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November 2020

UK Launch of The Socialist Register 2021: Beyond Digital Capitalism

Saturday, November 28 / 11:00 am - 12:30 pm EST

The UK launch of The Socialist Register 2021 with Grace Blakeley, Leo Panitch, Ursula Huws, John McDonnell and many more.

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Pension Fund Capitalism and the Covid-19 Pandemic in Canada: A Socialist Perspective

Wednesday, November 18 / 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EST

How did Long-Term Care – a vital component of the healthcare system – become so privatized, within a system that is so widely and proudly viewed as public? This talk will examine the class politics of pension fund investment into for-profit Long-Term Care as a disturbing example of the commodification of social reproduction.

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Anti-Black Racism and Inequality: What Is to Be Done?

Tuesday, November 17 / 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm EST

Prominent African-American public intellectual Adolph Reed, Jr. is professor emeritus of political science at the University of Pennsylvania, specializing in inequality, race, and racism. He is a contributing editor to The New Republic and frequent contributor to The Village Voice, The Nation, Jacobin, and The Progressive.

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After the US Election

Friday, November 13 / 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm EST

Challenges and Possibilities for the Left The November 3 election will have giant ramifications for the entire world, and certainly for Canada. Although the outcome will not likely be clear for days after voting day, by November 13 the trends should be evident. Join us for a panel discussion featuring four activists and scholars on the left, offering perspectives from Canada, the US and the UK. Radhika Desai, President of the Society, will be moderating this panel and leading a…

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Does the United States Have a Democratic Future?

Friday, November 13 / 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST

The PhD Policy Studies program at Ryerson University is excited to host the third talk of our Speaker Series, "Does the United States Have a Democratic Future?" taking place on Friday, November 13, 3-4 PM EDT, featuring Bill Fletcher Jr. Speaker Bill Fletcher Jr is a Civil Rights and Labour Activist and Author. This talk will explore the future of democracy in the United States as its current trajectory raises fear of its demise.

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Decolonizing our Campuses

Friday, November 13 / 11:00 am - Sunday, November 15 / 12:00 pm EST

November 13-15, join a discussion with students and academics organizing against Israeli apartheid as well as against privatization, climate catastrophe, racism, sexism and militarization of campuses. This year has brought forth unprecedented challenges globally as an unequal world grapples with a global pandemic.

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Book Launch: The Diary of Dukesang Wong: A Voice from Gold Mountain

Tuesday, November 10 / 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EST

Join us on Tuesday November 10th for the launch of The Diary of Dukesang Wong: A Voice From Gold Mountain ​(Talon Books, 2020), with editor and author David McIlwraith, as well as Judy Fong Bates and other guests. The Diary of Dukesang Wong: A Voice From Gold Mountain is the only known first-person account from a Chinese worker on the famously treacherous parts of transcontinental railways that spanned the North American continent in the nineteenth century. Dukesang Wong’s written account of…

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Israel as a Racist Endeavour: Unpacking the IHRA

Monday, November 2 / 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm EST

As an urgent response to the threats to silence the voices of justice and advocacy for Palestine, the Palestinian Youth Movement, Independent Jewish Voices, Faculty for Palestine, and the Toronto BDS Network are pleased to welcome you to our joint educational panel discussion. In this event we will be discussing the IHRA's working definition of antisemitism and its effects on the Palestinian struggle, academic freedom, and civil rights.

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October 2020

Join some of the key players in the Company Town documentary

Wednesday, October 28 / 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm EDT

Join some of the key players in the Company Town documentary for an after-screening discussion. Featuring: Peter Findlay, Rebecca Keetch, Kevin Craggs, and Tiffany Balducci.

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November is Labour Film Month!

Sunday, October 25 / 7:00 pm - Monday, November 30 / 10:00 pm EDT

Canada's national labour film festival brings the stories of workers and the conditions under which they live, work, struggle, and succeed in their daily lives to the big screen throughout the month of November. The Canadian Labour International Film Festival (CLIFF) is celebrating our 12th year by hosting CLIFF 2020 virtually. CLIFF events feature a range of screenings and special events including watch parties, Q&As with filmmakers and more. We believe it is more important than ever that working people…

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