DOWN WITH TD, DOWN WITH THE BOURGEOISIE!
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 future of Toronto’s Pride community”. We need to stop and ask ourselves, a future for whom?
This event, along with the ever present sponsorship from banks such as TD have caused many involved in the left in Toronto to call for an end to “corporate pride”. However, corporate interests are only one segment of bourgeois society, and what we should be doing is attacking the rotten system that is capitalism.
GAY POLITICIANS ARE NOT THE SOLUTION, WHAT QUEERS NEED IS REVOLUTION!
Liberals and so called “progressives” are also taking the time to celebrate Ontario’s out lesbian premier, Kathleen Wynne, as a supposed evidence of the inclusiveness of the capitalist state. However, as the gap between the rich and poor grows ever deeper, the rights of workers to organize is under attack, political protest against the capitalist order is increasingly repressed, and youth in the province suffer high rates of unemployment and overwhelming student debt- it is evident that “victory” of liberal democracy is one that serves only the elites and not the masses.
The liberation of the working class will not come from the board room nor the ballot box. We commemorate the militant histories of Stonewall, the San Francisco White Night riots, and the Toronto Bathhouse Raid Riots of 1981, by asking LGBT people to join us in fighting capitalism in the streets.
IT IS RIGHT TO REBEL- SEE YOU IN THE STREETS!
-Revolutionary Students Movement Toronto
Join us! Meet us June 28, at 730 pm at George Hislop Park. Look for the Red Flags. A link to the march route can be found here.