PIPELINES VIOLATE INDIGENOUS RIGHTS AND THREATEN THE PLANET

As resistance grows against the Coastal GasLink pipeline and the massive RCMP invasion of Wet’suwet’en territories, the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Canada, meeting over the Feb. 8-9 weekend in Toronto, sends greetings of solidarity to all who are in struggle today for Indigenous rights and environmental justice. […]

COPS AND CORPORATIONS OUT OF WET’SUWET’EN TRADITIONAL TERRITORY

Despite the rhetoric by politicians and corporate bosses about “reconciliation” and “respect for Indigenous rights,” the invasion of Wet’suwet’en traditional territory in north-central British Columbia by Coastal GasLink (CGL) and the RCMP continues. In the wake of the latest B.C. Supreme Court injunction prioritizing the interests of resource extraction pipelines, […]

ANTI-CHINA RACISM MUST BE REJECTED

The dangerous upsurge in Sinophobia since the start of the coronavirus crisis is a present day reflection of the anti-China xenophobia which has always been deliberately fanned by reactionary forces, starting from the earliest days of European colonisation on the west coast. The Communist Party of Canada calls upon the […]

FORESTRY WORKERS STILL STANDING STRONG IN FACE OF CORPORATE ATTACKS

After being on strike for 7 months, 2600 members of United Steelworkers Local 1-1937 are still picketing outside Western Forest Products (WFP) sawmills on Vancouver Island. This is one of this union’s longest strikes in Canada, and they are struggling to get the company back to the bargaining table to […]

INDIGENOUS PEOPLES WANT THEIR #LANDBACK

On December 31, the BC Supreme Court ruled in favour of Coastal GasLink (CGL), which has never obtained consent from the Wet’suwet’en Hereditary Chiefs to work on un-surrendered traditional Indigenous territories in the north-central part of the province, east of Prince Rupert. For years, CGL has pursued its pipeline construction […]

Vancouver and District Labour Council mobilizes solidarity with Chilean people

ACTIONS INCLUDE CALL FOR CLC TO IMPLEMENT BOYCOTT Beginning October 18, Chile has been rocked by massive protests, strikes and mobilizations against the neoliberal austerity imposed by the right-wing government of Sebastian Piñera. In response to the uprising, the government has declared a state of emergency and unleashed a brutal […]

BC transit workers: Driving for pay equity, better working conditions

BC LABOUR COMMITTEE, CPC A winter of labour discontent is beginning to emerge on the west coast. Transit workers in Metro Vancouver are in the headlines, and a wider series of struggles is rippling through British Columbia, as economic woes and spending restraints hit the working class from different directions. […]

BC’s UNDRIP legislation charts new path in continuing struggle

Kimball Cariou Four years ago, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission called on all levels of government in Canada to fully implement the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP). With the introduction of Bill 41, the “Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act,” British Columbia has […]

Communists condemn coup d’état against Bolivian President Evo Morales

The coup d’état in Bolivia, in which legitimately re-elected president Evo Morales was forced out of office by the military, has brought immediate condemnation from democratic and progressive forces around the world. These include the parties which are members of the International Meeting of Communist and Workers Parties, many of […]

Trade union bars working class candidate from federal election forum

A working class candidate with a lifelong record as an active supporter of trade union rights will not be allowed to take part in a federal election candidates forum being held in the riding of Vancouver Kingsway. Kimball Cariou is the candidate for the Communist Party of Canada, running for […]