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34th Annual SA Celebration of International Workers’ Day

Webcast 34th Annual SA Celebration of International Workers’ Day, Saturday, May 2, 7 p.m.  with a number of speakers and entertainers, chaired by Elizabeth Byce.



with guest speakers:

John Clarke, co-founder, Ontario Coalition Against Poverty.
Naila Saeed, Indocanadians4humanity.
Dirka Prout, co-chair of NDP Women’s Council, member of Socialist Caucus steering ctte.
Yvonne Hanson, climate justice activist and SA leading member in Vancouver, B.C.
Luis Acuna Cedeno, Charge D’Affaires, Venezuela Embassy.
Jeff Mackler, SA USA national secretary and its candidate for President.
Hammam Farah, Executive member, Palestine House.
Nigel Barriffe, Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario.
A message from the Cuban Consul General in Toronto
Barry Weisleder, Federal Secretary, Socialist Action.
M.C.: Elizabeth Byce, federal Treasurer, NDP Socialist Caucus, and retired member of the Toronto Local, Canadian Union of Postal Workers

Celebrate with entertainers: HOTCHA! with Beverly Kreller and Howard Druckman; James Gordon, singer/songwriter, playwright, community activist, Guelph City Councillor, and theatre director; poets Giovanna Riccio and George Elliot Clarke; the SPECIAL INTEREST group; Glen Hornblast, folk singer on the social justice scene; Bill Heffernan; Emily Steers, music student and soprano, and YC Lee, operatic singer.

You can watch and listen to the show live-stream by clicking on it at the SA website or enjoy it later via the SA YouTube channel.

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May Day Rally 2020


Fight Capitalism!
Workers of the World and Oppressed Peoples Unite!

Toronto Education Workers/CUPE4400 and the newly formed Labour May Day Committee have decided to take the lead on organizing a May Day rally in Toronto on Friday, May 1st, 2020. The International Day of the Worker, also known as May Day, is a holiday celebrated by hundreds of millions around the world in commemoration of the workers who died in the struggle for the eight hour work day.

Last year we successfully organized this historic day of international workers’ solidarity with significant involvement from the labour movement. We intend to strengthen this tradition going forward. Please let us know if your organization would like to join the Labour May Day Committee and make this rally a success.

Tentative Plan:
5:00 p.m., Friday May 1
The rally will go on—online or otherwise. Details TBD. Follow @LabourMay1 (Twitter) or (Facebook) for updates.

If you want a representative to speak and to endorse the event, contact this page or the Labour May Day Committee on Facebook. You can also call/text 416-320-0080 or email and he will add you.

List of endorsers for May Day Rally 2020:

ATU Local 113
Canadian Freelance Union/Syndicat canadien des pigistes
CUPE Local 2
CUPE 2191
CUPE Local 3902
CUPE 3903
CUPE Ontario
Cops Out Of CUPE
Justice For Janitors SEIU Local 2
Official OPSEU Region 3
Opseu Region 5 31 Wellesley St.
OSSTF Toronto
Toronto Education Workers / Local 4400

Council of Iranian Refugees and Immigrants in Toronto
Free Them Now ! Stöd fängslade arbetaraktivister i Iran.
Labour Fightback
Left-Worker Communist Party of Iraq
Socialist Action
Worker-Communist Party of Iran (WPI)
Worker’s Action Movement (WAM)
NDP Socialist Caucus

John Clarke – member of Ontario Coalition Against Poverty (OCAP Toronto)
Mike Layton – Toronto City Councillor – Ward 11

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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