The leaders who gathered in Normandy a week ago for D-Day's 70th anniversary missed the point. Military heroism is rarely as straightforward as on D-Day.
Jun 8, 2014
The Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Queen's University
36 University AvenueKingston , ON
Canada44° 13' 31.1808" N, 76° 29' 46.4856" W
This exhibition presents work by three artists who have recently been deployed to different conflict zones, embedded alongside Canadian troops as participants in the Canadian Forces Artists Program.
Under Harper, Ottawa has shown an enthusiasm for the institution of war, making something of a fetish out of celebrating Canada's war history and pumping up our military spending.
The image of Canada as a peacemaking nation has been tarnished by the war in Afghanistan. But many people would still be shocked to find out the extent to which Canada exports armaments.
A new book by Ian McKay and Jamie Swift argues that the myth of Canada as a peaceable kingdom has been replaced by the story of Canada as a nation of warriors.
Another Canada Day makes me recognize once again my gratitude to my family for choosing Canada while yet wondering why my country never lives up to its promise.
Independent journalist Tony Black dissects the mainstream narrative on the Rwandan genocide, highlighting past and current massacres by the Western-backed Rwandan Patriotic Front, and more.
A new book by activist Yves Engler says that far from being a peacekeeper, former prime minister Lester Pearson was a dedicated cold warrior and an ardent supporter of NATO.
Mar 29, 2012
W2 Media Cafe
111 West Hastings StreetVancouver , BC
Canada49° 16' 55.3728" N, 123° 6' 26.4744" W
British Columbia CA
Yves Engler will promote and provoke conversation on foreign policy both past and present.
Pearson was an ardent Cold Warrior who backed colonialism and apartheid in Africa, coups in Guatemala, Iran, and Brazil, and was an important contributor to the American war against Vietnam.