The Arsenal journal is available through the Maison Norman Bethune bookstore. To order copies (single or bulk), write to info@maisonnormanbethune.ca or call 514 563-1487. Update (2017/02/12): You can also order it through Kersplebedeb—a publisher and distributor of radical books and pamphlets.


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Foreword:

This year marks two anniversaries: the 150 year an-niversary of the founding of Canada and the 100 year anniversary of the October Revolution. Both are significant for the re-initiation of Arsenal––the theoretical journal of the Revolutionary Communist Party of Canada [PCR-RCP]––though for drastically different reasons.

The first anniversary, which the Canadian state will be

http://mer-rsm.ca/rsm-sudbury-targeted-by-police-repression/

(January 31st, 2017) Since the string of revolutionary street art began to appear around town on Monday of last week and the March Against School Closures on Tuesday January 24th, the police have intensified their attacks on the Sudbury chapter of the Revolutionary Student Movement (RSM-Sudbury).

A small group of RSM supporters were chased by unidentified men in the downtown core that Monday afternoon. The men pursued the supporters for several blocks, yelling that they believed our supporters were responsible for spray painting a building.

We saw a dramatically increased police presence at our demonstration against public school closures

http://mer-rsm.ca/sixth-pan-canadian-conference-callout-february-18th-19th/

As many comrades, supporters and organizers of the MER-RSM are aware, we unexpectedly had to push back our 6th Revolutionary Student Movement Conference. But we are back and will be hosting our 6th Congress on February 18th-19th 2017 in Ottawa!

With invitees from coast to coast, this is shaping up to be another historic leap forward in building the revolutionary movement in Canada! We will witness and shape the transformation of the political landscape of the country and forge ahead toward revolution!

Interested comrades are encouraged to register for participation either with their local MER-RSM Section or by contacting

Comrades, supporters, fellow travellers! The Red Flag editorial collective is looking for articles for a special issue on the rise of fascism in Canada. Although supporters and friends of the PCR-RCP have been talking about the rightward drift and resurgence of fascism for years—in various ways and in various articles—we feel that with the recent election of Trump, the most recognizable symptom of this trend, an issue of The Red Flag should be devoted to this phenomenon.

We are requesting that anyone interested in writing analysis, journalistic reports, reviews, interventions regarding this fascist resurgence send us their submissions as soon

10 Years, it’s ought to be celebrated!

On the occasion of its 10th Anniversary, the Montréal section of the Revolutionary Communist Party (PCR-RCP) will gather around sympathizers and friends.

A decade after its foundation, the PCR-RCP has become an unavoidable figure of the pancanadian militant landscape. Strong of its participation in various struggles and of the consolidation of its revolutionary strategy, the PCR-RCP wishes to share with you a wonderful evening to underline the proletariate’s advances here and elsewhere. This event will also be the opportunity for us to launch our May Day (International Workers’ Day) 2017 campaign.

Music and

Events
A single spark can start a prairie fire!

Revolutionary Communism goes west!

In late January, the Revolutionary Communist Party of Canada (PCR-RCP) will be hosting a series of events throughout Western Canada as part of our expansion into the prairie provinces!

“What is revolutionary communism? How can it help you turn the tables on your boss, your slumlord, the cops and other class enemies? What are revolutionary communists up to in Canada, from coast to coast, and around the world? What is the Maoist perspective on making revolution a reality?”

Join the Revolutionary Communist Party (PCR-RCP) for an informative presentation on these topics, and find out how to get involved! The talk

Partisan
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

http://mer-rsm.ca/sixth-pan-canadian-congress-of-the-revolutionary-student-movement/

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