Knock knock, who's there? Climate villain of the year. On Thursday, climate activists from the University of Toronto, Banking on a Better Future, Climate Justice TO, and Stand.Earth participated in a demonstration to disrupt the Ivey Business School's presentation to RBC CEO Dave McKay with the 'Business Leader of the Year Award' Demonstrators presented McKay with an award of their own, the highly disdained 'Climate Villain of the Year Award,' which the RBC executive won in near won hands down. The Royal Bank of Canada has profited from climate chaos to the tune of more than $263 billion dollars in fossil fuel investment, including the Coastal GasLink pipeline project that is currently being constructed on the unseeded sacred Indigenous territory of the Wet'suwet'en people.
Municipal Socialist Alliance Candidates Earn More Than 14,000 Votes Combined Across Ontario in 2022 Elections
The fledgling Municipal Socialist Alliance exceeded most expectations by garnering 14,870 votes across Ontario, despite getting almost zero coverage in the commercial mass media, amid a very low voter turnout to boot (about 29 percent in Toronto). Official Municipal Socialist Alliance candidates ran for city council, school board, and, in one city, for the office of mayor.
Socialist Action Canada | October 2022 – Socialist Digest
The world is in turmoil. If this sounds like a broken record, it cannot be helped. Protest is the order of the day in Iran, Haiti, France, and Russia. In Iran, the 40-plus-year rule of the reactionary clergy is being challenged by a relentless wave of demonstrations led by women and youths.
End Student Military Recruitment at the Ontario College Information Fair | October 19th
On Wednesday, October 19th, the Canadian Armed Forces are holding a recruitment event at the Ontario College Information Fair at the Enercare Center in downtown Toronto. Socialist Action and the Municipal Socialist Alliance are committed to civil and non-violent direct action and plan to disrupt this recruitment event by exposing the reality of war. We demand the Canadian armed forces end student recruitment, and move to disarm and demilitarize in the face of what is an impending extinction-level climate catastrophe. Click for more information.
Socialist Action Webcast | Is Canada A Peacemaker? with Tamara Lorincz and Yves Engler
The third episode of the Canadian Socialist Action webcast is here with a discussion on Canadian foreign policy and 'Is Canada a Peacemaker?' with Yves Engler of the Canadian Foreign Policy Institute, and Tamara Lorincz of the Canadian Voice of Women for Peace. Please join our live webcast on Thursday, October 13th at 7 PM ET, or watch the recorded presentation anytime on the Socialist Action YouTube Channel.
Socialist Action + MSA Demands Free Public Transit at Broadview Subway Station
Socialist Action along with supporters and candidates of the Municipal Socialist Alliance distributed hundreds of pieces of literature to transit riders outside a busy subway station on a sunny Tuesday afternoon. SocialistAlliance.ca
Wali Abro – Toronto-Danforth Ward 14 | Red Review: Municipal Socialist Alliance
Join us this month for a new series, where Emily Steers and Daniel Tarade introduce listeners to the Municipal Socialist Alliance (MSA) candidates running for mayor, city councilor, and school board trustee throughout Ontario! Up next is Wali Abro, the MSA candidate for city councilor in Toronto-Danforth Ward 14.
A Celebration of the Life of Robbie Mahood
On October 1st, 2022, friends, family, and comrades gathered in Montreal, Quebec to celebrate the life of Robbie Mahood, a founding member and revolutionary voice of Socialist Action / Ligue pour l’Action Socialiste. Federal Secretary of Socialist Action, Barry Weisleder, spoke at the memorial for comrade Robbie Mahood.
Socialist Action joined the University of Toronto student-led protest against institutionalized sexual abuse
On Friday, October 7th, Socialist Action joined the PEARS Project (Prevention, Empowerment, Advocacy, Response for Survivors) along with over one hundred students and community members who rallied at Simcoe Hall on the U of T campus to demand meaningful action from the University of Toronto in support of rape victims on campus.
Mark Freeland – Mississauga Ward 7 | Red Review: Municipal Socialist Alliance
Join us this month for a new series, where Emily Steers and Daniel Tarade introduce listeners to the Municipal Socialist Alliance (MSA) candidates running for mayor, city councilor, and school board trustee throughout Ontario! Up next is Mark Freeland, the MSA candidate for city councilor in Mississauga Ward 7.
Kiri Vadivelu – Scarborough Centre Ward 21 | Red Review: Municipal Socialist Alliance
Join us this month for a new series, where Emily and Daniel introduce listeners to the Municipal Socialist Alliance (MSA) candidates running for mayor, city councilor, and school board trustee throughout Ontario! Up first is Kiri Vadivelu, the MSA candidate for city councilor in Scarborough Centre Ward 21.
Socialist Action Webcast | Socialists in the 2022 Municipal Elections
The second episode of the Canadian Socialist Action webcast is here with a discussion on 'Socialists in the 2022 Municipal Elections' with Daniel Tarade, Andrea Pinochet-Escudero, Sean Orr, and Danny Drew. Click here to watch live on Thursday, October 6th at 7 PM ET.
Socialist Action Webcasts: A New Season Has Begun
The Socialist Action webcast series has returned for a new season, featuring a number of great panel guests discussing a number of pressing topics. This season, Canadian Socialist Action will be joined by members from across the country and around the globe, as we discuss important political, social, and economic issues.
Capitalism & the Environment on the Eve of COP 27 | with Jeff Sparrow, Yvonne Hanson, Victor Morgan
A new season of the Canadian Socialist Action webcast kicks off with our discussion on 'Capitalism and the Environment – on the Eve of COP 27' with Jeff Sparrow, Yvonne Hanson, and Victor Morgan. Climate catastrophe is not a theory. It is here and now. How did this happen, and what should be done about it? Watch the recorded presentation anytime on the Canadian Socialist Action YouTube Channel.
Crisis, War, Pomp, and Polarization open the Autumn of 2022
Pierre Poilevre, the hard right-wing career politician, captured the federal Conservative Party leadership with 70.7% of the votes cast on September 10, 2022. This result reveals that a significant faction of the Canadian ruling class wants to pursue an aggressive austerity agenda, albeit under the populist guise of cutting taxes, while fanning the flames of bigotry and promoting conspiracy theories.
Socialist Action Members March in Solidarity with Migrant Workers at Toronto #StatusForAll Rally
On September 18, 2022, rallies and marches took place across the Canadian state to demand "Status for All!", for migrant workers' rights and to end the super-exploitation of undocumented workers from abroad.
Socialist Action Members March with 20,000+ union members for Toronto’s 150th Labour Day Parade
Last Monday, Socialist Action took part in the 150th Labour Day Parade. Organized by the Toronto and York Region Labour Council. Socialist Action was joined by members of the Municipal Socialist Alliance and over 20,000 union members from both the public and private sectors. Comrades and allies marched from Queen and University to the entrance of the CNE. Chanting, singing, waving flags and banners, and even posing for pictures along the way.
Rise and Resist is a weekly vigil to remember Black victims of killer cops
Socialist Action Canada joined with Socialist Action USA and many others to participate in this protest on September 9th in Manhattan, New York. The action included the reading aloud of the names of hundreds of victims of police murder.
Interviews With TSSA Strikers
Nearly 200 members of OPSEU Local 546 are on strike against the Technical Standards and Safety Authority in Ontario. These front line workers inspect elevators, ski lifts, food trucks and amusement park rides. They check fuel-burning equipment, boilers and pressure vessels, as well as gas stations, propane dispensing stations and nuclear power plants. They are on strike because the TSSA, an agency that works at arms length from the provincial government, has been trying to make do with fewer safety inspectors, less regular inspections and less accountability. The workers need and deserve a wage catch-up.
Municipal Socialist Alliance Presents Candidate for Mayor of Guelph
Danny Drew is a non-binary activist running to be mayor of Guelph. Born and raised in Oshawa, they moved to attend the University of Guelph in 2009, graduating with a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering. Danny worked in a wide range of jobs, always encouraging co-workers to exercise their rights and push for unionization. Currently seeking to win rights for thousands of workers via reclassification, they’ve supported many striking workers on picket lines.