Saturday, May 1, 1 p.m. Eastern Time, a united front celebration of Workers’ Day, featuring Socialist Action leading member Julius Arscott (the Labour Forward candidate for President of the Canadian Labour Congress), Yvonne Hanson, chair of the Vancouver Socialist Unity Assembly, and Christopher Thompson, interim leader of the New Brunswick NDP and a prominent Socialist Caucus activist. Event co-chaired by Elizabeth Byce.
Friday, April 30 7 p.m. Eastern Time, Socialist Action Annual Celebration of International Workers’ Day – a cultural/political event. With speeches by John Clarke, Zahia El Masri, Dirka Prout, Barry Weisleder, Chris Thompson, Hannah Leichnitz, Gary Porter, Jeff Mackler, and music by HOTCHA!, Kevin Barrett and the Special Interest Group, Glen Hornblast, Y.C. Lee, Sandra Griffith-Bonaparte and Emily Steers. Host: Elizabeth Byce.
Thursday, April 22 4 p.m. PT, 7 p.m. EST, “James P. Cannon and the Foundations of Trotskyism” featuring Bryan Palmer, Emeritus Professor of History at Trent University, Ontario, and author of “James P. Cannon and the Origins of the American Revolutionary Left 1890-1928”. Host: Elizabeth Byce. Discussants: Jeff Mackler, national secretary, Socialist Action – USA.
Grace Carlson was the only female member of the Socialist Workers Party (SWP) (predecessor organization of Socialist Action) to be convicted and sentenced under the notorious anti-communist Smith Act of 1940. She was sentenced to sixteen months in the Federal Correctional Facility For Women in Alderson, West Virginia. The trial and convictions of the 17 male leaders of the SWP is a well known part of Trotskyist history. All 18 leaders were convicted of allegedly trying to overthrow the U.S. government by force and violence on the eve of the U.S entrance into World War II . (See “Socialism On Trial” by James P. Cannon).
Thursday, April 15 4 p.m. PT, 7 p.m. EST, “Is China Socialist or Capitalist?” with leading anti-poverty activist John Clarke in Toronto. Host: Elizabeth Byce. Discussants: Professor Ken Hammond in New Mexico, USA. Watch here: https://youtu.be/yU5YGBuKvuc Enjoy Socialist Action Webcasts every week!You can…