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SA Canada Education Conference a Big Hit


The 12th annual Education for Activists conference, hosted by Socialist Action Canada, attracted 150+ participants over the course of four sessions, November 15-16, at the University of Toronto.

Topics included: Imperialism, origins and nature of the system; The Next Great Recession; Capitalism versus Life on Earth; and Working Class Politics. Speakers were Jeff Mackler, SA-USA national secretary and candidate for President of the U.S.; Robbie Mahood, leading member of SA/LAS in Montreal; Rebecca Keetch, auto worker in Oshawa and a leading member of the campaign ‘Take the Plant, Save the Planet’; Dimitri Lascaris, lawyer, journalist and coordinator of the Disruption Network Canada; John Clarke, founding member of the Ontario Coalition Against Poverty; Ian Angus, editor, Climate and Capitalism; Yvonne Hanson, NDP candidate in Vancouver Granville; Dirka Prout, NDP candidate in London North-Centre; and Barry Weisleder, federal secretary of Socialist Action Canada.

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Communist women of Lenin’s time to speak again

More than 50 socialists in many countries have raised more than $4,000 to publish the record of Communist women in the years following the 1917 Russian revolution.

The success of this fund drive opens the road to publishing a 750-page volume on the Communist Women’s Movement in 2020, centennial of its foundation.

The book, to be edited by Mike Taber and Daria Dyakonova, is the ninth segment of the Comintern Publishing Project, launched under John Riddell’s direction in 1983.

It will contain many unpublished speeches and writings of women leading the socialist movement across Europe, including Clara Zetkin and Alexandra Kollontai.

For information on the project, go to

For an update on the fund drive, see

Videos: Socialism in the Park (2018)

Missed the Socialism in the Park talks? We cannot offer you a warm summer day, but you can enjoy these talks over a nice cup of coffee:

A talk detailing capitalist attacks on the Canadian working class, the need to defend public resources and takes a look at the prospect of Socialism in Canada with an International perspective.

Socialist Action Presents a talk on Permanent Revolution, the concept of Stalinism and what are transitional demands vs maximum demands.

Public Forum: Eyewitness report—Election in Venezuela and its aftermath

Socialist Action presents a public forum

Eyewitness report: Election in Venezuela and its aftermath

Speaker: Nety Maroquin, Guatemalan socialist just returned from one month stay in Caracas.  Her presentation will be in Spanish, with translation into English, plus a screening of her short videos of every day life in the Bolivarian Republic.

Introduction by Maria Paez Victor, a founding member and spokesperson of the Louis Riel Bolivarian Circle, and the Chair of the Board of the Canadian, Latin American and Caribbean Policy Centre.

Wednesday, June 20

7 p.m.

at OISE U of Toronto, room 5-160

252 Bloor St. West,above the St. George Subway Station

Everyone is welcome.  Donation $4, or PWYC.

For more information, e-mail:  socialistactioncanada@gmail. com

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or call 647-986-1917  or  647-728-9143 .