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March 2018

Book Launch: The Contradictions of Pension Fund Capitalism

March 29 / 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
Steelworkers Hall, 25 Cecil
Toronto, Ontario M5T 1N1 Canada
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Kevin Skerrett (Research Officer for the Canadian Union of Public Employees) and Chris Roberts (National Director of Social and Economic Policy for the Canadian Labour of Congress) discuss the significance of their edited book, The Contradictions of Pension Fund Capitalism (Cornell University Press, 2018). Heather Whiteside and Janice Folk-Dawson speak to the issues the book raises for the trade union and working class movements today. Kevin Skerrett is a Research Officer for the Canadian Union of Public Employees. Chris Roberts is…

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April 2018

John Riddell – The Art of Socialist Strategy: A 21st Century Reading of the Comintern

April 18 / 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
CSI Annex, Room #4 (3rd flr), 720 Bathurst Street
Toronto, ON Canada
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Founded in 1919, the Communist International sought to extend the example of the Russian revolution to the entire world. The most ambitious attempt to give organizational form to Marxist internationalism, the Comintern declined during the Stalin era and dissolved in 1943. This session of The Capitalism Workshop showcases and engages with John Riddell’s archival research on the Comintern. Since 1983, John has translated nine volumes of documents on the Comintern, totaling some 6,500 pages. He is now preparing a book entitled…

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