The Canadian Revolutionary Congress (CRC) Website is now online at www.pcr-rcpcanada.org/crc/home.php and is presenting a document submitted by the Correspondence Committee of the CRC, which takes a serious look at the current conditions of class struggle in Canada and in the world. The document, entitled The Canadian Proletariat and the World Situation: How We Intend to Fight, is also available in PDF format (24 pages) and in print copies (write to firstname.lastname@example.org).
Every constructive comment concerning this document and the upcoming Congress is welcome (you can reach us via this page: pcr-rcpcanada.org/crc/comments.php.
BUILD A PARTY TO MAKE REVOLUTION !
Take part in great numbers in the Canadian Revolutionary Congress
This call is addressed to all workers, young or not so young, employed or not, and of all origins, migrant or born here.
It is addressed to all the oppressed people, from one end of the country to the other, who are sickened by bourgeois politics, i.e. the politics serving the rich and the capitalists.
To those who see, like us,
- that this system is offering nothing to the workers, except to exploit their workforce to make large business owners even richer;
- that wars like those in Iraq and Afghanistan, primarily conducted by the most powerful countries against the poorest ones, are only killing hundreds each day, destroying their social and physical environment;
- that these imperialist wars arenâ€™t offering any solution to the peoples of the world, but total submission to the invadersâ€™ will;
- that elections, even here in Canada, wonâ€™t change anything to this unjust society, and that a revolution is necessary in order to transform this rotten world in crisis;
- and that, to make revolution, we need to organizeâ€¦ in a revolutionary party!
Not everyone is ready to struggle or to organize for the formation of such a party. But we can be hundreds, even thousands to support its creation and to say it loud and clear!
Thatâ€™s exactly what participants to the Canadian Revolutionary Congress intend to do. By uniting, during a given day, the largest number of us to support the formation of a revolutionary party, we will give the necessary boost to relaunch the struggle and create such a party. All those participating in the congress will have the occasion to vote and support this proposition.
ORGANIZE TO DEFEAT THE BOURGEOISIE !
This congress is an initiative of the Canadian Revolutionary Communist Party (Organizing Committees) â€“ RCP(oc), a group created in November 2000 at the time of a conference attended by workers, youth, as well as revolutionary communists. During five years, the RCP(oc) has conducted many political campaigns in order to rally the most people possible around a programme and strategy aiming to put an end to capitalism. Of course, much remains to be done. But these tools are a significant step forward in the learning of how to transform completely this society and overthrow the capitalistsâ€™ rule. They serve as foundations for the creation of a revolutionary communist party, an essential weapon in the struggle for a real workersâ€™ power and a society without exploitation or social classes, a truly communist society.
The RCP(oc) invites all those who support this perspective and want it to succeed, to contact us right away via mail, phone or internet (see details below) to know how to participate to the Canadian Revolutionary Congress. You can also take a look at the special document published in preparation of the Congress and entitled: How We Intend to Fight.
Letâ€™s unite under the revolutionary banner!
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Im fine with the CPC/MLCP's YCL groups. And im a pinch standoffish to yours, but all you guys seem to do is bash everyone but yourselves. Allowing no leaniancy to a theory which requires it. Why not Cooperate with us instead of FURTHER fracturing the socialist parties across our nation. What the hell?
this is like the maoist parties in the US as well. RCP being one of them. This is the single reason I don't associate with maoists. Not that I have any quarrel with them, they don't like to play nice with others..
you should try to cooperate with them instead of bashing the rcp congress without any proof.
Homer: "You guys are commies? Then why am I seeing free markets?"
to back up canuck a bit, I have tried to work with maoist groups to no avail. It is not the communist that fails, it is the extremists that fail to work with the communist.
and it can be summed up in the words:
Ive seen you guys at it, first theres the innitial split from the CPC. Than theres the pointless flag waving, spray painting, ive been called a reactionary by several of your members ive tried talking just about WHY theres the split. All I hear from BOTH people in the CPC and MLCP is that you refuse to work together in the longrun and only act as angst teens.
It seems like you don't know what you're talking about. We're not a splinter group from the CPC since we were never associated with them. Some of our members were in the PCO/WCP and En Lutte/In Struggle groups back in the 1980s and some other were with the Action Socialiste group in the 1990s, but I don't think that anyone of us was involved in the CPC of CPCML. (Well, I'm not saying it's entirely impossible, but I've never heard about it.)
I can't believe you're suggesting that demonstrations are useless...
I don't think we ever met you.
And to "chaz171" : what kind of Marxist are you? You can't just say something without proving it.
I don't categorize myself as anything but a communist.
Funny. As soon as webmaster-rcp posted, you guys jumped all over him -- and then have the audacity to turn around and claim that he is sectarianist and offensive to other communist groups and the movement as a whole.
Believe me, I am just as anti-sectarianist as anyobody -- and there are many like me within the RCP(OC) -- and I do admit that in some instances there has been some "anti-stalinist" or "anti-trotskyist" statements made in RCP documents, but as a whole, you guys are completely misunderstanding and pre-judging a group you know little about. The RCP was created by a coming-together of revolutionary persons from across Canada, focused mainly in Montreal Quebec, not as a "split" from any other group but as a focal point to generate what they believe (rightfully) a truely revolutionary Party. There are no other groups like the RCP, it was not created via a fork in the road. The fact of the matter is, the CPC and CPC-ML, and their Quebec subsidiaries, are revisionists, and have been for quite some time. They do not confront, forcefully and violently, the inequalities and assaults launched by the capitalist system here in Canada. Instead, they "lobby" and have "meetings" and try to get "voted", as if it were simply a matter of asking the boureois to kindly step aside and hand over the reigns of power and authority and capital.
You guys are right. Sectarianism and division is tearing the Communist movement apart from the inside out. Different factions all rallying behind one various Communist figure or ideology after another have turned what could be a world-changing movement into one of complete disarray. Even capitalists, as greedy and power-hungry as they are (there's no need to describe the extent of their greed, is there?) are able to set aside their differences and contradictions when it comes to combatting Communism -- and yet we can't do the same.
So instead of being a "reactionary" (and yes, by definition, your adverse reaction to a simple internet post is "reactionary", though not bourgeois reactionism), try to take part. If you're part of a party or group with similar goals and objectives, instead of turning this into a matter of "we're right!" "no, we're right!", invite your group or Party to take part and send representatives. The RCP does not intend to simply take the reigns of power as its own, and change society only as it sees fit. The purpose of this Congress is simply to open up a public forum where anyone and everyone can come and discuss and address any and all issues reguarding the revolutionary movement. Then, after you've come and seen what the RCP has to say, and you have a difference of opinion or you disagree with one policy or statement or another, then please, do not shy away from standing up and addressing your concerns. This Congress is not the RCP coming to Toronto to tell everyone what "true Communism is". It is the RCP coming to Toronto to ask everyone what is "truely needed".
Chaz, Canuck, if you live in Toronto I hope to see you there, so you can input your own thoughts and feelings and opinions into the discussion.
Quote:I honestly wish I could attend to voice my personal thoughts, but as someone who's working class, a trip to toronto from halifax is near impossible.
Quote:Dont spin my words. Defacing buildings, and yelling "right to rebel" with redflags is NOT demonstration, its on occasion art, shitty tag, and voicing an opinion. Demonstration would be the Oct. 28th marches across the country.
Quote:Ive heard otherwise from afew members of the MLCP, though im quick to attack, im welcome to new information :P.
Ah, I wasn't aware you lived in Halifax! Well, you can be there in spirit.
Basically what it falls down to is a difference of opinion on the importance of one act or another. You do not see the importance of "defacing buildings, yelling slogans and waving flags" I assume because you do not see any permanency to that particlar form of revolt. I partially agree with you. The Revolution can not happen through simple flag-waving and slogan-chanting. However, it is my own opinion that pretty much any and all expressions of revolutionary revolt against the "system" by "workers" are a valid and legitimate and important part of the greater struggle that we face. The war can not be won that way alone, obviously, but being as vocal and as visible as possible, for the sake of the working class, is never a bad thing. The permanency of such actions may be questionable but even if there is absolutely no permanency, it is still something worthwhile to do, if only to serve as a temporary focal point for the frustrations of workers whenever the need arises. Destruction of property, graffiti, and the spreading of pro-working class catch-phrases is in its own way just as important and although there are not thousands of voices singing in unison the same lines it is hoped that eventually there will be, and that eventually thousands of people marching and rebelling against capitalist society would, infact, be a very powerful tool.
I'm trying my very best to not be hostile in the least bit, I would hope that everyone else involved in this would please do the same!
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