Meeting at Toronto’s York University: Socialism and the Fight Against War
26 March 2016
Fifteen years after the US launched the “war on terror,” the entire world is being dragged into an ever-expanding maelstrom of imperialist violence. Canada, under Harper and now Trudeau, is playing a major role in Washington’s principal military-strategic offensives—waging war in the Middle East, and participating in the military build-up against Russia and China.
Whatever the short-term outcome, the long-term implications of the agenda being pursued by the North American and European imperialist powers leads inexorably in the direction of world war with cataclysmic consequences.
The greatest danger facing the working class is that decisions are being taken behind the scenes, with masses of people largely unaware of the advanced state of preparations for conflict between the great powers and the risks they constitute for the world’s population.
Among working people and youth throughout the world, there is an overwhelming desire for peace. There is, as yet, however, no organized international political movement opposing the reckless politics of the imperialist pyromaniacs.
At the invitation of the York IYSSE, Socialist Equality Party National Secretary Keith Jones will speak on the present state of the global war drive and Canada’s role in it. His lecture will examine the causes and implications of the 21st century resurgence of imperialist violence and militarism and outline a political strategy for the building of a new global, working class-led anti-war movement.
Tuesday, March 29 at 3 p.m.
York University (main, Keele St. Campus)
Ross Building, Room N 143