Montreal’s Anti-Capitalist Convergence (CLAC-Montréal) invites you to an afternoon of skill sharing on the theme of resistance to repression Sunday, November 30, 2014 from 12:30 to 17h on the 7th floor of the Henry F. Hall Building of Concordia University (1455 boul. De Maisonneuve West, Metro Guy-Concordia).

2014 was a year of persistence in the face of repression. The protest on March 15th was repressed in its early stages, and that of May 1st was violently attacked. In 2014, Montreal was rated the second city in the world in terms of the number of arrests on May 1st.

New ideas

After making its decision in secret, the Canadian government has declared war on the organization called the “Islamic State” (IS), first in Iraq and then possibly in Syria. Posing as a “great defender of democracy and freedom,” Stephen Harper announced a six-month operation involving 600 troops, ships and planes to bomb the areas controlled by the sectarian organization whose territory extended rapidly since June.

The cost of this operation, based on the one conducted three years ago in Libya, could amount to more than $500 million. In a shorter period of time, the Canadian assault on Libya cost around $350

In the two years since the inaugural Conference of Revolutionary Youth and Students, held in December 2012 in Toronto, the Revolutionary Student Movement has made leaps and bounds in its development, reshaping the terrain of the student movement in Canada by building a viable revolutionary force which is advancing class struggle on campuses. Growing from a small collection of more-or-less affiliated local groups in Toronto, Montréal, Ottawa and Québec City, the Revolutionary Student Movement has grown into an organization with presence in 10 cities and an ever-deepening unity on the pressing political and strategic questions facing the revolutionary movement today:

Partisan №56
Mayoral Election Farce Is Going On

PRAC Toronto Calls for a Boycott

At the beginning of the election, with Rob Ford embroiled in scandal, it appeared as though the bourgeoisie had picked Olivia Chow as their mayoral candidate. An article in The Globe and Mail on May 23, entitled “The NDPer in Pinstripes?”, described the concentrated efforts to appeal to Bay Street and Yorkville elite. Big capitalists such Margaret McCain, the heiress to the McCain foods fortune and Richard Peddie, former CEO of Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment, were brought on board as co-chairs to the campaign in what a Chow spokesperson described as “sort of our nod to the business community and to

(Ed.)—We received this contribution from a supporter in response to the article published in the previous issue (55) of the Partisan newspaper about the struggle of city workers against the Québec government’s Bill 3 that attacks their pension plans:

The debate is raging in Québec, as in many industrialized countries, on the future of the pension plans, especially of state employees.

Not only does the state want to raise the employee contribution—while reducing its own—and question the indexation of future pensions, it also challenges past collective agreements and even wishes to cut the pensions currently paid to retired employees.

In

Repairs to the Jacques-Cartier Street in Pointe-Gatineau caused unexpected resistance from indigenous people from various communities. Following the discovery of millenary artifacts on the site located at the confluence of the Ottawa River and the Gatineau River, the City of Gatineau has not seen fit to inform the indigenous representatives from the area, nor the population at large. However, the information was leaked and led to public protests, forcing the city to allow archaeological excavations on a site of 40 square feet. Conducted over a period of only five days, they uncovered more than 20,000 items from 3,000 to 6,000

Events
PUBLIC EVENT IN TORONTO

India: Genocide, Fascism and Resistance

Monday, October 27th at 6pm
Overgrad Cafe – Ross Building South (Rm 167)
York University, Toronto

Come out for an open discussion on the situation in India, where for the past five years the government has been waging all-out war on its population; murdering, raping and detaining tens of thousands of activists, militants and civilians in an attempt to crush increasingly popular resistance movements. This brutal crackdown, named “Operation Greenhunt,” receives financial and military support from the U.S., Israel and increasingly Canada.

Presentations will focus on the intensification of this repression under the new Hindu-Fascist Modi government and on other

Events
Presentation & Discussion:

Why We Need Proletarian Feminism!

Come join us in a presentation and discussion on “Why we need Proletarian Feminism!”

Saturday, October 25th at 4pm
St. Luke’s United Church
353 Sherbourne Street, Toronto

As part of the ongoing work of the Proletarian Feminist Front-Toronto, we are holding a discussion on what we mean by “proletarian feminism” and the urgency of developing a combative, revolutionary movement that simultaneously fights oppression against women and marginalized genders, while contributing to the growing revolutionary communist movement in Canada. We acknowledge that capitalism will allow for the advancement of women and marginalized genders by altering the normative nuclear family structure where

Saturday, November 8 at 2pm
Bloor/Gladstone Library
1101 Bloor St. West, Toronto

Capitalism is in Crisis. Governments around the world are ruthlessly imposing austerity measures on us, the everyday people. This is an attack on our already deteriorating quality of life, our incomes and our social security! Conditions of poverty are worsening for the everyday people, while those in government and the rich continue to enjoy their increasing wealth. Oppressed people all over are coming together to defend themselves and to fight back against these attacks on their livelihood.

This state of affairs is undoubtedly connected to the workings of

The next edition of the Partisan newspaper (No. 56) will be issued on October 17th (instead of October 10th as previously announced). Drop a note at partisan@pcr-rcp.ca to order your copies!