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Fighting Dirty book launch with Poh-Gek Forkert

  • October 1st, 2017, 3:00pm–5:00pm
  • SpindleTree Gardens, 6248 County Road 4, Tamworth, ON, Canada (map)

Fighting Dirty tells the story of how one small group of farmers, small-town residents, and Indigenous people fought the world’s largest waste disposal company to stop them from expanding a local dumpsite into a massive land fill. As one of the experts brought in to assess the impact the toxic waste would have on the community, Poh-Gek Forkert was part of the adventures and misadventures of their decades-long fight.Join Dr. Poh-Gek Forkert and members of the Concerned Citizens Committee of Tyendinaga and Environs (who are featured in the book) for the launch of this exciting book.

Fighting Dirty is an inspiring read for all activists battling against the money and power of corporations. It joins Charlie Angus’ book, Unlikely Radicals, in showing that when a small group of determined committed citizens don’t give up , leaders, and unexpected opportunity will emerge. When the cause is just, good people can win.” David Suzuki, co-founder, The David Suzuki Foundation.

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