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January 2017

Talk: The Economy of Revenge & the Prospects for Social Justice

January 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Halifax Central Library,
5440 Spring Garden Road
Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada
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A free public talk by Max Haiven, hosted by the Halifax Public Libraries Central Branch and the The Radical Imagination Project. We have been told that the economy is a realm of rational calculations. But global capitalism seems to be taking vengeance on the world and its people, and racist, authoritarian revenge politics are on the rise. Is there hope for social justice? Max Haiven is Canada Research Chair in Culture, Media, and Social Justice at Lakehead University in Northwest…

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Beyond “Resistance in the Time of Trump”

January 28 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

                                  How can we move beyond both the fascist “alt-right” and a bankrupt (neo)liberalism toward a collectively liberated society with justice and democracy for all? Join us for a follow-up event to "Resistance in the Time of Trump" focusing on organizing, action, and building a radical, grassroots resistance in dangerous times. The event will begin with short presentations (5 minutes each) from invited speakers…

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Screening: A Place Called Chiapas

January 30 @ 6:30 pm - 8:45 pm
Halifax Central Library,
5440 Spring Garden Road
Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada
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                      Join us for a free public screening of A PLACE CALLED CHIAPAS (1998, 92 minutes) https://www.cinemapolitica.org/film/place-called-chiapas Halifax Central Library, Room 301 A PLACE CALLED CHIAPAS is a documentary film of first-hand accounts of the Ejército Zapatista de Liberación Nacional (EZLN, the Zapatista Army of National Liberation or Zapatistas) and the lives of its soldiers and the people for whom they fight. Director Nettie Wild takes the viewer to rebel…

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February 2017

Screening: In the Shadow of Borders

February 6 @ 6:30 pm - 8:45 pm
Halifax Central Library,
5440 Spring Garden Road
Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada
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                  Join us for a free public screening of IN THE SHADOW OF BORDERS (2015, 37 minutes) https://www.cinemapolitica.org/film/shadow-borders Halifax Central Library, Room 301 Is Canada the welcoming country for migrants it likes to call itself? IN THE SHADOW OF BORDERS challenges this myth and, through personal stories of detention, denial of essential services, labour exploitation and deportation, exposes how precarious are the lives of those without status. By connecting histories—of indigenous sovereignty,…

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Screening: The Crossing

February 27 @ 6:30 pm - 8:45 pm
Halifax Central Library,
5440 Spring Garden Road
Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada
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                      Join us for a free public screening of THE CROSSING (2015, 55 minutes) https://www.cinemapolitica.org/film/crossing Halifax Central Library, Paul O'Regan Hall THE CROSSING tells the difficult story of individuals forced into displacement and takes us along on one of the most dangerous journeys of our time with a group of Syrians fleeing war and persecution, crossing a sea, two continents and five countries, searching for a home to rekindle the…

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March 2017

Screening: The Prison in Twelve Landscapes

March 6 @ 6:30 pm - 8:45 pm
Halifax Central Library,
5440 Spring Garden Road
Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada
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                      Join us for a free public screening of THE PRISON IN TWELVE LANDSCAPES (2016, 87 minutes) https://www.cinemapolitica.org/film/prison-twelve-landscapes Halifax Central Library, Room 301 The screening will be followed by facilitated discussion with special guest Ardath Whynacht. THE PRISON IN TWELVE LANDSCAPES excavates the hidden geographies of the modern prison system by offering a film about the prison in which we never see an actual penitentiary. Instead, the film unfolds as…

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Screening: Colonization Road

March 20 @ 6:30 pm - 8:45 pm
Halifax Central Library,
5440 Spring Garden Road
Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada
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                      Join us for a free public screening of COLONIZATION ROAD (2016, 47minutes) https://www.cinemapolitica.org/film/colonization-road Halifax Central Library, Room 301 COLONIZATION ROAD unearths the history of the Public Lands Act of 1853 — its impact on First Nations, treaties, land and the expansion of "Canadian" settlement. Anishinaabe comedian and activist Ryan McMahon follows a few roads, one in his own home town of Fort Frances, Ontario, where the main drag is…

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