Visioning Otherwise

Toronto, April 18, 2010. This presentation and discussion address some of the lessons and limitations of historic and contemporary (Canadian and international) visions of a world without capitalism. The panel reflects on different perspectives and the diversity of our vision of a ‘new politics’ – from Canadian working class history to indigenous feminism. Moderated by … Watch video »

Toronto, April 18, 2010.

This presentation and discussion address some of the lessons and limitations of historic and contemporary (Canadian and international) visions of a world without capitalism. The panel reflects on different perspectives and the diversity of our vision of a ‘new politics’ – from Canadian working class history to indigenous feminism.

Moderated by Abbie Bakan.

Part 1:

  • Ian McKay: Canadian cultural historian at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario. Ian’s research interests lie in Canadian cultural history, Canadian left history, and in the economic and social history of the Atlantic Region of Canada. Ian is the author of Rebels, Reds, Radicals: Rethinking Canada’s Left History, which introduces a new multi-volume history of the Canadian left. The first volume of this series is recently released,
    Reasoning Otherwise: Leftists and the People’s Enlightenment in Canada, 1890-1920.

Part 2:

  • Rafeef Ziadah: third generation Palestinian refugee to Lebanon, and an accomplished spoken word artist. Rafeef is a founding member of the Coalition Against Israeli Apartheid, and sits on the steering committee of the Palestinian Academic and Cultural Boycott Initiative (PACBI). Rafeef is also a doctoral candidate at York University’s Political Science department, where she is completing a study of Palestine and multiculturalism in Canada.

This was recorded at the third conference of the Greater Toronto Workers’ Assembly in Toronto.