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Oct 9, 2014 - Transit Forum: Beyond the Gridlock

When: Thursday, October 9th, 7pm
Where: Beit Zatoun, 612 Markham St, Toronto

Public Transit Struggles from across Europe and North America

Struggles to expand public transport and to block privatization are central to overturning neoliberalism and addressing climate justice. This forum brings together some of the leading public transit activists in Europe and North America.

Chairs: Greg Albo (Socialist Project/York) & TTCRiders, Toronto
Speakers:
* Allan Alakula (EU representative, Tallinn);
* Marcus Finbom (Planka.nu, Stockholm);
* Joanna Erbel (Congress of Urban Movements, Warsaw);
* Jaron Browne (POWER, San Francisco-Bay Area)

Presented by the Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung Berlin and New York Offices, Socialist Project, Centre for Social Justice, York University | Facebook event
Oct 2, 2014 - Workshop: The Co-op Model

When: October 2nd, 8:30am - 10:30am
Where: Centre for Social Innovation Annex, 720 Bathurst St, 4th Floor
Price: $10/workshop or $25 for all three workshops

Workshop 1: Could Shared Ownership Be the Right Fit for You?

Co-operatives, one of the earliest forms of social enterprise, have been part of Canadian communities and the economy for more than 100 years. And today’s co-op entrepreneurs are creating new approaches, entering new markets and creating waves like never before.

Participants will learn about the distinctive features, benefits and various types of co-operative enterprises - how they are structured, incorporated, create jobs, provide services and contribute to their communities – as well as engage with successful co-op entrepreneurs.

socialinnovation.ca/coopworkshops
Oct 2, 2014 - Should Parkdale Have a Community Legal Clinic?

When: Thursday, October 2nd, 6pm
Where: Parkdale Library Auditorium, 1303 Queen Street West

Since 1971, Parkdale Community Legal Services(PCLS) has Provided legal help to Parkdale residents and organized to defend the rights of poor people in neighbourhood. But now there are plans to close the 17 community legal clinics in the GTA and to replace them with 3 or 4 ‘mega-clinics.’ This threatens to remove our legal clinic from Parkdale. Join us at this public meeting to learn about what’s happening to Toronto’s community legal clinics and to make your voice heard! This event's speakers will feature community members and organizers from Parkdale. Light refreshments provided.

Organized by Parkdale Against Poverty | parkdaleagainstpoverty@gmail.com
Oct 2, 2014 - Book launch: Crisis and Control

When: October 2nd, 7pm
Where: Another Story Bookshop, 315 Roncesvalles Ave, Toronto

Join author Lesley J. Wood for the Toronto launch of Crisis and Control. This book explains how neoliberal shifts in political and economic systems are militarizing the policing of protest. The book offers a way to understand the influence of political processes on police practices and provides an empirical study of militarized protest policing from 1995 until the present.

Lesley J. Wood shows how protest policing techniques have become more militarised and more dependent on intelligence gathering over the past fifteen years partly as a result of the neoliberal restructuring political, economic and social processes. On an increasingly integrated and tumultuous globe, new militarized technologies, formations and frameworks are diffusing quickly through policing networks.

With guest speakers Mike Leitold, Movement Defence Committee and a speaker TBA from The Network for the Elimination of Police Violence.

btlbooks.com/events