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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.