Between the Lines

Between the Lines

40 years of books without bosses, 1977-2017

Events

  • Books, Beer, and Birthday Cake

    Glad Day Bookshop, 499 Church Street, Toronto, ON

    Books, Beer, and Birthday Cake: Three independent publishers. Three landmark anniversaries. One party!

    Join us as we collectively celebrate our authors and our publishing accomplishments at the oldest LGBTQ indie bookstore in the world (very near to the Ryerson campus). In 2017, University of Manitoba Press turns 50, Between the Lines turns 40, and Fernwood Publishing turns 25.

    Come out for an evening of revelry. We’ll have refreshments, door prizes (surprises), and more!

  • Ottawa and Empire Ottawa book launch

    Octopus Books, 116 Third Ave, Ottawa, ON

    In June 2009, the democratically elected president of Honduras was kidnapped and whisked out of the country while the military and business elite consolidated a coup d’etat. To the surprise of many, Canada implicitly supported the coup and assisted the coup leaders in consolidating their control over the country.

    Since the coup, Canada has increased its presence in Honduras, even while the country has been plunged into a human rights catastrophe, highlighted by the assassination of prominent Indigenous activist Berta Cáceres in 2016. Drawing from the Honduran experience, Ottawa and Empire:Canada and the Military Coup in Honduras makes it clear that Canada has emerged as an imperial power in the 21st century.

    Tyler Shipley is professor of Culture, Society, and Commerce at the Humber Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning. He is an Associate Fellow with the Centre for Research on Latin America and the Caribbean (CERLAC). He has written for academic journals and local and mainstream media across North America and Europe.

  • Ottawa and Empire Winnipeg book launch

    McNally Robinson Grant Park Shopping Centre, 1120 Grant Ave, travel alcove., Winnipeg, MB

    In June 2009, the democratically elected president of Honduras was kidnapped and whisked out of the country while the military and business elite consolidated a coup d’etat. To the surprise of many, Canada implicitly supported the coup and assisted the coup leaders in consolidating their control over the country.

    Since the coup, Canada has increased its presence in Honduras, even while the country has been plunged into a human rights catastrophe, highlighted by the assassination of prominent Indigenous activist Berta Cáceres in 2016. Drawing from the Honduran experience, Ottawa and Empire makes it clear that Canada has emerged as an imperial power in the 21st century.

    Tyler Shipley is professor of Culture, Society, and Commerce at the Humber Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning. He is an Associate Fellow with the Centre for Research on Latin America and the Caribbean (CERLAC).

  • Kevin Mckay on “Radical Transformation” in Toronto

    Toronto Reference Library, Hinton Learning Theatre (3rd floor) 789 Yonge St, , Toronto, ON

    Radical Transformation:Oligarchy, Collapse, and the Crisis of Civilization is a story about industrial civilization’s impending collapse, and about the possibilities of averting this fate. Human communities first emerged as egalitarian, democratic groups that existed in symbiotic relationship with their environments. Increasing complexity led to the emergence of oligarchy, in which societies became captive to the logic of domination, exploitation, and ecological destruction. The challenge facing us today is to build a movement that will radically transform civilization and once more align our evolutionary trajectory in the direction of democracy, equality, and ecological sustainability.

    “Kevin MacKay has produced an eyes-wide-open account of our civilizational crisis with rare honesty and integrity. His Radical Transformation embodies a radicalism in the best sense of going to the root of the matter and its implications for our embattled species. He moves effortlessly from the local to the universal and back again to tease out our human foibles and possibilities. A cri de ceour for sense and sanity in the face of the bulldozers of mindless growth.” – Richard Swift, author of S.O.S.: Alternatives to Capitalism

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