On Tuesday, Montreal-based community organizer Jaggi Singh handed himself over to Toronto police custody due to an outstanding warrant for his arrest concerning resistance to the G20 in Toronto.
He will be charged with several serious counts of criminal conspiracy, including alleged conspiracies to commit mischief to property, assault police and obstruct justice. He is currently in custody along with other G20 political prisoners who are awaiting bail hearings.
Others have had their bail refused and Singh's situation is still unclear. He could remain in custody for some time.
Moderated by Abbie Bakan. Presentations by:
Please join Sam Gindin and Leo Panitch for a reading and book launch of
The Making of Global Capitalism
The Political Economy of American Empire
Trade Union Research Bureau
Vancouver and District Labour Council
At the opening night of PowerShift 2012 in Ottawa this past weekend, Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois from Quebec delivered a powerful speech in which he was very explicit in identifying capitalism as the enemy. He concluded with a statement along the lines of 'we either get liberty, or we die,' in which he meant liberty from capitalism. During a press availability session at PowerShift, rabble.ca asked Naomi Klein to comment about this statement:
What does it mean to be a revolutionary today? Can you be a revolutionary without a revolution? What exactly does a revolutionary do? How do we fight racism? How can students win free tuition? Does voting make a difference? Are the police on our side? We all have questions, but together we have answers. ‘I am a revolutionary’ is a one-day conference that aims to discuss these and other questions about being an effective anti-capitalist activist.
12:30 p.m. Registration
1:00 p.m. Who has the power to change the world?
2:15 p.m. Break
2:30 p.m. How does capitalism cause oppression?
3:45 p.m. Break
4:00 p.m. Why do we need a revolution?
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Montreal, QC--The three-day 'Popular Summer University' of Nouveaux cahiers du socialisme (NCS) featured two full days and one evening of informed and inspiring discussion and debate on the current political situation in Quebec and the prospects for building a militant, working class movement on a socialist program. The following is a summary of the key sessions that this writer attended.