People's War Digest №4
End the Indian Act, Once and for All!

Can “Red Power” exist in Canada?

– This essay was first published in Arsenal magazine, No. 8, Summer 2008. –

It’s strange in an advanced capitalist society for one piece of legislation to have as much influence on a person—or rather, on a whole people—as the Indian Act does on the First Nations, Inuit and Metis people in Canada. Concentrating various aspects of the national oppression these peoples are subject to, the Indian Act lays out the legal foundations of the ‘colonized’ status imposed upon the indigenous nations. Here, a ministry which is part of a foreign nation-state—in this case, the Canadian Ministry of Indian Affairs

People's War Digest №3
2006 Canadian Revolutionary Congress Document

The Canadian Proletariat and the World Situation: How We Intend to Fight

  1. The Initiative the Canadian Proletariat Needs!
  2. To See From Below or From Above?
  3. The Burning Fires
  4. The Necessity of Unifying a Revolutionary Movement
  5. The Struggle of the Proletariat in Canada
  6. Why Is It Right to Constitute the Revolutionary Communist Party Now
  7. What We Have… and What Do We Want!
  8. Notes

The Initiative the Canadian Proletariat Needs!

A period of crisis of an extraordinary scale is at hand. The first signs of crisis have been accumulating for years all across the globe and continue to appear month after month, day after day, without end.

This period of crisis will be the

First published in Arsenal magazine, No. 5, May 2005. Arsenal is the voice of the RCP(OC).

“Policy is the starting-point of all the practical actions of a revolutionary party and manifests itself in the process and the end-result of that party’s actions. A revolutionary party is carrying out a policy whenever it takes any action. If it is not carrying out a correct policy, it is carrying out a wrong policy; if it is not carrying out a given policy consciously, it is doing so blindly. What we call experience is the process and the end-result of carrying out a

People's War Digest №2
THE CANADIAN BOURGEOIS DEMOCRACY: A SINGLE PARTY SYSTEM

To boycott is to fight!

Translated from Le Drapeau Rouge No. 49, published before the 2004 federal elections.

On many walls and posts through proletarian neighbourhoods, we can read since a few days, handwritten or printed on modest posters, in the spirit of the activist tradition, three clear words, simple and obvious, precise and percussive like a shout: BOYCOTT THE ELECTIONS!

Not misleading words. Not confusing words. Not these usual hesitant words, weak and resigned, which form the same sentences-hollow or with double meanings-that had been pronounced for a century by hostile or manipulative mouths. No! Words that are unlike bourgeois discourse and don’t convey

People's War Digest №2
THE ABORIGINAL PEOPLES AND THE NORTH:

We must overthrow imperialist domination!

Translated from Arsenal magazine, No. 3, June 2004. Arsenal is the voice of the RCP(OC).

The Europeans arrive to seize the territory! To “liberate it” from the obstacles which resulted from its occupancy by the First Nations, and from the modes of existence (scale of production, social relationship and political powers) that they had established. On the basis of primitive accumulation (at the same time violent, and falsely legal e.g. the policy of treaties), the Europeans set up a nation – Canada – which would be synchronized perfectly with the development of capitalism, the constitution of a bourgeoisie, possibly rich,

People's War Digest №2
Don Quijote Battles the Windmills

The myth of self-management

Translated from RCP(OC)’s Arsenal magazine, No. 2, March 2004.

The majority of men and women are forced to live under capitalism. Because of an unfavorable strength balance under capitalism, the proletariat is forced to consider its liberation only through its immediate living conditions. To say the least, the proletariat is the prisoner of a system which leaves it very few occasions of escaping.

Doing away with capitalism is the main task of the proletariat. But to eliminate a system so powerful that it will relentlessly defend itself and will not let the exploited organize, more than good intentions are needed:

This article was first published in the Revolutionary Worker (August 17, 1997), and has been written by Bob Avakian, Chairman of the Revolutionary Communist Party, USA as part of a series highlighting the basic differences between Maoism and anarchism. The whole series can be access on the Revolution Website (www.revcom.us) under the Bob Avakian tab.

First of all, one important aspect of this question of MLM vs. anarchism is the point that Lenin made in his time about the growth of various trends similar to anarchism, various radical trends that are different from and in some important ways opposed to

People's War Digest №2

Maoism today

Translated from Le Drapeau Rouge No. 57, June-July 2005.

In 1984, while a group of communist organizations dared to recognize the loss of socialist China and decided to resist the treason and demoralization of the communist movement by creating the Revolutionary Internationalist Movement(RIM), capitalism was apparently triumphing. Its ideologists even proclaimed the “death of communism” and even the “end of history”, when the USSR and the Berlin Wall both collapsed. Twenty years later, imperialism is hopelessly trying – by the repressive and devastating force of its armies – to maintain an unjust world and the dictatorship of the rich causing

7 February 2005. A World to Win News Service. People were still arriving at around midday at the Youth Centre in Frankfurt on 15 January, some having travelled great distances from around Europe, to celebrate the 20thanniversary of the founding of the Revolutionary Internationalist Movement. There was expectation in the air as the crowd milling around the literature tables greeted each other and exchanged news of recent developments, while others browsed through books, magazines, audio and video cassettes, posters and other material put out by the various revolutionary organizations. While predominantly made up of revolutionary-minded people and political activists from

People's War Digest №2
LETTER

Revolution, the only solution

It is the late spring of 2005. The established global capitalist powers are utilizing all of their energy to maintain the façade of control. However, in trouble spots such as Iraq, Palestine and Chechnya, civil war is waged in the open. Other countries are plagued with insurgency and wobble on the brink of war. Although these conflicts are presented under the banner of “the war on terror” and as religiously based, historically war, in its most basic form, is waged due to dissatisfaction with the inequitable division of wealth. The contemporary situation is worsened by environment conditions. What is abundantly

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