Presentation to the Socialist Action workshop at the Toronto People’s Social Forum held on July 11, 2015 at Ryerson University
by Barry Weisleder, Federal Secretary, SA/LAS
Let’s begin by saluting the workers and farmers, women and youths of Greece. They are waging a valiant struggle against the reactionary agenda of the European Union bosses and bankers. The victory of the NO, in Greek the word is Oxi, in the historic referendum on July 5, is a victory for the entire world working class. It is a sign of hope. While we have heard, in the last 24 hours, disturbing news of further concessions to the E.U. by the Greek government, to be sure, the struggle continues. Around the world, socialists and progressives should organize mass actions to demand cancellation of the odious debt, and to support the struggle for socialist transformation as advocated by the anti-capitalist electoral front, Antarsya, and by our comrades in OKDE-Spartacos, the Greek section of the Fourth International. Continue reading Capitalist Austerity or Socialist Revolution – Greece and Beyond!
(caption above reads: Tsipras – the people voted No!)
By Bob Lyons
I will readily admit that the “polishing the turd” concept is a direct theft from union activist David Bush, as it is a bon mot particularly apt in describing a section of the social democratic left who have leapt to the defense of the Tsipras Eurocommunist factions betrayal of the Greek working class and popular sector historic NO in the referendum of 7 July. Continue reading Polishing the Turd: Leo Panitch and the defense of Tsipras’ betrayal.
Toronto Socialist Action presents a public forum
Greek Socialist Speaks about anti-austerity fight
Special guest: Michael Skourtis
OISE, 252 Bloor St. West, Room 2-211
(at the St. George Subway Station)
Everyone is welcome. $4 donation requested, or PWYC.
Forum endorsed by: Toronto Forum on Cuba, Youth for Socialist Action, NDP Socialist Caucus, International Council of Latin American and Caribbean Women of Canada – Latin@s, and Socialist Unity League (LUS) Mexico.
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