December 30, 2016
2016 Photo Review
All Out for Democratic Renewal!
TML Daily continues its month by
month photo review of actions carried out by working people, women,
youth and Indigenous peoples in 2016 with November.
The month began with thousands of students taking to the streets to
defend the right to education. The student national day of action
demanded the elimination of tuition fees for post-secondary education
to ensure it is accessible to all.
The election of Donald Trump as the next President of the United States
was analyzed in discussions and meetings with CPC(M-L) considering that
the Trump presidency will represent the rule of the oligopolies through
unfettered police powers. Demonstrations were held in solidarity with
the actions of youth in the U.S. to declare that Trump is not their
president, and CPC(M-L) organized public meetings to elaborate its
position on the election result.
In Canada and the U.S. working people stood alongside the Indigenous
peoples in actions against the Dakota Access Pipeline and the expansion
of the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline. Mass rallies affirmed
that Indigenous peoples across Turtle Island will not permit violations
of their sovereignty and rights nor conciliate with pillaging and
polluting of water and soil by energy and mineral monopolies.
November also saw many actions by working people in defence of their
rights and the rights of all. Maritime workers in Vancouver rallied to
oppose Canada's neo-liberal free trade agreement with Europe; Students
at Carleton University opposed the university's promotion of programs
criminalizing dissent; Torontonians marched to demand recognition of
the right to housing; pickets condemned the illegal U.S. blockade on
Cuba; Halifax residents opposed the 8th annual Halifax Security Forum;
Truck drivers converged at the Quebec National Assembly to affirm their
dignity and rights; People of Hamilton rallied to oppose privatization
of public transit; Hamilton steelworkers rallied to oppose attacks on
their pensions; and workers at the Blue Water Bridge in Sarnia went on
strike to reject demands for concessions.
On November 25, Canadians heard the sad news of the passing of Comrade
Fidel Castro, the legendary leader of the Cuban Revolution and hero to
the oppressed peoples of the world. With great sorrow and their
thoughts with the people of Cuba, Canadians took part in vigils and
meetings to pay tribute to Fidel's great life and work.
Meeting in Halifax celebrates 25th
anniversary of the landmark 1991 documentary No
Harbour For War that chronicles Halifax's anti-war and
anti-imperialist movement in the 1980s and 1990s.
from 58 colleges and universities in 36 cities hold actions to demand
the elimination of tuition fees and affirm that education is a right.
Transport Canada offices in Vancouver
against the Liberal government signing the Comprehensive Economic and
Trade Agreement with the European Union.
ILWU Local 519,
People across Canada and Quebec step up
their actions in solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux land and water
protectors in North Dakota. Mass actions are held in Halifax, Montreal,
Toronto, Hamilton, London, Sudbury and Calgary.
Halifax, November 3
Sudbury, November 3
Regina, November 3
Toronto, November 5
Calgary, November 6
Six Nations, Brantford,
Hamilton, November 7
Montreal, November 7
London, November 9
Protest in Drummondville,
during a visit by the Quebec Minister of Natural Resources,
against passing of Bill 106 which facilitates monopoly plunder of
Quebec's natural resources.
Action held at Toronto constituency
office of Minister of International Trade Chrystia Freeland to oppose
the Trans Pacific Partnership as part of Continental Day of
Action for democracy and against neo-liberalism.
People from the Niagara region protest at
the office of Liberal MP Chris Bittle to demand Canada not ratify the
neo-liberal Trans-Pacific Partnership
(TPP) trade agreement.
Marxist-Leninist Party of Canada holds
discussion in Calgary on Trudeau government's electoral reform program
and November 8 U.S. election.
Actions organized by social organizations
from many sectors in Quebec call for an end to neo-liberal austerity
agenda and re-investment in social programs.
politique, L. Forgues, ROC, Le Nord Cotier, Droit de Parole, S. Meira)
Rally and march in Toronto supports the
Korean people and their demand for the resignation of reactionary south
Korean President Park Geun-hye.
Ottawa public meeting
hosted by the Marxist-Leninist Party of Canada
analyzes the historical, political and economic context of the
election of Trump in the U.S.
Carleton University students demonstrate at
"2016 Symposium on Security and Infrastructure Resilience," a
conference organized by the university to step up the criminalization
MLPC holds meeting in Edmonton featuring
Rolf Gerstenberger on one year of the Trudeau government and
significance of the U.S. election results.
Actions held in Montreal and Six Nations on
the Grand in solidarity with the
resistance of Indigenous peoples at Standing Rock.
Six Nations on the Grand,
Activists in Ottawa continue their monthly
pickets to demand an end
to the illegal U.S. blockade of Cuba and for the U.S. to return
Guantanamo Bay to Cuba.
Toronto rally and march demand recognition
of housing as a human right and
a national strategy to provide it with a guarantee.
Anti-war activists make clear once again
that Halifax is "No Harbour for War"
with a militant protest against
the 8th annual Halifax International Security
Forum. The Forum brings together war criminals and arms dealers,
CEOs, pundits and monopoly media journalists to discuss
the concerns of U.S. imperialism.
Convoy of hundreds of trucks converges
on National Assembly as Quebec
truckers affirm their dignity and rights.
Rally spokespersons Daniel
Beaulieu and Lyne Gilbert greet with
enthusiasm the hundreds
trucks passing in front of
the Quebec National Assembly.
Rally in Toronto following
election of Donald Trump as U.S. President expresses solidarity with
those in U.S. who reject the legitimacy of the U.S. democracy that
brought Trump to power.
More than 5,000 people take part in two
militant rallies and a march in Vancouver opposing the proposed Kinder
Morgan Trans Mountain
G.Haggquist, K. Gallaxy, UBCIC)
Vigils take place in Victoria and Edmonton,
among other cities, in opposition
to the Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion.
(Photos: TML, H.
Protest in Montreal against Couillard
government's refusal to take concrete steps to end violence against
Indigenous women following the announcement that no charges would be
laid against police in Val D'Or for alleged assaults.
Montreal actions continue to stand with
Standing Rock Sioux.
Demonstration in Hamilton against privatizing of public transit and
Hydro One marks the 110th
anniversary of the 1906 Amalgamated Transit
strike in that city for public transit.
Hamilton Stelco steelworkers, retirees,
salaried employees, their families and supporters hold a "Hands Off
Pensions Rally" at MPP Ted McMeekin's
office in Waterdown, Ontario.
tell the Ontario government No! to another
secret deal where a hedge
fund swoops in and flips Stelco for a big score while
workers are hung
out to dry.
Workers organized in Public Service
Alliance of Canada (PSAC) at the Blue Water
Bridge in Point Edward, near Sarnia, Ontario hold a strike
rally to reject major concessions on benefits, pensions, maternity and
hours of work and scheduling.
http://cpcml.ca/WF2016/WO0315.HTM#5 (Photos: PSAC)
Events are held across Canada and Quebec to
pay tribute to the life and work of Fidel Castro. People from all walks
of life come forward to mourn a legendary
fighter for justice, sign
condolence books and say to the Cuban people,
"Estamos contigo -- we are
Ottawa, November 27
Toronto, November 27
, November 29
Quebec Federation of Labour holds
Triennial Convention in Montreal from November 28 - December 2.
Delegates speak passionately in favour of campaigns that defend the
rights of all.
An emergency rally is held in Vancouver
following the Trudeau government's approval of
the Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion.
(Photos: M. Javid,
HiMYSYed, T. Davies, G. David Loft, A.J. Dick)
Eight indigenous youth from
Stanley Mission take part in a 1,400 kilometre Youth Unity Walk from
Saskatchewan to Standing Rock, North Dakota.
The youth leave Stanley Mission November 26 and photos are taken on
the Highway near Napatak on November 29.
(Photos: K. Riese)
Read The Marxist-Leninist Daily
Website: www.cpcml.ca Email: email@example.com