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FOR CLIMATE JUSTICE
AGAINST CAPITALISM

Suppress the Virus Campaign


In Manitoba the daily numbers of new positive Covid-19 cases, and the daily Covid-19 deaths are heartbreaking, unacceptable, and we need to do something about it. 

Communities Not Cuts (CNC) has launched a much needed campaign which calls for a vastly different governmental response to Covid-19 pandemic than what we have seen thus far in Manitoba. We need suppression and mitigation:  
The Manitoba PC government’s pandemic policy has failed. We need a public health policy that works! Let’s learn from what’s worked in other countries, and implement a socially just pandemic response in Manitoba! 

Australia, New Zealand, a number of countries in East Asia, and several other countries around the world have shown that it’s possible to suppress the virus and reopen safely. A growing number of doctorshealth researchers and other experts in Canada are calling for governments to adopt public health policies similar to what has proven successful in those countries. 

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5 Campaign Demands:

  1. Implement a serious lockdown to drive COVID-19 cases down to extremely low numbers; what epidemiologists call suppression.

  2. Create the capacity for mass rapid testing, quick and effective contact tracing, and an isolation strategy for those who test positive; what epidemiologists call mitigation.  
     
  3. Put social and economic supports in place for all Manitobans, especially for  low-income households and those who have to continue to work outside their homes during the lockdown. 
     
  4. Adopt a bottom-up approach that actively involves community members and organizations in public health planning and communication efforts and immediately implement the demands put forward by educators and health care workers. (Sign CNC's petition HERE)
     
  5. Implement taxation on major corporations and those with the top 1% of wealth to fund a socially just pandemic response that protects the lives of Manitobans - people over profit.
Please sign the petition, participate in the campaign, and spread the word!
https://www.cncmanitoba.ca/suppressthevirus
Campaign on Facebook; Twitter; Instagram

Solidarity Winnipeg Educational Discussion


"How to Build a Political Organization"

Dec 17, 7:00PM-9:00PM (CT)
Location: Online (Zoom)
https://www.facebook.com/events/219428082962303

Join us for a discussion about how to build a political organization of organizers that participates in struggles in the here and now while working for the long-term goal of ecosocialism.

Pre-registration required: email info@solidaritywinnipeg.ca for Zoom Link

Check Facebook link for an audio recording to listen to in advance of the discussion. 

Events, Campaigns, Articles, Multimedia


EVENT: Wed. Dec 9. Palestine: A Socialist Introduction

Wednesday, Dec 9, 2020
4PM CT
Location: Online
All the details here: https://www.facebook.com/events/198019365150877/


EVENT: The Global Feminist Revolt (1): Lessons from Poland, Spain, Brazil

Saturday, Dec 12, 2020 
1PM CT
Location: Online
All the details here: https://www.facebook.com/events/198019365150877/


CAMPAIGN: Healthcare for all Manitoba

Migrant workers with work permits of less than one year, international students, and those undocumented residents who have lost their status are not covered by provincial health care. Support the "Healthcare for All Manitoba" to change this


ARTICLES: COVID-19; epidemiology; political strategy:

 "Suppress the Virus Now!"  (Nov 8, 2020) by Daniel Sarah Karasik
"The Evidence is In: Lockdowns Work"  (Nov 11, 2020) by Omar Hassan 
"COVID-19: ERADICATION VS ELIMINATION VS SUPPRESSION VS MITIGATION"  (Nov 11, 2020) by Raywat Deonandan
"Why do people believe conspiracy theories?" (Nov 26, 2020) by James Plested
 

MULTIMEDIA:

AUDIO: "Fighting to get police out of Winnipeg Schools"   (Nov 24, 2020) by Scott Neigh on Talking Radical Radio
VIDEO: "Covid, Capitalism & Ecology: A conversation with Mike Davis and Rob Wallace" (Oct 17, 2020) by Global Ecosocialist Network 
AUDIO: "Marx on Life After Capitalism" (Nov 29, 2016) from Against the Grain on KPFA radio. 

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SOLIDARITY WINNIPEG AUDIO

Check out our Soundcloud channel to listen to podcast episodes, discussion presentations, and other political audio.

https://soundcloud.com/solidarity-winnipeg-sw

COMMUNITY ORGANIZING AND SOCIAL MEDIA SPOTLIGHT


Police Free Schools Winnipeg: A group of teachers, parents, students, and community members for police-free Winnipeg schools.  
Website: www.policefreeschoolswpg.ca
FacebookTwitter, Instagram
 

WPG Police Cause Harm: A police abolitionist group fighting against the violence of the WPS.
#JusticeForEishia #JusticeForJason #JusticeForStewart
Email: wpgpolicecauseharm@gmail.com
Twitter, Instagram, Facebook.

Manitoba Energy Justice Coalition:  An organization involved in various campaigns for environmental justice.
Website: https://www.mbenergyjustice.org/.
FacebookTwitterInstagram
 

Communities Not Cuts Manitoba:  A coalition fighting provincial cuts in Manitoba while advocating for strong public services.
Website: https://www.cncmanitoba.ca.
Facebook, Twitter, Instagram
 

OUR PROJECT

We are a small group of ecosocialists working to lay the basis for a political organization that's active in workplace and community organizing.

Why is such an organization needed? Read this. 

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