Friday, November 29, 2013

Canadian Student Union Bosses and their Radical Friends

This past May, Marxist and anarchist organizations across Ontario converged at the annual May Day rally in Toronto to beat drums, wave flags, and scream into megaphones about the evils of capitalism. One group in attendance was the Ontario Coalition Against Poverty (OCAP), a violent left-wing extremist organization whose leaders have been arrested for breaking the law at various protests. OCAP is most well-known for its vicious clash with police outside Queen's Park in 2000, when chunks of concrete and Molotov cocktails were thrown at officers. Another group at the rally was No One is Illegal (NOII), arguably the most extreme fringe group in Canada. NOII wants to abolish immigration laws in the belief that anyone who finds a way onto Canadian soil – whether legally or illegally – should be provided with full taxpayer-funded benefits. Even though NOII promotes an open border, the organization also believes that people in Canada today are settlers living on land stolen from the First Nations – which is why many of their members refer to our country as "Turtle Island" and refuse to recognize Canada as a legitimate country. Also at the rally was Basics Community News Service, a Communist media outlet present for the purpose of "building solidarity to resist capitalism." Other groups in attendance included the International Socialists, the Communist Party of Canada, the Worker-Communist Party of Iran – Hekmatist, and the Iranian People's Fadaee Guerrilla (which describes itself as a Marxist-Leninist organization).  (more...)

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