Comrades in Kitchener-Waterloo held an instalment of the “Anti-Imperialism Behind Bars” series on July 15 which was both well-attended and informative, featuring presentations on political prisoners in Northern Ireland (particularly Marian Price, an Irish Republican who has been imprisoned for over two years without trial…), Palestine (where some 40% of adult men have been through the prison system at some point in their lives) and India (where state police jail people on the flimsiest evidence for supporting the CPI [Maoist]).
The event drew attention to the extreme measures the bourgeoisie will take in order to stamp out those who threaten their power, and how little their talk about “political freedoms” is worth when one steps beyond the limitations imposed by their system. It also highlighted the need for revolutionaries to support one another against state repression.
“Anti-Imperialism Behind Bars,” which was organized by the Anti-Colonial Working Group and was endorsed by the Toronto Proletarian Revolutionary Action Committee, followed a similar event of the same name in Toronto, which was held earlier that week.
The Anti-Colonial Working Group will be holding a demonstration outside the British Consulate in Toronto (777 Bay St. College Park) on August 27 at 5:00PM in protest of that government’s unfair and inhumane treatment of Marian Price and Martin Corey, another Irish Republican political prisoner.