Marxism 2012: global crisis, global resistance

Friday, May 25, 2012 - 23:00 to Sunday, May 27, 2012 - 20:00

Marxism 2012 is a three-day political conference of more than 30 talks and panels from May 25-27 at Ryerson University in Toronto.

2011 was a historic year of revolt. There have been revolutions across the Arab world, general strikes in Europe, a massive campaign to stop the Keystone XL pipeline, student strikes in Chile and huge working class fightbacks in Wisconsin and Ohio. The Occupy movement shook the world, spreading to over 1,700 cities worldwide. 

In 2012, the ruling class shows no sign of straying from its austerity agenda, but people are continuing to fight back. From the deepening revolution in Egypt to the Quebec student strike, resistance is challenging the logic of the status quo and posing alternatives to the crisis and cruelty of the capitalist system.

Join the discussion about how to build a better world. Topics include the Arab Spring, the #Occupy movement, rank-and-file rebellion, anti-imperialism, environmental justice, disability rights, anti-oppression and much more. Speakers include Greek councillor and anti-fascist organizer Petros Constantinou, British socialist and author Judith Orr, indigenous rights and environmental justice activist Ben Powless, ecosocialist and editor Ian Angus, pro-choice and steelworker activist Carolyn Egan, and more. 

For more information and to register, visit www.marxism2012.com

 

Ryerson University Students Centre
55 Gould Street
Toronto
Canada
43° 39' 28.7352" N, 79° 22' 42.6864" W
CA

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