Toronto – 15 March 2017.
The keynote event of Israeli Apartheid Week 2017 focused on articulating connections between ongoing struggles against settler colonial violence and dispossession across Turtle Island (North America) and in historic Palestine. The panelists reflected on the history and current state of these anti-colonial struggles.
Erica Violet Lee is a Nēhiyaw (Cree) writer, student, feminist, and community organizer from misâskwatôminihk (Saskatoon) and Thunderchild First Nation, on Treaty 6 Territory and Métis Homeland. Erica is an organizer with Idle No More, a YWCA Women of Distinction award recipient, an Iris Marion Young scholar, and she was part of the 2015 Canadian Youth Delegation to the United Nations Climate Conference. She has a blog named Moontime Warrior: Fearless Philosophizing, Embodied Resistance, where she writes on environmental racism, colonial borders, and the love, knowledge, and beauty found in the wastelands.
19 March 2017.
This is a collection of videos dealing with Karl Marx's Capital: A Critique of Political Economy. This playlist starts with an audio recording of Capital Volume 1. And here's a link to the text of Capital.
It is 150 years since Karl Marx published the first volume of Capital: A Critique of Political Economy in 1867, with the two subsequent volumes coming
out under the editorship of Friedrich Engels over the next decades. As its subtitle suggests, Capital is a masterful appraisal of the ‘vulgar’ defences of
capitalism focused on exchange and markets and the more ‘scientific’ accounts of classical political economy highlighting the production of an economic surplus
and its distribution between the social classes. Capital is, however, foremost a dissection of the historical social relations and mode of production of capitalism. From its initial publication, Marx's Capital steadily gained
prominence as the indispensable point of departure for understanding the inner workings of the capitalist system – its modes of exploitation and
appropriation of the economic product produced by the working classes, the relationship between the workday, the wage and the social reproduction of the
working class family, the continual drive toward technological change, the production of armies of surplus labour, and the social forces polarizing the
accumulation of wealth on the one side and poverty on the other. These themes and concepts remain critical guides to understanding our times and the contradictions lived daily under neoliberal capitalism. It is hardly necessary
to point out their relevance for dispensing with the theoretical schemas that dominate the bourgeois media and the economic policies of capitalist states. If capitalism has considerably evolved since Marx’s time, Capital retains its importance as a theoretical testament to the unfreedoms, inequalities and crises produced by capitalism and a political manifesto for a democratic socialism as the necessary route forward.
20 February 2017.
On February 20th, young people across the world will come together to push for an end to the exploitative and exclusionary practice of unpaid internships. Decentralised actions will take place in a range of cities, to call on employers and leaders to ensure that quality intern opportunities are paid and accessible to all - regardless of their socioeconomic background.
There is an increasing tendency around the world to hire interns, often without pay and with very little possibility of achieving a real education or a stable job. In the last few years, the rise of the intern economy has attracted the attention of journalists and activists; sociologists, however,
are still paying inadequate attention to this phenomenon and its causes. This inattention contributes to a growing ambiguity surrounding the term ‘internship’, making it difficult to understand its aims and to evaluate its abuses. In other words, sociological analysis is very much needed not only to explain the explosion of the intern economy, but also to develop a critical compass to raise awareness about the uses and abuses of internships.
|LS #||Date Published||Title|| |
||24 August 2010
||Economic Crisis? Who Pays?
|Forum and organizing meeting on the government's proposed public sector wage freeze.|
||19 July 2010
||Free and Accessible TTC!
||Cowen, Deb; Karen Sun; Franz Hartmann
|Discussion about free and accessible transit in Toronto organized by the Greater Toronto Workers' Assembly. Recorded July 16, 2010 in Toronto.|
||16 July 2010
||Bargaining in an Era of Wage Restraint
||Gindin, Sam; Michael Hurley
|Re-thinking strategies for the public sector - with Sam Gindin and Michael Hurley. Recorded June 19, 2010 in Toronto.|
||28 June 2010
||Justice for Our Communities: No to G8/G20!
|From June 25th and 27th, 2010, the world's twenty richest countries (the G8 and G20) will send their ruling elite, along with heads of the IMF and World Bank, to meet in Huntsville and then in Toronto, to talk exploitation, wealth, and greed. Recorded June 25, Toronto.|
||27 June 2010
||Leys, Colin; Natalie Mehra
|A Forum on Health, Poverty and Privatization - with Colin Leys and Natalie Mehra. Recorded June 19, 2010 in Toronto.|
||22 June 2010
||Resisting the G20!
||Albo, Greg; John Clarke; Kamilla Pietrzyk
|An Anti-Capitalist Approach to Understanding and Resisting the G20 Agenda. Recorded June 20, 2010 in Toronto, part of the People's Summit.|
||12 June 2010
||Resist the G8/G20!
|This year the so-called leaders, finance ministers, and central bank governors of the 20 most powerful countries in the world will gather in Toronto, to meet, to strategize, to further their exploitative ideologies that benefit them and the corporations they serve. To further the actions and inactions that have trashed the planet and brought us to the brink of catastrophic climate change.|
||30 May 2010
||The Malthus Myth: Population, Poverty and Climate Change
|Ian Angus, editor of Climate and Capitalism and author of The Global Fight for Climate Justice. Ian is also Associate Editor of Socialist Voice. Recorded May 22, Toronto, Canada.|
||26 May 2010
||Capitalism, Race and Colonialism
|Presentations by Andrea Smith, Betsy Esch and David Roediger. Recorded May 16, at the Historical Materialism Conference at York University.|
||23 May 2010
||In and Out of Crisis: Authors Meet Critics
||Albo, Greg, Sam Gindin, Leo Panitch
|Presentations by the authors of In and Out of Crisis: Greg Albo, Sam Gindin and Leo Panitch. Critics: Johanna Brenner and David McNally. Recorded May 16, at the Historical Materialism Conference at York University.|
||19 May 2010
||Marx and the Global South
||Prashad, Vijay; Kevin Anderson; Ananya Mukherjee Reed
|Presentations by Vijay Prashad, Kevin Anderson and Ananya Mukherjee Reed. Recorded May 15, at the Historical Materialism Conference at York University.|
||16 May 2010
||Solidarity with Nepal's Revolutionary People
||Rankin, Katharine; Derek Rosin
|Half a million in the Kathmandu streets, a general strike, calls for insurrection. Red flags flying everywhere. Can you smell the smoke in the breeze? Nepal's revolutionary movement is at a critical juncture, and they are asking for international solidarity. Recorded May 13, 2010 in Toronto.
||13 May 2010
||Report-back from Cochabamba
||Ghomeshi, Kimia; Ben Powless
|With delegates to the Cochabamba climate conference - World Peoples Conference on Climate Change and the Rights of Mother Earth. Recorded May 7, 2010 in Toronto, Canada.|
||3 May 2010
||May Day 2010 - Toronto
||Rank n File band; NOII
|Rank n File band, recorded April 29; NOII-Toronto march for Status May 1.|
||24 April 2010
||McKay, Ian; Rafeef Ziadah
|This presentation (with Ian MacKay and Rafeef Ziadah) and discussion address some of the lessons and limitations of historic and contemporary (Canadian and international) visions of a world without capitalism. The panel reflects on different perspectives and the diversity of our vision of a 'new politics' - from Canadian working class history to indigenous feminism. (Recorded April 18, 2010, at the 3rd Workers' Assembly in Toronto)|
||22 April 2010
||OCAP March on McGuinty Government Over Cut to Special Diet
|On April 15th, OCAP marched on the Provincial Government, joined by a wide range of communities under attack and an array of allies. We intend this day to be a turning point. It is time for poor people to refuse the failed strategy of consultation with McGuinty's Liberals, and take up a serious mobilization to challenge them. (Recorded April 15, 2010 in Toronto)|
||18 April 2010
||From Honduras to Haiti
||Holmes, B.C.; Jose Martinez; Todd Gordon
|A discussion of recent political developments in, and solidarity efforts for, Honduras and Haiti. Both countries have been at the forefront of Canadian and American imperialist intervention in the region. In Honduras, the violent repression of anti-coup activists continues with the support of American and Canadian imperialism, as those same imperial powers plan their free market reconstruction of Haiti. Recorded April 13, 2010 in Toronto.|
||14 April 2010
||Sick of Hospital Cuts and Privatization
||Ontario Health Coalition
|Ontario Health Coalition and allies protested Ontario Health Minister Deb Matthews, on Front Street in front of the Royal York Hotel. (Recorded April 7, 2010 in Toronto)|
||11 April 2010
||Poverty and the Provincial Budget
||Clarke, John; Michael Hurley; Dr. Roland Wong
|The Ontario 2010 budget, released on March 25th, confirms that the McGuinty government's 'poverty reduction' efforts are all pretense. Poor and working people are being forced to pay for the economic crisis. New cuts to social assistance are the most devastating since Mike Harris slashed welfare rates in 1995. Recorded April 6, 2010 in Toronto.|
||6 April 2010
||The Fight Against Precarious Work
||Howlett, Dennis; Denise Corbett; Dale Clarke
|Moderated by Susan Spronk. Presentations by: Denise Corbett - PSAC Local 70396 Civilization/War Museum; Dennis Howlett - Make Poverty History; Dale Clarke - Labour Activist & former President of CUPW.
Recorded January 18, 2010 in Ottawa.|
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