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Roger Annis's blog

Roger Annis is a lifetime socialist and union member and activist. He began his political activism with the Young Socialists of the day while at university in Nova Scotia. Since then, he has lived in most regions of Canada, including in Montreal where he became fluent in French. He is a retired aerospace worker living in Vancouver. He writes regularly on topics of social justice, peace, and on issues concerning Haiti. His personal blog can be found at http://www.rogerannis.com/. He is a founding editor in October 2014 of [url=http://newcoldwar.org/]The New Cold War: Ukraine and beyond.[/url] In 2004, he helped to found the Canada Haiti Action Network and continues to co-edit its [url=http://www.canadahaitiaction.ca/]website.[/url]

Blog - Roger Annis's blog July 27
Roger Annis | 'The international left needs to rapidly mobilize in opposition to the war threat in eastern Europe and in solidarity with the people of southeast Ukraine'.
Blog - Roger Annis's blog July 25
Roger Annis | Backers in Canada of Ukraine's war in its eastern regions say the government is spending "all of our money" on the war and the money is running out.
Blog - Roger Annis's blog July 23
Roger Annis | A terrible humanitarian disaster is taking place in southeast Ukraine and it's not only the crash of a passenger aircraft.
Blog - Roger Annis's blog July 23
Roger Annis | Depictions of modern-day Russia in Europe and North America are ill-informed and are making reckless political adventures by western governments easier and more dangerous.
Blog - Roger Annis's blog July 21
Robert Parry | The avalanche of blame and speculation of what happened to bring down Flight MH17 is compromising getting at the truth and creating a highly dangerous and unstable situation in eastern Europe.
Blog - Roger Annis's blog July 19
Roger Annis | The search for truth in how Flight MH17 came down is out the window as pro-autonomy forces in eastern Ukraine or Russia are blamed and bombs fall on the summarily convicted.
Blog - Roger Annis's blog July 16
Roger Annis | More than 100 people from Ukraine, Crimea, Russia, eastern Europe and the West met at an anti-war conference in Yalta, Crimea on July 6, 7.
Blog - Roger Annis's blog July 14
Roger Annis | Vowing to kill "dozens or hundreds" for every Ukraine soldier who dies in eastern Ukraine, Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko has ordered shellling and air strikes of towns and cities.
Blog - Roger Annis's blog July 12
Roger Annis | The governing regime in Kyiv is taking its war against its citizenry deeper into eastern Ukraine. Russian President Vladimir Putin is welcomed on a state visit to Latin America.
Blog - Roger Annis's blog July 10
Roger Annis | The people of Crimea look across their border at the war being waged by the Kiev government against its own citizens and feel they've dodged more than a few bullets by opting out of Ukraine.
Blog - Roger Annis's blog July 8
Roger Annis | The signing of an economic association agreement of the government in Kyiv with the European Union on June 30 became the launching point of a new round of Kyiv's murderous war in the southeast.
Blog - Roger Annis's blog July 2
Roger Annis | The governing regime in Kyiv has ended a ten-day ceasefire and resumed its murderous war in eastern Ukraine.
Blog - Roger Annis's blog June 28
Tara Ehrcke | The B.C. government is ignoring Supreme Court rulings telling it to negotiate in good faith with teachers, including on class sizes. Instead, the strike it has provoked risks being drawn out.
Blog - Roger Annis's blog June 25
Roger Annis | Agreement on a ceasefire has been reached to last until June 27, Will the Ukraine gov't in Kyiv end its military offensive after that?
Blog - Roger Annis's blog June 24
Roger Annis | An out-of-control surge of oil train traffic in North America is a threat to communities and the planet.
Blog - Roger Annis's blog June 22
Roger Annis | Canada's mainstream media is reassuring us that the new, billionaire president of Ukraine is a man of peace. The war his regime is waging in eastern Ukraine proves the opposite.
Blog - Roger Annis's blog June 16
Vancouver Ecosocialist Group | Teachers across British Columbia begin a strike of the entire public education system.
Blog - Roger Annis's blog June 15
Roger Annis | ‘Stopping the war in Ukraine is the primary task for all democratic and left movements, regardless of differences on the complex political issues.’
Blog - Roger Annis's blog June 12
Vancouver Ecosocialist Group | Growing awareness and resistance to gas fracking follies in British Columbia is evidenced by a May 21 public forum attended by 250 people.
Blog - Roger Annis's blog June 11
Roger Annis | Bizarrely touted as a 'man of peace' by corporate media, new Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko is continuing the civil war course of his predecessor, with NATO countries firmly at his side.
Blog - Roger Annis's blog June 10
Roger Annis | An assembly of writers and activists in British Columbia say that gas fracking, pipelines and gas liquefaction plants are a dead-end path for B.C. and Canada.
Blog - Roger Annis's blog June 6
Roger Annis | An anti-austerity, popular rebellion is growing in the east of Ukraine, demanding democracy and autonomy. The regime in Kyiv is anwering with bombs and fascist-led militias.
Blog - Roger Annis's blog June 4
Roger Annis | Crude oil tranport by rail is undergoing massive expansion in North America as pipeline projects are stalled and few regulations limit rail.
Blog - Roger Annis's blog May 29
Vancouver Ecosocialist Group | A new maxim is taking root in the unions in Canada and internationally: 'There are no 'good jobs' on a dead planet'.
Blog - Roger Annis's blog May 28
Mike Treen | Strikes of fast food workers in the U.S. on May 15 for a $15 minimum wage were part of a deepening international campaign to improve conditions of fast food and service industry workers.
Blog - Roger Annis's blog May 24
Roger Annis | There's no evidence of widespread human rights violations against Tatars in Crimea. But suggestions of this fill mainstream media as the human rights violations in Ukraine are ignored or hushed up..
Blog - Roger Annis's blog May 17
Roger Annis | New facts on the rise of fascism in western Ukraine; new developments in the working class rebellion in the east.
Blog - Roger Annis's blog May 16
Roger Annis | With vital backing from Canada, the U.S. and Europe, the governing regime in Kyiv, Ukraine is on the offensive against a social rebellion in the east of the country.
Blog - Roger Annis's blog May 10
Roger Annis | The Liberal Party's tack to the left at outset of Ontario election is mostly for show, but where is the real left alternative?
Blog - Roger Annis's blog May 7
Roger Annis | New figures compiled by the RCMP show the number of murdered and missing Aboriginal women in Canada in the past 30 years is close to 1,200. The government has been saying it is half that number.