Socialism 2015

SOCIALISM 2015: this changes everything

an International Educational Conference

MAY 22-23

Woodsworth Residence, University of Toronto, 321 Bloor St. W., Room 20 (lower level) @ St. George subway station map 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.

co-sponsored by:

  • Socialist Action / Ligue pour l’Action socialiste – Canadian state,
  • Socialist Action – USA
  • Socialist Unity League (Liga Unidad Socialista) – Mexico