THE PAST IS A BATTLEGROUND
Sept 18 to Sept 23
Ten years ago, two planes crashed into the World Trade Centre buildings in New York City, inspiring the U.S.-led "War on Terror." Within months the U.S. invaded Afghanistan with Canadian military support. Two years later the U.S. invaded Iraq under the pretext of eliminating "weapons of mass destruction" that were never found. These military ventures, like so many others, affirm the simple truth about terrorism: states do it with far greater quantifiable devastation, and always well disguised as a force of good. To counter this violence and manipulation, activists around the world persistently research, educate and organize to dig deeper than media sound bytes and fight those who distort the truth for personal gain.
The tenth anniversary of September 11, 2001 reminds all of us that our conception of the past determines how we operate in the present. Join the Ontario Public Interest Research Group and the University of Toronto Students' Union for a week of events that will help us reveal the most accurate version of history, and prevent us from making the same mistakes twice.
All DisOrientation 2011 events are free and wheelchair accessible.
Full conference schedule at http://disorientation2011.org.
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