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Resurgence of the Mexican Labour Movement

519 Kaneff Tower, York University Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Over the past year, thousands of workers in factories across Mexico producing goods for multinational corporations from GM to 3M, have joined or formed independent unions, displacing the old pro-employer “protection contract” unions. These struggles have emerged in the context of important changes to Mexican labour law and mechanisms in the new CUSMA/T-MEC/USMCA that penalize … Keep reading »

FilmSocial Presents: BACURAU

Eyesore Cinema 1176 Bloor Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

“Bacurau, a settlement in rural Brazil, is shaken by its matriarch’s death. But something strange is happening, the water supply has been cut off, and the village has disappeared from satellite maps completely. Under threat from an unknown enemy, Bacurau braces itself for a brutal fight for survival.” The Leo Panitch School for Socialist Education … Keep reading »

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Rally for Fair Rent

On Saturday, July 15, at 11.30am we are going to march down Weston Road to our MPPs and MPs offices, to demand that they enforce Fair Rents for all of us. We will follow the march with a free community bbq in support of the rent strikes. WHEN: July 15, 2023, 11:30 am WHERE: 33 … Keep reading »

System Change

CSI Spadina 192 Spadina Ave, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

The worst wildfire season in Canadian history, worsening environmental degradation, and the hottest week ever recorded. Amid the consequences of human impact on our planet becoming increasingly dire, large corporations – including the fossil fuel industry – continue to hold enormous sway over environmental policy and enjoy record levels of profit. Despite numerous international climate … Keep reading »

FilmSocial Presents: The Killing Floor

Eyesore Cinema 1176 Bloor Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

During World War I, Frank Custer, a black sharecropper from Mississippi, lands a job in a meatpacking plant in Chicago. Frank succeeds in bring his family up north, but when he decides to support the union cause, his best friends from the South, distrustful of the white-led union, turn against him. The Leo Panitch School … Keep reading »

March to End Fossil Fuels

Queen's Park South Lawn, Toronto, Ontario

No one is unaware that when it comes to the climate catastrophe, we are in it. The current events – wildfires, floods and droughts - were predicted decades ago. Many of us have been organizing to prevent further destruction; some are feeling frustrated. But then, we look at the young people challenging governments in Canada … Keep reading »

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Regularize Everyone: It’s time.

Bills are skyrocketing, rent is beyond reach, forests are ablaze, and healthcare is being privatized. We are in the midst of an inequality crisis, with migrants who grow the food, care for the sick, build the homes, and keep us going bearing some of the heaviest burden. Lack of permanent resident status leaves them without … Keep reading »

March for the Land

Grange Park Beverly and McCaul St, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Grassy Narrow and four allied nations are coming to Toronto to march against mining on their land without their consent. It is a concrete example of the ongoing colonialism, and Indigenous resistance, and an opportunity for settlers to be on the right side of history by supporting that resistance. At 12 pm, Wednesday, September 27th, … Keep reading »

Your Power at Work

CSI Spadina 192 Spadina Ave, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Underpaid? Overworked? Unsafe on the job? Do you hate your job and want it to be better? You have power at work. This fall, learn the basics of labour organizing over 4 sessions with Climate Justice Toronto and People's Labour Project. We'll discuss – and practice – how to talk to your co-workers about workplace … Keep reading »