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Friday, April 30, 2010
Militant Greetings for May Day 2010

Central Executive Committee, Young Communist League of Canada

The Young Communist League of Canada extends greetings of solidarity to the working people of Canada, and especially to young workers, on May 1st – International Workers Day, which commemorates the anniversary of the 1886 Haymarket Massacre in Chicago, when police opened fire on workers protesting for an eight hour working day.

Today young workers must consider what kind of future is offered to them by our current capitalist socio-economic system.

Late last year, youth unemployment hit a 30 year high. While media reports trumpet “economic recovery,” in reality there is recovery for the capitalists but not for the vast majority of youth, women, aboriginal peoples, and workers. Unemployment remains high and those jobs which do exist are increasingly “McJobs” with minimal pay, no benefits or job security, and part time or casual hours. The process of deindustrialization is worsening this situation rapidly, while eroding Canadian sovereignty. Major ecological problems, especially global warming, are getting worse. And if the solution gets in the way of the drive for profits, it is not considered.

To the unemployed and underemployed youth, the government offers no jobs except the dangerous lure of military recruitment for education or a career. Canadian involvement in the disastrous imperialist occupation of Afghanistan has cost well over $18 billion dollars while Canada’s military budget is expected to run over $21 billion this year alone. 142 Canadian soldiers have died as have well over 32,000 Afghans. War is no solution to the problems faced by young workers.

Meanwhile, Federal and Provincial governments continue to carry out an all-out offensive on working and living conditions at the behests of their corporate masters. The recent Harper budget is a case-in-point. The Harper Conservative budget, passed with the complicity of the Liberals, provides for more of the same – tax breaks for the rich, and more spending on war, while cutting social programs, and ignoring the need for spending on education, environmental protection, job creation and other needs of working people.

All this part of a general offensive of capitalism against the interests of the working class, aimed at maximizing profits and salvaging this decrepit and crisis-ridden system through imperialist adventures abroad, lowering of working and living conditions at home, and eliminating the hard won victories of the past. In other words, this is an offensive against the future of the youth.

As in 1886, today the only path forward is struggle. All other paths lead only to an ever-worsening future for the country, and the world, that today’s youth will inherit. We salute the struggle of workers and students in Quebec, where protests have sprung up against the reactionary Charest Liberal budget, including one demo of 75,00 workers and another of 15,000 people including many students. We support the growing demand for a general strike. We stand in solidarity with workers who are fighting for their livelihood, such as the Sudbury Steelworkers who are defending their jobs from the union breaking efforts of Vale Inco. We note the efforts of young workers who have fought in campaigns for increased minimum wages, better on the job safety, and more.

What is needed is to unite all the various threads of resistance against the anti-worker offensive, to defeat it, and to reverse it in order to go on the offensive for progressive reforms which will benefit the working class including young workers.

Ultimately, we stand firm in our analysis that the capitalist system cannot be made to serve the interests of working people. It cannot cherish nature. Only socialism, a system in which the working people hold all economic and political power, can provide a real future for youth and students in Canada and the world. This is the future we fight for.

Jobs not bombs!
People not profits!
The youth are the future, the future is socialism!
 

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whats your opinion on this druid?
 

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Communism only pretends to favor the workers

I remember a bunch of communist bastards when I was in Germany in the army in 1978 and we were the first to open a new base in Garldtedt. They were out with their sickle and hammer signs protesting our being there.

Later on in the city of Bremen I noticed a large billboard by the communist party demanding a 35 hour work week. How ironic I thought, these fools who want everything to be commieland to think that if it was commieland that they'd ever have the ability to protest in such a way again.

Communism is a real threat and growing. We need to stomp it out by any means necessary.

This bastardization of the word capitalism by the left is amusing. It's crony-capitalism that's the problem. No need to take money from the successful and redistribute it unless the end goal is for everyone and everything to be mediocre under the government's plan of so called social justice.

Live free or die I always say and to hell with any commies who'd trade freedom for big brother.
 

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Not an expert here:
But, my take on it is that favoring the workers over the corporates is generally a guise that leads to the workers serving the Big Gov't, who in turn demand more from an impoverished society at the expense of the workers freedom. (former USSR).
Favoring Corporates has it's pitfalls as well. However, an individual in that society can obtain progression for themself. The key (in my opinion) is that the individual remain WISE and ALERT for treachery from within. Even more so, the individual needs to become active and prevent a totalitarian takeover of a free State from a corporate Gov't combine. If they do not, then the shift is toward a communistic worker state reliant upon the Gov't in power.

My 2 cents.
 

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Biker, this rhetoric is getting so old. Communism will never expand past theory. It's untenable. The very paradigm within which the world operates ensures that a parasitic demographic will always find opportunity to feed upon a non-dilligent larger mass, be it within the communist infrastructure, capitalism, what have you.
Opportunists have foiled every social framework that's been attempted thus far. And this yen for communists to sight capitalism as their arch nemesis is just plain faulty. One is an economic structure, the other is a national/global vision, skewed though it may be.
 

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Howed Communism work for the world X amount of years ago? I seem to hear about this tiny thing called the chilled war no wait it was the cold war that let to 100s of conflicts all over the world, Korea, Vietnam, etc...
 

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I'm willing to bet the author of the article has no paying job, wants no paying job, and does not look for work, as he loves the government handout and spends his time writing articles to justfy his own position!
 

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Biker, this rhetoric is getting so old. Communism will never expand past theory. It's untenable. The very paradigm within which the world operates ensures that a parasitic demographic will always find opportunity to feed upon a non-dilligent larger mass, be it within the communist infrastructure, capitalism, what have you.
Opportunists have foiled every social framework that's been attempted thus far. And this yen for communists to sight capitalism as their arch nemesis is just plain faulty. One is an economic structure, the other is a national/global vision, skewed though it may be.

what grows old is the continuing rhetoric that points to stalin's soviet union as an example of communism.
the ussr was no more communist than america is a republican democracy.
capitalism doesn't work either, except in theory.
human greed always reduces any political 'ism' to the lowest common denominator.
 

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I'm willing to bet the author of the article has no paying job, wants no paying job, and does not look for work, as he loves the government handout and spends his time writing articles to justfy his own position!
that's a big bet.
i would venture to say that you are wrong.
the writer likely works in a university or for a worker's group.
 

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This much we can agree on my friend. Doesn't matter what sytem of government is in place, human greed will dominate any system.

none. i'm an anarchist communist and believe that good government is an oxymoron. (like military intelligence)
however, if i were to choose any theoretical system, it would be communism.
i favour the rights of workers over those of their corporate masters.
 

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in case you haven't noticed...big brother is already in control.
the continuing erosion of freedoms in the name of national security have pretty much erroded most rights already.
what the hell do you know anything about that?? you live in butt-f... northern alberta, have you been to the states lately?? didn't think so, americans can have coffee at their favourite shop while packing, they have the basic right to self defence, what more do yo8u need....
 

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The Young Communist League of Canada...
on May 1st – International Workers Day, which commemorates the anniversary of the 1886 Haymarket Massacre in Chicago, when police opened fire on workers protesting for an eight hour working day.
Ummm......shouldn't then "may day" be may 4th?
Leave it to "community organizers" to screw up even the most simple things...


At the May 4th meeting a number of radical and anarchist speakers addressed a crowd of approximately 1,500 people. The meeting was peaceful, but the mood became confrontational when the police tried to disperse the crowd.

The Haymarket Bombing

As scuffles broke out, a powerful bomb was thrown. Witnesses later described the bomb, which was trailing smoke, sailing above the crowd in a high trajectory. The bomb landed and exploded, unleashing shrapnel.
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Seven policemen were killed, and it’s likely that most of them died from police bullets fired in the chaos, not from the bomb itself. Four civilians were also killed. More than 100 persons were injured.

http://history1800s.about.com/od/organizedlabor/a/haymarket01.htm

Anarchists and socialists rioting?
Throwing bombs?
"anarchists cookbook"?
Nah.

Lil something from canada...




Thugs.
But liberal/progressives fascism has such a long and sordid history of thuggery, extortion if left unabated......and even genocide.
 
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