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February 2018

Fight For $15: The Challenges Ahead

February 28 / 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EST
Friends House, 60 Lowther Avenue
Toronto, Ontario M5R 1C7 Canada
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Red Talks presents David Bush and Mina Rajabi on the topic of the fight for $15 and a number of critical questions facing the Ontario workers’ movement.

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March 2018

9 to 5: an International Women’s Day Celebration

March 8 / 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm EST
Eyesore Cinema, 1176 Bloor Street
Toronto, Ontario M6H1N1 Canada
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Grab a seat and pour yourself a cup of ambition for our special International Women's Day screening of 9 to 5! Join Dolly Parton, Jane Fonda, and Lilly Tomlin in making boss-napping great again in this comedy classic about women office workers at the dawn of the '80s. The themes of sexism and work taken up by the film are as relevant as ever, particularly in light of the#metoo movement and the growing attention to sexual harassment and violence in the workplace.…

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David Ravensbergen – The Anthropocene and Us: Challenges and Strategies for Ecosocialists

March 22 / 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
CSI Annex, Room #4 (3rd flr), 720 Bathurst Street
Toronto, ON Canada
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No longer a disastrous future lurking later in the century, climate change is already causing extreme weather, droughts and floods around the world, exacerbating existing inequalities and creating the conditions for further rounds of accumulation by dispossession. In addition to the climate, Earth System scientists warn of a series of converging crises, as rates of biodiversity loss, ocean acidification, land use changes and chemical pollution seriously undermine the stability of the biosphere. Long treated as a matter of secondary concern,…

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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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