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September 2019

The 1919 Winnipeg Strike

September 19 / 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
UJPO, 585 Cranbrooke Avenue
Toronto, Ontario M6A 2X9 Canada
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The Story of Jewish Involvement in the 1919 Winnipeg Strike, with Roz Usiskin and Harriet Zaidman. Leo Panitch of The Socialist Project will moderate.

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Art show: Piranha

September 21 / 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
Propeller Art Gallery, 30 Abell Street
Toronto, Ontario M6J 0A9 Canada
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The Union Art Service will be exhibiting new work at Propeller Gallery. Opening: Saturday September 21, 2019. 2 - 5pm. Show runs to Sept 29, 2019. The Union Art Service is a co-operative of political cartoonists and graphic artists operating since 1977. The show features the work of Mike Constable, John Williams, Jerry Lee Miller, Ruth Tait, Alma Roussy and Michael Zaharuk.

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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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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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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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