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December 1, 2014 - No. 99

2014 Photo Review

All Out for People's Empowerment!

Throughout 2014, workers, women, seniors, veterans, students, youth and people from all walks of life continued to organize courageously against the brutal neo-liberal anti-social offensive. The Harper dictatorship, along with the provincial governments -- several of which passed over to Liberal majorities -- continued to restructure the state to eliminate any vestige of public authority and politicize private monopoly interests.

TML Daily is posting a month by month photo review of actions carried out by workers and their allies in 2014 to put their concerns on the agenda. From coast to coast to coast, the movement to develop the independent politics of the class has continued to make headway.

January

The new year was ushered in with postal workers and their supporters organizing mass actions across the country to tell the Harper government and Canada Post to keep their hands off the public post office after drastic cuts to the service were announced at the end of 2013. Thousands of Canadian military veterans along with people from all walks of life participated in actions across the country to oppose the closing of Veterans Affairs offices in eight cities. First Nations continued to mobilize against the attempt of the Harper government to impose a colonial Education Act.

January 3
Ontario steelworkers and their supporters continued monthly pickets outside PC Leader Tim Hudak's Beamsville office against the austerity agenda being pushed by both Liberals and Conservatives.


January 12
Picket
in Binbrook against Ontario PC Leader Tim Hudak's austerity agenda as workers prepare for expected spring election.


January 15
Monthly picket in Montreal demands the release of all the Cuban Five anti-terrorist fighters unjustly held in U.S. jails.

(Photo: Quebec-Cuba Solidarity Roundtable)

Edmonton seniors hold a sit-in at Alberta Health Minister Fred Horne's office to demand the Minister come clean on secret plans to eliminate the seniors' drug program and replace it with a non-universal system.


http://cpcml.ca/Tmld2014/D44009.htm#7  (Photos PIA)


Rally held in Prince George demands the Harper government rescind planned cuts to door-to-door postal service and keep its hands off the public post.


January 21
The Alberta Labour Coalition on Pensions organizes a Telephone Town Hall in Edmonton as part of the fight against the Redford government's plans to impose retrogressive changes on Alberta's public pension plans.


(Photo UNA)

January 25-27
Postal workers' mass actions across the country demand the Harper government and Canada Post keep their hands off the public post office. In no uncertain terms they denounce the massive job cuts and elimination of door-to-door delivery announced in December 2013.

Ottawa


















Halifax



Hamilton


London


Windsor


Winnipeg






Calgary



Edmonton




Victoria


http://cpcml.ca/Tmld2014/D44004.htm  (Photos: TML, WLC, T. Sprackett)

January 28
Delegation of veterans, young and old, go to Parliament to raise their concerns about cuts to services and meet with Minister of Veterans Affairs Julian Fantino, who arrived an hour late.


January 28

Mass action in Kahnawake Mohawk Territory opposes attempt to interfere in
First Nations' education systems and undermine their sovereignty,
through the tabling in Parliament of the First Nations Education Act.

(Photos: Kahnawake Youth Forum)

January 31
Thousands of Canadian military veterans, from World War II to the present, along with people from all walks of life participated in actions at the Veterans Affairs Canada district offices slated for closure that day in eight cities across the country -- Kelowna, Saskatoon, Brandon, Thunder Bay, Windsor, Sydney,
Charlottetown and Corner Brook.


Sydney






Windsor



Thunder Bay

http://www.cpcml.ca/Tmld2014/D44008.htm   (Photos: PSAC) 

Action in Toronto on Inter-Continental Day of Action demands end
to CETA, and the Trans Pacific Partnership
.


(Photos: D. Soberall)

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