Socialism 2013 Conference



an International Educational Conference
was held on MAY 10-11-12, 2013

co-sponsored by: Socialist Action / Ligue pour l’Action socialiste – Canadian state, Socialist Action – USA, The Socialist Unity League (Liga Unidad Socialista) – Mexico

Click here to view Socialism 2013 Conference poster.

Friday, May 10

4 p.m. Revolt in Egypt, the Arab Revolution, and Palestine’s freedom struggle
Listen to the panelists and the Q&A

  • Raed Ayad, a director of Palestine House and former Ontaro NDP candidate in Mississauga Streetsville;
  • Yasin Kaya, Socialist Action-Canada and YSA-Canada.

7 p.m. Aboriginal rights, pipelines and the environment
Listen to the panelists and the Q&A

  • Russell Diabo, aboriginal rights activist (to be confirmed)
  • Jaime Gonzales, Mexico-Socialist Unity League-LUS;
  • John Wilson, SocialistAction-Canada.

Saturday, May 11

10 a.m. Why the rulers attack civil liberties, immigrant workers, Roma people, and Muslims
Listen to the panel

  • Christine Marie, SA-USA;
  • Ben Rostoker, YSA and SA Canada;
  • Mac Scott, immigrant rights lawyer and long time activist with Ontario Coalition Against Poverty.

12 noon Lunch break talk: “What is the Socialism that SA Fights For?” with  Barry Weisleder, federal secretary, Socialist Action/LAS.

1 p.m. Mali, Libya and the Imperial Scramble for Africa
Listen to the panel

  • Ameth Lo, Pan-Africanist militant, coordinator of Toronto chapter of GRILA (Group for Research and Initiatives for the Liberation of Africa),
  • Adam Shils, a leader of Socialist Action-USA, based in Chicago.

4 p.m. Women stand up to violence, rape and anti-choice bigots
Listen to the panel

  • Christine Marie, a leader of SA-USA, based in Connecticut
  • Robbie Mahood, pioneer pro-choice clinic practitioner, SA/LAS Montreal;
  • Wajih Sabihuddin, SA Mississauga, on anti-rape campaign in India.

7 p.m. How to Change the World in 2013, Leninism and the revolutionary party
Listen to the panel

  • Adam Shils, SA-USA;
  • Barry Weisleder, SA/LAS Canadian state.

10 p.m. Social at nearby pub, Fox and Fiddle, 280 Bloor Street W., one block west of OISE.

Sunday, May 12

11 a.m. Concessions No More! Unions and the Austerity Drive (OPSEU, teachers, CUPE, CAW-CEP, Quebec, results of federal NDP convention)

    • Julius Arscott, V.P. OPSEU Local 532;
  • Bruce Allen, V.P., CAW Local 199, V.P. St. Catharines District Labour Council;
  • Tyler Mackinnon, chair, Youth forSocialist Action.

Click here to view Socialism 2013 Conference poster.