Hearts and Mines: The US Empire’s Culture Industry

October 20, 2016

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Hearts and Mines: The US Empire’s Culture Industry

October 20, 2016
7:00 pm EST

Where: Beit Zatoun Cultural Centre, 612 Markham Street, Toronto with: * Tanner Mirrlees, Assistant Professor of Communication and Digital Media Studies, University of Ontario Institute of Technology, and * Scott Forsyth, Associate Professor of Cinema & Media Arts, York University. From Katy Perry training alongside US Marines in a music video, to the global box-office mastery of the US military-supported Transformers franchise, it’s clear that the US national security state is a dominant force in global media culture. How and why is this so?  Please join us for a discussion about the production, profit and  power of US Empires culture industry — a nexus between the US state and globalizing media firms and the source of entertainments that promote US Empire as a way of life around the world.  Refreshments will be served. All are welcome. Free. The event is co-sponsored by the Centre for Social Justice, the Global Labour Research Centre, the Socialist Project, and Union for Democratic Communication.

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