Teach-In 2013



WPF 2013 Schedule


“If Capitalism Doesn’t Work, What Will?”

Billions of people without work, millions of people losing their homes, valuable public services cut and cut again, people and our environment discarded as worthless, and an economy that doesn’t work for most of us.

Capitalism has brought us all of this. We are told again and again that there is no alternative. But now, more and more, people around the world are searching for alternatives.

The 6th annual World Peace Forum Teach In will look at some of today’s breaking points, at the struggles taking place, and at some ideas for alternative ways our society could be organized.

Speakers who aspire to build on the socialist legacy while avoiding the errors of the past will share and discuss their thoughts on how to move forward and build a peaceful, just and sustainable world.

Sat. Nov. 2, 2013
SFU Harbour Centre
9:00am to 5:00pm
Facebook group: World Peace Forum


Teach-In 2013 Videos


First Plenary: Crisis of Resistance – Rebuilding the Left into a Movement

Gary Cristall - Part 1

Gary Cristall - Part 2

Getting Public Transit in the Fast Lane and Leaving Capitalism Behind

Eric Doherty

A Place We Can Call Our Own: The Crisis of Urban Housing

Tamara Herman

Jenny Francis

Tristan Markle

Maria Wallstam

The System is Sick – The Medicare Court Case and Other Symptoms

Rachel Tutte - Part 1

Rachel Tutte - Part 2

Cracked Pipes – Energy Challenges from Enbridge to Lac Megantic

Brad Hornick and Roger Annis - Part 2

Greens and Reds Cooperating in Europe

Roger Rashi, Tara Ehrcke, Michael Lebowitz, Ingo Schmidt (facilitator) - Part 2

Ingo Schmidt - Part 1

Ingo Schmidt - Part 2

Final plenary: Putting the Pieces Together – A New Socialist Project

Roger Rashi, Tara Ehrcke, Michael Lebowitz, Ingo Schmidt (facilitator) - Part 1

Roger Rashi, Tara Ehrcke, Michael Lebowitz, Ingo Schmidt (facilitator) - Part 2

World Peace Forum Society

The World Peace Forum Society was formed in 2006 to bring together activists, academics and artists to work for a peaceful, just and sustainable world. We strive to make sense of the world we live and act in by looking at the roots of the present in the experiences of the past, and try to envision a direction for the future. Since 2008 we have organized an annual fall Teach-In and an alternative Remembrance Day cultural event.