Education for Activists Conference

Education for Activists Conference
2nd annual Toronto Socialist Action Trotsky School

November 20-21, 2009 at OISE, U of Toronto, 252 Bloor St. W.
just above the St. George Subway Station

Friday, November 20, 7 p.m.

Rosa Luxemburg – a revolutionary for the 21st Century The nature of Reformism, the concept of the Mass Strike, and an analysis of the Revolutions at the end of World War I.

Presentation by Adam Shils, Chicago Socialist Action, leading member of SA-USA

Saturday, November 21, 10 a.m.

Is Fascism on the rise in America?

What is fascism? What is the significance of the right wing rallies against medicare reform? Where is the U.S. labour movement and what is it doing?

Presentation by Adam Shils, Chicago SA

12 noon Lunch break, and screening of film “Workers of All Lands”, a history of 3rd and 4th Internationals

1 p.m. Permanent Revolution, Stalinism and the Transitional Program What is the strategy for fundamental change?

Presentation by Barry Weisleder, federal secretary, Socialist Action / Ligue pour l’Action socialiste

4 p.m. The Jobless Recovery, and other absurdities of the capitalist economy What is the socialist alternative?

Presentation by Julius Arscott, Executive member, Toronto Socialist Action

6 p.m. Social event at a nearby pub

Conference Registration: $10 for the weekend, $4 per session (or pay what you can)

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