Socialist Register 21: Beyond Digital Capitalism

Join us on Wednesday February 10th for the launch of Socialist Register 21: Beyond Digital Capitalism (Merlin Press, 2020), with presentations by Greg Albo, Sam Gindin, Bryan Palmer, Joan Sangster, Stephen Maher, Pat Armstrong, Hugh Armstrong, Tanner Mirrlees, and Derek Hrynyshyn.

Socialist Register 21: Beyond Digital Capitalism

February 10, 2021
CSJ-Hosted Event

Join us on Wednesday February 10th for the launch of Socialist Register 21: Beyond Digital Capitalism (Merlin Press, 2020), with presentations by Greg Albo, Sam Gindin, Bryan Palmer, Joan Sangster, Stephen Maher, Pat Armstrong, Hugh Armstrong, Tanner Mirrlees, and Derek Hrynyshyn.

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Lower Fares, More Service! Public Transit Struggles In and After the Pandemic

December 13, 2020
CSJ-Hosted Event

When: Sunday December 13th, 2pm A second wave of the pandemic is raging across the country, and Toronto and other cities are again in lockdown. Austerity for social provisioning including public transit is high on the agenda for city governments across North America. In Toronto, both the city government and the Toronto Transit Commission are […]

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Pension fund capitalism and the campaign to ‘Make Revera Public’

October 4, 2020
CSJ-Hosted Event

When: Sunday, October 4th, 1:30pm We welcome you to join us for Pension fund capitalism and the campaign to ‘Make Revera Public’, a public talk by Kevin Skerrett, co-editor of The Contradictions of Pension Fund Capitalism (Cornell University Press, 2018), Senior Research Officer assigned to pensions for CUPE, and a visiting professor at Carleton University’s […]

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Canada in the World

September 17, 2020
CSJ-Hosted Event

Join us on Thursday, September 17th, for the launch of Canada in the World: Settler Capitalism and the Colonial Imagination (Fernwood Books, 2020), with author Tyler Shipley, as well as Sara Jaffri, Cassandra Kislenko and Veldon Coburn. Join the event on Zoom at 6:50pm, Thursday, September 17th, and get your Eventbrite ticket.

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The Use and Abuse of Identity in Public Life

September 26, 2019
CSJ-Hosted Event

The question of identity has become urgent for activism in the West though the issue has been important in many other parts of the world as well in a variety of forms. Political Identities form in opposition to oppression (or, reactively, as perceived victimization) and demand recognition, rights, and equity (or aggressively promote their denial). They also divide, become separated in privilege, get co-opted, and become instruments of domination. Can identity struggles lead to fundamental social transformation or must they necessarily be limited to the horizon of recognition and reform? Can the empowerment of identity be woven into solidarity or must it necessarily be doomed to fragmentation and the sustenance of the status quo?

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Book Launch: The Trudeau Formula by Martin Lukacs

September 12, 2019
CSJ-Hosted Event

Book launch and Q&A with The Trudeau Formula author Martin Lukacs, in conversation with Judy Rebick and Russ Diabo, and moderator, Sharmeen Khan. After a decade of Stephen Harper, the arrival of Justin Trudeau felt like a relief. But as Canadians reckon with the gulf between the dazzling promise of Trudeau’s election and the grim reality of his government, journalist Martin Lukacs makes the case that ‘real change’ was never on the table.

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Rebellion: A Climate Change Protest Sign-Making Workshop

June 15, 2019
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When: Saturday June 15, 6pm Where: Fabarnak, 519 Church St. NUIT ROSE is a free, annual, late night festival of queer art and performance, showcasing provocative, contemporary work by local and international artists. This year, we are pleased to work in participation with NUIT ROSE to present REBELLION, a Climate Change protest sign-making workshop led […]

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General Strike: Cabaret 1919

May 14, 2019
CSJ-Hosted Event

When: May 14th, 7pm Where: Tranzac Club, 292 Brunswick Ave. An exciting cabaret evening of theatre, music and poetry on the centenary of the Winnipeg General Strike will celebrate its historical importance and enduring relevance to a diverse range of contemporary struggles. Featuring: * Remembering the Winnipeg General – an original play by Thomas McKechnie, […]

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Stop the Attacks on Our Schools

May 11, 2019
CSJ-Hosted Event

When: May 11th, 6pm Where: Downsview Public Library, 2793 Keele St. It’s no secret that the education the city provides for the wealthy is different from what working class families get. Schools in rich neighbourhoods have new buildings, new technology, and offer fancy field trips. Meanwhile, schools in working class neighbourhoods, like those along Keele […]

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Nationalize General Motors: Oshawa’s Green New Deal

April 25, 2019
CSJ-Hosted Event

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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