Alan Woods speaks in French at first Montréal event

Over 70 people filled the room at the SH pavilion of the Université du Québec à Montréal in the first Québec event of Alan Woods’ North American tour. The event was a great success, with Alan speaking about the events of May 1968 in France, a topic very relevant to Québecois workers and youth inspired by the recent student strike.

Alan Woods meeting in Ottawa — an important step forward

The latest stop in the Canadian leg of the Alan Woods North American speaking tour took place in Ottawa Sunday night, in which a lively and productive discussion was had amongst the 30 students, workers, and trade unionists attending. The mood was one of intense interest and enthusiasm for the ideas of Marxism. Fightback is only just beginning to get organized in the Ottawa region and this event marks an excellent springboard for the spreading of Marxism in the Capital region.

Over 100 turn out to listen to Alan Woods speak at the University of Toronto

Over 100 enthusiastic participants turned out on Saturday evening for the third event featuring In Defence of Marxism editor, Alan Woods, on his current North American speaking tour.  Held at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) at the University of Toronto, they were eager to listen to Alan speak on the prospects for revolution in the advanced capitalist countries, particularly in Europe and North America.

Alan Woods speaks about relevance of Marxism at York University

More than 40 people packed a room in the Student Centre at York University for a discussion forum led by prominent Marxist thinker and writer, Alan Woods, on Friday Oct. 26.  The event was the first on the North American tour for Alan Woods, whose Canadian leg was organized by Fightback and the Tendance Marxiste Internationale in Quebec.

Marxists of Iran and Canada condemn shutting down of Iranian embassy by Canada’s government

On Friday, 7th September, Canada’s Conservative government announced that Canada has closed its embassy in Iran and expelled Iranian diplomats from Canada. This latest act by the Canadian government, rightly described as “bizarre” by many commentators, comes after a recent history of aggressive behaviour towards Iran.  The Marxists of Iran and Canada are issuing this joint statement to condemn this latest round of aggression by the Canadian government.

Alan Woods North American speaking tour: Canadian leg

Fightback, the international Hands Off Venezuela campaign, and the International Marxist Tendency in Quebec, are very proud to announce the Canadian leg of leading Marxist thinker Alan Woods' North American speaking tour -- coming to central Canada at the end of October.  Alan is a well-published author on many subjects, and a prominent defender of the Venezuelan Revolution.  In Dec. 2010, Canada's Globe and Mail labelled him, "Hugo Chavez's Trotskyist adviser."  This will be Alan's first speaking tour of North America.

XII Canadian Marxist Conference held amidst largest mass movements in Canadian history

In what has become a May-long-weekend tradition, about 50 Marxist supporters travelled to Toronto for the 12th national conference of the Canadian Marxists of Fightback and La Riposte.  As in previous years, the Marxists met to discuss the world situation and how to best intervene in the increasing number of movements against capitalism; but, what made this conference different from that of years past was the fact that it was being held at the same time as the largest mass movement in Canadian history.

Successful meeting in Montreal with leading Marxist, Fred Weston

As part of his speaking tour through central Canada, Fred Weston, the managing editor of In Defence of Marxism, stopped off in Montreal to speak to a francophone audience about the European crisis.  The event was held at the central offices of the CSN trade union federation in Montreal, and was held in the midst of the largest mass movement in Canadian history.  Fred's talk aimed to bring home the experiences from Europe to the struggles faced by workers in Quebec and the rest of Canada.

Capitalism is a dead end for working-class people: Fred Weston opens Canadian tour in Toronto

On 23rd May, a group of approximately 50 people gathered on a Wednesday evening in downtown Toronto to hear Fred Weston, the managing editor of In Defence of Marxism, speak on the crisis in Europe. Aside from the faces of the dedicated activists who are present at most Toronto rallies and events, there were many new faces, especially from youth. The presentation by Fred was very insightful in regard to the enormity of the financial and political crisis, but at the same time positive in terms of the way forward.

Northeast Marxist School points the way forward

Over 50 comrades attended the second annual Northeast Marxist School in Montreal last weekend. Organized by supporters of La Riposte Quebec, Fightback Canada and Socialist Appeal USA, the school was a resounding success that saw a 30% rise in attendance from the previous year.  Comrades from Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Boston, New York, and New Jersey enjoyed two days of vibrant political discussion and revolutionary socials. The most important lesson of the weekend was the pressing need for a revolutionary tendency with correct Marxist ideas to help the working class achieve its emancipation. This year’s sharp increase in attendance is a reflection of the revolutionary epoch we have entered.

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