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Ontario Tech acknowledges the lands and people of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.

We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home.

This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

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The Far Right, Capitalism, and Class: Toward a Political Economy

A Symposium and Book Project on Class and the Far Right

When: October 14-15, 2023
Where: Ontario Tech University, Oshawa, Ontario, Canada
“The Far Right, Capitalism, and Class: Toward a Political Economy” symposium comes at a critical moment when an ascendent hard right has seized--or is seriously contesting for--power around the world. The rise of this new far right must be understood as an outcome of the crises of legitimacy that have manifested across the advanced capitalist countries. Resolving the crisis of the 1970s by removing barriers to capital mobility came at the expense of states’ legitimation functions and the collapse of postwar class compromises. While the more coercive states that emerged were able to contain surprisingly limited working-class resistance, growing contradictions lurked just below the surface. Working-class communities were devastated by ‘deindustrialization,’ while smaller capitalists unable to restructure internationally were increasingly squeezed by the intensifying competitive pressures of globalization. This proved fertile ground for the emergence of a ‘new right,’ which occupied the terrain abandoned by increasingly neoliberal social democratic parties. There is an urgent need for analyses that centre class and political economy in understanding the growth and threat of contemporary far right movements. The interdisciplinary symposium will bring together a diverse range of international participants including leading researchers, emerging scholars, and community and labour activists, to discuss and advance knowledge of the class politics of the far right.


New: Please join our free virtual keynote talk,

Injury to All: Labour Unions in Solidarity with Anti-Fascism and Community Defense Actions. 

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