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The Socialist Answer to the Security and Prosperity Partnership

From August 19th to 21st, the warmonger George Bush and fraudulently elected Mexican president Felipe Calderón will be guests of Canadian Conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper. During this period thousands will protest against their "Security and Prosperity Partnership" which promises increased exploitation and militarism. Fightback activists will be distributing the following text and organizing a public meeting in Ottawa on August 19th against the SPP.

The Class Struggle in Canada, Political Perspectives for 2007 -- Part One: The Canadian Economy

At each stage of the class struggle, it is necessary for the activists to take stock of the general situation. This is not simply an academic exercise. The purpose is to uncover the processes at work in society, in order to facilitate the work of labour militants who have no intention of being spectators of history. The goal is to understand and anticipate the direction of the class struggle. By uncovering the broader processes at work in society we can approximate in which sector the best gains are likely for the working class cause. The following article comes out of the discussions held at the 2007 Fightback conference and is part one of a three part document meant to orient the action of Canadian revolutionaries in 2007. See part 2 and part 3.

Fightback Conference 2007 - A step forward for Marxism in Canada

From all corners of Canada, supporters of the Marxist Fightback gathered in Toronto on 5th and 6th May to discuss how to build towards a socialist revolution in Canada and internationally. The conference was a huge success and shows how the forces of Marxism are well prepared for the coming movements in Canada.

NDP MP Olivia Chow proposes National Food Programme: Good start, but only a band-aid solution

In the past few years, it seems as though all eyes are turned towards children and their inability to have decent, nutritious meals. Recently, NDP MP Olivia Chow has proposed a national food program for children under the age of eighteen that would provide a healthy snack, breakfast or lunch. However, the Tories would prefer do dole out tax cuts that would do very little for poor working class families. Although Chow's plan is a good first step, it does little at addressing the roots of malnutrition and poverty -- the problem of capitalism.

The Debt That Never Ends: CFS fails to inspire

On 7th February, the Canadian Federation of Students (CFS) organized their annual “day of action” across Canada to protest against rising tuitions fees. In Toronto, over 2000 post-secondary school students from all over the province of Ontario gathered at the University of Toronto. For over a decade, the CFS has organized this same rally every 7th Feb. and for over a decade, they haven’t quite been able to navigate their way to their destination.

Communist Party of Canada 2007 Congress: A Trotskyist analysis for Young Communist League members

The Communist Party of Canada (CPC) and the Young Communist League (YCL) have recently launched a discussion of party policy in preparation for the upcoming party congress in Toronto in February 2007. The Communist Party, largely due to the history attached to its name, still attracts many young revolutionaries with an honest desire to fight for socialism. Unfortunately, the political positions promoted by the cadres of the Communist Party threaten to waste the potential of those that have sought out the party as an organ of struggle against capitalism.

Afghanistan: Bring the troops home!

At the time of writing, over 140 western troops have been killed in Afghanistan, including 42 Canadians. While you are reading this, the figure is undoubtedly higher. Increasingly, public opinion in Canada is turning against the war. The most recent poll revealed that 59% believe Canadian soldiers "are dying for a cause we cannot win," while just 34% disagreed with that statement. Significantly, the union-supported New Democratic Party (NDP) has officially called for troops to be pulled out of Afghanistan. This is a huge step forward for the anti-war movement and comes from the pressure of the rank-and-file of the NDP and the wider working class. However, if we are to achieve the goal of ending the war, the NDP and the anti-war movement must adopt anti-imperialist slogans and analysis.

A Marxist's articles on Afghanistan and NDP defector

We are publishing the links to a couple of interesting articles that were recently published in The Arthur, the main student newspaper at Trent University.  Both articles were written by Julian Benson, a regular contributor to marxist.ca.