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September 2019

Poetry Night w/Giovanna Riccio and Alvin Wong

September 24 / 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
Tranzac Club, 292 Brunswick Ave
Toronto, Canada
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$7 – $10

Toronto’s most diverse and brave poetry reading and open mic series. Featured poets are Giovanna Riccio and Alvin Wong.

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Beyond NAFTA and CUSMA. Democracy Not Corporatocracy

September 25 / 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
York University, 4700 Keele Street
Toronto, ON Canada
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The Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA) falls short of any real alternative, rather it follows a long line of neoliberal liberal trade agreements that have little to do with trade and everything to do with facilitating profit generation for multinational corporations.

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The Use and Abuse of Identity in Public Life

September 26 / 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm EDT
A Different Booklist, 777 Bathurst St
Toronto, Ontario M5S 1Z5 Canada
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free

We welcome you to attend a special session of SP RedTalks with Samir Gandesha!   The question of identity has become urgent for activism in the West though the issue has been important in many other parts of the world as well in a variety of forms. Political Identities form in opposition to oppression (or, reactively, as perceived victimization) and demand recognition, rights, and equity (or aggressively promote their denial). They also divide, become separated in privilege, get co-opted, and…

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Take the Plant, Save the Planet: Creating Good Jobs, Making Sustainable Products, Challenging Climate Change

September 30 / 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
Steelworkers Hall, 25 Cecil
Toronto, Ontario M5T 1N1 Canada
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Make Public Ownership of the Oshawa Plant an Election Issue. Support Green Jobs Oshawa.

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October 2019

Change and Continuity – Canadian Political Economy in the New Millennium

October 23 / 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm EDT
519 Kanff Tower, York University Toronto, Ontario M3J 1P3 Canada + Google Map
free

The Global Labour Speaker Series is pleased to host the book launch of Change and Continuity – Canadian Political Economy in the New Millennium. With Dr. Mark Thomas, Dr. Leah Vosko, Dr. Carlo Fanelli, and Olena Lyubchenko.

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November 2019

Inhuman Power: Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Capitalism

November 22 / 6:45 pm - 9:00 pm EST
WAC, 720 Spadina Ave, 2nd floor (suite 202)
Toronto, Ontario Canada
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free

Join us for the Toronto book launch for Nick Dyer-Witheford, Atle Mikkola Kjøsen, James Steinhoff's Inhuman Power: Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Capitalism (Pluto, 2019). An exploration of the relationship between Marxist theory and Artificial Intelligence! Artificial Intelligence (AI) has seen major advances in recent years. While machines were always central to the Marxist analysis of capitalism, AI is a new kind of machine that Marx could not have anticipated. Contemporary machine-learning AI allows machines to increasingly approach human capacities for…

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February 2020

Labor and the Class Idea in the United States and Canada

February 6, 2020 / 6:45 pm - 9:00 pm EST
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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