On the eve of the opening of the “World” Social Forum to be held from August 9 to 14 in Montréal, we invite you to read and share the articles published in this special issue from the Aspects of India’s Economy journal. They were published in September 2003, a few months before the holding of the 4th edition of the WSF that happened in Mumbai. They present a sharp critique of the limitations of the WSF and the impasse in which it was—and still is—located, for refusing to support a global, militant and consequent opposition to the world imperialist system.

Statement from supporters of the PCR-RCP in Ottawa:

Justice for Abdirahman Abdi!

Abdirahman Abdi, who was beaten brutally by Ottawa police on Sunday July 24, passed away from his injuries. We express our solidarity and rage with his family and friends.

It is impossible to separate this event from all the other killings, all the violence against the Black community perpetrated by police across the United States and Canada. Family members and neighbours of Abdirahman, many of whom witnessed his horrifying beating, emphasized themselves the question of racial profiling suffered by Blacks in Ottawa, in particular among the Somali community. In addition, they have pointed to his mental condition and the language

A series of government “blitz” investigations found that the vast majority of employers in Ontario are violating the Employment Standards Act. In 78% of the 304 workplaces investigated in January, workers were forced to work illegally long hours, were denied overtime and holiday pay, and went without vacations or “pay in lieu”. All of these represent exploitation of the workers – and an increase in profits for the owners – above and beyond what the state feebly lays out at the minimum acceptable conditions for employment.

An additional “blitz” was carried out to investigate temp agencies, who prey on the

On July 3, the annual Pride march in Toronto was the biggest yet. And there was something a bit different this year: Black Lives Matter injected politics in a real way to the march. While there are many who have tried to change in some ways the corporate and state influence over Pride, those who run it have tried to keep it a purely celebratory and de-politicized event. But Pride is Political. It was born out of struggle and must continue to push for social change.

This year, Black Lives Matter Toronto was the honorary guest of Pride, and they

The Revolutionary Workers’ Movement of Hamilton has launched a new initiative which aims to defend the direct, day-to-day interests of Hamilton’s workers. The Steel City Workers’ Defence Network will use solidarity and direct action to fight issues like wage-theft, unjust firings, sexual harassment, stealing tips, unpaid training, and others.

“The idea is this: there are far more of us workers than there are bosses. And so when we stand together, we have all the power,” said one of the organizers.

Revolutionary Workers’ Movement organizers will be putting up posters with details and contact information around Hamilton. They hope that disgruntled

‘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


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.


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


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.


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