Imperialism, Resistance & Alternatives

100 Years After the Start of WWI

October 25, 2014    SFU Harbour Centre, Vancouver, BC, Canada

8:00-9:00         Registration at the door
9:00-10:00       Déjà vu: How WWI gets used to justify imperialism today      Ingo Schmidt
10:15-11:15        Imperialism:Reliable Allies?    4 Workshops to choose from:
China- Left or Right?    Yuezhi Zhao

NATO Pushes East- What Does the Ukraine Represent?     Roger Annis
Latin America- Alternative or Partner?         Marta Harnecker
South Africa- Neoliberalism with a Human Face?         Lawrence Boxall


11:30-12:30      Resistance         4 Workshops to choose from:
The Chinese Labour Movement  Today        Xinying Hu and Cathy Walker
Euro-critics, Left AND Right: Unraveling Troika-Power?        Ingo Schmidt

Housing, Health, and Education: Defending the Right to Live     Tara Ehrcke and Chris Shelton
Arab Spring, Winter or Fall?          Mahdi Nazemroaya and Mostafa Saber
12:30-1:30    LUNCH ON YOUR OWN
1:30-2:30       Two Big Boys: NATO – The Cops of the World; and CHINA – Number Two and Trying Harder   Mahdi Nazemroaya and Minqi Li


2:45-3:45      Alternatives           4 Workshops to choose from:
The Rise of the Working Class in China         Minqi Li
Fundamentalists of All Countries Unite: The Reappearance of Everything Old       Gary Cristall

Bolivarian Revolution and ALBA at 10 Years       Representative of the Consulate General of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela
Strategies for Change:  A panel of activists from the electoral and extra-electoral movements for change Nadia Santoro, Bill Hopwood, and Audrey Siegl
4:00-5:00      Fortune Telling: Thoughts on the Coming Years   Minqi Li and Marta Harnecker and  Mahdi Nazemroaya



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

Saturday Oct. 25, 2014, at 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.


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- Minqi Li, Marta Harnecker, Mahdi Nazemroaya

Workshops- 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

The names of speakers and facilitators for each workshop will be available in early September at our web site-




Remembrance Day

The World Peace Forum presents a film showing:

 All Quiet on the Western Front- 1930

A cinematic classic and powerful denunciation of war.

THE W.I.S.E. CLUB 1882 Adanac St. 1:00pm

 WPF 2014 Imperialism Resistance Alternatives Proposal-12a

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2014 Program

2014 Program