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Apr 25, 2019 - Revolutionary Struggle in Sudan

When: Thursday, April 25th, 7pm
Where: Greek Canadian Democratic Organization, 290 Danforth Ave,

Presentation and discussion with Elfadil Elhashmi, Sudanese Communist Party.

Bashir is gone but replaced by a military/palace coup. (For now) The position of the Sudanese CP "is rejection of the military coup & attempt to steal the revolution or to abort it or keep any of the codes of the regime on the transitional rule, whether it is a military council or succession, which will help to reproduce the hateful system." Events are moving quickly in Sudan - come to this PV Forum to find out more!

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Apr 25, 2019 - Booklaunch: A New Kind of Union

When: Thursday, April 25th, 7pm
Where: Another Story Bookshop, 315 Roncesvalles Ave,

"In this inspiring and well-told account, long-time progressive activist Fred Wilson tells the inside story of the hopes and dreams and battles that led to Unifor's creation." - Linda McQuaig, Toronto Star

Join Fred Wilson for the launch of his new book, A New Kind of Union: Unifor and the birth of the modern Canadian union.

Copies of the book will be available for purchase.

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Apr 25, 2019 - [Oshawa] Nationalize General Motors: Oshawa's Green New Deal

When: Thursday, April 25th, 7pm
Where: IBEW Hall, 1001 Ritson Rd S. Oshawa

Join in a discussion on unexplored alternatives: how we could nationalize GM under Democratic workers' and community control while implementing a Green New Deal for Oshawa. The Green New Deal is a plan to create millions of jobs, while taking on climate change, building stronger communities, and tackling inequalities. What could this kind of transformation look like in Oshawa?

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Apr 25, 2019 - Nuclear Weapons: The Untold Story

When: Thursday, April 25th, 5:30pm
Where: Chelsea Hotel, 33 Gerrard Street W.

With Linda McQuaig and Doug Roche

An alarming new nuclear arms race has started. This special event to prod new Canadian action will feature a keynote speech by best-selling author Linda McQuaig: Nuclear Weapons: The Untold Story. Also, the International Peace Bureau will present its prestigious Sean MacBride Peace Prize to former Senator Douglas Roche, former Canadian Ambassador for Disarmament, for his "indefatigable work" building strong public support for a common security agenda.
Apr 23, 2019 - Booklaunch: A Grander Vision: My Life in the Labour Movement

When: Tuesday, April 23rd, doors open at 6pm, event starts at 7pm
Where: Lula Lounge, 1585 Dundas Street W.

Sid Ryan, one of Canada's most courageous and progressive union leaders, draws on the experience of his varied and colourful life to show what is right with the labour movement, what is wrong, and what has to change if it is to avoid becoming irrelevant.

He calls for the adoption of Social Movement Unionism, in which labour forges an alliance with other progressive elements in civil society, taking up the cause of young people, precarious workers, and immigrants. He demands a renewed commitment to the NDP, the party that was built by unions, and he argues that the LEAP Manifesto should become the pillars of the movement in Canada.

A Grander Vision is a stirring, heartfelt manifesto written by a man who fervently believes in what workers with their civil society allies, can achieve for the good of all.

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Apr 23, 2019 - Fight for $15 Toronto Wide Organizing Meeting

When: April 23rd, doors open 5:30pm, meeting starts at 6pm
Where: 720 Spadina Ave, Room 223

Despite the setback with Doug Ford's Bill 47, we protected modest but important gains for workers. However, Ford tabled new and dangerous legislation - Bill 66 - that cuts important regulations and threatens to make it harder for workers to unionize and to get proper overtime pay for duly-worked hours.

Let's build on our impressive work to date, join us on Tuesday, April 23 - and bring a friend or co-worker!
Apr 20, 2019 - If Beale Street Could Talk

When: Saturday April 20th, 6pm
Where: 524 Oakwood Ave.

This long weekend we have the pleasure of screening If Beale Street Could Talk, featuring academy award winner Regina King and Toronto native Stephan James. Refreshments will be provided. See you there!
Apr 9, 2019 - The Chemical Valley Project

When: April 4 to 20th, 7:30pm
Where: Theatre Passe Muraille, 16 Ryerson Ave.

Located in Sarnia, Ontario, the Aamjiwnaang First Nations reserve and its 900 residents are smothered by one of Canada's largest petrochemical corridors: the Chemical Valley. Siblings Vanessa Gray and Lindsay Beze Gray have dedicated their lives to fighting the pollution that threatens their community's health, safety, and future.

Theatre makers and friends Julia Howman and Kevin Matthew Wong document Vanessa and Lindsay's vital activism and journeys as land defenders and water protectors. Through an innovative blend of projection design, object puppetry, and a warm solo-performance by Kevin Matthew Wong (Honourable Mention for Theatre Centre's Emerging Artist Award, SummerWorks 2017), The Chemical Valley Project seeks to spark conversations on Canadian environmental policy, treaty rights and Indigenous relations, as well as the current nature of Canadian identity and values. | Facebook event