Wednesday, October 29th from 4:00 – 6:00 pm in Room 140 of University College, 15 Kings College Circle, University of Toronto
From Africa to Europe to the Middle East to Latin America, the unspoken macro trend of U.S. intervention abroad is society destruction. Look, for example, forward and backward from the last manufactured crises geared to enable US-led ruin of another society – the “weapons of mass destruction of Iraq”, the “genocidal plans of the dictator … Read more Corporate Globalization and Society Destruction: Joining the Dots of War and Peace in Ukraine
I started working with the University of Toronto Beekeeping Education Enthusiast Society (U of T B.E.E.S.) student club in 2009 when a second year environmental studies student approached me with the idea of hosting honey bee hives on a rooftop at the university’s St. George campus. The student club is made up of a group … Read more U of T BEES
Despite the centrality that violence and “terrorism” play in geopolitics, few actually talk and listen at length to the people-on-the ground in these extreme situations. Maxine Kaufman-Lacusta has written an especially helpful book about such conversations. She herself is a Canadian Quaker-Jewish activist who lived in Jerusalem from 1988-95 and then interviewed Palestinians and Israeli … Read more Refusing to be Enemies: Palestinian and Israeli Nonviolent Resistance to the Israeli Occupation. By Maxine Kaufman-Lacusta, Ithaca Press 2010: Reading UK.
If it is true that the mathematics discussed in this book is applicable, the question naturally must arise: “Applicable for what?” In the preface to the mimeographed version of my Aarhus lectures, given while the Indochina War was still raging, I said: “It is impossible for me these days to write or lecture about mathematics … Read more Excerpt from the preface of "Stochastic Processes" by John W. Lamperti (Springer, 1977)
A recent film, The Lab , puts Israel’s weapons industry under the microscope. It can be said that Gaza, under the microscope, is the lab rat of Israel’s military/police complex. Gaza has been called the showcase for Israel’s expertise in asymmetric warfare – warfare that pits military / police / paramilitaries / mercenaries against civilian … Read more Gaza 2014: Speakable Atrocities, Speaking Up