World Peace Forum 2014: Imperialism, Resistance, and Alternatives

Presented by Simon Fraser University Labour Studies and the World Peace Forum Society

The World Peace Forum Society’s  7th Annual Teach-In

Date: Saturday, October 25, 2014.

Location: Simon Fraser University Harbour Centre – 515 West Hastings.

Registration will start at 8:30 am,  the first plenary will begin at 9:00 am,  the last will end at 6:00 pm. Over the course of the day there will be three plenary sessions and three sets of workshop sessions.

To access the event poster, please click here: WPF Workshops at Simon Fraser University (2014)

The plenary sessions are:

  • Déjà vu – How WWI Is used to justify imperialism today- Ingo Schmidt
  • Two Big Boys – NATO: The Cops of the World (Mahdi Nazemroaya); and China: Number Two and Trying Harder (Minqi Li)
  • Fortune Telling – Thoughts on the Coming Years with Minqi Li, Marta Harnecker, Mahdi Nazemroaya


Three series of four simultaneous workshops, arranged thematically:


  • China: Left or Right?
  • NATO Pushes East- What does the Ukraine Represent?
  • Latin America – Alternative or Partner?
  • South Africa – Neoliberalism with a Human Face?


  • The Chinese Labour Movement Today- and a report back from BC Fed visit to China
  • Euro-critics – Left AND Right
  • Health, Housing and Education- Defending the Right to Live
  • Arab Spring- What Season Are We In?


  • The Rise of the Working Class in China
  • Fundamentalists of All Countries Unite – The Reappearance of Everything Old
  • Bolivarian Revolution and ALBA at 10 Years
  • O Canada! Strategies for Change- A panel of activists from the electoral and extra-electoral movements for social change

Keynote Speakers

  • Ingo Schmidt – Academic Coordinator of Labour Studies in the Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies at Athabasca University.
  • Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya – Research Associate at the Centre for Research on Globalization and Canadian sociologist.
  • Minqi Li – Associate Professor of Economics at the University of Utah and Chinese political economist.
  • Marta Harnecker – Director of Memoria Popular Latinoamerica (MEPLA) and Chilean sociologist.

To access the event poster, please click here: WPF Workshops at Simon Fraser University (2014)

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About the author:

An award-winning author and geopolitical analyst, Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya is the author of The Globalization of NATO (Clarity Press) and a forthcoming book The War on Libya and the Re-Colonization of Africa. He has also contributed to several other books ranging from cultural critique to international relations. He is a Sociologist and Research Associate at the Centre for Research on Globalization (CRG), a contributor at the Strategic Culture Foundation (SCF), Moscow, and a member of the Scientific Committee of Geopolitica, Italy.

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