Toronto Conference will be a Hit
World in Revolt” is shaping up to be the hit international left educational
gathering of the Spring season. Subtitled “Prospects
for Socialism in the 21st Century,” the conference set for
the past month several important personalities have come on board. Joining the
opening panel on “
seminal topic that will lead off on Saturday morning, “Eco-Socialism or
Barbarism,” will be addressed by Ian Angus, the Ottawa-based editor of “Climate
and Capitalism,” and a co-convenor of the Ecosocialist International Network, launched in
Following adjournment of the conference, members of Socialist Action / Ligue pour l’Action socialiste in the Canadian state will convene for an abbreviated convention — to vote on tasks, policies, new members, and to elect a federal steering committee. Those interested in joining SA/LAS, along with international guests, will be invited to stay and observe.
more good news? Yes, indeed. The deadline for booking low-cost accommodation
just five city blocks from the conference site has been extended to April 1 (no
April foolin’). It’s just $30 per night for a single,
or $25 per night for each person in a shared room. So, if you are travelling to
order to get the special rate, submit the Special Rate Code “SAC2008,” or refer
to the Socialist Action Confere nce
when calling by phone. Now is also the time to take advantage of the early
registration rate. Prior to the conference, a four-day pass costs $30 (
away). Please send cheques or money orders to:
put on some travelling music, and set your compass
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.
4 p.m. Feminism, Anti-Racism and Immigrants’ Rights — The Marxist View — Sarah O’Sullivan (SA-Canada,
7 p.m. Prospects for Socialist Revolution in
Saturday, May 24
10 a.m. Eco-Socialism or Barbarism — Ian Angus (Editor, Climate and Capitalism -
noon A special lunch with Celia Hart (outstanding
writer, educator, scientist, proponent of Trotskyism in
p.m. The class struggle in
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)
p.m. Was Che Guevara a Trotskyist?
— Celia Hart (
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,
p.m. Labour’s Retreat and its Coming Resurgence —
Prior to the conference, a four-day pass costs $30 (in
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,
For more information visit: www.socialistaction.org/ca.htm E-mail: barryaw@rogers.