SOCIALISM 2016: Crisis and Change
an International Educational Conference
When: May 20-22, 2016
Where: Woodsworth Residence University of Toronto, Room 20 (lower level)
321 Bloor St. W. (St. George Subway Station) map
- $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
- New Anti-Capitalist Party (NPA) – France.
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Click here to contact the organizers.
Friday, May 20
5 p.m. Registration opens
7 p.m. Is Russia Imperialist? The nature of the conflict in Ukraine and Syria –
- Jeff Mackler, National Secretary, Socialist Action – USA;
- Roger Annis, veteran socialist, writer and editor, based in Vancouver.
Saturday, May 21
10 a.m. Robots, Part-time and Precarious employment – Is the Working Class Disappearing? –
- Peter D’Gama, paralegal worker and socialist from Etobicoke North;
- Brandon Haynes, young library worker and Executive member of CUPE 4948;
- Xavier Chiarelli, postal worker and leading member of NPA, France;
- Bob Lyons (see bio below).
1 p.m. Climate Justice, after COP21 –
- Roger Annis, Vancouver;
- Jaime Gonzales, Socialist Unity League-LUS, Mexico (Click here for the presentation slides)
- Angela Bischoff, staff member of the Ontario Clean Air Alliance.
4 p.m. Another Great Recession – and the Stakes for Humanity –
- Louis-Philippe Rochon, Professor of economics – Laurentian University;
- Bob Lyons, SA/LAS member, former NDP MLA in Saskatchewan, now based in Costa Rica.
7 p.m. Corbyn, Sanders and the Revival of “Socialism” –
- Barry Weisleder, federal secretary, Socialist Action – Canada;
- Jeff Mackler, SA-USA;
- Xavier Chiarelli, NPA-France;
- Cheri DiNovo, NDP MPP Parkdale-High Park.
10 p.m. Social at a nearby pub, The Duke of York, 39 Prince Arthur Ave., one block north and east of OISE.
Sunday, May 22
SA/LAS Convention (for members, organized supporters, and invited guests only)
Photos from the Conference