March 2012


Occupy Your Rights: From Government Rhetoric to Action
A Teach In with Joan Russow

Sponsored by Occupy Public Engagement Group

Thursday March 22
7:00 pm
First Met United Church
Balmoral at Quadra

In this teach in, Joan Russow will discuss how the 99% can work from the ground up to make our rogue government comply with its international obligations and commitments.  In addition, there will be references to a number of international conventions that protect the rights of the land and peoples that would be violated by the Enbridge pipeline.

Everyone welcome. Free admission.

OWS (Occupy Wall Street) and the other Occupies have been characterized as lawless, but from an international point of view, our governments, not the Occupy movement, are the outlaws.

The Occupy movement has also been characterized as having no demands. However, a distinction can be made between demanding change as a wish and demanding the rights to which we are entitled. Canada, along with the majority of the world’s nations has signed and ratified significant agreements on human rights, the environment, social and economic justice, on the peaceful resolution of disputes. (more…)

Lester Pearson’s Peacekeeping: The Truth May Hurt
With Yves Engler

Wednesday March 28
7:30 pm
University of Victoria
Rm 105, Harry Hickman Bldg
Also, on Wednesday:
3:00 pm
Camosun College, Lansdowne
Rm 310, Young Bldg

Author Yves Engler returns to Victoria to present his latest book on Canadian foreign policy, LESTER PEARSON’S PEACEKEEPING: THE TRUTH MAY HURT.

Engler’s new book raises serious social justice issues and challenges us to be clear-headed and open-eyed in appraising our political leaders. Hear about Yves’ top 10 reasons to rethink both Canada’s history and its contemporary world role.

Free Admission

Sponsored by Victoria Peace Coalition, UVic Social Justice Studies, Council of Canadians, Victoria Chapter, Independent Jewish Voices

For more information or media contact: 250-655-6691.

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About Yves Engler

Yves Engler has been dubbed “one of the most important voices on the Canadian left today” (Briarpatch), “in the mould of I. F. Stone” (Globe and Mail), “ever-insightful” (rabble.ca) and a “leftist gadfly” (Ottawa Citizen). His six books have been praised by Naomi Klein, Noam Chomsky, William Blum,  Rick Salutin and many others.