Eye Witness Update on Gaza and the Plans for Gaza’s Ark

October 12

7 pm

UVic, Cornett A125

SPEAKERS – Kathy Copps and Jase Tanner, Vancouver Delegation to Gaza

Sponsored by Coalition Against Israeli Apartheid Victoria, Victoria Peace Coalition, UVic Social Justice Studies Program, Victoria Friends of Cuba

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Latin America In Revolt

Public forum

Jeb Sprague, author of the new book ‘Paramilitarism and the Assault on Democracy in Haiti’

Roger Annis, coordinator of BC Haiti Solidarity and Canada Haiti Action Network. Author of many reports and articles on Haiti and delegate on several investigative tours of Haiti.

Saturday, September 15

4:00 – 6:00 pm

UVic, David Strong Bldg

Rm C118

Across Latin America, people and communities are rebelling against the encroachment of mining and other mega-industrial developments. Some governments, notably Bolivia, have recently nationalized foreign enterprises deemed to be acting against the national interest.

But economic elites, backed by paramilitaries, are fighting back. In Paraguay, the elected president, Fernando Lugo, was recently pushed out of office for resisting pressure to sell Paraguay’s hydro electricity resources cheaply to Rio Tinto Alcan, one of the world’s largest aluminum producers. Similarly, the 2009 coup in Honduras benefited the corporate elite. (more…)

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.

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Wikileaks: The Haiti Files

Wikileaks: The Haiti Files

Kim Ives, journalist, filmmaker and editor of the newspaper Haiti Liberté, reveals US lies about intervention and aid in Haiti. Straight from the U.S. diplomatic cables on Haiti, you will hear how the U.S. conspires to keep Haiti poor, who is running Haiti, and what happened to the earthquake relief effort.

Friday, January 27
7:30 pm
University of Victoria
David Strong Building, Room 103

Free Admission

Sponsors: UVic Social Justice Studies, Victoria Peace Coalition, Victoria Friends of Cuba
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