Last Sunday, around 3,000 people took part in a demonstration asking Quebecers to vote on October 14th to roadblock Stephen Harper’s Conservatives from continuing their control over the government. Among the demonstrators were several notable figures in Canadian politics: Pablo Rodriguez, Liberal Party representative, and Bloc Quebecois leader Gilles Duceppe. Standing by their side were several “Communists”, “Marxist-Leninists” and other self-proclaimed “revolutionaries”, including Trotskyist Joe Young, who reportedly was wearing the ugliest tie at the event.

After the announcement for the demonstration was made last month, the Revolutionary Communist Party immediately announced that it would not be participating. Our

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AFGHANISTAN

The Little War That Couldn’t

His assessment about the Afghanistan occupation – “We’re not going to win this war” – is perhaps the most direct opinion of the situation we have heard coming out of the military circles of those nations involved in the conflict, but it is certainly not the first, nor will it be the last. And while it is also perhaps the most accurate, it yet again fails to realize just why the mission will fail, and why it that failure was inevitable. But regardless of the reasoning behind it, the fact remains that the Taliban is regaining strength and momentum at

No surprises here — Prime Minister Harper has called for a general federal election, to take place this upcoming October 14th. For the next few long, arduous weeks, we’ll be forced to listen to the freak show yet again, and watch the ridiculous acts they put on to try and gain our votes.

The circumstances under which the elections were called say a lot about the futile character of bourgeois parliamentarism. All summer long, the opposition parties, led by the Liberals, made claims about their ability to defeat the minority government of Stephen Harper and provoke elections at

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MONTREAL-NORTH

Justified revolt against Injustice

There’s no two ways around it: last Sunday’s spontaneous riot in Montreal North neighbourhood was completely justified.

Mao Zedong wrote decades ago, during the era of the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution in China, that the stance of Communists during these times of social upheaval and civil unrest should be clear-cut and decisive; in his mind, these spontaneous movements “express your wrath against and your denunciation of the landlord class, the bourgeoisie, the imperialists, the revisionists and their running dogs, all of whom exploit and oppress the workers, peasants, revolutionary intellectuals and revolutionary parties and groups”. He added that those upheavals

As footage of Tibetan and Chinese police and security forces using excessive force and violence against protesters in Tibet have sparked worldwide attention, it seems our own police forces have been taking discreet lessons from their Chinese counterparts, judging from the events that occurred at the annual May 1st International Worker’s Day demonstration, in Hochelaga-Maisonneuve district.

The demonstration, which drew in as many as 800 people including some from Sherbrooke City, Drummondville, Trois-Rivières, Valleyfield, Sainte-Thérèse and Ottawa-Gatineau, was the culmination of efforts of nearly twenty community groups, popular fronts and other leftist organizations, including the Revolutionary Communist Party, Anarkhia,

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REVOLUTIONARY DEMONSTRATION FOR MAY 1st

One and all to Montreal

Next May 1st at 6:30PM, those who have had enough of capitalism, exploitation and oppression will beat the streets in the Hochelaga-Maisonneuve neighbourhood in Montréal, one of the poorest in Québec. Those who wish to see this rotten system transformed have no better day to do so, the day that symbolizes international solidarity between working-class people, employed and unemployed, immigrants and youth, and all of the exploited.

The Revolutionary Communist Party (RCP) supports and will take part in this initiative, which groups together a variety of different popular and political organizations (see the list below) as well as individuals

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Another budget to serve Capitalism

As politicians jousted and journalists’ cameras flashed on Parliament Hill and the pathetic spectacle of the “Leader of the Opposition” Stéphane Dion found new cause to embrace his Conservative “opponents,” the budget passed last Tuesday by Finance Minister Jim Flaherty was anything but spectacular. As usual, it’s up to the government to help the Canadian capitalists increase profits, while strengthening the repressive functions of the State apparatus.

According to some critics, the most substantial crime of this budget is its total lack of addressing the hardships being faced by Canadian workers. It does nothing but throw a few bread crumbs

We received the following communiqué several weeks ago. The lawyer’s office that represents the victims of police brutality pointed to in this letter is still looking for looking for them.

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Hello,

We are presently trying to find all the people who were arrested, detained or present during the encirclement by the Montréal police force on April 26th, 2002 around 5: 45 – 6:00 p.m. near the northwest exit of Dorchester Square at the corner of Peel and Square Dorchester in Montréal. For those who don’t remember, it was a protest to denounce the policies of the labour ministers of

Over two years ago, on February 28th 2006, the first tents were erected in a construction site in a small town called Caledonia. From that day onwards, local Natives, upset at plans by Henco Industries to build on their land, have faced institutionalized discrimination from the government, public discrimination from their fellow Canadians, and attacks, verbal and physical, from both police and white supremacists—and yet, they’re still there.

Since the 1990 “Oka Crisis,” there have been several instances of Natives stepping up to defend their rights, their self-determination and their respect, but most have largely gone unnoticed by the mainstream

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RED ALERT IN NEPAL

Support our class brothers and sisters in South Asia

Throughout the last few weeks, important developments have arisen in Nepal and other parts of South Asia. The elections to form the Constituent Assembly, which aims to abolish the reactionary monarchy in accordance with the agreement between the Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) and the Seven- Party Alliance (SPA), is fast approaching, scheduled for the 10th of April. But some SPA members are conspiring with imperialist and external forces in order to prevent the victory of the people’s revolution.

It is urgent, therefore, that anti-imperialist and revolutionary activists, and all who wish to see an end to reaction throughout the