Toronto — 10 August 2014.
Stop the assault. End the siege. Boycott Israel.
Israel's criminal war on Gaza has killed over 1,600 people in just three weeks, and shows no signs of letting up. The majority of people killed have been civilians, including hundreds of children.
Rally held in Toronto, Canada, outside the Israeli Consulate on 10 August 2014.
Speakers: Raed Ayad, Judy Rebick, Zafar Bangash, Marie Clarke Walker, Sid Ryan.
Toronto — 1 August 2014.
On August 1, 2014, three weeks into Israel's assault on Gaza, people everywhere were holding fundraisers for medical aid and events to try to understand and figure out how to take action to stop the attack. This talk, given at one such event, describes the direction of Israel's - and the West's - politics on Gaza and Palestine more generally. It is a terrifying direction, a critical moment, and one that will not resolve itself. The West must set limits for Israel, and will only do that if people take action.
Justin Podur maintains a blog at podur.org. His most recent writings include Haiti's New Dictatorship and is one of the authors of the book, edited by Jerome Klassen and Greg Albo, Empire's Ally: Canada and the War in Afghanistan (University of Toronto Press, 2012).
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||12 August 2014
||All Out for Gaza
|Stop the assault. End the siege. Boycott Israel. Rally held in Toronto, Canada, outside the Israeli Consulate on 10 August 2014. Speakers: Raed Ayad, Judy Rebick, Zafar Bangash, Marie Clarke Walker, Sid Ryan.|
||10 August 2014
||The Gaza Ceasefire with Dan Freeman-Maloy
|The Ossington Circle is an internet talk show hosted by Justin Podur in Toronto. In this episode, recorded during the 72-hour ceasefire at the end of a month of Israel attacking Gaza in 2014, Freeman-Maloy talks about the ceasefire, the long history of Israel's decades-long, disciplined destruction of Gaza and of Palestinian society, the ironclad Western support for Israel, and what people of conscience in the West can do about it.|
||4 August 2014
||Taking Action on Gaza
|On August 1, 2014, three weeks into Israel's assault on Gaza, people everywhere were holding fundraisers for medical aid and events to try to understand and figure out how to take action to stop the attack. This talk, given at one such event, describes the direction of Israel's - and the West's - politics on Gaza and Palestine more generally.|
||29 June 2014
||Peoples Social Forum
|Roger Rashi, Coordinator of the PSF and Dylan Penner discuss the plans for the forum including plans for marches, opportunities for groups to propose workshops, and plans for convergence assemblies to address common goals and strategies.|
||22 June 2014
||Revolutionary Activism in the 1950s and 60s
|Introduction by Greg Albo and moderated by Carolyn Egan. Presentations by Chris Schenk, Richard Fidler, Bryan Palmer and Ernie Tate. Recorded in Toronto, 11 June 2014.|
||21 June 2014
||Fair Wages Now!
|Workers and community activists present the Ministry of Labour with a petition to raise the minimum wage to $14 in Ontario.|
||15 June 2014
||Reaching the Tipping Point?
|Anti-Normalization and Academic Boycott from South Africa to Canada. With special guest Salim Vally, Professor at University of Jonnesburg, founding member of Congress of South African Trade Union and the Palestinian Solidarity Committee.|
||14 June 2014
||Organizing Beyond Current Struggles
|Moderated by Rebecca Schein. Presentations by Brian McDougall is an organizer with CAPE and member of Solidarity Against Austerity; and Jeremie Bedard-Wien is an activist with Quebec Solidaire, and was an organizer of the 2012 Quebec Student Strike.|
||8 June 2014
||Tenth Annual Israeli Apartheid Week
|Building the Global BDS movement: Lessons from South Africa, Palestine and Canada. With special guest Yusuf Saloojee, the former South African ANC representative in Canada. Recorded in Toronto, 4 March 2014.|
||7 June 2014
||Fighting Austerity Today
|Moderated by Shannon Balla. Presentations by Dave Bush, Robb Barnes and Natalie Mehra. Recorded in Ottawa, 26 April 2014.|
||1 June 2014
||Neoliberalism and Politics in India
|Presentation by Prabhat Patnaik, who is a highly distinguished and internationally renowned critical scholar. He holds a D.Phil in Economics from the University of Oxford, UK, and in 2012, was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Science (Economics) by SOAS, University of London. Recorded in Toronto, 26 May 2014.|
||31 May 2014
||Building Solidarity Against Austerity: Learning From Our Past
|Moderated by Simone Powell. Presentations by: Rosemary Warskett, a former PSAC Staff Rep. and Jean-Claude Parrot, the former National President of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW), and is the author of My Union, My Life.|
||25 May 2014
||A Women's Labour History Walking Tour
|We bring back to life vibrant and committed women union leaders like Grace Hartman and Madeleine Parent; international figures like Emma Goldman and Amelia Earhart, and lesser-known Toronto women like Lily Ilomaki and Annie Buller, Depression-era union organizers and Communists. The tour celebrates the work of women in unions, the arts and the community who created the seeds of our social safety net and the Canadian educational system.|
||24 May 2014
||Global Austerity and Global Resistance
|Moderated by Shellie Bird. Presentation by David McNally teaches political science at York University, Toronto. Part of Building Solidarity Against Austerity -- A Dayschool on Past and Current Struggles. Recorded in Ottawa, 26 April 2014.|
||18 May 2014
||Challenging the Leadership of the Canadian Labour Congress
||Husseini, Hassan; Herman Rosenfeld
|The GTWA presents a forum with Hassan Husseini, candidate for the Presidency of the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC). Husseini is a long-time social justice activist and trade unionist with roots in CUPE and Unifor. Husseini shared his views on how to make the CLC a strong and militant leader of the trade union movement in Canada and organize the wider working class to fight effectively for social and economic justice.|
||3 May 2014
||Oil, Tar Sands, Coal, Natural Gas
|What's behind the expansion drive of Canada's and North America's fossil fuel industries? Presentation by Roger Annis. Recorded in Santa Barbara, California, 11 April 2014.
||27 April 2014
||Syriza and European Elections
|The Possibility and Challenges of the Left in Government in Greece and the May 25 European Elections. Presentation by Leo Panitch. Recorded in Toronto, 21 April 2014.|
||13 April 2014
||Capitalism in the Classroom
|Neoliberalism, Education and Progressive Alternatives. Opening remarks by Carlo Fanelli. Keynote presentation by Dr. James L. Turk, Executive Director of the Canadian Association of University Teachers. Recorded in Toronto, 4 April 2014.|
||30 March 2014
||Left Alternatives to Social Democracy
|Discussion with three prominent left activists (Leo Panitch, Roger Rashi and Adolph Reed Jr.) about Left Alternatives to Social Democracy. Organized by the Greater Toronto Workers' Assembly and recorded in Toronto, 16 March 2014.|
||23 March 2014
||New Working Class Leadership and the Prospects for Socialist Politics in South Africa
|NUMSA, National Union of Metalworkers with over 340,000 members, under the leadership of its General Secretary, Irvin Jim, has heralded a new socialist political direction for South Africa. This forum was recorded in Toronto, 6 March.|
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