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.
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 …
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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First we should begin with some qualifications regarding our wariness in engaging with …
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 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.
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.
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 …