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Forum: Should we be talking about fascism?

Saturday, October 29, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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Presented by Independent Jewish Voices

Speakers: Greg Albo, Lesley Wood and Judith Deutsch

Independent Jewish Voices Toronto is celebrating Beit Zatoun’s contributions to the progressive community.  We are holding a forum examining the extreme rightward politics of Israel as well of many other countries, and the urgency of engaging in much greater political collaboration to counter these global trends.

At this forum we will reflect on the very concerning world situation.  What can we learn from the rise of fascism in the 1930s which is helpful in assessing militarization, corporatism, racism, extreme levels of poverty, and the exterminism of nuclear war and climate change?

About Speakers
Greg Albo co-edited The Politics of the Right, Socialist Register 2016.  He teaches political economy at the Department of Political Science, York University, Toronto. He is currently co-editor of the Socialist Register. He is also on the editorial boards of Studies in Political Economy, Relay, Capitalism, Nature, Socialism, Canadian Dimension, The Bullet and Historical Materialism (England).

Lesley J. Wood is associate professor in the Sociology Department at York University, Toronto. She is the author of Crisis and Control: The Militarization of Protest Policing (Pluto Press), and researches social movements, political sociology, globalization, diffusion, global justice movement, transnational movements, repression, civic engagement, internationalism, deliberation

Judith Deutsch researches Israel’s military and security complex for Independent Jewish Voices and is a psychoanalyst in Toronto. She is a columnist for Canadian Dimension Magazine and was past president of Science for Peace. She writes much on climate change/climate justice, nuclear weapons, and other foreign policy issues.

About IJV
Since its inception, Independent Jewish Voices has upheld standards of social justice and human rights for all.  This includes supporting the BDS movement, opposing all forms of bigotry, and opposing Israel’s crimes against Palestinians and against other racialized minorities.  IJV is involved in the campaign to end the charitable status of the Jewish National Fund, and in researching and publicizing information about Israel’s military/security/policing practices.

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Need to know:
– Doors open at 6:50
– Free (donations welcome)
– Accessible on demand via portable ramp; washrooms not accessible
– Please avoid using strong-scented products due to sensitivities

Tasty refreshments (non-alcoholic) with Zatoun oliveoil+za’atar dipping.