The Path to Women’s Emancipation Can Only Be Achieved by Abolishing Imperialism and Patriarchy Inseparably!

The Path to Women’s Emancipation Can Only Be Achieved by Abolishing Imperialism and Patriarchy Inseparably!

March 8 marks International Working Women’s Day. The first ever Working Women’s Day March was held in New York City in 1908 at the initiation of the (then revolutionary) Socialist Party of America. This march was pushed for after women workers protested their conditions in garment factories across New York City. Its implementation would then be championed principally by German

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Toronto Rally for International Working Women’s Day 2021!

Toronto Rally for International Working Women’s Day 2021!

Join us for a rally on International Working Women's Day! For over 100 years, this day has been an occasion to advance the women's movement as part of the revolutionary struggle against imperialism, capitalism, and patriarchy around the world. When: Monday, March 8, 5:30 PMWhere: Yonge & Finch, North YorkFacebook event  •  Instagram  •  TwitterDress warm and wear a mask!

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Campaign for Proletarian Feminism: To the Streets on March 8!

Campaign for Proletarian Feminism: To the Streets on March 8!

A message from the Revolutionary Student Movement - Greater Toronto Area: March 8 marks International Working Women’s Day (IWWD). This special day was established over a hundred years ago at the 1910 International Socialist Women’s Conference, at which the proposal for the establishment of IWWD was lead by Clara Zetkin. IWWD was established in an effort to unite and bring

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ANTI-ZIONISM IS NOT ANTISEMITISM! OPPOSE ONTARIO'S ADOPTION OF THE IHRA ANTISEMITISM DEFINITION! As of October 26, 2020, the government of Ontario has chosen to adopt the definition of antisemitism which has been published by the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA). This definition reads as follows: "Antisemitism is a certain perception of Jews, which may be expressed as hatred toward Jews. Rhetorical

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If Reconciliation Is Dead, Then So Is Any Hope in the NDP

If Reconciliation Is Dead, Then So Is Any Hope in the NDP

Reconciliation is dead: this fact is plain to see for all. The Canadian State will fight against Indigenous national liberation until its very last breath. Liberal leaders will talk at length about reconciliation, only to turn around and assault Indigenous Peoples on behalf of Canadian capital, to say nothing of reactionaries like former Conservative leader Andrew Scheer calling for the

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SEIZE THE TIME: A Call to Revolutionary Students and Youth in Greater Toronto Area!

SEIZE THE TIME: A Call to Revolutionary Students and Youth in Greater Toronto Area!

As the COVID-19 pandemic builds to a second wave, in the midst of the deepening general crisis of capitalism, schools at all levels have reopened across Canada. A disastrous academic year looms ahead, but the Revolutionary Student Movement is on the march! In the Greater Toronto Area, where roughly half a million secondary and post-secondary students reside, we are busy

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Vocal in Demanding the Release of the Revolutionary Poet Varavara Rao and All Political Prisoners

Vocal in Demanding the Release of the Revolutionary Poet Varavara Rao and All Political Prisoners

While India is reeling with Covid-19, the country’s central and state governments have refused to release an old man from prison. Varavara Rao, a 81 year old revolutionary poet, is in jail on the Bhima Koregaon case. Meanwhile, some inmates of that jail have died due to Covid-19. Prominent personalities of the country and abroad have become vocal in demanding

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DECLARATION OF AFFINITY WITH THE MER-RSM

DECLARATION OF AFFINITY WITH THE MER-RSM

On Thursday, June 25, the 7 members of the Hants Revolutionary Study Group voted in a resolution to apply the Mandate of Revolutionary Student Movement (MER-RSM). Based on our understanding of the Mandate, and our shared principles of revolutionary Communism, we ask the Coordinating Committee to accept us as a formal MER-RSM section under the name of Revolutionary Student Movement

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An Enemy of the People in Vancouver

An Enemy of the People in Vancouver

Known fascist, Donald Smith can regularly be seen in so-called “Vancouver” at pro-Indigenous and pro-LGBTQ2S events documenting attenders and offering fake interviews in order to doxx attenders to organizations such as the Soldiers of Odin and Proud Boys. Fascists such as Smith must be exposed to the people for the safety of the people. Smith is an enemy of all

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China Under the Covid-19 Epidemic

China Under the Covid-19 Epidemic

The following document has been sent to the RSM from an underground revolutionary communist organization in China. In April 2020, although the epidemic in most countries has still not been effectively controlled, the epidemic in China has gradually stabilized. Hence in the recent period of time, the so-called "China achievements", "China road", "China model" and other terms began to clamor

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International Workers’ Day 2020

International Workers’ Day 2020

International Worker’s Day is a day to demonstrate and celebrate the power of the working class. The History of May Day and the significance of May 1st for the working class stems from the late 19th century. In 1886 in Chicago, a general strike began on the first of May for the eight-hour work day. An estimated 30,000-40,000 workers have been estimated

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The Coronavirus, the Depression, and the Condition of the Working Class

The Coronavirus, the Depression, and the Condition of the Working Class

The Canadian state and its entire imperialist project is in a general state of crisis. While this crisis may have been accelerated by the current Coronavirus pandemic, its root lies in the capitalist system itself of which Engels, one of the greatest leaders the working-class has ever produced, said “In every crisis, society is suffocated beneath the weight of its

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Solidarity with SFI, Oppose BJP-RSS Fascist’s Violence Against Students

Solidarity with SFI, Oppose BJP-RSS Fascist’s Violence Against Students

On January 5, 2020, students and some faculty from Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) in New Delhi, India were brutally attacked by armed assailants belonging to Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP), a far-right student organization affiliated to the fascist and Hindu nationalist Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS). The students and faculty of the university have been protesting against fee hikes for months

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The Revolutionary Student Movement upholds and supports the RCP’s expulsion of abusers and their apologists

The Revolutionary Student Movement upholds and supports the RCP’s expulsion of abusers and their apologists

Recently the rapist Brendan Copegog White and his apologist Dimka Melnik were expelled from the Revolutionary Communist Party of Canada. Each had abused their influential positions to engage in manipulative or violent patriarchal behaviour. While Brendan sexually assaulted and subsequently harassed a member of the former RSM-Carleton, Dimka worked to cover up the assault to protect Brendan from accountability, and

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Resolutions of the Seventh Congress of the Revolutionary Student Movement

Resolutions of the Seventh Congress of the Revolutionary Student Movement

1. The RSM Internal Journal The RSM will institute a theoretical-scientific internal journal, to be published bi-annually, once per semester. Be it further resolved that an editorial board for the internal journal be formed, which will act as a standing committee of the RSM, with members elected by the Congress, Be it further resolved that an this editorial board shall

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Report back from the 7th Congress of the MER-RSM

Report back from the 7th Congress of the MER-RSM

The seventh congress of the MER-RSM has concluded, having been held from Nov. 23-24, 2019. This congress was long overdue, though it was still held in 2019, as resolved at the time of the previous congress nearly three years ago. This congress was marked by numerous struggles on issues of crucial importance to the RSM. There were also certain minor

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Another Year Begins: Train Revolutionary Students For Revolutionary Struggle!

Another Year Begins: Train Revolutionary Students For Revolutionary Struggle!

Students are heading back to school for another year, amidst deteriorating conditions in Canada and world-wide. As the ruling class attempts to enrich itself and cement its power, students face relentless attacks. Education funding gets cut as tuition rises across the country, though the offensive is most intense in Ontario. There, the PC government has made cuts to education and

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Removal of Chair from the Coordinating Committee and Expulsion from the MER-RSM

Removal of Chair from the Coordinating Committee and Expulsion from the MER-RSM

It is our duty to inform you the former chair of the MER-RSM, Dimka has been removed from the Coordinating Committee. He has also been expelled from the movement. This comes after his inexcusable mishandling of an investigation into sexual violence perpetrated by a former comrade from Ottawa. In short, he failed to take seriously and properly investigate concerns of

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Red Spring 2019

Red Spring 2019

            Today, March 20th, across Canada students are mobilizing. They are joining together to walkout, strike and rally as part of the Red Spring, rising up to defiantly unite to defend work class student interests and fight a capitalist education system built for profit at the expense of the working class. We have five core

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THE ONTARIO STUDENT MOVEMENT WILL NOT BE CO-OPTED

THE ONTARIO STUDENT MOVEMENT WILL NOT BE CO-OPTED

Yesterday the Canadian Federation of Students - Ontario (CFS-ON) launched a callout for a province wide student walkout on March 20th at noon. It is an interesting coincidence that they chose to initiate a callout for action on that specific date. This date and time is exactly the same as the Red Spring Day of Action which we made a

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Student March Organizers Turn Backs on Antifascists in Ottawa

Student March Organizers Turn Backs on Antifascists in Ottawa

On February 4th, 2019 a rally and a march for student rights was held at Parliament Hill, as part of Ontario-wide day of protests. The event was organized by a new coalition of students who are passionate about resisting the recent cuts in tuition fee subsidies to working class students and the further dismantling of student organizations that were enacted

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Congratulation to the PCR-RCP on the 12th Anniversary of its Founding

Congratulation to the PCR-RCP on the 12th Anniversary of its Founding

This January 25th marks the 12th anniversary of the Revolutionary Communist Party of Canada (PCR-RCP). We congratulate them on this occasion and renew our commitment to working closely with our comrades to make revolution in Canada. It was the PCR-RCP which made the initiative to call a Conference of Revolutionary Youth and Students together in 2012. This meeting was the

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Ontario Students Rise Up! Red Spring is Coming

Ontario Students Rise Up! Red Spring is Coming

Ever faithful to protecting capitalist interests, the enemies of the people in the government of Ontario have struck another blow against the interests of working class students. This time, it is by increasing the cost of education through a particularly conniving scheme: first, they leaked an announcement about a 10% tuition fee decrease for the 2019-2020 school year. They even

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RED SPRING IS COMING: LET’S SHUT THE SCHOOLS DOWN ON MARCH 20TH!

RED SPRING IS COMING: LET’S SHUT THE SCHOOLS DOWN ON MARCH 20TH!

As we sit in the depths of winter, the many hardships that working class students are faced with seem to have no end in sight, and only get worse as time goes by. But as spring comes to replace this difficult season, so too will the masses rise in defiance to bring about change! It’s time to turn the spring

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Vancouver: Transphobes and Bigots Off Our Campus! De-Platform Reactionaries!

Vancouver: Transphobes and Bigots Off Our Campus! De-Platform Reactionaries!

Today RSM members were alerted to the presence of a transphobic rally that was taking place on the University of British Columbia’s campus. The transphobic “rally” consisted of two lone bigots who held a banner reading "God made us male and female. Say no to fake transgender ideology!" Despite no planning or preparation, we quickly mobilized our supporters in the

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No Free Speech for Enemies of the People

No Free Speech for Enemies of the People

Since coming to power in June of 2018, the reactionary Ford government in the province of Ontario has been leading a relentless attack against all the progressive values that the people have fought hard to secure for decades. It represents the deepening of reactionary politics in Ontario which is part of an international trend towards reaction. Cutting the funding for

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Solidarity with Youth and Student Militants in Brazil and India!

Solidarity with Youth and Student Militants in Brazil and India!

  The Revolutionary Student Movement is in solidarity with Umar Khalid, Igor Mendes and the Brazilian 23! Around the world militants and organizers face harsh repression. This past week it was made clear by the arrest of 8 prominent revolutionary supporters in India. Students and youth are calling for strikes across India to rally to the defense of the imprisoned

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Ontario Conference Report Back

Ontario Conference Report Back

The Revolutionary Student Movement is ready to take on organizing in the upcoming school year! Most of our comrades across the country have already made plans for re-launching of work after the summer, and we are as prepared as ever. Last weekend, we have held the first ever Eastern Regional Conference in Hamilton, Ontario. Comrades from Hamilton, Toronto, Peterborough, Kitchener-Waterloo,

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2 Steps Forward, 1 Step back : A Successful Start for BDS at uOttawa

2 Steps Forward, 1 Step back : A Successful Start for BDS at uOttawa

On Tuesday March 13th, the SFUO held its 6th General Assembly. It was marked by a record attendance of over 500 people and a mobilization in support of Palestine that was without precedent. However, there is a lot to discuss as far as the events of the evening goes. Firstly, the majority of votes that our Boycott, Divest and Sanction

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We Say Yes to BDS at UOttawa!

We Say Yes to BDS at UOttawa!

The Israeli colonization project is causing untold suffering to the Palestinian people. Families are losing their land and livelihoods as the military and illegal settlers swoop in; adults and children alike beaten, jailed or even killed simply for trying to resist dispossession; and Palestinian society becomes fragmented as their territory gets divided into enclaves separated by checkpoints and illegal colonies,

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In Struggle for a Proletarian Feminist Line!

In Struggle for a Proletarian Feminist Line!

Gender Oppressed Worker’s Day Today, March 8th, the Revolutionary Student Movement celebrates Gender Oppressed Workers Day. Our celebration is part of a long tradition of celebrating International Working Women’s Day, a day that since 1911 has served to remember the history and current reality of patriarchal and capitalist violence. But it is not just to celebrate but to organize, resist,

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What the MER-RSM Has Done in 2017

What the MER-RSM Has Done in 2017

This year has been full of major events for the MER-RSM and for the revolutionary movement in Canada. We have held our 6th Pan-Canadian Congress in February, where delegates from 14 sections across the country came together to decide on the course of our organization and share organizing experience. The Congress has elected an almost entirely new Pan-Canadian Coordinating Committee

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Solidarité avec les antifascistes de Québec  – (Solidarity with the Quebec City Anti-Fascists)

Solidarité avec les antifascistes de Québec – (Solidarity with the Quebec City Anti-Fascists)

  [English follows below French] Le Mouvement Étudiant Révolutionnaire (MER-RSM) félicite les courageux efforts de tout.es ceux/celle qui étaient présent.es le 25 Novembre pour contrer le rassemblement fasciste qui a eu lieu à Québec. Touefois nous sommes furieux d'entendre qu'une fois encore la police a protégé les fascistes, en mettant en arrestation 44 anti-fascistes et en retenant des charges contre

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Un autre cafouillage de la FÉUO : l’importance de la ligne de masse et de l’assemblée générale dans les luttes de libération

Un autre cafouillage de la FÉUO : l’importance de la ligne de masse et de l’assemblée générale dans les luttes de libération

La dernière réunion du Bureau des Directeurs de la FÉUO a été le théâtre d’une bataille autour d’enjeux de taille, allant de la solidarité avec la résistance palestinienne à celle pour l’autonomie corporelle des femmes et comprenant plusieurs autres fronts. Malheureusement, les bureaucrates de la FÉUO ont encore une fois emprunté une stratégie qui écartait la participation des masses et

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Another mess at the SFUO: The importance of general assemblies and the mass line in liberation struggles

Another mess at the SFUO: The importance of general assemblies and the mass line in liberation struggles

The last Board of Administration meeting was the theatre of a struggle around important issues, from solidarity with Palestinian resistance to women’s bodily autonomy. Unfortunately, the bureaucrats at the SFUO once again used a strategy that discards mass participation that consisted of adding a list of liberation movements that would be supported in the SFUO policy manual. By trying to

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Continue the Legacy of the October Revolution! Join the Movement to Build the Revolution in Canada! / Poursuivons sur la lignée de la Révolution d’octobre! Joignez-vous au mouvement qui construit la révolution au Canada!

Continue the Legacy of the October Revolution! Join the Movement to Build the Revolution in Canada! / Poursuivons sur la lignée de la Révolution d’octobre! Joignez-vous au mouvement qui construit la révolution au Canada!

[La version française suivra] A hundred years ago today, a new stage of struggle against oppression was achieved in the Russian Republic, which became the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics as a result. Workers and peasants organized by the Bolshevik communist party led a courageous attack on the old order of the Russian Tsar and the new bourgeois state that

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Support the Students For Ontario College Faculty Campaign!

Support the Students For Ontario College Faculty Campaign!

Make your profile picture/cover photo the images below to show your support for the campaign!  

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Students for Ontario College Faculty Campaign Launch

Students for Ontario College Faculty Campaign Launch

The Revolutionary Student Movement stands in full solidarity with the striking college faculty workers in Ontario. The strike began on October 16th, after the demands of the faculty have been rejected several times by College Employer Council, an organization responsible for negotiating collective agreements with unionized staff at the 24 Ontario colleges. We are launching a campaign “Students for Ontario

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Get involved with the Revolutionary Student Movement! / Impliquez-vous dans le movement étudiant révolutionnaire

Get involved with the Revolutionary Student Movement! / Impliquez-vous dans le movement étudiant révolutionnaire

  [La version française suivra] As we return to school across Canada we are all faced with a grim sight. Everywhere we see the perpetuation of racism and colonialism by a capitalist state interested in maintaining the status quo. Our task is to fight back, because it is right to rebel. This is just what the Revolutionary Student Movement (MER-RSM)

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On the Expulsion of a Carleton RSM Member / Sur l’expulsion d’un membre du MER Carleton

On the Expulsion of a Carleton RSM Member / Sur l’expulsion d’un membre du MER Carleton

Content warning: This statement includes recent events of sexual violence towards gender oppressed people     On the Expulsion of a Carleton RSM Member   On July 28, 2017, the Carleton Section of the MER-RSM voted unanimously to expel a member who had sexually harassed and assaulted another member of the organization. In order to protect the survivor and at

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No more tuition hikes! No more lobbying! Time to strike! / Non hausse de frais de scolarité! Non au lobbying! C’est le temps d’aller en grève!

No more tuition hikes! No more lobbying! Time to strike! / Non hausse de frais de scolarité! Non au lobbying! C’est le temps d’aller en grève!

[La version française suivra] Yesterday, the Board of Governors of uOttawa has voted to raise the tuition fees for the 12th consecutive year. The students have only 3 out of the 31 seats on the Board of Governors (BOG). The other 28 seats on the BOG are filled by the university’s upper administration and representatives from large corporations. The university

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Fuck le 150e! Feu sur la prison des peuples! // Fuck the 150th! Burn down the Prison-House of Nations!

Fuck le 150e! Feu sur la prison des peuples! // Fuck the 150th! Burn down the Prison-House of Nations!

[English to Follow] Le MER-RSM se range derrière la campagne Fuckle150e qui a été lancée par le Parti Communiste Révolutionnaire du Canada. Dans un peu plus d’un mois, le Canada va célébrer les 150 ans de sa confédération. Alors que la bourgeoisie dilapide plus d’un demi-milliard de dollars dans les festivités, dans des babioles en plastique et dans des déploiements

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May Day 2017: Fight to Smash Capitalism, Imperialism and Colonialism! / 1er Mai 2017: Luttons pour Écraser le Capitalisme, l’Impérialisme et le Colonialisme!

May Day 2017: Fight to Smash Capitalism, Imperialism and Colonialism! / 1er Mai 2017: Luttons pour Écraser le Capitalisme, l’Impérialisme et le Colonialisme!

  La version française suivra Today, millions of people worldwide take to the streets to mark May Day – the International Workers Day. For more than 100 years, workers, students and communities fighting against oppression have marched on this day for revolution. We continue this tradition in Canada this year as well. In Toronto, Ottawa, Hamilton, Quebec City, Sudbury, Winnipeg,

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On Reactionary Trends and Sectarianism Within the UWSA

On Reactionary Trends and Sectarianism Within the UWSA

RSM-UW Report from the UWSA Annual General Meeting   At the 2017 annual general meeting of the University of Winnipeg Students’ Association (UWSA), the Revolutionary Student Movement-UWinnipeg (RSM-UW) brought forward three motions: a motion to hold a second general meeting each fall, a motion in support of anti-tuition activism, and a motion to denounce Israeli apartheid and support the Boycott,

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Resolutions of the Sixth Congress of the Revolutionary Student Movement

Resolutions of the Sixth Congress of the Revolutionary Student Movement

  CEGEP/College Expansion The MER-RSM Coordinating Committee will produce a general plan to intervene into CEGEPs or colleges that can provide guidance for local sections to intervene in institutions in their areas. Be it further resolved that this plan provide a strategy given the perceived limitations within these institutions that would make organizing in these institutions dissimilar from our experience

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Déclaration sur le départ de la section de Montréal (Statement On the Departure of the Montreal Section)

Déclaration sur le départ de la section de Montréal (Statement On the Departure of the Montreal Section)

Déclaration sur le départ de la section de Montréal du Mouvement Étudiant Révolutionnaire [English to Follow]  Nous, le Comité de Coordination du MER-RSM, sommes déçu.es de voir la déclaration récente du MER Montréal annonçant leur départ de notre organisation. Bien que nous soyons déçu.es, nous ne sommes pas surpris.es: leur déclaration survient dans une suite d’évènement dont; la démission des

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Movie Night: “Communists on Campus!”

Movie Night: “Communists on Campus!”

Take a break from studying for exams and come out to an end-of-semester social night hosted by RSM-Sudbury. There will be popcorn, camaraderie and a screening of an unintentionally hilarious anti-communist documentary from the Cold War era. When: This Thursday, March 30, 6:30-8pm. Where: Room C-102, Classroom Building, Laurentian University. Communists on Campus is a crude attempt by a right-wing

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Student Democracy Sprouts at the General Assembly! / La démocratie étudiante fleurit à l’assemblée générale!

Student Democracy Sprouts at the General Assembly! / La démocratie étudiante fleurit à l’assemblée générale!

[La version française suivra] Tuesday night, we had our first General Assembly that met quorum, meaning it had the power to make decisions. Students could modify the agenda and propose a motion to strike down the executives’ 18% salary increase that was approved by the Board of Administration. This motion was adopted with an amendment limiting future salary increases to

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Happy Gender Oppressed Worker’s Day! / Joyeuse Journée des Travailleuses(eurs) de Genres Opprimés!

Happy Gender Oppressed Worker’s Day! / Joyeuse Journée des Travailleuses(eurs) de Genres Opprimés!

  [La version française suivra] Gender Oppressed Worker’s Day On March 8th we celebrate a Gender Oppressed Workers Day. We bring attention not only to the struggle of women in modern society, but to the struggle of all those whose who face violence and oppression for their gender. We recognize that the violence of patriarchy, misogyny, binarism, imperialism, and colonialism

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Rapport du 6eme congrès du MER-RSM

Rapport du 6eme congrès du MER-RSM

Le MER-RSM a tenu son 6eme congrès pancanadien le 18-19 février. Des délégués de 14 sections à travers le pays sont venus à Ottawa afin de  décider quelle sera le cours que prendra l’organisation, partager de l’expérience organisationnelle et réaffirmer notre engagement à avancer la lutte de classe partout où l’on s’organise! De par la résolution du 5e congrès, de consolider

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Report Back from the 6th Congress of the MER-RSM

Report Back from the 6th Congress of the MER-RSM

On February 18-19 the MER-RSM has held its 6th Pan-Canadian Congress. Delegates from 14 sections from across the country came to Ottawa to decide on the course of our organization, share organizing experience and reaffirm our commitment to pushing the class struggle forward wherever we organize! Realizing the resolution from the 5th Congress to consolidate and build roots, most of

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RSM-UPEI Opposes School Closures!

RSM-UPEI Opposes School Closures!

On February 1st a public meeting about the proposed closure of 5 PEI schools was held at Colonel Gray High School in Charlottetown. RSM-UPEI chairperson Nova spoke at the meeting, highlighted that these closures are an attack on working class communities and, in the case of closing St Jean Elementary, they are a step toward gentrifying the midtown area. This

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RSM-Sudbury Targeted by Police Repression, but Continues to Organize!

RSM-Sudbury Targeted by Police Repression, but Continues to Organize!

Since the string of revolutionary street art began to appear around town on Monday of last week and the March Against School Closures on Tuesday January 24th, the police have intensified their attacks on the Sudbury chapter of the Revolutionary Student Movement (RSM-Sudbury). A small group of RSM supporters were chased by unidentified men in the downtown core that Monday

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On the Recent Wave of Revolutionary Street Art in Sudbury

On the Recent Wave of Revolutionary Street Art in Sudbury

The social media frenzy over the spray-painted slogans was in full swing by Monday morning last week. The local media outlets started to pick up the story soon thereafter. By lunchtime the news had already spread and mutated all over town. And over a week later, the wild speculation continues unabated, fueled by the appearance of more slogans. How could something

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Sixth Pan-Canadian Conference Callout! [February 18th-19th]

Sixth Pan-Canadian Conference Callout! [February 18th-19th]

[French to Follow] We are back! 6th Revolutionary Student Movement Conference Callout As many comrades, supporters and organizers of the MER-RSM are aware, we unexpectedly had to push back our 6th Revolutionary Student Movement Conference. But we are back and will be hosting our 6th Congress on February 18th-19th 2017 in Ottawa! With invitees from coast to coast, this is

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No Nazis on Campus! Fascist Propaganda found at McMaster University

No Nazis on Campus! Fascist Propaganda found at McMaster University

On Monday morning Neo-Nazi propaganda was discovered on McMaster’s Campus and in the Westdale neighbourhood calling for the preservation of ‘white culture’ and organization in support of white ‘self-interest’. This represents an attack on all marginalized students in the McMaster community. Fascists lie, propagandize, and distort the facts to support a twisted narrative of supremacy and racial purity and as

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Postponement of the 6th Pan-Canadian RSM Congress

Postponement of the 6th Pan-Canadian RSM Congress

Regretfully, the Revolutionary Student Movement’s 6th Pan-Canadian Congress will be postponed. The venue where we had planned to host the Congress backed out of our booking last moment, and all attempts to find another venue were unsuccessful. This cancellation happened due to the political nature of our organization, and while we cannot confirm it at this time - state repression

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Defend Our Democratic Rights! Defend Our General Assemblies!

Defend Our Democratic Rights! Defend Our General Assemblies!

On Saturday November 6th, the Board of Administration (BOA) of the Student Federation of the University of Ottawa (SFUO) held its monthly meeting. It was at this meeting that the executive presented the results of a legal assessment of the organization's constitution. Despite allegedly having had this assessment since June, neither Board members nor students were made aware of it

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A Single Spark Can Start a Prairie Fire: RSM Expands Westward!

A Single Spark Can Start a Prairie Fire: RSM Expands Westward!

The Prairies are Rising Red Within the last year of the work of the MER-RSM, perhaps the most promising development of our organization has been the affiliation of two anti-capitalist organizations in the prairies with our Pan-Canadian organization - the Socialist Student Association (SSA-RSM) at the University of Saskatchewan, and the University of Manitoba Student Action Network (UMSAN-RSM). Through this,

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After the Day of Action: What Next?

After the Day of Action: What Next?

The Revolutionary Student Movement (RSM) is excited to see that so many students across the country participated in November 2nd Day of Action, demanding an end to an education system which is unaffordable and inaccessible to most working class people and people from marginalized communities. Seeing this mobilization is truly inspiring, especially since most students who participated did not have

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Closure for Consolidation: Solidarity with TASS and LDSS!

Closure for Consolidation: Solidarity with TASS and LDSS!

Across Canada, high school students are feeling the brunt of government austerity measures. Their schools are being closed; a process known as ‘closure for consolidation’. In Peterborough, these destructive and anti-student measures were experienced by Lakefield District Secondary School students in September when they were forced to consolidate into Thomas a Stewart Secondary.   In May of 2015, Peterborough public

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RSM-UPEI Denounces the UPEI Student Union Council!

RSM-UPEI Denounces the UPEI Student Union Council!

The November 2nd Day of Action against tuition increases was initiated by the Canadian Federation of Students, and while the Revolutionary Student Movement has a different political line and practice with regard to tuition issues, we resolutely support efforts to resist tuition increases. RSM-UPEI would like to delineate our position on the Day of Action from the positions of other

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Solidarity with LDSS and CVDCS Student Walkouts Against School Closures!

Solidarity with LDSS and CVDCS Student Walkouts Against School Closures!

This past Wednesday, in solidarity with last week’s student walkout at Lively District Secondary School (LDSS), members of RSM-Sudbury gathered there to distribute a slightly different version of the statement below among the students, and to write messages of solidarity in chalk around the school. That same day, students at Chelmsford Valley District Composite School (CVDCS) also staged a walkout, inspired by

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Crisis in the SFUO and the way forward

Crisis in the SFUO and the way forward

There is a lot more than what appears on the surface concerning the financial crisis at the student federation (SFUO). As a militant anti-capitalist organization active on campus for 6 years now, we have been a part of, observed and struggled with the SFUO for some time and have noted what we have identified as structural weaknesses leading to an

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Support the November 2nd Day of Action! (#ALLOUTSTRIKE Graphics)

Support the November 2nd Day of Action! (#ALLOUTSTRIKE Graphics)

With the November 2nd Day of Action quickly approaching, the Revolutionary Student Movement encourages supporters to outfit themselves online with our custom #ALLOUTSTRIKE graphics/designs. Show your support for the Day of Action! 

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Against American Chauvinism: SDS Go Home!

Against American Chauvinism: SDS Go Home!

Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) is an American multi-tendency student organization started in 2006, which is roughly based off of the organization with the same name from the 1960s. While they have many chapters and affiliates within the United States, recently SDS has branched out and gained an affiliate in British Colombia: a high school student organization called the

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Sixth Pan-Canadian Congress!

Sixth Pan-Canadian Congress!

The Revolutionary Student Movement is pleased to announce our Sixth Pan-Canadian Congress, to be held in Montreal on November 19 and 20, 2016! We invite all interested people and organizations to attend, to help build the revolutionary movement among students! Since our last Congress in Ottawa during the fall of 2015, the Revolutionary Student Movement (RSM) has continued to grow.

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CITY OF OTTAWA GIVES PUBLIC SPACE TO MISOGYNIST ORGANIZATIONS!

CITY OF OTTAWA GIVES PUBLIC SPACE TO MISOGYNIST ORGANIZATIONS!

In February of this year, following public outrage, Ottawa mayor Jim Watson voiced his opposition to the misogynist “pick-up artist” Roosh V and the Return of Kings meet up in Ottawa that he has called for to happen across the world. People organizing to protest this unacceptable event has caused the predatory, women-hating “pick-up artist” organizers to cancel their public

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All Out November 2nd – Towards a Student Strike in Canada!

All Out November 2nd – Towards a Student Strike in Canada!

ALL OUT NOVEMBER 2nd! On November 2, 2016, the Canadian Federation of Students (CFS) has called for a Canada-wide day of action against tuition increases. The Revolutionary Student Movement (RSM) unequivocally supports the call for a day of action. While we have differences of both political line and tactics with the CFS, the RSM will always support action against tuition

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De Caire Off Campus Campaign Stages Disruption at McMaster

De Caire Off Campus Campaign Stages Disruption at McMaster

On August 29, members of the De Caire off Campus! Campaign disrupted the President's of McMaster’s undergraduate address. Students distributed leaflets as two members of the coalition spoke about why the De Caire Off Campus! Campaign opposes De Caire, and the effect that a Director of Security and Parking like De Caire could have on new students at McMaster. In

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Greetings to Jugendwiderstand!

Greetings to Jugendwiderstand!

Revolutionary Greetings Comrades, We in MER-RSM are excited about the presentation on our organization that Jugendwiderstand is going to hold. This is the first time, to our knowledge, that such a presentation takes place abroad and we are glad to have gained such attention from another anti-capitalist organization abroad. While we are not strictly a Marxist-Leninist-Maoist organization, our organizations have

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Down with Displacement, Up with Decent Housing!

Down with Displacement, Up with Decent Housing!

British Columbia’s Lower Mainland includes some of the most expensive places to live in occupied Canada. Of the 523 municipalities surveyed in the Canadian Rental Housing Index, Vancouver and Burnaby rank last, or close to last in measures of rental affordability and quality of rental units. [1] The lack of affordable housing for working class people has been termed the

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Immigration Detention in Canada

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

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Solidarity Statement with Lindsay/Toronto Immigration Detainees on Hunger Strike

Solidarity Statement with Lindsay/Toronto Immigration Detainees on Hunger Strike

The Revolutionary Student Movement (Peterborough Chapter) expresses solidarity with 50 immigration detainees undergoing a hunger strike at Toronto and Lindsay prisons to protest worsening living conditions. These men are currently being held without a trial at the Central East Correctional Centre and Toronto East Detention Centre indefinitely, they are demanding to speak to Ralph Goodale (Canada's Minister of Public Safety).

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The Revolutionary Student Movement Celebrates International Workers Day!

The Revolutionary Student Movement Celebrates International Workers Day!

May Day 2016! The Revolutionary Student Movement will be participating in various actions across Canada to celebrate the ongoing struggle of the working class against capitalism, and to mourn the many people who have lost their lives to the abhorrent conditions of this oppressive system. On this day we extend revolutionary greetings and wishes of solidarity to all people struggling

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Reject Austerity- No to VSB Cuts and School Closures!

Reject Austerity- No to VSB Cuts and School Closures!

The Revolutionary Student Movement, Vancouver chapter, (RSM-Vancouver) is a group of anti-capitalist, anti-imperialist student organizers, based on unceded Coast Salish Territories. We are aware that the Vancouver School Board (VSB) is currently finalizing its operating budget for the 2016/2017 school year. In this process, the VSB has proposed cuts to make up for a $24.6 million funding shortfall, the largest

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International Working Women’s Day 2016 – A March and Demonstration for Abortion Access in Charlottetown, PEI

International Working Women’s Day 2016 – A March and Demonstration for Abortion Access in Charlottetown, PEI

In February 2016, the Revolutionary Student Movement at UPEI initiated a united front for abortion access. Working with affiliates of the Campus Alliance for Reproductive Justice (CARJ), the PEI Reproductive Rights Organization (PRRO), the Abortion Rights Coalition of Canada (ARRC), and Abortion Access Now PEI (AANPEI), we organized a demonstration which took place on March 8th, International Working Women's Day,

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Join the Fight Against MRA Reactionaries! CAFE has no Place in our Communities!

Join the Fight Against MRA Reactionaries! CAFE has no Place in our Communities!

In the first week of February 2016, notorious "neo-masculinist" Roosh V's proposed meetups for his "pick-up artist" (PUA) followers across the world were crushed by the collective anger and power of the masses. Across Canada, the people mobilized protests and militant responses to what was correctly identified as the hate speech of the anti-feminist Roosh V and his misogynist followers.

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Hands off Atikameksheng Land! Solidarity with Defenders of the Benny Forest!

Hands off Atikameksheng Land! Solidarity with Defenders of the Benny Forest!

The Benny Forest is threatened by the invasive arm of capitalist industry and the forces of colonization. Pristine blocks of old-growth forest, located an hour’s drive north of Sudbury on the ancestral lands and territorial hunting grounds of the Anishnawbek, are being clear-cut by the logging giant EACOM Timber and aerially sprayed with toxic herbicides. Innumerable rare species of animals and medicinal plants

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Oppose the Laurentian Board of Governors’ Attacks on Students! Expand the Fight to Defend the Barrie Campus! – RSM in Solidarity with Laurentian Barrie Students

Oppose the Laurentian Board of Governors’ Attacks on Students! Expand the Fight to Defend the Barrie Campus! – RSM in Solidarity with Laurentian Barrie Students

Greetings from the Sudbury chapter of the Revolutionary Student Movement (MER-RSM) to the students of Laurentian Barrie! We stand in solidarity with you in the struggle against the University Board of Governors' plans to shut down many of your programs in Barrie by April 2017, denying hundreds the chance to finish their education there. We are an anti-capitalist and anti-imperialist student group

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RSM Movie Night: SNOWPIERCER

RSM Movie Night: SNOWPIERCER

When: This Friday, February 26, 5-8pm Where: Movie Room @ Single Students Residence, Laurentian University In the near future, a failed experiment to avert global warming kills all life on the planet, except for a lucky few who take refuge on a train that travels endlessly around the globe with a special engine at its head. Soon a class society

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Police Rush to Defend MRAs! Statement on RSM-uO’s Protest of CAFE

Police Rush to Defend MRAs! Statement on RSM-uO’s Protest of CAFE

Last night, February 10th, the RSM participated in protesting a meeting of misogynists under the guise of "men's rights activism" on uOttawa campus. As a result, this event, which was organized, led and attended almost entirely by retired and tenured professors and other non-students, turned into a totally inappropriate, disgusting, and illegitimate show of repressive force against students. First, campus

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Police Repression, Popular Solidarity!

Police Repression, Popular Solidarity!

The RSM Montreal was present at the ‘’Fucking Big Night Demo’’ on December 18th. This anticapitalist demonstration was called by the Cégep du Vieux-Montréal Student Association for Free Tuition, a student group at Old Montreal Cégep, in a context of ruthless cuts to public services by our parliamentary bourgeoisie. The dogs of capital had also severly repressed two night demonstrations

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RSM-York’s new radical, lefty newspaper called Outcry!

RSM-York’s new radical, lefty newspaper called Outcry!

outcryV1N1 RSM-York is pleased to announce our new campus newspaper, The Outcry! You can read our first issue by clicking the link above. We'll have a new one for you every month! Why a left wing paper? At York University, there is no paper that truly represents and expresses the interests of working class, marginalized, and oppressed students. There is

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Class On Campus: How does Class Decide Education?

Class On Campus: How does Class Decide Education?

Join Revolutionary Student Movement (RSM) Peterborough as we present and discuss the University as a place of class conflict. Many groups continue to propose that students are a single group, but all of us know in some way this is a lie. Some students will go on to run businesses and exploit others and some will go on to be

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Political Report of the Coordinating Committee of the Revolutionary Student Movement

Political Report of the Coordinating Committee of the Revolutionary Student Movement

Table of Contents   A. The Education Sector in Canada   2 B. The Student Movement in Canada   12 C. The Work of the Revolutionary Student Movement   21   This report represents the current understanding of the Coordinating Committee of the Revolutionary Student Movement on the state of the class struggle in the education sector. We proceed by examining the

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Statement of Solidarity with Manitoba Harvest Unionists

Statement of Solidarity with Manitoba Harvest Unionists

The Revolutionary Student Movement stands in solidarity with the 19 workers fired by Manitoba Harvest Hemp Foods for attempting to unionize their workplace. These men and women attempted to unionize to create a collective voice and fight against the racial discrimination, health and safety violations, and inadequate training that are found at the Manitoba Harvest workplace. Despite formerly having majority

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The People’s Dinner: Anti-Capitalist Community Meal

The People’s Dinner: Anti-Capitalist Community Meal

When:  Thurs, Dec 17, 5:30-8pm Where:  Meeting Room 1 (downstairs), MacKenzie Public Library, 74 MacKenzie St The Revolutionary Communist Party (Organizing Committee) – Sudbury and RSM-Sudbury are teaming up with other members of the community to put on an end-of-the-year social event with an anti-capitalist theme. We're hosting a free community meal and it is open to everyone!  See this event

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Report Back from the 5th Congress of the Revolutionary Student Movement

Report Back from the 5th Congress of the Revolutionary Student Movement

The fifth congress of the Mouvement Étudiant Révolutionnaire -Revolutionary Student Movement (MER-RSM) was a huge success. This was the first congress in which we had consolidated sections across the country (rather than just contacts or activity in several regions); we were joined by delegates from Vancouver, Saskatoon, Winnipeg, all over Ontario and Quebec, and PEI (in total 16 sections sent

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Resolutions of the Fifth Congress of the Revolutionary Student Movement

Resolutions of the Fifth Congress of the Revolutionary Student Movement

1. General line of work in the following year The MER-RSM will not hold a pan-Canadian day of action this year; Be it further resolved that we make the next year a year of consolidation and building roots; Be it further resolved that each section makes recruitment its primary focus; Be it further resolved that for effective recruitment, each section

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Open Planning Meeting for “People’s Dinner”, Anti-Capitalist Community Meal

Open Planning Meeting for “People’s Dinner”, Anti-Capitalist Community Meal

When: Wednesday, December 2, 3:30-5:15pm Where: Meeting Room 1 (downstairs), Main Public Library, 74 Mackenzie Street The Revolutionary Student Movement – Sudbury and the Revolutionary Communist Party (Organizing Committee) – Sudbury are teaming up to put on an end-of-the-year social event for the whole community with an anti-capitalist theme, but we need your help! We are planning a free community meal for

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Movie and Discussion – ‘Kanehsatake: 270 Years of Resistance’

Movie and Discussion – ‘Kanehsatake: 270 Years of Resistance’

The Indigenous Students Circle and the Revolutionary Student Movement – Sudbury invite you to a free screening of Kanehsatake: 270 Years of Resistance, an award-winning documentary about the Mohawk resistance to theft of their land by the Canadian state in the summer of 1990. The event will be held on Thursday, December 3, 6-9pm at the Lower Fraser Auditorium (FA-054), Fraser

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No Revolution without Trans Liberation: Statement of RSM-Sudbury on the Transgender Day of Remembrance

No Revolution without Trans Liberation: Statement of RSM-Sudbury on the Transgender Day of Remembrance

Below is a statement of solidarity with trans people and the trans liberation struggle, distributed by RSM-Sudbury on the Transgender Day of Remembrance, Nov 20, at a vigil held at Tom Davies Square. The Transgender Day of Remembrance was started by transgender advocate Gwendolyn Ann Smith to honor the memory of Rita Hester, a transgender woman who was killed in 1998.

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RSM-Sudbury Meets Every Weds, 6-8pm at Laurentian University: All Students and Youth Are Invited!

RSM-Sudbury Meets Every Weds, 6-8pm at Laurentian University: All Students and Youth Are Invited!

The Sudbury chapter of the Revolutionary Student Movement now meets every Wednesday, 6-8pm in the Clubs Room (SCE-210) at the R.D. Parker Building, Laurentian University. Each meeting begins with reading aloud an important work of Marxist theory and discussing it in relation to today's world, to arm ourselves with a revolutionary understanding of Canadian society as an imperialist, colonial and capitalist system

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Down with Racism! Saturday 1PM in Confederation Park! All out Against Racism, Fascism, and Islamophobia!

Down with Racism! Saturday 1PM in Confederation Park! All out Against Racism, Fascism, and Islamophobia!

Down with Racism: Saturday November 21st 1pm This past Saturday night Masjid Al-Salaam (the sole Mosque in Peterborough and religious and cultural home to the Kawartha Muslim Religious Association) was the location of an arson attack. The community reached out in efforts to raise funds to fix the Mosque. However recent actions have shown that Racists, Fascists and Islamophobes are undeterred.

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RSM Peterborough is in Solidarity with Victims of Racist Attacks

RSM Peterborough is in Solidarity with Victims of Racist Attacks

RSM Peterborough stands in solidarity with the members of Masjid Al-Salaam, Muslims and people of colour throughout Peterborough and the Kawarthas in the face of an attack on the community’s Mosque this past Saturday Night. An arson attack just hours after the community was celebrating in the space is a clear message of racism and islamophobia. Such attacks by reactionary elements

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RSM Peterborough Serves the People

RSM Peterborough Serves the People

RSM Peterborough is glad to say we are hosting a Serve the People event on Monday November 23rd at 6:30pm in Confederation Park next to the weekly Food Not Bombs Peterborough dinner. At this event we will be distributing winter clothes from the OPIRG Free Market. In our actions we help to get those who need them warm clothes for

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Fifth Congress of the Revolutionary Student Movement – October 31-November 1, Ottawa!

Fifth Congress of the Revolutionary Student Movement – October 31-November 1, Ottawa!

Update!!!: The RSM Coordinating Committee has made the decision to postpone the upcoming Congress to the weekend of October 31-November 1. This will give everyone -the Coordinating Committee, the sections, groups outside of the RSM, etc.- more time to prepare in order to ensure that the Congress is a success. See you in October!   The Revolutionary Student Movement (RSM)

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Rally in Solidarity With Baltmore

Rally in Solidarity With Baltmore

The Revolutionary Student Movement - Montreal is inviting you to a rally in support of the ongoing protests in Baltimore The rally will take place at Philips Square on May 20th at 6:30PM   A white police officer killing a black person is one racist murder among others, until the oppressed organize and rebel. The murder of Freddie Gray catalyzes

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#redspring2015 Day of Action Statement

#redspring2015 Day of Action Statement

The #redspring2015 Pan-Canadian day of action has finally arrived! When the Revolutionary Student Movement first called for a March 2015 day of action, we had no idea how students across Canada would respond. We hoped of course that students would take up the demands we issued –for free, democratic, liberating, and anti-colonial education- and run with them. So far we

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#redspring2015 March 24 Day of Action Against Austerity! Solidarity with the Spring 2015 Movement!

#redspring2015 March 24 Day of Action Against Austerity! Solidarity with the Spring 2015 Movement!

The Revolutionary Student Movement is calling for a pan-Canadian day of action against austerity and in solidarity with the Spring 2015 movement on March 24, 2015. We call for the creation of mobilization committees on campuses across Canada with the intent of organizing actions –strikes, demonstrations, walk-outs, etc. – on March 24. Let’s use this opportunity to build a student

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How to Form a Spring 2015 Mobilization Committee

How to Form a Spring 2015 Mobilization Committee

You’re new to political organizing. You don’t have the experience or the networks, but you know you want to help somehow. You’re excited about the March 24 day of action that’s coming up, but don’t know where to start. You want to organize a Mobilization Committee, but aren’t sure how. Don’t worry; we’ve all been there. The only way to

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1st General Meeting of RSM-York!

1st General Meeting of RSM-York!

The Revolutionary Student Movement - York University Chapter is ready to start things off this year! Join us on our 1st meeting of the term if you want to learn more about RSM and what we do, if you're interested in getting involved, and what to know what our plans are for the term. WHEN: February 2, 5-7PM WHERE: York

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York University, Rise Up! Join the #RedSpring2015 Mobilization Committee!

York University, Rise Up! Join the #RedSpring2015 Mobilization Committee!

Students of York University! Rise-up! Mobilize Towards the Pan-Canadian Day of Action, March 24 We are calling for individual students, campus organizations and allies to join the #redspring2015 mobilization committee. 1ST MOBILIZATION COMMITTEE MEETING: WHEN: February 11, 2014, 4-6PM WHERE: HNES lounge at the 1st Floor On the FIRST MEETING, we will discuss: - Our demands (Are these demands applicable

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Resisting White Supremacy, Colonialism, and Racism on Campus Event

Resisting White Supremacy, Colonialism, and Racism on Campus Event

The Equity Committee and the Accessibility Community Equity Committee in the Faculty of Environmental Studies (FES) are holding an anti-colonial and anti-racist event on Tues January 20th between 2:00 - 4:00 pm, with a special panel from groups on campus! York friends and comrades, please come to this event to learn, share and strategize! Our university continues to deny that

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Communist Discussion Group at St. George Campus

Communist Discussion Group at St. George Campus

WHEN: Every Friday from 6-8PM, starting on January 23rd, 2014WHERE: Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, Room 2268 on the second floor. Join the Revolutionary Student Movement for the first communist discussion group of the winter semester. The discussion group will include discussions about the struggles of proletarian students in Canada, class struggle, imperialism, settler colonialism and the need to

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Students of Canada: Rise-up! Pan-Canadian Day of Action, March 24

Students of Canada: Rise-up! Pan-Canadian Day of Action, March 24

This spring, students across Quebec will strike against austerity. The Spring 2015 movement has united students and workers in the fight for free and accessible education, and is benefitting from the lessons learned in the Maple Spring of 2012. Coming from outside the traditional student organizations, the Spring 2015 committee has already organized a number of actions to promote the

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Revolutionary Students Disrupt Cop Recruitment at Laurentian University

Revolutionary Students Disrupt Cop Recruitment at Laurentian University

On 9 October 2014, the Sudbury chapter of the Revolutionary Student Movement carried out disruptive operations against an RCMP recruitment event held on Laurentian University campus. As the recruitment presentation began at 4pm, members of the RSM stood up to read aloud a statement condemning “the RCMP – enforcers of the racist settler-colonial capitalist order – and their presence here

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RSM in Solidarity with Students at UBC!

RSM in Solidarity with Students at UBC!

Dear Students of UBC, The Revolutionary Student Movement (MER-RSM) sends you revolutionary greetings! We stand with you in solidarity in your recent struggles against tuition fees and against all barriers to post-secondary education. We support your opposition to the unaffordable housing policy and tuition hikes upon international students that have been imposed upon you by your University's administration. Over the

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Why Strike?

Why Strike?

To Undergraduate Students of the University of Ottawa, Last year UOttawa made history when we became the first campus in Ontario to have General Assemblies as the highest decision making body of our Student Federation. We achieved this victory with a referendum that ended in 1968 students voting YES to GA’s. This clearly showed us that students not only wanted

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RSM-UOTTAWA CONDEMNS ISRAEL’S RENEWED ASSAULT ON PALESTINE

RSM-UOTTAWA CONDEMNS ISRAEL’S RENEWED ASSAULT ON PALESTINE

University of Ottawa Revolutionary Student Movement in association with OPIRG denounces the unceasing attack on the people of Gaza perpetrated by the State of Israel that to this hour has resulted in more than a thousand Palestinians killed, thousands wounded, overwhelming majority of them civilians - children, women, the elderly and men not affiliated with any armed group. As we

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CHAIRPERSON OF UOTTAWA SECTION OF THE RSM ON THE MEN’S RIGHTS FASCISTS

CHAIRPERSON OF UOTTAWA SECTION OF THE RSM ON THE MEN’S RIGHTS FASCISTS

After the uOttawa RSM was successful at shutting down a men's rights fascist event in Ottawa, the organizers of the action were approached by The Fulcrum, uOttawa's English language newspaper, for an interview (available here). Given the increased interest of this event in recent days, and that The Fulcrum's article omitted much of the political content contained in the interview, we

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RSM-UofT Expands to the Scarborough Campus!

RSM-UofT Expands to the Scarborough Campus!

WHEN: Every Monday 6-8PM, starting on January 19th, 2014 WHERE: University of Toronto Scarborough Library, Room 253A We're pleased to announce we now have two chapters at the University of Toronto! Those who were unable to make it out to St. George now have the opportunity to meet and discuss revolutionary theory with us in Scarborough. Join us for the

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The Mass Line and Student Organizing

The Mass Line and Student Organizing

This is an adaptation of a presentation given by a member of the RSM at the Montreal Student Movement Convention in the Summer of 2014. I. Introduction This section of the workshop is titled “The Mass Line and Student Organizing”. As the name implies, I’m going to be talking about the relevance of the mass line to work that we

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SOME NEWS FROM COMRADES AT UNIVERSITY OF OTTAWA

SOME NEWS FROM COMRADES AT UNIVERSITY OF OTTAWA

The uOttawa Marxist Students' Association has been actively involved in the creation of the Revolutionary Student Movement (RSM) since the RSM's initial conception. Over the past year our movement has grown in ways that we did not expect, both in Ottawa and across Canada. We've expanded the RSM to new provinces, seeded organizations on new campuses, and have built our

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Revolutionary Students of Canada and Quebec: Get Involved with the RSM!

Revolutionary Students of Canada and Quebec: Get Involved with the RSM!

In December 2012 a loose collection of anti-capitalist student organizations, inspired by the experience of the Maple Spring, came together with the goal of building a Canada-wide anti-capitalist student organization. Between December 2012 and now, we have experienced many successes. We succeeded in unifying around a political line that emphasized class struggle within the student movement. We spread that perspective

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About Our Methods of Work

About Our Methods of Work

The MER-RSM is still a fairly new organization. It was conceived of as a result of several years’ worth of experience within the student movement in the Montreal area and in the student strikes that took place there, the critique of the social-democratic student movement in Ottawa from militants located there, as well as the initiation of communist student work

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Call-out for the Fourth Conference of the RSM – Quebec City, November 2014

Call-out for the Fourth Conference of the RSM – Quebec City, November 2014

In the two years since the inaugural Conference of Revolutionary Youth and Students, held in December 2012 in Toronto, the Revolutionary Student Movement has made leaps and bounds in its development, reshaping the terrain of the student movement in Canada by building a viable revolutionary force which is advancing class struggle on campuses.  Growing from a small collection of more-or-less

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Class Struggle or Democratic Struggle? : Message to the YCL on the ‘Main Political Report’ to the YCL’s 26th Central Convention

Class Struggle or Democratic Struggle? : Message to the YCL on the ‘Main Political Report’ to the YCL’s 26th Central Convention

First and foremost, the Revolutionary Student Movement (MER-RSM) would like to congratulate the Young Communist League (YCL) on launching the call for the YCL’s 26th Central Convention. The MER-RSM is a new attempt to build a Canada-wide revolutionary, combative, militant, and anti-capitalist student movement. We aim to organise students in the service of the broader working-class movement, towards communism. We

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Resolutions of the Third Pan-Canadian Conference of Revolutionary Youth and Students

Resolutions of the Third Pan-Canadian Conference of Revolutionary Youth and Students

1) A Constitutional Committee should be established, and tasked with creating a constitution for the MER-RSM. This committee should take into account the various recommendations made during the plenary session. All recommendations to this committee should be submitted no later than two months prior to the next conference of the MER-RSM. A draft constitution should be prepared and disseminated no

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Call-out for the Third Pan-Canadian Conference of Revolutionary Youth and Students

Call-out for the Third Pan-Canadian Conference of Revolutionary Youth and Students

This is the best time in over a generation to be a revolutionary. The objective conditions for the emergence of a genuine revolutionary movement in Canada exist. The Revolutionary Student Movement is part of an attempt to build up the subjective conditions – the self-conscious self-organization of communists – to a point where we can face the challenges and capitalize

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Revolutionary Frontlines: Speaking Tour

Revolutionary Frontlines: Speaking Tour

This speaking tour is the result of a proposal adopted by the 2nd National Conference of Revolutionary Youth, last June, in Ottawa, following a workshop on Anti-Imperialism. Indignation and a rejection of capitalist power is on the rise everywhere in Canada. The masses are chomping at the bit for new ideas and strategies to launch a revolution that is capable

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Resolutions from the Second Conference of Revolutionary Youth and Students

Resolutions from the Second Conference of Revolutionary Youth and Students

The Organizing committee of the Second Conference of Revolutionary Students and Youth wishes to thank all those who attended this conference. We also invite all activists interested in issues of revolutionary organization in Canada to take note of those proposals adopted to join themselves to the organization of the third conference to be held in early 2014 in Montreal. In solidarity!

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Limits of the Current Student Movement

Limits of the Current Student Movement

  Political Document from the Second Pan-Canadian Conference of Revolutionary Youth and Students, August 2013 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

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Second National Conference of Revolutionary Youth and Students

Second National Conference of Revolutionary Youth and Students

Seize the Time! It’s right to rebel! Ottawa, June 15-16, 2013 Just over a year ago, in February 2012, students in Quebec walked out of their classrooms and began their mass student strike, which raged throughout the province for over six months. The strike against tuition fee hikes, an austerity measure proposed by the former Liberal government, ushered in the so-called

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UPDATE : NATIONAL CONFERENCE

UPDATE : NATIONAL CONFERENCE

ATTENTION PLEASE! The National Conference of Revolutionary Students and Youth of the PCR-RCP Canada will take place in December (more details available on the "Seize the time! Blaze a revolutionary path" Page ). You're interested? Contact us at seizethetime2012@yahoo.ca!  

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Resolutions of the Quebec City Conference

Resolutions of the Quebec City Conference

1. The RSM officially supports the Spring 2015 movement and will dedicate itself to building the movement. The RSM will bring forward an anti-capitalist line into the mobilization committees for the spring 2015 Strike. In Quebec: -comrades should openly throw themselves into mobilization committees and the Spring 2015 committees. -they should aspire to be the best and most active militants

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Close the Barn Door, Keep the Pigs Out! RCMP Recruitment Protest in Toronto

Close the Barn Door, Keep the Pigs Out! RCMP Recruitment Protest in Toronto

On Wednesday, November 19th, the Revolutionary Student Movement—an anti-capitalist, militant student organization—carried out a protest against a Royal Canadian Mounted Police recruitment event on University of Toronto campus. The protest outside the Medical Science Building was joined by comrades from the Proletarian Feminist Front and the Proletarian Revolutionary Action Committee. Protestors handed out pamphlets to passing pedestrians and attendees of

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Close the Barn Door, Keep the Pigs Out! RCMP Recruitment Protest in Toronto

Close the Barn Door, Keep the Pigs Out! RCMP Recruitment Protest in Toronto

On Wednesday, November 19th, the Revolutionary Student Movement—an anti-capitalist, militant student organization—carried out a protest against a Royal Canadian Mounted Police recruitment event on University of Toronto campus. The protest outside the Medical Science Building was joined by comrades from the Proletarian Feminist Front and the Proletarian Revolutionary Action Committee. Protestors handed out pamphlets to passing pedestrians and attendees of

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Film Screening and Discussion – Kanehsatake: 270 Years of Resistance

Film Screening and Discussion – Kanehsatake: 270 Years of Resistance

On November 27th at 6:00PM, the Revolutionary Student Movement - University of Toronto, will be holding a film screening of "Kanehsatake: 270 Years of Resistance". The film is a documentary on the Mohawk resistance against the Canadian state during the Oka crisis. Following the screening, there will be a discussion surrounding the struggles of Indigenous peoples against the forces of

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RSM-York Air-Time on YorkU’s CHRY 105.5 FM!

RSM-York Air-Time on YorkU’s CHRY 105.5 FM!

Tune in Mon October 20th online on York's campus radio CHRY 105.5 FM to listen to RSM-York do a mini-segment about itself, along with announcing the upcoming ICAWPI event! Air time is between 12-1 pm, and we'll be on likely towards the last quarter of the hour www.facebook.com/chryradio www.chryfm.com

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The War in India: Genocide, Fascism, and Resistance; Joint Event with the International Campaign Against War on the People in India (ICAWPI)!

The War in India: Genocide, Fascism, and Resistance; Joint Event with the International Campaign Against War on the People in India (ICAWPI)!

RSM-York is pleased to be holding a joint event with our comrades from ICAWPI! This will be a can't miss event Come out for an open discussion on the situation in India, where for the past five years the government has been waging all-out war on its population; murdering, raping and detaining tens of thousands of activists, militants and civilians

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Call-Out for the Fourth Conference of the RSM – Quebec City, November 2014

Call-Out for the Fourth Conference of the RSM – Quebec City, November 2014

In the two years since the inaugural Conference of Revolutionary Youth and Students, held in December 2012 in Toronto, the Revolutionary Student Movement has made leaps and bounds in its development, reshaping the terrain of the student movement in Canada by building a viable revolutionary force which is advancing class struggle on campuses.  Growing from a small collection of more-or-less

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Call-out for the Fourth Conference of the RSM – Quebec City, November 2014

Call-out for the Fourth Conference of the RSM – Quebec City, November 2014

In the two years since the inaugural Conference of Revolutionary Youth and Students, held in December 2012 in Toronto, the Revolutionary Student Movement has made leaps and bounds in its development, reshaping the terrain of the student movement in Canada by building a viable revolutionary force which is advancing class struggle on campuses.  Growing from a small collection of more-or-less

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Tabling for OPIRG-York’s 2014 Disorientation!

Tabling for OPIRG-York’s 2014 Disorientation!

We'll be tabling most of the day between 10 am - 4 pm. Come out and discuss with us how we intend to unleash class struggle on campus! DIS-ORIENTATION @ York U 2014: Fear Of An Active Campus! Full Schedule: http://diso2014.opirgyork.ca/ Volunteer Opportunities/Training: bit.ly/diso2014 York University has a long history of protest and social movements. Lead by both student and

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A New Year at York for the RSM! Discussion Groups

A New Year at York for the RSM! Discussion Groups

WHEN: Every Monday, starting on September 22, 2014 WHERE: Overgrad Cafe, Ross South 167 Join the Revolutionary Students Movement at York University for a weekly discussion group where we talk about the struggles of proletarian students in Canada, class struggle, imperialism, settler colonialism and the need to organize youth and students towards the revolution! Let's make our campus a site

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Weekly Discussion Group at the University of Toronto!

Weekly Discussion Group at the University of Toronto!

Join the members of the Revolutionary Student Movement at the University of Toronto for a weekly communist discussion group! Contact revolutionary.studentsto@gmail.com if you’d like to join!! WHEN: Every Wednesday, starting September 24, 2014 WHERE: OISE room 2190, 252 Bloor Street West

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Revolutionary Student Movement, At an Orientation Near You!

Revolutionary Student Movement, At an Orientation Near You!

The Revolutionary Student Movement chapters at York University and the University of Toronto will be tabling in various orientation events all throughout September! Come visit our table, meet other revolutionary youth, learn how to get involved and get a chance to win FREE TICKETS to the Coup concert on September 5th at the Hard Luck Bar! Catch RSM in the

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Revolutionary Student Movement, At an Orientation Near You!

Revolutionary Student Movement, At an Orientation Near You!

The Revolutionary Student Movement chapters at York University and the University of Toronto will be tabling in various orientation events all throughout September! Come visit our table, meet other revolutionary youth, learn how to get involved and get a chance to win FREE TICKETS to the Coup concert on September 5th at the Hard Luck Bar! Catch RSM in the

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RSM-York Endorses This Letter by RacismWatch@York in light of the White Supremacy Posters Going up Around Campus

RSM-York Endorses This Letter by RacismWatch@York in light of the White Supremacy Posters Going up Around Campus

"August 14, 2014 To Mamdouh Shoukri and York University, This week, students, faculty and staff at York University were attacked by blatant racism on campus.  Flyers created by Immigration Watch Canada (IWC) depicting students of colour as a threat to white Canada were circulated on the York University Keele campus.  Similar flyers were also distributed across the York Village, where

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Revolutionary Student Movement Contingent at the ALL OUT FOR GAZA! Toronto Rally

Revolutionary Student Movement Contingent at the ALL OUT FOR GAZA! Toronto Rally

Join the Revolutionary Students Movement contingent with the Proletarian Feminist Front (PFF) and the Proletarian Revolutionary Action Committee (PRAC) at the All Out for Gaza rally and march on August 10 in front of the Israeli Consulate. For more info on the rally, visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/335278933294901/?fref=ts Also check out PCR-RCP’s article “Terrorist Israel, Canada Accomplice! Gaza Will Live On, Palestine Will

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Revolutionary Student Movement Contingent at the ALL OUT FOR GAZA! Toronto Rally

Revolutionary Student Movement Contingent at the ALL OUT FOR GAZA! Toronto Rally

Join the Revolutionary Students Movement contingent at the All Out for Gaza rally and march on August 10 in front of the Israeli Consulate. For more info on the rally, visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/335278933294901/?fref=ts Also check out PCR-RCP's article "Terrorist Israel, Canada Accomplice! Gaza Will Live On, Palestine Will Win!" here From Gaza to Ramallah, Intifada, Intifada!

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Revolutionaries shut down Men’s Rights Activists Event at the University of Toronto

Revolutionaries shut down Men’s Rights Activists Event at the University of Toronto

Comrades from the Revolutionary Student Movement, the Proletarian Feminist Front, and the Proletarian Revolutionary Action Committee confronted reactionary Men’s Rights Activists (MRAs) as they gathered to spread their message of misogyny this past Tuesday at the University of Toronto. MRAs, organized under the dubiously-named “Canadian Association For Equality” were completely unprepared for the opposition they must inevitably face. After facing

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Revolutionaries shut down Mens’ Rights Activists Event at the University of Toronto

Revolutionaries shut down Mens’ Rights Activists Event at the University of Toronto

Comrades from the Revolutionary Student Movement, the Proletarian Feminist Front, and the Proletarian Revolutionary Action Committee confronted reactionary Men’s Rights Activists (MRAs) as they gathered to spread their message of misogyny this past Tuesday at the University of Toronto. MRAs, organized under the dubiously-named “Canadian Association For Equality” were completely unprepared for the opposition they must inevitably face. After facing

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No Matter Who Wins, The Working Class Loses! Ontario Election Boycott Forum- Saturday, June 7

No Matter Who Wins, The Working Class Loses! Ontario Election Boycott Forum- Saturday, June 7

Time and again, the working class is expected to go to the polls and endorse the section of the ruling class that will oppress, exploit and mislead them for the years to come. More and more, we’re refusing to take part in the charade. More than half the working class knows this system can never be for them, and its

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

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

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Next Communist School: The State and Revolution

Next Communist School: The State and Revolution

The entire capitalist economy is based on the exploitation and oppression of the vast majority of the world’s people. How has it been able to continue? By what means has the power and wealth of the ruling class been preserved despite the fact that they are objectively murderers and parasites? In short: the state. In order to maintain their domination over

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Want to Build a Combative, Anti-Capitalist Student and Youth Movement?

Want to Build a Combative, Anti-Capitalist Student and Youth Movement?

Report-back from the Third National Conference of Revolutionary Students and Youth  The Third National Conference of Revolutionary Students and youths, held March 1 and 2, was a success. It further solidified the determination of young revolutionaries from across Ontario, Quebec, and BC in building the kind of organization that’s capable of leading the masses of oppressed and exploited youths in

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Militant Students at University of Toronto Prepare for a Mass Mobilization to Stop the Eviction of the Transitional Year Programme (TYP)!

Militant Students at University of Toronto Prepare for a Mass Mobilization to Stop the Eviction of the Transitional Year Programme (TYP)!

Members of the Transitional Year Programme Preservation Alliance (TYPPA) are gearing up for a mass mobilization on February 27, 2014, the date of University of Toronto’s Govering Council meeting. The Council will meet to approve the development of “Site 10.” This decision will result in the demolition of 49 St. George Street, which houses the Transitional Year Programme, to make

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Winter Communist School #2: The Student Struggle

Winter Communist School #2: The Student Struggle

Hello everyone, I am excited to announce that RSM-UofT is having its second communist school of winter 2014 this upcoming Monday, February 10th from 4-6PM, at the Centre for Women and Trans People (563 Spadina Ave, room 100). The topic is on the student movement. A more detailed description of some of the issues we will touch on is outlined below. We

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Communist School Presents: Long Live Marxism-Leninism-Maoism!

Communist School Presents: Long Live Marxism-Leninism-Maoism!

Communist School is back this fall! Lesson 3 is a read-out-loud and discussion of the document, “Long Live Marxism-Leninism-Maoism!” Where: 563 Spadina Ave, Room 100 * wheelchair accessible via Bancroft Ave. When: December 8, Sunday, 4-6PM Childcare available on site. Refreshments will be served. Fall Communist School is a biweekly educational initiative hosted by the Revolutionary Student Movement – Toronto.

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Solidarity Statement for the Revolutionary Students at CUNY

Solidarity Statement for the Revolutionary Students at CUNY

The Revolutionary Student Movement (Toronto Chapter) sends its revolutionary greetings to the Revolutionary Students Coordinating Committee. We write to express our full solidarity with Comrades Khalil Vasquez and Tafador Sourov, and the CUNY 6. We are inspired by the initiatives your comrades have taken in leading righteous struggles on campus that expose the university as a cog in the US

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Proletarianize the University! Expand the Transitional Year Programme!

Proletarianize the University! Expand the Transitional Year Programme!

A primer written by the Revolutionary Student Movement – University of Toronto chapter Situation of proletarian First Nations and Canadian youth Proletarian youth make up a large fraction of the Canadian population! Living in this country means our lives are shaped by the capitalist state’s exploitation of people, plunder of the land, and of resources. Capitalism exists for profit and

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Communist School Presents: Revolutionary Attitude and Combat Liberalism

Communist School Presents: Revolutionary Attitude and Combat Liberalism

Communist School is back this fall! Lesson 2 is a read-out-loud and discussion of two documents on mass work: Revolutionary Attitude and Combat Liberalism. Where: 563 Spadina Ave, Room 100 * wheelchair accessible via Bancroft Ave. When: November 24, Sunday, 4-6PM Childcare available on site. Refreshments will be served. Fall Communist School is a biweekly educational initiative hosted by the

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Join RSM for a Demo to Preserve the Transitional Year Programme (TYP)

Join RSM for a Demo to Preserve the Transitional Year Programme (TYP)

  Transition to Expansion: U of T, Hands off the TYP Town Hall Meeting with Cheryl Regehr Monday November 18th 12 pm Galbraith Building, room 248 35 St. George Street The Transitional Year Programme Preservation Alliance, which the RSM has been participating in, has been meeting in recent months to discuss our concerns around proposed changes to the Transitional Year

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Communist School Presents: Proletarian Feminism

Communist School Presents: Proletarian Feminism

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

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Revolutionary Student Movement All Saints Day Film Screening and Social

Revolutionary Student Movement All Saints Day Film Screening and Social

Join the revolutionary students movement for a tongue in cheek look at some anti communist propaganda, eat delicious food, and play Halloween themed games! The film we will watch is called “If footmen tire you, what will horses do?”, which is a Cold War era anti-communist propaganda film. Here is the synopsis from IMDB: “Based on the preachings of Reverend

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Revolutionary Student Movement – Toronto Orientation: Thurs Oct 10

Revolutionary Student Movement – Toronto Orientation: Thurs Oct 10

    The Revolutionary Student Movement sees its mission to create a combative, anti-capitalist student movement that will serve the proletariat and oppressed peoples in the fight against exploitation. We’re committed to making the city a site of class struggle! We currently have chapters at University of Toronto, Centennial College and York, and are looking to expand towards all campuses

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Boundless for Whom? The Working-Class Students within the Academic-Industrial Complex

Boundless for Whom? The Working-Class Students within the Academic-Industrial Complex

  September 26, Thursday 12-2PM Hart House Music Room, 7 Hart House Circle The University of Toronto’s Boundless Campaign describes boundless possibilities and potentials for its students, but for a large segment of the student population, the reality is a different story. Working-class students, mostly racialized, face countless barriers to enroll, stay and graduate from post-secondary education. While millions are

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Revolutionary Frontlines: Reports from the Revolutions in Venezuela, India, and the Philippines

Revolutionary Frontlines: Reports from the Revolutions in Venezuela, India, and the Philippines

Join to learn more about the ongoing revolutionary processes in Venezuela, India and the Philippines. A comrade will report back from his recent experience doing research in Venezuela in a community organized by an autonomous revolutionary organizations, while two comrades from Toronto will give us insight on the struggles led by Maoist rebel movements in India and the Philippines. The

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Join Revolutionary Student Movement-Toronto at Trans March Toronto on the 28th

Join Revolutionary Student Movement-Toronto at Trans March Toronto on the 28th

DOWN WITH TD, DOWN WITH THE BOURGEOISIE! The Board Members of Pride Toronto Celebrating Gay Capitalism June 24, 2013- Toronto Pride Festivities opened this week with the board of directors of Pride Toronto on Bay Street helping to ring in the Toronto Stock Exchange. A news release from the TSX describes Pride Toronto as “celebrating the history, courage, diversity and

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Students Challenge Hate-Activists at University of Toronto

Students Challenge Hate-Activists at University of Toronto

On the evening of Thursday April 3rd, students from the Toronto Revolutionary Students Movement (RSM) and several other progressive campus groups at University of Toronto (U of T) gathered at the corner of St. George and Harbord. They stood on the manicured lawn and shouted, “Down with misogyny! Down with U of T! Down with the bourgeoisie!” What were the

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PCR-RCP Calls for May Day Evening Rally

PCR-RCP Calls for May Day Evening Rally

The Revolutionary Communist Party of Canada (PCR-RCP) has asked for its supporting organizations in Toronto to participate in an evening rally on international workers day.     From the Partisan: The Revolutionary Communist Party calls on all workers, unemployed, retired, youth and students to make May 1st, International Workers Day, a moment when the bourgeoisie will fear our class is

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2nd Communism-Out-Loud School!

2nd Communism-Out-Loud School!

It’s time for another Communism Out Loud School on Monday March 25th, at 5:30PM. This time, we will be reading about and discussing the formation of the Third Internationale, the national-colonial question, a short biography of Stalin, the task of socialist construction, and dealing with opportunistic trends within the Left. Want to learn more about the basics of communism but

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Denounce the MRAs! Defend Womens’ Rights! Build the Revolutionary Student Movement!

Denounce the MRAs! Defend Womens’ Rights! Build the Revolutionary Student Movement!

Recently, U of T has seen an upsurge of men’s rights activism (MRA).  Warren Farrell travelled to the university to discuss his new book, The Myth of Male Power.  His “in-depth” outline of male powerless has incited a new pro-men movement on our campus.  MRAs on campus have been campaigning with posters and guest speakers in order to draw attention

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Join the RSM at Communism-Out-Loud School

Join the RSM at Communism-Out-Loud School

Are you interested in Marxism? Want to learn the basics but can’t get required readings done in advance? The Revolutionary Students Movement (RSM), together with its parent organization Proletarian Revolutionary Action Committee (PRAC), are hosting a series of Communist Schools on the topic of Marxism-Leninism-Maoism (MLM). These sessions are meant for beginners with no prior knowledge of MLM. In addition,

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Build the Anti-Capitalist Student Movement!

Build the Anti-Capitalist Student Movement!

Join the RSM for a public documentary screening on the activities of the far-left in the Quebec student struggle and open discussion to follow. Tuesday, Feb. 12th at 7 pm, OISE rm. 4410. The Quebec Student Strike of last year no doubt inspired and radicalized a generation of young people. As capitalists continue ravaging this earth, ruthlessly exploiting and attacking

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Letter of Solidarity to Peterborough Students

Letter of Solidarity to Peterborough Students

This letter was written by PRAC-RSM upon learning of a planned walk-out and potential sit-in, by Peterborough students, on Dec 11, 2012. This walk-out is in support of Ontario teachers fighting for better work conditions, as well as for the reinstatement of extra-curricular activities. The Peterborough students correctly recognized that the blame for the teacher’s work-to-rule action is on the government

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Communist Propaganda: Red Theatre and Music!

Communist Propaganda: Red Theatre and Music!

Hi! In case you haven’t heard, Toronto’s Proletarian Revolutionary Action Committee and Revolutionary Student Movement is hosting a communist propaganda event, at Hen House–the same venue where the Born This Red! Communist Dance Party was held. What’s special about this event is that PRAC/RSM will be putting on their first red theatre performance. Here is the event poster: Synopsis: Gandie is a young student activist

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BORN THIS RED! Revolutionary Dance Party in Support of PRAC/RSM!

BORN THIS RED! Revolutionary Dance Party in Support of PRAC/RSM!

BORN THIS RED!: Communist Dance Party On June 26, 2012, the Proletarian Revolutionary Action Committee (PRAC) and the Revolutionary Student Movement (RSM) will celebrate Pride Week with a night of dancing. There will be a performance by Jadelicious, and revolutionary dance tunes will be provided by DJ Hamma-n-Sickle. Please join the PRAC and the RSM at the Hen House to

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A School is a Prison, but Real Education is Liberation; A Call-Out for High-School Students to Join the Revolution!

A School is a Prison, but Real Education is Liberation; A Call-Out for High-School Students to Join the Revolution!

Being a high school student sucks! Not only do parents have authority over you at home, but also the teachers, the VP and the principal at school! You have to take bullshit classes like Careers and Civics that teach you nothing about the real world. Many of you even have to deal with the surveillance of cops in the hallways. Our society is

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Seize the Time! Blaze a Revolutionary Path!

Seize the Time! Blaze a Revolutionary Path!

1st National Conference of the Students and Youth: October 2012, Toronto, Canada Parti communiste révolutionnaire – Revolutionary Communist Party (Canada) It is Right to Rebel From the Arab Spring, to the UK riots and the #Occupy movements in North America, exploited workers and oppressed masses continue taking the streets. To tackle the economic crisis they created, capitalists and their lackey

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From Protest to Resistance: West Germany’s Red Army Faction in the 1970s and 1980s

From Protest to Resistance: West Germany’s Red Army Faction in the 1970s and 1980s

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Settler-Colonialism, Red Power, and Revolutionary Politics–An Evening with Roxanne Dunbar-Oritz

Settler-Colonialism, Red Power, and Revolutionary Politics–An Evening with Roxanne Dunbar-Oritz

Audio recording of this event is now available. To listen, click the appropriate section below: Introduction by PRAC/RSM and Revolutionary greetings from the Revolutionary Communist Party of Canada (RCP-Canada): http://www.mediafire.com/?22xmjm3c5mkooe9 Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz’s talk: http://www.mediafire.com/?495rt4k9ucdfjty Question and Answer period: http://www.mediafire.com/?nzvk46ov8wdzpiw In the imperialist countries of the United States of America and Canada, the Native peoples’ struggle for self-determination and liberation is

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Report-Back from the Anti-Corporatization, Anti-Imperialism Rally

Report-Back from the Anti-Corporatization, Anti-Imperialism Rally

Recently, PRAC/RSM participated in an anti-corporatization, anti-imperialism rally organized by a coalition, headed by a student organization at UofT. The rally was by-and-large successful, despite the fact that one of the coalition groups threatened to back out after seeing the previous post. This experience led RSM to make a post about right-wing sectarianism and opportunism. Background info: The deal-breaker, as it came

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Support the Revolutionary Party in Afghanistan! Fight the Occupation and Comprador/Reactionary Forces!

Support the Revolutionary Party in Afghanistan! Fight the Occupation and Comprador/Reactionary Forces!

Military Conference to be hosted at University of Toronto Members of the Revolutionary Student Movement recently became aware of a military conference happening next week, on April 10th and 11th. The event is called “Afghanistan: The Australian and the Canadian Experience Compared“, and is stacked with a “star”-studded cast, including Major-General Jonathan Vance, Director of Staff, Strategic Joint Staff, Canadian Forces, and

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M1M–May 1st Movement

M1M–May 1st Movement

For May 1st, in recognition of International Worker’s Day, PRAC/RSM Toronto is working with a number of other anti-capitalist, anti-imperialist organizations to put together a unified march from Nathan Philips Square to Alexandra Park. Unlike the previous year, which saw the march divide into two parts, this year’s march there will only be one march. We hope you join us.

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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

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Communist Night School on People’s War in India!

Communist Night School on People’s War in India!

Wednesday, Jan 11 @ 6:30 pm Location: Room 223 at Innis College 2 Sussex Avenue, Toronto, ON M5S1J5 Readings provided. Click here. Snacks provided. Bring your friends! The third installment of the Revolutionary Students Movement’s Communist Night School will be held in solidarity with the International Week of Support for the People’s War in India from January 14-22. Join us

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Combating Liberalism: Sexuality and Class Politics

Combating Liberalism: Sexuality and Class Politics

The Revolutionary Students Movement in Toronto will be hosting a Communist Night School on Thursday, November 17th, from 7PM to 9PM, at Innis College, room 313. We invite you to the second session of an ongoing series of free educational discussions on various aspects of Communist politics and culture where we will debate questions of identity politics and liberalism. Let’s discuss

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Mao at Occupy Toronto!

Mao at Occupy Toronto!

RSM/PRAC banner of Mao’s face 🙂

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Thoughts on the Upcoming Elections

Thoughts on the Upcoming Elections

With provincial elections on its way, we the proletariat see the usual string of promises. These promises have no other purpose but to diffuse people’s rage at the bourgeois Canadian state. All the candidates have adopted rhetoric that addresses the working class, but it is all a sham! All the candidates are simply slight variations of each other. All of

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Communist Skool Launch!

Communist Skool Launch!

Please read  Prakash’s  “Where Should Students and Youth Make a New Beginning?” We will also be taking a recent youth issue of the Partisan–a newspaper published  by the RCP (Revolutionary Communist Party)–and discussing a segment of it. The newspaper article will be available at the meeting. Our aim is to help students and youth gain a theoretical understanding of our political

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Short speech made at the Oct 15th “Canada out of Afghanistan Now!” rally

Short speech made at the Oct 15th “Canada out of Afghanistan Now!” rally

A more detailed summary of the rally, as well as an analysis of Occupy Toronto, which happened on the same day, can be found on the PRAC website. We are the Proletarian Revolutionary Action Committee of Toronto. We denounce Canadian imperialism. We denounce the occupation of Afghanistan. We stand in solidarity and support of the Communist-Maoist Party of Afghanistan. The

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A Quick Historical and Contextual Overview of “JRA/PFLP: Declaration of World War by Masao Adachi” (1971)

A Quick Historical and Contextual Overview of “JRA/PFLP: Declaration of World War by Masao Adachi” (1971)

The Proletarian Revolution Action Committee of Toronto and the Revolutionary Student Movement would like to thank everyone for coming out to the event tonight!!! To put the film in context, we would like to provide a  brief historical overview of the political situation in which this film was made, the relationship between the Japanese Red Army and the infamous United Red

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JRA/PFLP” Declaration of World War” by Masao Adachi (1971)

JRA/PFLP” Declaration of World War” by Masao Adachi (1971)

FILM-SCREENING FUNDRAISER Suggested Donation is $10 -$20 (though people without funds will not be turned away). ***With introductory remarks by Toronto based Video Artist and Curator, Victoria Moufawad-Paul *** Filmed in 1971 in the midst of joint anti-imperialist military actions carried out by the Japanese Red Army and the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, Declaration of World War

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Flags Burned at Anti-Imperialist Demo in Montreal

Flags Burned at Anti-Imperialist Demo in Montreal

Protesters denouncing American Imperialist laws and foreign policy gathered en masse today in Montreal.  In a showing of their disgust protesters burned both a Canadian Flag and American flag. On the 10th anniversary of 9/11, we gather to mourn all those killed by US/Canada/NATO in the terrifying years since 9/11. This protest was called not just to target America, but to expose Canada

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Banner Drop at UofT Clubs Day!

Banner Drop at UofT Clubs Day!

[caption id="attachment_856" align="alignnone" width="300"] "Each generation must discover its mission, fulfill it, or betray it." - Frantz Fanon[/caption]

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4 Things Students Face under Capitalism

4 Things Students Face under Capitalism

4 THINGS STUDENTS FACE UNDER CAPITALISM   Capitalism is a socio-economic system in which the poor majority toils in misery to maintain the wealth of the rich bourgeoisie. These are four conditions that proletarian (working-class) students and youth face under capitalism: 1. The overwhelming majority of working class students will never get to go to university, or even college because

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RSM’s Statement on Jack Layton’s Death

RSM’s Statement on Jack Layton’s Death

Jack Layton, leader of the New Democratic Party, passed away earlier this month. Indeed, this death was regrettable, as friends, families, and supporters mourned their loss. A blog post on MLM Mayhem criticizes the state sanctioned fanfare around the funeral, but more importantly–criticizes  the general radical left in Toronto, who, while identifying as anti-capitalist and anti-statist, took part in the state-sanctioned mass mourning, all the

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The Path to Women’s Emancipation Can Only Be Achieved by Abolishing Imperialism and Patriarchy Inseparably!

The Path to Women’s Emancipation Can Only Be Achieved by Abolishing Imperialism and Patriarchy Inseparably!

A graphic of a woman tying a red bandana across her lower face. There is a white hammer-sickle on the front of the bandana. The background is red. To the left of her head, it says: "IWWD 2021". To the right of her head, there is a small graphic of the side-profiles of Marx, Engels, Lenin, Stalin, Mao, and Gonzalo lined up. At the very bottom, it says: "THE PATH TO WOMEN'S EMNACIPATION CAN ONLY BE ACHIEVED BY ABOLISHING IMPERIALISM & PATRIARCHY INSEPARABLY!"March 8 marks International Working Women’s Day.

The first ever Working Women’s Day March was held in New York City in 1908 at the initiation of the (then revolutionary) Socialist Party of America. This march was pushed for after women workers protested their conditions in garment factories across New York City. Its implementation would then be championed principally by German revolutionary Clara Zetkin who, through the Second International, made the mobilization of International Working Women’s Day a world-wide event in 1910. Demonstrations led by revolutionaries – from the US to China – would be held on March 8 to commemorate and advance the struggle for women’s emancipation to be completed through socialist revolution.

Seizing on the revolutionary fervour of the masses, seeking to defang it into a passive day of celebration rather than a combative and militant one, the imperialists would turn IWWD into simply “International Women’s Day”. This can be seen by the United Nations adopting International Women’s Day as a harmless celebration. The change goes beyond just language, it removes the class character of the day and the revolutionary history of struggle surrounding women’s emancipation. The diluting of the class content of IWWD is done to cover for the imperialist and colonial powers that seek only to – at best – give lip service to the struggle against patriarchy, principally the oppression of women, among the big capitalist class. The capitalist women are fundamentally a reactionary group incapable of changing anything but the most superficial elements in the manifestation of patriarchy. They are unable to break this system, and fundamentally it is not in their class interest to do so, as the patriarchal exploitation of working women helps to line their pockets. This reveals the complete bankruptcy of postmodernist conceptions of “gender solidarity” where women can be united as women to fight patriarchy. Like the erasure of the class character of IWWD by the big capitalist class, this only serves to confuse contradictions, divide the working class, and prolong the existence of imperialism. Only the working class can destroy imperialism and only working women can be a vanguard fighter in the inseparable struggle to eradicate patriarchy.

A myth peddled by some is that women’s oppression no longer exists in Canada. This ilk would have you believe that some social and political rights – rights that had to be won by countless women revolutionaries who struggled tooth and nail to achieve them – means that patriarchy has been crushed. They would complement this by saying that patriarchy exists only in the “backward” societies. This is most often seen in countries like Canada in the characterization of Muslim-majority countries, wherein the most die-hard opponents of women’s emancipation in Canada will paint themselves as the most ardent feminists internationally. This lie perpetuated by the imperialists is nothing more than an attack on the people of the Third World, the nations oppressed by imperialism, by painting them as barbaric and thereby justifying intervention economically or militarily toward the strengthening of their political power over these nations. This lie also aims to keep private property and women’s oppression alive in the home markets.

The reality is that the exploitation and oppression of working women is alive and well in Canada and is integral to its functioning. The current economic crisis of imperialism has only sharpened this exploitation. The oppression of women is principally rooted in the existence of private property, whose origin allowed for the subjugation of women. This exploitation manifests in how they are pushed toward the role of reproductive and domestic labour whose value is erased, thereby justifying it going unpayed under capitalism. On top of this assignment to reproductive labour, women are also pushed into the workforce to conduct productive labour on top of reproductive labour. The jobs open to women are often restricted to “feminized labour” that is underpaid and overworked. In this way, capitalism provides the means for women’s emancipation by proletarianizing the bulk of them, yet it simultaneously thrusts this double exploitation, both in the home and as workers outside the home, upon them.

Marxist analysis shows that the State is made up of two main elements, primarily its armed force, and secondarily its massive bureaucratic apparatus. Under capitalism, this bureaucratic apparatus has brought forward a whole host of obstacles to prevent the organization of working women to break their chains. Access to healthcare, housing, stable and viable employment, and other necessities are stonewalled by these bureaucratic obstacles and they face increasing unavailability due to rising costs all around. Reproductive rights that include access to birth control, hormones, and abortion are under relentless attacks, whether from religious fundamentalists and fascists who are catered to by “moderate” politicians on the federal levels, or through economic means by denying funding to clinics for the sake of “balanced budgets” that makes access impossible even if “freed” from bureaucratic red tape. Universal childcare has been mocked as either a waste of resources or derided for “denying women their natural maternal role,” which has greatly worsened the condition of women and children as living expenses increase and schools are fluctuated between being opened or being closed. Increased living expenses and impoverishment has made escape from violence in the home and the workplace all but impossible for many, shackling countless women to incredibly dangerous and abusive living situations.

The already meagre situation of trans women has only been compounded. Access to necessities such as housing and medical services are out of reach due to costs, and trans women often experience violence at work or difficulty gaining stable employment due to discrimination. On top of all this, there are bureaucratic obstacles that are added with the very denial of their right to even call themselves women.

The imperialist and colonial core of Canada has only worked to strengthen women’s oppression. The genocide of Indigenous nations within the borders of Canada has been marked by the most ruthless violence against Indigenous women and Two-Spirit people. The fight to get the Old Canadian State to simply investigate the thousands of missing and murdered Indigenous women has been resisted, no doubt due to the clear reality that many of these murders were done at the hand of civil servants, police, and soldiers as a result of ongoing colonial policy and action. Within Canada’s borders to the global scale, Canada’s economic and military endeavours have only strengthened the oppression of women.

Canadian imperialism penetrates deeper into the Third World, creating new semi-colonies. The Old Canadian State does this economically through the export of capital to these colonies or through force. In the latter case, economic domination and ultimately political power follows. Imperialism stunts the economies of these nations, forcing many workers and peasants to flock to the imperial centres to support their families. This is best seen in the case of Filipina women who represent one of their country’s biggest exports.

The solutions normally offered to end patriarchy are often short-sighted and outright reactionary. Some liberal feminists believe the solution is through removing some obstacles so the few women at the top can reach esteemed positions easier; more women cops, corporate board members, drone operators and Hollywood producers. It is assumed that slightly better media representation and “sensitivity training” will somehow tear down patriarchy. Some politicians even recognize the primacy of the economic problem at the root of women’s oppression, only to then argue that this is proof there isn’t “patriarchy”, but rather it is an issue of poverty, leading to an argument for a “gender-blind” and purely economic solution. These social-fascists (they may posture behind more radical labels but amount to social-fascists all the same) will advocate a “revolution” to achieve this by incredibly incremental reform achieved only by glorified lobbying of politicians, by petitioning, and by voting. In total, these reforms do not empower women to attack the issues at their root but rather strengthen the reliance on the Old State through welfare aid.

Alongside these “progressives”, there exists a number of reactionaries who wish to cement old-style traditionalist oppression and paint it as liberation. Whether “traditional conservatives” or postmodernists, they will push for conditions that make it “easier” for women to remain subjugated in the home and workforce, whether it be through pushing tax credits to take care of families to outright justifying sexual exploitation as “legitimate options” or “alternatives” in place of destroying the root of patriarchal oppression stemming from putting women in these conditions against their will.

The reality is that only a revolution that destroys imperialism and settler-colonialism, principally imperialism, can destroy patriarchy. The only way to achieve revolution is through the conquest of Power to destroy the Old State through a People’s War under the centralized leadership of a Communist Party.

Today, the working class lacks this Communist Party. They have been robbed of it at least since its liquidation into the “Labour-Progressive Party” at the hands of the revisionist traitor Tim Buck in 1943. Since then, the proletariat has been left with nothing but opportunists and traitors falsely portraying themselves to the masses as a Communist Party. The most recent face adopted by revisionism in Canada is the “Revolutionary Communist Party”. Whether it is the RCP’s historic leadership in Montreal (the self-styled “Continuators”), or their recent splinter calling itself the Charles Gagnon Cell, or the postmodernist sycophants of Joshua Moufawad-Paul in English Canada, they are all the same: obstacles to be disposed of by the working class on the road to the reconstitution of the Communist Party of Canada as a Militarized Marxist-Leninist-Maoist Communist Party.

Only when armed with our reconstituted Communist Party can we join our comrades in India, Peru, Turkey, and the Philippines in waging a glorious People’s War against the Old Canadian State, abolishing patriarchy alongside imperialism and settler-colonialism all the way until Communism, serving the World Proletarian Revolution.

Women of the working class: it is our duty to reconstitute the Communist Party of Canada!

Wave after wave, blow after blow – against imperialism and patriarchy!

Proletarian Feminism for Communism!


Signatories:

Toronto Rally for International Working Women’s Day 2021!

Toronto Rally for International Working Women’s Day 2021!

Join us for a rally on International Working Women’s Day! For over 100 years, this day has been an occasion to advance the women’s movement as part of the revolutionary struggle against imperialism, capitalism, and patriarchy around the world.

When: Monday, March 8, 5:30 PM
Where: Yonge & Finch, North York
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Dress warm and wear a mask!

Imperialism, as the highest stage of capitalism, unleashes horrors and violence on the oppressed peoples of the world in order to enrich itself. Women of the oppressed classes face the worst violence: the most exploitative jobs, harassment at work and on the streets, sexual exploitation, backbreaking domestic labour and abuse at home – the list goes on. Here in settler-colonial Canada, the Canadian State pursues a centuries-old policy of genocide against Indigenous Nations, targeting Indigenous women in particular. This appears most clearly in the crisis of missing and murdered Indigenous women, which the State continues to perpetuate.

We are in the midst of a historic crisis of imperialism. Every day, imperialist powers like Canada pump more money into wars of conquest and aggression, desperately trying to find profitable ventures while every day it is less and less feasible to maintain them. We see this crisis in the response of the ruling classes to the deadly COVID-19 pandemic. The capitalists impose mass layoffs and evictions in a futile effort to keep themselves afloat, while the State works overtime to maintain the whole rotten order, yet it can never solve the problems inherent to capitalism. Amid such conditions, working women have been among the most harshly hit by the dying throes of this system.

Imperialism is drowning – and it is time for the workers and oppressed peoples of the world to finish the job! Make no mistake, even in its sick and rotten condition, it is still a brutal oppressor. It will stop at nothing to preserve the system of private property and the oppression of women which is rooted in this system. Only a Militarized Communist Party, mobilizing the masses for People’s War, is capable of smashing the throne of capital and ensuring the real emancipation of women. Today there is no genuine Communist Party in Canada, and so it is our historical duty to reconstitute it! Only with the active participation of proletarian women will the Communist Party of Canada be reconstituted!

We call on all people whose blood boils with fury at exploitation and injustice to join us in the struggle against imperialism, capitalism and patriarchy! Revolutionary vigour alone won’t keep COVID-19 and the cold away, so be sure to dress warmly and bring a mask.


Women of the working class: it is our duty to reconstitute the Communist Party of Canada!

Wave after wave, blow after blow – against imperialism and patriarchy!

Proletarian Feminism for Communism!


— An initiative of the Revolutionary Student Movement – Greater Toronto Area

Campaign for Proletarian Feminism: To the Streets on March 8!

Campaign for Proletarian Feminism: To the Streets on March 8!

At the top-centre of this banner image, it says: "Working women: It is our duty to reconstitute the Communist Party of Canada! Wave after wave, blow after blow, against imperialism and patriarchy! Proletarian Feminism for Communism!" At the bottom-centre of the image, it says: "Toward March 8: International Working Women's Day". The background is a sketch of women marching with fists raised into the air, and large red flags with yellow hammer-and-sickles waving behind them.


A message from the Revolutionary Student Movement – Greater Toronto Area:


March 8 marks International Working Women’s Day (IWWD). This special day was established over a hundred years ago at the 1910 International Socialist Women’s Conference, at which the proposal for the establishment of IWWD was lead by Clara Zetkin. IWWD was established in an effort to unite and bring proletarian women into the struggle for Communism.

This revolutionary occasion is often diluted and diminished both by liberals on one end and revisionists on the other. Both sides sing false songs about how women’s oppression no longer exists by reducing it to “identity politics” or distracting from the fact that the real solution to women’s oppression is through socialism. We must not be distracted: the liberation of women depends on the abolition of private property and capitalism itself. Therefore, the correct orientation for Communist women is to take up the struggle to conquer political power for the working class through People’s War, which can only be achieved with a Militarized Communist Party.

Today, the principal task of Communists all across the world is to constitute or reconstitute their Communist Parties. This is especially urgent in our country, where revisionism has deprived the working class of its organized vanguard for nearly a century! This task must be taken up amidst the class struggle and ideological two-line struggle. Proletarian women, who face a double oppression as workers and as women, are a key element to the reconstitution of the Communist Parties. It is crucial for working women to develop strong class consciousness that will make them capable of grasping problems faced by the working class as a whole and providing correct solutions to them.

To mark International Working Women’s Day this year, the Revolutionary Student Movement will post one profile per day on our social media about a revolutionary woman, building toward March 8. In the lead up to the occasion and on March 8 itself, there will be actions to educate, agitate, and propagandize the working women’s struggle – so stay tuned for upcoming announcements. Additionally, the RSM intends to conduct social investigation into the conditions of working women in the Greater Toronto Area and across Canada. If you would like to join in this campaign, reach out to us directly through our social media (Instagram, Twitter, Facebook) or via toronto@mer-rsm.ca.

Women! Unite around the revolutionary slogans:

It is our duty to reconstitute the Communist Party of Canada!

Wave after wave, blow after blow – against imperialism and patriarchy!

Proletarian Feminism for Communism!

A photo of three young people waving large flags of Palestine against a clear sunny sky. Superimposed over the photo is "ANTI-ZIONISM IS NOT ANTISEMITISM!" in big yellow letters. Under that it says "Oppose Ontario's Adoption of the IHRA Antisemitism Definition!" in smaller white letters.ANTI-ZIONISM IS NOT ANTISEMITISM! OPPOSE ONTARIO’S ADOPTION OF THE IHRA ANTISEMITISM DEFINITION!

As of October 26, 2020, the government of Ontario has chosen to adopt the definition of antisemitism which has been published by the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA). This definition reads as follows:

“Antisemitism is a certain perception of Jews, which may be expressed as hatred toward Jews. Rhetorical and physical manifestations of antisemitism are directed toward Jewish or non-Jewish individuals and/or their property, toward Jewish community institutions and religious facilities.”

This can be interpreted broadly, but IHRA has helpfully clarified what this means on their website, for example:

“Manifestations might include the targeting of the State of Israel, conceived as a Jewish collectivity. However, criticism of Israel similar to that leveled against any other country cannot be regarded as antisemitic.”

This seems reasonable, at least insofar as it acknowledges that one can be critical of Israel without being antisemitic. Yet, short sentences later, we see what limitations IHRA really considers reasonable. They have listed a number of examples of antisemitism, and one example stands out:

“Denying the Jewish people their right to self-determination, e.g., by claiming that the existence of a State of Israel is a racist endeavor.”

What does this mean? It means that criticism of Israel must always imply support of Israel: it cannot call into question the right of Israel to exist. Israel’s existence, of course, is at the expense of the self-determination of the Palestinian people who lived on that land when the first Zionist settlers arrived there. It is a nation built from the conquest of Palestine by force, and Palestinians now live in refugee camps of neighboring nations or in the meager territories in the West Bank and Gaza because of that.

The Jewish people have rights, the same rights to their lives and their livelihoods as the Palestinians do, but to support the rights of Jewish people is not the same as to support the existence of Israel. The State of Israel does not represent the interests of the Jewish people; on the contrary, as the great Lenin pointed out, a people can never be free so long as it oppresses another. The Jewish people have lived for millennia without a settler State that commits genocide under the cover of Jewish self-determination, and the vast majority of Jewish people continue to live outside Israel. The IHRA’s conflation of Israel’s existence with Jewish self-determination is in fact a core pillar of settler-colonial Zionist ideology, which must be combated alongside the equally poisonous ideology of antisemitism.

By adopting the IHRA definition of antisemitism, the Ontario government defines the call for Palestinian liberation itself as being antisemitic, and turns all of its supporters into potential targets for sanctions and repression. Of course, there is an important reason why it benefits the government of Ontario (and, in 2019, the Canadian government) to accept IHRA’s definition: Canada’s interests with Israel. Canada voted in favor of the creation of Israel at the UN in 1947 and continues to be its trade partner through the Canada-Israel Free Trade Agreement (CIFTA), although its voting support for Israel in the UN has changed over the decades. The Ford government’s support for Zionism in 2020 is likely connected with Israel’s signing of peace accords with Bahrain, UAE, and Sudan. All of these are countries which have long been hostile to Israel due to their Muslim majorities, so their growing acceptance of diplomacy and trade with Israel heralds the growing Israeli sphere of influence in the region and the expansionist dreams of the most fervent Zionists. The increased support signaled by these countries as well as by this province, in a time of political upheaval in Israel as well as in its primary ally, the USA, is a statement of support for imperialism and settler-colonialism which we cannot accept.

Canada itself is guilty of the very same crimes as Israel. Canada exists at the expense of the rights of the Indigenous Nations whose land was (and continues to be) systematically stolen by the old Canadian State. To the extent that Canada can help bolster the claim of Zionism to stolen land, it can also reinforce its own claim to stolen land. Sanitizing Israel’s genocide of Palestinians allows Canada to do the same for its own genocide of Indigenous Nations. The big capitalists of both countries have a lot in common when it comes to how they do business, especially when it comes to the way they treat those who rebel against their power, i.e. by the brutal and remorseless use of military force.

Palestine has a right to self-determination. The people of Palestine, subject to brutality, murder, and the robbery of their home, have a right to rebel against this injustice, just as do all oppressed nations and workers of the world. In every country, in every language, the masses of the world cry out “Long live Palestine”, and that too is their right. When the government of this province threatens even our right to express our support for Palestinian liberation, we have no choice but to speak louder, for we cannot let ourselves be silenced.

Our ability to protest freely is not our most important weapon, however. The liberation of Palestine itself, just like the liberation of the Indigenous Nations on this continent, and just like the liberation of the workers of the world, can only be carried out by the masses through revolutionary struggle. It is only by completely tearing down the old world that we can bring about the new world.

ANTI-ZIONISM IS NOT ANTISEMITISM!

LONG LIVE PALESTINE! LONG LIVE THE WORKERS AND OPPRESSED NATIONS OF THE WORLD!

IT IS RIGHT TO REBEL!

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★ Revolutionary Student Movement – Toronto (Organizing Committee)

★ Revolutionary Student Movement – Windsor

★ Revolutionary Student Movement – Guelph

★ Coordinating Committee of the Revolutionary Student Movement

If Reconciliation Is Dead, Then So Is Any Hope in the NDP

If Reconciliation Is Dead, Then So Is Any Hope in the NDP

Reconciliation is dead: this fact is plain to see for all. The Canadian State will fight against Indigenous national liberation until its very last breath. Liberal leaders will talk at length about reconciliation, only to turn around and assault Indigenous Peoples on behalf of Canadian capital, to say nothing of reactionaries like former Conservative leader Andrew Scheer calling for the blood of Land Defenders. But where does the New Democratic Party stand?

At first glance, the NDP seems to support progressive struggles. It criticizes the Liberal Party for failing to commit to even a single point of reconciliation, and its MPs, like Matthew Green, come to show support for the Six Nations Land Defenders at 1492 Land Back Lane. We are forced to raise the question: What are their motives in doing so?

In stark contrast to their official positions, the NDP in British Columbia are not supporters – or even bystanders – in the struggle of the Wet’suwet’en People. On the contrary, it is under NDP Premier John Horgan’s leadership that the invasion of Wet’suwet’en territory is being carried out! The NDP nationally refuses to take a concrete position, with Jagmeet Singh stating that he supports the “rule of law” when asked about RCMP actions, a justification everyone knows to be a dog-whistle for police repression.

The two faces of the NDP are like night and day. In Ontario, where the Conservatives rule, NDP leaders come to personally speak with Land Defenders, yet in B.C. it is the NDP itself which organizes the invasion of Wet’suwet’en territory under the pretext of “law and order”! There is only one conclusion: the NDP’s support is nothing but a cynical attempt at dragging the struggle for national liberation to the voting booth, to bury it in meaningless drivel about reconciliation. Colonialism has many faces, and the NDP is one of them.

The Revolutionary Student Movement condemns all attempts at co-opting Indigenous resistance for electoral gains. Such tricks only serve to further entrench the old colonial order. Be it Liberal or New Democratic, the Canadian State has no intention of halting its plans of genocide. Indigenous Peoples on the front lines of anti-colonial struggle have already made it clear: they have no wish to hear more prattle about reconciliation. It is dead, and revolution is alive!

Victory to the Six Nations Land Defenders!

No colonial snakes, no NDP!

Reconciliation is dead, Canada will be next!

Workers and oppressed nations of the world, unite!

People’s War until Communism!


— A statement from the Revolutionary Student Movement – Greater Toronto Area