February 2011

Cafe Simpatico presents

Weapons of War: a forum on detention, imprisonment and torture used as weapons of war worldwide

Friday February 25
8 pm
Fernwood Community Association
1923 Fernwood Road

Peter Golden, Human Rights Lawyer
Larry Hannant, Academic and activist
Deirdre Kelly, Central America activist
Theresa Wolfwood, Activist and writer

Admission by donation
Organized by The Victoria Central America Support Committee. Info: bbcf(at)bbcf(dot)ca

A message from Kevin Neish

Hello Friends,
Below are links to is a 15 minute film of the attack on the Mavi Marmara with a voice over narration by me.  It’s a little rough but it does tell the story.  Please forward it to anyone you think might be interested.
The Canadian Boat to Gaza project (www.canadaboatgaza.org) has raised over $200,000 of it’s $300,000 goal so our ship will be sailing with the next Freedom Flotilla to Gaza in May but we need the final $100,000 for supplies and aid etc.
Thanks for your interest and support.
Kevin Neish



How Canada’s Right Did Canada Wrong
Yves Engler examines Harper’s foreign policies and why the UN did not promote Canada for a seat on the Security Council.

Wednesday February 9, 7:30 pm
UVic, David Strong Building, Room 118

Please join us for a presentation and discussion Canada’s foreign policy with the author of The Black Book of Canadian Foreign Policy.

Yves Engler is a Montréal activist and author. He has four published books: The Black Book of Canadian Foreign Policy (Shortlisted for the Mavis Gallant Prize for Non Fiction in the Quebec Writers’ Federation Literary Awards), Playing Left Wing: From Rink Rat to Student Radical, Canada in Haiti: Waging War on The Poor Majority (with Anthony Fenton) and the recently released Canada and Israel: Building Apartheid.

More information www.yvesengler.com
Everyone welcome. Donations gratefully appreciated for expenses.
Sponsored by UVic Social Justice Studies, Victoria Peace Coalition, Victoria Peace Initiative.