Join the Revolutionary Student Movement and the Proletarian Feminist Front for a Revolutionary May Day!

This International Worker’s Day, join the Revolutionary Student Movement and the Proletarian Feminist Front Toronto as we celebrate the historical struggles of working class people, and rally together in our fight for communism!

The Revolutionary Student Movement will be hosting an hour of radio on CHRY 105.5 FM from 1 pm-2 pm as part of their special May Day Programming. We will be highlighting the struggles of working class youth and students under capitalism, by presenting stories and interviews with organizers and activists about the need to build a revolutionary movement. You can tune in online at http://www.chry.fm/

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Later in the evening, join us as we participate in the 9th Annual May Day Rally. We will be meeting at Alan Gardens at 530 pm. Look for the red flags and the Mao banner!

Dare to Struggle, Dare to Win!

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Communist School Presents: Proletarian Feminism

Communist School Presents: Proletarian Feminism

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Communist School is back this fall!

First session is a workshop/facilitated discussion on proletariat feminism led by members of the Proletarian Revolutionary Action Committee!

Using a historical materialist framework, the workshop aims to:

1. discuss what has been happening in the global feminist movement for the past century, its current form/s, and how we got there
2. historicize and expose the contradictions of reactionary and liberal trends in feminism.
3. situate class and class struggle as the centre of feminist analysis/politic
4. understand the necessity of building a militant and revolutionary feminist movement!

The description might be jargon-y, but do not fret! Communist School sessions are designed to be accessible and encourage participation from everyone.

Where: 563 Spadina Ave, Room 100
* wheelchair accessible via Bancroft Ave.

When: November 10, Sunday, 4-6PM

Childcare available on site. Refreshments will be served.

Toward a Revolutionary Proletarian Feminism

Toward a Revolutionary Proletarian Feminism

In the lead up to International Women’s Day, the next Revolutionary Student Movement (RSM) Communist Night School* will discuss issues of gender and class. Specifically, what does feminism mean to proletarian and working-class women? We will read about various strands of feminist thought—from radical feminism, socialist feminism, liberal feminism, to anarcho-feminism—and critique each strand. Finally, we will explore what proletarian feminism means in order to develop a revolutionary proletarian feminist politics.

TIME: 6:30PM, Wednesday, February 29th

LOCATION: Charlie’s Bike Shop, 242.5 Queen Street East, 1 block east of Sherbourne. 

READINGS: 1. http://pcr-rcp.ca/pdf/prog_en.pdf pp.18-20. (UPDATE: Link now fixed.)

2. Brave New World–Philosophical Trends in the Feminist Movement (pp.11-59) by Avanti

“But we are proletarian feminists because women are not all alike: there are the bourgeois, the petty bourgeois and proletarian women. Feminism is characterized by the class characters of women. We want a women’s movement expression of the majority of women who are proletarian workers, precarious of today and tomorrow, who are oppressed inside and outside the family. Women who have nothing to defend but have double chains to break. A proletarian feminism because this social capitalist system is classist, this State, Government, these parliamentary parties are classists, their policy is based on a daily class struggle, because sexism, clericalism, fascism are expression of a capitalist, barbarized and rotten class. The proletarian feminism asserts the incompatibility of women with every economical, political, social, cultural, ideological aspect of this bourgeois system. We affirm the proletarian feminism against the petty bourgeois feminism who struggle just to carve out spaces for themselves in this social system.” –Maoist Road

Question to keep in mind for the night of the school: Considering that proletarian feminist movements worldwide are geared toward women liberating themselves from the material oppressions of capitalist/imperialist systems, what is our role, as residents in an imperialist and oppressor country, in helping to create a proletarian women’s movement that will address the concrete struggles of proletarian women?

*The Communist Night School series are hosted by a bunch of students who don’t really have time to do all the readings they’re supposed to do for school or more interesting stuff. We have engaged topics such assexuality, people’s wars, youth movements, etc in past night school series. Read the entries in this website, or flag one of us down after the event, to learn more about some of our actions.

Light refreshments provided.

Hope to see you there!