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Sep 3, 2015 - Forum: Chris Hedges: The Great Unraveling

When: Thursday, September 3rd, 7pm
Where: United Steelworkers Hall, 25 Cecil St, Toronto
General Admission: $25.00 (this is a fundraiser for Canadian Dimension magazine)

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Chris Hedges joins us for an evening in Toronto to speak about "The Great Unraveling."

Revolutions come in waves and cycles. We are again riding the crest of a revolutionary epic, much like 1848 or 1917, from the Arab Spring to movements against austerity in Greece to the Occupy Movement. In his newest book, Wages of Rebellion, Chris Hedges investigates what social and psychological factors cause revolution, rebellion, and resistance. Drawing on an ambitious overview of prominent philosophers, historians and literary figures, he shows not only the harbingers of a coming crisis but also the nascent seeds of rebellion. Hedges' message is clear: popular uprisings in the United States and around the world are inevitable in the face of mounting environmental destruction and grotesque wealth polarization.

The event is organized by Canadian Dimension magazine with support from Centre for Social Justice | | Facebook event
Sep 2, 2015 - Children of the Broken Treaty

When: Wednesday, September 2nd, 7pm
Where: Tranzac Club, 292 Brunswick Ave., Toronto

Children of the Broken Treaty exposes a system of apartheid in Canada that led to the largest youth-driven human rights movement in the country's history. The movement was inspired by Shannen Koostachin, a young Cree woman whom George Stroumboulopoulos named as one of "five teenage girls who kicked ass in history."

Based on extensive documentation Angus establishes a dark, unbroken line that extends from the policies of John A. Macdonald to the government of today. He provides chilling insight into how Canada--through breaches of treaties, broken promises, and callous neglect--deliberately denied First Nations children their basic human rights. Shannen's determination for justice has inspired a new generation to stand up to these decades of systematic injustice. It is a story of outrageous neglect and of heroic resistance.

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Sep 4, 2015 - Save Canada Post Caravan

When: Friday September 4th, 12pm
Where: in front of MP Roxanne James's office at 2641 Lawrence avenue East, Scarborough

We are the Canadian Union of Postal Workers.

We're fighting for a public postal service with a future.

Canada Post belongs to the public. Everyone. Not just the federal politicians and the large corporate mailers, and certainly not post office management. It belongs to the people. All of the people.
Sep 5, 2015 - [Aamjiwnaang] Toronto Bus to Toxic Tour

When: Welcome Feast and Speakers Friday September 4th, 5pm
Toxic Tour, walk through Chemical Valley - Saturday September 5th 12:00pm
Buses leave Toronto at 7am Saturday morning (and stay tunes, if there is enough interest we will book a bus to go up the Friday evening so we can attend the Welcome Feast)
Where: Aamjiwnaang First Nation, Sarnia Ontario
Buses leaving Toronto from Christie Pitts Park and from Jane & Finch (register)

Chemical Valley is the climate and pollution crisis of Southern Ontario. It is where nearly 1 million barrels of tar sands are processed each day and where fracked gas is processed. It is a place of environmental racism: the Valley exists on stolen land, and its people are being slowly killed by pollution.

Ten years ago, a report surfaced that showed two girls were being born for every boy in Aamjiwnaang First Nation due to toxic chemicals emanating from industry in Chemical Valley. Since that time, more refineries have been built, more pipelines have spilled, and the community continues to be poisoned day after day, week after week, year after year. But Aamjiwnaang has fought back. Grassroots members have done speaking tours, petitions, lawsuits, rallies, blockades, scientific testing, and built networks of supporters to help share the story of what is happening to the lands and people. Join them in their fight against environmental racism, climate chaos, and extreme pollution. | Facebook event