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Why Are We Maoists?

From an ideological standpoint, the RCP is relying on Marxism- Leninism-Maoism. Why are we talking about Maoism here in Canada? Since 150 years, the working class has led numerous struggles against capitalism and exploitation. In Russia and China, great revolutions have shaken the bases of the bourgeois system. Significant victories came out of these revolutions, although the new bourgeoisie who took power there set them aside. Maoism is the synthesis of the whole communist movement experience, which is made up of both positive and negative lessons. Upholding Maoism is a bold statement that we not only want to overthrow

One of the numerous demonstrations organized by the Ontario Coalition Against Poverty (OCAP) to demand a raise of social welfare benefits.

According to the MasterCard Worldwide Centres of Commerce Index, Toronto is fourth out of the 75 “most influential cities that drive the global economy” for its “ease of doing business,” right after Singapore, Hong Kong and London. The index is based on indicators such as “assessments of investor protection, quality of banking, the ease with which contracts are enforced, and other basic services.” It also considers regulations for urban development as well as social policies. In other words,

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A Party for Waging People’s War

People who call themselves communists are fewer. Yet it is this aspiration to a more egalitarian society that has guided the actions of many revolutionaries. Here in Canada, there are several organizations, like the old “Communist Party of Canada,” that claim to be communist; but most of them don’t do more than support bourgeois politics or a section of the ruling class. Others are even hiding their adherence to communism by practicing “entryism” in social-democratic parties, believing it is possible to create a kind of “workers party” within the frame of bourgeois politics.

An important ideological task for genuine communists

The crisis of the imperialist system goes on with its impact on the proletarians and the masses throughout the world. The imperialist bourgeoisies in the world take advantage of the crisis to restructure the capitalist system at the world scale, to “improve” it in their interest and for their profits. For the proletarians and oppressed people, it means hunger and poverty, increasing unemployment and cost of living, sackings, closing factories, precariousness.

The capitalist crisis also feeds the inter-imperialist contradictions for the control on the world market and on the strategic geo-political regions. This raises and pushes the factors of Inter-imperialist

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Legitimate Revolt Is Not a “Conspiracy”

– Some comments by a militant

In the tumult of events surrounding the G20 Summit, a certain segment of what is generally referred to as the “far left” found itself denouncing the Black Blocs and other masked militants who carried out apparently illegal acts. Some went so far as to claim that the various actions against the bourgeoisie and its state were carried out by agent provocateurs, even that they were planned by the police itself. One could read this kind of analysis from the pen of Trotskyist authors. The leader of the “Communist Party of Canada,” Miguel Figueroa, took

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After the G20 Summit, let’s fight the whole bourgeois system!

On June 26, 2010 all we heard in the media about the G20 Summit was the breakage that happened at the big demonstration in Toronto. Mayor David Miller denounced the “criminal acts that could only have been committed by people coming from the outside.” As for Chief of police Bill Blair, he announced the beginning of the hunt for “criminal elements,” which continues until now. Even the so-called socialist Jack Layton from the NDP made a quick statement condemning the “acts committed by demonstrators” who were targeting the symbols of the big bourgeoisie like banks and multinationals buildings.

But one

After three years of struggle, full and part-time employees of Aramark at Carleton University in Ottawa have won their union after the employer formally agreed to recognize a majority of workers signing union cards

Precarious labour, layoffs, low pay, little regard for workers’ safety, job insecurity, and frequent bureaucratic and managerial denial of rights and benefits characterized the experience of Aramark workers at Carleton, not to mention the experience at most “modern” jobs in Canada today.

Food service at Carleton, which divides hundreds of workers into a dozen or so disconnected shops or outlets, exemplifies many of the problems facing

As the federal election campaign comes to a close, we write knowing more or less the results already. Despite the upturn reported by the corporate media for the New Democratic Party (NDP), it is almost certain that the Conservative Party will form the next government. Anyway, whatever the final outcome, we already know it won’t bring anything good for us workers. The only thing we don’t know is whether the dramatic decline in the participation rate will deepen, or if the propaganda campaign waged by the bourgeois parties and the media has managed to contain it for now.

As usual,

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Their May Day and Ours

The origins of May Day go back to the struggle for the eight-hour day. May 1st, also known as International Workers Day, was chosen to commemorate the 1886 Haymarket Affair, where striking workers were shot down by the Chicago Police. As workers rally to the streets on this May Day in 2011 to celebrate hard fought historical struggles against the capitalist system of exploitation and oppression, the proletarian classes also reaffirm their commitment to revolutionary struggle for Communism.

In Canada as in the U.S., the bourgeoisie have never recognized May Day as a public holiday. Instead, in the 1890s, they


• People want revolution • Proletarians want the Party of the Revolution • Communists want internationalism and a new international organization

This year’s May Day comes at a time of unprecedented protests and uprisings all around the world. In the Arab world and Persian Gulf, the youth, the proletarians and the broad masses took to the streets and toppled or tried to topple, one after the other, the dictatorial regimes subservient to imperialism.

In the heart of the imperialist countries, working class struggles, general strikes, rebellions of students and youth are opposing the