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Atlantic Gateway * Economic Crisis * Criminalization of Dissent

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Atlantic Gateway * Economic Crisis * Criminalization of Dissent

Atlantica * the Economic Crisis * Criminalization of Dissent

Saturday Feb 20th from 1:00 – 4:30pm
Rm 255 Sobey bdg, Saint Mary’s University
Free event, Free refreshments & food by Campus Action on Food
map: http://www.smu.ca/administration/admiss/campustour/campus-map.pdf

Summary:

A chance for workers, students and community members to discuss the
economic crisis at its roots, the Atlantic(a) Gateway and the
criminalization of dissent and how they are all connected. The
in-development Atlantic Gateway exploits Asian production to feed U.S.
consumption. It presents a serious threat to labour and environmental
standards in Atlantic Canada, an extension of the Free Trade model:
privatization, cuts to public spending, production being moved to
locations with cheap labour and low environmental standards. At the
same time, more public resources are used to quell dissent from
workers, students and the general public who speak out.

Brought to you by the Nova Scotia Public Interest Research Group, with
support from the Halifax and Dartmouth District Labour Council. Stay
tuned for full details on http://nspirg.org.
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* For those who want help build a resurgence in NSPIRG's resist
Atlantica /Atlantic Gateway campaign, please try and make this event.

PRESENTATIONS / DISCUSSIONS:
(more details to be filled in, stay tuned ... http://nspirg.org).

* Economic crisis - What drives capitalism? The mistaken analysis of
the crisis. Looking toward a new paradigm. Errol Sharpe, Fernwood
Publishing
* The Trouble with the Atlantic Gateway - Asaf Rashid, Campaigns
Coordinator at the NSPIRG
* (tentative) Defending the Land - Chief Hugh Akagi, Passamaquoddy nation
* Repression on campuses - Rebecca Rose, Maritimes Organizer for the
Canadian Federation of Students.
* Discriminating Tastes in Lawmaking - Shane Martinez, New Brunswick
based community organizer and law student
* Update on Atlantica protest trial


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