WE CANNOT BE PASSIVE OBSERVERS OF US WAR THREATS

People’s Voice Editorial As the U.S. administration’s threats against Iran escalate, everyone knows the potential consequences of this deadly strategy. The clique of warmongers preparing to bomb Iran is almost completely isolated on the international stage. Even the foreign minister of the UK, Washington’s most faithful ally, has called for […]

FORMER VSB CHAIR BLOWS THE WHISTLE ON B.C. LIBERALS

By Kimball Cariou Three years ago, after years of threats, the B.C. Liberal government fired the entire Vancouver School Board just as the trustees were about to meet to fulfill their legal requirement to adopt a balanced budget for the 2016-17 school term. The real reason for the firing was […]

CONCESSION DEMANDS MAY SPARK BC TEACHER STRIKE

By Kimball Cariou With time running out to reach a new collective agreement, the BC Teachers’ Federation (BCTF) and the provincial government have very different views. Key bargaining talks in British Columbia are conducted province-wide between the BCTF and the BC Public School Employers’ Association (BCPSEA), which represents the government […]

EVA BARTLETT DISMANTLES MEDIA LIES ABOUT VENEZUELA AND SYRIA

PV Vancouver Bureau Speaking at meetings in Edmonton and Vancouver on May 4 and 5, independent journalist Eva Bartlett shredded the corporate media narrative about the situation of people in Syria and Venezuela, countries which targetted for “regime change” by US imperialism and its allies, including Canada. The forums were […]

THE POLITICAL LANDSCAPE IS TILTING – THINK LEFT

By Kimball Cariou Several events during April and May point to a potential rearrangement of the electoral landscape in Canada, linked to the deepening crisis of the global environment, and the desire for governments that are more responsive to the views and interests of working people. Most immediately, the latest […]

BC FEDERATION WELCOMES IMPROVEMENTS, BUT MUCH MORE IS NEEDED

By Kimball Cariou The BC Federation of Labour has welcomed revisions to Employment Standards legislation and the Labour Code. Announced on April 30, these are the first significant changes since the bitterly anti-working class Liberal provincial government was defeated in 2017. This is a “glass half full and half empty” […]

MAY DAY 2019: BUILD A UNITED RESISTANCE AGAINST THE CORPORATE ATTACK!

Statement of the Central Executive Committee, Communist Party of Canada Around the world, May Day 2019 will be celebrated as a day of struggle for labour rights, peace, democracy, solidarity and environmental sustainability. May First will also honour the 100th anniversary of the historic Winnipeg General Strike of 1919. But […]

BC GOVERNMENT PUTS SPECIAL NEEDS STUDENTS AT RISK

By Kimball Cariou, Vancouver In 2017, after 16 years of vicious attacks on public education, teachers, parents and students welcomed the defeat of the right-wing Liberals. But the positive mood of public education supporters has gradually waned under the NDP government of John Horgan. The NDP did act on the […]

An Urgent Appeal for Unity Against the Growing Danger of War

By Canadian Peace Congress To all those who share our sense of urgency about the worsening international situation, and the grave danger that war poses for the world today, we issue this Appeal for a united and powerful response. At this critical moment, ending militarism, aggression and war, averting climate catastrophe, […]

Mobilize on March 23 against white supremacist violence

Statement from the Communist Party of BC, March 19, 2019 In the wake of the mass killing of 50 members of the Muslim community in Christchurch, New Zealand, the Communist Party of BC urges all progressive people in the Vancouver region to take part in the annual United Nations Day […]