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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