Join RSM Niagara on February 25th 5pm-7pm for a public forum discussion on the revolutionary struggles currently underway in Kurdistan and Turkey. Group discussion will be followed by a SKYPE Q&A session with Dr. Thoreau Redcrow, who will speak to us about his experiences in Rojava, while living among the Kurdistan Workes’ Party (PKK) and the armed wings (HPG), the People’s Protection Units (YPG/YPJ)  amidst the chaos of the Syrian Civil War.

The escalating tensions in Turkey between the government and progressive and revolutionary movements have made it into one of the hotspots of revolutionary struggle in the world. But while progressive organizations and civilian populations alike face intensified and cruel repression, especially in Kurdistan, information and in-depth analysis about the situation in Turkey has been hard to come by. The Turkish state is a key ally of Canada and NATO, and as such faces little scrutiny for its actions. Come learn more about the past and present of revolutionary movements in Turkey and Kurdistan!

Location: Brock University Academic South 427 (AS 427)

Class Struggle on Campus: Limits of the Current Student Movement

Class Struggle on Campus: Limits of the Current Student Movement

For many, politics are essentially grasped in terms of the following categories: “left” or “right,” “radical” or “moderate.” Certainly useful categories, but they paint too broad a portrait, and merely approximate reality. These categories are essentially relative, lacking both content and precise political orientations; they change according to the ebb and flow of the class struggle. Does being on the “left” in Canada in 2013 mean the same thing as being on the “left” in Russia in 1917? Or in Spain in 1936? Or in France in 1968? Moreover, to be on the “left” of what?

RSM-Niagara welcomes you to attend the first in a series of biweekly open forum meetings and discussions concerning such topics as anti-capitalism, anti-imperialism, climate justice, Revolutionary Marxism(MLM), student unionism and international solidarity.

LOCATION: Skybar Lounge

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