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LeftStreamed: Education and Mobilization in Contested Mexico
March 29, 2015
This panel of experts on contemporary Mexico explores the context surrounding these events including the rise of drug violence, long standing popular movements among teachers and students, meaningful democracy, and the links between powerful interests in licit and illicit industries. Recorded in Toronto, 18 March 2015.
What's New: Forum Social Mondial
| March 28, 2015
The International Council's decision to organize the WSF once again in Tunis (Tunisia) was taken within the meeting in Casablanca (Morocco), last November. It responds to a wish formulated by regional and international social movements. After evaluation of the impacts of the WSF 2013 in Tunisia, they estimated that it was still necessary to: Consolidate the dynamics of changes born thanks to the Tunisian revolution and to the democratic movements in the region....
Samir Amin | March 28, 2015
As tens of thousands gather for the World Social Forum in Tunis, Tunisia, we speak to one of the most prominent radical thinkers in Africa -- the Egyptian-born economist Samir Amin. He is considered one of Africa’s leading political economists and was one of the pioneers of describing modern human history from the perspective of the Third World, arguing that the countries of the South were not latecomers to capitalism, but were integrated into the global economy from the start in a position of dependency to the rich, industrialized North.
| March 28, 2015
The State of Extraction conference (March 27-29) builds upon the Canadian Mining and the University lecture series running over the past two years at all three SFU campuses and organized by Stephen Collis under the auspices of the Institute for the Humanities.
What's New: Tragedy of Party Communism
by Michael Brie | March 28, 2015
Never in history has a political movement so quickly captured the imagination of so many people and shaped so many societies after its own image as did the twentieth-century party communism founded by Lenin. And never before were so many supporters of such a movement so repressed, persecuted, jailed, and murdered by its leaders and their apparatuses as in the period associated with Stalinism (and also with Maoism). The greatness and misery of party communism are without parallel in world history.
by Brad Hornick | March 27, 2015
The recent Vancouver panel discussion on Naomi Klein's new book, This Changes Everything, from which this article took form, was organized weeks before a local Blockadia event took place. By the time the five panelists came together, two had been arrested for defying a court injunction
What's New: Unite Against Austerity
| March 26, 2015
Unite Against Austerity is a campaign initiated by SmartChange.ca with the following goals: To make the austerity agenda the primary lens through which Canadians understand the country's political landscape and make political decisions; To support the expansion of alliances and strategic action in anti-austerity work in Canada.
What's New: Greece and the European Neoliberal Cage
by Dimitris Pavlopoulos and Yiorgos Vassalos | March 26, 2015
SYRIZA's victory in the Greek elections of 25 January raised a wave of hope across Europe. The dominance of the austerity-oriented conservative and social democratic parties was at last challenged by the victory of a leftist anti-austerity party, signalling a possible change of course in Europe.
Starbucks is a national joke March 23, 2015
Arctic sea ice extent hits record low for winter maximum March 23, 2015
Nestl? is sucking water from an Ontario watershed March 23, 2015
Lean Production at Volkswagen's Tennessee Plant March 23, 2015
Tim Hortons vs. Workers in Winnipeg March 23, 2015
Toronto strikes back against neoliberal education March 23, 2015
Don't pass new anti-poverty law, commission tells Greece March 23, 2015
Tsipras' economic policy architect resigns March 22, 2015
Frankfurt 2015: Anti-capitalism makes a comeback? March 22, 2015In The News archive:
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| 7:00pm, Tuesday March 31, 2015
Beit Zatoun, 612 Markham Street, Toronto.
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|Forum: The Historic Feminist Victories of the 1980s on Reproductive Rights and Pay Equity|
Looking Back and Forward
This public meeting commemorates two of the greatest achievements of the modern Canadian feminist movement, when thirty years ago, working closely together with the labour movement, the historic legislative and judicial victories on pay and workplace equity and women's reproductive rights were both won. This meeting brings two of the leading feminists who acted as the link and buckle with the labour movement in those victories of the mid-1980s together with two women activists who are engaged in a new generation of struggles on women's reproductive rights and pay and workplace equity to discuss the legacy of these victories and assess their continuing impact and relevance today.
* Carolyn Egan was a founding member of the Ontario Coalition for Abortion Clinics which sparked the campaign to overturn the federal abortion law by opening an illegal abortion clinic with Dr. Henry Morgentaler. She continues to be active in the struggle for reproductive justice for all women, and is president of the Steelworker Toronto Area Council.
* Mary Cornish is a senior partner in Cavalluzzo Shilton McIntyre & Cornish, a Toronto public interest law firm. As a feminist human rights lawyer, she continues to chair the Equal Pay Coalition, a broad based Ontario civil society coalition which successfully lobbied for the implementation of Ontario's proactive pay equity laws.
* Anjali Kulkarni is a fourth year medical student at the University of Toronto. She is the current National Officer of Reproductive and Sexual Health (NORSH) with the Canadian Federation of Medical Students (CFMS). Previously she was the co-president of Medical Students for Choice (MSFC) at the University of Toronto.
* Stephanie Ross is Associate Professor of Work and Labour Studies in the Department of Social Science and co-director of the Global Labour Research Centre at York University. She is president of the Canadian Association for Work and Labour Studies and has edited two books: Rethinking the Politics of Labour in Canada and Public Sector Unions in the Age of Austerity.
The talk is free. The space is accessible by mobile ramp upon request in advance. Washrooms are downstairs and not accessible.
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