Video of the Socialist Action Rebel Film discussion on The Condo Game. Guest speaker, Geordie Dent, exec director of the Federation of Metro Tenants Associations does a superb job explaining the economics behind the crisis in housing.
*UPDATE: Below is the video showing the picket and rally held recently to defend Canada’s postal service.
Protest against the plan to terminate door to door mail delivery hit Toronto streets and the mass media on Saturday afternoon, March 15. Close to one hundred people answered the call of Socialist Action and braved freezing high winds to picket the constituency office of Conservative Minister of Natural Resources Joe Oliver, located at Lawrence Ave. and Bathurst St., a busy uptown intersection. VIDEO HERE
Protest against the plan to terminate door to door mail delivery hit Toronto streets and the mass media on Saturday afternoon, March 15. Close to one hundred people answered the call of Socialist Action and braved freezing high winds to picket the constituency office of Conservative Minister of Natural Resources Joe Oliver, located at Lawrence Ave. and Bathurst St., a busy uptown intersection.
Congratulations and thanks to all the guest speakers, members and supporters who helped to make the sixth annual Education for Activists Conference a success. Over forty-five people attended the Socialist Action School at OISE U of .
The latest series of SA Rebel Films concluded on Friday evening, November 8, with the screening of The House I Live In. The powerful documentary depicts how in the past 40 years, the War on Drugs has accounted for 45 million arrests, made America the world’s largest jailer, and destroyed impoverished communities at home and abroad. The war on drugs has never been about drugs. From the dealer to the narcotics officer, the inmate to the federal judge, a penetrating look inside America’s criminal justice system, revealing the profound human rights implications of U.S. drug policy.
Forty-two people attended the screening. Most stayed for the lively and impassioned discussion, which focussed on the iniquities of the drug and prison industry in Canada.
Guest speaker Raffi Balian, a survivor of six years in prisons in the Kingston area, started the COUNTERfit Harm Reduction Program in 1998, the first drug-user-driven program in Canada, which won several awards, including an Award For Excellence in Primary Health Care. Today Balian works at the South Riverdale Community Health Centre.
Here is the video of his speech and the discussion: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4bvVBEZCzAU
The next on our calendar is the Education for Activists Conference, November 15-16 at OISE 2-214, featuring special guest speaker Glen Ford, editor of Black Agenda Report, and U.S. radio host and commentator.
Tickets are $10 for the four weekend sessions, or $5 per session. For more information call: 647-986-1917
Thanks to Ross Ashley for the videos.
- Openers (M.C.: Elizabeth Byce, Federal Treasurer, NDP Socialist Caucus, and retired member of the Toronto Local, Canadian Union of Postal Workers) – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ms2AIBPp8s&list=UUjNrAzvwupPizGd4JdF27Mg&index=1
- Javier Domokos Ruiz Consul General of Cuba in Toronto. – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5glfGEIzVQw&feature=youtu.be
- Walied Khogali – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PsbqLI-yRYQ&feature=youtu.be
- Myles Magner Vice President-Elect, OPSEU – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mfc9SnQ8l_0&feature=youtu.be
- Tyler Mackinnon Chair, Youth for Socialist Action. – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3mJXGkGVUJA&feature=youtu.be
- Barry Weisleder Federal Secretary, Socialist Action, and substitute teachers’ organizer. – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lzdfQtJuzVs&feature=youtu.be
- Robin Banks, international jazz and blues recording artist,- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nJXLNx0hNw0&feature=youtu.be
- Jon Brooks, 2010 Winner Kerrville (Texas) New Folk Contest, 2009 Canadian Folk Music Award Nominee ‘Best Songwriter’, 2009 Winner NPR’s Mountain Stage NewSong Contest (Canada) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ifer6DZSvbk&feature=youtu.be
- James Gordon, one of Canada’s most prominent social justice, heritage and environmentalist singers has released over 30 albums as a solo artist or with the legendary folk trio “Tamarack; Glen Hornblast, folk singer on the social justice scene with a new CD titled “Once in a Blue Moon”; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IW9ZpnFLnJo&feature=youtu.be
- Glen Hornblast – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YjWQhG6jz6A
- Diem Lafortune, singer/songwriter whose new CD “Beauty and Hard Times” captures her Prairie Cree, Eastern European, and social justice roots; (Coming soon)
- Bill Heffernan, activist, teacher and song smith. (Coming soon)