Revolutionary Students Movement All Saints Day film screening and social

communism is scary

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 Estus W. Pirkle, this film warns what will happen to America if the citizens do not give up their depraved ways and turn to God and Jesus for salvation. Communist infiltrators, the “footmen”, will pave the way for an all out invasion by weakening our will through TV, dance, rock music and alcohol. Once the invasion begins, the new Communist government will proceed to round up all Christians, and either execute them or force them to undergo re-education. Only by putting their faith in the bible where it belongs, says Rev. Pirkle, can America resist the coming Red Menace.”

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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.  

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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 in the process of choosing insubordination; that we are rising and reclaiming the essence of our legitimate struggles —including those powerful ones that will radically change the face of Canada.

Let’s protest by the thousands in all major cities across the country. Let’s brandish our red flags everywhere and throughout this whole day of struggle. Prevent the police from seizing and destroying the red flags and class struggle banners. Let’s forge a new fighting spirit made of unity and militancy. Shoulder to shoulder, let’s answer the various calls that will arise by May 1st. Workers, students or pensioners, let’s make May First a powerful day of revolutionary action!

• In Montreal: Rally the red contingent from the PCR-RCP Canada in the May Day demonstration organized by the Convergence of Anti-Capitalist Struggles (CLAC-Montréal)! Gathering at exactly 6pm at Place Jacques-Cartier (in front of City Hall).

• In Ottawa: Take part in large numbers in the event organized by the PCR-RCP Canada at the Babylon Night Club, 317 Bank Street. Doors open at 9 pm.

• In Toronto: Join the May First demonstration initiated by the PCR-RCP Canada at 8pm in Moss Park (Queen and Sherbourne).

PRAC-Toronto asks for all of its supporters and friends to participate in what will probably be a small but exciting rally.

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, we encourage group study. Therefore no reading of material in advance is necessary. We will take turns reading the material to be studied aloud.

On Sunday March 10th from 5PM-7PM, join the Revolutionary Students Movement at the Coffee Time opposite Lansdowne station for our bi-monthly communist school. The topic for this session is Lenin and Leninism. Copies of the material will be distributed to you when you arrive.

Hope to see you there!

-the RSM

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 at a well-known, bourgeois university. Frustrated by endless Facebook flame wars–correcting reactionaries and liberals crying foul in response to Mao’s supposed death toll–and other forms of unfruitful propaganda work, she heads to the streets. She begins a program of delivering her communist propaganda to the masses, with hilarious, and unexpected, results.

 Hope to see you there!

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 celebrate the future collapse of capitalism and homophobia in a revolutionary Communist Dance Party. Yes, our revolution includes dancing!

Time: Tuesday June 26, 2012 (9pm-1am)
Place: The Hen House (1532 Dundas Street West)
Suggested donation: $4 (no one, however, will be turned away)

The PRAC is a communist-influenced grouping that, along with its sister group, the RSM, organizes campaigns, publications, and educational workshops that link racism, sexism, homophobia, and transphobia to capitalism.

Got questions? Leave a comment. Hope to see you there!

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 governments ruthlessly attack and further impoverish the majority of working and poor people. While this minority of the rich and powerful—intent on protecting their obscene profits and lavish lifestyle—gorges itself on the exploitation and immiseration of workers, the vast majority of the world’s population must toil for the most basic necessities to sustain life. “Where there is oppression,” said Mao Zedong, “there is resistance.” At the forefront of these popular struggles, youth from the proletariat and popular classes are rising up against the authority of the ruling regimes. Radicalized students are leaving their classrooms to struggle with the masses in the streets.

It is not difficult to see why. In this latest “age of austerity,” young people from these social strata—who are poor, recent immigrants, undocumented migrants, racialized, and especially those belonging to the First Nations—face further deterioration of their life conditions. In an aggressively imperialist state like Canada, unemployment for those between 15 to 24 years of age is over 17%; that’s more than double the national unemployment rate! Poor, unemployed and underemployed youth—a significant portion of what Karl Marx called the “reserve army of labour”—are criminalized and incarcerated at alarming rates. On or off the job, our quality of life is miserable. Riots and mass rebellions—triggered by racist pig murders and brutal state repression—are the expression of justified rage against this exploitative and crisis-ridden capitalist system. But to give this degenerating system the shove it deserves, we must collectively organize our rage and arm ourselves with revolutionary ideology and politics.

Toward a Unity of Proletarian Youth and Revolutionary Students

In the true words of radical hip-hop crew Dead Prez: “The same people who control the school system control the prison system, and the whole social system.” It’s no wonder they say this school shit is a joke! In Canada, 1 out of 5 teenagers between 15-19 years of age will drop out of school. The “education”—more accurately, the indoctrination—system under the dictatorship of the bourgeoisie teaches us servility and obedience to authority, to act and live within very prescribed (class!) limits, to become dutiful and “flexible” workers for the interest of the bosses, to serve, to obey, to vote in their sham elections!

For those of us who reject this bullshit, who wish for an education that will help break the unending cycle of exploitation and misery, who want to bring an end to the capitalist system, the PCR-RCP encourages your contribution to building a national revolutionary movement of the proletarian youth and students this October 2012.

What is a revolutionary student? According to Mao, we judge whether a youth is revolutionary or not by whether they integrate themselves with the masses or whether they oppress the common people instead. Our perspective is that there is no such thing as an independent student “class” with its own distinct interests. Class permeates the student population as it does the wider society. As students climb up the ladder of higher education in search of upward class mobility, the more likely they will become the trained administrators, bureaucrats, and sentinels for the capitalist system.

Is our intention to become student politicians or politicize students? To serve capital or to Serve the People? Our perspective is that it is very necessary to break with reformism and social democratic politics dominating the student and labour movements. We want to align student struggles with those of young workers on and off the campuses, young workers who are shuffled into mind-numbing, back-beaking, low-pay, low-skilled, precarious jobs. Why should proletarian youth and revolutionary students pursue politics that ultimately preserves a degenerating political system that is not a direct expression of the interests of our class? We should struggle alongside youth who risk imprisonment by the racist capitalist system, with those who refuse to submit to bullshit authority and who are destined to fill the mega prisons in the coming years. Revolutionary students must align their interests and develop clear politics to advance the struggles of the proletariat and oppressed masses toward the only solution that can bring an end to their misery. As the Quebec students are showing the rest of North America, it is necessary to “seize the time” and to expand the immediate struggles against rising costs of higher education and burdensome debt loads to attacking the economic foundation which gives rise to mass exploitation and oppression—to ideologically and politically attack the capitalist system and to mobilize for socialist revolution. In other words, we plan to raise hell and to raise it well.

We therefore invite anti-capitalist young people across the country who are organizing in highschools, in colleges and universities, who are employed or unemployed, and who are from the First Nations, to accumulate our forces and experiences, to develop and organize collectively in the coming months a plan for revolutionary political education, education that can be transformed into militant political action in the class struggle which will truly make the ruling classes tremble. For more info contact: seizethetime2012@yahoo.ca