[Sust-mar] State of the Environment on PEI (April 22, 2008)

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Prince Edward Island Social Forums

The Institute for Bioregional Studies Ltd. (IBS), invites you to join our Tuesday Night Social Forums; 114 Upper Prince Street.   Each event begins at 7:00 p.m. and includes a presentation followed by informal discussion.  There is no fee however, participants are asked to bring something for potluck supper to share during the discussion. The intent is to build a community action network by sharing ideas and informing each other about issues affecting our future.

Please note that forum dates may be subject to change. Call (902-367-0390) to confirm the date, and your participation.

State of the Environment on PEI (April 22, 2008)
Conestoga-Rovers & Associates(CRA) is a technical service organization, committed to providing high quality, full-service engineering, environmental, construction, and IT services.
With 80 offices and more than 2,500 people working on projects around the world, CRA strives to support and improve communities living through their professional activities and as community members. Tonight, Richard MacEwen, CRA’s PEI representative, will facilitate a discussion on an environmental assessment of Prince Edward Island and what we can and should be doing to sustain it.

War Profiteering and the Military/Industrial Complex (May 6, 2008)
Iraq for Sale: The War Profiteers (DVD)  is the story of what happens when corporations go to war.
Acclaimed director Robert Greenwald (Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price, Outfoxed and Uncovered) takes you inside the lives of soldiers, truck drivers, widows and children who have been changed forever as a result of profiteering in the reconstruction of Iraq. Iraq for Sale uncovers the connections between private corporations making a killing in Iraq and the decision makers who allow them to do so.     

A Home Grown Strategy for Island Agriculture and Agri-Food (May 20, 2008)
The intent of this forum is to highlight the approaches taking place that are contributing to a strengthened agricultural and food system.  We’ll examine agriculture and agri-food policy from the perspective of impacts and issues that are felt at the community level. Moreover, we’ll discuss local and regional efforts that contribute to social, cultural, ecological and economic sustainability and the growing consumer demand for food products that are ethically and ecologically produced for Canadians by Canadian farmers making liveable incomes through value chains.

Distorted Morality    (June 3, 2008)
This DVD presents a scathing, yet fair and logical thesis by renowned scholar Noam Chomsky, that we are all hypocrites.   With academic precision and citation of real history (as opposed to biased written history), Chomsky sites, the reasons why America's post-9/11 war on terror is a logical impossibility.

Distorted Morality deserves the widest possible audience as, Chomsky's thesis has attained the chilling status of prophesy; his morality is crystal clear, immune to the obfuscation of politics and mainstream news.

From the back cover
Noam Chomsky is a renowned scholar, the founder of the modern science of linguistics, a philosopher, a political and social analyst, a media critic, an author of more than 70 books, a winner of numerous prizes and awards, and ranks with Marx, Shakespeare, and the Bible as one of the 10 most quoted sources in the humanities. In this remarkable DVD, Noam Chomsky offers a riveting but devastating critique of the current War on Terror--arguing, in fact, that it is a logistical impossibility for such a war to be taking place. Professor Chomsky presents his reasoning with astonishing and refreshing clarity, drawing from a wealth of historical knowledge and analysis. "Only those who are entirely ignorant of modern history will be surprised by the course of events, or by the justifications that are provided..." Anyone who is serious about trying to understand world events since September 11th cannot afford to miss this. 

We wish to thank the Canadian Community Economic Development Network 
for their financial assistance to host these events.
Phil Ferraro and Nancy Willis
Institute for Bioregional Studies Ltd.
114 Upper Prince Street, Charlottetown 
Prince Edward Island Canada  C1A 4S3
Permaculture, Community Development, and Leadership Training

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