Partisan №59

Modi Go Back!

Although representatives of the Canadian state like to condemn “Islamo-fascism” whenever it is convenient (as with the recent hoopla over the Charlie Hebdo shootings), the truth is that it really has no problem with real world fascism if and when it is aligned with the imperialist camp. A perfect example of this is Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s official visit to Canada on April 15-16, as the last stop in three state visit (the first and second being to France and Germany, respectively), where the Conservative regime, along with the Liberals and “social democrat” NDP, will be in attendance to

Partisan №59

The World Needs Socialism! Socialism Requires Revolution! The Revolution Needs Us!

This year, International Workers’ Day will take place in a context of crisis where we are facing attacks on all fronts. Across the country, the governments that are run by and for the rich are escalating their attacks against the proletarian and popular masses. This results in cuts in public services, increases of all kind of fees, restrictions in EI and welfare, and systematic pressures on our wages, pensions and working conditions.

In their insatiable quest to maximize profits, the capitalists and their state crush everything that stands in their way; they no longer have the luxury of preserving the

Partisan №59

Rank-and-File Push Struggle Forward Despite Binding Arbitration

On Thursday, March 26, as rank-and-file members pushed through last minute preparations for an historic 10km CUPE 3902/3903 joint march from York University to the University of Toronto, CUPE 3902 voted in favour of binding arbitration and an immediate end to the strike. The 3902 Bargaining Team recommended binding arbitration to the membership after yet another rejected offer and a desperate plea from the Employer to get back to work in time for finals and end-of-term marking. CUPE 3902 & 3903 represent contract academic staff from Toronto’s two main universities, including teaching assistants, contract faculty, graduate assistants and research assistants.

Activists from the Revolutionary Student Movement (MER-RSM) are at the heart of the battles that are happening these days on various campuses across the country.

On March 24, following a call from the RSM, actions took place in some 15 cities and 7 provinces. The #redspring2015 Day of Action happened at the same time that thousands of Québec students were entering into a massive struggle against the austerity measures imposed by the bourgeois state.

In Montréal, more than 10,000 people took part in the first of a series of “night demonstrations,” the event being called by the RSM. In Québec

Since its inception the Partisan has served as a free newspaper intended to popularize a general revolutionary communist narrative and, in doing so, pull activists and organizers into the sphere of a broad communist movement. Although it has accomplished some of its aims––consolidating various activists into mass organizations, providing free anti-capitalist news, and placing activists in contact with the people while disseminating the paper––it has also, in its current incarnation, reached the limits of its possibilities.

Overproduction of papers, a failure to develop more activists after a certain point, the limit of how far a small paper funded by a


Modi Go Back!

Event organized by the International Campaign Against the War on the People of India (ICAWPI) Toronto. The PCR-RCP Information Bureau urges progressive and anti-imperialist people and organizations to join and condemn Modi’s visit and its accomplice from the Canadian state.

Narendra Modi has been on a world tour promoting India as a paradise for global capitalism; with free trade agreements, nuclear deals, and auctioning-off of the country’s land, minerals, and cheap labour. Called “the next Ronald Reagan for the world” by U.S. Republicans, he will be visiting Canada from April 14th to 16th with stops in Ottawa, Toronto and

The next edition of the Partisan newspaper (No. 59) will be issued on Tuesday, April 14th. There you’ll find all the details of the various actions that are planned for International Workers Day on May 1st and the call from the PCR-RCP Canada for a Red May First for Socialism and Revolution. Drop a note at to order your copies!

Montréal | Saturday March 28 | 3:30pm

Solidarity! Against Islamophobia

Islamophobia is not imaginary. It is waged in the media, and a veritable witch hunt is underway against the Muslim community.

On social networks and public forums, we hear countless accusations, racist shortcuts (veil / Muslim = terrorist), and incitements to hatred. A judge even refused to hear the case of a woman because she was wearing a veil.

In this fertile ground for Islamophobic and racist ideas, a small group in Québec decided to take up the banner of PEGIDA, borrowed from a right-wing organization in Europe. PEGIDA sows fear of “the other,” intolerance and lies, claiming that Europe

Various actions will happen in at least 15 cities and 7 provinces this coming Tuesday, March 24, following the call made a few weeks ago by the Revolutionary Student Movement (MER-RSM). The #redspring2015 Day of Action will take place at the same time that thousands of Québec students are entering in a massive struggle against the austerity measures imposed by the bourgeois state. It is also part of a growing movement in the other provinces that aims to radically change the current student movement to ensure that students from proletarian background will lead it.

Right now, actions are already planned

We got this communique from political prisoniers in Morrocco who are on the eve to begin a hunger strike. We call democratic and progressive people and organizations to take any initiative to support these comrades.
– The Political Information Bureau

Communicated to the national and international opinion, indefinite hunger strike conducted by the groups of political prisoners Aziz Elkhalfawi and Aziz Elbour, in local prisons Boulmharez and Oudaia Marrakech

We continue our struggle in local prisons Boulmharez and Oudaia Marrakech against catastrophic realities in which we live and to face the systematic refusal of the prison administration to meet our