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. 

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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 workers and poor people across the globe in its relentless drive to squeeze more & more profit for their greedy selves, this generation of youth–and in particular, working class youth–is left facing a bleak, harsh, and grim future. Students in Quebec mounted a fierce resistance against the capitalist agenda, first fighting against tuition fee hikes and then expanding the fight into a mass social struggle against the Liberal government. The utter defiance against the Quebec government’s repression and attempt to implement a special (emergency) law was a blow to bourgeois legality!

The Revolutionary Student Movement invite those who are fed up with the current state of student politics and who want to organize on a firmly anti-capitalist foundation to a free public documentary screening (with English subtitles) on the activities of far-left during the strike. We welcome discussion on the pitfalls of peaceful protests vs. the militant and sometimes violent actions that occurred over the course of the strike; on spontaneity and organization in the anti-capitalist struggle; on popular democracy in our schools and on our campuses. The RSM will present a report-back from the First National Conference for Students and Youth Activists, that took place in Toronto last December with the hope of rallying new forces to the cause!

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M1M–May 1st Movement

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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. You can contact us at revolutionarystudentsto[at]gmail[dot]com to march with us.

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Unite the struggles of the people on International Workers’ Day!
For an anti-capitalist May Day!

* The richest 10 people in Toronto earn almost 3.5 times the annual income of all people earning minimum wage in Canada *

All over the world on May 1, MAY DAY, millions of people fill the streets to advance the struggles and issues of the working class.

On May 1, 2012 in Toronto, we need to also be out in the streets – not as a parade, but as a call to people across the city and across the country.

A call to action against the governments of the bankers and the rich who are imposing “austerity” on the people.  After decades of spending billions on wars, prisons, police, tax cuts and tax breaks for the rich, subsidies, oil and mining companies and other corporations, they tell us there is an ‘economic crisis’ that justifies their layoffs, wage freezes and reductions, cuts to social programs and higher and more fees for what we need.

This is capitalism: their system is the crisis!

This is a call to unity against the nationalism, racism, anti-immigrant sentiments, sexism, homophobia, and any other hatred their media creates to keep us divided while the rich continue to line their pockets.

Since its founding, Canada has been stealing and plundering First Nations lands, minerals and resources and now launches imperialist wars around the world to plunder other people’s resources.  The land rights of First Nations and those of other people fighting for their rights and freedom should be everyone’s fight.  The right to work and dignity for those who come as immigrants and migrants need to be the fight of all of us who came as or descend from immigrants.

This is a call to reject the rampant consumerism and the social decay, climate chaos and environmental destruction imposed by this system.  We don’t want the “growth” that capitalism has to offer.

We want a truly democratic and just society that meets the social needs of all people. Capitalism can’t do this.

So May Day is a call to all those coming under attack, to the sick and tired, the exploited and oppressed.

A call to all unionized workers whose rights and wages were the result of years of struggle, not from supporting this or that party or by back-room negotiations. Remember your role in this society, reclaim the proud history of militant labour.

A call to precarious workers with little job security and no benefits.

A call to the students struggling to find jobs and tied down to tens of thousands in debt.

A call to all the working class women who have to work multiple minimum wage part-time jobs to feed a family.

A call to the racialized youth, targeted and brutalized by police and under attack from policies aimed at stuffing their bodies into new prisons.

A call to the migrant mothers and fathers, brothers and sisters, who left their homes in for the empty promise of a better life.

A call to the indigenous peoples defending their land rights against Canadian colonialism, and a call to all non-indigenous peoples struggles to unite with them.

On May 1, 2012, International Workers Day, join us at 4pm at Nathan Phillips Square for a rally and march to respect Indigenous sovereignty, insist that no one is illegal, for international workers solidarity, to defend and expand public services, to stop prison expansion…and corporate handouts, to end imperialist wars and aggression, to build people’s power, and to move beyond capitalism.

Communist Skool Launch!

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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 tasks, as well as brainstorm some practical ideas for realizing our revolutionary goals.

Directions: get off at St. George subway station at Bedford, then go West until you see a gray, ramped building. Enter via side entrance and take elevator to the 5th floor.

We look forward to seeing you at our launch!

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 as America’s accomplice–“USA terrorist, Canada accomplice!”.

RSM Toronto issued a statement on 9/11.
Sisters, brothers, and comrades–

I speak today on behalf on the newly-formed Revolutionary Student Movement of the Proletarian Revolutionary Action Committee of Toronto.

We stand here in solidarity with the everyday people whose lives are ruined by the ravages of imperialist war. Our group denounces the ruthless actions of the Canadian state, whose military imposes daily misery and destruction in Afghanistan, in Libya, in Haiti and all other oppressed nations in the third world. We denounce the Canadian state for its plunder of land and resources and genocide of the First Nations people.

This Canadian state funnels the money and wealth generated by ordinary workers into an odious war machine so that the rich can maintain the stability of its ruling world order.

Today, on the 10th anniversary of Sept 11th, a day of infamy not just because it ushered in the so-called “war on terror”–we must also remember the US-backed coup against the socialist Allende government in Chile. Today it is the obligation of students, youth, and all people concerned with justice to take a stand against imperialism–because imperialism means endless war and destruction. We should be asking–“Who are the real terrorists here?

Click hereto read the Mouvement Etudiant Revolutionnaire’s statement on 9/11.