December 12, 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 the spirit of defending the rights of
all, defending social programs and public services, and opposing
imperialist aggression and war. In October, across the country people stood
denounce the Canadian government's decision to
participate alongside the U.S. in a new Iraq war and aggression against
Syria and put forward the call that Canada needs an anti-war
government. Women coast to coast organized more than 200 vigils
honouring missing and murdered Aboriginal women and once more insisted
that the federal government hold a national inquiry and take
measures to end the violence.
Throughout October actions across Quebec opposed the Couillard
government's attacks on health care, social services and
municipal workers and the important services they provide to
society. In particular they demanded the withdrawal of Bills 3 and 10.
Following a spirited protest against CETA
Parliament Hill the Canadian
Marine and Supply Chain Coalition continues mobilizing people across
the country to stop the ratification of
International Trade Ed Fast's Office, Abbotsford
Actions in various Quebec cities oppose the
Couillard government's Bill 10 which attacks the public health
care system and rights of health care workers.
(Photos: CSN, CUPE)
Actions continue outside Nova Scotia
Legislature in Halifax following tabling of union-busting Health
Authorities Act on September 29.
Sisters in Spirit
are held in 216 locations across Canada and Quebec. They call for
immediate action to end violence against
Indigenous women and girls including a national
inquiry into the more than 1,200 Aboriginal women who have
been murdered or
Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory
Alberta Native News)
Anti-war action in Edmonton
Canada's participation in
U.S.-led aggression against Iraq and Syria.
Ukrainian fascist forces.
steelworkers protest outside Toronto court hearing on U.S. Steel's CCAA
bankruptcy case. Steelworkers
appealing to the court of public
opinion to ensure monopolies are not
Emergency anti-war action
on Parliament Hill during House of Commons "debate" on
U.S.-led aggression on Iraq.
Women "Take Back the Night" in Ottawa and
Picket and rally in defence of
all held outside
the Second National Summit on Pension Reform in Toronto.
Students at Mount Royal
University in Calgary rally against proposed
increases to tuition fees.
Close to 1,500 people
demonstrate in the
streets of Cacouna, near Rivière-du-Loup,
of an oil port
project, to receive Alberta tar sands oil.
Cardinal, M. Poirier, C. Dupuis)
Magdalen Islands demands a moratorium
on exploration and exploitation
of oil and gas in the Gulf of St. Lawrence.
http://www.pmlq.qc.ca/CPE2014/CP0102.HTM#4 (Photo: M. Poirier)
Health care and social service workers
across Quebec organize actions in defence of public services and their
conditions of work.
Alberta Health care
pickets to demand the Health Minister order the
Alberta Health Services to
negotiate in good faith
http://www.cpcml.ca/Tmld2014/D44084.htm#4 (Photos: HSAA)
Quebec health care workers demonstrate against
Bill 10, restructuring health care services, outside the
Montreal offices of Premier Philippe Couillard.
Workers demonstrate against the
Couillard government's anti-worker, anti-people politics outside the Quebec Liberal Party's provincial
Quebec child care workers hold
one-day strike to back their demands in negotiations with the
government, in particular to be paid
for all the hours they work.
Quebec workers occupy the office of the
responsible for the
Mauricie-Centre-du-Québec region to oppose planned reforms to health
care services through Bill 10.
Toronto symposium on the Korean War highlights ongoing U.S. aggression against
Korea, Canada's crimes in the war, and the need for a peace treaty.
Pan-Canadian days of action against
Canada's participation in a new Iraq war say, "No to Canadian
Participation in U.S.-Led Wars of Terror!
No to Criminalization of Dissent!"
Island Peace Committee, Canadian Peace Alliance, Indignants)
Ceremony in Quesnel, BC on the occasion of
anniversary of the
martyrdom of Tsilhqot'in chiefs receives exoneration of the chiefs and
apology from the provincial government.
& Reconciliation Minister John Rustad
presents framed statement of exoneration of
Tsilhqot'in Chiefs to Chief
At left: John
Minister Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation (second from left),
exchanges gifts with Chief Joe Alphonse, Tribal Chair, Tsilhqot'in
National Government (right). RH Photo: Memorial plaque to the
Tsilhqot'in Chiefs at the site where the ceremony was held.
More than 2,500
on Sorel-Tracy, Quebec to oppose the decision of federal and provincial
governments to facilitate the transport of
Alberta tar sands oil via
the St. Lawrence Seaway.
http://www.pmlq.qc.ca/CPE2014/CP0102.HTM#4 (Photos: Les 2
Federal public sector workers across the
country hold day of action rejecting government's changes to sick leave
and cuts to public services.
http://www.cpcml.ca/WF2014/WO0116.HTM#2 (Photos: PSAC, SFL)
Demonstrations all across Quebec against
the government's austerity agenda are a vibrant defence of
the right of all to live in dignity.
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