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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
http://www.pavedwithgoodintentions.ca/

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

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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/

 

BREAKING RANK: U.S. WAR RESISTER CHUCK WILEY SPEAKS OUT Talk & Film Screening "Breaking Ranks" PDF Print E-mail

TOUR DATES:
*    Weds. March 16, 7:00-9:00 p.m., Community Rm., New Glasgow Public Library, 182 Dalhousie St. New Glasgow.
*    Th. March 17, 12:00-2:00 p.m., Riverview Room of Jenkins Hall, Nova Scotia Agricultural College, College Road, Bible Hill.
*    Th. March 17, 7:00- 9:00 p.m., Rm. 241, Beveridge Arts Centre, Acadia University, 10 Highland Ave.,Wolfville.
*    Fri. March 18, 12:00-1:30 p.m., Rm. 1107, Mona Campbell, Dalhousie University, 1459 LeMarchant St., Halifax.
*    Fri. March 18, 7:00-9:00 p.m. at Sobeys 255, Sobeys Bldg., 903 Robie St. Saint Mary's University, Halifax.
*    (*Vigil for Justice for Iraq) Sat. March 19, 1:00-2:00 p.m. at Halifax Public Library, 5381 Spring Garden Rd., Halifax

Event description: Free, public talk and film screening with Chuck Wiley,
the most senior U.S. military officer to become a war resister in Canada.
Chuck was with the U.S. Navy for 17 years and deployed to Iraq on the USS
Enterprise. In 2007, he refused to redeploy to Iraq and came to Canada as a
war resister. He will share his compelling personal story of conscience.
Plus there will also be a special screening of the NFB documentary "Breaking
Ranks" about four U.S. soldiers seeking sanctuary in Canada. Chuck is on a
tour of Nova Scotia to raise awareness of the plight of war resisters in
Canada and to mark the 8th anniversary of the illegal war and occupation of
Iraq and. Part of the national campaign to "LET THEM STAY". More information
at www.resisters.ca  

Tour Organizers: Halifax Peace Coalition.  
Sponsors: New Glasgow Public Library, Students' Union of the Nova Scotia
Agricultural College, Acadia University, Saint Mary's University, SMU-PIRG,
and the Centre for Foreign Policy Studies.

About Chuck Wiley:  
Chuck Wiley is a member of a family with deep military roots: one of his
ancestors was a Revolutionary War soldier, and every generation since has
had a member who has been proud to defend his country. Until February 2007,
Chuck was no exception. Chuck entered the U.S. Army before he had even
finished high school. He was in the Navy as a nuclear engineering technician
and rose to a supervisory position on the USS Enterprise. In May 2006, the
USS Enterprise was deployed as part of Operation: Iraqi Freedom, to provide
air support off the coast for troops on the ground in Iraq and carrying out
bombing and surveillance missions at their request. This was his first
deployment as a Chief Petty Officer; this rank allowed him access to a new
range of information about what was happening in Iraq. Chuck says, "Much of
this information troubled me on a personal level." He returned to the United
States with his ship in November 2006. The ship would be redeployed to Iraq,
but Chuck made the decision not to go and was reprimanded for open
discussion of his concerns about the war with others in his crew, and
threatened with the charge of sedition. So on February 11, 2007, Chuck and
his partner Jamie discreetly left Norfolk Naval Base in Virginia and came to
Canada.

About the Film:
Breaking Ranks is a moving documentary about the plight of four U.S.
soldiers seeking sanctuary in Canada as part of their resistance to the war
in Iraq. With intimate access to four American military deserters, their
lawyers and families, this film documents their experiences as they try to
exercise their consciences amidst profound emotional, ethical and
international consequences. If deported, they face the venom of mainstream
American opinion and one to five years in prison. Filmed over the course of
the refugee process, this provocative film explores the meaning of duty as
these young soldiers share their personal stories of moral awakening and the
burden that it brings. Director: Michelle Mason. National Film Board of
Canada (2005).

About War Resisters Campaign Canada: www.resisters.ca  - LET THEM STAY
For more information about Nova Scotia Tour, please contact Halifax Peace
Coalition:
(Web) www.halifaxpeacecoalition.ca
(Email) hfxpeace_AT_chebucto.ca
(Facebook) "Halifax Peace Coalition"

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