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This Saturday:
Covid-19, Recession, & the Future

Saturday, March 28, 2020
3pm-4:30pm EDT

Winnipeg friends, please note that the time of the webinar is 3PM Eastern Daylight Time, which is 2PM in Winnipeg. 

Instructions for how to join the webinar will be posted on the facebook page.

From Facebook:
The COVID-19 pandemic, the economic crisis, and how governments, corporations, and people fighting for social justice respond to them are going to have lasting and far-reaching consequences for everyone – from changes to borders to prisons to public services. To prepare for the months ahead, people who support radical social change need to understand the forces that are trying to shape responses to the crisis. 

Join us for a webinar featuring short presentations followed by time for questions and comments. 

Nandita Sharma is a professor of racism, migration, and transnationalism in the Department of Sociology at the University of Hawai'i at Manoa. 

David McNally teaches history at the University of Houston and is an editor of the new journal of Marxism and politics, Spectre.

John Clarke first became involved in anti-poverty struggles in 1983 when he helped form the Union of Unemployed Workers in London, Ontario. He was an organizer with the Ontario Coalition Against Poverty (OCAP) from its founding in 1990 until his retirement in 2019.

David Camfield teaches labour studies and sociology at the University of Manitoba. He is a supporter of socialism from below whose book "We Can Do Better: Ideas for Changing Society" was published in 2017.

Moderated by Saima Desai, editor of Briarpatch Magazine.

A huge banner that says "Paid Sick Leave for All".  The image doesn't show the context of the banner, but it looks like some kind of rally or march..

ICYMI (In Case you Missed it):

Audio Recordings:
Kate Doyle Griffiths' talk in Winnipeg (Feb 28, 2020) "What Kind of Politics do We Need Today?"  If you had to leave early, or didn't get a chance to listen to the presentation, you have got to check this out. 

A Solidarity Winnipeg Member's presentation for the March 15th, International Day Against Police Brutality.  To take precautions against COVID-19, the in-person rally was converted to an online series of presentations.  Organized by Winnipeg Police Cause Harm.


Mutual Aid in Winnipeg: Mutual Aid Society Winnipeg (on Facebook)
This is a Winnipeg-based  Public Facebook Group which "Aims to bring people together during this crisis to enact mutual aid among each other. This will be for folks who can offer and folks in need."

Migrant and Worker Justice:
"Pandemics know no borders, neither should our solidarity."  Sign on and support the demands of:
1. Healthcare for all;
2. Worker Protections;
3. Stop Detentions & Deportations, Status for All;
4. Support Community;
5. Those that know, lead. 


From Haymarket and Verso Books. No strings attached. Only until April 2 for Verso. We recommend you get a copy of Feminism for the 99% from Verso.  Haymarket offers some great titles too.  Check them out. 

John Clarke's 'Pandemic Basic Income' Gets It Wrong
Gary Kinsman's Some notes on learning from AIDS activism for our responses to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic
Spectre Journal: Michael Roberts interview The Virus, Capitalism, and the Long Depression 
The Guardian: 'Our role is central': more than 1m Chilean women to march in huge protest' 6 March 2020 (Charis McGowan)

Rank and File Radio Prairie Edition: Workers' Rights & Organizing During a Pandemic
Alberta Advantage: Capitalism's Virus
The Dig: an interview with Mike Davis on Coronavirus Politics

The Socialist Roots of International Women's Day from AJ+
A woman standing with fist raised in air.  Above is the text "Women in Struggle".  Below is a quote by James Connolly which reads: "None is so fitted to break the chains as they who wear them, none is so well equipped to decide what is a fetter."


We are a small group of ecosocialists working to lay the basis for an political organization that's active in workplace and community organizing. Why is such an organization needed? Read this. For more information about Solidarity Winnipeg, see here.  
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