In defence of Marxism

Montreal Marxist Winter School 2022 Online

Feb 19–21

Capitalism is broken. Fight for revolution!

Capitalism is broken. The pandemic has exposed the system which puts profits before needs. At the same time, the ideas of Marxism are under attack. This is no mere coincidence. We are moving into a period of revolutionary upheaval and Marxist ideas represent the best tool to help us fight against capitalism.

It is in this context that we are happy to announce the 12th edition of the Montreal Marxist Winter School under the theme: In Defence of Marxism. There is an urgent need to defend Marxist ideas in the movement in order to fight for a socialist solution to the problems facing the world. We need revolutionary ideas that will enable us to overthrow this rotten system.

As a sign of the growing popularity of revolutionary ideas, the Marxist school has been growing constantly over the years. Last year, our online edition reached fantastic proportions with over 1160 registrants. The 2022 edition was originally planned to be held in person. However, with the current situation related to the pandemic and the arrival of the new variant, we have been forced to move the school online. That said, nothing is lost! We will be taking advantage of these circumstances to gather even more people than we could in person. Help us make this a truly historic Marxist gathering!

We are pleased to announce that a third day has been added to the Marxist School, on Monday, February 21. This means that more presentations have been added to the original schedule! (see below)

Join us for the largest Marxist event in Quebec and Canada. There has never been a better time to fight for the revolutionary ideas of Marxism!

Discussion topics

All discussions will be presented in French and English with consecutive translation.

Preparing for the World Revolution

Joe Piette, Flickr

Marxism and Art

New Planet, painting by Konstantin Yuon, public domain

The Indigenous Struggle: In defence of a Marxist perspective

Raven artwork by Gord Hill

1972 Quebec General Strike: The Forgotten Revolution

Michel Giroux, CSN

Marxism and Alienation

Breve Storia del Cinema, Flickr

What is truth and is it possible to know it?

Sir Isaac Newton, painting by Jean-Léon Huens, National Geographic

Marxist Theory of Rent

Randy Heinitz, Flickr

Marxism and the Right-Wing Frenzy Over “Critical Race Theory”

socialistrevolution.org

In Defence of Marxism

maxpixel.net

Join us for the largest Marxist event in Quebec and Canada

Event Details

The Montreal Marxist Winter School will be held on February 19th, 20th, and 21st, 2022. Please note that the event has been moved online due to health restrictions.

Fees

The base price for the school is $10 for students and unemployed, $30 for workers, and the solidarity price is $60.

We do not wish the finances to be a barrier to this event and no one will be turned away if they are not able to pay. Please contact us at fightback@marxist.ca if you cannot pay.

Reimbursement

Some participants have registered before the event was moved online. Please note that participants who have paid the fee to come by bus from Toronto will automatically be reimbursed for their travel costs.

Also, if you have registered prior to the event being moved online and would like a partial or full refund, please email finance@marxist.ca and we will be able to issue a refund.

Please feel free to contact us with any questions by email at fightback@marxist.ca or by phone at 416-461-0304.

We do not wish the finances to be a barrier to this event and no one will be turned away if they are not able to pay. Please contact us at fightback@marxist.ca if you cannot pay.