December 21, 2016
2016 Photo Review
All Out for Democratic Renewal!
continues its photo review of actions carried out by workers
and their allies
International Women's Day on March 8 brought to the fore women's fight
to affirm their rights, and highlighted the leading role of women in
the movements to defend the rights of all, against imperialist war, to
uphold public right against monopoly right and many other important
The anti-war movement also marked the 13th anniversary of the U.S.-led
invasion of Iraq and the fifth anniversary of the NATO-led invasion of
Libya with demonstrations across the country. Building this work is
more important than ever, with the Trudeau Liberals increasing Canada's
involvement in U.S. imperialist military interventions at a time of
heightened tensions on the world scale.
Nurses joined by
steelworkers and other allies in rally against cuts at
St. Joseph's hospital in Hamilton.
An event is held in
Gatineau to commemorate the third anniversary of the death of former
Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez. At top, His
Excellency Wilmer Omar Barrientos Fernández, Ambassador
of Venezuela to
Canada. Below, Ambassadors from other member
nations of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America
(ALBA), as well as Russia's Ambassador.
Working people across
Canada take part in International Women's Day activities, affirming
women's place in the front ranks of all the
struggles for the rights of all.
Montreal successfully block the fourth attempt of a racist,
pro-war organization to hold a public event.
Activists in Ottawa
and Gatineau continue their monthly pickets at the
U.S. Embassy to
demand an end to the blockade of Cuba.
Canada and Quebec mark the 13th anniversary of the 2003 invasion of
Iraq and the fifth anniversary of the start of the 2011 NATO
war against Libya. The actions raise the need for an anti-war
and call for Canada to get out of NATO and for NATO to be dismantled,
for Canada to remove all troops from foreign soil and end its
in wars of aggression.
A vigil is held in
Toronto for Honduran rights activist Berta Cáceres, who
was murdered in
Honduras on March 3 in the midst of a fight against U.S. and Canadian
Hundreds of Torontonians, mostly youth,
participate in a mass rally at Toronto Police headquarters to demand
justice in the July 2015 police killing of Andrew Loku, a 45 year-old
March 26 - 28
Wake and funeral
service honour Secwepemc Elder Wolverine William Jones Ignace who died
March 22. Wolverine became an historic personality in the fight against
colonialism, racism and the lawlessness of the Canadian state with his
physical and legal defence of Secwepmec claims to sovereignty,
and jurisdiction over their lands during and after the 1995
siege of Gustafsen Lake by the RCMP and Canadian military.
Action at the
Brazilian Embassy in Ottawa to support democracy and oppose the coup
being carried out in Brazil, part of an international day of action.
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