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November 2018

The Fight to Rebuild and Improve Public Health Care

November 18, 2018 / 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, 2018 / 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, 2018 / 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, 2018 / 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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Amazon Is the New Factory: Warehouse Labour in the Digital Economy

October 24, 2018 / 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
WAC, 720 Spadina Ave, 2nd floor (suite 202)
Toronto, Ontario Canada
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Between your Amazon home delivery and Jeff Bezos’ bottom line is a platform-based system that organizes a massive workforce, speeds up work, and contributes to making jobs more precarious and unstable. At this session of The Capitalism Workshop, Alessandro Delfanti discusses the changing nature of work, class composition, and the evolving relation between capitalism and technology, based upon his recent study of an Amazon warehouse in Italy. RSVP to Attend Materials:  Alessandro Delfanti (2018) Amazon is the New FIAT Rand Wilson…

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Book launch: Capitalism: A Crime Story and Class Privilege

October 16, 2018 / 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
Another Story, 315 Roncesvalles Ave
Toronto, Ontario M6R 2M6 Canada
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Join us for the book launch of Harry Glasbeek's latest releases: Capitalism: A Crime Story and Class Privilege.

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Corbynism and the Labour Party

October 14, 2018 / 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
WAC, 720 Spadina Ave, 2nd floor (suite 202)
Toronto, Ontario Canada
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Leo Panitch, who was in Liverpool to observe developments at the Labour Party conference and to speak and participate in Momentum’s “The World Transformed” festival there, will assess the opportunities and challenges faced by Corbyn and his social movement supporters in pursuing the project to democratize the UK Labour Party – and transform British politics.

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Transit Justice in the Inner Suburbs

October 13, 2018 / 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
Downsview Public Library, 2793 Keele Street
Toronto, Ontario M3M 2G3 Canada
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Transit in Toronto is in crisis. While the population continues to grow, there are no planned expansions to the transit infrastructure. And yet, transit is essential for people to access the city’s social and cultural life. It is particularly troubling that many working class communities currently suffer from inadequate transit service. Moreover, if current plans for privatizing transit are realized this crisis will only become more acute. And yet, various plans for transit reform promising better service have also been floated.…

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Book Launch: Puerto Montt

October 5, 2018 / 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
A Different Booklist, 777 Bathurst St
Toronto, Ontario M5S 1Z5 Canada
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Free/PWYC

Join us for the Toronto book launch of Graeme Krupinski's premier novel, Puerto Montt. A short reading by the author, discussion by Matt Tracey and audience Q&A. https://crowsnestbooks.com/books/puerto-montt/  

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September 2018

Organize to Fight Ford’s Assault on Workers, Now!

September 20, 2018 / 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
WAC, 720 Spadina Ave, 2nd floor (suite 202)
Toronto, Ontario Canada
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Doug Ford's conservative government is preparing for an attack on public sector workers and minimum wage workers. We need to start building resistance to Ford within and outside of our workplaces, NOW.

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What’s Left, Toronto? Radical Alternatives for the City Election

September 19, 2018 / 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
Friends House, 60 Lowther Avenue
Toronto, Ontario M5R 1C7 Canada
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As the Doug Ford Conservatives unpack their agenda, towns and cities across Ontario are getting ready for the October municipal elections. In Toronto, much of the early public debate leading up to the elections has been narrow and dominated by the Tories’ Bill 5, which proposes to cut in half the number of wards for Council elections. Debates about specific City issues have been limited, pitting a few right-populist voices from the Conservative Party against liberal and progressive voices from…

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PRIDE: An LGBTQ Labour Day Celebration

September 6, 2018 / 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm EDT
Cinecycle, 129 Spadina Ave (behind)
Toronto, Ontario Canada
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$5.00

Celebrate this Labour Day with FilmSocial's screening of Pride (2014)! Pride is the powerful story of the London-based Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners, a support group formed during the tumultuous 1984-85 miners strike. At a moment when the left seems confounded by the supposed silos of "identity politics" and "class," Pride points to how identity and class are shaped by struggle and reminds us of the transformative power of solidarity. Buy tickets at eventbrite.com Pride Poster

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