– Toronto Socialist Action Presents –
Rebel Films
Friday, May 18 – 7 p.m. A River of Waste, 92 minutes, 2010 This documentary exposes a huge health and environmental scandal in the modern industrial system of meat and poultry production. In the U.S., the meat and poultry industry is dominated by dangerous uses of arsenic, antibiotics, growth hormones and by the dumping of massive amounts of sewage in fragile waterways and environments. The film documents the catastrophic impact on the environment and public health. Tom Baker, a former Ontario government food safety veterinarian, will lead off the discussion, looking at similarities and differences in the system in Canada compared to that in the USA.

Friday, May 25 – 7 p.m. A Multi-media introduction to the Communist Manifesto, 2011, 83 minutes A video by Carl Davidson and Zachary Robinson, With graphic arts, cool video clips, moving songs and powerful speeches by Martin Luther King, Michael Moore, Florence Reece, Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger, Mahalia Jackson, Paul Robeson, Joseito Fernandez and others, the presentation linked below sets the most famous tract on social change, the Communist Manifesto, in a cultural and historical context. Barry Weisleder, federal secretary of Socialist Action / Ligue pour l’Action socialiste, will comment on the video, with discussion to follow.

Each of the films in this series will be preceded by a brief introduction,
and will be followed by a commentary, and an open floor discussion period.

OISE, 252 Bloor St. West, Room 2-212
at the St. George Subway Station. Everyone welcome. $4 donation requested.
Please visit: http://www.socialistaction-canada.blogspot.com or call 416 – 535-8779.

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Socialism 2012: Fighting for the 99%
an International Educational Conference June 1, 2, 3 2012
at OISE University of Toronto, 252 Bloor St. W., Room 2-212

co-sponsored by: Socialist Action / Ligue pour l’Action socialiste – Canadian state, Socialist Action – USA, and the Socialist Unity League (Liga Unidad Socialista) – Mexico
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Friday, June 1

3:00 p.m. registration opens, literature sale

4 p.m. What Future for Youth? Tyler Mackinnon, chair, Youth for Socialist Action; Renee Taylor, Co-Chair, Ontario New Democratic Youth; and Luis Rivera, youth leader with the Socialist Unity League (LUS) of Mexico (via inter net)

7 p.m. The Occupy Movement – Results and Prospects Lana Goldberg, member of Occupy Toronto; Adam Shils, a leader of Socialist Action USA, based in Chicago; Marty Goodman, retired transit worker, SA-USA, lives in New York City.

Saturday, June 2

10 a.m. NDP: Towards Liberalism or Socialism? Barry Weisleder, chair, NDP Socialist Caucus and co-editor, Socialist Action; Marc Bonhomme, member of Quebec Solidaire, is based in Montreal.

12 noon Lunch break – a talk/discussion: “What is the Socialism that SA Fights For?” with Barry Weisleder.

1 p.m. Against the Attacks: A Transitional Programme for Women’s Liberation Christine Marie, a leader of SA-USA and the United National Anti-war Coalition, lives in Connecticut; Marie Clarke-Walker, Vice President, Canadian Labour Congress.

4 p.m. Is the Great Recession Over? Adam Shils, SA-USA; Jaime Gonzalez, leader of LUS-Mexico (via inter net); John Orrett, Socialist Action-Ontario.

6 p.m. Supper break

7 p.m. Stop the Wars of the 1% Christine Marie, SA-USA, Connecticut; Yasin Kaya of Workers’ Solidarity Party, Turkey; Yves Engler, researcher/writer/activist, based in Montreal.

Sunday, June 3

11 a.m. Union Renewal and Working Class Struggle Julius Arscott, V.P., OPSEU Local 532, Socialist Action-Toronto; Dave Bleakney, national rep., Canadian Union of Postal Workers, Ottawa; Marty Goodman, SA-USA, New York.

1 p.m. Lunch break

2 p.m. Closed session for SA members and invited guests. SA/LAS Convention.

Tickets: $15 in advance for weekend; $25 at door for wkend; $5 per session or PWYC. Contact: http://www.socialistaction-canada.blogspot.com 416 – 535-8779 barryaw@rogers.com

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