1:00 – 4:00 pm EST
In aiming to “develop and launch a comprehensive Indo-Pacific strategy” and strengthening ties to the US, the Trudeau government has signalled its intent to join US-led war preparations on the Asia Pacific and provoke China.
Join world-renowned linguist and lifetime anti-war activist Noam Chomsky in a webinar to consider the pitfalls of closer alignment with the US empire, and why diplomacy and working with China are the only option to meet the global challenges ahead. Either “Work Together or Perish Together”.
One of the most cited scholars alive, Noam Chomsky is considered a founder of modern linguistics and has published over 100 books, including his recent “Requiem for the American Dream”. Noam Chomsky has been an anti-war, anti-capitalist activist for over 60 years and continues to call to account liberal elites for propping up inherently unjust systems that have brought us to the brink of climate catastrophe and nuclear annihilation. Noam Chomsky taught linguistics at MIT from 1955-2017 and is currently a laureate professor of linguistics at the University of Arizona.
Responding to Noam Chomsky’s talk will be:
Elizabeth May, Parliamentary Leader of the Green Party of Canada. A life-long environmental activist, she represents Saanich-Gulf Islands on the territory of the W̱SÁNEĆ Nation.
Kimberley Wong| 黄壯慈 (she/they) is a queer Cantonese femme and activist in community organizing, climate justice, and anti-racism.
Joey Hartman is the past president of the Vancouver and District Labour Council. She was on labour delegations to China in 2006 and 2014 and remains active in the labour movement.
Sponsored by Canada-China Focus, a project of the Canadian Foreign Policy Institute and the Centre for Global Studies, with the support of the Centre for Asia-Pacific Initiatives.