|December 11, 2014 -
2014 Photo Review
All Out for People's Empowerment!
is continuing its month by month
photo review of actions carried out by collectives of working people
throughout 2014. In September workers and their defence
upheld the dignity of labour on Labour Day in the face of the
neo-liberal austerity agenda and wrecking of public right.
actions by working people defending in particular public
services and the workers who provide them. In Ottawa, workers
in the marine industries rallied against the neo-liberal Comprehensive
and Economic Trade
Agreement (CETA) the Harper government signed with the
Europe Union. The agreement will open up many sectors to predation by
monopolies to the detriment of the workers and people. In Halifax,
health care workers defended their right to organize
and negotiate their collective agreements as they decide. In Quebec, workers opposed the theft of
municipal workers' pensions through Bill 3.
Teachers in BC carried on their determined
fight in defence of public education and their rights with broad
support from parents and
workers from other sectors of the economy. The BC government was forced to withdraw
some of its most onerous demands and settle with the teachers.
September also marked the 16th
anniversary of the unjust imprisonment of the Cuban Five in U.S.
prisons and Cuba friendship organizations across the country went all
out to break the silence on the case of the Five and demand their
Workers across Canada
uphold dignity of labour on Labour Day 2014.
Nuclear scientists hold
information picket at Chalk River to oppose destruction of public
control of Canada's nuclear energy and science.
Affiliates of the BC Labour Federation announce $8 million in interest
free loans to the BC Teachers' Federation to support the strike.
(Photo: BC Fed)
Picket in Montreal demands the release of all the Cuban Five
anti-terrorist fighters unjustly imprisoned in the U.S. for 16 years.
The Marxist-Leninist Party of Quebec organizes two days of
anti-war protests at
Port to oppose the
militarization of culture.
Rally at Colony Farm Regional Park in Coquitlam against expansion of
the Kinder Morgan pipeline.
against contracting out at the Shepherd's Care Foundation
Millwoods site in
Edmonton, one of
five actions held September 15 and 16.
"Support Our Teachers"
barbeque held in Courtenay.
Ontario teachers and
education workers make financial contributions to striking BC teachers.
Shown here, a meeting of secondary school teachers in Windsor with
donation boxes at their meeting.
University of Windsor
faculty hold one-day strike to reject the administration's dictate and
attempts to undermine collective bargaining.
Silent protest in Ottawa
against visit to Canada of Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, during
his speech on Parliament Hill.
Local 1005 USW,
representing active and retired steelworkers at U.S. Steel's Hamilton
Works, holds press conference to expose the self-serving fraud of U.S.
Steel's filing for bankruptcy protection on September 16.
September 18 - 27
Across Canada "Take Back
the Night" marches affirm women's right to fully
participate in the life of society and walk the streets day or night
John's, September 19
Happy Valley-Goose Bay,
Kingston, September 18
Toronto, September 20
Hamilton, September 18
Edmonton, September 26
Calgary, September 19
(Photos: TML, J.
Beals, M. Chesnik, V. La Flamme, A. Chan, A. Petrulis, T. Capnerhurst,
Some 50,000 Quebec
municipal workers and their supporters demonstrate in Montreal to show
they oppose the Couillard government's anti-worker Bill 3,
which attacks their pensions.
including in cities across Canada, call for action on climate change,
conjunction with the UN Climate Summit in New York City.
http://cpcml.ca/Tmlw2014/W44034.HTM#4 (Photos: M. Lucas, M. Collis, S. Ure, E.
Parker, Truth Media, C. Yakinov, N. Jennings)
Rally outside MP Joe
Oliver's office in Toronto opposes Harper government and Canada Post's
dismantling of the public post office.
Participants in action at
London city hall
to oppose signing of free trade agreement with Europe hold up signs
naming the many municipalities that are taking a stand against the
A mass action is held on
Parliament Hill to defeat the CETA between Canada and the European
Union, as EU
leaders visit Toronto and Ottawa to formally announce the trade
More than 2,000
workers demonstrate in the streets of Shawinigan against the wrecking
of the region's economy. They denounce the impunity with which Resolute
Forest Products is closing its
Laurentide Mill while the Quebec
Liberal government takes no responsibility for the impact the closure
have on the region.
Anti-war action in
Edmonton opposes Canada's participation in a new Iraq war.
Militant actions outside the Nova Scotia legislature in Halifax oppose McNeil Government's
anti-labour Bill 1, Health
Authorities Act from the day
it is introduced. The
bill attacks workers' right to freedom of association
and has been broadly opposed by health care workers.
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