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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 May 6
Roger Annis | Factory workers and coal miners in eastern Ukraine are joining the struggle there for political autonomy and economic justice.
Blog - Roger Annis's blog May 5
Roger Annis | In its war on a popular revolution in the east, the governing regime in Kyiv is ceding Ukraine's sovereignty to fascist militias and the NATO military alliance.
Blog - Roger Annis's blog May 4
Roger Annis | Of her own upbringing by Anglican missionaries, Pilkington Garimara wrote, "We were told that our culture was evil and those that practised it were devil worshippers."
Blog - Roger Annis's blog May 1
Roger Annis | Anther oil train crash, this time in a region plagued by oil train traffic increase and a history of chemical industry disasters.
Blog - Roger Annis's blog April 29
Roger Annis | Most major media is now marching in lock-step with NATO governments, who say eastern Ukraine is undergoing 'aggression' from Russia and 'pro-Russia separatists'. Not so.
Blog - Roger Annis's blog April 29
Roger Annis | Governments in the U.S. and Canada are dithering with promises of oil train safety as the volumes surge, ignoring the warnings of climate scientists to cut fossil fuel use.
Blog - Roger Annis's blog April 27
Roger Annis | Visiting Asia, President Obama issues new threats of sanctions against Russia. Chances of wooing China seem dubious.
Blog - Roger Annis's blog April 23
Roger Annis | Dana Hibbard explains how conservationists in northwest B.C. are fighting to preserve the Sacred Headwaters region from destructive mining and gas fracking plans.
Blog - Roger Annis's blog April 19
Roger Annis | Laureen Harper's outburst in Toronto is a disturbing reminder of her party's massive failure to safeguard Indigenous women.
Blog - Roger Annis's blog April 16
Roger Annis | Pro-Russia sentiment in eastern Ukraine, no doubt with chauvinist overtones, is mixed with opposition to the austerity, anti-people policies that Europe and the U.S. want to impose.
Blog - Roger Annis's blog March 31
Roger Annis | The U.S. and Russia are holding intense discussions to resolve their conflict over Crimea and Ukraine while Stephen Harper plugs for a new Cold War to boost petro ambitions.
Blog - Roger Annis's blog March 21
Roger Annis | A speaking tour in B.C. by ecosocialist writer Richard Smith will look at the systemic roots of the climate change crisis.
Blog - Roger Annis's blog March 21
Roger Annis | B.C. Federation of Labour calls emergency rally for noon, March 21, to defend the bargaining rights of striking truckers.
Blog - Roger Annis's blog March 19
Roger Annis | Government response to lawsuit over 2005 changes to compensation paid to injured veterans widens the gulf between the two sides.
Blog - Roger Annis's blog March 18
Roger Annis | With its war mission returning from Afghanistan and ten years after the coup d'etat in Haiti it helped orchestrate, the Canadian government postures as a champion of democracy in Ukraine.
Blog - Roger Annis's blog March 12
Roger Annis | Quebec's minority Parti Québécois government launched the election campaign with a one-two right-wing punch.
Blog - Roger Annis's blog March 9
Roger Annis | Members of an international solidarity delegation headed to Gaza through Egypt to mark International Women's Day are assaulted and deported by authorities. Canada supports the governing regime.
Blog - Roger Annis's blog March 2
Roger Annis | Rightists and the big western powers have turned the 'Euromaidan' protest movement in Ukraine to their advantage. The movement is protesting authoritarian government and harsh economic policies.
Blog - Roger Annis's blog February 28
Roger Annis | Demonstrations and rallies took place in some 30 countries around the world on February 27, 2014.
Blog - Roger Annis's blog February 28
Roger Annis | Where is the environment movement to turn when traditional political expression fails to stand up to the fossil fuel industry juggernaut?
Blog - Roger Annis's blog February 28
Federico Fuentes | Australia Venezuela solidarity veteran discusses the meaning of the recent turmoil in Venezuela.
Blog - Roger Annis's blog February 14
Roger Annis | A downright explosive section of a BC Supreme Court ruling says the Liberal government of Premier Christy Clark conspired to provoke a teachers strike in 2012.
Blog - Roger Annis's blog February 13
Roger Annis | Winter storms in Britain and North America are being caused by changes and intensification of the hemispheric jet stream. Researchers are getting closer to finding out the role of global warming.
Blog - Roger Annis's blog February 6
Roger Annis | The Ontario government's move towards a provincial pension plan may not be as appealing as it sounds and is no substitute for the CPP improvements that Harper/Flaherty are refusing.
Blog - Roger Annis's blog February 5
Roger Annis | The anti-gas fracking struggle in New Brunswick has won continent-wide support. Two activists in the movement are speaking about it in cities and First Nations territories across Canada.
Blog - Roger Annis's blog January 29
Roger Annis | TransCanada PipeLines wants to build Keystone XL and Energy East. Its safety record is questioned following the rupture of its gas pipeline in Manitoba.
Blog - Roger Annis's blog January 16
Roger Annis | B.C.'s Criminal Justice Branch says it won't prosecute a sawmill company for a fire that killed two workers and injured many more.
Blog - Roger Annis's blog January 14
Roger Annis | North America's frenzied oil-by-rail industry began the new year in the same way it ended the old one -- with a spectacular derailment and fire of oil train cars on the outskirts of a small community.
Blog - Roger Annis's blog January 7
Roger Annis | The brother of a detained Canadian wants the Canadian government to show more concern.
Blog - Roger Annis's blog January 7
Roger Annis | Newfoundland has been slammed by winter weather events exposing the frailty of its energy supply grid and the folly of the principles on which it was built and is set to further expand.

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