Red Flag Express №1

The Canadian imperialists are helping a puppet regime

On the occasion of the International Day of Action against the war of aggression on Iraq and Afghanistan, we have conducted this interview with Saydal, a member of the Afghan Anti-Imperialist Student Association in Canada.

Arsenal-EXPRESS: After five years of imperialist occupation, what is the current situation for the people of Afghanistan? Did their situation improved?

Saydal: Five years after the occupation not only the situation has not improved but it has worsened. For us in the progressive movement it was clear from the beginning that the imperialist occupation is not going to change people’s lives for the

On November 12, more than 200,000 people took to the streets in Kathmandu, Nepal to demand—among other things—the re-establishment of civilian supremacy over the whole political process. This spectacular achievement came after a whole week of various actions including road and economic blockades, in which people took part in large numbers.

As usual, the bourgeois media from the West didn’t report about what happened in this South Asian country. The people’s struggle for national liberation and democracy in Nepal is led by a Maoist party, whose final objective is communism. This is certainly one of the reasons why the bourgeois

Red Flag №1

Support Natives’ Right to Self-determination

On October 12, 1492, Christopher Columbus arrived to the American continent. Bourgeois historians conclude this was the demonstration of the circumference of the terrestrial globe and the discovery of a “new world.” But the truth is he was lost and a new era of massacres started. Natives of the West Coast estimate the killing of 250 millions Natives by the European settlers in North America. Other sources estimated the Native population in South America in 1492 about 50 millions: after 150 years of European colonization only 8 millions natives were still alive.

From North to South, Native poeple were killed

Does the current trade union movement can help the Canadian proletariat to resist the attacks from the bourgeoisie? Who pays for the crisis now? It’s true there are some capitalists who lost money since last year, but the majority of them succeeded to withdraw profits of the situation. But for the working class, it’s not the same thing. Governments are helping the rich. We just have to think about the financing of the automobile sector. But when the crisis will be considered ended by the bourgeois economists, who are going to pay for the deficit? It will certainly be the

From the RCP Programme: For all those who really wish to put an end to exploitation and oppression and get rid of the Canadian bourgeoisie, our main task is to build the new Revolutionary Communist Party of the Canadian proletariat.

Since the old Communist Party has given way to revisionism and gave up the fight for socialism at the start of the 1940s, the Canadian proletariat constantly suffered from the absence of this indispensable instrument of struggle for its liberation. There have been some attempts to rebuild such a party, especially during the 1970s; at that time, some Marxist-Leninist

In November 2006, close to 100 activists coming from different parts of the country gathered in Montréal, Québec for the 1st Canadian Revolutionary Congress (CRC), where they enthusiastically supported the creation of a Revolutionary Communist Party. This led a few weeks later to the official founding of the RCP (Canada).

The RCP is now proud to announce the holding of the 2nd Canadian Revolutionary Congress that will happen in October 2010 in Toronto. This will be a unique opportunity for proletarian revolutionaries from across the country, and especially from Ontario, to gather and discuss about the current prospects for

The current capitalist crisis is not hurting people equally. Some—the capitalists—take profit of it, while others—we, the workers—are losing their jobs, houses and the little they have. Those who still fill their pockets—companies’ bosses, State rulers, big bankers and all those friends among the bourgeoisie—use every means they can to preserve their power and profits. Thanks to the governments, which use our own money through taxes, they received billions of dollars in subsidies and favorable loans.

This shows obviously how the capitalist State is totally devoted to those bourgeois, whether it be by diminishing their income taxes, facilitating tax evasion,

Partisan №1

Boycott the Elections!

We are already half way through the federal election campaign; and the least we can say is that this election isn’t raising much enthusiasm among the working people. In fact, there are fewer of us voting in every election, because we know very well that whatever the ruling party, the Canadian government will continue to run for the rich and powerful. The wealthy have been running this country since Canada was formed and this election won’t change that!

But there is something new in this election. Revolutionaries and anti-capitalist activists from different parts of the country are waging a new

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Introducing Partisan

This paper is published by the Revolutionary Communist Party Information Bureau. Those who already know The Red Flag/Le Drapeau Rouge newspaper will recognize the Marxist-Leninist-Maoist views of the RCP.

Like the former, Partisan is designed first and foremost for the workers and the broad masses. As its name suggests, it will take the side of the working class in all circumstances. Partisan will advocate socialism and communism and support all revolutionary struggles at home and abroad. It will tell the truth to the proletarians and oppressed people, not only about what’s wrong with capitalism, but most importantly, about the revolutionary

May 1st, International Workers’ Day, commemorates the 1886 Haymarket Square massacre in Chicago, when police attacked the strikers who were fighting for the eight-hour day. Now, 125 years later, May 1st is a time for celebrating our victories and demonstrating our willingness to fight with our brothers and sisters around the world against a system that brings no more than misery, oppression and exploitation.

This year, May 1st will take place in a context where capitalism has gone through one of its worst crises, which has claimed thousands of victims in Canada and millions worldwide. The bourgeoisie and their politicians