Opposition campaigners burnt to death as Trinamool Congress bludgeons its way to re-election
Morning Star | 16 May, 2018
COMMUNISTS have condemned the “the cold-blooded murder of democracy” in West Bengal, where at least 12 people have been killed, including opposition party activists burnt to death, during election campaigning.
Communist Party of India (Marxist) general secretary Sitaram Yechury accused the police of being “in complete cahoots” with the “barbarity” of the state’s ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC).Read More »
People’s World | 11 May, 2018
TORONTO—It was high drama when center-left Alberta New Democratic Party (NDP) Premier Rachel Notley drew out her pistols against British Columbia NDP Premier John Horgan, calling on Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the federal government for back-up. The public was told this western was all about “the national interest,” and that was the reason the PM had to call the two Premiers down to Ottawa for a talking-to. It turns out the talking-to was mostly directed at Horgan, who formed a government after promising to stop the Trans Mountain Pipeline from being built to deliver bitumen from the Alberta tarsands to deep-sea tankers on the British Columbia coast.Read More »
by Richard Youngs
Frontier | Vol. 50, No.33, Feb 18 – 24, 2018
What trends can we decipher when it comes to modern protests? Is there a pattern to the grievances that helps to explain the current spike in protest?
Large-scale protests have become more numerous and geographically widespread in recent years. While much debate among international relations experts has focused on the shift in power away from the West to rising economies, equally significant in the nascent era of global politics is the rise of citizen mobilisation.Read More »
SEATTLE – Today 91 banks will meet at the annual meeting of the Equator Principles Association (EPA) in Sao Paulo, Brazil. At this time, the indigenous-led divestment campaign, Mazaska Talks, is leading a global 3-day protest known as #DivestTheGlobe. On Monday, there will be actions in at least 44 cities in the United States and Canada. On Tuesday and Wednesday, there will be actions in Africa, Europe and Asia.Read More »
Opponents of the “new NAFTA” protest outside negotiations in Ottawa, Sept. 21. | People’s Voice
OTTAWA, Canada—As NAFTA negotiators from the U.S., Canada, and Mexico gathered in Ottawa for a third round of talks, the Communist Party of Canada (CPC) held a press conference at the National Press Gallery on Parliament Hill on Sept. 21, and participated in the tri-lateral “Civil Society Summit” on Sept. 23.Read More »