A Propaganda System, by Yves Engler: Book launch and discussion
OPIRG invites you to a presentation and discussion with author Yves Engler on his latest book release, A Propaganda System, dealing with Canada's exploitative foreign policy and how it is sold to its citizens.
Join us in room UCU 215 of the uOttawa University Center building. Free snacks and coffee and tea will be provided, as well as a chance to purchase the books.
Co-sponsors are NOWAR-PAIX, the Coalition to Oppose the Arms Trade, Rabble.ca and the Revolutionary Student Movement UOttawa.
About the Book
"A Propaganda System: How Canada's Government, Corporations, Media and Academia Sell War and Exploitation reveals why most Canadians believe their country is a force for good in the world, despite a long history of supporting empire, racism and exploitation. The book details the vast sums Global Affairs Canada, Veterans Affairs and the Department of National Defence spend articulating a one-sided version of Canada's foreign policy. With the largest PR machine in the country, the Canadian Forces promotes its worldview through a history department, university, journals, war commemorations, think tanks, academic programs and hundreds of public relations officers.
A Propaganda System traces the long history of government information control during war, including formal censorship, as well as extreme media bias on topics ranging from Haiti to Palestine, investment agreements to the mining industry. The book also details the corporate elite's funding for university programs and think tanks.
Written for ordinary Canadians interested in the structures impeding understanding of this country's role in the world, the book should be of interest to journalists curious about the institutions seeking to "spin" them, development workers dependent on government funds and academics interested in the foreign-policy establishment's influence on campus."
La présentation sera donnée en anglais. Une traduction chuchotée en français peut être offerte sur demande.
Please let us know if you require any accommodation for accessibility.
NOTE: We have changed the room to Fauteux 570 - the Human Rights and Education Centre.
Fauteux - Université d'Ottawa
57 Louis-Pasteur Private, Ottawa, ON, Canada