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The Political Journals

Focus On Socialism (FOS) is the political journal of Canadians for Peace and Socialism (CPS).  Focus On Socialism follows Focus Newsletter (FNL) and Focus On Marxism-Leninism (FOML) which were first published in 1979 by the Committee of Canadian Communists (CCC) under the editorship of William (Bill) Beeching.  Focus Newsletter was the organizational and news organ of the CCC.  FNL Volume One, Number One appeared May 1979.  Focus On Marxism-Leninism was the theoretical journal of the CCC.  FOML Volume One, Number One was published in September 1979 following the 24th Convention of the Communist Party of Canada.

Following the expulsion of William Beeching from the Communist Party of Canada by the Central Executive Committee for the publication of “Yours in the Struggle – Reminiscences of Tim Buck” the Committee of Canadian Communists (CCC) was formed.  The CCC was not a political party.

An undated (estimated around December 1977) correspondence to “All members of the Communist Party of Canada” stated, Beeching was removed for “defying the decisions of the Central Executive Committee” in disregard of “democratic centralism”.  As the letter, signed as the “Central Executive Committee of the Communist Party of Canada”, stated:

“The CC decided to suspend comrade Beeching as a member of the Central Committee and comrade Phyllis Clarke as an alternate member of the Central Committee for ‘grave violation of democratic centralism in defiance of a decision of the Central Executive Committee’.

“In addition to these disciplinary measures taken by the Central Committee against two of its members, the CEC is taking steps to receive an accounting from other comrades associated with the publication and promotion of "Yours in the Struggle", and will take whatever disciplinary measures it deems necessary in accordance with the outcome of the said accountings.”

The necessity to form an organization outside of the Communist Party of Canada by lifelong communists was precipitated by CEC taking “whatever disciplinary measures it deems necessary”.  The “necessary” disciplinary actions where to expel the National Organizer of the CPC, Don Currie, and the Chairman of the Young Communist League, Chuck McFadden.

In response to this action by the leadership of the Communist Party the Committee of Canadian Communists was formed.  The CEC labelled Beeching as a “leftist” and “anti-party”, dissolved the Saskatchewan Provincial Committee and appointed and unknown candidate from Toronto with no knowledge of Regina East as the CPC candidate.  As was stated in Focus Newsletter Volume 1 Number 2 August 1979:

“Those of us who organized the Committee of Canadian Communists only did so after a long period of struggle and only after a number of us were expelled, suspended and isolated from the membership of the Party, objects of  monstrous lies and gossip.  While the formation of the CCC was a criticism of the Communist Party it was not an anti-Communist act as the present leadership would have the membership believe.  CCC members would prefer to be members of the Communist Party which we did not voluntarily leave.

“The CCC is not a political party.  We based our call for support to the Communist Party of Canada in the recent federal election on a political assessment of what was at stake for the working class.  The CCC will continue to base its political positions on what it considers to be in the interests of workers and farmers.  At this time, we reaffirm our support for the Communist Party of Canada and its program.  We are not seeking the permission or the approval; of the present leadership of the Communist Party to make such a declaration.  The Communist Party is not the property of its leadership.  It is the creation of the Canadian working class and all workers and farmers have the right to express themselves in support of the Party individually, collectively or in any fashion they choose.”


Volume 1, Issue 1, May 1979

Volume 1, Issue 2, August 1979

Volume 2, Issue 1, February 1980

Volume 2, Issue 2, September 1980

Volume 2, Special Supplement, November 1980

Volume 3, April 1981

Volume 3, Issue 1, June 1981

Volume 1, Issue 1, September 1979

Volume 2, Issue 1, April 1980

Volume 2, Issue 2, December 1980

Volume 4, Issue 1, Special Edition, January 1982

Volume 4, Special Edition, April 1982

Volume 4, Issue 2, March 1983

Volume 5, Issue 1, January 1984

Volume 5, Issue 2, May 1984

Volume 5, Issue 3, August 1984

Volume 5, Issue 4, November 1984

Volume 6, Special Edition, January 1985

Volume 6, Issue 1, June 1985

Volume 7, Issue 1, August 1986

Volume 8, Special Edition, January 1988

Volume 8, Issue 1, September 1988

Volume 8, Discussion Bulletin, November 1988

Volume 8, Issue 2, December 1988

Volume 9, Issue 1, March 1989

Volume 9, Issue 2, September 1989

Volume 9, Issue 3, October 1989

Volume 10, Issue 1, January 1990

Volume 10, Issue 2, May 1990

Volume 10, Issue 4, September 1990

Volume 3, Issue 1, October 1981

Volume 23, Issue 3, September 2004

Volume 24, Issue 2, March 2005

Volume 24, Issue 3, June 2005

Volume 24, Issue 4, September 2005

Volume 25, Issue 1, January 2006

Volume 25, Issue 2, November 2006

Volume 26, Issue 1, January 2007

Volume 26, Issue 2, May 2007

Volume 27, Issue 1, February 2008

Focus On Socialism:  Articles Posted to the FOS from CPS Authors

Title

Author

Date Published

New Year’s Statement – 2011

Canadians for Peace and Socialism (CPS)

12/27/2010

Open Letter to the Members and Supporters of CPS and CPC on the 12th IMCWP

Don Currie, Chair CPS

11/30/2010

CPS Information Page - Yes to Peace No to NATO

CPS

11/29/2010

Focus On Socialism (FOS) Editorial Board Public Statement

FOS Editorial Board,CPS

11/28/2010

Statement – Canadians for Peace and Socialism on Rising Tensions on the Korean Peninsula

Canadians for Peace & Socialism, CPS

11/23/2010

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

WC O'Casey, CPS

11/14/2010

From the Editors Desk

Don Currie, Editor FOS, CPS

11/14/2010

Our Fight for Independent National Policies is Our Fight for Peace

Wc O'Casey, CPS

11/5/2010

A Brief Background on Afghanistan

Don Currie, Chair CPS

11/4/2010

Israeli Occupiers of Palestinian lands attempt to make everyone complicit in their crimes

Don Currie, Chair CPS

10/24/2010

For a Canadian Foreign Policy of Peace!

Canadians for Peace and Socialism, CPS

10/17/2010

NATO Meets to Plan Expansion, Repression and Future Wars

Don Currie, Chair CPS

10/17/2010

An Urgent Appeal to the Canadian Communists: Stop US-Israel Attempts to Start War On Iran

Don Currie, Chair CPS

8/27/2010

The Way I See It!

Don Currie, Chair CPS

7/8/2010

Statement: Canadians for Peace and Socialism

Canadians for Peace and Socialism, CPS

6/30/2010

Canadian Banks and the Canadian Economy – The Big Hoax Prime Minister Harper Will Foist on the G8 and G20

Don Currie, Chair CPS

6/23/2010

VI Lenin 140 Years

CPS Editor

5/31/2010

Canadians for Peace and Socialism Comments on the Israeli Government Attack on the Gaza Flotilla

Canadians for Peace and Socialism (CPS)

5/31/2010

The Cheonan - Another Gulf of Tonkin?

Cathy Fischer, CPS

5/30/2010

65th Anniversary of VE Day

CPS

5/23/2010

The 65th Anniversary of the Allied Victory Over Nazi Germany!

Don Currie, Editor FOS, CPS

5/5/2010

Open Letter to Heather Mallick on the Distortions of the Role of Stalin in the Defeat of Hitler Germany

Don Currie, Chair CPS

5/5/2010

Email to all Members of Parliament on the BP Oil Rig Disaster in the Gulf of Mexico

Don Currie, Chair CPS

5/5/2010

The 60th Anniversary of VE Day

Don Currie, Chair CPS

5/4/2010

No BP Disaster on Any Canadian Coastal Waters!

Don Currie, Chair CPS

4/30/2010

What State Secrets Can the Canadian People Not be Trusted to See?

Don Currie, Chair CPS

4/29/2010

Open Letter to the Canadian Peace Congress

Don Currie, Chair CPS

4/26/2010

On the Occasion of the 140th Anniversary of the Birth of Lenin

Don Currie, Editor FOS, CPS

4/22/2010

Draft Resolution - Canadian Peace Congress Extraordinary Convention

Authored By Don Currie, CPS

4/21/2010

May Day Statement Canadians for Peace and Socialism

Canadians for Peace and Socialism, CPS

4/17/2010

A Note on the Pravda article on recent events in Ukraine

Don Currie, Chair CPS

4/17/2010

Call for a May Day 2010 Coalition

John Beeching, Honorary Chair, CPS

4/17/2010

The Liberal Party “Thinkers Conference”

Don Currie, Chair Canadians for Peace and Socialism, CPS

4/12/2010

An Open Letter to Alex Atamanenko, NDP MP BC Southern Interior

Don Currie, Chair Canadians for Peace and Socialism, CPS

4/7/2010

The Harper-Flaherty March 4th 2010 Federal Budget

Don Currie, Chair CPS

3/9/2010

International Women’s Day

Canadians for Peace and Socialism, CPS

3/5/2010

International Women’s Day March 8th 2010

Don Currie, Editor Focus on Socialism, CPS

3/5/2010

The 2010 Speech from the Throne

WC O'Casey, CPS

3/4/2010

Harper, Flaherty, Carney, Day: The Gang of Four

WC O'Casey, CPS

2/28/2010

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

Focus Commentary, CPS

2/22/2010

Attack on Workers Unprecedented, Silence is Not an Option

WC O'Casey, CPS

2/20/2010

The Way I See It - Afghanistan Revisited

Don Currie, Chair of CPS

2/16/2010

Proposal for a New International

Don Currie, Chair CPS

2/15/2010

Honduras Coup – Mining Companies Regain Lost Concessions

CPS Regina Branch

2/13/2010

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

Don Currie - Chair CPS

1/31/2010

The Lessons of January 23, 2010

Don Currie - Editor FOS, CPS

1/24/2010

Once More on the Harper Cabinet Shuffle

Don Currie - Editor FOS, CPS

1/22/2010

A True Canadian Patriot and National Visionary

WC O'Casey, CPS

1/22/2010

Block the US Auction of Whistler Blackcomb

CPS

1/20/2010

Kevin Page Wallops Flaherty – With the Truth!

Don Currie - Chair CPS

1/16/2010

The Way I See It – Statement on the Crisis in Haiti

Don Currie - Chair CPS

1/15/2010

Organized Labour and the Politics of the Class Struggle Today

Don Currie - Chair CPS

1/6/2010

The Way I See It! - Some Critical Comments

Don Currie - Chair CPS

1/6/2010

2009 Labour Day Statement of Canadians for Peace and Socialism

Don Currie, Chair CPS

9/5/2009

Canadian Workers Labour 5 Years for Free

WC O'Casey, CPS

7/12/2009

From Resistance to Counter Offensive!

Canadians for Peace and Socialism, CPS

6/21/2009

For Principled Solidarity with Working Class and Left Revolutionary Democratic Forces in Iran

Don Currie, Chair CPS

6/19/2009

Oust the Harper Conservatives on Friday June 19th

Canadians for Peace and Socialism, CPS

6/15/2009

Back to Buck, Forward to Socialism

Don Currie, Chair CPS

6/14/2009

May Day Statement

Canadians for Peace and Socialism, CPS

5/1/2009

CAW Embattled - Solidarity and Support

Don Currie, Chair CPS

4/22/2009

Fascism & the 21st Century

John Beeching, Honorary Chair, CPS

4/1/2009

WORLD PEACE COUNCIL CELEBRATES 60 YEARS OF WORKING FOR PEACE

CPS - Regina Club

3/26/2009

Canada and the G20 - State-Monopoly Capital Fights for Advantage as Global Capitalism Slides into Depression!

Don Currie - Chair, CPS

3/26/2009

For the Record:

Canadians for Peace and Socialism, CPS

3/24/2009

NATO'S 60 YEARS AND THE THREAT OF WAR

Regina Club - CPS

3/23/2009

Lift the ban on George Galloway: Kenney Proves Harper is a Hypocrite!

Don Currie, Chair CPS

3/20/2009

The Way I See It - Prime Minister Harper Preaches to the Converted

Don Currie, Chair CPS

3/10/2009

Statement Canadians for Peace and Socialism - International Women's Day

Canadians for Peace and Socialism, CPS

3/8/2009

For a Labour Summit Now! Government is failing the People! Labour Must Lead!

Don Currie, Chair CPS

3/4/2009

Talking to US Workers about President Obama s Visit to Canada

Don Currie - Chair CPS

2/23/2009

The Economic Crisis and the Role of the Progressive Left as the Country Heads for the 41st Federal Election!

Don Currie, Chair CPS

2/9/2009

Some Observations on President Barack Obama s Inaugural Speech

Don Currie, Chair CPS

1/25/2009

The January 27th Conservative Budget! Stimulus or Another Gold Plated Conservative Bamboozle?

Don Currie, Chair CPS

1/24/2009

US President Barack Obama Visits Canada

Don Currie, Chair CPS

1/15/2009

For a New Government of Labour, Peace and Economic Renewal!

Don Currie, Chair CPS

1/1/2009

Statement: Canadians for Peace and Socialism (CPS) on the Israeli Bombing of Gaza

Don Currie, CPS Chair

12/28/2008

Statement - Canadians for Peace and Socialism: No Backroom Lib-Con Deals!, Reject Any Conservative Budget!, Oust the Harper Conservatives!

Don Currie, Chair CPS

12/16/2008

Reprint: Canadians for Peace and Socialism Contribution to the Pre-Convention Discussion, 35th Central Convention Communist Party of Canada, February 1-4, 2007

Don Currie, Chair CPS

12/5/2008

The Way I See It! - The Parliamentary Lockout

Don Currie - Chair, Canadians for Peace and Socialism, CPS

12/5/2008

CPS Statement - Organized Labour and a Liberal-NDP-Bloc Coalition Government

Canadians for Peace and Socialism, CPS

11/29/2008

On the Occasion of the 80th Birthday of Cathy Fischer

Canadians for Peace and Socialism, CPS

11/28/2008

Commentary on the Question of Labour and the Environment

Don Currie - Chair, CPS

11/25/2008

Statement of Canadians for Peace and Socialism on the International Meeting of Communist and Worker s Parties, Sao Paolo Brazil, November 21-23, 2008

Don Currie, CPS Chair

11/18/2008

Foreign Military Bases

Don Currie - Chair CPS

11/6/2008

The Way I See It   The Outcome of the 40th Federal Election

Don Currie - Chai,CPS

10/15/2008

Developing the Home Market in the Face of a Coordinated Attack

William O'Casey, CPS

10/13/2008

The October 14th Federal Election and the Global Capitalist Crisis

CPS

10/13/2008

Harper Exposed: The Leaders Debate - A Failed System and More Promises

William O'Casey, CPS

10/5/2008

Fear Grips Party Leaders as System Heads for Depression

William O'Casey, CPS

10/5/2008

Liberal Thinkers and the Crisis on the Left

William O'Casey, CPS

10/5/2008

Bamboozled Part II: Fighting a Carbon Neutral Clean Fuel War

William O'Casey, CPS

9/28/2008

New Democratic Party Election Program Moves Left - Electoral Support is Building

Don Currie - Editor FOS, CPS

9/28/2008

Harper's Plans for a Non-Election Derailed

FOS, CPS

9/28/2008

The Working Class: A Class for Capitalism or a Class for Itself?

Don Currie - Chair CPS

9/28/2008

The Way I See It! - Guarantee Full Security for Family Incomes - Not Bank Losses!

Don Currie - Editor, FOS, CPS

9/28/2008

The Way I See It! - Green Shift or the Green Shaft?

Don Currie - Editor, FOS, CPS

9/20/2008

What Was Said and When We Said It!

CPS

9/20/2008

Science, Human Progress, and Marxism

CPS

9/20/2008

An Opening for the Left - The 40th Canadian Federal election is not the 39th

CPS

9/20/2008

Go Along for the Ride   Or Fight to Get Rid of the System

CPS

9/20/2008

The “Left” Bamboozled Again!

William O'Casey, CPS

9/14/2008

Canadian Electricity Generation by Fuel Type

FOS, CPS

9/14/2008

Canadians Got It Right. The Media Moguls Got It Wrong!

FOS, CPS

9/14/2008

It's the "Stupid Economy"

FOS, CPS

9/14/2008

Talking About Wage Earners Acting For Big Business

Don Currie - Chair CPS

9/14/2008

The  Bob and Weave  Harper Neo-Cons and the McCain-Palin Connection

Don Currie - Chair, CPS

9/7/2008

500 Ducks? A Worker s Response to Harper s Election Playbook of War, Hyper-Profit, Resource Sell-Out and Labour Intensification

William O'Casey, CPS

9/7/2008

Left Turn Canada   Election 2008: The Canadian and the US Elections   The Energy Connection

FOS Editorial Board, CPS

8/31/2008

Left Turn Canada   Election 2008: Labour and Peace Central to the Defeat of Harper Neo-Cons

FOS Editorial Board, CPS

8/31/2008

Left Turn Canada   Election 2008: Labour, the NDP and the Left

FOS Editorial Board, CPS

8/31/2008

CPS- Labour Day Statement 2008

CPS

8/27/2008

The Way I See It! - An October Federal Election?

Don Currie - Chair CPS

8/27/2008

State, Government and the Working Class

Don Currie, Chair - CPS

8/19/2008

CPS Viewpoint on the Canadian Labour Congress 25th Constitutional Convention

Don Currie, Chair - CPS

5/23/2008

The Way I See It! - Statement on Autoworkers

Don Currie, CPS

5/13/2008

Viewpoint - Labour and Peace: Alberta and the Attack on Organized Labour

Sean Currie - Edmonton Peace Council, CPS

3/24/2008

CPS Statement on International Women s Day

CPS

3/8/2008

Prime Minister Harper Calls for More War!

CPS

2/21/2008

Part Two   Labour and the Nation: The Changes in the Composition of the Working Class and the Fight Back Against the Deindustrialization of Canada

Don Currie - Chair CPS

2/17/2008

Letter to the Editor on Afghan War and Manley Report

Don Currie, Chair CPS

2/17/2008

Open Letter to Stephane Dion

Don Currie - Chair CPS

2/9/2008

Send A Message to Ottawa!

CPS

1/22/2008

Canadian Imperial Ambitions and BMD   The Energy Connection

Sean Currie Edmonton Peace Council, Member of Canadian Peace Congress, CPS

1/15/2008

Viewpoint   Labour and Peace, The Way Forward for Organized Labour

Sean Currie - Edmonton Peace Council, CPS

1/15/2008

Open Letter to NDP Caucus

Don Currie - CPS Chair

1/12/2008

The Way I See It! - Organized Labour and Working Class Communities Compel Prime Minister Harper to Call First Minister Meeting to Consider Job Loss

Don Currie, Chair CPS

1/10/2008

CPS New Year Greeting - Left Turn Canada

Don Currie, Chair Canadians for Peace and Socialism, CPS

1/6/2008

Organized Labour Unlocking the Potential for Political Action The Sources of Unity and Militancy Today

Don Currie - Chair CPS

12/24/2007

The Saskatchewan Provincial Elections   More Than A Changing of the Guard (Part One)

Don Currie, Chair CPS

12/20/2007

Canada Headed for a New US-NATO War?

CPS National Centre

11/24/2007

Asset Backed Commercial Paper (ABCP) Moral Bankruptcy and a Possible Recession

Don Currie - Chair CPS

11/24/2007

The Magna-CAW Framework of Fairness Agreement (FFA)

Don Currie, Chair Canadians for Peace and Socialism, CPS

11/13/2007

Viewpoint: Energy Superpower   Superpower Military Budgets, A New Canadian Imperialism

Sean Currie - Financial Secretary, Edmonton Peace Council, CPS

11/11/2007

The Way I See It! Parliamentary Collusion! Corporate Agenda IN!   Labour s Agenda OUT!

Don Currie, Chair Canadians for Peace and Socialism, CPS

10/31/2007

Parliament is Supreme!   Not Non-Elected Power Elites.

Don Currie - Chair CPS

10/12/2007

The Way I See It! - The Opening of Parliament and the Opposition Parties!

Don Currie - Chair CPS

9/28/2007

A Dangerous Demagogue

Statement by Canadians for Peace & Socialism, CPS

9/24/2007

Open Letter to Opposition Leaders - No Deals   Defeat the Harper Neo-Cons!

Don Currie, CPS

9/24/2007

CPS Calls for Urgent Action to Work Towards a National Conference for an Alternative Economic Program of Peace

CPS National Centre

7/16/2007

NDP Submits Motion to Standing Committee on International Trade Calling for Suspension of Security and Prosperity Partnership

CPS Edmonton

7/15/2007

Imperialism and Socialism in the 21st

CPS

7/4/2007

Imperialism and Socialism in the 21st Century

CPS

7/4/2007

The Way I See It - Bush/Putin G8 Summit

Don Currie, CPS

6/6/2007

The Way I See It! - NDP April 24th Parliamentary Blunder

Don Currie, CPS

4/25/2007

Open Letter to Jack Layton on Not Running a Canidate in Central Nova

Don Currie - Chair CPS

4/14/2007

CPS Greetings to 24th Central Convention of the Young Communist League of Canada

CPS

3/27/2007

The Quebec Elections Part 2 - The Shift to the Right in Quebec on March 26th and Why It Happened!

Don Currie, CPS

3/27/2007

Save The Canadian Wheat Board - CPS Statement

CPS

3/6/2007

International Women's Day - 2007

CPS

3/5/2007

AFL Asks - Whose Oil?

CPS

3/5/2007

Class Approach to the Environment and Oil Sector

CPS

3/4/2007

The Charest-Harper Plan to Betray Quebec Labour

CPS

2/24/2007

The Central Issue is the Afganistan War

Canadians for Peace and Socialism, CPS

2/21/2007

Political Journal

CPS

2/18/2007

The Imperial PMO and the Four "Truths"

CPS

2/14/2007

Role & Place of NDP

CPS

2/13/2007

CN Workers Stike

CPS

2/13/2007

CPC 35th Pre-Convention Highlights

CPS National Centre

2/8/2007

35th Central Convention Communist Party of Canada

Don Currie, Chair Canadians for Peace and Socialism (CPS)

2/8/2007





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



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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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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.

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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

 

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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,