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posted by Hillary in on Jan 7, 2009 - View profile

Halifax

"Why We Fight"

Free Public Film Screening


7:30pm
Thursday January 15 2009

Venue: Rm. 224, Student Union Dalhousie University,
Address: 6136 University Ave. Halifax
Cost: FREE!

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Acclaimed filmmaker Eugene Jarecki, creates a sense of urgency and moves beyond the headlines to uncover the deeper answers behind the American war machine in WHY WE FIGHT - Winner of the Documentary Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival in 2005. Inspired by Dwight Eisenhower's legendary farewell speech, filmmaker Jarecki surveys the scorched landscape of a half-century's military adventures, asking how, and revealing why he believes that the nation of, by, and for the people has become the savings-and-loan of a system whose survival depends on a state of constant war. Jarecki explores the gap between perception and reality, and is concerned not only with the viewpoint of Americans, but also with the perspective of those on the receiving end of the US war machine.

We must question Canada's new military transformation "Fight with the Canadian Forces"? Why does Canada spend 20X more on the military than on the natural environment? Why are we fighting with the US-led NATO and killing in Afghanistan? Why was the Canadian public not consulted on the Canada First Defence Strategy that commits the federal government to spend $490 BILLION on the military over the next 20 years? Watch the film and find out more.

*Anniversary of former President General Dwight Eisenhower's Address on the Military Industrial Complex on January 17, 1961*

Organizer:hfxpeace@chebucto.ca

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