SOCIALISM 2015: this changes everything
an International Educational Conference
Woodsworth Residence, University of Toronto, 321 Bloor St. W., Room 20 (lower level) @ St. George subway station map
http://www.socialistaction.ca | (647) 986-1917
Click here for the publicity poster.
Friday, May 22
- 5 p.m. Registration opens
- 7 p.m. Europe Rising Against Austerity – Greece, Spain, France
- Christina Palliou, leading member of the Organization of Communist Internationalists of Greece (OKDE) – Spartacus, and the anti-capitalist coalition Antarsya, and member of restaurant workers’ union in Athens.
- Gabriel Lafleur, railroad worker and leading member of Nouveau Parti Anticapitaliste, France
- Tyler Mackinnon, Socialist Action / LAS Canada.
Saturday, May 23
- 10 a.m. Capitalism vs. the Environment: This Changes Everything
- Jaime Gonzalez, leader of LUS (Socialist Unity League) Mexico
- Prof. Patricia Perkins, York University, Environmental Studies
- Barry Weisleder, federal secretary, Socialist Action / LAS Canada.
12 noon Lunch Break
- 1 p.m. From Ferguson to New York to Toronto – Disarm the Cops!
- Jeff Mackler, National Secretary, Socialist Action USA
- Ellie Carlson representing the Network for the Elimination of Police Violence.
- Peter D’Gama, paralegal worker, anti-racist activist, and SA member in North Etobicoke.
- 4 p.m. The Growing Inequality (by 2016, 1% of the population will control a majority of the world’s wealth)
- Linda McQuaig, author and NDP candidate Toronto Centre
- Prof. Louis-Philippe Rochon, Laurentian University
- John Orrett, firefighter, member Socialist Action – Thornhill, Ontario.
5:30 p.m. Supper Break
- 7 p.m. Who are the Terrorists? (Islamic State, Boko Haram, Al Shabbab, etc., and the Imperialist world order)
- Gabriel Lafleur, NPI France
- Manos Soufoglo, leading member of the Organization of Communist Internationalists of Greece (OKDE) – Spartacus, and the anticapitalist coalition Antarsya; activist in coalition against Golden Dawn fascists.
- Jeff Mackler, National Secretary, Socialist Action USA.
- 10 p.m. Social at a nearby pub, The Fox and Fiddle, 280 Bloor Street W., one block west of OISE. map
Sunday, May 24
- SA/LAS Convention (for members, organized supporters, and invited guests only)
- $15 in advance for weekend
- $20 at door for the weekend
- $5 per session or PWYC.
- Socialist Action / Ligue pour l’Action socialiste – Canadian state,
- Socialist Action – USA
- Socialist Unity League (Liga Unidad Socialista) – Mexico