Starting Date: 05-22-2008
Starting Time: 7:00pm
Ending Date: 05-25-2008
252 Bloor Street West
416-535-8779Get ready – for 'A World in Revolt'
Tri-national conference set for Toronto, May 22-25
You won't want to miss this. Four days of stimulating, enriching political education, discussions and debates on the biggest issues facing humanity. Get set for an exciting tri-national revolutionary socialist conference titled "A World in Revolt: Prospects for Socialism in the 21st Century", to be held in Toronto, Canada, May 22-25, 2008.
Co-sponsored by Socialist Action-Canada, SA-US, and the Socialist Unity League (LUS) of Mexico, the gathering will feature writer, scientist and foremost Cuban proponent of Trotskyism, Celia Hart. It will also showcase Esteban Volkov, Mexico City-based grandson of Leon Trotsky; Bryan Palmer, Canadian biographer of the founder of American communism, James P. Cannon; Gerry Foley, international editor of SA newspaper; Jeff Mackler, SA National Secretary and co-coordinator of the campaign to Free Mumia Abu-Jamal; Christine Gauvreau, prominent U.S. east coast anti-war movement leader; LUS leader Lalas; plus socialist activists from Quebec, Atlantic Canada, Ontario Labour unions, the feminist movement, the NDP, Palestine solidarity, environmental struggles and many other areas. “A World in Revolt” will be a magnet for Youth for Socialist Action members and veteran militants from across North America.
Conference topics include: Prospects for Socialist Revolution in Venezuela and Latin America; Was Che Guevara a Trotskyist?; U.S. Imperialism in Crisis -- the failing war in Iraq and the deepening crisis at home; James P. Cannon and the Revolutionary Tradition in North America; the Class Struggle in Canada and Quebec; Feminism, Anti-Racism and Immigrants' Rights; Palestine, the Annapolis trap and the global boycott campaign; Eco-Socialism or Barbarism?; and Labour's Retreat and its Coming Re-resurgence.
There will also be a special lunch time encounter with Celia Hart and Esteban Volkov.
Just can't wait to attend? Then now is the time to take advantage of the early registration rates. Prior to the conference, a four-day pass costs $30 (in U.S. or Canadian dollars). At the start of the gathering the pass price rises to $40, or you can pay $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.
Inexpensive housing is available for conference participants at the University of Toronto's New College, located just five blocks from the conference site. Until March 1 only, the cost is $25 per night for singles, or $30 per night for shared accommodation.
To take advantage of this low rate, please book your space now by going to: www.torontores. com Just print the Reservation Form and fax/mail/email it to the office. You can also call in your room reservation at: 416-946-0529 or 416-946-5317 .
There is a section on the form that asks for a Special Rate Code. In order to get the special rate, submit the Special Rate Code "SAC2008", or refer to this message about the Socialist Action Conference when calling in the reservation.
Remember, the deadline is March 1, 2008 for visitors to book at the special rate.
Please pass along this information to folks who might be interested in attending. And when you have made your definite plans to attend, just to facilitate coordination and preparations, or if you have any questions, please let us know by sending an e-message to: firstname.lastname@example.org .
Geographical Scope: International