Between the Lines

Between the Lines

40 years of books without bosses, 1977-2017

Events

  • Toronto Book Launch: Unearthing Justice

    Another Story Book Shop, 315 Roncesvalles Ave. Toronto ON , Toronto, ON

    Between the Lines, Another Story Bookshop, and The Mining Injustice Solidarity Network (MISN) present the Toronto launch of Unearthing Justice: How to Protect Your Community from the Mining Industry, Joan Kuyek in conversation with Judy Rebick.

    Doors open 7:00pm Joan Kuyek in conversation with Judy Rebick at 7:15pm Book signing 8:00-8:30pm

    To RSVP via Facebook Click Here

    All welcome. Light refreshments will be served. Free event.

    There is a stop gap ramp and e-door for entry, but unfortunately Another Story does not have a wheelchair accessible bathroom. The nearest no-stair bathroom is at Round the Horn, a block north from the location - there is an existing agreement that Another Story customers are welcomed there for bathroom use.

    Please contact info@btlbooks.com if you have any questions.

    Book Description:

    The mining industry continues to be at the forefront of colonial dispossession around the world. It controls information about its intrinsic costs and benefits, propagates myths about its contribution to the economy, shapes government policy and regulation, and deals ruthlessly with its opponents.

    Brimming with case studies, anecdotes, resources, and illustrations, Unearthing Justice exposes the mining process and its externalized impacts on the environment, Indigenous Peoples, communities, workers, and governments. But, most importantly, the book shows how people are fighting back. Whether it is to stop a mine before it starts, to get an abandoned mine cleaned up, to change laws and policy, or to mount a campaign to influence investors, Unearthing Justice is an essential handbook for anyone trying to protect the places and people they love.

    Joan Kuyek is a community-focused mining analyst and organizer living in Ottawa. She was the founding National Coordinator of MiningWatch Canada from 1999-2009 and continues to do work for MiningWatch and for a number of communities affected by mining.

    Judy Rebick is one of Canada’s best-known feminists. She is the former president of the National Action Committee on the Status of Women and was a spokesperson for the pro-choice campaign that won legal abortion in Canada in the 1980’s. A long-time writer and journalist she is the founding publisher of rabble. Judy’s newest book is the memoir Heroes in My Head

    Co-Sponsor: The Mining Injustice Solidarity Network (MISN) is a Toronto-based activist group that works to draw attention to and resist the harmful practices of the Canadian mining industry. In solidarity with affected communities around the world, we educate the Canadian public about mining injustice, advocate in support of self-determination in mining-impacted communities, and agitate against corporate impunity.

  • Saint John Book Launch: Unearthing Justice

    Five and Dime, 34 Grannan St., Saint John, NB

    Between the Lines presents the Saint John book launch of Unearthing Justice: How to Protect Your Community from the Mining Industry

    Join author and activist Joan Kuyek for a discussion about her latest book.

    When: 5:30pm, Wednesday, October 23

    Where: Five and Dime, 34 Grannan St., Saint John, New Brunswick

    Book Description:

    The mining industry continues to be at the forefront of colonial dispossession around the world. It controls information about its intrinsic costs and benefits, propagates myths about its contribution to the economy, shapes government policy and regulation, and deals ruthlessly with its opponents.

    Brimming with case studies, anecdotes, resources, and illustrations, Unearthing Justice exposes the mining process and its externalized impacts on the environment, Indigenous Peoples, communities, workers, and governments. But, most importantly, the book shows how people are fighting back. Whether it is to stop a mine before it starts, to get an abandoned mine cleaned up, to change laws and policy, or to mount a campaign to influence investors, Unearthing Justice is an essential handbook for anyone trying to protect the places and people they love.

    Joan Kuyek is a community-focused mining analyst and organizer living in Ottawa. She was the founding National Coordinator of MiningWatch Canada from 1999-2009 and continues to do work for MiningWatch and for a number of communities affected by mining.

    Please contact info@btlbooks.com if you have any questions.

  • Fredericton Book Launch: Unearthing Justice

    The Abbey Cafe, 546 Queen St. , Fredericton, NB

    Between the Lines presents the Fredericton book launch of Unearthing Justice: How to Protect Your Community from the Mining Industry

    Join author and activist Joan Kuyek for a discussion about her latest book.

    When: 7:00pm, Thursday, October 24

    Where: The Abbey Cafe, 546 Queen St. Fredericton, New Brunswick

    Book Description:

    The mining industry continues to be at the forefront of colonial dispossession around the world. It controls information about its intrinsic costs and benefits, propagates myths about its contribution to the economy, shapes government policy and regulation, and deals ruthlessly with its opponents.

    Brimming with case studies, anecdotes, resources, and illustrations, Unearthing Justice exposes the mining process and its externalized impacts on the environment, Indigenous Peoples, communities, workers, and governments. But, most importantly, the book shows how people are fighting back. Whether it is to stop a mine before it starts, to get an abandoned mine cleaned up, to change laws and policy, or to mount a campaign to influence investors, Unearthing Justice is an essential handbook for anyone trying to protect the places and people they love.

    Joan Kuyek is a community-focused mining analyst and organizer living in Ottawa. She was the founding National Coordinator of MiningWatch Canada from 1999-2009 and continues to do work for MiningWatch and for a number of communities affected by mining.

    Please contact info@btlbooks.com if you have any questions.

  • Toronto Book Launch: Radical Ambition The New Left in Toronto

    Pearl Harbourfront Chinese Cuisine, 2nd floor, 207 Queens Quay West, Toronto , ON

    Between the Lines presents the Toronto book launch of Radical Ambition The New Left in Toronto

    Join authors Peter Graham and Ian McKay for a discussion about their latest book.

    When: 5:00pm - 7:00pm, Saturday, November 2

    Where: Pearl Harbourfront Chinese Cuisine, 2nd floor, 207 Queens Quay West

    Book Description:

    Writing for Maclean’s magazine in 1965, Peter Gzowski saw something different about the new generation of the left. They were not the agrarian radicals of old. They did not meet in union halls. Nor were they like the Beatniks that Gzowski had rubbed shoulders with in college. “The radicals of the New Left, the young men and women … differ from their predecessors not only in the degree of their protest but in its kind. They are a new breed.”

    Members of the new left–this new breed of radicals–placed the ideals of self-determination and community at the core of their politics. As with all leftists, they sought to transcend capitalism. But in contrast to older formations, new leftists emphasized solidarity with national liberation movements challenging imperialism around the world. They took up organizational forms that anticipated – “prefigured,” some said – in their direct, grassroots, community-based democracy, the liberated world of the future.

    Radical Ambition is the first book to explore the history of this dynamic movement and reveal the substantial social changes it won for the people of Toronto.

    Peter Graham is an independent researcher and sessional instructor at McMaster University. His work examines municipal politics and the role of the left in Canada.

    Ian McKay is the L.R. Wilson Chair in Canadian History at McMaster University and the author of the award-winning Reasoning Otherwise: Leftists and the People’s Enlightenment in Canada, 1890–1920 and the co-author of Warrior Nation: Rebranding Canada in the Age of Anxiety.

    Please contact info@btlbooks.com if you have any questions.

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