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October 2019

Oshawa: A History of Local 222

October 5 / 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm EDT
The Robert McLaughlin Gallery, 72 Queen Street
Oshawa, Ontario L1H 3Z3 Canada
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This exhibition presents the photo series Oshawa: A History of Local 222 (1982-83), a comprehensive body of work that traces the history of the autoworkers union in Oshawa from its formation in 1937 through to the mid-1980s.

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September 2019

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 #GreenJobsOshawa

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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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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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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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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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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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Book Launch – Martin Lukacs: The Trudeau Formula

September 12 / 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
WAC, 720 Spadina Ave, 2nd floor (suite 202)
Toronto, Ontario Canada
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free

Book launch and Q&A with The Trudeau Formula author Martin Lukacs, discussants Judy Rebick and Russ Diabo, and moderator, Sharmeen Khan. “A must-read that brilliantly maps the inner logic of the Trudeau years” – Naomi Klein - After a decade of Stephen Harper, the arrival of Justin Trudeau felt like a relief. But as Canadians reckon with the gulf between the dazzling promise of Trudeau’s election and the grim reality of his government, journalist Martin Lukacs makes the case that…

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Toronto Lit Up: The Sport and Prey of Capitalists

September 10 / 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm EDT
Eton House, 710 Danforth Ave.
Toronto, Ontario M4J 1L1 Canada
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Linda McQuaig is celebrating the release of her book, The Sport and Prey of Capitalists, through a Toronto Lit Up book launch!

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August 2019

CGEU 2019 Conference: Building Solidarity Across Movements

August 15 / 11:00 am - August 18 / 5:00 pm EDT

CGEU 2019: Building Solidarity Across Movements comes at a time of growing resistance to austerity measures across North America. Student and labour movements are confronting major cuts to post-secondary education, public services, as well as a number of important social welfare programs. Now more than ever we are seeing an increase in social movement work and collaborative projects from student, labour and grassroots organizers as people from all walks of life mobilize to resist austerity measures. This year CGEU looks…

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May 2019

General Strike: Cabaret 1919

May 14 / 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm EDT
Tranzac Club, 292 Brunswick Ave
Toronto, Canada
free

An exciting cabaret evening of theatre, music and poetry on the centenary of the Winnipeg General Strike will celebrate its historical importance and enduring relevance to a diverse range of contemporary struggles.

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Stop the Attacks on Our Schools

May 11 / 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
Downsview Public Library, 2793 Keele Street
Toronto, Ontario M3M 2G3 Canada
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It’s no secret that the education the city provides for the wealthy is different from what working class families get. Schools in rich neighbourhoods have new buildings, new technology, and offer fancy field trips. Meanwhile, schools in working class neighbourhoods, like those along Keele street, are dilapidated and often can’t even afford basic materials like textbooks. Not surprisingly, rather than fixing these problems, Doug Ford is making them even worse. We can’t afford to ignore these attacks on our children’s…

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