Loading Events

Past Events

Events Search and Views Navigation

March 2020

State Theory, Political Power and Socialist Renewal: Nicos Poulantzas and ‘Towards a Democratic Socialism’ 40 Years On

Wednesday, March 25 / 12:30 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
York University, 4700 Keele Street
Toronto, ON Canada
+ Google Map

***CANCELLED*** State Theory, Political Power and Socialist Renewal: Nicos Poulantzas and ‘Towards a Democratic Socialism’ 40 Years On All welcome to attend: 12:30-5:00, Wednesday, March 25, 2020 Room S674 Ross Building Department of Politics, York University, Toronto A Return to State Theory? Authoritarian Statism and Neoliberalism Spaces of States, Spaces of Resistance Socialist Renewal and New Forms of Democracy A workshop with: Greg Albo, Department of Politics, York University Pinar Bedirhanoglu, International Relations, Middle East Technical University Cosku Celik, Postdoctoral…

Find out more »

What’s Left? A Socialist Playwrights Festival

Monday, March 23 / 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm EDT
Theatre Passe Muraille, 16 Ryerson Avenue (Back Space)
Toronto, ON M5T 2P3 Canada
+ Google Map
free

*** CANCELLED *** Join us for an evening with six of Canada’s most promising young political playwrights. Sadie Berlin, Yolanda Bonnell, Natasha Greenblatt, Daniel Sarah Karasik, Thomas McKechnie, and Darrah Teitel read from their newest work in a performance and discussion framework addressing how their work embraces socialist priorities and how we can embrace them. Timely radical entertainment and conversation. Doors open at 6pm (seating first come, first serve)

Find out more »

Book Launch: Jane McAlevey’s A Collective Bargain: Unions, Organizing, and the Fight for Democracy

Thursday, March 19 / 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm EDT
Steelworkers Hall, 25 Cecil
Toronto, Ontario M5T 1N1 Canada
+ Google Map
free

*** Cancelled *** We warmly welcome you to join us for the Toronto book launch of Jane McAlevey's new and widely acclaimed A Collective Bargain: Unions, Organizing, and the Fight for Democracy (HarperCollins, 2020). Jane McAlevey, the iconic American labour organizer, educator, author, political commentator and strategist, gives a rousing and electrifying call to arms and shows us why we must strengthen and defend the only force capable of fighting back against social injustice and the alarming right-wing shift in…

Find out more »

Contested Reproduction of Turkey’s Financialized Capitalism

Thursday, March 19 / 9:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT
York University, 4700 Keele Street
Toronto, ON Canada
+ Google Map

Contested Reproduction of Turkey’s Financialized Capitalism: State and Society in Crisis. Organized by Dr. Pinar Bedirhanoğlu, Visiting Professor, Department of Politics, York University.

Find out more »

February 2020

RedNights presents: Socialist Feminist Cabaret 2020

Saturday, February 29 / 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm EST
The Supermarket, 268 Augusta Avenue (Kensington Market)
Toronto, Canada
+ Google Map

Join us for a leap year night of live music and video! With: Lillian Allen The Rise Up Feminist Jazz Band Honey Novick in tribute to Sophie Tucker Songs of Chilean resistance with Ernesto J. Espinoza, Oriana Barbato, & Pablo Gutiérrez Catherine Phillips Kate Kitchen Thirza Cuthand’s "Woman Dress" Complete lists of RedNights events

Find out more »

Rights Against the Machines

Wednesday, February 26 / 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm EST
International Living & Learning Centre, 240 Jarvis Street
Toronto, Ontario M5B 2L1 Canada
+ Google Map

The Canadian Union of Postal Workers is leading a drive to unionize Foodora bike and car couriers in Toronto - the first case of these food courier workers to unionize in Canada that is currently before the Ontario Labour Relations Board. Speakers: Marco Marrone, Liisa Schofield, and Iván Ostos.

Find out more »

The Deconstruction of the American State

Sunday, February 9 / 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm EST
WAC, 720 Spadina Ave, 2nd floor (suite 202)
Toronto, Ontario Canada
+ Google Map

A RedTalk with Dr. Clyde Barrow, a leading Marxist state theorist and Professor & Chair of the Department of Political Science at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. A month after Donald Trump took office as 45th President of the United States, his chief political strategist Stephen K. Bannon declared that “the new administration is in an unending battle for deconstruction of the administrative state.” While many commentators have seen the Trump administration’s actions as unhinged, erratic, unpredictable, and…

Find out more »

FilmSocial presents Paul Newman in Slap Shot

Sunday, February 2 / 1:00 am - 4:30 am EST
Eyesore Cinema, 1176 Bloor Street
Toronto, Ontario M6H1N1 Canada
+ Google Map

Slap Shot, the 1977 cult-classic comedy staring Paul Newman, follows a minor-league hockey team struggling to stay afloat in a declining factory town. After the closing of the steel mill, laying off 10,000 workers, the Charlestown Chiefs have to resort to an excessively violent style of play to draw crowds and keep the team from folding. Behind its comedic – and sometimes vulgar – facade, is an interesting exploration of class, violence, sport, and masculinity. Join us at Eyesore cinema for…

Find out more »

January 2020

Book Launch: Socialist Register 2020: Beyond Market Dystopia, New Ways of Living

Thursday, January 23 / 1:30 am - 4:00 am EST
Lula Lounge, 1585 Dundas St West
Toronto, ON M6K 1T9 Canada
+ Google Map

We warmly welcome you to join us for the Toronto book launch of Socialist Register 2020 – Beyond Market Dystopia: New Ways of Living (edited by Leo Panitch and Greg Albo). Connecting with and going beyond classical socialist themes, this volume of the Socialist Register combines analysis of the severe contradictions of neoliberal capitalism with plans for new strategic, programmatic, manifesto-oriented directions for alternative ways of living. Fourteen original essays locate such utopian visions and struggles in the dystopian present. Doors open for…

Find out more »

Book Launch: On This Patch of Grass

Wednesday, January 15 / 1:00 am - 3:00 am EST
A Different Booklist, 777 Bathurst St
Toronto, Ontario M5S 1Z5 Canada
+ Google Map
free

Join us for a discussion of On This Patch of Grass: City Parks and Occupied Land (Fernwood Press, 2019), with author Matt Hern, and respondent Cheryl Teelucksingh (Ryerson University) and Andrea Bastien (Indigenous Climate Action and the Indigenous Land Stewardship Circle) Description Parks are importantly fertile places to talk about land. Whether its big national parks, provincial campgrounds, isolated conservation areas, destination parks, or humble urban patches of grass, we tend to speak of parks as unqualified goods. People think…

Find out more »

December 2019

Protest for Green Jobs in Oshawa

Wednesday, December 18, 2019 / 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm EST
GM Oshawa, Park Rd South and Malaga Rd
Oshawa, Ontario L1J 4K1 Canada

We Build it, We Own It: Stand With Communities, Not Corporations! Rally at outside the (soon to be former) GM Oshawa facility.

Find out more »

Winter Social

Sunday, December 8, 2019 / 10:30 pm - Monday, December 9, 2019 / 1:00 am EST
East of Brunswick Pub and Kitchen, 720 Spadina Avenue
Toronto, Canada
+ Google Map

Join friends and old, new and emerging comrades for some winter social and cheer!  

Find out more »
+ Export Events