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July 2020

Capitalism, Socialism and the Pandemic

Monday, July 6 / 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT

Leo Panitch is Emeritus Distinguished Research Professor of Political Science at York University in Toronto and co-editor of the Socialist Register whose annual volumes he has edited for past 35 years. His latest books are Searching for Socialism; The Project of the Labour New Left from Benn to Corbyn with Colin Leys (Verso); and the expanded and updated American edition of The Socialist Challenge Today: Syriza, Sanders, Corbyn with Sam Gindin and Steve Maher (Haymarket). His book The Making of…

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September 2020

Labor and the Class Idea in the United States and Canada

Wednesday, September 30 / 1:45 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
WAC, 720 Spadina Ave, 2nd floor (suite 202)
Toronto, Ontario Canada
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**CANCELLED** 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 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. Conventional wisdom points to differences in political cultures, party systems, and…

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