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Pandemic in a time of austerity

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zoom Toronto , ON
Canada
Ontario CA

Pandemic in a time of austerity

Online forum (by Zoom)
Friday April 17 at 7 pm
 
With guest speakers:
Sung-Lim Kang, public health worker
Kendall Mar, climate justice activist
Sandi Mansfield, Niagara transit worker, member ATU local 1582
Sid Lacombe, socialist and activist

 
The coronavirus pandemic is a crisis on a scale and of a depth that is hard to fully grasp. It comes at a time when the basic essential services from healthcare, sanitation, food provision to social assistance and housing have been battered by decades of cuts and austerity. While the 1% like Loblaws CEO Galen Weston are portrayed as nice guys for giving workers a *temporary* wage increase, the ruling class are already seizing every opportunity available to enrich themselves further on the backs of the 99%.
 
How are working people responding to this crisis? How do we fight for the services and support we need? How do we fight collectively in a time of social isolation? How do make sure this crisis lays the foundation for a new society, based on meeting human need instead of corporate greed? What is the connection between the pandemic and the growing climate crisis? Join us for this online discussion, sponsored by the Toronto East International Socialists
 
NOTE: zoom link details will be provided. Please email reports@socialist.ca to get the zoom link

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Dates: 
Friday, April 17, 2020 - 07:00
Organized by: 
Toronto east International socialists

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