- Rally: May Day Solidarity
The workers of CUPE local 2073 at the Canadian Hearing Society (CHS) have now been on strike for nearly 2 months.
Meanwhile, the Ontario Liberal government has so far failed to intervene, despite the fact that it provides more than $20 million in annual funding for CHS.
Join CHS workers and community allies to demand that the provincial government tell CHS management to negotiate a fair contract.
- May Day at YYZ
Spring is here and right around the corner is May Day, the day workers around the world come together to celebrate International Worker's Day.
Join us at Canada's largest workplace, Toronto Pearson International Airport, to celebrate our acheivements as co-workers. Together we power this huge workplace, sending people and their belongings across the country and out into the world. Our work also helps to welcome millions of travellers to Toronto and Canada.
Last spring thousands of you signed the TAWC "$15 and Fairness" petition calling for a living wage and improved working conditions for us at YYZ. Your incredible solidarity opened the door to meaningful discussions on the issues. Thank you!!!
- May Day
May Day was born out of militant working class struggle. First declared by the 2nd Internationale to commemorate the Haymarket Affair of May 1886, it is celebrated around the world as International Workers Day—not just in the centres of capital, but also in the peripheries (the so-called "Third World") where the contradictions between the exploiting class and the exploited are most often at their sharpest.
As the crisis of capitalism deepens, so increases the pressure, hardship, and violence upon the exploited and oppressed. Once again we find ourselves facing a resurgence of fascism. Let us gather this May 1st to affirm the unity of the international working class.
UP WITH THE PEOPLE! DOWN WITH THE BOURGEOISIE! WORKERS OF THE WORLD, UNITE AGAINST WAR AND FASCISM!
- Rally: Unite Against Islamophobia, White Supremacy & Fascism
On May 6th once again Islamophobic group the Concerned Coalition of Canadian Citizens (CCCC) will be rallying at City Hall in Toronto. Their membership includes known white supremacists and fascists, the Soldiers of Odin, and the Jewish Defense League.
The CCCC and affiliated groups spread messages of hate. They play on the fears of working people affected by the capitalist economic crisis. They blame Muslims and "Sharia Law" for unemployment, austerity and social cuts to further their white supremacist agenda.
Come together to show our opposition to this hatred! Come out with noisemakers, signs, banners, and chants.
NO ISLAMOPHOBIA, NO WHITE SUPREMACY, NO FASCISM!
- International Conference: Marx's Capital after 150 Years
Critique and Alternative to Capitalism
After the eruption of the international financial crisis in 2008, Marx's Capital received renewed academic and popular attention. Leading newspapers throughout the world discussed again the contemporary relevance of its pages. Faced with a deep new crisis of capitalism, many are now looking to an author who in the past was often wrongly associated with the "actually existing socialism"; and who was too hastily dismissed after the fall of the Berlin Wall.
For many scholars today, Marx's analyses are arguably resonating even more strongly than they did in his own time. This international conference will bring together several world-renowned sociologists, political theorists, economists, and philosophers, from diverse fields and more than 10 countries with the aim of offering diverse scholarly perspectives and critical insights into the principal contradictions of contemporary capitalism and, in so doing, point to alternative economic and social models.