Socialism 2009 Global Economic Crisis and the Socialist Alternative

Friday, May 22, 2009 - 20:00 to Sunday, May 24, 2009 - 15:00

Socialism 2009
Global Economic Crisis
and the Socialist Alternative
a Socialist Educational Conference May 22, 23, 24, 2009
at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE),
252 Bloor Street West, at the St. George subway station, Toronto

Friday, May 22 - Registration opens at 2:30 p.m. Cost: $25 for weekend, or $5 per session (or PWYC).

4 p.m. Russia, Eastern Europe and the Crisis
with Gerry Foley, Florida-based International Editor of Socialist Action newspaper.

7 p.m. Palestine, Iraq and Afghanistan – Imperialism at War
with Jeff Mackler, national secretary of Socialist Action (USA) from San Fran., Khaled Mouammar, Pres. of the Canadian Arab Federation, and Nadine Mackinnon of the Toronto Coalition Against the War.

Saturday, May 23

10 a.m. What is the Root of the Economic Crisis?
with Jim Stanford, chief economist with the Canadian Auto Workers’ Union, and Adam Shils, a leading member of Socialist Action - USA, based in Chicago.

1 p.m. Marx, Engels and Charles Darwin – Historical Materialism and Natural Selection, in the 150th year of the book Origin of the Species
with Ian Angus, Associate Editor of Socialist Voice, Editor of Climate and Capitalism, and a founding member of the Ecosocialist International Network.

4 p.m. Women and the Crisis
with Cheri DiNovo, NDP MPP for Parkdale-High Park, and Cherie MacDonald, long time feminist and winner of Constance E. Hamilton award for work on equity issues.

7 p.m. Latin America is Fighting Back
with Jorge Soberon, Cuban Consul in Toronto, Maria Paez Victor of the Lous Riel Bolivarian Circle, Armando Flores of the Mexican Socialist Unity League (LUS), and Gerry Foley, Socialist Action (USA).

Sunday, May 24

11 a.m. The Future of the Auto Industry
with Bruce Allen, V.P., CAW Local 199 in St. Catharines, John Orrett of the NDP Socialist Caucus and President of Thornhill NDP, Jeff Mackler, Socialist Action-USA, and Armando Flores of the Mexican LUS.

1 p.m. Perspectives for Change in Canada, Quebec and the USA
with John Clarke, organizer for the Ontario Coalition Against Poverty, Barry Weisleder, federal secretary of Socialist Action/Ligue pour l’Action socialiste, Robbie Mahood SA/LAS in Montreal, and Adam Shils, SA-Chicago.

3 p.m. Closed session for SA members and invited guests SA/LAS Convention

For more information call 416 - 535-8779 or visit:
Co-sponsored by Socialist Action / Ligue pour l’Action socialiste - Canadian state, Socialist Action - USA and the Socialist Unity League (LUS) - Mexico.

252 Bloor Street West at St. George Subway Station
43° 40' 3.3132" N, 79° 23' 57.9156" W

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