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CIDA funds used to promote Canadian mining interests overseas

December 3, 2016
| Yves Engler says the Canadian International Development Agency has been using public money to assist Canadian mining interests in Africa and Latin America. Yves Engler is author of Canada in Africa.
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Toronto Caribana Festival, 2011
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The ugly truth about Stephen Harper's foreign policy

The Ugly Canadian: Stephen Harper's Foreign Policy

by Yves Engler
(Fernwood Publishing co-published with Red Publishing,
2012;
$19.95)

For a long time now, there has been a serious weakness on the part of progressive movements in the most over-developed countries of the world. The ability to recognize that so much of the privileges we enjoy, but that governments and corporations enjoy even more so, comes from years of exploitation, subjugation and extreme levels of violence towards countries of the Global South, but too often, our history and continued practice of imperialism is either forgotten or ignored.  In The Ugly Canadian, Yves Engler sets out to provide "a small spark in lighting a fire of interest in Canadian foreign policy."

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Progressive Voices

The Ugly Canadian: Stephen Harper's Foreign Policy

November 5, 2012
| I speak with Yves Engler, award winning author and activist, on his latest book entitled "The Ugly Canadian: Stephen Harper's Foreign Policy."
Length: 10:39 minutes (9.75 MB)
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Lester Pearson's Peacekeeping: The Truth May Hurt

May 3, 2012
| 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.
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The truth about Lester Pearson's peacekeeping

Lester Pearson’s Peacekeeping: The Truth May Hurt

Lester Pearson’s Peacekeeping: The Truth May Hurt

by Yves Engler
(Fernwood Publishing,
2012;
$15.95)

In his new book, Yves Engler sets to demolish the near saintly status of Lester Bowles ("Mike") Pearson in the public sphere, Canadian foreign policy circles and even on the social democratic left. And in the process, he takes on the much repeated slogan that "the world needs more of Canada."

Much like Noam Chomsky who provides a forward to Lester Pearson's Peacekeeping, the author relies mostly on the excellent but largely unread scholarship plus the former PM's own statements in Parliament and in memos to successfully establish a case.

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Driving for a car free future

Stop Signs: Cars and Capitalism: On the Road to Economic, Social and Ecological Decay

by Bianca Mugyenyi and Yves Engler
(Fernwood Publishing,
2011;
$19.95)

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Today cars are everywhere in our lives, on city streets, printed on glossy magazines pages, flickering on TV screens, referenced in pop songs and embedded in mainstream political discourse.

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The world's most powerful

Power - Donald Savoie

Power: Where is it?

by Donald J. Savoie
(McGill-Queen's University Press,
2010;
$29.95)

Someone reading People magazine might conclude that Tom Cruise and Sandra Bullock run Hollywood. While they're certainly influential, so are the directors and producers behind the scenes as well as the financiers and studios that decide what films get made. To truly understand the movie industry, one should investigate the cultural context from which it operates and the economic principles that drive it, divorced from any individual.

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YVES ENGLER--A PROPAGANDA SYSTEM: HOW CANADA'S GOVERNMENT, CORPORATIONS, MEDIA AND ACADEMIA SELL WAR AND EXPLOITATION

Wednesday, November 16, 2016 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Location

Room 105, Harry Hickman Building, University of Victoria
3800 Finnerty Road
Victoria, BC
Canada
48° 25' 42.3156" N, 123° 21' 56.3184" W

Canadian author, journalist and activist, Yves Engler, discusses his latest book — A Propaganda System: How Canada’s Government, Corporations, Media and Academia Sell War and Exploitation.  Q&A to follow.

Organised by Victoria Peace Coalition and hosted by UVic's Social Justice Studies Programme.

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