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3 Talon-Approved Events: Dec. 1-8

  1. Policing the Crisis: The Neoliberal Containment State in Canada

Hosted by The Mainlander as a part of the BC Convergence on Policing, this event seeks to take a look at coercive tactics used by the Canadian neoliberal “Containment State” including police violence, colonial practices, exploitation, and a policy of mass incarceration in tandem with a strengthening prison-industrial complex.

“In this context,” write the organizers “it is urgent for communities to come together to share strategies for resistance at the local level, and to create unity for a powerful response”


Kabir Joshi-Vijayan

Jenn Allan

Aiyanas Ormond


Monday, 1 December, 7pm

Room 1700, SFU Harbour Centre, 515 W Hastings St., Vancouver, Unceded Coast Salish Territories

 2. Panel discussion of Naomi Klein’s new book: “This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate”

In her latest work, Naomi Klein thinks about the potential for a complete overall of the capitalist system as a way to halt climate change. This panel discussion takes up this topic and examines some key questions: “What does it mean to change everything? What hope is there of changing the capitalist system in time? What are the choices that we need to be making now, each of us?”

An exceptional group of local panelists will be speaking for this event – Not to be missed:

Anjali Appadurai

Stephen Collis

Brad Hornick

Lynne Quarmby

Harsha Walia


Tuesday, 2 December, 7pm

Exhibition Hall, Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre, 181 Roundhouse Mews, Vancouver, Unceded Coast Salish Territories

 3. Not Half Bad + guests @ Rainbow connection

Punk show for 5$! Featuring:

Not Half Bad (Fort Worth, Texas)

Sightlines (Victoria)

Poor Form (Vancouver)

Sweet Dee


Thursday, 4 December, 8pm

Rainbow Connection, Vancouver, Unceded Coast Salish Territories


  • Anonymous

    Just to let you know, in front of each event is a bullet point labelled one. I think it should be sequential.