December 17, 2019
2019 Photo Review
Speaking and Acting in Our
to Uphold the Rights of All and
Make Canada a Zone for Peace
In this issue of TML
Daily, CPC(M-L) continues its month-by-month photo review of
2019 with February.
month began with vigorous opposition to the Canadian government's
convening of the illegitimate Lima Group in Ottawa and its role in
trying to force regime change in Venezuela in violation of
international law. Actions in defence of the Venezuelan people's right
to determine their own affairs carried on throughout the month as the
U.S. imperialists attempted to instigate a coup and regime change.
On Valentine's Day, Women's
Memorial Marches were held in more than 14 locations across the country
to honour all the missing and murdered Indigenous women and
girls and demand justice and an end to the violence. The first
women's memorial march was held in 1992 in response to the murder of a
Coast Salish woman in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside. The march has
taken place every year since then, organized and led by the women from
that neighbourhood. In the years since the first memorial march, more
than 970 names have been added to the list of women who have gone
missing or been murdered in the Downtown Eastside.
In Ontario, students, teachers
and education workers stepped up their resistance to the brutal cuts
made by the Ford government to investments in education. Students
started the month with a Day of Action across the province. This was
followed by actions organized by the Ontario Secondary School Teachers'
Federation and other education workers. Students were in action again
greeting the First Session of Ontario's 42nd Legislative Assembly with
a militant rally expressing their determination to resist the
anti-social attacks of the Ford government, with actions also held in a
number of other cities. Particularly active were the families of
children with autism. The month closed with a vigorous rally outside a
fund-raising dinner where Premier Ford was the keynote speaker.
actions in support of the Wet'suwet'en land defenders continue
in various cities across the country.
takes place outside Ottawa meeting of the illegitimate Lima Group,
whose purpose is regime change in Venezuela; a banner drop takes place
inside the meeting. Pickets are held also in Toronto and Vancouver the
students hold a province-wide Day of Action against the planned cuts to
education funding by the Ford government. Actions include a march to
the Legislature followed by a rally. Pickets and marches were held in a
number of other cities.
Guelph http://cpcml.ca/Tmlw2019/W49005.HTM#1 (Photos: TML, K. Taghabon, G. Kirby, A.
Robichaud, P. Coates, M. White)
deaths of three workers in a train derailment near the Alberta-BC
border highlights the urgent need for a rail safety regime that serves
the workers and the public. The men killed are shown below: Dylan
Paradis, Andrew Dockrell and Daniel Waldenberger-Bulmer.
lockout at the ABI smelter in Bécancour goes into its second
year, the ABI workers receive a contingent of workers from the Raglan
mine in northern Quebec bringing solidarity and financial support from
their union, United Steelworkers Local 9449.
secondary school teachers and other education workers organize rallies
at MPPs' offices around the province demanding "No Cuts to Education."
OSSTF, R. Preston)
Youth at an
Indigenous basketball tournament in Prince Rupert express their
solidarity with the Wet'suwet'en land defenders.
A day of
action in defence of the right of migrants to health care is held
across the country.
Q052, Caring for Social Justice, N. Kansal, Sanctuary Health)
Memorial Marches take place on Valentine's Day, in cities across the
country, honouring and demanding justice for all the Indigenous women
and girls who have been murdered or gone missing, and that the
government take action to end the violence.
Prince George, BC
(Photos: TML, M. Bush, A. Ohana, M. Kagis, S. Kravitz, J. Marie, E.
Demonstration in Edmonton, one of many across Canada, condemns U.S.
plans for military intervention in Venezuela and the despicable role of
the Canadian government in supporting these plans.
pickets take place demanding an end to the U.S. blockade of Cuba.
of the Ontario Legislature is met with a militant student
action confirming that the people will continue to organize
and resist the anti-social attacks the Ford government is carrying out
in their name. Students from as far away as Kingston protest the Ford
government's cuts to funding of the Ontario Student Assistance Program,
and attacks on their associations and clubs in the name of giving
Parliament Hill affirms the right of Indigenous peoples to informed
consent to pipelines on their territories and their right to say No! Protest also
rejects the use, by some participants and supporters of the United We
Roll convoy, of economic concerns to justify racist and misogynist
"Hands Off Venezuela!" picket
and community forum in Toronto stands with Venezuelan people and their
democratically elected President Nicolás Maduro.
takes place in Vancouver after the National Energy Board approves the
Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion for a second time, after further
fraudulent consultations, despite the ongoing opposition of the
Indigenous peoples who have not given their consent.
workers in Alma, Quebec, members of United Steelworkers Local 9490,
express solidarity with locked-out workers at the ABI smelter in
http://cpcml.ca/WF2019/WO0607.HTM#1 (Photo: United Steelworkers)
23, and throughout the weekend, rallies, marches, pickets and other
actions are held in more than 150 cities around the world in solidarity
with the people of Venezuela and their Bolivarian revolution. The
rallying cry is "Hands Off Venezuela! No U.S. War on Venezuela!"
workers in Bécancour, Quebec launch a call for binding
arbitration to reach a collective agreement to end their lockout. At a
press conference on their picket line, USW Local 9700 announces the
membership's demand for expedited arbitration.
http://cpcml.ca/WF2019/WO0607.HTM#1 (Photos: United
Steelworkers, D. Malette)
Ontario teachers, education workers, parents, students and supporters
of public education rally in Toronto outside an Ontario Progressive
Conservative Party fundraiser where Premier Doug Ford is the keynote
speaker, to protest cuts in funding for public education. http://cpcml.ca/Tmlw2019/W49009.HTM#2
TML, Elementary Teachers of Toronto,
Durham Designated Early Childhood Educators, K.B. Campbell)
public service workers hold a Day of Action to demand justice and
immediate rectification of the chaos sown in the lives of thousands of
workers by the Phoenix Pay System.
Thunder Bay, ON
Fraser Valley, BChttp://cpcml.ca/WF2019/WO0608.HTM#6
PSAC, Ottawa and District Labour Council.)
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