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Dec 18, 2019 - Protest for Green Jobs in Oshawa

When: Wednesday December 18th, 10:30am
Where: Gathering across from the GM plant at the corner of Park Road South and Malaga Road in Oshawa

We Build it, We Own It: Stand With Communities, Not Corporations!

We're excited to announce that on December 18 we will be holding an event outside the (soon to be former) GM Oshawa facility. We're going to show GM and the Government that Oshawa needs publicly owned electric vehicle production, NOT profit driven plant closures. But we need supporters of good, unionized green jobs like YOU to do it!

For all those interested in joining us on Wednesday, please let us know ASAP by contacting us at

If you are coming from Toronto and need a ride, or if you can provide a ride, please let us know by sending an email to We will do our very best to ensure everyone who would like to attend has the ability to.

Take the plant, save the planet!
Dec 17, 2019 - Shab-e She'r (Poetry Night)

When: Tuesday December 17th, Doors open: 6:15pm; Open-mic sign-up: 6:30pm; Show: 7-10 pm
Where: Tranzac Club, 292 Brunswick Ave
Admission: $7-10

* A. F. Moritz Poet Laureate of Toronto, author of 20 books of poetry, winner of many national and international honours, Professor of Arts & Society at Victoria University in the University of Toronto.

* Janice Jo Lee Korean-Canadian artist, folk singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, spoken word poet, playwright-actor & educator, upcoming albums & musical satire about climate apocalypse.

* Hosts: Bänoo Zan and Terese Pierre

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Dec 17, 2019 - Job Search Workshop

When: Tuesday December 17th, 12noon
Where:Labour Education Centre - Employment Services, 15 Gervais Dr.

Need help with your job search? We'll help you learn the latest and most effective job search strategies including using the web to find work, marketing yourself online, and networking with employers. All of our services and resources are free, including wifi, computer access, photocopying, printing, fax and more.

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Dec 16, 2019 - Hark! The Herald Foodsters Sing

When: Monday December 16th, 8:30am
Where: 505 University Ave

Join Foodsters United at the Labour Board for our last hearing of 2019. Gather around, sing some special themed holiday carols, enjoy a cup of hot cocoa and gingerbread, and unveil our employer naughty and nice list. Let's ring in 2020 as the year for worker rights in the gig economy! | Facebook event
Dec 15, 2019 - Socialist Book Sale

When: Sunday December 15th, 12noon - 5pm
Where: Trinity St Paul's Centre 427 Bloor St W.

Read socialism over the holidays! Come to the socialist book sale. New and used books, t shirts etc. Great bargains. International Socialist Book Room.
Dec 15, 2019 - Webinar: Palestinian Youth Voices from Gaza

When: Sunday December 15th, 12pm
Where: your coumputer

For more than a decade now, the Israeli blockade on Gaza has rendered life there intolerable. The "biggest prison on earth" is a humanitarian disaster. But despite this reality, Gazans press on, displaying exceptional fortitude (Sumoud), fighting off pangs of despair and pursuing freedom against great odds.

We Are Not Numbers (WANN) is a group of young Gazans who have turned their personal experiences of economic austerity and ecological devastation into narrative testimonies of survival. Their stories are both joyful and sad. Each is an appeal to the world to see Gazans in their veritable humanity - as ordinary people with human needs, desires, and dreams.

On Sunday, December 15 at 12 pm EST, Independent Jewish Voices Canada (IJV) will host a zoom webinar featuring two WANN delegates, Issam and Asmaa. Please come to hear their stories from the Gaza ghetto.
Dec 14, 2019 - Year-end rumba

When: Saturday December 14th, 7pm
Where: Workers' Action Centre, 720 Spadina Ave.

* Join us to honour and celebrate the rise up of people around the world
* Join us to meet other activists
* Join us to share your work - bring flyers, pamphlets and banners

Hosted by Latin American and Caribbean Solidarity Network (LACSN).
Dec 14, 2019 - Holiday Rally for Public Education

When: Saturday December 14th, 1pm
Where: Yonge-Dundas Square

We're All in This Together! Join Teachers, Education Workers, Parents, Students and Community Allies to tell Doug Ford it's time to reverse ALL cuts and provide the public schools that students deserve. At this time of year when parents, students, education workers, and communities gather to celebrate our connections, and make wishes for a better future, come to tell Doug Ford what you're fighting for: Healthy schools; More resources and student support; Smaller class sizes; Wide range of course options; Guaranteed full-day kindergarten; Full funding for special education supports. Hosted by Ontario Education Workers United.

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Dec 14, 2019 - Left Wing Book Sale

When: Saturday December 14th, 1pm - 5pm
Where: 290 Danforth Ave.

Clubs of the Communist Party open their bookshelves, closets, basements and libraries to help stock the booksale!

From Marxist-Leninist classics to contemporary political works, communist children books to historical pamphlets and socialist journals. Books distributed by New Labour Press, curios, Cuban revolutionary posters and more!

A fundraiser for the Communist Party of Canada - U of T, Toronto East and Parkdale Clubs.

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Dec 6, 2019 - CFOS presents Tales of a City by the Sea

When: December 6 to 15th
Where: Theatre Passe Muraille, 16 Ryerson Ave.
Tickets: $15-$30

Are your loved ones trapped behind the wall?

Tales of a City by the Sea is an award-winning play written by Samah Sabawi and directed by Rahaf Fasheh. It is the story of two people who meet and fall in love in the besieged Gaza strip, woven together from the actual experiences of people living under occupation.

The play runs from December 6 to December 15. You can purchase tickets here!
Oct 9, 2019 - Condé & Beveridge: Early Work

When: August 10, 2019 - February 2, 2020
Where: AGO, first floor in gallery 142, the Esther & Arthur Gelber Treasury gallery

Known for their political activism through creativity, Toronto-based Carole Conde and Karl Beveridge create art that challenges the status quo. Their work, spanning over four decades, tackles issues of feminism, workers' rights, and social responsibility, using imagery from their own lives. This dynamic selection highlights a new acquisition alongside the artists' early abstract art.