From Aime Cesaire and Pablo Neruda to Mahmoud Darwish and Wislawa Szymborska, poets throughout the world have raised their voices in protest against injustice in all its forms.
And poets, artists, musicians and social activists will gather in various Toronto venues later this month to celebrate the boundless capacity of verse to resist oppression and create links among diverse communities. The International Festival of Poetry of Resistance (From September 16 to 20) will feature readings, roundtable discussions, musical performances and a special "festivalito" for children.
Launch of the Socialist Register 2013: Austerity and the Exits to the Crisis: What Strategy for the Movement?
What: Launch of Socialist Register 2013: Austerity and Exits to the Crisis: What Strategy for the Movement?
When: January 24, 7PM
Where: Octopus Books@UnderOneRoof (251 Bank Street, 2nd Floor)
The resurgence of social movements in recent years has put the question of strategy back on the left's agenda.
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As the world teeters on the brink of catastrophic climate change and societal collapse, it is clear that those of us with the knowledge and capacity to resist have a responsibility to do so. It is not enough simply to withdraw or make lifestyle changes -- that is selfish and cowardly.
Rather we must turn to the front lines, where the battles which are determining our futures are actually being fought. One of those places is the Unist'ot'en Camp which rests along the bank of the river Wedzin Kwah (known in colonial society as the Morice River) on sovereign Wet'suwet'en Territory (in what you may know as Northern B.C.)
Introduced by Paul Kellogg - Assistant Professor, Athabasca University.
Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE), University of Toronto
252 Bloor St. West (at St. George subway)