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Report-back from the Third National Conference of Revolutionary Students and Youth 

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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 Canada.

Attendees from the conference will report back on the resolutions adopted at the conference. They will also share the knowledge they gained from talking with other revolutionary students and youths.

Revolutionary students and youth who were not at the conference, but who are interested in building a combative, anti-capitalist student and youth movement should come out and discuss the kind of work they’re interested in doing.

Together, we can further the development of a real power to defeat the bourgeoisie in Canada.

The capitalist system is rotten! Down with the system that sucks the blood of proletarian students and youth!

For more info about the conference: http://www.mer-rsm.com/2014/01/call-out-for-third-national-conference.html

For the Facebook event page, visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/296408813817110/

If you have any questions, please contact the RSM-UofT at revolutionarystudentsto@gmail.com

 

Location: Innis Town Hall, room 209Date and time: Thursday March 20th, 6PM-8PM

Light refreshment provided

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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 will also have a speaker from Guelph to talk about the upcoming national conference of Revolutionary Student and Youth happening in Montreal on March 1 & 2nd. This is a communist school not to be missed!
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Coming out of the Quebec student strike of 2012, radical and revolutionary students from across Canada have increasingly tried to emulate the militancy of the Quebec students in their own locales. And yet despite the increasing radicalisation of students, the traditional student associations (the Canadian Federation of Students and the Canadian Alliance of Student Associations) have proven unable to advance the student struggles outside of Quebec. In this context, the Revolutionary Communist Party of Canadainitiated a series of conferences -the third of which is to be held in Montreal in March of 2014 (http://www.mer-rsm.com/2014/01/call-out-for-third-national-conference.html)- designed to bring revolutionary students together for the formation of a real Revolutionary Student Movement; a truly combative student movement capable of winning real victories and advancing the class struggle in Canada.
What is the role of students within the class struggle? Are students a revolutionary subject? Why aren’t the current student associations -the CFS and CASA- capable of advancing the class struggle in Canada and Quebec? What type of organisation is needed among students to advance the class struggle? What is, and why do we need a Revolutionary Student Movement?

Communist School Presents: Revolutionary Attitude and Combat Liberalism

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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 Revolutionary Student Movement – Toronto. Lesson 3 is on Revolutionary International Movement’s document “Long Live Marxism-Leninism, Maoism!” on December 8th, 4-6PM.

If you would like to help out in the organizing of communist school, let us know! Believe it or not, it’s just as fun, if not, even more fun, than attending the school itself!

Join RSM for a demo to preserve the Transitional Year Program (TYP)

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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 Programme (TYP), including the University recommendation of amalgamation of the TYP with the Woodsworth Bridging Program, and the reallocation of the TYP from 49 St. George Street to 123 St. George Street. Students have brought forward issues and concerns regarding the above proposals over the past year, in addition to concerns over cuts to TYP faculty, staff, and programme, i.e. concerns regarding the lack of financial resources.

Students and Alumni of the Programme, as well as University of Toronto community members, have serious concerns about the relocation of the TYP from 49 St. George Street to 123 St. George Street. After conducting a survey of current TYP students, results show the proposed building for the programme’s relocation is not adequate for the needs of the current students. First, there is a very obvious concern regarding the physical accessibility of the proposed building and its impact on inclusiveness with regard to future/incoming TYP students. Secondly, students in the TYP also expressed the need to maintain adequate space for faculty offices, a child friendly environment and a kitchen, which is currently provided at 49 St. George Street. Furthermore, as the programme has deep roots in the wider community, a decent space for student study groups and meetings will be necessary.

The Boundless Campaign is supposed to include access and equity. The University of Toronto loves to parade around the TYP until it comes to preserving the program, let alone expanding it. Shame on the University! As part of the Boundless campaign, they plan to move the Transitional Year Programme from its current location at 49 St. George Street in order to build the Centre for Engineering Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Who is this campaign boundless for? We want boundless expansion, and we want the university to explain why the TYP must sacrifice their space for the University’s boundless, capitalist program? The program’s budget has been frozen this year, and has faced cuts in recent years to staff and its resources.

Join us at this town hall on Monday, November 18th to strategize about how to fight for the TYP and its space. There will be a demo afterward.

Revolutionary Students Movement All Saints Day film screening and social

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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.”

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