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What's New: ANC joins call for complete boycott of Israel

| October 2, 2014

African National Congress members and leaders should not travel to Israel as the party is in solidarity with the people of Palestine, ANC secretary-general Gwede Mantashe said. "(We are) joining the call for (a) cultural, academic and education boycott of Israel, including travel bans for members and leaders of the ANC, the alliance, members of Cabinet, Members of Parliament and government officials."

What's New: Russians rally against Moscow role in Ukraine

| October 2, 2014

Thousands of Russians have rallied in Moscow in protest against the armed conflict in eastern Ukraine, in the first major anti-war rally since the standoff between Kiev and pro-Russian rebels started last year. Russian and Ukrainian flags were seen flying in the crowd, as banners read "We are together", "Putin, I'm sick of your lies" and "I don't want a war with Ukraine."

Bullet #1042: Students Unfurl the 'Umbrella Revolution' in Hong Kong

by Sean Starrs | October 1, 2014

The largest student demonstrations and occupations in Hong Kong's history is currently unfurling -- what is increasingly being called the 'Umbrella Revolution' in reference to the sea of umbrellas being used as cover against both pepper-spraying riot police and the rays of the sun (the latter a common practice in Northeast Asia).

What's New: TUC commits to step up the campaign for a free Palestine

| October 1, 2014

In a statement from its General Council, the TUC condemns the "collective punishment of the people of Gaza," and describes Israel's latest land grab in the West Bank as "a shocking provocation." The strongly worded statement, which was passed almost unanimously today, says the response of the UK government, the EU and the UN to Israel's 2014 attack on Gaza has been "unacceptable."

What's New: Solidarity with pro-democracy protests in HongKong

| September 30, 2014

CUPE expresses our support for the protests initiated by students and supported by workers in Hong Kong. We draw tremendous inspiration from activists who are mobilizing to demand a voice in their country. We offer them our solidarity as they courageously stand up in the face of injustice and the violent suppression of their rights.

Bullet #1041: Climate Convergence Moves Us Forward, But Challenges Us to Create a Strategy

by Dan La Botz | September 30, 2014

The Global Climate Convergence with its more than one hundred workshops, its large plenary sessions, and its miles-long mass march of more than 300,000 people, the largest climate protest in American history, represents a turning point for the environmental movement.

What's New: Le capitalisme au Canada et la 'révolution' Harper

| September 29, 2014

Le Canada subit une véritable «révolution de droite» menée par le gouvernement conservateur de Stephen Harper qui, contre l'État-providence, cherche à démanteler les programmes sociaux et à affaiblir la classe travailleuse.

What's New: Labour panel pans Glavine's healthcare union idea

| September 29, 2014

Solidarity Halifax member Larry Haiven speaks out on CBC against the NS Liberal government's announcement to impose union choice in the public healthcare sector.

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Dropbox, Airbnb, and the Fight Over San Francisco's Public Spaces October 25, 2014

Emerging Kurdistan: socialist or capitalist? October 25, 2014

MI5 spied on leading British historians for decades, secret files reveal October 25, 2014

Capitalism and social democracy in crisis: an interview with John Bellamy Foster October 25, 2014

How Tech-Savvy Podemos Became One of Spain's Most Popular Parties in 100 Days October 24, 2014

Vancouver Candidate Wants to Put the Public Back in Public Transit October 24, 2014

Canada no longer acts as a 'peaceable' country October 24, 2014

Gulf states, neoliberalism and liberation in the Middle East October 24, 2014

Mayoral candidates fight over details, not dreams October 24, 2014

Harper Named World's 'Worst Climate Villain' After Damning Report October 24, 2014

The challenges ahead in Venezuela October 24, 2014

First Nations protesters occupy grounds of Manitoba Hydro dam, refuse to leave October 23, 2014

Harper government's extensive spying on anti-oilsands groups revealed in FOIs October 23, 2014

Apple's Sordid Business Practices Are Even Worse Than You Think October 23, 2014

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2:30pm, Sunday November 2, 2014
Steelworkers' Hall, 25 Cecil Street, Toronto.

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twinkle starForum: The Maidan Uprising and Civil War in the Ukraine: Questions for the Left

The Maidan Uprising and Civil War in the Ukraine: Questions for the Left
Last year's events marked not only a turning point in Ukraine's history. It also posed a number of difficult questions for progressive movements and left critical theory. Volodymyr Ishchenko, a sociologist and leftist commentator, will present his perspective on the Ukrainian Maidan and the ongoing civil war. The presentation will discuss questions of revolution, nationalism, fascism, imperialism and the strategy which has been raised in political and academic discussions in and around the Ukraine.

Volodymyr Ishchenko is a sociologist studying social protests in Ukraine. He is the deputy director of the Center for Social and Labor Research, a member of the editorial board of Commons: Journal for Social Criticism and LeftEast web-magazine, and a teacher at the Department of Sociology in the Kyiv-Mohyla Academy. He authored a number of comments and interviews about Ukrainian Maidan, particularly, for the Guardian and the New Left Review.

Sponsors: Centre for Social Justice, Socialist Project, Greater Toronto Workers' Assembly (GTWA) | Facebook event
7:00pm, Monday October 27, 2014
OISE Auditorium, 252 Bloor Street West, Toronto.

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Forum: U of T Divest from Israel's War Crimes!

Learn more from the campaign organizers and an impressive panel of speakers which includes four divestment activists from the U.S., Canada, and Palestine to discuss the importance pressuring UofT to divest.

Speakers include:
* Hazem Jamjoum, Haider Eid, Nahida Gordon and Shourideh Molavi.

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