Category Archives: Events

CANCELLED – Rebel Films screening of ‘Parasite’

*Rebel Films are postponed indefinitely due to the pandemic and the decision of U of Toronto to close all of its buildings to the general public. Please visit this site for updates, and write to: socialistactioncanada@gmail.com

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Friday, March 20   7 p.m.  OISE 5-250  Parasite 2h12min   A South Korean dark comedy thriller film directed by Bong Joon-ho and follows the members of a poor family who scheme to become employed by a wealthy family by infiltrating their household and posing as unrelated, highly qualified individuals.  Corey David, leading member of Socialist Action will speak following the film screening.

 

Each of the films in this series will be preceded by a brief introduction,
and will be followed by a commentary, and an open floor discussion period.

OISE, 252 Bloor Street West

at the St. George Subway Station. Everyone welcome. $4 donation requested.
Please visit:
http://www.socialistaction.ca or call (647)728-9143 or (647)986-1917.

Rebel Film screening of ‘Harriet’

Friday, March 13   7 p.m.  OISE 5-250  Harriet 2h5min  The extraordinary tale of Harriet Tubman’s escape from slavery and transformation into one of America’s greatest heroes, whose courage, ingenuity, and tenacity freed hundreds of slaves and changed the course of history. Kareen Marshall, long time OPSEU activist who led the Homes First strike.

Each of the films in this series will be preceded by a brief introduction,
and will be followed by a commentary, and an open floor discussion period.

OISE, 252 Bloor Street West

at the St. George Subway Station. Everyone welcome. $4 donation requested.
Please visit:
http://www.socialistaction.ca or call (647)728-9143 or (647)986-1917.

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Workers Action Movement (WAM) Conference, March 8!

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Sunday, March 8, 12 noon, 31 Wellesley Street East, just steps east of Wellesley Station on the Yonge Street subway line, at the OPSEU Toronto Region Membership Centre.

Fight Austerity, Precarious Work, Inequality and Concessions Bargaining with Union Democracy and Class Struggle! No to ‘strategic voting’ for Liberals. Victory to PSAC! Seize GM and convert it to electric vehicle production. For a General Strike to Dump Thug Ford! Build on the gains by WAM at the OFL Convention. On to the Canadian Labour Congress Convention!

12 noon – Registration, $5 or pay what you can.

1 p.m. – The State of the Labour Movement

Speakers: Sandra Griffith-Bonaparte, activist, Public Service Alliance of Canada,

Nigel Barriffe, Toronto Teachers Executive Member, Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario,

Barry Conway, member of CUPE Local 5167 in Hamilton, past WAM candidate for President of the Ontario Federation of Labour. Foodster?

Chelsea Catherine, Young Worker Rep on the Durham Region Labour Council working for the faculty association at Ontario Tech in Oshawa and is on the local executive of CUPE 1281

3 p.m. – For an Action Program and a Rank and File Team to run for top executive positions at the Canadian Labour Congress Convention,

May 4-8, Vancouver.

Kurt Young, member of Sheet Metal Workers’ union; and

Barry Weisleder, Substitute Teachers’ Action Caucus, OSSTF.

4:30 p.m. – Organizing to win Fund raising, literature and social media tasks to advance the WAM campaign.

Julius Arscott, OPSEU

Conclude with the singing of Solidarity Forever, and the Internationale.

Everyone, all workers — organized, and not yet organized — are welcome.

The conference will be broadcast LIVE on youtube and facebook!

WAM it to the Bosses!

For more information call: 647-728-9143 or visit: www.theWAM.ca

or visit u on Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/workersactionmovement/

e-mail: workersactionmovement@gmail.com

Rebel Films presentations now available on video!

Videos of all of the presentations following the fall 2019 Rebel Film series are now available! Our next film series will begin in spring 2020.

Climate Change – The Facts with guest speaker James Sandham of Extinction Rebellion.

 

Empire Files: Gaza Fights for Freedom. Guest speaker is Lina Assi, a Palestinian student and organizer with the Palestinian Youth Movement based in Toronto.

 

Nae Pasaran with guest speaker Anna Ainsworth, Executive Board member of OPSEU

 

The Fruit Machine with speakers Gary Kinsman, co-author of The Canadian War on Queers: National Security as Sexual Regulation, and author of The Regulation of Desire, and John Wilson, pioneer of the gay liberation movement in Ontario and leading member of Socialist Action

 

Guatemala: 10 Years of Revolution  with Socialist Action’s Nety Marroquin, just returned from a tour of Guatemala, and Jacobo Vargas-Foronda, Guatemalan professor, jurist, journalist and refugee rights activist.

 

HAK_MTL with guest speaker John Wunderlich, a privacy consultant and NDP socialist.

 

The Superfood Chain with Rob McBean, a housing activist with ACORN, former Voter Contact Organizer with the Toronto-Centre New Democrats and a long-time member of Socialist Action.

Speech to the rally convened by the Greater Toronto Kurdish House, October 13

[Metnin Türkçe çevirisi aşağıdadır.]

Demonstrations took place around the world on Saturday, October 12, and in Toronto on October 13, to protest the invasion of northern Syria by Turkey, its bombing and its brutal ground assault on the Kurdish people.

Speech to the rally convened by the Greater Toronto Kurdish House, October 13, across from the U.S. Consulate on University Avenue in Toronto

Sisters and brothers, comrades and friends, Biji Rojava! Biji Rojava! (Long live Rojava!)

My name is Barry Weisleder, federal secretary of Socialist Action. Thank you for the opportunity to join you in demanding: Turkey Out of Syria! Hands Off Rojava! Self-Determination for the Kurdish People!

When Donald Trump gave Recep Erdogan the green light to bomb and invade Rojava it was another in a long series of betrayals of the Kurdish people by imperialism. The super-rich Masters of the Universe believe that they have the right to manipulate, even to destroy anyone who stands in their path to profit from the plunder of the world’s resources.

To this, workers around the world say NO! No to ethnic cleansing. No to demographic engineering. No to murder and mayhem in norther Syria, where close to one million Kurds live.

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