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SOCIALISM 2017 videos are now available online

The Relevance of the Russian Revolution Today

Speakers:

  • Jeff Mackler, national secretary, SA USA
  • Barry Weisleder, federal secretary, SA Canada
  • Aurélien Perenna, teacher and union activist of the New Anti-capitalist Party, France.

Videos:

Part 1:

Part 2: 

Q and A: 


Millions on the Move: Behind the Refugee Crisis

Speakers:

  • Jaime Gonzales, LUS-Mexico
  • Sharmeen Khan, No One Is Illegal
  • Yasin Kaya, SA-Canada
  • Nikolas Skoufoglu, a leader of OKDE, section of the Fourth International in Greece.

Videos:

    Part 1: 
    Q and A: 

Basic Income or Raise the Rates?

Speakers:

  • John Clarke, provincial organizer, Ontario Coalition Against Poverty
  • Sharon Anderson from Put Food In the Budget

Videos:

    Part 1: 
    Q and A: 

Fake News: Who’s the Real Culprit?

Speakers:

  • Yves Engler (author of 8 books on Canadian foreign policy, including “Propaganda System”)
  • Jeff Mackler, national secretary, SA USA
  • John Wunderlich, Toronto Danforth NDP executive member and privacy issues consultant.

Videos:

    Part 1: 
    Part2: 
    • Q and A:

 


Labour Revivial: What will it take?

Speakers:

  • Sid Ryan, past-president of the Ontario Federation of Labour
  • Julius Arscott, Executive Board member of OPSEU
  • Aurélien Perenna, teacher and union activist of the New Anti-capitalist Party, France.

Videos:

Part 1:

Part 2:

Rebel Films Series – Spring 2017

OISE, 252 Bloor Street West Map

Everyone is welcome. $4 Donation Requested

Poster

Friday, March 3, 7 p.m. @ OISE 5-280

The Coming War on China

1 hour 53 minutes

John Pilger’s film on the United States and China–both nuclear-armed and on the road to war. Yasin Kaya, a leading member of Socialist Action and a political economist, will lead off the discussion.

Friday, March 10, 7 p.m. @ OISE 5-150

Ukrainian Agony

1 hour 30 minutes

A documentary by Mark Bartalmai, who had access to many critical moments in the civil war. Konstantin Goulich, a long time observer of political events in Russia, Ukraine and the former Soviet Union will lead off the discussion.

Friday, March 17, 7 p.m. @ OISE 5-150

Bursting at the Seams

and

Britain’s Trillion Pound Island: Inside Cayman

20 min

OCAP documentary on brutal overcrowding in Toronto’s homeless shelters. Sigrid Kneve, a member of the Ontario Coalition Against Poverty, will make a presentation after the film screening.

59 min

BBC documentary on big corporations that do not pay a penny of tax.

Friday, March 24, 7 p.m. @ OISE 5-150

Hold Your Fire

and

Do Not Resist

45 min

CBC documentary on police brutality in Canada.

1hr 12 min

The rapid militarization of police forces in the United States.

Friday, March 31, 7 p.m. @ OISE 5-150

Lexit

1 hour 1 min

A socialist argument in favour of leaving the European Union.

Friday, April 7, 7 p.m., @ OISE 5-150

I, Daniel Blake

1 hr 40 min

By the acclaimed socialist film director Ken Loach: A middle aged carpenter who requires welfare after suffering a heart attack is joined by a single mother in a similar situation.

Thursday, April 13, 7 p.m. @ OISE  5-280

The Killings of Tony Blair

1 hr 35 minutes

George Galloway’s film about former British PM Tony Blair’s destruction of the Labour Party and his business involvements.

 

Friday, March 3, 7 p.m. @ OISE 5-280

The Coming War on China

1 hour 53 minutes

John Pilger’s film on the United States and China–both nuclear-armed and on the road to war. Yasin Kaya, a leading member of Socialist Action and a political economist, will lead off the discussion.

Friday, March 10, 7 p.m. @ OISE 5-150

Ukrainian Agony

1 hour 30 minutes

A documentary by Mark Bartalmai, who had access to many critical moments in the civil war. Konstantin Goulich, a long time observer of political events in Russia, Ukraine and the former Soviet Union will lead off the discussion.

Friday, March 17, 7 p.m. @ OISE 5-150

Bursting at the Seams

and

Britain’s Trillion Pound Island: Inside Cayman

20 min

OCAP documentary on brutal overcrowding in Toronto’s homeless shelters. Sigrid Kneve, a member of the Ontario Coalition Against Poverty, will make a presentation after the film screening.

59 min

BBC documentary on big corporations that do not pay a penny of tax.

Friday, March 24, 7 p.m. @ OISE 5-150

Hold Your Fire

and

Do Not Resist

45 min

CBC documentary on police brutality in Canada.

1hr 12 min

The rapid militarization of police forces in the United States.

Friday, March 31, 7 p.m. @ OISE 5-150

Lexit

1 hour 1 min

A socialist argument in favour of leaving the European Union.

Friday, April 7, 7 p.m., @ OISE 5-150

I, Daniel Blake

1 hr 40 min

By the acclaimed socialist film director Ken Loach: A middle aged carpenter who requires welfare after suffering a heart attack is joined by a single mother in a similar situation.

Thursday, April 13, 7 p.m. @ OISE  5-280

The Killings of Tony Blair

1 hr 35 minutes

George Galloway’s film about former British PM Tony Blair’s destruction of the Labour Party and his business involvements.

 

Film Screening: The Coming War on China

The Coming War on China

Socialist Action Presents: Rebel Film Series

When: Friday, March 3, 7 p.m.
Where: OISE, 252 Bloor Street West, Room 5-280 (map)
1 hour 53 minutes

John Pilger’s film on the United States and China–both nuclear-armed and on the road to war.

Yasin Kaya, a leading member of Socialist Action and a political economist, will lead off the discussion.

Everyone welcome. $4 donation requested.

Rebel Films Schedule

Film Trailer:

Fourth International Opposition Platform Announced

Let’s seize the opportunities, and build an international for revolution and communism

1.The current state of the Fourth International

A. The “broad parties” policy: balance sheet of a catastrophe

The FI leadership replaced the strategic goal of building revolutionary parties with the building of “broad parties”. A century after the Russian Revolution, some ask: Is the principle “no revolution without a revolutionary party” outdated? We do not believe it is. Over the last few congresses, the FI leadership has been explicitly aiming at building “broad” parties, without clear programmatic and strategic boundaries. What are the results of this policy?

In recent times, we’ve seen major failures. In the Spanish state, Anticapitalistas is preparing to form a joint majority with Pablo Iglesias, thus adapting to a bureaucratic leadership that explicitly seeks to govern in the framework of capitalist institutions. By trying to gain electoral or mainstream media influence, we are led to sacrifice our goal — the overthrow of the capitalist system. Continue reading Fourth International Opposition Platform Announced

Video: Jeremy Corbyn and the New Politics of the British Labour Party. 

Guest speaker, Michael Chessum from London, England opened the NDP Socialist Caucus / NDP Momentum Conference on 10 December 2016.

Michael’s presentation was on Jeremy Corbyn and the New Politics of the British Labour Party.

Michael is a member of the Momentum Steering Committee and has been a socialist activist in and around the Labour Party for a number of years. He was previously an organiser in the student and anti-austerity movements of 2010 and thereafter. He currently works as the national organiser for Another Europe is Possible, which was the radical Remain campaign in the EU referendum, and writes for the New Statesman, Guardian and other publications.

Michael’s presentation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YxfnwywJHCY

The Q&A session: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bcMYezlXFxg