November 16, 7 pm
UVic, Harry Hickman Bldg Room 105
Free Admission

Once again, Yves Engler wades into the murky waters of Canada’s foreign policy, courageously going into the depths the mainstream media avoid. – Antonia Zerbisias, former Toronto Star media columnist


Organized by the Victoria Peace Coalition with help from co-sponsors:

UVic Social Justice Studies
Canadians for Justice and Peace in the Middle East
Canadian Voice of Women for Peace
Raging Grannies
Victoria Friends of Cuba
Central American Support Committee
Women in Black
Coalition Against Israeli Apartheid
Council of Canadians (Victoria Chapter)
Vancouver Island Peace and Disarmament Network
Mining Justice Action Committee
Camosun Human Rights and International Solidarity

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Canada in Africa
300 years of Aid and Exploitation

book cover

with Yves Engler, Canadian author and activist

Tuesday October 6 at 7:30 pm
University of Victoria

Harry Hickman Building Room 105

Free admission. Donations welcome

Yves Engler launches his latest critical overview of Canadian policy towards the African continent. Canada in Africa documents Canadian involvement in the transatlantic slave trade, missionary movement and European colonialism as well as Ottawa’s opposition to anti-colonial struggles and promotion of neoliberal economic prescriptions, which have benefitted Canadian mining companies whose exploitation of resources are often bitterly resisted by local communities.


“This should be required reading for every human with a conscience and all those that desire to join the forces fighting for change.” –
Nnimmo Bassey, winner of the Right Livelihood Award (Alternative Nobel Prize) and author of To Cook a Continent: Destructive Extraction and the Climate Crisis in Africa

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Sponsors: Victoria Peace Coalition, UVic Social Justice Studies, Council of Canadians Victoria Chapter, Social and Environmental Alliance, Friends of Western Sahara, Barnard-Boecker Centre Foundation, Central America Support Committee (CASC), Coalition Against Israeli Apartheid (CAIA), Victoria Friends of Cuba, Mining Justice Action Committee (MJAC), African Awareness Committee


The Time to Act is Now!

Rally Against Harper Government’s support for the US bombing of  Syrian Civilians

Sunday September 8
2 -4 pm
Cenotaph, Belleville and Government St.

Seven lies for seven wars:

  • Human security (Iraq 1991)
  • Humanitarian intervention (Kosovo 1999)
  • Self Defence (Afghanistan 2001)
  • Pre-emptive/preventive Strike (Iraq 2003)
  • Responsibility to Protect (Libya 2011)
  • Will to Intervene (Mali 2013)
  • Moral Imperative  (Syria?)

The US and allies have used depleted uranium and/or white phosphorus on civilians in Iraq, Kosovo and Afghanistan despite signing Chemical Weapons Convention.

  1. Say no to Harper’s support for bombing Syrian civilians
  2. Demand a ceasefire in Syria and a peace conference
  3. Increase funding assistance for Syrian refugees and host countries

Endorsed by Victoria Peace Coalition, Global Compliance Research Project, Council of Canadians (Victoria Chapter), UVic Social Justice Studies program, Victoria Friends of Cuba,Victoria Women in Black, Social and Environmental Alliance, Victoria Raging Grannies, Independent Jewish Voices

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