Abolish Columbus Day Every Day! Celebrate Native Resistance, not White Settler Genocide!

Revolutionary Student Coordinating Committee

Columbus Day is an important holiday in the calendar of the white supremacist US nation. It is a holiday which celebrates the beginning of the genocide and enslavement of the First Nations people of this continent, and the beginning of the processes that would lead to the formation of the United States as a capitalist white settler colonial B0qMBgHIEAE3oeEcountry. Far from celebrating this nefarious date, we as the descendants of colonized and enslaved people must celebrate the centuries-old resistance of our people in the face of white settler and colonial aggression.

Columbus Day is not only a day off for us. It is a reminder that we still live under the brutal rule of the white supremacist state, that we still live under its laws, that our people still face genocide at the hands of its police, and people all over the world still face colonial aggression in the form…

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Where the Proletari-at? Introduction to Uprising Volume 7 by Comrade Amil K.

Revolutionary Initiative

We cannot maintain a pretense of being revolutionary without defining a revolutionary subject. We cannot objectively be revolutionary unless we have: (1) located those sections of the masses with the latent potential for taking up a revolutionary initiative; and on that basis, (2) begun to conduct our work with strategic clarity. To do this we must answer questions like: What are the classes, the social groupings, the strata within Canada whose historical experience as well as present circumstances and future trajectory appear to be one of inescapable consignment to the miseries, depredations, humiliations, and deprivations of capitalism (i.e. the objective conditions of the masses)? And upon this objective basis, we must also be able to identify what sections of the masses have the sharpest consciousness of their place in history, and organize this section to play a leading role in a revolutionary united front (i.e. the subjective conditions of the…

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School Shootings: A Product of Alienation

University Base Area

In light of the recent tragedy in Oregon, where a gunman killed ten people at a community college, we may ask ourselves why this happens—why do people “go off the rails” and massacre their fellow student, worker, and peer? The answer has less to do with chemical imbalances and more to do with how individuals are reduced to their bare essentials while immersed in a postmodern capitalism which detaches them from the product of their labor.

School shootings have a variety of different triggers, all of which spring from actually-existing capitalism; while this is not to say that under socialism there would be no school shootings, we may posit that there would be a dramatic decline as means of production, both academic and industrial, are seized. Youth suffering under capitalism face two options: either conform to the herd, this ultra-individualism which values aesthetic gloss over interpersonal connection, or strike out…

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