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What's New: Report on SANDA film screening

| November 25, 2014

A diverse group of more than 60 attended a unique film screening and discussion event at the North York Civic Centre last Saturday. The event started with Korean folk drumming which revved up the crowd, continued with an 83-minute film called Sanda (Surviving), and carried on a well-participated discussion which extended the program for 20 extra minutes. More than 40 people from the Civic Centre walked together in the rainy evening to a Korean restaurant a few blocks away.

What's New: 2014 Global Slavery Index

| November 25, 2014

This is the second edition of the Global Slavery Index, the flagship report of the Walk Free Foundation. The Global Slavery Index estimates the number of people in modern slavery in 167 countries. It is a tool for citizens, non government organisations, businesses and public officials to understand the size of the problem, existing responses and contributing factors, so they can build sound policies that will end modern slavery.

What's New: 40 journalists protest reported plans to close down documentary team at CBC

| November 25, 2014

The undersigned journalists have become alarmed at the precipitous decline of documentaries in the CBC-TV schedule, which has occurred not just for financial reasons, but because of programming priorities over many years. Now there are plans to shut down in-house production of feature documentaries. CBC Television, to be true to its core mandate, needs more long-form journalism and legacy programming -- not less.

What's New: David Suzuki gives fiery speech on Burnaby Mountain to Kinder Morgan protesters

| November 24, 2014

Legendary environmental leader David Suzuki walked up to a police line defending Kinder Morgan drill crews on Burnaby Mountain on Sunday, at a protest gaining world-wide attention.

What's New: Extractivism vs. the climate

by Michal Rozworski | November 24, 2014

Naomi Klein's big book on climate change, This Changes Everything, is at once an extensive catalogue of climate change failures and a passionate defence of budding shoots of resistance. Much more than just an up-to-date account of where we are and how we got here, it is also a meditation on how to move forward -- one that needs to be critically examined.

What's New: Climate Crisis, the Deindustrialization Imperative and the Jobs vs. Environment Dilemma

by Richard Smith | November 24, 2014

Since the 1990s, climate scientists have been telling us that unless we suppress the rise of carbon dioxide emissions, we run the risk of crossing critical tipping points that could unleash runaway global warming, and precipitate the collapse of civilization and perhaps even our own extinction.

LeftStreamed: Left Strategies for the 21st Century

November 23, 2014

Leo Panitch was invited by the Slovenian Institute for Labour Studies to give a lecture on left strategies.

LeftStreamed: Class 101: Workers, Middle Class, and the 1%

November 22, 2014

A discussion between John Sharkey and Jordy Cummings about class... what is class, manual vs intellectual labour, what is exploitation, and how does it relate to other oppressions?

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Scotland: the Social Movement for Independence and the Crisis of the British State November 25, 2014

Harper Named World's 'Worst Climate Villain' After Damning Report November 25, 2014

Campaign against Alberta tar sands given massive boost by Quebec public November 25, 2014

Lessons for the Left from the 2014 Elections November 25, 2014

Canada Should Remember the Afghanistan War With Shame November 25, 2014

Clayoquot Sound 2.0: Burnaby Mountain November 25, 2014

Income inequality is killing thousands of Canadians every year November 25, 2014

The Results Are in -- Open Letter 11.24.14 November 25, 2014

'Bittersweet': Immigrant-Rights Advocates Respond to Obama Plan November 25, 2014

The largest protest in history November 24, 2014

Who Will Become BC's Next Labour Leader? November 24, 2014

How Police Use Military Tactics to Quash Dissent November 24, 2014

You want us to pay how much??? November 24, 2014

Massive crowd on Burnaby Mountain, as Kinder Morgan injunction takes effect November 24, 2014

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7:00pm, Thursday November 27, 2014
Beit Zatoun, 612 Markham Street, Toronto.

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twinkle starForum: Endless War? The Middle East and Canada's New Militarism

Endless War? The Middle East and Canada's New Militarism
In 2003, the U.S. and its allies invaded Iraq on false pretenses and left the country in ruins almost a decade later, creating the conditions for ISIL's ascension in the region. Now the U.S. is spearheading a campaign to return to Iraq and enter Syria to fight off ISIL. Canada has heeded its neighbour's call for support and is already on the ground "helping" with the mission. Canadian reinforcement for U.S. imperial endevours around the world is standard procedure, but Canada has its very own imperial strategy as well. A new foreign policy stance has led to interventions in Afghanistan, Haiti, Libya, and Mali, among other places.

Canada is (again) intervening in the Middle East with fighter jets, logistics, forward bases, and other supports. This is another escalation in the 'new militarism' that is dominating Canadian foreign policy and increasingly, society. Can the intervention succeed even on its own militarist terms? What are the alternatives for the anti-war movement?

In the midst of the conflict is the besieged city of Kobane, part of the Kurdish region of Rojava in northern Syria. Two years ago Syrian Kurds declared autonomy and set up a system of direct democracy called "Democratic Confederalism." What is happening on the ground and how can the Left support the Rojava Revolution and Kobane?

* Sabah Alnasseri, Professor of Political Science, York University
* Judy Deutsch, Science for Peace, Canadian Dimension Magazine
* Tyler Shipley, Liberal Arts and Sciences, Humber College
* Sardar Saadi, PhD Student at UofT, Toronto-based activist

Sponsored by: Centre for Social Justice, Science for Peace, Socialist Project | Facebook event | PDF poster
6:00pm, Tuesday November 25, 2014
Across from US consulate, 360 University Ave, Toronto.

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Rally: Black Lives Matter

This will be a family-friendly rally and we welcome demonstrators of all ages.

SELF CARE ZONE: We will be organizing a designated safer space for folks close by but not in the middle of the rally. Emcees will announce it starting the rally

ATTIRE: We ask folks to dress in all black. Please dress warmly with adequate head/hand covering (weather is 1 and feels like -5)

ASL: We are attempting to confirm ASL Interpretation for tomorrow. If you have any contacts/leads, please let us know.

WHAT TO BRING: Signs, water, hand warmers, candles, names/photos of black victims of police violence

SOCIAL MEDIA: @Ferguson2Tdot, #Ferguson #Ferguson2To #justice4mikebrown #justice

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