Indigenous people confronting the police during one of the numerous demonstrations preceding the 2014 World Cup.

Currently and until mid-July, millions of people are watching the World Cup games in Brazil. In one of the most enthusiastic countries for soccer, there have been multiple protests, riots and strikes against the FIFA tournament.

FIFA is officially non-profit, but is generally understood to be a great machine of corruption that wastes public funds and gluts corporate partners, similar to how the IOC functions for the Olympics (which will also be held in Brazil in 2016). Various levels of government have spent around 15 billion dollars to build huge stadiums according to FIFA standards, but many of them will

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“No Matter Who Wins, the Working Class Loses”

On the Ontario Elections Boycott Campaign

The idea of boycotting the state is slowly becoming more popular, as demonstrated by the recent Ontario Provincial Elections. While there was some difficulty in the past in breaking from bourgeois legality—and those who argued for an organized electoral boycott so as to make an existing implicit boycott explicit were treated as heretics by those who were enamoured by “democracy”—these elections witnessed the participation of multiple groups throughout Ontario in a single boycott campaign: Sudbury, Kitchener-Waterloo, Peterborough, Guelph, Ottawa, London, Thunder Bay, Toronto. The Sudbury branch of the campaign even succeeded in gaining recognition from the mainstream media, its members

The PCR-RCP humbly announces the successful rallying of revolutionary organizers and activists of the East Indian Defence Committee and the Revolutionary Student Movement – Vancouver chapter after a weekend of intense discussion and debate on the revolutionary strategy we need for socialist revolution in Canada.

The holding of this 3rd Canadian Revolutionary Congress (CRC) in Vancouver on May 17th and 18th represents a watershed moment for our young Marxist-Leninist-Maoist party, especially as it resulted in the deployment of an RCP Organizing Committee on the west coast, which will undoubtedly strengthen the influence and work of the PCR-RCP sympathizers outside of

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100th Anniversary of the Komagata Maru “Incident”

A Fight Still to Finish

Some 376 passengers attempted to enter Canada on the Komagata Maru.

Mass Rally to Celebrate the 100th Anniversary of Komagata Maru

Sunday, July 27 at 2pm
at Robson Square, Vancouver

Organized by the Ghadar Party Centenary Celebrations Committee
Info: www.ghadarparty.com

Commemorative events are being held across the country on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of what official history describes as the “Komagata Maru incident,” named after the ship on which some 376 passengers from Punjab attempted to enter Canada, in defiance of the racist laws that prevented citizens of the then “British Raj” to immigrate here.

Despite the fact that, in 1913 alone, Canada had welcomed more than 400,000 newcomers

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BILL C-36 ON PROSTITUTION

No Solution in Bourgeois Society

Last December, the Supreme Court of Canada struck down sections of the Criminal Code relating to prostitution and gave the government one year to adopt a new provision that would be “valid” according to the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedom. Bill C-36, which is already at the second reading stage at the House of Commons, would criminalize johns and pimps, but also a part of street prostitution—in public spaces where minors may be present.

If the intention to decriminalize women involved in prostitution is good news, the fact that some will still be threatened with criminal charges is totally

Every year in Ottawa an anti-choice march is held in May to promote the criminalization of abortion, drawing in thousands of misogynists. This year, however, the Proletarian Feminist Front of Ottawa and its allies, including the Revolutionary Student Movement, decided to break with traditional sidewalk protesting and took to the streets to fight this gendered and anti-proletarian repression. Unwanted children, after all, force mothers into poverty.

When other feminists present saw that the anti-choice march had been successfully halted they began to follow the PFF’s lead and rally in the street. Eventually the anti-choice march was forced to divert its

When New Democratic Party leader Andrea Horwath announced her decision to trigger an election by opposing the recent budget tabled by Ontario’s governing Liberals, it was clear that the following six weeks were going to be painful to watch. The only noteworthy aspect of this campaign will be seeing whether Horwath, already running on politics and rhetoric to the right of the Liberals, will go the distance and start campaigning to the right of the Tories!

The working class has responded the way a person should when something irrelevant tries to get their attention: they’ve rolled their eyes and ignored

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MERGER OF THE CPI(MAOIST) AND THE CPI(ML)[Naxalbari]

An Important Step Forward for the People’s Revolution in India

On May 1st, 2014 the Indian working classes and peasantry, and the International Communist Movement, heard some welcome news. The Communist Party of India (Maoist) and the CPI(ML)[Naxalbari] had announced the merger of their respective organizations to form a unified Maoist party. For a number of years both parties hailed one another as revolutionary parties and worked together through the Coordination Committee of Maoist Parties in South-Asia (CCOMPOSA), which the CPI(ML)[Naxalbari] had helped form. Indeed, both organizations had also previously agreed to work together to oppose the war on the people of India, which currently is taking the form of

On May 9th, 2014, Dr. G.N. Saibaba, an English professor at Delhi University, was in his car returning home to eat lunch. Dr. Saibaba has been an anti-imperialist activist for a number of years and is the joint convenor of the Revolutionary Democratic Front. He has spoken at a number of different political forums around the world about the issues that affect the livelihoods of hundreds of millions of peasants and workers across India. Due to his active opposition to the neo-liberal agenda of the Indian state and its American and European overlords, the police has harassed Dr. Saibaba for

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After May Day 2014

Advance our Efforts Towards Revolutionary Struggle!

On May 1st, International Workers Day, millions of proletarians again took to the streets throughout the world to express their will to live in a world free from capitalist exploitation and oppression. This year’s May Day was also marked by the welcome announcement of the merger of the Communist Party of India (Maoist) and the CPI(ML)[Naxalbari], which is great news for the revolutionary masses in that country and for the International Communist Movement as a whole.

On the same day, a joint statement was issued by some 18 Maoist parties and organizations—including Canada’s Revolutionary Communist Party—calling for the construction of