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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.

Internationalism and class unity on display at Marxist Winter School 2013

Over 60 comrades attended the third annual Marxist School in Montreal this past weekend, a significant increase from previous schools. Organized by supporters of La Riposte (Quebec), Fightback (Canada), and the Workers' International League (USA), the school was a resounding success, helping to unite revolutionaries from eastern North America in common struggle. Comrades from Quebec, English Canada, and the USA enjoyed two days of vibrant political discussions in both French and English, using consecutive translation during all discussions.

Marxist Winter School/École Marxiste Hivernale 2013

[Accommodation info updated] Please join us for the third annual International Marxist Tendency winter school in Montreal, Quebec. Coming after the fantastic and victorious Quebec student strike there has never been a better time to visit Montreal to discuss how to overthrow the capitalist system with Quebec student activists and working class fighters from across Canada and the USA. The school will include discussions on the European and Arab revolutions, the history of class and national struggles in Quebec, and what is Bolshevism.

Help us fight back! Make 2013 a Red New Year!

The year 2012 is coming to an end. This has been a year in which the optimism of the capitalists was crushed under the millstone of the world recession. The early signs of growth have given way to desperation as the world economy is once again plunged into recession. Battles are coming in Canada and internationally, but nothing can be achieved without material resources. We are not funded by multinational companies buying favours of politicians. We have to rely on the sacrifices of our supporters and allies. This is the way socialists have always organized. We would like to wish all our comrades and friends a red new year 2013, full of fruitful revolutionary struggle, while at the same time we appeal for a donation towards building the movement against capitalist austerity.

Packed audience at Dawson College listens to Alan Woods speak on the Bolivarian Revolution

Over 50 students and teachers gathered at Dawson College in Montreal on Wednesday to hear Alan Woods speak on the Venezuelan Revolution. There was a healthy discussion on the progress of this magnificent movement, as well as some of its challenges. This was the third successful gathering in Montreal, and marked the last in an energetic series of events across Canada on Alan Wood's North American speaking tour. The US leg of the tour begins in the next days, and is sure to be a similarly resounding success — especially in light of recent mass struggles of the youth and of the trade unions.