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Sep 8, 2016 - Forum: Southern Insurgency: The Coming of the Global Working Class

When: Thursday, September 8th, 7pm
Where: United Steelworkers Hall, 25 Cecil St., Toronto

Immanuel Ness, City University of New York

Discussants:
* Sam Gindin, York University
* Viviana Patroni, York University
* Kyla Sankey, University of Toronto

Co-sponsors: Centre for Social Justice, Department of Social Science, York University, Socialist Project | PDF poster | Facebook event
Sep 25, 2016 - Book Launch: Facing the Anthropocene, Fossil Capitalism and the Crisis of the Earth System

When: Sunday September 25th, 2pm
Where: Beit Zatoun, 612 Markham St., Toronto

Science tells us that a new and dangerous stage in planetary evolution has begun, the Anthropocene, a time of rising temperatures, extreme weather, rising oceans, and mass species extinctions. Humanity faces not just more pollution or warmer weather, but a crisis of the Earth System. If business as usual continues, this century will be marked by rapid deterioration of our physical, social, and economic environment. Large parts of Earth will become uninhabitable, and civilization itself will be threatened. Facing the Anthropocene shows what has caused this planetary emergency, and what we must do to meet the challenge.

Bridging the gap between Earth System science and ecological Marxism, Ian Angus examines not only the latest scientific findings about the physical causes and consequences of the Anthropocene transition, but also the social and economic trends that underlie the crisis. Cogent and compellingly written, Facing the Anthropocene offers a unique synthesis of natural and social science that illustrates how capitalism's inexorable drive for growth, powered by the rapid burning of fossil fuels that took millions of years to form, has driven our world to the brink of disaster. Survival in the Anthropocene, Angus argues, requires radical social change, replacing fossil capitalism with a new, ecosocialist civilization.

Ian Angus is editor of the online ecosocialist journal Climate and Capitalism, and co-author of the Belem Ecosocialist Declaration. His previous books include Too Many People? Population, Immigration, and the Environmental Crisis (with Simon Butler) and The Global Fight for Climate Justice.

Organized by Centre for Social Justice, Socialist Project | Facebook event
Aug 26, 2016 - Poetry Reading: Yeonsu Lucia Park and bonaventure saptel

When: Friday, August 26th, 7pm
Where: Supermarket Restaurant and Bar, 268 Augusta Ave., Toronto

Toronto-based poets Yeonsu Lucia Park and bonaventure saptel will read from their forthcoming works, to be released this winter. Both writers examine the gamut of sense and feeling.

Lucia Park, a young and naturally-gifted poet speaks intensely and piercingly about her experiences. This is Park's first reading from her first book.

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Aug 27, 2016 - Keep Hydro Public Scarborough Rouge River By-Election

When: Saturday, August 27th, 10am
Where: 4651 Sheppard Ave E, Scarborough

Keep Hydro Public needs your urgent help!!

Scarborough Rouge River by-election is on September 1, 2016. We need to help elect a leader who will stand against Kathleen Wynne's disastrous plan to sell Hydro One and further privatize local electrical utilities. This is your chance!

Join us to rally and canvass for Neethan Shan, the NDP candidate who is running on a platform to Keep Hydro Public.

Premier Wynne has sold about 30% of Hydro One and wants to continue. This by-election, tell Kathleen Wynne and the Liberal Government that you do not support their plan to privatize Hydro.

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