At each stage of the class struggle, it is necessary for revolutionary activists to take stock of the general situation. in order to understand and anticipate the direction of the class struggle. The following articles come out of the discussions held at the 2007 Fightback conference andÂ are meant to orient the action of Canadian revolutionaries in 2007. See part 1, part 2, and part 3.
Minerâ€™s Memorial Day
took place this past weekend on Vancouver Island to celebrate the memory of
Ginger Goodwin and the struggles of the miners. A good contingent of youth were
present to take part in meetings and discussions.
the major industrialized country with the highest proportion of working days
not worked due to strikes or lockouts is Canada, the only OECD country with a
higher rate is crisis-ridden Iceland. The high strike rate in Canada is now
leading to further radicalisation as workers in the manufacturing sector begin
factory occupations against plant closures. Canadian workers are setting the
pace; the world will follow.
The recent elections in Québec represent a
tidal shift in the political landscape. Voters expressed their dissatisfaction with the old parties by electing the right-populist Action democratique du Québec (ADQ) into
2nd place, thus assuring a minority government.
the website of the
Canadian Marxists, has received the following article by the Communist Party of
Québec (PCQ) on the recent Québec elections. We are translating it into
English because, while we do not agree 100% with all of the formulations, it
contains very interesting analysis that should be made available to activists
in English Canada and around the world.
The auto industry in North
America is in crisis. Over the past 5 years, many plants have been
closed and thousands of workers laid off. This process continued recently when
Collins & Aikman declared bankruptcy and announced it would close its plant