Thursday, April 8 4 p.m. PT, 7 p.m. EST, “Socialism and Religion” with gay rights pioneer John Wilson. Host: Elizabeth Byce. Discussants: Alex Badila in Toronto, Emily Steers in Guelph, and Helen Smith in Vancouver.
Antonio Gramsci is one of the few Marxist historical figures who have consistently retained popularity in the halls of universities and academic journals over the last three decades. His influence is regularly cited in political, cultural, anthropological studies as an important theoretical authority. Activists on the left also credit Gramsci with having formulated innovative and useful theoretical concepts about political struggle and capitalism.
Thursday, April 1 4 p.m. PT, 7 p.m. EST, “The Struggle for Indigenous Liberation from Colonialism and Capitalism” with Eric Johnston at the Native Canadian Center of Toronto. Host: Elizabeth Byce. Discussants: Agnieszka Marszalek, a teacher at Grassy Narrows, Ontario and Barry Weisleder, Federal Secretary, Socialist Action and co-editor, SA newspaper.
The 2-tier graduated wage structure was introduced in 2010, with the understanding that new hires would reach the full wage scale in 10 years or have a progressive wage scale which would help members reach full wage. While some members still have not reached the top wage after 11 years, the company is insisting that workers remain on this tier of wages. This would create massive wage disparity between members hired prior to 2010 and members hired afterwards.
Thursday, March 25 4 p.m. PT, 7 p.m. EST, “Why the Police should be De-funded, Disarmed and Disbanded” with Rajean Hoilett, prison abolitionist and community organizer. Host: Elizabeth Byce. Discussants: Loretta Fisher of Spring magazine, and leading SA members Kurt Young…