Partisan #25 • August 24, 2012
We, the Filipino Canadian Proletarian Committee of Cote-des-Neiges, Montréal have announced our intention to add our forces to the growing strength of the Parti Communiste Révolutionnaire – Revolutionary Communist Party (Canada). The leadership and contributions of the PCR-RCP are to be found in the building of the proletarian movement that is needed in Canada and the necessary international communist movement and it is with revolutionary pride and social responsibility to the Canadian working class that Filipino Canadian proletarians based in the west end of Montréal join the dynamism of their Marxist-Leninist-Maoist comrades.
Since the 1970s there has been a rich revolutionary movement among the Filipino Canadian proletariat, largely because of the solidarity built around the struggle against Marcos' dictatorship in the Philippines. Through the 1980s and 1990s and early 2000s support and solidarity work by Filipino Canadian comrades continued for the Philippine revolutionary movement. As the consciousness of Filipino Canadian proletariat continued to be raised about the struggle “back home” there was a growing need to resolve the issues of the Filipino Canadian people as part of Canadian working class.
Mass organizing with the anti-imperialist and working class perspective has garnered a wealth of experience in organizing Filipino Canadians in Québec among the various sectors of youth, women, workers and cultural artists is a large source of the capacity building and education of the Filipino Canadian comrades from Montréal. We are still a dynamic group composed of the different sectors with strong links to the mass base of Filipino Canadians in Montréal. Solidarity and unity with other progressive immigrant organizations, migrant justice groups, anti-racist collectives and feminist allies continue to be the strong foundation of our on-going struggle and commitment for a socialist society towards communism.
In 2012 the Filipino Canadian Proletarian Committee of Cote-des-Neiges was formed, shaped by the experience of comrades surrounding the issues of systemic racism, patriarchy, political repression and anti-imperialism. With the coordination between the Filipino Canadian Proletarian Committee of Cote-des-Neiges and the PCR-RCP for the mobilization of May Day in Montréal coupled with initiatives surrounding the Québec student uprising, the decision was made to join the PCR-RCP.
The red flags have been raised and commitment to the proletarian struggle and education as well as to the Canadian and international working class has been rendered!
Let’s march forward together towards the proletarian movement that is much needed in Canada!
Towards stronger internationalist communist solidarity!
Long live the PCR-RCP (Canada)!