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CSIS considers Indigenous protest ‘subversive’, ‘hostile’, ‘terrorism’
Earlier in October, the CBC reported that the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) had refused to release records related to their surveillance of Indigenous protest movements. They redacted the information using a clause typically related to foreign terrorist activities. The fact that Canada’s spy agency views the just struggle of the Wet’suwet’en against Coastal GasLink’s […]
Indigenous Struggle and the Fight for Socialism: Revolution, Not Reconciliation!
Understanding and ending the oppression of Indigenous people requires a study of the development of Canadian capitalism, which was founded and built on the brutal exploitation and colonization of the First Nations, Inuit, and Metis. A study of this history also clearly shows that the continued oppression and suffering of Indigenous peoples today is inherently linked to the capitalist system, and points the way forward for emancipation through the fight for the socialist transformation of society.
Lessons of the FLQ and the October Crisis
For Marxists, it is important not to merely glorify or condemn the FLQ, but to soberly study its errors and weaknesses. More than ever today, we need a revolution, and the history of the FLQ and its lessons can help us to understand the way forward in this struggle.
The death of Joyce Echaquan: The ruling class has blood on its hands
Joyce Echaquan, an Indigenous woman and mother of seven, died in a Joliette hospital on Sept. 28. This was after she filmed her cry for help, claiming she was overmedicated by the nurses. In the video we see nurses and attendants insulting her and making racist comments. Carol Dubé, Joyce’s partner, is adamant: “Systemic racism […]
Why John A. Macdonald needed to fall
A century-old monument to Canadian racism and colonialism has fallen. As part of the defund the police protest on Aug. 29 in Montreal, protesters did what needed to be done and toppled the towering statue of Sir John A. Macdonald, the first prime minister of racist Canada. This move is part of a larger worldwide movement to bring down statues of notorious racists.
Canadian economy: When will the shit hit the fan?
On July 8, federal finance minister Bill Morneau announced that the deficit had ballooned to an astronomical $343 billion. The total government debt load is predicted to surpass $1 trillion for the first time in Canadian history, reaching $1.2 trillion sometime next year. This unprecedented level of government spending begs the question: When will the […]
Is the Bloc Québécois racist?
This article is a translation of a French article written by our Quebecois comrades in La Riposte socialiste. In English Canada our task is to expose Anglo-chauvinism and the reactionary policies of the federal capitalist state. In Quebec it is the task of our Francophone comrades to expose the reactionary policies of the bourgeois-nationalist leadership. […]
Why capitalism needs racism
The police murder of George Floyd, an unarmed black man from Minneapolis, has led to mass protests around the globe. From New York to Paris, protesters have marched to demand an end to police brutality, racial inequality and the indifference of politicians to both. The present movement, however, is unlike any in recent memory. In […]
Hate crimes surge as ruling classes seek scapegoats for virus
There has been a growing wave of racist and xenophobic attacks around the world connected to COVID-19. In North America, these incidents have manifested themselves primarily in the form of anti-Chinese and anti-Asian racism. These disgusting attacks are simply the direct result of ruling class efforts to find foreign scapegoats for the COVID-19 pandemic. As […]