Death threats issued to Toronto priest for commemorating Hugo Chavez

Death threats issued to Toronto priest for commemorating Hugo Chavez

by Steve da Silva One of Toronto’s inner suburbs has become a focal point in the ongoing struggle in Venezuela between the Bolivarian transition to [...]

9 things you need to know about Venezuela and the recent violence

by Pablo Vivanco 1. The students marches are from the right-wing of the student movement Unlike in places like Chile, there is no single or united student movement in Venezuela. Not only are students groups highly decentralized, but they are also divided along political lines. Another unique feature of the student groups identifying with the [...]

Hundreds rally in Toronto to support a democratic Venezuela… and reactionary riots

by Pragash Pio and Hassan Reyes Several hundred people gathered at Toronto’s Dundas Square on February 22 in response to violence in Venezuela which started at the beginning of the month. Two sharply divided groups formed and faced off across Yonge Street.  On one side, a group of 100 activists responding to the call from [...]

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Six Nations meeting rallies community against Bill C-10  by Noaman G. Ali Six Nations of the Grand River | “The introduction of Omnibus Bill C-10 is an attempt to criminalize the hard-working families and entrepreneurs of Six Nations and other territories,” Jonathan Garlow said to over two hundred people gathered at the Polytechnic of the Six [...]

KW Spot Collective Relaunches its Peoples Programs

by BASICS Team Kitchener-Waterloo  On Jan 3, 2014, the Kitchener-Waterloo Spot Collective announced the relaunching and professionalising of their people’s programs. The people’s programs, which include the serving of free food, programs for those dealing with addiction, and literacy programs, have come out of the need to deal with the problems the community faces by [...]

Terror in Dixon: Behind the Rob Ford Scandal

‘Project Traveller’ and the struggle to defend our communities By: Kabir Joshi-Vijayan Rob Ford might be the most (in)famous politician in Canadian history. Every other week a new intoxicated blunder is revealed while the entire local political establishment tries to force his resignation. Despite the hundreds of hours of sensational reporting, the story is actually [...]

Feb 14: Over 600 gather outside Police Headquarters to honour missing and murdered Indigenous women

by Nicole Oliver “The strawberry represents love, courage, and women,” explained Wanda Whitebird in Toronto at the 9th Annual Strawberry Ceremony Honoring Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and those who have died violent deaths by colonialism in ‘Canada.’ “Over 600 strawberries and cups of water were handed out,” Audrey Huntley of No More Silence posted [...]

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Come and hear NUMSA’s General Secretary, Irvin Jim, on: “New Working Class Leadership and Prospects for Socialist Politics in South Africa.” 7PM, Thursday, March 6, 2014 Steelworkers’ Hall, 25 Cecil Street, Toronto The dramatic upsurge of popular grassroots protest in South Africa’s townships and rural areas in recent years has been well-termed as marking a virtual “rebellion [...]

Irish republican Martin Corey released after four years with no trial

by BASICS Team Kitchener-Waterloo Irish Republican Martin Corey, who has been held for four years without trial, was released on January 15, 2014, from Maghaberry Prison in British-occupied Ireland by the Parole Commission.  He was arrested four years ago and then held on secret evidence, despite the fact that he broke no law. Corey was [...]

Irish Republican tours cities in Canada, despite threats

by BASICS Team Kitchener-Waterloo This past September, Kitchener’s Anti Colonialist Working Group – a grassroots organization supporting political prisoners and prisoners of war against colonialism around the world – toured the independent Irish Republican, Brendan Casey, around parts of Canada to speak of today’s struggles of Irish prisoners of war (POWs) incarcerated by the British. [...]

Re-criminalization of Homosexuality in India? Not without a fight

By: Ashley M. In a landmark 2009 ruling, the Delhi High Court concluded that Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code and other legal prohibitions against private, adult, consensual and non-commercial same-sex conduct, were a violation of fundamental rights enshrined in the Indian Constitution. On December 11, 2013, however, the Indian Supreme Courts revoked this [...]

Proposed changes to Canada’s Family Reunification Program to exclude many

  by Jesson Reyes In December 2013, the newly appointed Chris Alexander, Minister of Citizenship and Immigration Canada, announced that the handful of proposed changes within the Family Reunification Program will be effective as of January 2, 2014. Together with this announcement is the assurance to the applicants of its main motives:  to decrease processing time [...]

We Have an Anti-imperialist Obligation to the People of Haiti

by Ajamu Nangwaya, Network for Pan-Afrikan Solidarity & Toronto Haiti Action Network As we approach the 10 year anniversary of Canada’s invasion of Haiti, Ajamu Nangwaya of the Network for Pan-Afrikan Solidarity & Toronto Haiti Action Network explores humanity’s debt to, and imperialism’s crimes against, the Haitian people. by Ajamu Nangwaya February 28th/March 1st will [...]