs. The People - Anna Di Carlo

Robocall Scandal
Legal Challenges Allege Voter Suppression Affected Election Outcome
Council of Canadians Responds to Conservative Motion to Dismiss
Invalidation of Etobicoke-Centre Election Appealed

For Your Information
Privacy Commissioner Releases Study on Political Parties and Privacy Protection
Documents on Voter Suppression Legal Challenge

June 8, 2012 - No. 86

The Need for the Working Class to Constitute Itself the Nation
Dogfight Over the Detroit River
Financial Oligarchs and Their Representatives Gather for Bilderberg Group Summit - Dougal MacDonald

Canada's Annexation into United States of North American Monopolies
Integrated Security Apparatus for Cargo Shipments - Charlie Vita
Canada Joins U.S. Space Surveillance Network
RCMP Being Trained in U.S.
New Unified Command for Canadian Forces

June 12, 2012 - No. 87

Alberta Speech from the Throne
Throne Speech Defends Monopoly Dictate - Peggy Morton

Stop Paying the Rich!
No More P3 Schools for Alberta! - Kevan Hunter 

Health Care Is a Right!
All Out Support for the Hardisty Nursing Home Workers!

Criminalization of the Right to Resist and Organize
Denounce the RCMP-led INSET Team in Alberta - George Allen

Harper Dictatorship's Wrecking of Agriculture Canada
Oppose the New Wave of Cuts to Agriculture in the Western Prairies - Dougal MacDonald

June 13, 2012 - No. 88

Billions of Dollars in Electricity Capital Projects Underway Across Canada
Capital Projects Must Serve the Public Interest, Not Private Interests - Jim Nugent
BC Hydro and the Rule of Thieves

Canada's Annexation into United States of North American Monopolies
Ongoing Consultation With Monopolies on Security Perimeter
Food Safety Compromised by Cuts and Harmonized Regulations - Enver Villamizar
Government Tables Sweeping Food Safety Law in Senate
Canada's Duty Exemptions Harmonized with Those of U.S.

June 14, 2012 - No. 89

Opposition to Charest Government's Plan to Indebt Students
Student Associations Denounce Plan to Drastically Increase Student Debt
A Carefully Planned Form of Theft - Press Release
Brief of the Quebec Federation of University Students

June 22 Day of Action
Students Continue Actions During Summer to Affirm the Fee Increase Is Not a Viable Option
Ten Thousand March in Montreal "Family Demonstration" to Support the Students

Intensified Repression and Political Profiling
Charest Government Underscores Its Illegitimacy
Hearings on Motions to Oppose Special Law Begin in Quebec Superior Court

Workers Denounce Special Law
South Shore Workers Speak Out

Artists' Crucial Role in Defence of Civil Liberties
Singer-Storyteller Declines National Order of Quebec
Artists Demand Public Apology from Minister of Culture
Comedians Raise Funds to Oppose Special Law

June 15, 2012 - No. 90

12th Anniversary of Historic North-South Joint Declaration
Victory to the Korean People's Just Struggle for Reunification!
Interview with Spokesperson from Canadian 6.15 Committee
Contributions of Kim Il Sung to Korean Reunification - Philip Fernandez

June 18, 2012 - No. 91

Health Care Is a Right! Defend the Rights of All!
June 18 National Day of Action to Stop the Cuts to Refugee Health Care

Continuing Anti-Worker Measures at Canada Post
Elimination of Jobs, Dismantling of Services and Threats Against the Workers - Interview, Louis Lang, Ottawa Local, Canadian Union of Postal Workers

June 20, 2012 - No. 92

Omnibus Budget Implementation Act Passed in House of Commons
Harper Government's Fraudulent "Jobs, Growth and Long-Term Prosperity" Act
Sweeping Changes Seek Complete Wrecking of Canada - Pauline Easton
Trampling of the Public Will to Serve Private Interests - Jim Nugent

Government Departments Withhold Information Requested by Parliamentary Budget Officer - Anna Di Carlo

For Your Information
Harper Dictatorship's Omnibus Budget Implementation Act - Enver Villamizar
Changes to Temporary Foreign Workers Program - Presentation of Alberta Federation of Labour to Senate Standing Committee

June 21, 2012 - No. 93

Canada/U.S. Detroit River Crossing Agreement
Private Public Partnership a Scandal and Criminal Enterprise
What the Harper Government Is Up To - K.C. Adams
Origin of the Steel for the Detroit River Crossing - Rolf Gerstenberger

Ceremonies to Mark 200th Anniversary of War of 1812
Six Nations Withdraw from Commemoration - Six Nations Legacy Consortium
Undelivered Speech by Haudenosaunee Confederacy Chiefs

June 23, 2012 - No. 94

131st Day of Quebec Students' Strike
Mass Demonstrations Affirm "We Are the Quebec People!"
Federation of College Students Demands Government Settle Conflict
Federation of University Students Meets with British Columbia Student and Labour Organizations
Protest Against Premier Charest at G20 Summit in Brazil
Artists, Intellectuals and Unions Organize Action Against Special Law
Outraged Comedians Hold Hilarious Show in Support of Student Cause
Opposition to Quebec City's New Restrictions on Demonstrations
Organizations Express Opposition to Special Law

Photo Review
Demonstrations in Support of Students and to Oppose the Special Law

June 25, 2012 - No. 95

In the Parliament
House of Commons Adjourns for Summer - Pauline Easton

Omnibus Budget Implementation Act
Harper Dictatorship Forces Budget Bill Through Senate
"Other Measures" Section of Budget Bill

June 26, 2012 - No. 96

In the Parliament
Harper Government Proposes More Immigration Law Changes to Suit Its Newfound Aggressive International Role - Lorne Gershuny
Bill C-43: Faster Removal of Foreign Criminals Act - Philip Fernandez
Private Member's Bill Would Militarize Citizenship - Enver Villamizar
The Identity Concealed by Concealment of Identity Act - Charlie Vita

Opposition to Harper Government's Anti-Social Agenda
Health Care Professionals and Advocates in Toronto Oppose Health Care Cuts to Refugees
Government's Racist Promotion of "Culturally Driven Violence Against Women" - Pritilata Waddedar

June 27, 2012 - No. 97

Privatization of Public Interest
Canada's Kleptocracy and the Revolving Door - Jim Nugent

Rio Tinto Alcan Lockout in Alma, Quebec
The Company Must Respond to Workers' Concerns and Satisfy Their Demands - Pierre Chénier
More Financial Support for Locked-Out Workers
Low-Wage Job Offer at Jonquiere Smelter Corroborates Workers' Opposition to Subcontracting
President of Rio Tinto Alcan Electrical Workers' Union Defends Just Stand

St-Jean-de-Maurienne, France
Rio Tinto's Blackmail Against Workers and Region

June 28, 2012 - No. 98

The Takeover of Public Authority by Private Interests
Beware of Canadians Bearing Gifts and False Promises - K.C. Adams

For Your Information
Detroit River Crossing Agreement Between Canada and the U.S.

June 29, 2012 - No. 99

British Columbia Jobs Plan
In Contempt of Nation-Building
"Canada Starts Here" -- Six Month Anti-Social, Anti-Worker, Nation-Wrecking Progress Report -Barbara Biley
Who the Jobs Plan and Its Privatization of Electricity Serve - Charles Boylan

Manufacturing Yes! Nation-Wrecking No!
Flavelle Sawmill Closure in Port Moody, BC - Brian Sproule
Aveos Workers Fight for their Livelihoods and Against Dismantling of Aircraft Maintenance Sector - Pierre Chénier

Announcement
Notice to Our Readers


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JULY 2012


July 11, 2012 - No. 100

Alma Workers Ratify Tentative Agreement
Workers' Resistance Ends Rio Tinto Alcan's Phony Lockout - Pierre Chénier

Support the Struggle of the Quebec Students!
Students Prepare for July 22 Monthly Demonstration
Demonstrations and Mobilizations Continue in Support of the Fight Against the Tuition Hike
Ruling on Motion to Stay Special Law Takes Up Government Arguments

Coming Events
Toronto: Conversation with Prominent Cuban Journalist Arleen Rodrígues Derivet
July Tour of Ontario by CLASSE

July 24, 2012 - No. 101

Monthly March of Quebec Students
Tens of Thousands Demonstrate in Support of Call to Defeat the Liberals and Stop Fee Hikes
"We Are the Future" Students Affirm
New Website Mobilizes Students to Exercise Right to Vote

Education Is a Right
University of Montreal Professors Say Plan to Resume Classes Imposed Without Consultation
Government Refusal to Negotiate with Students Costs $7.3 Million in Overtime

Strike at the Quebec Construction Commission
Workers Oppose Extortion of Concessions

Quebec Construction Industry Linked to Government Corruption
Overview of the Charbonneau Commission's Work - Normand Fournier

July 27, 2012 - No. 102

Harper Agenda
Scientists Denounce Government Cuts to Research Programs and Institutions

Independent Civilian Review into Matters Related to the G20
Toronto Police Services Board "Independent Review" Justifies Police Acting with Impunity - Philip Fernandez
Proposed Changes to "Civilian Oversight" of Toronto Police Require People's Movement to Be Vigilant - Lorne Gershuny

59th Anniversary of U.S Defeat in Korean War
Demand the U.S. Stop All Military Provocations Against the DPRK and Sign a Peace Treaty Now!
Call for Peace on Korean Peninsula
DPRK Foreign Ministry Condemns U.S. for Organizing Terrorist Activity


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AUGUST 2012


August 1, 2012 - No. 103

Anti-Social Agenda of Harper Government
Harper Repeals the Fair Wage Act - Jim Nugent

Pacific Northwest Economic Region Summit
Harper Government Using Regional Arrangements to Carry Out Nation-Wrecking
Pacific Northwest Region Summit Agenda - Excerpts

August 2, 2012 - No. 104

Alberta
The People Must Hold Their MLAs to Account
Federation of Labour Celebrates 100th Anniversary

Stand as One Against the Assault on Workers, Their Unions and Their Rights!
Oppose the Use of Temporary Foreign Workers as Strikebreakers - Peggy Askin
Support Monterey Place Health Care Workers
Government Declares Replacement Workers Have "Right to Practical Anonymity" - Rita Soto
Injured Workers Fight for Their Rights - Peggy Morton

For Your Information
Workers' Compensation Board Bonus System

August 3, 2012 - No. 105

All Out to Defeat the Liberals in the September 4 Quebec Election!
Occupy the Space for Change! - Pierre Chénier, Marxist-Leninist Party of Quebec

Charest Government's Corruption
Millions of Dollars Spent to Promote Liberal Candidates and Northern Plan

Student Strike Against Fee Increases and Privatization of Education
Charest Confronted in Vermont at Governors' Conference
100th Nocturnal Demonstration in Montreal
Tour of Ontario and Quebec Defends Education
Student Federations Call on Liberals to Not Obstruct Student Vote

First Nations
Eeyou Istchee James Bay Regional Government Created

August 24, 2012 - No. 106

CPC(M-L) Honours the Memory of Hardial Bains and Other Party Comrades - Dawn Ceremony, National Cemetery, Ottawa, August 19, 2012
The Party Memorial - From the Party Website

August 31, 2012 - No. 107

September 4 Quebec Election -- All Out to Defeat the Neoliberal Vision of Society
Say No to Nation-Wrecking!

All Out to Defeat the Neoliberal Vision of Society
What's at Stake in the September 4 Quebec Election
Say No to Nation-Wrecking!
Occupy the Space for Change
Political Parties' Refusal to Meet the People's Needs in National Assembly Extends to Electoral Campaign - Claude Brunelle
An Election to Divert Attention from the Justness of the Students' Cause
Marxist-Leninist Party of Quebec Candidates

Call to Quebec Workers
Demand a New Direction for the Economy to Resolve the Crisis in the People's Favour
Retirees Form Coalition to Demand Pension Security for All - Pierre Chénier
Alma Workers Reiterate Call for Government to Cancel Secret Deal with Hydro-Quebec and Rio Tinto

Recognize the Hereditary Rights of First Nations!
Cree Nation Opposes Uranium Exploration and Mining

Support for the Student Struggle
Monthly Mass Demonstration Reaffirms People's Desire to Defeat Charest Government's Destructive Policies

August 31, 2012 - No. 108

Labour Day 2012
History Is Calling on the Working Class to Affirm Its Proper Place as Leader of Society - Workers' Centre of CPC(M-L)

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SEPTEMBER 2012


September 4, 2012 - No. 109

September 4 Quebec Election
Marxist-Leninists Call for Majority Government -- Defeat the Neo-Liberal Anti-Social Offensive!
Hysterical Promotion of the Coalition Avenir Quebec

Forestry Workers Face Turning Point
Resolute Forest Products Wants All the Rights but None of the Obligations - Pierre Chénier
Threats to Pensions Denounced by Retirees
Retirees Continue the Fight Against Theft of Their Pensions - Interview, Maurice Lalonde, President, Fraser Papers Retirees' Association (Quebec)

September 6, 2012 - No. 110

Quebec Election Results
Workers Must Oppose the Degeneration into Anarchy and Violence
The Brutality of the Anachronistic Democratic System
The People Are Assigned the Role of Spectators All Over Again
An Electoral Coup Once Again
The Fidelity of the Youth to Their Decision Made the Difference
Congratulations to PMLQ Candidates and Supporters!

Canadian and U.S. Warships Tour Canadian Ports
Montrealers Oppose Canada's Integration into U.S. War Machine
Oppose the Harper Government's Promotion of War and Aggression! - Statement of the Windsor Peace Coalition
Halifax Weekly Anti-War Picket

September 10, 2012 - No. 111

Organize to Hold the Alberta Government to Account
Stop Paying the Rich -- Increase Investments in Social Programs!

Organize to Hold the Alberta Government to Account
Discussion on Budget Consultations - Peggy Morton
Redford Government Must Stop Paying the Energy Monopolies - Dougal MacDonald

Provide Public Right with a Guarantee
Stop Threats to Seniors' Care Workers - Rita Soto
Capital-Centred Thinking Blocks the Development of Modern and Humane Seniors' Care - Peggy Askin
Revera Riverbend Workers Ordered Back to Work

Labour Day 2012
Events Highlight Necessity to Fight for the Rights of All

September 11, 2012 - No. 112

Labour Day 2012
British Columbia at a Crossroads

The Fight to Provide Public Right with a Guarantee
Fourth One-Day Strike of Government Employees
Liquor Store Workers Fight Privatization
Vancouver Demonstration in Defence of Public Health Care - Barbara Biley
"Ten Dollar a Day" Child Care Program: A Necessary and Viable Social Program - Charles Boylan

Coming Events
Vancouver Rally to Strengthen Community Social Services, September 13

September 13, 2012 - No. 113

Manufacturing Yes! Nation-Wrecking No!
Stand With Auto Workers in Defence of Their Rights!

Alma Rio Tinto Workers Return to Work
Workers Defend their Dignity Against Rio Tinto's Revanchism and Anti-Labour Restructuring - Interview, Marc Maltais, President, Syndicat des travailleurs de l'aluminium d'Alma

Anti-Social Changes to Employment Insurance
Opposition Increases in Quebec

Massacre of Striking Platinum Miners in South Africa
Justice for South African Miners!

September 14, 2012 - No. 114

Free the Five Cuban Patriots Imprisoned by the U.S.!
Fourteen Years Too Many! Free the Five Now!
A Father's Plea for Justice - Giustino Di Celmo
A Challenge to Journalism - Ricardo Alarcón de Quesada, President, National Assembly of Cuba

Celebrations of Friendship with Cuba
17th Annual Toronto Day of Friendship Celebrated
Eight Annual Montreal Day of Friendship a Success! 

September 17, 2012 - No. 115

Opening of Second Session of 41st Parliament
Parliament Needs to Stop Paying the Rich, Oppose Austerity and Increase Investments in Social Programs
Harper Government's Massive Assault on Public Sector - Pierre Chénier
Finance Minister's Thinly Veiled Threats Against Auto Workers - Enver Villamizar
National Day of Action to Defend Public Services and Oppose Austerity Agenda

September 18, 2012 - No. 116

Organize to Hold the Alberta Government to Account
Oppose "Consultation" as a Pretext to Attack Social Programs - Peggy Morton

Provide the Right to Education and Health Care with a Guarantee
Edmonton Catholic Schools Support Staff Defend Their Rights and the Rights of All!
Overwhelming Affirmation of Strike Vote
More Secret Plans to Wreck Seniors' Care Brought to Light
Monterey Place Workers Take the Fight for Their Rights and Dignity to the Community - Peggy Askin

To Be Published Soon
The Lougheed Legacy

September 20, 2012 - No. 117

Manufacturing Yes! Nation-Wrecking No!
Governments Must Defend Public Right!

Quebec
Acier Leroux Workers in Boucherville Locked Out - Interview, Lucien Dallaire, President, Syndicat des travailleurs d'Acier Leroux
Bombardier Workers and Communities in Lower St. Lawrence Fight to Keep Manufacturing Jobs at La Pocatière Plant - Interview, Mario Lévesque, President, Syndicat des employés de Bombardier Transport La Pocatière

Alberta
Opposition to Canada-Alberta Temporary Foreign Worker Pilot Project - Peggy Askin

British Columbia
Interviews with Public Sector Workers

September 21, 2012 - No. 118

British Columbia's Social and Trade Union Movement
The Necessity of an Independent Working Class Political Movement

Governments Must Uphold Public Right
Community Social Service Workers Hold Rally in Vancouver
Government Attacks on Public Sector Wages and the Public Interest - Interview, James Cavalluzzo, Chairperson, Community Social Services (Component 3) BCGEU
Townhall Meetings Against P3 Hospitals

Transit Police and RCMP Assault Anti-War Activists
Condemn Police Brutality and Attack on the Right to Conscience - TML Correspondent

Fruit Production in the Okanagan Valley
Agriculture and Social Consciousness - Brian Sproule

September 24, 2012 - No. 119

The Lougheed Legacy
Death of Peter Lougheed Used as an Occasion to Uphold Monopoly Right
A New Direction for the Economy - Peggy Askin
"Thinking Like an Owner" - Rita Soto
Peter Lougheed and the Constitutional Crisis - Peggy Morton

From TML Daily, May 11, 2012: The Myth of Alberta's "Camelot"
Ruling Circles Proclaim Peter Lougheed All-Time Best Salesman for the Monopolies - Dougal MacDonald

September 25, 2012 - No. 120

In the Parliament
Second Session of 41st Parliament Promises More of the Same - Enver Villamizar
Stepped Up Assault on Workers' Collective Rights - Jim Nugent
Government Suppression of Artistic Expression - Caroline Basanto

September 27, 2012 - No. 121

Nation-Building or Nation-Wrecking?
The Case of Natural Gas and British Columbia's Sudden Increased Government Deficit

The Case of Natural Gas and British Columbia's Sudden Increased Government Deficit
Serious Concerns About BC Liberals' Natural Gas Strategy - Charles Boylan
The Crucial Questions: Who Decides? Who Controls the Decision-Making Process?

BC Teachers' Federation Charter Challenge of Education Improvement Act
Act in Violation of Charter Right to Free Collective Bargaining - Dorothy-Jean O'Donnell

Prosperity Mine Proposal
Direct Assault on First Nations' Hereditary Rights - TML Correspondent

2012 Okanagan Valley Cherry Crop
Optimism Turns to Despair - Brian Sproule

September 28, 2012 - No. 122

Canada Post's Nation-Wrecking
Blackmail to Extort Concessions from Postal Workers - Louis Lang

Health and Safety in Northern Alberta
Workers Oppose Suncor's Attempt to Impose Random Drug Testing - Interview, Roland Lefort, President, Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union of Canada Local 707, Fort McMurray

7th Annual Sisters in Spirit Vigil
All out to Smash the Silence and Demand Justice

Quebec Government Decree
Students Celebrate Reversal of Fee Hike and Remain Vigilant
Call to Victims of Political and Police Repression During Student Strike
Demonstration Celebrates Students' Victory and Announces Continuation of Struggle

Coming Events
3rd Annual Pupusa Festival and Visit of Vice President of El Salvador to Toronto


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OCTOBER 2012


October 2, 2012 - No. 123

Monopoly Right No! Public Right Yes!
The Canadian P3 "Model" - Barbara Biley
Vancouver Island Town Halls Launch Community Fight to Keep Hospitals Public

Necessity to Exercise Control Over Exploitation of Natural Resources
Joint Review Panel Resumes Hearings on Northern Gateway Pipeline - Peggy Morton
Community Meetings in Prince George and Mackenzie, BC Stand Up for the North

Scientists' Fight to Defend Life Work and Contribute to Society and Public Good
Coalition to Save the Experimental Lakes Area Organizes Tribute in Winnipeg - Mary Joyce

October 3, 2012 - No. 124

Consequences of Monopoly Right for Canadian Food Supply
Governments Must Defend Public Right, Not Monopoly Right! - Peggy Morton
Canada Needs Human-Centred Arrangements for Food Safety - Kyda Maraam
Crisis in the Beef Industry

Together, Let Us Defend the Rights of All!
Alberta Government Sacrifices Health and Safety of Farm Workers to Private Interests - Peggy Askin
Join the Campaign "Safety NOW for Alberta Agricultural Workers"
Support the Fight of Lilydale Workers for their Rights

October 9, 2012 - No. 125

Alberta
Governments Must Uphold Public Right

Fight for the Right to Education for All!
Teaching Conditions and Learning Conditions Are One - Kevan Hunter 
Athabasca University Tutors and Allies Oppose Concessions - Dougal MacDonald 
University of Alberta Hijacks Academic Staff Bargaining Rights - George Allen

Consequences of Monopoly Right for Canadian Food Supply
Where Does Responsibility for Food Safety Lie? - Peggy Morton
Packing House Workers Break the Silence on Their Working Conditions - Peggy Askin
The Safe Food for Canadians Act and the E. Coli Outbreak at XL Foods

October 11, 2012 - No. 126

First Nations Hereditary Rights Must Be Upheld
Proposed First Nations Property Ownership Act -- Modern Day Genocide All Over Again - Philip Fernandez
Mohawks of Kahnawake Oppose Harper Government Plans to Introduce Individual Property Rights
Attawapiskat First Nation Defeats Harper Government in Federal Court

October 12, 2012 - No. 127

North American Security Perimeter
Canada and U.S. to Share Information on Movement In and Out of North America - Enver Villamizar

Venezuela
The People Say Yes to the Revolution and Yes to President Chavez! - Claude Brunelle

Colombia
Government and Rebel Forces Set Agenda for Peace Talks
General Agreement for the Termination of the Conflict and the Establishment of a Stable and Lasting Peace

For Your Information
Brief History of Converting Reserve Lands into Private Property (Excerpts) - fourarrows@rogers.com, e-notes
First Nations Property Ownership - www.fnpo.ca

October 15, 2012 - No. 128

Alberta -- Food Safety Crisis Points to the Need for a New Direction for the Economy
No to Mass Layoffs at XL Lakeside! XL Foods Must Immediately Recall All Its Workers!
The Dignity and Rights of Workers and the Right to Safe Food - Peggy Askin
Conflicting Aims at XL Foods - Rita Soto
Call for Overhaul of Federal Policy on Meat Industry - National Farmers Union
"Too Big to Fail" - A Social Policy Researcher

Organize to Hold the Alberta Government to Account!
Balancing the Budget in Whose Interests? - Dougal MacDonald
Budget Consultations Aimed at Blocking People from Solving Problems - Peggy Morton

October 16, 2012 - No. 129

The Squabble Over Chinese Companies Operating in Canada
Canadian Political Elite Go Crazy Unconcerned - K.C. Adams

Manufacturing Yes! Nation-Wrecking No!
Time for Auto Workers to Break New Ground in Defence of Their Rights
Rio Tinto Alcan Destroys Under Guise of Restructuring - Pierre Chénier

Media Conglomerate War
Proposed Bell Takeover of Astral Reveals Sharpening Inter-Monopoly Contradictions - Normand Fournier

October 17, 2012 - No. 130

Fall Session of BC Legislature Annulled
Crisis of Party Government and Necessity for Political Renewal - Charles Boylan

Opposition to Anti-Social Offensive Grows
Hospital and Seniors' Care Workers Reject Government's Anti-Social Austerity Mandate - Barbara Biley
Situation of Community Health and Community Social Service Workers - Brian Sproule
BC's Education Funding Needs to at Least Match National Average (Excerpts) - Susan Lambert, President, BC Teachers' Federation 

October 19, 2012 - No. 131

Senate Bill on Implementation of Convention on Cluster Munitions
Harper Government's Exceptionalism - Dorothy-Jean O'Donnell

Nobel Peace Prize Given to European Union
A Wasted Nobel (Excerpts) - Atilio A. Borón

Greece
People Heroically Persist in Opposing "Austerity Measures"
Greece-Germany: Who Owes Who? - Eric Toussaint

October 22, 2012 - No. 132

In Parliament
Harper Dictatorship Attacks Defined-Benefit Pensions

Canada Joins Trans-Pacific Partnership
Further Undermining of Canada's Self-Reliance - George Allen

Negotiations for Comprehensive Economic Trade Agreement with Europe
Free Trade with Europe Is Against the Interests of the Canadian People - Dougal MacDonald

Reflections of Comrade Fidel Castro
"Fidel Castro Is Dying"

October 23, 2012 - No. 133

Public Right Yes! Monopoly Right No!
No to Secret Edmonton Transit Privatization Deal - Jim Nugent
Secret City Council Decision to Build Transit Line as Public-Private Partnership
Edmonton City Workers, Transit Workers and Public Interest Alberta Hold Joint Press Conference

Consequences of Monopoly Right for Canadian Food Supply
Global Monopoly JBS Takes Over XL Foods Plant - Peggy Askin
Alberta Federation of Labour and United Food and Commercial Workers Local 401 Renew Call for a Public Inquiry into E. Coli Outbreak

Note to Our Readers
Opening of Alberta Legislature

October 25, 2012 - No. 134

In the Parliament
Harper Government Tables Second Omnibus Budget Bill - Enver Villamizar

For Your Information
Summary of Bill C-45 Jobs and Growth Act, 2012

Opposition to Canada’s War Government
End the "Long-standing Tradition" of Putting Canada In the Service of Anglo-American War and Aggression! - Windsor Peace Coalition
Activists Oppose Military Training in Port of Montreal
Anti-War Actions on 11th Anniversary of Invasion of Afghanistan

October 26, 2012 - No. 135

British Columbia
New Attack on Free Collective Bargaining for Teachers - Charles Boylan
Unfolding of Jobs Plan Shows Need for New Direction for Economy - Barbara Biley

For Your Information
Pre-Election Advertising Rules Struck Down
Initiative Petition on Marijuana Approved

October 29, 2012 - No. 136

Alberta -- In the Legislature
Changes to Education Act Fail to Address Problems Facing Youth - Kevan Hunter
Redford's Legislative Agenda to Pay the Rich

Enable Electors to Exercise Their Right to Select and Elect
Questionable Donation Underscores Need for Democratic Renewal of Election Financing - Dougal MacDonald

Health Care Is a Right
Inquiry into "Improper Preferential Access" Begins in Edmonton - Peggy Morton

October 30, 2012 - No. 137

Harper Government's Attack on Employment Insurance
Mass Actions in Quebec and Maritimes Denounce Anti-Social Reforms
What the Workers Have to Say - Normand Chouinard

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NOVEMBER 2012


November 2, 2012 - No. 138

Guilty Verdict for Spokesperson of Quebec Student Movement
No to the Criminalization of the Student Youth! Mobilize to Overturn the Verdict! - Marxist-Leninist Party of Quebec (PMLQ)

New Session of Quebec National Assembly
Unite in Action to Demand that Public Right Trump Monopoly Interests

British Columbia
Hospital Employees Union Convention to Discuss Strategic Directions - Barbara Biley
Community Health Workers Prepare for Strike Action - Brian Sproule
Contracted Health Care Workers Begin Negotiations with Global Monopolies

November 5, 2012 - No. 139

Stop Paying the Rich! Increase Investment in Social Programs!
New Arrangements on Energy Increase Nation-Wrecking - Peggy Morton
Responsible Energy Development Act Strengthens Use of Ministerial Prerogative

Organize to Hold the Alberta Government to Account
Corporate Tax Amendment Act -- Yet Another Pay-the-Rich Scheme - Dougal MacDonald
Who Is the "Whistleblower Protection" Act Protecting? - Peggy Askin

Coming Events
Discussion on 20th Anniversary of Defeat of Charlottetown Accord
Lessons of 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis

November 6, 2012 - No. 140

Harper Government's Economic Auction Plan
Prime Minister Leads Team of Salesmen of the Monopolies to India - Dougal MacDonald

All Out to Strengthen Opposition to Anti-Social Anti-National Offensive
Why Is the U.S. National Guard Training in Canada? - Enver Villamizar
Public Outrage over Abuse of Youth by Corrections Canada and Government Cover-Up - Pritilata Waddedar
Demonstration Against Inhuman Immigration Policies
Need to Oppose Expansion of Canadian Experience Category Immigration
Canada's Hooliganism Knows No Bounds

November 7, 2012 - No. 141

Workers Fight Anti-Union Anti-Worker Attacks of the Rich and Their Governments
Legal Opinion Says Private Member's Anti-Union Bill Is Unconstitutional

Quebec
Bombardier Workers in La Pocatière on Strike to Protect Jobs and Improve Retirement
General Cable Workers in Shawinigan Face Gutting of Collective Agreement

U.S. Steel's 3rd Quarter Report and Conference Call
The Necessity for a New Direction for the Economy and Control Over the Decision-Making Process - K.C. Adams

November 13, 2012 - No. 142

Tentative Agreement Between
Canadian Union of Postal Workers and Canada Post

The Security of Postal Workers Lies in Their Ability to Fight for Their Rights -- Reject Canada Post Blackmail to Extort Concessions! - Louis Lang
Recommendations to Vote No

Government Scientists and Professionals Defend Public Services and Oppose Layoffs
Rally on Parliament Hill
Urgent Call for Environment Minister to Block Secretive Experimental Lakes Area Sale to Private Sector
Auditor General's Report Highlights Serious Risks Linked to Cuts and Outsourcing

Cuba
United Nations to Vote on Cuban Resolution Against U.S. Blockade

November 14, 2012 - No. 143

Fourth Annual Halifax International Security Forum
Rally Against Halifax NATO War Conference

Cuba Yes! Blockade No!
UN Condemns U.S. Economic Blockade of Cuba for 21st Consecutive Year
Cuban Foreign Minister's Speech at United Nations

November 15, 2012 - No. 144

Oppose the Zionist "Operation Pillar of Defence"
Solidarity with Gaza -- Emergency Demonstrations
Condemn the Zionist Aggression Against Gaza

No to Canadian Involvement in Torture
UN Complaint Filed Against Canada for Failing to Prosecute George W. Bush for Torture

November 16, 2012 - No. 145

Oppose the Zionist "Operation Pillar of Defence"
Occupation Forces Continue Criminal Assault on Gaza
Israel Blocks Medical Supplies
Ramallah Youth Succeed in Entering Occupation Army Camp to Raise Palestinian Flags
Eyewitness Reports
World-wide Emergency Actions

November 19, 2012 - No. 146

Long-Wall Coal Mining in BC
No to Human Trafficking and Indentured Labour! - Doug Pittman

BC Public Sector Workers Defend Their Rights
Community and Social Services and Health Care Workers in Action Across the Province
Hospital Employees' Union and the Labour Federation Determined to Resist Layoffs and Contracting Out - Brian Sproule 
College and University Employees Resist Concessions and Seek an End to Further Impoverishment

November 22, 2012 - No. 147

Palestinian Resistance Wins Ceasefire
Long Live the Palestinian Resistance!
Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu and Obama's Drones Could Not Defend the Occupiers
Operation "Pillar of Defence" Achieves Nothing for Israel but International Condemnation and Disgrace - Nathan J. Freeman
Ceasefire Agreement Between Israel and Gaza
Joint Press Conference of Hamas and Islamic Jihad
Global Condemnation of Israeli War Crimes
Calendar of Events

November 23, 2012 - No. 148

Public Right Yes! Monopoly Right No!
Growing Opposition to Alberta Bill 2, Responsible Energy Development Act - Peggy Morton
Disappearing the Public Interest in Bill 2 - Rita Soto
Superboard an Unchallengeable Monster
How Energy Development Act Will Affect Farmers and Rural Residents
Truth, Lies and Self-Deception: The Wildrose's Opposition to Bill 2

November 26, 2012 - No. 149

British Columbia
Provincial Federation of Labour Convention Meets November 26-30 in Vancouver
Health Care Workers Complete Strike Votes
Well-Attended Prince George Community Conversation - Peter Ewart

November 28, 2012 - No. 150

Postal Workers Fighting for Their Rights
Roll-backs and Concessions Demanded by Canada Post Are Unsustainable - Louis Lang

Budget of the New Quebec Government
Who Represents the Interests of Quebec? - K.C. Adams

Canada-Europe Free Trade Negotiations Enter Final Stage
More than 400 Partners from Agriculture, Business and Civil Society Meet to Support Supply Management
Far from a Balanced Conclusion - Marcel Groleau, President, Union of Agricultural Producers
New Quebec Government's Growth Predictions and Free Trade - Norman Fournier

November 29, 2012 - No. 151

Contract Ratification Process of Canadian Union of Postal Workers
Condemn Direct Intervention of Canada Post Executives

Organized Workers Fight to Restrict Labour Market
Abolish the Temporary Foreign Worker Program! - K.C. Adams

UN General Assembly
Historic Palestine Vote - Nathan J. Freeman

Crimes of International Financial Oligarchy
Horrific Mass Workplace Deaths in Bangladesh - Pritilata Waddedar

November 30, 2012 - No. 152

Alberta
New Health and Safety Legislation Will Further Compromise Workers' Rights - Peggy Askin
Debate in the Legislature

Jackpine Oilsands Mine Joint Review
The Fundamental Question that Needs to be Addressed - Peggy Morton
An Assault on People's Right to Decide - Rita Soto

Uphold the Rights of Long Term Care Workers
Monterey Place Health Care Workers Persist in Defending Their Rights and Dignity


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DECEMBER 2012


December 3, 2012 - No. 153

Alberta -- Shell Jackpine Mine Expansion
Demand Respect for Hereditary Rights of First Nations and Métis! No Expansion Without First Nations' Consent! - Peggy Morton
First Nation and Metis Groups Denied Effective Access to Justice
- Athabasca Chipewyan First Nations

Increase Investments in Education!
The Situation Among Post-Secondary Academic Workers and What Is to Be Done - George Allen
Next Steps for Post-Secondary Academic Staff - Dougal MacDonald 

Together Let Us Defend the Rights of All!
Temporary Injunction Against Suncor Random Drug Testing Upheld on Appeal - Peggy Askin
Workers Speak About Amendments to Alberta Occupational Health and Safety Act

December 5, 2012 - No. 154

Oppose the Legalized Theft of White Birch Workers' Pensions
Quebec Government Must Force White Birch to Pay Pensioners - Pierre Chénier
Reflections on White Birch and Pension Plan - A Little History - Gilles Bédard, President, Coalition of Retired White Birch - Stadacona Employees

Governments Must Defend Public Right, Not Monopoly Right
Niagara Tunnel Project Exposes Myth of Private-Public Partnership "Risk Transfer" - Rob Woodhouse 
"Value for Money" Bookkeeping Fraud in Ontario Private-Public Partnership Projects - Jim Nugent

December 7, 2012 - No. 155

Strike Ends at Bombardier in La Pocatière, Quebec
Workers Force Bombardier to Meet Many of Their Demands
Bombardier Workers Vote 82.2 Per Cent in Favour of Offer - Communique, Fédération de l'industrie manufacturière

Reference Material from New York Times Series
Explosion of Pay-the-Rich Schemes in the U.S.

December 10, 2012 - No. 156

National Day of Action in Defence of First Nations' Rights
Idle No More -- Backgrounder on Day of Action

In the Parliament
First Nations Financial Transparency Act Tramples First Nations' Rights in the Mud! Withdraw Bill C-27! - Philip Fernandez
Harper Dictatorship Passes Second Omnibus Budget Bill - Enver Villamizar
Sell-Out of Canadian Food Processing Industry - Charlie Vita

Other Measures in Second Omnibus Budget Bill
Measures to Establish One Border Security Force Under U.S. Command
Measures to Facilitate Dispossession of First Nations of Their Resources
Undermining Independence from Ministerial Control for Certain Agencies, Boards and Commissions
New Arrangements Concerning the Federation

December 12, 2012 - No. 157

Shameless Case of White Birch Forestry Company
The Missing Voice of Forestry Workers in Quebec National Assembly
Monopoly Impunity Made Legal by National Assembly
What the Shameless Bill 15 Contains - National Assembly Hansard

December 13, 2012 - No. 158

Stop Paying the Rich! Increase Investments in Social Programs!
Denounce the Michigan and Ontario State-Organized Attacks on Workers' Rights!
Rights of the People vs. Private Property Right of the Rich - David Greig
Austerity Agenda Exacerbating Crisis in Health Care - Rob Woodhouse
Unprecedented Health Cuts, Privatization and Dismantling of Hospitals Starting Across Ontario - Ontario Health Coalition

Step Up Nationwide Defence of First Nations' Rights
Militant Day of Action Denounces Colonial Legislation
Chief of Attawapiskat First Nation Begins Hunger Strike in Ottawa

December 14, 2012 - No. 159

Necessity to Step Up Resistance and Organization
Step Up the Struggle Against State-Organized Pay-the-Rich Schemes and Attacks on Rights

In the Parliament
Harper Government's Reputation Torn to Shreds in Election Scams in Labrador - Philip Fernandez

No to Militarization and U.S. Control
Harper Dictatorship's Cooperation in the Arctic Is a Dangerous Thing - Enver Villamizar
Canada's Emergency Preparedness Must Not be Placed Under U.S. Imperialist Command - Charlie Vita

Democratic People's Republic of Korea Satellite Launch
A Victory Which Enables the DPRK to Uphold Sovereignty
DPRK's Right to Peaceful Use of Space

December 18, 2012 - No. 160

Step Up Nationwide Defence of First Nations' Rights
Beaver Lake Cree Nation in Alberta Challenges Monopoly Right
Affirmation of Hereditary, Treaty and Constitutional Rights

Education Is a Right!
Teachers' Negotiations at Impasse -- Time for a New Direction - Kevan Hunter 
Disinformation on Teachers' Proposals
What the Calgary Herald Doesn't Say About Teachers' Salaries
Neo-Liberal Conception of Fiscal Responsibility - Peggy Morton
Source of Alberta Government Revenues
Letter to the Editor

December 19, 2012 - No. 161

Abolish the Temporary Foreign Worker Program!
Fight for the Rights of All!
How the Game Is Played -- An Example
Workers Must Discuss Needs of Economy and Set Its Direction

Increase Investments in Social Programs
Health Care Workers and Community Win Moratorium on Contracting Out
Defeat BC Clark Government's Drive to Guarantee Monopoly Right to Profit from Education

Report
BC Federation of Labour Convention - Charles Boylan

December 20, 2012 - No. 162

Urgent Need to Take Up the Work for Democratic Renewal
Degeneration of Canada's Democratic Institutions Has No Limits - Anna di Carlo
Electors Challenge Legitimacy of Elections in Light of Voter Suppression Campaign
Issues Arising from Improper Telecommunications with Electors - Views of the Marxist-Leninist Party of Canada

December 24, 2012 - No. 163

The Need to Smash the Historical Crib
Crucial Task for the Coming Year

How You Spend Your Money
Stop Paying the Rich! Increase Investments in Social Programs!

"Right to Be a Slave" Laws Passed in Michigan
Unprecedented Anti-Union and Anti-Worker Attacks
Public Sector Law Bans Many Issues from Negotiations
New "Emergency Managers" Law Imposed

Note to Our Readers
Season's Greetings

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