A Concert to Celebrate
the music of Phil Ochs
featuring Zachary Stevenson
sponsored by: Socialist Action
Friday, September 25 8 p.m.
(doors open at 7 p.m.)
OISE Auditorium, 252 Bloor Street West
@ St. George Subway Station
A portion of the concert proceeds will go to the union local whose 3,500 members are on strike against the concessions demanded by mining giant Vale Inco in Sudbury and Port Colborne, Ontario and at Voisy’s Bay, Labrador.
Friday, October 2 – 7 p.m. Che – part 1 134 minutes, 2009. This widely acclaimed film by Steven Soderbergh, shows how Ernesto ‘Che’ Guevara (Benicio Del Toro) and a force of Cuban exiles led by Fidel Castro mobilize an army and, together with other social movements, overthrow the regime of U.S.-backed dictator Fulgencio Batista and launch the first socialist revolution in the Americas. Following the screening there will be a commentary by Jorge Soberon, Cuban Consul General in Toronto.
Friday, October 9 – 7 p.m. Haiti: We Must Kill the Bandits
Kevin Pina’s 80 minute documentary is a searing condemnation of the 2004 ouster of Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide, and its aftermath. It shows how the coup was actually an attempt by Canada, the United States and other so-called “Friends of Haiti”,”to destroy the people’s movement for change through violence.” A representative of the Toronto Haiti Action Committee will speak following the film.
Friday, October 16 – 7 p.m. You, Me and the SPP is a 91 minute documentary by Paul Manly that reveals how the Security Prosperity Partnership (SPP), negotiated in secret by the USA, Canada and Mexico following the shock of 9-11, is the latest version of corporate plans to control the social, political and economic destiny of the world.
Thursday, October 22 – 7 p.m. Flow: For Love of Water
84 minutes, 2008. Irena Salina’s award-winning documentary investigates what experts label the most important political and environmental issue of the 21st Century — The World Water Crisis. Salina builds a case against the growing privatization of the world’s dwindling fresh water supply with an unflinching focus on politics, pollution, human rights, and the emergence of a domineering world water cartel.
Friday, October 30 – 7 p.m. Unnatural Selection 60 minutes, 2006. A failed GM cotton crop prompts farmer suicides in India. GM pigs are born with ghastly mutilations in the U.S. Wind borne GM canola threatens farms in Canada, forcing one farmer to the Supreme Court. A company breeds giant GM salmon, despite its threat to natural fish populations. Corporations deceive the public, while trying to patent and control the food supply. By Bertram Verhaag and Gabriele Krober.
Friday, November 6 – 7 p.m. Capitalism Hits the Fan 57 minutes, 2008. With breathtaking clarity, renowned University of Massachusetts Economics Professor Richard Wolff breaks down the root causes of today’s economic crisis, showing how it was decades in the making and in fact reflects seismic failures within the structures of American capitalism itself.
Friday, November 13 – 7 p.m. Dr. Strangelove 93 minutes, 1964, B&W. An insane general starts a process towards nuclear holocaust that a war room of politicians and generals frantically try to stop. Stanley Kubrick’s iconic spoof on the arms race makes a powerful case for nuclear disarmament.
Each of the films in this series will be preceded by a brief introduction,
and will be followed by a commentary, and an open floor discussion period.
OISE, 252 Bloor St. West, Room 2-212
at the St. George Subway Station. Everyone welcome. $4 donation requested.
Please visit the SA web site: www.socialistaction-canada.blogspot.com
or call 416 – 535-8779.