In a recent column in the New York Times, David Brooks reflected on the social problems created by the slow death, catalyzed by individualism, of the traditional nuclear family.
Oct 14, 2012
Bahen Center - University of Toronto
40 St. George St. Room 2135Toronto , ON
Canada43° 39' 34.6716" N, 79° 23' 48.6528" W
The 2012 U.S. election is taking place against the backdrop of the greatest world economic and social crisis since the 1930s.
The conference opened on the evening of August 16 with a boisterous and informative session on the worldwide struggle against the commercialization of education under capitalism.
A toast to Paul Ryan -- or to Mitt Romney who made him his teammate in the U.S. presidential race -- for putting a grand old argument back on the front burner.
Jun 21, 2012
1212 Panet, Room 203 (Near the Beaudry Metro station on the green Line)H2L 2Y7 Montreal , QC
Canada45° 31' 8.8932" N, 73° 33' 12.0924" W
SEP meeting on Quebec student strike: Socialism and the defence of public education
From the Quebec student strike to Occupy Wall Street, the potential for a new global resistance is emerging.
Masses of people thronged Place de la Bastille -- symbolically representative of the French revolution -- to cheer the electoral victory May 6 of French Socialist Party candidate François Hollande.
Socialism is not just an alternative, it is the only true alternative to our present course; it is a vision of a better world that does not rely on hate, fear or religion.
Apr 6, 2012
Centre of Gravity
1300 Gerrard St EToronto , ON
Canada43° 40' 16.356" N, 79° 19' 37.5924" W
A documentary that examines the relevance of Karl Marx's ideas for understanding the global economic crisis. With a discussion led by Sam Gindin, co-author of The Making of Global Capitalism.
It should be obvious to note that one will not defeat a system by adopting all of its basic power and hierarchical tenants, but it seems a lesson lost on the vast bulk of left parties.