December 16, 2019
2019 Photo Review
Speaking and Acting in Our
to Uphold the Rights of All and
Make Canada a Zone for Peace
With this issue of TML Daily, CPC(M-L) begins its
photo review of 2019.
Throughout 2019, Canadians,
and Indigenous peoples spoke out and took bold stands in defence of the
rights of all, to humanize the natural and social environment and
against the Canadian government's actions on the side of U.S.
imperialist aggression and war and to make Canada a zone for
January 1 marked 60 years of
revolution and throughout the month celebrations were organized in
different locations to mark the occasion and reiterate the friendship
of the Canadian people with Cuba. On January 17 the first monthly
pickets of the new year were held in Montreal, Ottawa and Vancouver
demanding the end of the U.S. blockade on Cuba.
The year began with the brutal
the Canadian state and the financial elite that it serves on the
Wet'suwet'en land defenders to enforce an illegitimate court injunction
to dismantle the Gidimt’en checkpoint and give Coastal
to their unceded lands without their consent. The next day in cities,
small towns and remote communities across the country people from all
walks of life took immediate action to oppose the assault and stand
with the Wet'suwet'en to affirm their sovereignty and claims on their
hereditary lands and their right to say No! to
these lands. International actions also condemned the Canadian state
and called on it to uphold its responsibilities under the UN
Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.
In Bécancour, Quebec, workers at the ABI aluminum smelter
first anniversary of being locked out with militant actions to affirm
their rights and the dignity of labour. Hundreds of workers from
various regions of Quebec joined them. They reiterated their two
demands: that the Premier meet directly with company officials and
insist that ABI return to the table to negotiate a collective agreement
acceptable to the workers; and that the government re-open its energy
agreement with Alcoa/Rio Tinto and annul the clause whereby a lockout
is considered a "force majeure" that frees the company from paying for
its reserved allotment of hydro-electricity or any penalties from not
Across Ontario, post-secondary
were in motion to oppose the Ford government’s anti-social
education which includes attacks on their right to organize
collectively, as well as drastic cuts to financial assistance for
students. They boldly affirmed that education is a right and demanded
increased investment in education and cancellation of the neo-liberal
month closed actions across the country denounced the U.S.-led attempt
at regime change in Venezuela and, in particular, Canada's unacceptable
involvement in this activity, especially its leadership in the
illegitimate Lima Group.
The Marxist-Leninist Party of
(PMLQ) hosts a New Year's celebration at its Montreal office. In
ushering in the New Year, the PMLQ points to the important stands taken
by Quebec workers in 2018.
Friendship organizations host
celebrations of the 60th anniversary of the Cuban Revolution with the
participation of local Cuban community members and Cuba's diplomatic
TML, Cuban Consul in Toronto, OCC,VCSC)
action are held
across the country to oppose the Canadian government's brutal assault
on the Wet'suwet'en land defenders and to stand with them in defence of
their hereditary rights to their lands.
Haida Gwaii, BC
Prince George, BC
Bella Coola, BC
Powell River, BC
Sunshine Coast, BC
Gabriola Island, BC
Campbell River, BC
Sault Ste. Marie, ON
North Bay, ON
(Photos: TML, S. Laanstra, L.Y. Loe, B. Adie, P. Rath, M. Hugon, Dayna,
C. Gadsden, J. Williams, D. Dinsmore, L. Amuir, E. Smith, D.F. Radmore,
M. De Bastien, J. Warren, M. Bush, N. Redekop, S. Clovechok, K.
Flannigan, Y. Piebird, M. Peltier, D. Brown, Idle No More, Eagle Eyes
Photo, B. Powless, Chorale du peuple, J. Vallée, M. Pie, D.
shut down lines
at GM's Oshawa plant after the company confirms its decision
close the assembly plant at the end of 2019 in a meeting with union
representatives in Detroit.
Windsor, across the river from GM's Detroit headquarters, against
closing of GM plant in Oshawa.
hold a mass
picket at the ABI aluminum smelter in Bécancour marking one
being locked out. They also rally outside the constituency office of
the Member of the National Assembly for
the country support Wet'suwet'en land defenders' just stand to affirm
their sovereignty, claims on their hereditary lands and their right to
Wet'suwet'en Press Conference and Rally, Smithers, BC
Sunshine Coast, BC
Vancouver, BC, student
action, January 11
Vancouver, BC, January 12
Vancouver, BC, January 16
Student Walkout at Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC
Spirit of the Buffalo Camp on Enbridge Line 3, MB
Thunder Bay, ON
St. Catharines, ON
TML, Solidarity with
All Land Defenders, J. Wong, P. Danyk, Extinction Rebellion, Grassroots
Rendering, M. Bush, K. Blacker, R. Deer, H.J. Crowberry, Climate
Justice Edmonton, R. Bluesky, R. Ogima, J. West, J. Tomchishen, One
Dish One Mic, S. Hussan, C. Renouf, G. Broughton, C. Gomery, M. Hale,
Document Everything, C. Perry, S. Saunders, J. Finnigan)
at Haiti House
in Montreal, to commemorate the 2010 earthquake.
(Photo: Maison d'Haiti)
workers and their
allies picket in Windsor as government-imposed arbitration process at
Canada Post begins. The process is a result of the Liberal government's
Resumption and Continuation Act that legislated striking
workers back to work.
workers confront Prime Minister Trudeau on his visit to Sherbrooke,
demanding the Phoenix pay system be fixed.
across Ontario take action to oppose the Ford government’s
offensive on education, including the attacks on their right to
organize collectively in their student unions and
Toronto, January 18
Toronto, January 25
Russell, XFM, M. Penstone, H. Singh)
streets in their thousands in cities across Canada, in the U.S. and
elsewhere in the world, for the third annual women's marches to reject
the broad anti-social offensive against women's rights and the rights
Saint John, NB
Owen Sound, ON
Sault Ste. Marie, ON
Powell River, BC
Galbraith, A. Collicott, WMC, J. Portilla, D. Parent, T. Sweet, T.
Tizania, YWCA, EMOC, Y. Cole, M. Qazi, S. Hughes, G. Shilling, K. Coles)
Rights Organization holds a forum "A Community Response to the Attack
on Workers' Rights" to discuss their conditions of work as immigrant
women and how to defend their rights following the Ontario government's
passage of Bill 47, the Making
Ontario Open for Business Act, 2018, and other attacks on
GM headquarters in Oshawa in their continuing actions to demand the
decision to close the GM Oshawa assembly plant be reversed.
workers in Prince George rally for a contract that meets their demands.
care unions form a common front to address the crisis in health care
and put forward their demands to improve working conditions and the
quality of the health care and social services.
Workers' Common Front)
demands the rights of migrant workers be respected and opposes the
deportation of a Filipino worker and family.
Canada's role in attempting to overthrow the legitimately constituted
government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.
(Photos: TML, FTT)
26 - 27
a stop-work order be issued against Coastal GasLink after destruction
of trap lines on Wet’suwet’en territory, contrary
to the agreement
the hereditary chiefs.
http://cpcml.ca/Tmlw2019/W49003.HTM#7 (M. Toledano)
27 - 30
people continue to organize actions to denounce the U.S.-led attempt at regime
Venezuela and Canada's unacceptable involvement.
in Ottawa of
the 60th Anniversary of the Cuban Revolution, includes a
presentation by H.E. Josefina Vidal, Ambassador of the Republic of Cuba
(Photos: Cuban Embassy)
Montreal demands changes to the federal Employment Insurance regime to
eliminate the "black hole" -- the time between when seasonal workers'
EI runs out and when their seasonal work begins.
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