Comrades from the PCR-RCP and revolutionary activists from Western Canada will soon converge at the 3rd Canadian Revolutionary Congress in Vancouver. They will share their evaluations of the international and national situation, discussing the prospects for a new wave of revolutionary struggle that could unite the proletarian movement for socialist revolution and the indigenous struggle for national liberation.

In preparation for this event, the PCR-RCP Political Information Bureau has issued an orientation paper, available at www.pcr-rcp.ca.

The Partisan will report on the results of the conference and the discussions that will happen at this important event.

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MAY FIRST, INTERNATIONAL WORKERS DAY

Make the Streets Ring with the Sound of Revolution!

This year, once again, millions of proletarians will take to the streets on May 1st. Around the world, May 1st is an opportunity for the exploited and oppressed to gather and express their determination to fight for liberation and to end a system that only creates misery, wars and destruction.

In Canada, despite the deceptive speeches of governments, the crisis is hitting us hard. Massive job losses in several industrial sectors, job cuts in federal public service, the ransacking of Employment Insurance, fee increases of basic services, the growth of precarious jobs: workers suffer daily from capitalist pressures, with their

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University of Ottawa

MRA Chauvinists Whine About Their Liberal Rights

Ever since the feminist movement in North America was successful in gaining a certain level of political equality for women, there have been those who have experienced this marginal loss of male privilege as traumatic. Falsely interpreting this loss of privilege as “oppression,” and desiring a return to the “good old days” of patriarchy, these conservatives have argued that feminism has “gone too far,” that “misandry” has replaced misogyny––it is men and not women, these Men’s Rights Activists (MRAs) claim, who are the victims!

At the University of Ottawa on March 28, one such MRA group, the Canadian Association for

The populist regime led by Ollanta Humala in Peru—that some opportunists used to consider as “progressive”—once again demonstrated its fascist nature on April 10 by arresting 28 people associated with the Movement for Amnesty and Fundamental Rights (Movadef), a political organization set up in 2009 by former supporters of the Communist Party of Peru (PCP).

Among the arrested are the two main leaders of Movadef, lawyers Manuel Fajardo and Alfredo Crespo. At one time or another in their career, both did legal representation for the historical leader of the PCP, Abimael Guzmán, who was captured and sentenced to life in

On March 22nd, in both Toronto and Brampton, the Toronto chapter of the International Campaign Against the War on the People in India (ICAWPI) held two screenings of noted Indian documentary-filmmaker Sanjay Kak’s latest documentary, Red Ant Dream. Sanjay Kak was present and conducted engaging question and answer periods with both audiences.

Red Ant Dream and ICAWPI are in fundamental agreement with the words of Shaheed Bhagat Singh, the 24-year old Indian communist and freedom fighter who was hung by the British colonialists: “Let us declare that the state of war does exist and shall exist.” Indeed, the war against the

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In the aftermath of the election of the liberals in Québec

Fighting Together, Mobilizing & Organizing is the Only Alternative

The expected victory of the Liberal Party and the deserved defeat of the Parti Québécois on the April 7 election in Québec opened the way for the continuation of the same old politics that has lasted in the province since the 1960s “Quiet Revolution.” In fact, since 1970, the Liberals and the PQ succeeded at being the heads of the state (for 24 years for the first and 20 years for the latter) without any significant rupture in the basic orientations of the Québec government. It is no exaggeration to speak of a “single-party system” consisting of two interchangeable wings,

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From a reader

Propagating Communism is a Good Idea!

Greetings,

I am a 24-year-old woman who is studying political science at the University of Montréal. It is only a few years ago when I was at college that I realized how naive I was in thinking that the system worked, that it was globally fair, that wealth was at least partly redistributed in Canada and the USA, that rights and freedoms were guaranteed and so on. I have long believed that capitalism was benefiting the world; for me, it was better to be paid $0.05 for assembling a sweater than to have no salary at all. It was only

Once again choosing to seize the time, the Revolutionary Student Movement (RSM) held the 3rd Conference of Revolutionary Youth and Students on March 1-2. Hosted this time in Montréal, the Conference brought together communist and revolutionary organizers from Québec, British Columbia and Ontario.

In a day-long plenary session characterized by thoughtful analysis of the conditions facing proletarian students in their struggle to overcome capitalism, attendees came together as comrades to develop a plan to truly found the Revolutionary Student Movement as a pan-Canadian organization capable of mounting a serious challenge to the bourgeoisie and its state. Assigning responsibility for the

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Upcoming Toronto Elections

Repetition as farce?

The announcement that Olivia Chow will run against Rob Ford in the upcoming Toronto municipal election reconfirms the spectacle of the electoral system. The recent scandals experienced by the Ford administration are such that, in the minds of those outside of “the Ford Nation,” Chow will serve as the magical pill to cure Toronto’s illness. This illness is seen as corruption––Ford’s improper use of municipal money, the revelation of his crack abuse, the rumours of illegal electoral behaviour––and the cure is the return to honest and sober governance.

Years ago, David Miller ran for Toronto mayor on the platform of

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Towards the 3rd Canadian Revolutionary Congress

The Struggle for National Liberation of Indigenous Peoples is Central to the Revolution

The liberation struggle of indigenous peoples is at the heart of the fight against capitalism and the imperialist bourgeoisie in Canada. For any organization or activist who wants to end capitalism, this question should be central in the theory and practice of class struggle.

Canada was founded on oppression, theft and the genocide of indigenous peoples. This phenomenon played a fundamental role in the process of the accumulation of capital and the development of a Euro-Canadian imperialist bourgeoisie. Indigenous nations must be seen as “internal colonies” in the sense that they serve the same role for the Canadian bourgeoisie that