[Speech to Kurdish people, April 9, 2017, in Scarborough.]
Ewara bash. (Good afternoon.) Choni? (How are you?) Bigi! (Long live)
Please pardon my poor pronunciation. You may be relieved to learn that the rest of my remarks will be in English. As a socialist, I am an internationalist who believes that solidarity knows no boundaries. My party, Socialist Action, stands in total solidarity with the struggle of the Kurdish people for self-determination. We condemn imperialism, and all the governments under its influence that have denied the Kurdish people a state you can call your own. National liberation is a precondition for the emancipation of the working class internationally.
My task today is to begin a dialog with you about the present political situation, and how socialists intervene in the workers’ movement in this country to improve living conditions and to advance the socialist transformation of society.
Continue reading The Political Situation in Canada Today, and How Revolutionary Socialists Intervene in the Workers’ Movement
On Friday, March 3, Socialist Action launched a new weekly series of Rebel Films in Toronto with the screening, at OISE U of Toronto, of The Coming War on China, John Pilger’s film on the United States and China–both nuclear-armed and on the road to war.
The screening drew more than 50 people, most of whom stayed for the discussion led off by Yasin Kaya, a leading member of Socialist Action and a political economist. Participants engaged in a lively discussion on issues such the nature of the Chinese state and its place in the world order, the imperialist aggression of the US, and threat of nuclear war.
In addition to announcements of many upcoming events, including the rally and march for International Women’s Day in Toronto on March 11, a leader of the striking food service workers at York U addressed the gathering. Anthony Seet of UNITE HERE invited everyone to a mass picket to be held outside York’s Glendon campus, at Bayview and Lawrence, on Sunday, March 5 at 10 a.m.
The Rebel Films series continues next Friday, March 11 with Ukrainian Agony, 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.
OISE, 252 Bloor Street West Map
Everyone is welcome. $4 Donation Requested
Continue reading Rebel Films Spring 2017
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.
by Mitchell Shore
In a memorial for the death of a homeless person, more than 50 people gathered outside of Toronto Mayor John Tory’s luxury condo on February 19. Protesters demanded immediate action to stop the preventable death of homeless people. John Clarke of the Ontario Coalition Against Poverty, street nurse Cathy Crowe, and others delivered passionate speeches at the spot where people laid flowers and candles in remembrance. Continue reading When it comes to the poor, NO LIVES MATTER!