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December 2018

Action Keele: Outreach Meeting

December 12 / 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm EST
Downsview Public Library, 2793 Keele Street
Toronto, Ontario M3M 2G3 Canada

Join the fight for transit justice! Action Keele will be holding an organizing meeting on Dec 12. All welcome. For more information, contact: actionkeele@gmail.com  

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Non-Denominational Holiday Social

December 9 / 4:30 pm - 8:30 pm EST
Pauper’s Pub, 539 Bloor Street West
Toronto, Ontario Canada
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Join the SP and friends for some holiday cheer!

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Trade Wars: NAFTA, China and the World Market

December 9 / 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm EST
A Different Booklist, 777 Bathurst St
Toronto, Ontario M5S 1Z5 Canada
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Global imbalances are once again in the news on a daily basis, as the American current account grows, with trade surpluses in other zones and capital and credit flows growing in tandem.  In response, US President Trump slaps tariffs on imports from many of the US's traditional allies in North America and Europe, condemning their leaders for unfair treatment. As well, Trump imposes high tariffs on Chinese products and other restrictions on trade relations with China. China responds in turn…

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Action Keele: Meeting and Public Canvass

December 6 / 3:00 pm - 7:30 pm EST
Downsview Public Library, 2793 Keele Street
Toronto, Ontario M3M 2G3 Canada
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Join the fight for transit justice! Action Keele will be holding an organizing meeting on the afternoon Dec 6, before heading out to talk to 41 riders. All welcome. For more information, contact: actionkeele@gmail.com 3:15-5:15 (Meeting) 6:00-7:30 (Canvass)

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Book Launch: The Bloomsbury Companion to Marx

December 5 / 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm EST
A Different Booklist, 777 Bathurst St
Toronto, Ontario M5S 1Z5 Canada
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There are very few figures in history that have exerted as much and as varied an influence as Karl Marx. Edited by Jeff Diamanti, Andrew Pendakis and Imre Szeman, and with 74 chapters by significant Marx scholars from around the world, The Bloomsbury Companion to Marx is an incredible reference guide to Marx's life, work, sources, concepts, reception and influence. Join us in celebration of the Toronto book launch of The Bloomsbury Companion to Marx, and take in a night…

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Action Keele Campaign Launch

December 1 / 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm EST
Downsview Public Library, 2793 Keele Street
Toronto, Ontario M3M 2G3 Canada
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After months of talking with 41 bus riders about their concerns and issues, we are ready to officially launch the Action Keele Bus Riders campaign!

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November 2018

ATHABASCA: A reading and discussion of theatre and politics with Richard Greenblatt and David Craig

November 26 / 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm EST
Theatre Passe Muraille, 16 Ryerson Avenue (Back Space)
Toronto, ON M5T 2P3 Canada
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The moment we live in makes the exploration of the relationship between theatre and politics more important than ever before. Greenblatt and Craig will read their play, and the political questions it raises and the role theatre can play in contemporary social change will be explored through an interactive Q&A with the audience.

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Hotels vs Housing? Platforms, Rent and Resistance in Toronto

November 21 / 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm EST
WAC, 720 Spadina Ave, 2nd floor (suite 202)
Toronto, Ontario Canada
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Whether it is called the collaborative, platform, crowd-sourcing, or ‘sharing’ economy, the rise of peer-to-peer exchanges raises important questions for workers and unions. Do emerging platforms such as Uber and AirBnB mark a significant shift in rent-seeking production and distribution systems? Are they emancipatory or exploitive? How can they be regulated across multiple jurisdictions and multiple platforms (e.g., AirBnB, Homestay, Uber, Lyft)? Despite the early success of these services with consumers, there are contradictions for the future of work. New…

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The Fight to Rebuild and Improve Public Health Care

November 18 / 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST
Steelworkers Hall, 25 Cecil
Toronto, Ontario M5T 1N1 Canada
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On the campaign trail in the lead up to the 2018 Ontario election, the right-wing conservative Doug Ford raised problems with the provincial health care system and promised his constituents that "help is on the way." Now that Ford is Ontario's conservative Premier, he is not helping the health care system, but putting it--and this vital public service--on the chopping block. Ford is placing our health and the health of our families in the hands of those whose primary concern…

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The State of Mining Today

November 12 / 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm EST
Friends House, 60 Lowther Avenue
Toronto, Ontario M5R 1C7 Canada
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A launch and discussion of Judith Marshall’s study, “Tailings Dam Spills at Mount Polley and Mariana: Chronicles of Disasters Foretold.”

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Book Launch: Global Warming and the Sweetness of Life

November 7 / 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm EST
A Different Booklist, 777 Bathurst St
Toronto, Ontario M5S 1Z5 Canada
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Confounded by global warming and in search of an affirmative politics that links ecology with social change, Matt Hern and Am Johal set off on a series of road trips to the tar sands of northern Alberta – perhaps the world’s largest industrial site, dedicated to the dirty work of extracting oil from Alberta’s vast reserves.

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October 2018

Action Keele

October 25 / 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm EDT
Keele and Wilson (north east corner), Keele and Wilson
Toronto, Ontario Canada
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JOIN THE FIGHT FOR BETTER PUBLIC TRANSIT FOR ALL! The bus service along the Keele corridor, especially the #41, is ranked among the worst in the city. It is too crowded, the service is far too infrequent, and the TTC keeps raising fares – even as taxes on the wealthy are cut. And if plans to privatize the transit system are realized, this will only get worse. The working class people who use the Keele route deserve better. Come canvas…

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