From the Arab Spring to Global Austerity: How new transnational struggles are shaping Toronto protests

Wednesday, October 12, 2011 - 23:00 to Thursday, October 13, 2011 - 01:00
Fitzgerald Building, University of Toronto
150 College Street, Room 139
Toronto , ON
Canada
43° 39' 34.7508" N, 79° 23' 29.382" W
Ontario CA

From the Arab Spring to Global Austerity: How new transnational struggles are shaping Toronto protests, with Jesse Rosenfeld

From Athens to London, New York to Toronto, people are rising up in resistance to global austerity measures. Unsurprisingly, activists around the world are drawing from the tactical lessons of the Arab Revolutions, seizing symbolic targets to demand popular democratic control and using online media to mobilize.

The latest wave of mobilization -- inspired by the Occupy Wall Street protests in New York City -- is coming to Canada. In Toronto, there's a tremendous opportunity to unite the energies of this new wave of protest with the efforts of established grassroots organizations. Join us for a discussion about how these global struggles are impacting us at home.

Jesse Rosenfeld is a journalist who has covered social struggle in North America, Europe and the Middle East. From 2007 until March 2011, he reported from the Middle East, primarily based in Ramallah and Tel Aviv. He has written for The Nation, The Guardian, Le Monde Diplomatique, Al Jazeera English, The Irish Times, Ha'aretz, Foreign Policy, and Alternet.org, among others.

This event is sponsored by OPIRG-Toronto.

Endorsed by The Centre for Social Justice, Coalition Against Israeli Apartheid, Ontario Coalition Against Poverty, New Socialist Group, and Upping the Anti.

We regret that this venue is not wheelchair accessible due to very limited space availability. 

Clare O'Connor

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