As the crisis of capitalism heightens, youth and working people around the world crave a radical political alternative.
Movements forming around the election of Jeremy Corbyn as the Leader of the Labour Party in the UK and Bernie Sanders in the United States show that Socialist ideas are making a come back. But mass movements channelled through reformist parties quickly come face-to-face with the reality that it is impossible to reform capitalism, as Syriza showed in Greece this summer.
Youth and workers will need to be armed with Marxist ideas for the struggles to come. With this in mind, we announce the 6th annual Northeast Marxist Winter School in Montreal this coming February! This will be a perfect opportunity to meet and learn with revolutionaries from all over North-eastern Canada and the United States.
Last year we had a record attendance of 85 people and this year we are aiming to have over 100 attendees!
SAT. FEB. 13 – Room # MB 3.270
9:00am: Imperialism, Terrorism and the Refugee Crisis – presented by Parisian Marxist, Jérôme Métellus, editor of Révolution (www.marxiste.org).
1:30pm: Bernie Sanders, Donald Trump and the polarization in the United States – presented by Tom Trottier of the Worker’s International League from the United States.
7:00pm: Social (At the Auberge Bishop Hostel, 1447 rue Bishop, Montréal QC H3G 2E9)
SUN. FEB. 14 – Room # MB 3.270
9:00am: The History of the Upper and Lower Canada rebellions (1837-38) – presented by Julien Arseneau of the La Riposte editorial board (www.marxiste.qc.ca).
1:30pm: The Marxist fight against Racism, Sexism and Oppression – presented by John Peterson, editor of the US Marxist paper “Socialist Appeal” (www.socialistappeal.org).
(All sessions will be conducted in both French and English with consecutive translation)
When: Sat. 13 Feb. and Sun. 14 Feb. 2016
Where: John Molson School of Business, Concordia University, room MB 3.270, Montreal
Fees: $25 Out of town; $40 Montreal (covers food, travel subsidies, and other costs)
We have negotiated a group discount rate at the Auberge Bishop Hostel, 1447 rue Bishop, Montréal QC, H3G 2E9. Call to reserve a room as soon as you confirm your attendance. The rate is $15 per person, per night, plus tax. Smaller, 2-person rooms (either a queen bed or a bunk bed) are available at $50/night for the entire room ($25/person). To book, simply call or email and mention that you are with the group “Fightback”. You will need to provide credit card information. No deposit is required.
Deadline for Accommodation:
The hostel will not be able to guarantee us spots after January 31. Last year some people who tried to book at the last minute were not able to get a place at the hostel therefore it is important that you call AS SOON AS POSSIBLE to book your spot.
For those of you coming from out of town, we encourage you to book you transportation as soon as possible in order to avoid extra costs. Both Greyhound and Megabus are relatively cheap if booked in advance.
We look forward to seeing everybody!
The report from last year’s school can be found here:
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/477255285788075/