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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.

 

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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 http://www.socialistaction.ca or enjoy it later via the SA YouTube channel.

For more information, including links to past webcasts and other videos, go regularly to: http://www.socialistaction.ca
For answers to your specific questions, and/or to join Socialist Action, write to: socialistactioncanada@gmail.com

 

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VIDEO: Imperialism

Live broadcast starts Sunday, April 26, 7 p.m.  Yasin Kaya, with discussants Emily S. in Guelph, Emre S. in Edmonton and Jeremiah C. in Vancouver.

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For more information, including links to past webcasts and other videos, go regularly to:  http://www.socialistaction.ca
For answers to your specific questions, and/or to join Socialist Action, write to:  socialistactioncanada@gmail.com

 

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Earth Day book reviews: System Change, Not Climate Change, a revolutionary response to environmental crisis and Fire and Smoke

 

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System Change, Not Climate Change, a revolutionary response to environmental crisis Bookmarks Publications, 2019

By: Barry Weisleder

If you are looking for a compact anthology of articles that make the case for Eco-socialism, this British SWP book is a good one.

The best piece in it is Ian Angus’ “The Discovery and Re-discovery of Metabolic Rift.” He contends that “capitalism (as a product of human activity – BW) is both part of the natural world and at war with it.” This is expressed in “the lack of balance between ‘expenditure and income’ in the earth’s metabolism under the capitalist system.”

There is no ecological counterpart to the business cycle…” Angus dryly observes.

A 2016 report to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, estimates that more the 150 million tonnes of plastics are in the oceans already, with another 8 million tonnes being added each year. Amy Leather writes, “That’s five trillion pieces of plastic in the oceans and counting. If we carry on at this rate, by 2050 plastics in the oceans will outweigh all the fish.”

Continue reading Earth Day book reviews: System Change, Not Climate Change, a revolutionary response to environmental crisis and Fire and Smoke

VIDEO: Resisting State and Corporate Surveillance

Live broadcasts starts Sunday, April 19, 7 p.m., Privacy expert John Wunderlich, with discussants Julius A. and others.

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For more information, including links to past webcasts and other videos, go regularly to:  http://www.socialistaction.ca
For answers to your specific questions, and/or to join Socialist Action, write to:  socialistactioncanada@gmail.com

 

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