Socialism 2017: 100 Years of World Revolution

an International Educational Conference


Click here to watch all presentations online and click here to see the photos.


When: May 12–13, 2017 (Scroll down for the detailed schedule)

Where: Woodsworth Residence, U of T, 321 Bloor St. W. at St. George
(in room 35, lower level)


  • $15 in advancefor weekend;
  • $20 at door for the weekend;
  • $5 per session or PWYC.

co-sponsored by:

  • Socialist Action / Ligue pour l’Action socialiste – Canadian state,
  • Socialist Action – USA,
  • The Socialist Unity League (Liga Unidad Socialista) – Mexico, and
  • New Anti-Capitalist Party (NPA) – France.

More info: or (647) 986–1917


Friday, May 12

5.p.m. Registration Opens

7 p.m. The Relevance of the Russian Revolution Today

  • Jeff Mackler, national secretary, SA USA
  • Barry Weisleder, federal secretary, SA Canada
  • Aurélien Perenna, teacher and union activist of the New Anti-capitalist Party, France.

Saturday, May 13

10 a.m.. Millions on the Move – Behind the Refugee Crisis

  • Jaime Gonzales, LUS-Mexico
  • Sharmeen Khan and Diana Da Silva, No One Is Illegal
  • Yasin Kaya, SA-Canada
  • Nikolas Skoufoglu, a leader of OKDE, section of the Fourth International in Greece.

1 p.m.. Basic Income or Raise the Rates?

  • John Clarke, provincial organizer, Ontario Coalition Against Poverty
  • Sharon Anderson from Put Food In the Budget

4 p.m. Fake News – Who’s the Real Culprit?

  • Yves Engler (author of 8 books on Canadian foreign policy, including “Propaganda System”)
  • Jeff Mackler, national secretary, SA USA
  • John Wunderlich, Toronto Danforth NDP executive member and privacy issues consultant.

7 p.m. Labour Revival – What will it take?

  • Sid Ryan, past-president of the Ontario Federation of Labour
  • Julius Arscott, Executive Board member of OPSEU
  • Aurélien Perenna, teacher and union activist of the New Anti-capitalist Party, France.

10 p.m. Social at a nearby pub, The Duke of York, 39 Prince Arthur Ave., one block north and east of Woodsworth Residence.

Follow the link to se the Event Poster.