December 19, 2017
2017 Photo Review
For a Modern Canada that
Rights of All --
All Out to Build the New!
Daily is posting a
month-by-month photo review of the stands taken by the working people
of Canada and Quebec and Indigenous peoples in 2017.
Postal workers continued
their struggle to defend the public post
and their right to proper working conditions with actions in April.
Canada Post has refused
to deal with the serious issues raised by workers in the 2011 lockout
and strike under the Harper Conservatives, while the Trudeau
Liberals' Mandate Review of Canada Post will no doubt continue
the push for privatization and assault on workers' rights.
April events highlighted the danger of the Trump presidency and the
need for an anti-war government in Canada. Following U.S. missile
strikes on Syria on April 6,
Canadians from all walks of life immediately
demonstrated to oppose the attack and Canada's support for U.S. aims of
regime change and war. A week later, the U.S.
imperialists dropped a massive bomb on Afghanistan and the people
immediately rejected this
criminal act, along with the continuing NATO/U.S. occupation of
The U.S. use of force in
Syria and Afghanistan coincided with stepped-up U.S. aggression against
the Democratic People's Republic of Korea. This underscored
the importance of the Toronto weekly
pickets for peace on the Korean Peninsula to keep people informed so
that they do not fall prey to U.S.
disinformation and propaganda for war, or justifications for Canadian
in another war in Korea.
At the Alberta Labour
Federation Convention at the end of the month, workers took part in a
rally at the provincial legislature to demand the Notley government
reform labour law, including protecting workers' right to
association in their defence organizations.
Postal workers demonstrate at Laval West depot to express
their outrage at Canada Post's planned unilateral anti-worker
restructuring of delivery operations
in its urban units.
Postal workers in Pointe-aux-Trembles hold solidarity action.
Anti-war pickets oppose criminal U.S. air strikes
launched against Syria.
http://cpcml.ca/Tmlw2017/W47013.HTM#6 (TML, D.
Gazmik, N. Pagliccia)
Weekly picket in Toronto demands "Hands Off the DPRK! U.S. Troops Out
of Korea!" in the face of aggressive action by U.S. in sending carrier
Emergency anti-war protest in Toronto, and others around
denounce the U.S. dropping of its massive ordnance air bomb (MOAB)
Nangarhar province, Afghanistan.
Monthly pickets demand an end to the criminal U.S. blockade of Cuba.
(Photos: No Bloqueo,
Ottawa Cuba Connection)
Weekly pickets in Toronto continue to demand an end to war preparations
Earth Day is marked by marches for science in 18 cities across Canada
in which thousands participate. Marches oppose
and scientific research
and emphasize its role in providing insight
the world. With these marches
scientists took the lead to affirm their right to conscience and their
duty to protect
the natural and social environment.
http://cpcml.ca/Tmlw2017/W47015.HTM#3 (J. Combden, March for
Science, Science First, T. Goddard,
M. Hudema, I. King, D. Leung, V. Brown, C. Malgavin, S. Watson, B.
Stirling, B. Bowen, O.
McBride, J. Peters)
Workers across Canada and Quebec mark the National Day of Mourning for
workers killed, injured or made ill at work.
(Photos: TML, FTQ,
Timmins and District Labour Council, ATU)
Striking workers from CEZinc in Quebec are joined by
1005 steelworkers and Toronto steelworkers to say "No" to the attacks
on their pensions at a picket outside the Noranda Income Fund's annual
general meeting in Toronto.
Hundreds of construction workers along with delegates from Alberta
Federation of Labour Convention rally at the Alberta Legislature to
demand that the government guarantee in law the right of
workers to organize their collectives and join the
union of their
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