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Toronto: 400 rally in support of the movement in Turkey

On Sunday, 2nd June, 400 people showed up at Toronto’s Queen's Park in solidarity with the recent protests in Turkey. Banners were raised high to show resentment towards the current AKP government of Recep Tayyip Erdogan, and to express solidarity with the movement in Turkey.

Over 60 attend historic Marxist conference in Canada

Supporters of the Marxist journals, Fightback and La Riposte, recently gathered in Toronto for the 13th national conference of the Marxists across the Canadian state.  The conference was a historic one for a number of reasons.  Over 60 people registered to attend the conference, making it the best attended conference in the history of the Canadian Marxists.  More importantly, this was the first national conference that was fully bilingual, with all sessions and discussions translated consecutively into English and French.  Finally, the conference was held in conjunction with the centennial celebrations of the birth of British Marxist, Ted Grant. Ted’s ideas featured quite prominently throughout the weekend, helping to arm a new generation of militants in the struggle against capitalism.

[AUDIO] The need for socialism in the NDP

Jessica Cassell and Christine Montgomerie-Mione are two Fightback supporters and are also members of the NDP. Recently, they were invited to speak on "3 Women", a radio show hosted by Ontario NDP MPP Cheri di Novo and broadcast on CIUT 89.5 FM in Toronto. Jessica and Christine talk about why Marxism is more relevant than ever to young people today, and present the need to keep socialism within the NDP.

Join the socialist fight back!

The rightward turn of the federal NDP under Thomas Mulcair means that there has never been a more important time than now to build the socialist alternative within the party.  Socialism cannot be “amended” out of the NDP.  It has been there since the founding of the CCF and NDP, and it takes energy from the struggles of the youth, or workers, and of oppressed peoples (such as the Quebec student movement, Occupy, and Idle No More).  Even though we have had this temporary set-back with the watering down of the party constitution, the battle for the future of the NDP is nowhere near over.  We call on everybody who opposed the change to the preamble of the constitution to help us continue the fight!

The crisis facing youth in Canada — York University students and workers look for answers

On a busy Thursday evening on March 7, the Socialist Fightback Club at York University in Toronto held a public event at the campus’ Student Centre. More than 25 activists, students, and workers engaged in a roundtable discussion focusing on the economic crisis and austerity facing youth and workers. Aside from outlining the difficulties that are brought on by the global capitalist crisis, there was a resourceful and vibrant conversation about what folks at the event could actively and concretely do to change the situation that they have been confronted with.