COMMUNIST PARTY WELCOMES LEGAL VICTORY OVER TRANS MOUNTAIN PIPELINE EXPANSION

Statement byCentral Executive Committee, Communist Party of Canada, Aug. 30, 2018   The Communist Party of Canada welcomes today’s Federal Court of Appeal ruling which overturns the federal government’s approvals to build the Trans Mountain expansion project. This decision builds upon decades of legal and political struggles by Indigenous peoples […]

VANCOUVER CIVIC ELECTION: IT’S COMPLICATED

PV Vancouver Bureau Elections for city councils and school boards across British Columbia will be held on Saturday, October 20. As always, local elections are a significant arena of political struggle, especially in major cities where right-wing pro-corporate forces seek to advance the interests of big developers and landlords, resource […]

LABOUR DAY 2018: TIME TO STEP UP THE FIGHTBACK!

Statement by the Central Executive Committee, Communist Party of Canada On Labour Day 2018, the working class faces many crucial challenges: the growing chasm between rich and poor, the ongoing austerity assault against working people, a gender pay gap which never gets narrower, the twin threats of imperialist wars and […]

ANTI-WAR ACTIVIST TO SPEAK AT VANCOUVER & SURREY FORUMS

Responding to the constant drumbeat of threats against Iran by Donald Trump and his key foreign policy advisors, the Vancouver Peace Council warns that U.S. imperialism’s plans for new sanctions and military aggression pose an enormous danger to the peoples of the Middle East, and in fact to the entire […]

CANADA’S HYPOCRISY ON DISPLAY IN MIDDLE EAST

Statement by the Central Executive Committee, Communist Party of Canada, Aug. 16, 2018 The ongoing diplomatic dispute between Canada and Saudi Arabia is a tragic reflection of the catastrophic abuses of human rights in our world today – but not in the way presented by Canadian political leaders and the […]

DISCONTENT CITY NANAIMO CONFRONTS FASCISTS AND RIGHT-WINGERS

By James Chumsa-Jones   On Sunday, August 5 a confrontation took place in Nanaimo outside the homeless camp known as DisconTent City between protesters wanting to dismantle the camp and counter-protesters. The group called Action Against Discontent City organized the protest on its Facebook page, which involved marching past City […]

PAST BC TEACHERS PRESIDENT SENTENCED FOR PIPELINE PROTEST

PV Vancouver Bureau The Supreme Court of BC continues to jail environmental activists for defying a court injunction criminalizing protests against expansion of the TransMountain pipeline. Many of those given week-long prison sentences for their actions are senior citizens who have blocked the gates of the company in Burnaby. Among […]

VANCOUVER LABOUR BACKS WIDE RANGE OF MUNICIPAL CANDIDATES

PV Vancouver Bureau There’s still confusion around the crowded 2018 municipal election in Vancouver, but some clarity is emerging. This will be the first campaign under new provincial restrictions on donations and spending, bringing a welcome end to the days of multi-million dollar budgets fuelled by huge donations from real […]

LOOKING BACK ON OPERATION SOLIDARITY

GEORGE GIDORA and Kimball Cariou This summer marks the 35th anniversary of the Solidarity struggle in BC – the first major response in Canada against the emerging neoliberal austerity agenda of far-right sections of the ruling class. Promoted by economist Milton Friedman and the so-called “Chicago boys”, this agenda was first […]

CANADA: IS THIS REALLY A COUNTRY OF PEACEKEEPING?

KIMBALL CARIOU Every Canada Day, the federal government spends millions of dollars on fireworks and parties, to promote the concept that Canadians are a peaceful family, living happily together in the “greatest country in the world.” Of course, this myth ignores the dire poverty facing many, the centuries-old oppression of […]