Toronto — 4 May 2013.
Taking place at New York's Barnard College, the Ecosocialist Conference drew some two hundred activists around the slogan “System Change not Climate Change.” It was endorsed by numerous progressive organizations and individuals in the U.S. and Canada, and featured speakers from a wide spectrum of organizations and perspectives. This day-long conference (April 20th) included workshops on “Race, Gender, and Environmental Justice”; “Agriculture and Food: Sustainable or Profitable?”; “Fossil Fuel Divestment,” and many other topics. The conference aimed to build a more collaborative left that could serve as the radical wing of the green movement and advance a program for “fighting global warming and its chief cause, capitalism.”
Moderated by Greg Albo. Presentations by:
- John Riddell, is a member of East End Against Line 9, Toronto Bolivia Solidarity, and the GTWA. He blogs at johnriddell.wordpress.com
- Abbie Bakan writes on issues related to feminism, anti-racism and Marxism, and is a member of the GTWA and CAIA.
Organized by the Greater Toronto Workers' Assembly. For more information on these themes, visit climateandcapitalism.com.
|LS #||Date||Title|| |
||November 21, 2010
||Capitalism and Confrontation
|Legacies From the Past. Keynote address by Bryan Palmer. Recorded at the 2nd Annual Conference of the Critical Social Research Collaborative (CSRC), Ottawa, March 19, 2010.|
||November 14, 2010
||Forum on Bolivia with Dr. Hugo Salvatierra
|Dr. Hugo Salvatierra is one of Evo Morales's top advisors and a founder of the MAS in Bolivia. Salvatierra is a founder of the MAS and the Minister of Rural Development, Agriculture and the Environment in the first MAS Cabinet.|
||November 7, 2010
||Unite-Here! Local 75 on Strike
|Workers from Unite-Here! Local 75 - on strike against the Delta Chelsea hotel in Toronto. The workers are fighting for safer workloads, fair wages and workplace dignity! Check with the union before making your reservations! Recorded October 30 and 31, 2010.|
||October 31, 2010
||Workers' Control, Workers' Councils and the Social Economy
|Presentation by Michael Lebowitz made in August 2009 at ALCASA in Ciudad Guayana in the state of Bolivar, Venezuela. ALCASA is the state aluminum company, currently functioning under workers control and a key part of the 'Socialist Plan for Guayana.'|
||October 28, 2010
||Building Labour Resistance
||Guest, Don; Michael Hurley, Monica McKenzie
|Winning Strategies in Difficult Times - a forum organized by the Labour Caucus of the Greater Toronto Workers' Assembly. Recorded October 26, 2010 in Toronto, Canada.
||October 22, 2010
||How Labour is (Part of) the Problem in Building the Left
||Fox Piven, Frances
|Lecture by: Professor Frances Fox Piven, CUNY Graduate Center. A leading scholar and political activist, Frances Fox Piven was recently president of the American Sociological Association and is former Vice-President of the American Political Science Association. Her most recent book is Keeping Down the Black Vote (2009).|
||October 4, 2010
||NO Fare IS Fair
|Start of the campaign to win free and accessible transit for the GTA. A project of the Greater Toronto Workers' Assembly. Recorded October 2, 2010 at Christie Pits, Toronto.|
||September 26, 2010
||Race, Class and Crisis
|What New Possibilities for the U.S. Left? – with Adolph Reed. Recorded September 24, 2010, Toronto, Canada.|
||September 21, 2010
||Rally in Support of Alex Hundert
|G20 defendant and alleged 'ringleader' Alex Hundert appeared in court on Saturday September 18, 2010 for an alleged breach of his existing bail condition to not participate in any public demonstration. The police and Crown have made the preposterous and unbelievable claim that Alex's two public speaking events on university campuses in Kitchener and Toronto are public demonstrations.|
||September 19, 2010
||Do We Pull the Monster Down?
|A music video that comments on some of the salient contradictions of the post-9/11 conjuncture, one year into the U.S. invasion of Iraq. |
||September 12, 2010
||Book Launch: Power in Coalition
||Tattersall, Amanda and Natalie Mehra
|Launch of Power in Coalition - which includes a chapter on the Ontario Health Coalition's campaigns to save Medicare and against P3s. Recorded September 7, 2010, Toronto.|
||September 9, 2010
||So Said Tony Hayward
|A music video featuring imagery dredged from the internet - about the BP oil spill and its disastrous impacts, focused around the story of BP CEO Tony Hayward's hapless efforts to spin and manage a massive, and televisually spectacular, environmental catastrophe.|
||August 24, 2010
||Economic Crisis? Who Pays?
|Forum and organizing meeting on the government's proposed public sector wage freeze.|
||July 19, 2010
||Free and Accessible TTC!
||Cowen, Deb; Karen Sun; Franz Hartmann
|Discussion about free and accessible transit in Toronto organized by the Greater Toronto Workers' Assembly. Recorded July 16, 2010 in Toronto.|
||July 16, 2010
||Bargaining in an Era of Wage Restraint
||Gindin, Sam; Michael Hurley
|Re-thinking strategies for the public sector - with Sam Gindin and Michael Hurley. Recorded June 19, 2010 in Toronto.|
||June 28, 2010
||Justice for Our Communities: No to G8/G20!
|From June 25th and 27th, 2010, the world's twenty richest countries (the G8 and G20) will send their ruling elite, along with heads of the IMF and World Bank, to meet in Huntsville and then in Toronto, to talk exploitation, wealth, and greed. Recorded June 25, Toronto.|
||June 27, 2010
||Leys, Colin; Natalie Mehra
|A Forum on Health, Poverty and Privatization - with Colin Leys and Natalie Mehra. Recorded June 19, 2010 in Toronto.|
||June 22, 2010
||Resisting the G20!
||Albo, Greg; John Clarke; Kamilla Pietrzyk
|An Anti-Capitalist Approach to Understanding and Resisting the G20 Agenda. Recorded June 20, 2010 in Toronto, part of the People's Summit.|
||June 12, 2010
||Resist the G8/G20!
|This year the so-called leaders, finance ministers, and central bank governors of the 20 most powerful countries in the world will gather in Toronto, to meet, to strategize, to further their exploitative ideologies that benefit them and the corporations they serve. To further the actions and inactions that have trashed the planet and brought us to the brink of catastrophic climate change.|
||May 30, 2010
||The Malthus Myth: Population, Poverty and Climate Change
|Ian Angus, editor of Climate and Capitalism and author of The Global Fight for Climate Justice. Ian is also Associate Editor of Socialist Voice. Recorded May 22, Toronto, Canada.|
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