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Dr. Todd Gordon, York University, Political Science

Dr. Gordon exposes Canada's imperialist past and present, at home and across the globe. He interweaves histories of indigenous dispossession in Canada with the cold facts of Canadian capital's oppression of peoples in the global South. He digs beneath the surface of Canada's image as global peacekeeper and promoter of human rights, revealing the links between the corporate pursuit of profit and Canadian foreign and domestic policy. Drawing on examples from Colombia, the Congo, Sudan, Haiti and elsewhere, he makes a passionate plea for greater critical attention to Canada's role in the global order. Dr. Gordon teaches political science at York University in Toronto. He is the author of the books: Imperialist Canada (Arbeiter Ring, 2010) and Cops, Crime and Capitalism: The Law-and-Order Agenda in Canada (Fernwood, 2006).

Free public talks. All welcome.

  • Wednesday, March 28 - HALIFAX
    7:30-9:00 p.m., Room 305, Weldon Law Building, Dalhousie University, 6061 University Avenue, Halifax.
  • Thursday, March 29 - HALIFAX
    12:30-2:00 p.m., Coburg Boardroom (3107), Mona Campbell Building, Dalhousie University, 1459 LeMarchant St, Halifax.

    Co-sponsored by the Centre for Foreign Policy Studies.
  • Thursday, March 29 - WOLFVILLE
    7:30-9:00 p.m. KCIC Auditorium, Acadia University, 32 University Avenue, Wolfville.

    Co-sponsored by the Departments of Sociology and Political Science.
  • Friday, March 30 - HALIFAX
    12:00-1:30 p.m. Room 227, McNally Main Building, Saint Mary’s University, 923 Robie St., Halifax.

Co-sponsored by the Departments of International Development Studies and Political Science.

Note: Dr. Gordon’s latest book Imperialist Canada will be available for sale at these events.

Organized by the Halifax Peace Coalition

(Web) www.halifaxpeacecoalition.ca (Email) hfxpeace@chebucto.ca (Facebook) “Halifax Peace Coalition”

Co-sponsors: Acadia University, Saint Mary’s University, the Centre for Foreign Policy Studies (Dalhousie University), and the Nova Scotia Public Interest Research Group (NSPIRG).


Thursday, March 21  12:00-1:30 p.m.
Room 204, Weldon Law Building, Dalhousie University, Halifax

Author and Journalist Dru Oja Jay will speak about his new book "Paved with Good Intentions: Canada's development NGOs from Idealism to Imperialism Fernwood Publishing, 2012)." In 1988 a Parliamentary report declared, "NGOs are as Canadian as hockey". Few institutions embody the image of Canada's International benevolence like non-governmental organizations devoted to development abroad. But do the actions of Canadian non-governmental Organizations (NGOs) genuinely match this perception? Ranging from poverty in Africa to turmoil in Haiti, from Israeli-Palestinian peace talks to the Afghanistan war, the "Paved with Good Intentions" uncovers the darker side of the role played by NGOs.

Dru Oja Jay will also discuss the impacts of the Harper government's recent funding cuts to progressive NGOs which is just the latest in a long history of disciplining NGOs that criticize the government's destructive extraction, profiteering & neoliberalism agenda. Jay will critically examine the integration between the Canadian military and aid workers overseas and the new trend of public-private partnerships for aid projects that support Canadian mining activities abroad.

BIO: Dru Oja Jay is a Montreal-based writer and organizer. He is co-founder of the Media Co-op, a founding editor of the Dominion, and a long-time
solidarity activist. Dru is a co-author of "Offsetting Resistance", a report about the effects of foundation funding on environmental NGOs. His latest
book is "Paved with Good Intentions: Canada's development NGOs from Idealism to Imperialism."

Free public event. Books will be available for sale.

Hosted by the Halifax Peace Coalition the Halifax Media Coop, and the Nova Scotia Public Interest Research Group. Co-sponsored by Dalhousie
University's International Development Studies and the Centre for Foreign Policy Studies.

Facebook event: http://www.facebook.com/events/129302633918932/
For more information, please visit: www.halifaxpeacecoalition.ca AND

Thursday, November 1 12:00 - 1:30 p.m.
Lord Dalhousie Room, Henry Hicks Arts & Admin Building (with clock tower), 6299 South Street, Halifax

Thursday, November 1 7:30 – 9:00 p.m.
Atrium 101 Room, Atrium Building (next to library), Saint Mary’s University, 5946 Inglis St, Halifax

William Hartung, Author and Director, Arms & Security Project, Centre for International Policy, Washington D.C.

Free public discussions about military spending and defence procurement in Canada. William Hartung will talk about his new book “Prophets of War: Lockheed Martin and the Making of the Military-Industrial Complex” and reveal the economic and social risks of the Canadian government buying the F-35 Stealth Fighters and new warships. The talk will include a discussion about the rise of Lockheed Martin, the world’s largest weapons manufacturer, in Nova Scotia under the provincial government’s business growth strategy.

BIO: William Hartung is the Director of the Common Defense Campaign and Arms & Security Project at the Centre for International Policy in Washington D.C. He is the author of the new book Prophets of War: Lockheed Martin and the Making of the Military-Industrial Complex (Nation Books paperback, 2012). He is also the co-editor, with Miriam Pemberton, of Lessons from Iraq: Avoiding the Next War (Paradigm Press, 2008). His previous books include And Weapons for All (HarperCollins, 1995), a critique of U.S. arms sales policies from the Nixon through Clinton administrations. From July 2007 through March 2011, Hartung was the director of the Arms and Security Initiative at the New America Foundation. Prior to that, he served as the director of the Arms Trade Resource Center at the World Policy Institute. He also worked as a speechwriter and policy analyst for New York State Attorney General Robert Abrams. Hartung’s articles on security issues have appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, The Nation, and the World Policy Journal. He has been a featured expert on national security issues on CBS 60 Minutes, NBC Nightly News, the Lehrer Newshour, CNN, Fox News, and scores of local, regional, and international radio outlets. He blogs for the Huffington Post. His latest publications include “Myths vs. Realities of Pentagon Spending” (July 2012) and “Bombs Versus Budgets: Inside the Nuclear Weapons Lobby” (June 2012), which are both available for free online. For more information about Hartung and his work, please visit: http://www.ciponline.org/about-us/experts-staff/william_hartung

Books will be available for sale at the events and in advance from King’s Co-op Bookstore, 6350 Coburg Rd.  

Organized by the Department of Political Science at Saint Mary’s University, the Centre for Foreign Policy Studies at Dalhousie University, and the Halifax Peace Coalition.

Thursday, September 6, 2012 4:00pm until 6:00pm
Cunard Centre, 961 Marginal Road, Halifax (behind the Westin Hotel)

The vigil takes place during the Canadian Defence Security and Aerospace Exhibition Atlantic (DefSec 2012) where the biggest weapons dealers and military aircraft manufacturers in the world, such as Lockheed Martin, Raytheon, and General Dynamics, will be exhibiting their war-fighting systems. At the Cunard Centre on Thursday, September 6 at 4pm, these weapons manufacturers will be celebrating their "Hour of Good Cheer": http://www.defsecatlantic.ca/ We will send them a message that the death & destruction caused by their weapons systems is nothing to be cheering about. We will also be protesting the federal government's planned spending of Canadian tax dollars on warships and the F-35s. Note: This year, the weapons manufacturers are partnering with video game companies such as HB studios and Huminah Interactive to discuss war game simulations. Please join us to send them a message that war is not a game. The weapons production must stop, we need a peace economy, and that war is not part of a sustainable future. Please join us! Become a Friend of the "Halifax Peace Coalition" on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/groups/2306217425/events/


<span class="date_of_event">Monday, January 24
7:00 pm
The Local Council of Women House, 989 Young Ave., Halifax</span>
Nova Scotia Voice of Women meeting will focus on the "hidden" costs of war
that our federal government doesn't identify in its "real" costs. The
discussions will include information about the military spending, impact on
soldiers and their families, and limited services available to veterans.
Speakers include retired Canadian veterans who know the real costs of war.
For more info, please contact NSVOW: 
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