Canada: A World in Revolt. Prospects for Socialism in the 21st Century. May 22-25, Toronto

A World in Revolt

Prospects for Socialism in the 21st Century
An international political education conference, May 22-25, 2008 at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, 252 Bloor Street West (St. George Subway Station), Toronto, sponsored by Socialist Action-Canada, Socialist Action-United States, and the Socialist Unity League (LUS) of Mexico.

Thursday, May 22
7 p.m. Palestine, the Annapolis trap, and the Global Boycott Campaign -- Andy Pollack (SA-US, New York), Mazen Masri (Coalition Against Israeli Apartheid-Toronto) and Khaled Mouammar (President, Canadian Arab Federation).

Friday, May 23
4 p.m. Feminism, Anti-Racism and Immigrants' Rights – The Marxist View -- Sarah O'Sullivan (SA-Canada, Halifax), Jason McGahan (SA-US, Connecticut) and Rebecca Doran (SA-US, San Francisco).

7 p.m. Prospects for Socialist Revolution in Venezuela and Latin America -- Celia Hart (Havana, Cuba) and Ismael Contreras (Mexico City - LUS), with greetings from Mirna Quero de Pena, the Venezuelan Consul General in Toronto.

Saturday, May 24
10 a.m. Eco-Socialism or Barbarism -- Ian Angus (Editor, Climate and Capitalism - Canada).

12 noon A special lunch with Celia Hart (outstanding writer, educator, scientist, proponent of Trotskyism in Cuba) and Esteban Volkov (Mexico City - Trotsky's 82 year-old grandson).

1:30 p.m. The class struggle in Canada and Quebec -- Barry Weisleder (SA-Canada Federal Secretary) and Robbie Mahood (SA-Montreal)

4 p.m. U.S. Imperialism in Crisis: The failing war in Iraq and the Deepening Crisis at Home -- Jeff Mackler (National Secretary, SA-US, San Francisco) and Christine Gauvreau (SA and anti-war leader, Connecticut)

7 p.m. Was Che Guevara a Trotskyist? -- Celia Hart (Cuba), Esteban Volkov (Mexico), and Gerry Foley (International Editor, Socialist Action newspaper).

10 p.m. Social time at a nearby pub

Sunday, May 25
11 a.m. James P. Cannon and the Revolutionary Tradition in North America -- Bryan Palmer (author, professor of history, Trent University, Peterborough, Ontario) and Gerry Foley (SA-US).

1 p.m. Labour's Retreat and its Coming Resurgence -- Bill Onasch (SA-US,Kansas City), Marty Goodman (SA-US, New York), and Barry Weisleder (SA-Canada).

Tickets: Prior to the conference, a four-day pass costs $30 (in U.S. or Canadian dollars).
During the conference, the weekend ticket price is $40. Or $6 per session (there are nine sessions in all).
Or pay whatever you can afford (no one will be turned away).
Please send cheques or money orders to: SA, 526 Roxton Road, Toronto, Ontario M6G 3R4.
For more information visit: E-mail: Phone: 416 - 535-8779.