No to Canadian Participation in U.S.-Led Wars of Terror! No to Criminalization of Dissent!
— public discussion —
What is to become of Canadians’ rights?
Monday, Nov. 3, 5–7 pm
Just Us! Cafe, 5896 Spring Garden Road, Halifax
Exploiting the tragic events earlier this month in Quebec and Ottawa, the Harper regime declared war last week on “Islamic extremism” in Iraq under the leadership of the Obama administration. But, now that this country has become an open warmonger in the U.S. camp, what is to become of Canadians’ rights? Join us in an important public discussion.
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Pan-Africanism in a Global Perspective: Africa & the Diaspora, 1919-1939
A Public Lecture by acclaimed African Historian Dr. Hakim Adi
Friday, Nov. 14, 7 pm
Room 1014, Kenneth Rowe Building
Dalhousie University, 6100 University Avenue
Dr. Adi will discuss the development of Pan Africanism, while addressing the legacy and relevance of Pan Africanism to the the current struggle for liberation, social justice and emancipation.
Dr. Adi will also present his most recent book: Pan-Africanism and Communism: The Communist International, Africa and the Diaspora, 1919-1939 (2013).
Dr. Adi is the author of several books on Pan-Africanism and African history. He is a founding member of the Black and Asian Studies Association, which he chaired for several years, and he currently lectures in African History at the University of Chichester, United Kingdom.
This is a free event and is organized by the JRJ Chair of Black Canadian Studies, Dalhousie University. Sponsors include Halifax-Dartmouth & District Labour Council, the Transition Year Program, Dalhousie University and the No Harbour For War editorial committee.
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WARMONGERS NOT WELCOME IN HALIFAX!
Oppose the Halifax War Conference!
SATURDAY, NOV. 22, 2014, 1 pm
Halifax Peace & Freedom Park (formerly Cornwallis Park) Hollis & South Sts., Halifax
The 6th annual Halifax International Security Forum will be convened on November 21-23 as a platform for warmongering and empire building of U.S. imperialism and the NATO bloc, in which the Harper Government is fully embroiled.Ü
Warmongers from more than 60 countries will join U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, Sen. John McCain, Canadian Defence Minister Rob Nicholson and some 300 others at the Washington, DC -based Forum “to learn from each other, share opinions, generate new ideas, and put them into action.”
The first 2009 forum was dedicated to popularizing NATO’s then new “security doctrine.” Ensuing forums have provided a stage to justify NATO’s “humanitarian intervention” in Libya and Africa, Syria and Iran. Closely following the NATO’s Summit in September at Newport, Wales this forum will no doubt further the dark plans of NATO to attack and destroy the Assad government in Syria under the guise of destroying ISIL “Islamic terrorism”, and to use Ukraine as a battering ram and platform on which to foster major aggression against Russia.
The warmongering forums also form the venue for the United States to form new military arrangements to integrate the Canadian Forces under its command. In 2009, US Secretary of State Robert Gates announced that US Marines would henceforth exercise in the Arctic to “defend Canadian sovereignty.” In 2011, Hagel announced that Canada had signed a still secret protocol to join Obama’s Asia Pivot strategy aimed at China and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.
The forum has increasingly put on the table the issue of “energy security” – to ensure that Canadian oil and gas production and export conform with the plans of the U.S. and NATO, in which energy is viewed as a weapon against rival powers such as Russia. Taking into account Fortress America or Fortress North America, the security perimeter agreement, part of the SPP agreement (Security and Prosperity Partnership Agreement of North America), their program is a union of North American monopolies in which all the working class and the resources of Canada and Mexico are annexed by the USA so as to compete more effectively with Europe for the domination of Asia.
The HISF is a 100 per cent U.S. operation lock, stock and barrel, paid for by millions of our tax dollars handed over by the Harper government to the US organizers. The agenda is one of nation-wrecking and the usurping of decision-making in the sphere of foreign and military policy of Canada, as shown by the fact that the offices of the HISF are located at 1717 Rhode Island Avenue NW, Washington, DC. This necessitates the elimination of the opposition and resistance of the workers and peoples including the First Nations to the unrestrained plunder of our land, labour and resources.
It is unacceptable that Halifax, or any Canadian city, be used as a venue to plan further crimes against the peace and the peoples of the world. Bring your banners, bring your music and statements, and most of all bring your friends to oppose this war conference.
Join in on Facebook — Oppose the Halifax War Conference!
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— Also —
Join the weekly anti-war pickets
4-5 pm, Fridays (weather permitting)
at the corner of Spring Garden Rd. & Barrington St.
Let us together organize and prepare conditions for an anti-war government!
Events are either organized or co-sponsored by No Harbour for War