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Govindan Kutty is finally released

After nearly two months in prison, the chief editor of the Indian magazine People’s March has finally been released after paying a $US 2,500 bail, following accusations from the socalled “communist” authorities of Kerala state that he played a role in “insurrectional activities.” This also comes after the 68-year old journalist’s hunger strike to protest his detention shortly after his arrest. The People’s March magazine is published legally in India, and presents itself as the “voice of the revolution.” The allegations made against Govindan Kutty have no serious legal basis; it was motivated by the need to silence a voice

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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

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At Least the PQ Shows Its True Colours!

With her proposed Québécois Identity Bill, the new Parti Québécois leader Pauline Marois has shown that there is no limit to how low she will stoop to get back in power—even hunting for support on the ADQ’s terrain and leaping into racist and xenophobic manure. After several days of debate in which she did her best to defend her infamous Bill, the Lady of Île Bizard1 once again tried to justify herself during the November 4 PQ commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the death of its former leader René Lévesque.

Sharing the stage with a follower of

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Let’s unite against this racist system

In face of such incredible stupidities that were said at and following the Bouchard-Taylor commission on reasonable accommodations, the famous “Salut à toi” (“Welcome to you”) song by the French band Bérurier Noir has never seemed more relevant. Its message is one that all of us in the RCP would like to take up and pass along to all immigrants, recently arrived or not, to all refugees from all countries, and especially from countries oppressed by imperialism: Welcome to you, immigrant, refugee! Wherever you come from and whatever your beliefs are, you just arrived in imperialist country. But

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Let’s demonstrate against political repression in Saint-Jérôme!

On August 11th, on the occasion of a demo organized by the Revolutionary Communist Party (RCP) in Saint-Jérôme (30 kilometres north of Montréal), nine people have been arrested allegedly because the organizers didn’t requested the police their “authorization” to demonstrate.

On that day, some 50 people answered the call from the RCP-Laurentides and gathered to condemn the work and living conditions of the workers under capitalism and call them to organize in order to change this situation. They were chanting slogans and circulating leaflets while marching in the streets when the cops arrived and arrested nine demonstrators, without

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It’s right to rebel…even without police “acceptance”

The demonstration called by the RCP-Laurentides that took place last Saturday (September 29th) in Saint-Jérôme has been crowned a massive success: the people who took part walked the streets of the downtown core for more than an hour, without a single attempt by the municipal police to intervene and prevent it.

This is a stark contrast to the demonstration held last August 11th, when the police of Saint-Jérôme, under the supervision of an agent of the Sûreté du Quebec, aggressively disrupted and dispersed the first demonstration organized by the RCP-Laurentides and proceeded to arrest nine demonstrators,

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Free Ka Joma!

It is with a lot of rage that we heard the news of the arrest and detention of comrade Jose Maria Sison by the Dutch police. Founder of the Communist Party of the Philippines and former political prisoner under Marcos dictatorship, “Ka Joma” has lived in exile in the Netherlands as a political refugee for more than 20 years. He is now acting as the Chief Political Consultant of the National Democratic Front and the Chairperson of the International League of Peoples’ Struggle (ILPS).

Ka Joma was arrested on Tuesday morning after the police asked him to answer some questions

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We demand the immediate and unconditional release of Jose Maria Sison

Scene from a picket line in Manila to condemn Joma Sison’s arrest.

The Centre for Philippine Concerns (CAP-CPC) vehemently condemns the arrest of the Professor Jose Maria Sison, 68, by the Dutch Police on false charges of multiple murders. Professor Sison has been a political refugee in the Netherlands for nearly 20 years, under the Refugee Convention and the European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms.

The CAP-CPC, made up of peace and freedom-loving overseas Filipinos and Canadians, demands the immediate and unconditional release of Prof. Jose Maria Sison.

Sison was arrested August 28, 2007. Police

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Reject the “divide and rule” strategy

Coinciding with the beginning of the demonstrations against the Montebello Summit, we are publishing this communiqué issued by the PGA-Bloc (People’s Global Action) that has been working in the recent weeks to gather the anti-capitalist and anti-imperialist forces for this important event. This statement is supported by other groups including ours—the Revolutionary Communist Party.
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This statement aims to encourage solidarity and unity amongst the diverse protesters and groups who will be demonstrating our progressive anti-racist opposition to the Security and Prosperity Partnership (SPP) and the Bush/Harper/Calderón meeting in Montebello, Quebec this August 20-21, 2007.

It’s clear that the

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The Real Undesirable Ones

On August 20th and 21st, the small resort town of Montebello, in the Ottawa Valley, will be transformed into a maximum security fortress during the two-day summit that has been staged to “welcome” one of the most despised men on the planet, George W. Bush. Accompanied by his counterparts from Canada and Mexico, Stephen Harper and Felipe Calderón, Bush will be the driving force behind the meeting to conclude the North American Security & Prosperity Partnership (SPP).

So let’s talk about security. Along with closing down Montebello to any “undesirables”, according to Sergeant Brunet, spokesperson of the