This Remembrance Day…

Lest we forget all the innocent men, women, and children who were killed in senseless wars of imperialist plunder, and the working men and women who struggled and lost their lives fighting for such elementary rights as union recognition, unemployment insurance, the 8-hour work day, a minimum wage, a safe working environment, and the right to vote, which not all age eligible Canadians had until 1960, over 90 years after Confederation. Don’t let this Remembrance Day be about glorifying state-sponsored terrorism overseas.

Tell Parliament – Defeat Police State Bill C-51

    The Communist Party of Canada is campaigning to mobilize visible resistance against Bill C-51, the “Anti-Terrorism Act, 2015” announced in late January.  A growing chorus of voices demand Bill C-51 be rejected by Parliament. This is possibly the most serious attack on democratic rights since the War Measures Act. CSIS itself should be dismantled, not expanded. Join us in this struggle! Click here for more information

US Threatens Military Intervention as UN Warns of “Disintegration” in Yemen

From WSWS Yemen faces “civil war and disintegration” in the wake of the overthrow of the US-backed government by a Houthi insurgency, United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki Moon declared Thursday. “Yemen is collapsing before our eyes. We cannot stand by and watch. The current instability is creating conditions which are conducive to a reemergence of Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP),” Moon said. The comments from Moon come in the aftermath of moves by the Houthis to take over the presidential palace last week, formally dissolving the US-backed regime of… Read More

Rachel Corrie’s Family Denied Justice From Israel’s Highest Court

From Common Dreams The family of Rachel Corrie—the 23-year-old U.S. activist crushed to death by an Israeli military bulldozer while nonviolently protesting a home demolition in Palestine 12 years ago—was denied justice by Israel’s top court on Thursday. The rejection is the latest stage in the family’s decade-long legal battle to hold Israel liable for Corrie’s death, on charges that the military either killed her deliberately or was negligent. Corrie, who hailed from Olympia, Washington, had been volunteering with the International Solidarity Movement for two months in Gaza when she was run… Read More

Israeli Home Strikes Claimed More Than 800 Palestinian Lives

From Common Dreams At least 844 Palestinians were killed as a result of airstrikes on homes during Israel’s summer attack on Gaza, an Associated Press exclusive analysis has revealed. The review published Friday found that 508 of the dead—just over 60 percent—were children, women, and older men, all presumed to be civilians. “Hamas says it did not use women as fighters in the war, and an Israel-based research group tracking militants among the dead said it has no evidence women participated in combat,” AP notes. Among the additional findings: – Children younger… Read More

Escalation: US Sending Over 4,000 Ground Troops to Kuwait

From Antiwar.com President Obama hasn’t gotten approval for his “intentionally vague” Authorization for the Use of Military Force (AUMF) against ISIS, but the Pentagon is already scrambling to escalate its military presence in the region in preparation of the ground war it would start. Over 4,000 ground combat troops from Fort Carson’s 3rd Brigade are being sent to Kuwait under this new deployment, where they will make up the region’s largest collection of US ground troops, which will include heavy armored vehicles. Even as President Obama continues to deny plans for a… Read More

On the Expanding War on Terror – Statement by the Communist Party of Canada

From People’s Voice A statement on recent developments by the Central Executive Committee of the Communist Party of Canada that I assisted in writing. Since the terrible events of January 7 and beyond in Paris, politicians and the corporate media in the NATO countries, including Canada, are thundering that “we must all unite” in response to a so‑called “declaration of war” by religious extremist groups. But under the cover of “safeguarding our freedom from terrorism”, the Harper and other Western governments are moving to escalate militarism and aggression abroad, and further erode… Read More

Please Support My Friend

The son-in-law of a comrade I know is facing deportation to the U.S. by the Harper Conservatives where he could spend the rest of his natural life in a US military prison for opposing and exposing war crimes in Iraq. Please read, share, and support their appeal. ––––––––––––––––– [This is about the probable imminent deportation of our son-in-law Joshua Key. If deported, he would likely spend the rest of his natural life in a US military prison for opposing and exposing war crimes in Iraq. We’d appreciate it if you would share this… Read More

Stop Canada’s War in Iraq!

ICC to probe possible war crimes in Palestine

From Al-Jazeera Prosecutors at the Hague-based International Criminal Court (ICC) will open a preliminary inquiry into possible war crimes in the Palestinian territories, the first formal step that could lead to charges against officials there and in Israel, the court has said. They will determine whether preliminary findings merit a full investigation into alleged atrocities, which could result in charges against individuals on either the Israeli or Palestinian side. “A preliminary examination is not an investigation but a process of examining the information available in order to reach a fully informed determination… Read More