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February 2020

FilmSocial presents Paul Newman in Slap Shot

February 1 / 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm EST
Eyesore Cinema, 1176 Bloor Street
Toronto, Ontario M6H1N1 Canada
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Slap Shot, the 1977 cult-classic comedy staring Paul Newman, follows a minor-league hockey team struggling to stay afloat in a declining factory town. After the closing of the steel mill, laying off 10,000 workers, the Charlestown Chiefs have to resort to an excessively violent style of play to draw crowds and keep the team from folding. Behind its comedic – and sometimes vulgar – facade, is an interesting exploration of class, violence, sport, and masculinity. Join us at Eyesore cinema for…

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The Deconstruction of the American State

February 9 / 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm EST
WAC, 720 Spadina Ave, 2nd floor (suite 202)
Toronto, Ontario Canada
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A RedTalk with Dr. Clyde Barrow, a leading Marxist state theorist and Professor & Chair of the Department of Political Science at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. A month after Donald Trump took office as 45th President of the United States, his chief political strategist Stephen K. Bannon declared that “the new administration is in an unending battle for deconstruction of the administrative state.” While many commentators have seen the Trump administration’s actions as unhinged, erratic, unpredictable, and…

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Rights Against the Machines

February 26 / 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm EST
International Living & Learning Centre, 240 Jarvis Street
Toronto, Ontario M5B 2L1 Canada
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The Canadian Union of Postal Workers is leading a drive to unionize Foodora bike and car couriers in Toronto - the first case of these food courier workers to unionize in Canada that is currently before the Ontario Labour Relations Board. Speakers: Marco Marrone, Liisa Schofield, and Iván Ostos.

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April 2020

Labor and the Class Idea in the United States and Canada

April 2 / 6:45 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
WAC, 720 Spadina Ave, 2nd floor (suite 202)
Toronto, Ontario Canada
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Join us for the Toronto book launch for Barry Eidlin's Labor and the Class Idea in the United States and Canada (Cambridge University Press, 2018) . The comprehensive and systematic assessment ever of explanations for US union decline! The most comprehensive and systematic assessment ever of explanations for US union decline! Presentation by and Q&A with author. Why are unions weaker in the US than in Canada, two otherwise similar countries? This difference has shaped politics, policy, and levels of inequality.…

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