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FROM THE HALIFAX PARTISAN:

In Defense of the Environment: What Is To Be Done

Capitalism has a long history of exploiting the natural environment in its ruthless pursuit of profit. Environmental “sacrificial zones” abound everywhere that natural resources have been available for the capitalist class to plunder, both here and abroad. And the Atlantic Provinces have not gotten off lightly, contrary to the rosy impression that our tourism industry likes to project.

Historically, we have witnessed the unchecked deforestation of public land in New Brunswick by private interests; the decimation of Newfoundland’s offshore cod stocks due to short-sighted greed and mismanagement; a mining industry which transformed Sydney, Cape Breton into a world-class environmental disaster

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The Revolutionary Student Movement is pleased to announce our Sixth Pan-Canadian Congress, to be held in Montreal on November 19 and 20, 2016!

We invite all interested people and organizations to attend, to help build the revolutionary movement among students!

Since our last Congress in Ottawa during the fall of 2015, the Revolutionary Student Movement (RSM) has continued to grow. Multiple new sections have opened across Canada: our expansion has been particularly notable in Western Canada and in the Maritimes. Our work as also developed: as part of our last Congress’ focus on consolidation and “digging-in”, nearly every section

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our comrade Nathalie Moreau. Brilliant and dedicated activist, Nathalie passed away on September 5 surrounded by her family, victim of an ovarian cancer that was diagnosed a little less than four years ago. Our solidarity first goes to her relatives, her partner, children, siblings and other family members, as well as her countless friends, work colleagues, to those valiant women with whom she shared a similar condition since 2012 and of course to her comrades, who all lose an irreplaceable companion, a friend and a combatant. Nathalie had

From the Redspark website:

With 35 people, the back room of Café Commune in Kreuzberg was filled up for our event about the Revolutionary Student Movement (RSM) in Canada.

Following an introduction by Jugendwiderstand, which stressed that universities (especially in Germany) are a hotbed for agents of imperialism with only a minority of proletarian students who nevertheless should be considered, organised and mobilised within the class struggle by revolutionaries, the visiting former member of the Revolutionary Student Movement from Canada began his presentation.

He explained the character, position, methods of work, evolution and perspectives of the RSM, which has become

On the eve of the opening of the “World” Social Forum to be held from August 9 to 14 in Montréal, we invite you to read and share the articles published in this special issue from the Aspects of India’s Economy journal. They were published in September 2003, a few months before the holding of the 4th edition of the WSF that happened in Mumbai. They present a sharp critique of the limitations of the WSF and the impasse in which it was—and still is—located, for refusing to support a global, militant and consequent opposition to the world imperialist system.

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Statement from supporters of the PCR-RCP in Ottawa:

Justice for Abdirahman Abdi!

Abdirahman Abdi, who was beaten brutally by Ottawa police on Sunday July 24, passed away from his injuries. We express our solidarity and rage with his family and friends.

It is impossible to separate this event from all the other killings, all the violence against the Black community perpetrated by police across the United States and Canada. Family members and neighbours of Abdirahman, many of whom witnessed his horrifying beating, emphasized themselves the question of racial profiling suffered by Blacks in Ottawa, in particular among the Somali community. In addition, they have pointed to his mental condition and the language

A series of government “blitz” investigations found that the vast majority of employers in Ontario are violating the Employment Standards Act. In 78% of the 304 workplaces investigated in January, workers were forced to work illegally long hours, were denied overtime and holiday pay, and went without vacations or “pay in lieu”. All of these represent exploitation of the workers – and an increase in profits for the owners – above and beyond what the state feebly lays out at the minimum acceptable conditions for employment.

An additional “blitz” was carried out to investigate temp agencies, who prey on the

On July 3, the annual Pride march in Toronto was the biggest yet. And there was something a bit different this year: Black Lives Matter injected politics in a real way to the march. While there are many who have tried to change in some ways the corporate and state influence over Pride, those who run it have tried to keep it a purely celebratory and de-politicized event. But Pride is Political. It was born out of struggle and must continue to push for social change.

This year, Black Lives Matter Toronto was the honorary guest of Pride, and they

The Revolutionary Workers’ Movement of Hamilton has launched a new initiative which aims to defend the direct, day-to-day interests of Hamilton’s workers. The Steel City Workers’ Defence Network will use solidarity and direct action to fight issues like wage-theft, unjust firings, sexual harassment, stealing tips, unpaid training, and others.

“The idea is this: there are far more of us workers than there are bosses. And so when we stand together, we have all the power,” said one of the organizers.

Revolutionary Workers’ Movement organizers will be putting up posters with details and contact information around Hamilton. They hope that disgruntled

‘Electoral Reform’ is the latest buzz word being thrown around by the media to distract the Canadian working class from the current recession and the uncertainty capitalism provides. Spearheaded by Liberal MP Maryam Monsef, this latest media campaign features headlines quoting Monsef describing the current first-past-the-post electoral system as being “antiquated” – in reality, what is antiquated is the entire economic system of capitalism and the current Canadian state which manages it.

Canada’s first-past-the-post electoral system is originally based on the system used by the United Kingdom and its former colonies. In this system, the candidate with the highest number