Proposed Draft Resolution


Canadian Peace Congress Statement on Korea
Stop The Drive to War in Korea!

Peace Congress Calls for Diplomacy, Peace Negotiations

As the political crisis in Korea deepens, the Canadian Peace Congress calls on Prime Minister Stephen Harper to immediately distance Canada from the war-mongering actions of South Korea and the United States, and to work toward a peaceful and diplomatic solution. Furthermore, the Congress reiterates its call for the Canadian government to work through the United Nations to normalize relations between the United States and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), based on non-interference, cooperation and peace.

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NATO Meets to Plan Expansion, Repression and Future Wars

Yes to Peace and People’s Sovereignty – No to NATO and State Monopoly Edict

Canada Out of NATO Now!

“Imperialism – the era of bank capital, the era of gigantic capitalist monopolies, of the development of monopoly capitalism into state monopoly capitalism – has clearly shown an extraordinary strengthening of the “state machine” and an unprecedented growth in its bureaucratic and military apparatus in connection with the intensification of repressive measures against the proletariat both in the monarchial and in the freest, republic countries.”

V.I. Lenin State and Revolution – 1916 – Volume 25 page 410 Progress Publishers Moscow 1964.

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Against NATO

  1. US-NATO Decree: Continue Canadian Military Commitment to the War in Afghanistan!

  2. World Peace Council/CPPC Appeal on the NATO Summit in Lisbon

  3. Our Fight for Independent National Policies is Our Fight for Peace.  Yes to Peace - No to NATO!

  4. Speech By World Peace Council President - Socorro Gomes for the Secretariat meeting of the World Peace Council

  5. Report By Report of Thanassis Pafilis General Secretary WPC to the Secretariat Meeting, Brussels October 12, 2010

  6. NATO Meets to Plan Expansion, Repression and Future Wars: Don Currie, Chair CPS

  7. Socorro Gomes, President of the World Peace Council Demands that NATO be dissolved

  8. Press Statement: Statement of Movement for Peace, Sovereignty and Solidarity Among Peoples (Mopassol - Argentina): GRAVE DANGER OF NUCLEAR WAR

  9. Regina Peace Council: NATO & Canada's Peace Movement (March 31, 2010 Re-Print)


Communique of the Regional Meeting Middle East of the WPC

World Peace Council

October 7, 2010

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Complicit


CPCon Statement
Put Parliament Back to Work: Throw Out the Harper War Criminals!

For the second year in a row, the minority Harper government is proroguing Parliament to avoid a crisis of confidence.  Last year, the issue was outrage over the Conservatives' economic update, which sought to solve the economic crisis on the backs of working people.  This time, the issue is the ongoing scrutiny into allegations of Canada's involvement in the torture of Afghan detainees.

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New From the Regina Peace Council:

1. Saskatchewan Peace News
Vol. 17 Iss. 1, June 2010

2. Saskatchewan Peace News
Vol. 17 Iss. 2, September 2010

3. Saskatchewan Peace News
Vol. 17 Iss. 3, November 2010

Our Fight for Independent National Policies is Our Fight for Peace

The Harper Minority Government Supports NATO Plan to Supplant the United Nations

Focus Commentary on NATO Today

February 21st 2010

On Tuesday February 23rd, without the approval of Parliament, the Harper Conservative minority government conspiring with the USA and the EU in a closed meeting at the National Defense University, Fort Lesley J. McNair Washington D.C. USA will commit Canada to the support of a new strategic concept for NATO as global arbiter and enforcer for imperialism. If agreement can be reached among NATO experts in Washington the proposal for a NATO face lift will go forward for adoption by all member states at a NATO summit late in 2010.

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The World Peace Council

Speech by Socorro Gomes for the Secretariat meeting of the World Peace Council
October 10-12 2010
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Socorro Gomes, President of the World Peace Council Demands that NATO be dissolved
Pravda - September 9, 2010
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Statement of Portuguese Council of Peace and Cooperation
Campaign for the defence of peace and against the NATO Summit in Portugal
June 25th, 2010
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Speech of Socorro Gomes
President of the WPC
Disarm Now Conference
New York, NY

May 1st, 2010
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US Peace Council Statement to Nepal Conference
Al Marder, President USPC

April 4th, 2010
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International Symposium Against War - 60 Years of Struggle for Peace
Celebration of the WPC's 6oth Anniversary
Iraklis Tsavdaridis, Executive Secretary of the WPC

Casa Do Alentejo - Lisbon, January 31, 2010
March 24th, 2010
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WPC Statement about the EP Resolution on Cuba
March 23rd, 2010
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WPC - The Kathmandu Declaration
Kathmandu, March 12th, 2010
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Speech to International Conference Unity for Peace and Progress against Imperialism
Kathmandu, February 20th, 2010
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Speech at the Secretariat Meeting of the World Peace Council
Kathmandu, Nepal, February 18th, 2010
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Draft Resolution

Canadian Peace Congress Extraordinary Convention
Winnipeg Manitoba October 25, 2008
Authored By Don Currie


  1. Introduction

  2. The Special Extraordinary Convention of the Canadian Peace Congress in Winnipeg Manitoba October 25-26, 2008 convenes at a moment when the progressive forces of peace and anti-imperialist solidarity confront aggressive US imperialism and its NATO-EU allies that foment wars and brutal occupations, revive the arms race and destabilize international relations and the global economy.

  3. US imperialism and its NATO-EU allies seek to perpetuate in the 21st century: the cycle of wars of aggression, militarization and economic crises that characterized the 20th century resulting in two world wars; the use of nuclear weapons against civilian populations; the seizure of global resources and markets; the dismemberment of nations; exploitation and impoverishment including mass starvation.

  4. US imperialism and its NATO-EU allies are installing forward radar systems in Czechoslovakia and Poland, conducting provocative joint military exercises involving Ukraine and Georgia and other former Warsaw Pact states, all designed to encircle and intimidate Russia.

  5. The US maintains over 700 foreign military bases, is expanding its nuclear arsenal with new weapons and methods of delivery including their deployment to space, and has activated the US 4th fleet to intimidate the people’s liberation struggles of Central and South America and the Caribbean.

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An Open Letter to the Canadian Peace Congress on the Democratic Republic of Congo

Canadians for Peace & Socialism
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Cuba Files

International Communist Review

4th European Communist Meeting on Education

 
 Australian Marxist Review

   
Lebanese CP - Monthly Bulletin No. 11

G8/G20 Imperialist Summit Toronto, ON June 26, 2010
Police Charge Patriotic Canadian Youth

30,000 Say Yes to Peace! No to NATO!

Lisbon Nov.21, 2010

Portuguese Communist Party

 Free The Cuban Five



The Latest From FOS:

  • International
    The Way I See It - Afghanistan Revisited

    Those of us who support CPA, including the members of CPS assert that anti-Sovietism was and continues to be pro-war and anti-peace. During the darkest days of the cold-war when the threat of nuclear war loomed over the planet, the Soviet Union was the main force of restraint over the worst of the US imperialist reactionary forces thirsting for war.
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  • Marxism-Leninism
    Proposal for a New International

    The proposal last November 2009 to organize a new international having the support of left-socialist revolutionary parties in Latin America, on the initiative of Hugo Chavez, is an important development in the anti-imperialist movement urgently in need of credible communist analysis.
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  • Federal Politics
    Prime Minister Harper (Assisted by Jim Flaherty and Peter Van Loan) Leads the Whole World Forward To the New “Enlightened Sovereignty” of the 21st Century

    Prime Minister Harper’s address to the World Economic Forum (WEF)[1] in Davos Switzerland January 28, 2010 can’t be dismissed as just unctuous and vapid; it was worse than that.  Harper adopting his familiar and grating patronizing manner underwhelmed the elite audience of capitalist intellectual luminaries, by suggesting that minority Conservative Government economic policies under Harper’s leadership is the example the nations of the world must follow to emerge triumphant from the worst capitalist depression since the market crash of October 1929.
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  • Federal Politics
    Organized Labour and the Politics of the Class Struggle Today

    A Convention of the Communist Party of Canada (CPC) is always a significant event in the struggle of the working class to defeat capitalism and replace it with socialism.  Only the Communists strive to take responsibility for the whole revolutionary process underway in our own country and globally.  Every revolutionary class conscious worker is concerned that the Communist Party becomes strengthened and more effective in fulfilling its historic responsibilities to the working class of Canada and all of its peoples and for the victorious outcome of the cause of the International Communist Movement.
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  • Federal Politics
    The Way I See It! - Some Critical Comments

    The main link that can move the entire political process forward is a clearly articulated and unambiguous revolutionary working class program to confront US-Canadian corporate power and its stranglehold on Parliament, the State, the military and the economy. That task must be the main theme of the upcoming 36th Convention of the Communist Party of Canada (CPC). From the convention an appeal that reaches out to all of organized labour and the democratic forces of our country with a plan to unite electorally to defeat Harper, and decisively, will be influential within labour and garner widespread appeal with Canadian workers. That is a concentration task and if it is solved, the organizational tactics to achieve it can be worked out.
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What Was Said

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V.I. Lenin State and Revolution – 1916 – Volume 25 page 410 Progress Publishers Moscow 1964.


“Imperialism – the era of bank capital, the era of gigantic capitalist monopolies, of the development of monopoly capitalism into state monopoly capitalism – has clearly shown an extraordinary strengthening of the “state machine” and an unprecedented growth in its bureaucratic and military apparatus in connection with the intensification of repressive measures against the proletariat both in the monarchial and in the freest, republic countries.”

VI Lenin - Imperialism, the Highest Stage of Capitalism


“As long as capitalism remains what it is, surplus capital will be utilised not for the purpose of raising the standard of living of the masses in a given country, for this would mean a decline in profits for the capitalists, but for the purpose of increasing profits by exporting capital abroad to the backward countries.”

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36th Convention of the Communist

 

News and Statements from:
The Communist Party of Canada

Communist Party of Canada May Day Statement 2010
Unite to Demand a People's Recovery!

The corporate‑owned mass media greet us daily with upbeat economic reports about how the global economic crisis is over and that ‘recovery is now well underway’. This is all very comforting, but it’s also a gross perversion of the truth.

In reality, there is no recovery for most working people in this country. Unemployment and job insecurity remain high, with over 1.5 million (8.2%) out of work according to official statistics; real unemployment is closer to 12%. Since 2003, more than half million well‑paying manufacturing jobs been wiped out, 290,000 in the past two years alone. Soon EI benefits will be running out for hundreds of thousands of these unemployed workers.

Nor is there any recovery for young people trying to find work or to complete their education. Or for Aboriginal peoples who continue to suffer systemic joblessness and grinding poverty. Or for new immigrants and their families trying to build a better life. Or for pensioners and others on fixed income.

So what kind of recovery is this? It’s a recovery for the profits of the biggest banks and corporations, and for those who own and control them.

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The Communist Party of Canada has issued the Main Political Resolution coming out of the 36th Central Convention February 2010.  Canadians for Peace and Socialism will be commenting on the document in the coming weeks and months.  It is an essential document for all workers to read, discuss and distribute.

 

From the Keynote Address to the 36th Central Convention by Comrade Miguel Figueroa:

 

“The second and final point I wish to make refers to the centrality of our theoretical and ideological work. Of course, we have a clearly delineated theoretical perspective and world-view – Marxism-Leninism – which is reflected in our Party program, our strategy & tactics, and our daily work as Communists. We all remember Lenin’s famous dictum: “without revolutionary theory, there can be no revolutionary movement”. But the theoretical basis of our Party – and that of the Communist movement internationally – can never be neglected or taken for granted, for without its constant development and application to ever-changing conditions, our theoretical basis, and with it our movement itself, would wither and perish.

 

"As important as this question always is, it could rightly be argued that it is even more critical today, for it is undeniable that as the class struggle intensifies, so too does the ideological struggle – the ‘battle of ideas’ – sharpen. It is hardly coincidental that it is precisely now, when the crisis of capitalism is deepening, that we witness an increased ideological offensive from our class adversary in the form of a revival of anti-communism, ‘philosophical’ attacks on the concept of socialism, and crude attempts to falsify or re-write the history of our movement in Canada and around the world.

CPC 36th Central Convention Main Political Resolution

 

Build Solidarity with the Striking Sudbury Miners at Vale Inco
March 5, 2010

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Militant May Day Greetings 2010
April 30, 2010
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Rebel Youth Magazine Blog:
75,000 Quebec Workers March!

March 20, 2010

A few days after the expiry of collective agreements for employees of public and parastatal sectors, thousands of people, members and friends of the Common Front SISP-CSN-FTQ from all regions of Quebec, marched in the streets of Montreal to remind the government that the solutions to improve public services go through the negotiation.

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Speech by Johan Boyden, YCL-LJC General Secretary
To the 36 Central Convention Communist Party of Canada

Three years ago, the YCL stood at this podium giving greetings on the eve of our re-founding convention. New delegates may not know this, but in a deliberate and calculated attempt to attack the Communist Party of Canada thirty years ago, a campaign was initiated to destroy, terminate, liquidate the revolutionary youth around the Party. Some members who fought against that attack are here today.

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25th Central Convention of the YCL-LJC
September 24-26, Toronto ON

DISCUSSION BULLETIN #1
DISCUSSION BULLETIN #2
DISCUSSION BULLETIN #3

 YCL Central Convention Announcement

June 23, 2010

NEW DATES : September 24-25-26

Dear comrades and friends,

As you no doubt have heard, due to unexpected circumstances the Central Committee of the YCL-LJC was forced to postpone our 25th Convention, originally scheduled for May. We are now pleased to announce the new dates of the convention: Friday September 24 to Sunday September 26, to be held in Toronto. We are re-issuing the original convention call, below, which can also be found online, together with registration.

The Central Committee encourages all clubs and members to continue to meet this summer to discuss the main documents, the pre-convention discussion, and nominate delegates. As we enter an extended period of ideological mobilization, clubs and committees should compare their concrete political realities of struggle with the framework of the main convention documents and deepen discussion of the documents.

We also encourage all clubs and committees of the YCL-LJC to re-enforce their activities building the convention financially, organizationally and politically, and to broaden and deepen our engagement with friends and allies regarding the convention.

The Central Committee has struck a special committee to review and discuss the YCL-LJC Constitution as an additional item of business for the Central Convention. The committee will be reporting by early September as a special discussion bulletin.

The deadline for convention discussion bulletin #4 is July 1, 2010.

With the additional time to organize, let's  make this convention an exciting moment for the YCL-LJC and the youth struggle!

In solidarity and comradeship,