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Lockheed Martin and the Economic Threats of Military Spending from Stealth Fighters to Warships

- 1:30pm
Thursday November 1 2012

Venue: Lord Dalhousie Room
Address: Henry Hicks Arts & Admin Building (with clock tower), 6299 South Street, Halifax
Cost: Free
Accessibility: Yes

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Free public discussions about military spending and defence procurement in Canada. William Hartung will talk about his new book “Prophets of War: Lockheed Martin and the Making of the Military-Industrial Complex” and reveal the economic and social risks of the Canadian government buying the F-35 Stealth Fighters and new warships. The talk will include a discussion about the rise of Lockheed Martin, the world’s largest weapons manufacturer, in Nova Scotia under the provincial government’s business growth strategy.



BIO: William Hartung is the Director of the Common Defense Campaign and Arms & Security Project at the Centre for International Policy in Washington D.C. He is the author of the new book Prophets of War: Lockheed Martin and the Making of the Military-Industrial Complex (Nation Books paperback, 2012). He is also the co-editor, with Miriam Pemberton, of Lessons from Iraq: Avoiding the Next War (Paradigm Press, 2008). His previous books include And Weapons for All (HarperCollins, 1995), a critique of U.S. arms sales policies from the Nixon through Clinton administrations. From July 2007 through March 2011, Hartung was the director of the Arms and Security Initiative at the New America Foundation. Prior to that, he served as the director of the Arms Trade Resource Center at the World Policy Institute. He also worked as a speechwriter and policy analyst for New York State Attorney General Robert Abrams. Hartung’s articles on security issues have appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, The Nation, and the World Policy Journal. He has been a featured expert on national security issues on CBS 60 Minutes, NBC Nightly News, the Lehrer Newshour, CNN, Fox News, and scores of local, regional, and international radio outlets. He blogs for the Huffington Post. His latest publications include “Myths vs. Realities of Pentagon Spending” (July 2012) and “Bombs Versus Budgets: Inside the Nuclear Weapons Lobby” (June 2012), which are both available for free online. For more information about Hartung and his work, please visit: http://www.ciponline.org/about-us/experts-staff/william_hartung


Books will be available for sale at the events and in advance from King’s Co-op Bookstore, 6350 Coburg Rd.  


Organized by the Department of Political Science at Saint Mary’s University, the Centre for Foreign Policy Studies at Dalhousie University, and the Halifax Peace Coalition.


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