Stories we are covering
Reports, analysis, and stories from the struggle of the Cuban people to defend and build their socialist revolution.
The Quebec Student Strike
The story of the biggest student mobilization in Canadian history as it unfolds.
The Class Struggle in Greece
Reporting the viewpoint of the Communist Youth and the Communist Party of Greece for a People's Greece.
The youth movement
Statements and analysis about the way forward for the youth and student movement in Canada today by the YCL-LJC.
Reflections on how to build a better world from a Leninist point of view.
CP of Greece, Article of the International Relations Section of the CC of the KKE in relation to the statements of the international Media on the murderous attack on the large demonstration of PAME
The murderous attack unleashed by anarcho-fascist groups against the enormous rally which was organized by the class-oriented trade unions, rallied in the All-workers’ Militant Front (PAME) in opposition to the new anti-people measures of the government, made the news on a global scale. Nevertheless, there were many attempts by the bourgeois media to distort the facts.
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The Canadian Border Service Agency runs a Border Watch Toll-free line. Their website advertises:
“If you have information about suspicious cross-border activity, please contact the Canada Border Services Agency Border Watch Toll-free Line at 1-888-502-9060.”
George Walker Bush, born July 6, 1945 is likely to try to cross the border into Canada on or about October 18 to 20th 2011 to attend an event in Surrey British Columbia. Mr. Bush has admitted to authorizing and approving the widespread use of torture by the U.S. Armed Forces and the CIA. There are reasonable grounds to believe that George W. Bush, as the President of the United States of America and Commander in Chief of the U.S. Armed Forces between 2001 and 2009, counselled, aided and abetted the commission of torture and other war crimes and crimes against humanity in Iraq, Afghanistan and other locations. Experts estimate that in Iraq alone, over a million innocent men, women and children have died as a consequence of the illegal U.S.-led war on Iraq authorized and directed by George W. Bush.
N.B. the website indicates that CBSA has discretion to provide a reward for information.
For more information about the case to charge Bush as a war criminal please see: Lawyers Against the War
» October 20: Peaceful Rally to Protest George W Bush’s Surrey Visit
Thursday, October 20, 11:00 am
Join at the parking lot outside the Bay, Guildford Mall, SW corner of 152 St. & 104 Ave.
For info on this rally, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
» Sign the Online petition to arrest George Bush:
»Torture victims plan to file charges when Bush enters Canada
» Lawyers press for Bush arrest, as #Occupy activists set to converge in Surrey
In the context of the mass actions across the country, RY is reprinting this article for consideration. We stress that we can find specific differences with both situations that are quite different between Canada and Greece. The general point, however, we think should be taken into consideration.
For us it is important not to either cynically dismiss the occupy movement or over-estimate what we see today as a sort of revolution. The path, however, to socialism in Canada is not a straight line. We support the movement whole-heatedly.
|Occupy demonstration in Vancouver|
The capitalist-owned media endlessly repeat that the people’s movements in the U.S. and Canada are unorganized and don’t have clear demands. And the ruling circles want to keep it that way.
Our response, the 99%, should be unite, organize and demand!
Some immediate demands could be:
- Double the corporate tax rate, especially for the largest transnationals, oil companies, etc.
- Nationalize the banks and insurance companies!
- Good jobs, liveable wages and benefits for all!
- End attacks on workers’ rights and stop privatizations and cutbacks to public services!
- Make education (including post-secondary), healthcare and childcare accessible and affordable!
- Build social housing, and significantly raise the minimum wage and welfare rates!
- Cut military spending by 75%!
- Fight climate change, not wars for energy resources!
- Our aim is a socialist Canada.
|Sign at the Occupy Toronto Rally|
People’s Voice Newspaper editorial
To paraphrase the famous Russian Nikolai Chernyshevsky, the road to revolution takes many unexpected twists and turns.
Who could have predicted a year ago that Tunisia would be the spark for a series of uprisings, or that the magazine Adbusters would initiate an occupation of Wall Street which now involves tens of thousands? In both cases, circumstances were ripe for a popular upsurge. In every capitalist country, even the U.S. empire itself, unemployment, poverty, and inequality feed the sense of desperation and give birth to a wide range of fightback strategies. The most advanced struggles are in countries such as Greece, where revolutionary Communist parties with significant working class support are building broad, militant struggles around key demands.
Starting without a declared political aim, the Occupy Wall Street movement combines rage against oppression and poverty with hope for a better world. These sentiments are moving millions into the streets, and Occupy is spreading like wildfire.
The challenges faced by this openly anti-capitalist but extremely diverse crusade are enormous. But the decision to rise up together against corporate domination is a powerful and liberating act, with enormous potential. Through their bold attempt to defeat the system, the “99 percenters” will learn more about social change than any textbook could teach. This movement deserves the unhesitating support of all progressive activists.
More “occupations” will begin in cities across North America in mid-October. We urge our readers to jump in and help build these struggles, taking People’s Voice and socialist ideas into the debates.
Our next issue will report on the progress of this unique political development.
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