74th Anniversary of Victory over Fascism in Europe

Honour the Memory of All Those Who Fought to Defeat Fascism by Making Canada a Zone for Peace

Immortal Regiment march in Montreal, May 9, 2019. (G. Proulx)

On May 9, 1945, Nazi Germany surrendered to the Soviets in Berlin. Since then, May 9 marks the victory of the Allied forces over fascism in World War II. On this occasion, the Communist Party of Canada (Marxist-Leninist) salutes all Canadians who contributed to the victory against fascism. It salutes the peoples of Europe, Asia and the entire world who contributed to this historic victory. Most importantly, it recognizes and salutes the courage and sacrifice of the Soviet Union, whose people rose as one and broke the back of the Nazi war machine at tremendous cost. CPC(M-L) pays deepest respects to the memory of all those from the occupied countries who fought and died as a result of the Nazi onslaught and thanks the resistance fighters who worked as one to defeat the fascist occupier. All of them fought for peace, freedom and democracy so that humanity would never again know the scourge of fascism and war.

Canada, joined by then-British colony Newfoundland, played its part by sending 1.1 million troops to fight in the war, including more than 130,000 Quebeckers. They distinguished themselves in many battles and campaigns, particularly in the Normandy landings, the Italian campaign and the liberation of Holland.

Today, this anniversary calls on everyone to once again take a stand that these times require -- to oppose wars of aggression and occupation and the use of force to resolve conflicts between nations, so that the dangers of another world war and other calamities that threaten humanity in the most profound ways can be prevented.

Let us together take up the discussion of how to Make Canada a Zone for Peace so that Canada becomes a force for peace and the international rule of law, not an instrument of the U.S. imperialist striving for world domination. Canada's political and economic integration into the U.S. war machine must be ended. The role Canada is playing internationally as a henchman for U.S. imperialist aggression, as seen today in its role to foment regime change in Venezuela and appease U.S. policy against Cuba, is not acceptable. On May 9, 2019, we honour the memory of all those who fought to defeat fascism by working to make Canada a zone for peace! All out to humanize the natural and social environment and Make Canada a Zone for Peace!

This article was published in

Volume 49 Number 17 - May 11, 2019

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74th Anniversary of Victory over Fascism in Europe: Honour the Memory of All Those Who Fought to Defeat Fascism by Making Canada a Zone for Peace


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