Minister of Foreign
Cc:Honourable Harjit Sajjan
Minister of National
Cc: Right Honourable
Prime Minister of Canada
Office of the Prime
January 9, 2020
The United States drone
assassination of Iranian general Qassem Soleimani and Iraqi commander Abd Mahdi al-Muhandis, along with eight others on January 3,
global wave of opposition to the US imperialism’s latest act of terror and
aggression washed through Iraq and throughout the Middle East, around Europe
and in many cities in North America on January 4 and 5. Commission 4 of the
ILPS salutes this staunch response and encourages more action to show
solidarity for just peace and deter an outbreak of global or regional war in
response. We applaud the Iraq government’s resolution to get US forces out of
Iraq as we do NATO’s decision to suspend the NATO mission led by Canadian
forces in Iraq.
I am active in just peace activism and anti-imperialist solidarity. One way I partake in this kind of activity is through my Just Peace Committee and its role in a local Venezuela solidarity committee.
I attended a huge conference for Latin American solidarity with the people against coup attempts, right wing resurgences, state repression, unjustified economic sanctions that hurt the people, militarization and the threat of military invasions. OUt of that conference came a declaration of solidarity against US-led imperialism and pledges to support particular struggles of people in Latin America and the Caribbean regions.
Just passed another birthday and the calendar year is closing. Time to review the year.
I always review my goals and see what I accomplished or changed. I refer to both short (1-year and 5-year) and long term (10 years).
What's more, I consider a few categories of life: finances, career, social, travel, health, activism.
I've had a steady income from self-employment and employment, working generally part-time, with a few relatively high-income months. My savings have remained frozen this year.
The coup in Bolivia: Five lessons
THE Bolivian tragedy eloquently offers us lessons that our peoples and popular social and political forces must learn and record in our consciousness forever.
THE Bolivian tragedy eloquently offers us lessons that our peoples and popular social and political forces must learn and record in our consciousness forever.Here is a brief list, as events develop, a prelude to a more detailed analysis in the future.
of Commission 4 of the International League of Peoples’ Struggles (ILPS) for
Armistice Day, November 11, 2019
BUILD THE MOVEMENT FOR JUST PEACE!
Over 100 years since the conclusion of World War One, and
war is still a constant, major problem for humanity. The International League
of Peoples’ Struggles (ILPS; ilps.info) supports the just struggles of the
peoples for national liberation, genuine democracy and a decent standard of
living. We condemn militarization, bigotry and wars of aggression and
Keep Australia Out of U.S. wars – Time for Australia’s independence from U.S.A.
On Thursday evening 4 July, America’s Independence Day, 80 people attended a lively public forum in Melbourne calling on the Australian government to keep Australia out of U.S. wars and declaring that it is time for Australia to be independent of the U.S.A.
The meeting, organised by IPAN-Victoria, heard from 3 engaging and informative speakers who drew on the impacts of U.S. bases, marines and political influence on Australia's sovereignty.
So sorry for not posting since January. There has been a technical problem, which I have passed on to my service provider, Vistaprint.ca. It seems to be a problem accessing the blog on my site through certain browsers. At last I am able to post once again. I'll catch up!
Since late January, I have been involved in a peace effort to prevent a war with or military intervention into Venezuela owing to US and right-wing schemes to demean, misrepresent, wreck and overtake the current Bolivarian government of President Maduro.
Published by Fair.org
January 25, 2019
‘Resistance’ Media Side With Trump to Promote Coup in Venezuela
We like to think we have an adversarial media—one that will stand up, in particular, to Donald Trump. The media assured us that they would perform their crucial democratic role in holding this dangerous new president and commander-in-chief accountable at every turn. This struck a chord with the public; in the wake of Trump’s victory in 2016, theNew York Times
added over aquarter-million digital subscribers
Recopied here is an article from the new "Just Peace Newsbulletin" of January 2019.
RESPECT THE VENEZUELAN ELECTIONS AND
In Venezuela on May 22, 2018, Nicolas Maduro was re-elected with almost 68%
of the votes. On January 15, 2019, the inauguration of the
second term of his presidency was held. His party represents the Bolivarian
movement to raise living standards for workers and the poor, provide more
public services, and regionalize and nationalize economic activities.