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September 2020

Book Launch: Canada in the World: Settler Capitalism and the Colonial Imagination, by Tyler Shipley

Thursday, September 17 / 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EDT

Join us on Thursday September 17th for the launch of Canada in the World: Settler Capitalism and the Colonial Imagination (Fernwood Books, 2020), with author Tyler Shipley, as well as Sara Jaffri, Cassandra Kislenko and Veldon Coburn. Join the event on Zoom at 6:50pm Thursday September 17th, and get your Eventbrite ticket to access it here Canada in the World is an accessible and empirically rich introduction to Canada’s engagements in the world since confederation. Colonialism—the project to establish settler…

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Utopia and Communism

Monday, September 14 / 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm EDT

Roger Keil on “Communism in the Suburbs?” and Owen Hatherley on “The Retroactive Utopia of the Socialist City.”

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Chilean – Canadian Memoria in Toronto

Friday, September 11 / 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT

On September 11, 1973 the Chilean military under General Pinochet brutally attacked the democratically elected Popular Unity Government, killing President Salvador Allende and established a military junta that suspended civilian rule and killed, imprisoned and tortured thousands of Chileans. It was from this baptism of fire that the Chilean Canadian community built and re-built itself. On September 11, 2020 the Toronto Workers' History Project (TWHP) will be holding a webinar about the churches and unions that campaigned to have Chilean…

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August 2020

Book launch: Challenging the Right, Augmenting the Left

Thursday, August 13 / 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT

2020 has seen an amplified struggle against the right and capitalism generally. This volume suggests it is essential to rethink longstanding assumptions, jettison wishful thinking and dated ideas, and recover wisdom from the past. The authors of Challenging the Right, Augmenting the Left put forward a range of approaches to help strategize the work that awaits the left in the 2020s. Working within five major thematic areas, the contributors examine how to engage working class people in anti-capitalist struggles, oppose…

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July 2020

Retooling our World for the Future

Thursday, July 16 / 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT

A summit for community leaders, environmentalists, labour and social justice advocates all working towards the common goal of public ownership and repurposing our world and jobs for socially beneficial manufacturing.

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Capitalism, Socialism and the Pandemic

Monday, July 6 / 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT

Leo Panitch is Emeritus Distinguished Research Professor of Political Science at York University in Toronto and co-editor of the Socialist Register whose annual volumes he has edited for past 35 years. His latest books are Searching for Socialism; The Project of the Labour New Left from Benn to Corbyn with Colin Leys (Verso); and the expanded and updated American edition of The Socialist Challenge Today: Syriza, Sanders, Corbyn with Sam Gindin and Steve Maher (Haymarket). His book The Making of…

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June 2020

Toronto Rally Against Israeli Annexation

Saturday, June 27 / 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT

Stop Israel's illegal annexation of the West Bank! Defend international law. Defend Palestinian human rights.

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Day of Protest

Wednesday, June 24 / 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT

The Ontario government could limit debate to only 5-hours next week under the new rules created by the Ford government to stifle debate. We expect they will try to railroad through Bill 175 as quickly as possible. We are building the biggest show of strength we can to stop this. Please help. 12 o'clock, noon, on Wednesday June 24 ~ On the lawn at Queen's Park (outside the Ontario Legislature in Toronto) and across Ontario. We are asking everyone to…

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May 2020

Workers’ Struggle in Palestine

Saturday, May 30 / 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT

Join Labour4Palestine – Canada for a webinar with labour leaders and activists in Palestine about the conditions of workers, the impact of the Coronavirus on them and their families. Hear directly from Palestinian activists about what you can do to support their ongoing struggle against Israel’s land grab and continuing ethnic cleansing. Speakers: Samia Al-Botmeh, Jamal Juma, and Abbas Milhem.

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Nakba Day Rally

Friday, May 15 / 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT

Join the global online Nakba Day Rally on May 15th 2020. We’ll be hearing from Palestinian speakers, performers and artists, as well as key figures in the solidarity movement! #SpreadSolidarity

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