When: Wed. March 4, 2015 – 5-6 pm
Where: Mexican Consulate, Montréal, 2055 Rue Peel, Suite 1000

You are invited to participate in a picket line Wednesday, March 4, 5-6 PM, to protest the forced disappearance and brutal assassination of Mexican activist, Gustavo Alejandro Saldado Delgado. It will be held in front of the Mexican Consulate in Montreal, 2055 Rue Peel, Suite 1000.

Gustavo was active in the struggle to demand justice for the 43 student teachers from Ayotzinapa, and was in the front lines of the struggle to defend the rights and welfare of the indigenous people and workers

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Austerity – The Desperate Reflex of Capitalism in Agony

Reject Austerity, Overthrow Capitalism!

By the Montreal Committee of the Parti Communiste Révolutionnaire – Revolutionary Communist Party.

It is Right to Rebel Against Austerity

The people’s demands are just and legitimate! In facing the general attacks by the bourgeoisie on the living, working, and learning conditions of the masses, the needs of the people must be promulgated and defended without concession. Currently, opposition against policies of austerity continues to grow. Broader sections of the population, coming from the proletariat and from the progressive ranks of the student movement, join together in opposing austerity. An important confrontation is in the making and that is where

This piece was written by a collective of writers who support the PCR-RCP Canada in response to a critique published by a supporter of the American Kasama Project organization, with the objective of clarifying the Party’s strategic line and deepening the discussion on what we think is the most important question the revolutionaries need to answer in the imperialist countries—that of the strategy we should uphold and apply for destroying the bourgeois state and establish workers’ power. Any comments could be sent to info@pcr-rcp.ca.

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First we should begin with some qualifications regarding our wariness in engaging with

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AGAINST AUSTERITY!

RSM Calls for a Pan-Canadian Day of Action

In mid-January, the Revolutionary Student Movement—a group of communist activists from about 15 campuses in Ontario, Québec, Manitoba and Saskatchewan—issued a bold call for a Pan-Canadian Day of Action on March 24, in solidarity with the Spring 2015 movement against austerity that is currently building in Québec. The call was heard in many places, where local mobilization committees were established. Students from the Downtown Campus of the University of Ontario Institute of Technology in Oshawa already voted in favour of a one-day strike, while the Trent Central Student Association in Peterborough decided to support RSM’s call.

The RSM expects that

The C-51 Bill tabled on January 30 by the Harper government is one more step in a long process of abandonment of the hypocritical corpus of “rights and freedoms” that once was the trademark of the Canadian state—a process launched after 9/11 and the “Global War on Terror” launched by US imperialism and its allies.

The Antiterrorist Act, 2015 grants special powers to the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) agents, who will now be authorized, with total impunity, to actively destabilize networks and organizations deemed dangerous, such as the RCMP cheerfully did in the 1960s and 1970s.

The Bill also

International Women’s Day will take place this year in a context marked by the deepening of imperialist wars, the rise of Islamophobia, and the generalization of anti-worker attacks. On all three fronts, women are the first victims.

The Partisan invites you to join the PCR-RCP and local Proletarian Feminist Front contingents in various activities, and in various cites, throughout the day.

TORONTO

For the entire day: Community Fair at Ryerson Student Centre, 55 Gould Street. Look for the table of the PFF-Toronto.

Demonstration starts at 1pm at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE), 252 Bloor Street West. The

Almost everything worth saying about the “I Am Charlie” campaign has already been said. Most of the left was united in its condemnation of a protest movement about free speech whose spokespeople were imperialists, some of whom suppress speech as part of business as usual. The usual points about imperialism producing these attacks, or the context of racism in France, were made by more than one organization and individual.

Now that everything has been said, the “I Am Charlie” campaign can be forgotten. It will remembered only as a clever hashtag in the way that similar campaigns, such as “Kony

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BRAZIL

Free the Political Prisoners!

The modern and neat image the Brazilian state wished to present last summer for the World Cup was severely undermined by the mobilization of hundreds of thousands of people, who claimed the streets and rebelled in all major cities where games were held. Unable to crush these demonstrations with their police bullies, the “leftist” government of Brazil resorted to its judiciary apparatus, making preventive arrests of dozens of activists of mass organizations in a series of raids coordinated the eve of the final game on July 12.

Twenty-three people were then charged for their alleged involvement in organizations that advocate

The Proletarian Feminist Front Toronto launched a monthly discussion series based in Toronto’s St James Town and Regent Park areas on January 31. This area has been and is still undergoing massive devastation from “revitalization” efforts to clean up the area. Proletarian people have been pushed onto the streets, relevant programming is disappearing, and housing is being demolished for condominiums and institutions that only serve the rich.

The discussion series focuses on the issues proletarian women and those of marginalized genders face not only in this particular community, but in Canada’s capitalist, settler-colonial, and imperialist context. As workers, we must

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SYRIZA’S VICTORY IN GREECE

Is This the End of Austerity?

The victory of the Coalition of the Radical Left (SYRIZA) in the parliamentary election of January 25 in Greece was greeted with joy, or at the very least enthusiasm, by many who oppose the austerity measures of the capitalist governments here in Canada. It is very likely that this enthusiasm will soon encounter disappointment, if not anger.

Greece is certainly one of the countries, if not THE country where the so-called “austerity measures” has been applied with more rigour since the 2008-2009 crisis. The masses have suffered on every front, while the country’s leaders applied, one after the other, all