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An afternoon with Inanna authors Carrianne Leung and Lisa de Nikolits

Saturday, April 26, 2014 - 4:00pm

Location

Raw Sugar Cafe
692 Somerset St W.
Ottawa, ON
Canada
45° 24' 39.8196" N, 75° 42' 23.85" W

Join authors Carrianne Leung and Lisa de Nikolits to chat about their new books The Wondrous Woo and The Witchdoctor’s Bones.


Indigenous resistance in the face of Canadian colonialsim

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Author James Daschuk discusses Canada's history of disease, deliberate starvation, ethnic cleansing, tar sands expansion, neglect of treaties and a legacy of colonialism of First Nations.

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'Clearing the Plains' confronts Canada's colonialism

Clearing the Plains: Disease, Politics of Starvation, and the Loss of Aboriginal Life

by James Daschuk
(University of Regina Press,
2013;
$39.95)

Official bicentennial celebrations of the "affable drunk" who founded Canada will likely mask John A. Macdonald's history of racism and deliberate starvation of First Nations, and similar policies continue today with the tar sands and fracking expansion.

James Daschuk, author of Clearing the Plains: Disease, Politics of Starvation, and the Loss of Aboriginal Life, addresses Canada's history of disease, deliberate starvation, ethnic cleansing, tar sands expansion, neglect of treaties and a legacy of colonialism that continues today.

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'Profiting Without Producing' stands to restrain finance and fight for socialism

Profiting Without Producing: How Finance Exploits Us All

by Costas Lapavitsas
(Verso Books,
2014;
$34.95)

Economics professor Costas Lapavitsas' new book Profiting Without Producing: How Finance Exploits Us All, delving into the elusive world of finance, that place where fortunes are made seemingly out of nothing, but with such dramatic impact on the world economy. Lapavitsas tackles one of the most innovative and perhaps most controversial concepts in political economy: financialization. Aaron Leonard recently corresponded with professor Lapavitsas via email to ask him about his new book and its wider implications.

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Capitalism needs to be disassembled, but first we need to know what it is

Photo: flickr/Nigel Hanlon
'Disassembly Required' is an excellent primer for anyone who knows they don't like capitalism, but don't know the history, how it works or how to critique it.

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'Disassembly Required' dismantles capitalism and builds new ideas about resistance

Disassembly Required: A Field Guide to Actually Existing Capitalism

by Geoff Mann
(AK Press,
2013;
$14.95)

Geoff Mann is the author of Disassembly Required: A Field Guide to Actually Existing Capitalism, which acts as a primer on economics 101 and speaks to those people who are not comfortable with the status quo, confused about the state of things and trying to imagine a different system.

Aaron Leonard recently corresponded with Professor Mann via email to examine the book and dig deeper into some of the popular explanations it offers. This is an edited version of their original conversation.

 

Who are you hoping to reach with this book?

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Singing songs for the people: James Connolly comes to life in a new book of revolutionary songs

Image: Mat Callahan

PM Press has just released Songs of Freedom: The James Connolly Song Book, edited by Mat Callahan, with an introduction by Theo Dorgan and foreward by James Connolly Heron.

Connolly, was an Irish revolutionary leader executed for his role in the Easter Uprising of 1916. He was also a passionate lyricist, penning numerous revolutionary songs as well as popularizing others. While his memory and work are retained in the collective consciousness in certain quarters -- not the least being Ireland -- much of this body of work has been diffused if not up to now, lost outright.

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Montreal revolutionaries, Canadian security and race: An interview with author David Austin

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Cyberbulling, poor working conditions, health implications: Why are we so in love with social media?

#lightwebdarkweb: Three Reasons to Reform Social Media B4 it Re-forms Us

by Raffi Cavoukian
(Homeland Press,
2013;
$15.95)

Raffi Cavoukian is the world’s best known children’s troubadour. He is a staple of modern childhood. Both the Washington Post and the Toronto Star call him "the most popular children’s entertainer in the western world."

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