Socialism 2010: Socialism or Barbarism / Eco-socialism or Extinction

an International Educational Conference May 20, 21, 22, 23, 2010 at Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, U of Toronto, 252 Bloor Street West

co-sponsored by: Socialist Action / Ligue pour l’Action socialiste – Canadian state, Socialist Action – USA, and the Socialist Unity League (LUS) – Mexico

Thursday, May 20

5:30 p.m. registration opens

7 p.m. Palestine, Afghanistan and Haiti: Occupation and Resistence

Khaled Mouammar, President, Canadian Arab Federation; Nadine MacKinnon, Toronto Coalition to Stop the War; B.C. Holmes,Toronto-Haiti Action Committee; and Christopher Hutchinson, participant in Gaza Freedom March and Aid Convoy, from Connecticut SA-USA.

Friday, May 21

4 p.m. Dialectical Materialism – a philosophy for radical change
Christian Whittall, Toronto, SA-Canada.

7 p.m. From Copenhagen to Mexico City – the World at the Brink Linda Avila, Socialist Unity League (LUS) – Mexico; Barry Weisleder, federal secretary, SA/LAS Canada; Jorge Soberon, Cuban Consul-General in Toronto; and Carl Sack, Lake Superior Area SA and YSA leader.

Saturday, May 22

10 a.m. The Malthus Myth: Population, Poverty and Climate Change

Ian Angus, editor, Climate and Capitalism, author of “The Global Fight for Climate Justice, Anti-capitalist Responses to Global Warming and Environmental Destruction”.

12 noon Lunch, with film: Myths for Profit

1 p.m. Combatting the Corporate Agenda – Jobs, Pensions and Poverty
John Clarke, organizer, OCAP; John Orrett, SA-Canada; Carl Sack, Lake Superior SA-USA.

4 p.m. Women’s Liberation Today
Heather J. Walker, Toronto, SA-Canada; Marissa Janczewska, SA-USA, student organizer, and YSA rep to Connecticut for Reproductive Justice; and Uzma Shakir, past-President of Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants, and of the South Asian Legal Clinic of Ontario.

6 p.m. break for supper

7 p.m. World Economic Disorder and the G8/G20 Summits
Linda Avila, LUS – Mexico; Tom Baker, Hamilton, SA-Canada; Jeff Mackler, National Secretary SA – USA, based in San Francisco.

Sunday, May 23

11 a.m. Civil rights under attack – Fight back!
Jeff Mackler, National Secretary, SA-USA; Troy Jackson, legal assistant, journalist, singer and Board member at The 519 Center in Toronto; Dr. Robbie Mahood, Montreal, SA-LAS, and recent election candidate for Quebec Solidaire.

1 p.m. Lunch, with film: Workers of all Lands, Unite!

2 p.m. Closed session for SA members and invited guests. SA/LAS Convention.

Tickets: $20 in advance for weekend; $30 at door for wkend; $5 per session (or PWYC)
For more information: 416 – 535-8779