Category Archives: Video

Video of Education for Activists conference now available!

Video of each of the sessions at the Education for Activists conference, November 15-16, 2019 in Toronto is now available!

Working class politics — The crisis of the labour movement, lessons of the federal election, and a strategy to win.

Speakers: Dirka Prout, NDP candidate in London North-Centre; Barry Weisleder, federal secretary of Socialist Action Canada and Yvonne Hanson, NDP candidate in Vancouver Granville.

Capitalism versus Life on Earth. Is the answer the ‘free’ market, green capitalism, or mass anti-capitalist action?

Speakers: Ian Angus, editor, Climate and Capitalism; Gary Porter, leading member of SA based in Victoria, B.C.; Yvonne Hanson, NDP candidate in Vancouver Granville.

The Next Great Recession — The business cycle, decline in the rate of profit, and the socialist alternative.

Speakers: Dimitri Lascaris, lawyer, journalist, Montreal-based coordinator of Disruption Network Canada; John Clarke, founding member of Ontario Coalition Against Poverty, and Jeff Mackler, national secretary, Socialist Action-USA, and Rebecca Keetch, worker at GM Plant in Oshawa and UNIFOR Local 222 Political Action Committee and Education Committee.

Imperialism, Origins and nature of the system. Are Russia and China imperialist?

Speakers: Jeff Mackler, socialist candidate for President of the United States, and Robbie Mahood, leading member of SA/LAS Canada based in Montreal.

This session will open with Giovanna Riccio reading her poem about the public campaign to ‘Take the Plant’ at GM Oshawa, and George Elliott Clarke, National Poet Laureate, 2016-17, with an anti-imperialist poem.

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.