Socialism 2015: This Changes Everything

Friday, May 22, 2015 - 21:00 to Sunday, May 24, 2015 - 01:00

Socialism 2015: this changes everything

an International Educational Conference

May 22-23


Friday, May 22

5 p.m. Registration opens

7 p.m. Europe Rising Against Austerity - Greece, Spain, France

with Manos Skoufoglou, leading member of the Organization of Communist Internationalists of Greece (OKDE) - Spartacus, and of the anitcapitalist coalition Antarsya. Gabriel Lafleur, railroad worker near Paris, leading member of Nouveau Parti Anticapitaliste, France. Tyler MacKinnon, young retail sector worker, member NDP Toronto Area Coucnil executive, and Socialist Action.


Saturday, May 23

10 a.m. Capitalism vs. the Environment: This Changes Everything

Jaime Gonzalez, leader of LUS (Socialist Unity League), Mexico. Prof. Patricia Perkins, York University, Environmental Studies. Barry Weisleder, Chair, NDP Socialist Caucus, co-editor Socialist Action newspaper.

12 noon - Lunch Break

1 p.m. From Ferguson to New York to Toronto - Disarm the Cops!

Jeff Mackler, National Secretary, Socialist Action USA. Ellie Carlson, representing the Networkfor the Elimination of Police Violence. Peter D'Gama, paralegal worker, anti-racist activist, and Socialist Caucus member for North Etobicoke. Stanislas Meuniere, active member of the New Anticapitalist Party (NPA) in France. He is involved with local campaigns for the legalization of undocumented youth, and against police brutality.

4 p.m. The Growing Inequality (by 2016, 1% of the population will control a majority of the world's wealth)

Linda McQuaig, author and NDP candidate in Toronto Centre. Prof Louis-Philippe Rochon, Laurentian University. John Orrett, firefighter, President, Thornhill NDP.

5:30 p.m. Supper Break

7 p.m. Who Are the Terrorists? (Islamic State, Boko Haram, Al Shabab, etc. and the Imperialist world order)

Gabriel Lafleur, railroad worker and leading member of NPA France. Manos Skoufoglou, leading member of the Organization of Communist Internationalists of Greece (OKDE) - Spartacus, and the anticapitalist coalition Antarsya. Jeff Mackler, NationalSecretary, Socialist Action USA.

10 p.m. Social at a nearby pub


Tickets: $15 in advance, $20 at door, $5 per session or PWYC.






Woodsworth Residence, University of Toronto, Room 20 (lower level) @ St. George Subway
321 Bloor Street West
Toronto , ON
43° 40' 2.9496" N, 79° 23' 56.8428" W
Ontario CA
Friday 5-9pm, Saturday 10am-9pm
Barry Weisleder

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