SOCIALISM 2014 CAPITALISM IS ORGANIZED CRIME: an International Educational Conference


What: an International Educational Conference

When: May 23-24, 2014

Where: OISE, U. of Toronto 252 Bloor St. W. Room 2-212 (just above the St. George Subway Station)

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  • $15 in advance for weekend;
  • $20 at door for the weekend;
  • $5 per session or PWYC.



3 p.m. Registration opens, literature sale

4 p.m. Capitalism Damns the Environment

  • Eva Portillo, Coordinator of Latin American and Caribbean Solidarity Network;
  • Malu Baumgarten, Toronto Socialist Action;
  • Marc Bonhomme, member Quebec Solidaire, in Montreal.

7 p.m. Scandals, Repression and Corporate Dictatorship

  • Barry Weisleder, federal secretary, Socialist Action – Canada;
  • Jaime Gonzalez, LUS (Socialist Unity League) – Mexico;
  • Chris Hutchinson, Socialist Action USA, Connecticut.

10 a.m. Science: For Profit, or for People?

  • with special guest speaker Cliff Conner. He is the author of “A Peoples’ History of Science”, and teaches history at the City University of New York Graduate Center.

[12 noon lunch break]

1 p.m. When Labour Won

  • Julius Arscott, SA Canada;
  • Chris Hutchinson – SA U.S.A.; Marc Bonhomme – Quebec Solidaire;
  • Lindsay Hinshelwood, auto worker at Ford Oakville, was candidate for President of UNIFOR in 2013.

4 p.m. Is Inequality Inevitable?

  • Claudia Espinoza, President of USGE Local 00079 (Public Service Alliance of Canada) and organizer with Justicia for Migrant Workers;
  • Kaylie Tiessen from the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives;
  • John Orrett, member Toronto Firefighters Association and SA Canada.

[5:30 p.m. Supper break]

7 p.m. What Would Socialism Look Like?
with special guest speaker Cliff Conner, co-author of the new book “Imagine: Living in a Socialist USA”.

10 p.m. Social at a nearby pub Fox and Fiddle, 280 Bloor Street W. Click here for the map


co-sponsored by: Socialist Action / Ligue pour l’Action socialiste – Canadian state, Socialist Action – USA, and the Socialist Unity League (Liga Unidad Socialista) – Mexico | (647) 986-1917 or (647) 728-9143