2014 Photo Review
All Out for People's Empowerment!
concludes its 2014 photo
review of actions carried out by collectives of working people with
coverage of the month of December.
In Toronto injured workers
held their 23nd annual Christmas demonstration at the
Ministry of Labour to demand justice and oppose the increasing
impoverishment they and their families face as a result of cuts and
denials of benefits. Idle No More rallies on Parliament Hill two years
after their first day of action marked an upsurge in the movement of
aboriginal peoples for their sovereignty and rights.
Looking back on
the events of 2014 confirms for working people that they can and must
develop their independent politics if they are to defend public right
and restrict the power of the monopolies and governments acting in
their service. It confirms also that their future lies in the fight for
the rights of all.
Workers and many
others in Baie Comeau, Quebec demonstrate against the actions of
Resolute Forest Products which is shutting down more mills and paper
making machines destroying workers' livelihoods and communities.
They denounce the inaction of the Quebec government in preventing
the wrecking of the sector by such monopolies.
Actions in solidarity with the Mexican
people who are demanding justice for 43 missing Mexican students
from Ayotzinapa take
place in several cities across Canada in conjunction
with a nation-wide day of action in Mexico.
Ontario injured workers picket outside the
Ministry of Labour offices in Toronto demanding they be provided with
the public health care they require.
Monthly picket in Ottawa demands the
release of the remaining three of the
Cuban Five anti-terrorist fighters being held in U.S. prisons.
Solemn commemoration in Montreal on the
twenty-fifth anniversary of the murder of fourteen young women studying
engineering at the École Polytechnique in Montreal reaffirms the
commitment to end violence against women. The ceremony and march
remembers these women and acknowledges that to this day women still
face violence simply because they are
born female. Commemorations take place in many locations
across Canada and Quebec.
(Photos: CP, M.
against Canada's involvement in U.S. aggression abroad, including in
Iraq and Syria, and
for an anti-war government. Weekly anti-war pickets also take place in
Windsor and Halifax.
The Ontario Network of Injured Workers
Groups holds its 23rd annual Christmas rally outside the Toronto
offices of the Ministry of Labour to demand justice and their rights.
More than 100 people participate.
A gathering and round dance on Parliament
Hill in Ottawa in the middle of a snowstorm, marks second
anniversary of the first Idle No More National Day of Action in 2012.
Actions also take place in Toronto and Montreal among other cities.
Tasha Doucette; David Charette
(Photos: TML, E.
Pouilot, Occupy Canada)
outside Conservative MP Peter Goldring's office in Edmonton upholds the
refugees. Action opposes federal government's budget Bill C-43 a
section of which amends national standards such that provinces can deny
social assistance to refugee claimants.
occasion of International Human Rights Day the Toronto Forum on Cuba
highlights the case of the Cuban Five anti-terrorists and the
organizing being done demanding their release.
Prof. Keith Ellis;
Consul Susana Malmierca; Zafar Bangash
Activists in Toronto join with those in
other cities to protest police violence and impunity and in particular
to express outrage at the recent series of killings of unarmed men by
police, including in the Toronto area, and the biased system of
prosecution that exonerates police who commit criminal acts of
"No to Austerity!" outside Liberal cabinet minister Martin Coiteux's
speech to Montreal Chamber of Commerce.
Working people across Quebec continue to
organize against the austerity agenda of the Couillard government. This
demonstration is organized by health care and other workers in Ahuntsic
and Montreal north.
The Cree National Youth Council's 850
kilometer StandAgainstUranium solidarity march arrives in Montreal to
hand deliver a message to the Quebec government on the last day of
Bureau d’audiences publiques sur l’environnement’s Commission on the
uranium industry in Quebec. The message is "NO to uranium mining and
exploration in Eeyou Istchee"Cree territory in northern Quebec.
(Photo: M. Naa K)
Note to Our
With the completion in this issue of the photo review of
publication of TML Daily is
being suspended until further notice. The
TML Weekly will
continue regular publication without interruption.
We are pleased to inform you that in the new year during
federal election will be held, the Marxist-Leninist Party of Canada
will begin regular publication of a new online newspaper Renewal
Update. Also in 2015, the regional committees of CPC(M-L) will
to publish their own
newspapers from time to time.
We call on our readers to join the work of the party
press in any
way they can. Canadians cannot afford to lose their bearings as a
result of the massive disinformation of the monopoly-owned media. They
use scandal mongering and gutter politics to divert the people's
attention from how to
unite to provide the problems facing society with solutions. We will
continue to count on your reports, photos, articles, distribution
networks and financial contributions.
On the occasion of the New Year, we wish you safe and
and success in all your endeavours in 2015. Together let us take a bold
stand in defence of the rights of all! All out to uphold the public
authority against the onslaught of private takeover! Nation-Building
No! Who Decides? We Decide!
With communist greetings,
TML Technical and Editorial Staff
December 16, 2014
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