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The interconnections of natural resources, empire and labour run through the most central and conflict-ridden crises of our times: war, environmental degradation, impoverishment and plutocracy.
Dear Friends and Supporters,
Money Logging: On the Trail of the Asian Timber Mafia investigates what Gordon Brown has called ‘probably the biggest environmental crime of our times’—the massive destruction of the Borneo rainforest by Malaysian loggers.
Saturday November 8, 2014
St. Giles Presbyterian Church
Corner of Bank Street and First Avenue (enter off First Avenue)
Just follow the crowd of fun people!
Saturday, Nov. 8 2014
Raw Sugar Cafe
692 Somerset St W, Ottawa
In the past six years, over 80,000 people have been jailed, without charge or trial, with no end in sight. This includes children, who are detained or are separated indefinitely from their caregivers.
Presented by A B Series:
In collaboration with the Institute of African Studies at Carleton University, veteran analyst and activist John S.
Please note that this event is cancelled. One of our speaker, Irvin Jim, has an emergency meeting with his union, the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA).
Aplogoize for the inconvenience.
Taking advantage of James Daschuk coming to Ottawa to receive Sir John A.
During the past 20 years the food scene in Ottawa has changed from a landscape of pub grub-driven dining to a vibrant environment for trendy eateries and forward-thinking chefs.
When: Wednesday, October 29, 2014
The bombing of Hiroshima on August 6, 1945, brought radiation to international attention but the exact nature of what had been unleashed was still unclear to most.
In collaboration with Carleton University's Department of English and Literature, Octopus Books presents "Visitor, My Life in Canada" by Anthony Stewart. Anthony will be joined by Dr. Priscilla L.
Why did the world's newest country, South Sudan, sink into a devastating civil war less than three years after independence? How did the secession of its southern region affect the 'rump state', Sudan?
Norval Morrisseau (1932–2007), Ojibway shaman-artist, drew his first sketches at age six in the sand on the shores of Lake Nipigon, and his first paintings were in cheap watercolour on birch bark and moose hide.
On his last national tour, David Suzuki shares the wisdom of a life full of action and celebrates Canadians who are standing up for the people and places they love. A special evening of inspiration, music and learning.
In partnership with Grandmothers Advocacy Network (GRAN), we will be present at this interactive event with Sally Armstrong, award winning humanitarian, journalist and author.
Globetrotting or Global Citizenship? explores the broad range of international experiential learning options available to Canadian students, as well as the opportunities and the ethical dilemmas that come with them.
In collaboration with the Canadian Union of Postal Workers, Ottawa-Cuba Connections, the Canadian Network on Cuba and Frente para la Defensa de los Pueblos Hugo Chavez, Octopus presents a short lecture by Keith Bolender based on his latest book Cuba Under Siege, American Policy, the Revolution an
Sept. 26 2014
Raw Sugar Cafe
692 Somerset St W,
Resisting Canada’s Myths of War and Peacekeeping! We are launching three books under this common theme with author Jessica Squires, Luke Stewart, Sarah Hipworth & Stephen Dale!
In the spirit of Amy Tan’s international bestselling novel The Joy Luck Club, Mirrors and Mirages is an intricately woven, deftly told story that follows the lives of women and their daughters.