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Nov 2, 2014 - Forum: The Maidan Uprising and Civil War in the Ukraine: Questions for the Left

When: Sunday, November 2nd, 2:30pm
Where: Steelworkers' Hall, 25 Cecil St., Toronto

Last year's events marked not only a turning point in Ukraine's history. It also posed a number of difficult questions for progressive movements and left critical theory. Volodymyr Ishchenko, a sociologist and leftist commentator, will present his perspective on the Ukrainian Maidan and the ongoing civil war. The presentation will discuss questions of revolution, nationalism, fascism, imperialism and the strategy which has been raised in political and academic discussions in and around the Ukraine.

Volodymyr Ishchenko is a sociologist studying social protests in Ukraine. He is the deputy director of the Center for Social and Labor Research, a member of the editorial board of Commons: Journal for Social Criticism and LeftEast web-magazine, and a teacher at the Department of Sociology in the Kyiv-Mohyla Academy. He authored a number of comments and interviews about Ukrainian Maidan, particularly, for the Guardian and the New Left Review.

Sponsors: Centre for Social Justice, Socialist Project, Greater Toronto Workers' Assembly (GTWA) | Facebook event
Oct 25, 2014 - Peace Rally: Canada Out of Iraq - Stop Bombing Syria

When: Saturday October 25th, 2:30 pm
Where: U.S. Consulate, 360 University Avenue, Toronto

Why we say NO to Canada's war in Iraq. We have all seen the pictures and read the reports abut the brutal sectarian group ISIS in Iraq and Syria and many people want to “do something” to stop the terror. However, the U.S. led bombing campaign, that Canada has just joined, is not going to help. Here's why we say no to the war in Iraq and Syria.

It will make things worse
- Every bombing campaign kills civilians and every civilian killed means more recruits for ISIS.
- The actions of the US and its allies are legitimizing ISIS as an anti-imperial force to people in the region.
- Already, the airstrikes have led opponents such as the Jabhat al-Nusra to join in common cause with ISIS. Bombing is making these groups stronger.

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Oct 27, 2014 - Film Festival: Rebels With A Cause

When: October 27-31, 2014
Where: West-Side Arts Hub, York Woods Library Theater, 1785 Finch Ave W

The 4th Annual Rebels With A Cause Film Festival kicks off soon! Rebels With A Cause is a FREE annual 5-day film festival that showcases artistic reflections of social justice issues and critical documentations of unsung community work. All our screenings are followed by panels consisting of filmmakers, curators, and community organizers who unpack the works, share their experiences and discuss strategies in creating real social change.
Oct 27, 2014 - U of T Divest from Israel's War Crimes!

When: Monday, October 27th, 7pm
Where: OISE Auditorium, 252 Bloor Street West

Learn more from the campaign organizers and an impressive panel of speakers which includes four divestment activists from the U.S., Canada, and Palestine to discuss the importance pressuring UofT to divest.

Speakers include:
* Hazem Jamjoum, Haider Eid, Nahida Gordon and Shourideh Molavi.

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