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  • Halifax Book Launch: Unearthing Justice & Panel on Sustainable Alternatives to Mining

    6036 Coburg Road, Halifax, NS

    Between the Lines, the Nova Scotia Environmental Network and the Ecology Action Center present the Halifax Launch Joan Kuyek’s new book, Unearthing Justice: How to Protect Your Community from the Mining Industry. Joan’s talk will be followed by a panel discussion on sustainable alternatives to mining, featuring Heather Johannessen of the Centre for Local Prosperity, Peter Puxley of the Campaign to Protect Offshore Nova Scotia and John Perkins of Sustainable Northern Nova Scotia.

    Doors open 1:00pm, Joan Kuyek book talk at 1:15pm, book signing 2:00 – 2:30pm, panel at 2:30pm

    To RSVP via Facebook click here.

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

    For more information, contact WaterNotGold2019@gmail.com

  • Tatamagouche Book Launch: Unearthing Justice

    Tatamagouche Public Library 170 Main Street., Tatamagouche, NS

    Between the Lines, Sustainable Northern Nova Scotia, and the North Shore Chapter of the Council of Canadians present the Tatamagouche launch of Joan Kuyek’s new book, “Unearthing Justice: How to Protect Your Community from the Mining Industry.”

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

    Please contact SuNNSmovement@gmail.com if you have any questions.

    Co-Sponsor: SuNNS is a group of concerned citizens on the North Shore that has a collective vision and strategy to encourage sustainable, locally driven community and economic development.

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  • 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.

  • Winnipeg Book Launch: Unearthing Justice

    515 Portage Avenue, Bulman Centre, Winnipeg, MB

    Joan Kuyek, community organizer, author and co-founder of MiningWatch Canada, will be launching her latest book, Unearthing Justice: How To Protect Your Community from the Mining Industry in Winnipeg on Tuesday, November 5th, 2019 at the University of Winnipeg - Bulman Centre.

    About Unearthing Justice

    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.

    Sponsored by:

    Camp Morning Star Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives - Manitoba Manitoba Eco-Network Manitoba Energy Justice Coalition Manitoba Wildlands Wa Ni Ska Tan What the Frack Manitoba Wilderness Committee

    For more information: 204-947-6511 or info@mbeconetwork.org

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