‘Electoral Reform’ is the latest buzz word being thrown around by the media to distract the Canadian working class from the current recession and the uncertainty capitalism provides. Spearheaded by Liberal MP Maryam Monsef, this latest media campaign features headlines quoting Monsef describing the current first-past-the-post electoral system as being “antiquated” – in reality, what is antiquated is the entire economic system of capitalism and the current Canadian state which manages it.

Canada’s first-past-the-post electoral system is originally based on the system used by the United Kingdom and its former colonies. In this system, the candidate with the highest number

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STATEMENT FROM RSM AND RCP(OC)-PETERBOROUGH

Immigration Detention in Canada

Today at Central East Correctional Centre 50 immigration detainees are hunger striking to protest worsening living conditions, abuses, and indefinite detention. This comes one year after the death of Abdurahman Ibrahim Hassan who was in the custody of Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA) at the Peterborough Regional Health Centre (PRHC). Hassan had spent 4 years waiting to be deported, suffering from mental health issues and diabetes before his death at 39 years old [1]. The Special Investigations Unit (SIU) has kept secret the details, only releasing Hassan’s age, and that he became ‘agitated’ and was ‘restrained’ resulting in his death.

Partisan
FROM THE HALIFAX PARTISAN:

What Do We Celebrate on Canada Day?

As this edition of the Halifax Partisan goes to print, masses of people all over the city – as indeed all over the country – will be gathering to take part in Canada Day celebrations. There will be parades, outdoor concerts, and fireworks at night. Flags will be flying everywhere and popular feelings of nationalism will be running high. Thousands will stand together and sing the national anthem together on the slopes of Citadel Hill, in Parade Square, and at a dozen other rally points around HRM and beyond.

This is the day we collectively reaffirm our faith in the

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A NEW INITIATIVE IN OTTAWA

Support Anti Colonial Action!

Anti Colonial Action is a anti colonial and anti capitalist organization created to serve the indigenous community and organize with revolutionary politics.

MANDATE

To ensure peace for seven generations to come we must organize for liberation now! We aim to organize our indigenous communities in the areas that we live in for self defense, service to the people and to create a movement capable of national liberation and the freedom of colonized peoples. We struggle against capitalism, colonialism, sexism and the colonialist state along with all other oppression the masses may face. We are independent from the settler colonial state

Revolutionary activists from various areas in the Maritimes gathered last weekend at the 4th Canadian Revolutionary Conference, convened in Halifax by the Revolutionary Communist Party (PCR-RCP). Following successful conferences in Montréal (2006), Toronto (2010) and Vancouver (2014), the main objective of this CRC was to propel the expansion of revolutionary communism in the Maritime provinces, as a means of gathering and building the forces necessary to end capitalism, imperialism and colonialism.

As a result, we are proud to announce the official formation of PCR-RCP Organizing Committees in Halifax, NS and Charlottetown, PEI. The comrades involved in these committees will begin

The annual March for Life gathering in Ottawa ended in another humiliation for the far-right reactionaries who want to take away women’s and other gender-oppressed people’s control over their body. The Proletarian Feminist Front – Ottawa and La Riposte Féministe from Montreal successfully organized a counter-protest on May 12th that disrupted the anti-choicers’ planned parade, while the night before, those reactionaries were also met with resistance as the PFF planned a vigil for the victims of unsafe abortions just an hour before their own “vigil for unborn babies”. Supporters of the Revolutionary Communist Party as well as the Revolutionary Student

The Revolutionary Communist Party calls on workers, revolutionary youth, anti-capitalist activists, supporters of indigenous national liberation and all those fighting for a socialist future to take part in the 4th Canadian Revolutionary Conference, to be held on May 21-22, 2016 in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

This is the latest in a series of conferences whose objective is to gather and unite the forces who wish to fight for the revolution, destroy the bourgeois Canadian state and establish people’s and workers’ power from coast to coast. The conference will take place in Halifax to allow activists from the Atlantic Provinces and members

Other documents
Document for the 4th Canadian Revolutionary Conference

The East Is Red – Organizing Perspectives for the Maritime Provinces

We, the Revolutionary Communist Party, are very excited to issue the call for the Fourth Canadian Revolutionary Conference. By holding this Conference in Halifax (following successful conferences in Montreal in 2006, Toronto in 2010, and Vancouver in 2014), we are beginning our plans to expand the presence of revolutionary communism in the Maritime provinces, as a means of gathering and building the forces necessary to end capitalism, imperialism, and colonialism. In turn, this document contains our perspectives on the current state of the class struggle in the Maritimes, both in terms of the general context of the class struggle as

Events
A CALL FROM THE PROLETARIAN FEMINIST FRONT - OTTAWA:

Counter Protest Against the March “for Life”

Thursday, May 12 at noon
Gathering at Confederation Park
at 100 Elgin St., Ottawa

For the 3rd year, we are protesting the reactionary and misogynist March for Life, lead by the Campaign Life Coalation. They claim to march “for life” but in reality they march for denying gender oppressed people’s bodily autonomy through opposing abortion. Come join us at Confederation Park at 12:00, where we will take the streets to protest these misogynist reactionaries! Together,we can stop the March for Life!

Points of unity:

  • Maintain and improve abortion access as well as sexual and reproductive health care.
  • Defend our bodily
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A CALL FROM THE REVOLUTIONARY COMMUNIST PARTY FOR MAY DAY 2016

This World Belongs to us! Fight for Worker’s Power!

Throughout the world, workers and oppressed people celebrate May Day, the International Workers’ Day. May Day serves of course to highlight our struggles and victories—those of the past, our current struggles and our victories to come. It is also an opportunity to demonstrate once again our will to resist the various and daily attacks that we undergo from the bosses and all those who defend and impose this system of exploitation and oppression with all its inequalities.

But May Day is not a day of struggle like any other one. For over a century, International Workers’ Day has been a