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Toronto: Rob Sewell speaks on the Ukrainian crisis and the way out

Over 60 people packed a room at Oakham House at Ryerson University in Toronto on Wednesday evening for a discussion with invited speaker, Rob Sewell, the editor of the British Marxist journal Socialist Appeal. The event, organized by Fightback, focused on the developing situation in the Ukraine in the context of the capitalist crisis today and the similarities with the political forces that gave rise to the First World War 100 years ago. 

Fightback Subscription Drive: Help build revolutionary media in Canada!

fightback-literature-tableWe are launching the Fightback subscription drive over the next month. This is an initiative to build up the strength of revolutionary media that will be carried out in cities and campuses across Canada. In this time of economic crisis, class struggle, austerity cuts, and revolutions around the world the urgent need for revolutionary media has never been greater. We need to build an alternative to the corporate press and to promote working class and socialist analysis on current events.

Great enthusiasm marks 2014 Marxist Winter School

On the weekend of February 15th-16th, approximately 60 people participated in the fifth annual Marxist Winter School in Montreal, this year held at Concordia University. Organized by supporters of Fightback (Canada), La Riposte (Quebec), and the Workers’ International League (USA), this year’s school was certainly a big success. Activists traveled from Ottawa, Toronto, New York, and Boston to join comrades in Montreal for enthusiastic discussions throughout the entire weekend. Continuing the tradition from last year, the discussions were held in both French and English, facilitated through consecutive translation which highlighted the unity of English and French-speaking revolutionaries.

Marxist Winter School 2014 — Montreal

Last year, we saw a continuation of the revolutionary process of social upheaval all around the world. From Turkey to Brazil, from Egypt to Greece, people take to the streets searching for a way out as capitalism offers no future. As workers and youth search for answers to the problems they are now confronted with, we announce the fourth annual Northeast Marxist Winter School, which will be held in Montreal, Quebec on the weekend of February 15-16. The aim of this school is to arm activists with Marxist ideas for the struggles to come.

Help us hire a Montreal Marxist organizer!

Young people, students, trade unionists, and all those wanting to fight the system, looked with inspiration to the struggle of the Quebec students in 2012. Hundreds of thousands came out on the streets to oppose austerity. In the aftermath of this movement, thousands more are looking for an answer to the global crisis of capitalism. There is a ferment and questioning amongst the youth who are looking for clear ideas. In this context Marxism can make a rapid advance, and indeed has been advancing, especially on university campuses. In order to promote and consolidate this advance, Fightback — united with our French-language sister paper La Riposte — is launching a campaign to hire a Marxist organizer in Montreal.