Toronto: Nearly 100 gather to discuss the mass movement in Turkey

More than 90 people packed a room at the University of Toronto on Fri. Jun. 14 to listen to an eyewitness account of the mass movement in Turkey, as well as discuss the revolutionary perspectives for Turkey. Co-organized by Fightback and the "Canada Student Collective in Solidarity With Protesters in Turkey", the event brought out a wide cross-section of workers, students, and youth, revealing the great interest and enthusiasm that exists for the movement in Turkey.

Solidarity demonstration for the Turkish movement in Montreal

On Sunday, June 9th, about 60 people — mostly Turkish youth — showed up to the Jeanne-Mance Park in Montreal to show support to the movement in Turkey. This is the second time the Turkish people in Montreal gathered in solidarity with their brothers and sisters in Turkey.  As these lines are being written, the Erdogan regime is stepping up its repression, mobilizing thousands of police forces to crush the centre of the movement — Taksim Square.

Turkish and Middle Eastern youth gather in Montreal to discuss the mass movement in Turkey

On Wednesday, 5th June, supporters of La Riposte and Fightback magazines in Montreal organized a discussion circle to discuss the movement that has recently rocked Turkey. More than half a dozen Turkish youth showed up to the discussion circle. About 20 people came out, including more than half a dozen Turkish youth. The Turkish movement has not only inspired the millions of youth in Turkey, but also across the world, and this was made clear with the attendance of youth from Syria, Iran, Afghanistan, Armenia, and of course, Canada, present at the discussion circle.

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.