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Workers Without Bosses - Ontario/Quebec Speaking Tour

category north america / mexico | economy | press release author Thursday January 21, 2010 11:08author by Common Causeauthor email commoncauseontario at gmail dot com

The popular response to the Argentine economic crisis of December 2001 and lessons for us in Canada - a Québec and Ontario speaking tour presented by the UCL and Common Cause

We are going through one of the worst economic crises in the history of capitalism and the answers provided by the state and its lackeys are illusory. In addition, faced with this impasse, our leaders are trying to shift the entire burden of the crisis to workers and their communities.


How can we respond differently to this economic crisis? Can we learn from the experiences of struggles that have happened elsewhere in the world?

To consider these issues, the UCL and Common Cause are organizing a Québec and Ontario speaking tour this winter on the response of the Argentine popular classes in the face of a serious economic crisis that shook the country in the late 2001.

From 18 January to 12 February, Sebastián, a militant from the anarchist organization Red Libertaria (Argentina) will travel to different cities in Quebec and Ontario to talk about this subject. He will discuss different forms of resistance developed by the Argentine people to counter the effects of the crisis such as retaking factories and creating self-managed cooperatives. He will also discuss the involvement of anarchists in these different struggles.

In Ontario, the tour will stop in:

Waterloo - Sat January 23, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
KW Community Centre for Social Justice (KWCCSJ)
63 Courtland Ave East
Hosted by and KWCCSJ

London - Sun January 24, 7pm
Empowerment Infoshop
636 Queens Ave.
Hosted by Common Cause London

Hamilton - Mon January 25, 7pm
Skydragon Centre
27 King William Street (wheelchair accessible)
Hosted by Common Cause Hamilton (with support from CUPE 3906)

Toronto - Tues January 26, 7pm
Ontario Institute for Studies in Education
252 Bloor Street West
Room 8-104
Co-sponsored by Common Cause and the Pan-African Solidarity Network.

Ottawa - Wed January 27, 7pm
PSAC building, main floor (wheelchair accessible)
233 Gilmour St (at Metcalfe)
Hosted by Common Cause Ottawa
Co-sponsors: OPIRG/GRIPO-Ottawa; Ottawa-Outaouais IWW; Socialist Project.
Endorsers: OPIRG-Carleton.

For more information on the Ontario wing of the tour contact or check for regular updates.

In Quebec, the tour will stop in:

Jan 21th - St-Jérôme - Café de rue SOS at 7PM (314, Labelle)

Jan 29th – Montréal – Concordia University at 2PM (room CI-201) at 2149 Mackay.

Jan 30th – Sherbrooke – Tremplin 16-30 at 7PM (95, Wellington S.)

Feb 2th – Québec – Université Laval at 11:30AM (room 1231 of the De-Koninck building)

Feb 2th – Québec - Café-Bar L’Agitée at 8PM (251, Dorchester)

Feb 4th – Chicoutimi - Café Cambio at 7PM (405, rue Racine Est)

Feb 6th – Saint-Felicien - Café l'Associé T at 7PM (1105 Blvd Sacré-Coeur)

Feb 8th – Drummondville – Café Clovis at 7PM (at the cégep)

Feb 9th – St-Hyacinthe - Bar le Zariot at 8:30PM (1450 Rue des Cascades)

Feb 10th – Montréal - Uqam at 6:30PM at Pavillon N (1205 St-Denis) Local N-M530

Contact in Quebec:

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