With the recent events in Ferguson, MO (as at the G20 in Toronto in the summer of 2010), the reality of militarization of police, equipment and tactics has come to North America. Jeff Halper speaks to this phenomenon in the larger perspective of a “Global Pacification System”. He is a long-time activist, writer and commentator on Israel-Palestine known for his writing on the concepts and practice of “matrix of control,” and “people warehousing” as practised by Israel on the Palestinian population in the Occupied Palestinian Territory; especially in Gaza.
Jeff Halper is an Israeli peace activist and Nobel Prize Nominee. Co-Founder and Director of the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions (ICAHD).
Halper has been advocating for the human rights of Palestinians for decades, educating audiences around the world and actively resisting policies of dispossession in the Occupied Palestinian Territory through the work of ICAHD.
Greg Albo teaches political economy at the Department of Political Science at York University in Toronto. Co-editor of A Different Kind of State: Popular Power and Democratic Administration and author of numerous articles in journals such as Studies in Political Economy, Socialist Register, Canadian Dimension, and Monthly Review. Professor Albo is also on the executive of the Centre for Social Justice in Toronto.
Robert Latham is director of the Centre for International and Security Studies, and associate professor of Political Science, at York University in Toronto.
Tour sponsors include the United Network for Justice and Peace in Palestine and Israel (UNJPPI), Independent Jewish Voices (IJV) – Canada, United Jewish People’s Order (UJPO), and Canadian Friends of Sabeel.
The January 22, 2015 event is also sponsored by Canadian Dimension magazine, Centre for Social Justice and Science for Peace.