SATURDAY, November 17, 2012, 1:00 pm
Halifax Peace & Freedom Park (formerly Cornwallis Park), Hollis & South Sts.
Organized by: No Harbour For War. Endorsed by: Halifax Peace Coalition, Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW), Nova Scotia Public Interest Group (NSPIRG), Food Not Bombs (More to follow) Continue reading
BIG POWERS intent on invading and waging war on a sovereign country or countries, in order to gain hegemony over a region of the world, must first create public opinion for so doing, including denigrating and demonising a whole people. Such was the role played by the writer Salman Rushdie with his book The Satanic Verses published in 1988, which insulted Islam and gravely disturbed and provoked its followers. What followed is justified and grotesquely glamorised in Rushdie’s latest book, Joseph Anton, an autobiographical work focussing on his decade under police protection, the title being his assumed name during that period. This new book is currently being massively promoted. Continue reading