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Thursday, 24 November 2005 07:47
Left Coast Events - Lower Mainland - Nov 23rd 05

1. Events at SFU - Nov 23, 24th
2. Hide and Seek Ottawa Style - when? - rsvp by Nov 25th
3. Canada and the "Responsibility to Protect" Doctrine-- Haiti's Sovereignty Denied - Nov 25th
4. Benefit for Indigenous Mexican Refugee & CIPO-RFM - Nov 26th
5. HEALTH & POVERTY conference - Nov 26th
6. WHAT I SAW AND LEARNED FROM CUBA - Nov 26th
7. Raging Grannies sing-a-long - Nov 27th
8. LEFT FILM NIGHT DOUBLE FEATURE! - Nov 27th
9. Film Critical of GMOs Opens December 1 in VANCOUVER
10. Grassroots Women 10th anniversary - Dec 2nd
11. Movie Matinee Sun Dec 4.
12. Community Forum on Women & Harm Reduction - Dec 9th
13. Green Holiday Party to take place !! - Dec 12th
14. PLAYFUL UNION WITH DOLPHINS IN THE WILD - Feb 12-19th
15. LIU INSTITUTE FOR GLOBAL ISSUES
16. Joey Only Update


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1. Events at SFU

November 23, 8 pm
Confessions of an Innocent Man
A Conversation with William Sampson
Tickets $10 ($8 for students with ID); cash only please. Available from SFU Vancouver Information and Registration Services, and the Simon Fraser Student Society office, Burnaby campus. Information: 604.291.5100 or visit http://www.csfdarfur.net/event/upcoming_events.php. Proceeds to the Canadian Students for Darfur campaign www.csfdarfur.net.
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November 24, 7 pm
Michael Ignatieff
Michael Ignatieff, internationally acclaimed Canadian author of biography, fiction, non-fiction (Governor General's Award, Orwell Prize), broadcaster and playwright, recently returned to Canada from Harvard University where he led the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy. Dr. Ignatieff is now at the University of Toronto as Chancellor Jackman visiting professor in human rights policy. This is an SFU 40th Anniversary event, organized by the Master of Public Policy program. Free. Reservations required: 604.291.5100


From: SPStout


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2. Hide and Seek Ottawa Style

The Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner invites you and your staff to attend a two hour presentation by Ottawa public interest researcher Ken Rubin titled "Hide and Seek Ottawa Style."


Mr. Rubin will discuss the role the federal access to information legislation has played in high profile news stories such as the sponsorship scandal, the technology partnership program and the Arar file.

This event will be held from
1:30 to 3:30 pm
at the Look Out Room,
Harbour Towers, 345 Quebec Street.


Admission is free.


Please rsvp Kathie Baker before November 25th if you plan to attend. (250) 387 5629


From: Dorothy Clippingdale

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Haiti Solidarity BC Presents:
Public Forum
3. Canada and the "Responsibility to Protect" Doctrine-- Haiti's Sovereignty Denied


The second anniversary of the coup that overthrew the constitution and elected government of Haiti, in February 2004, is fast approaching. What do Canada, the U.S., France and the United Nations have to show for their illegal invasion and occupation? Haiti's sovereignty lies in ruins, the human rights situation is a disaster, and poverty and misery have worsened. Two outspoken opponents of the coup in Haiti will speak on the current situation.


Hear:


Jean St-Vil, Ottawa Haiti Solidarity/Kozayiti


Anthony Fenton, co-author of the recently-published "Canada in Haiti: Waging War on the Poor Majority"


Friday, November 25, 7:30 PM
65 West Cordova St.
Vancouver


Contact:
haitisolidaritybc (at) yahoo.ca
778-858-5179


From: Phil Lyons


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4. Benefit for Indigenous Mexican Refugee & CIPO-RFM


*MANY HANDS IN THE STRUGGLE*
Join us on a night to honour the resistance of the
Indigenous communities of Oaxaca, Mexico.
A benefit party to support Raul Gatica and CIPO-RFM.
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Saturday, November 26th @ 6 PM
Dogwood Centre, 706 Clark Drive (Clark and Georgia)
Pay what you can 5-10$ (no one will be turned away)
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Dinner, Screening of "Living In Community", Photo
Exposition, Performances, Music and Dancing


(We will also have artistic posters and artisan work
from Oaxaca for sale.)


For more information: 450-1680 or noii-van (at) resist.ca


Organized by: No One Is Illegal Vancouver and Friends
of CIPO-RFM in Vancouver.


Who is Raul Gatica?


Raul Gatica is an Indigenous Mixteco from Oaxaca,
Mexico. For most of his life he has been a teacher,
writer, community organizer and defender of human
rights. He has won state and national prizes in
poetry and short story writing; his earnings have
always gone towards the liberation of fellow political
prisoners and his community work. Raul?s work, as for
many of his brothers and sisters in struggle, have led
to him suffering violent repression in Mexico.
Authorities have falsely labeled him a guerilla. He
has survived arbitrary detentions, numerous
assassination attempts and torture. In the months
leading up to leaving Mexico, Raul was under constant
threat of murder and forced to live underground.
CIPO-RFM members thought it best to have him leave the
country. In June 2005 he came to Vancouver and applied
for refugee status. His work to bring attention to the
struggles of the Indigenous peoples of Mexico
continues.


What is the CIPO-RFM (Consejo Indigena Popular de
Oaxaca ? Ricardo Flores Magon)?


CIPO-RFM is a democratic,non-violent organization
formed by 24 Indigenous communities of Oaxaca,
Mexico. Like much of southern Mexico, Oaxaca has a
large Indigenous majority, about 70 per cent of the
population, who constantly struggle against grinding
poverty, as well as state and paramilitary repression.
The strength of CIPO-RFM is their capacity for helping
one another. CIPO-RFM is independent of all political
parties, legal and clandestine(armed) opposition groups
and government institutions. All members participate
on a voluntary basis. Although the great majority of
its members cannot read or write, they fight
courageously with their two hands and with their
hearts.


*MUCHAS MANOS PARA LUCHAR*
Una noche en honor a la resistencia de los pueblos
Indigentes de Oaxaca, M?xico.
Una fiesta en beneficio del caso de refugiado pol?tico
de Ra?l Gatica y CIPO-RFM.
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S?bado, 26 de noviembre a partir de las 6 de la tarde
Dogwood Centre, 706 Clark Drive (esquina Georgia y
Clark)
5-10$ (Pague lo que pueda)
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Comida de Oaxaca-M?xico, m?sica y baile, una
exposici?n fotogr?fica, artesanal, y la proyecci?n
del video,?Vivir en Comunidad?.


Mas informaci?n: 450-1680 o noii-van (at) resist.ca


Organizado por: No One Is Illegal Vancouver y la
Comuna de amigos del CIPO-RFM en Vancouver


Quien es Ra?l Gatica?


Ra?l es Ind?gena Mixteco de Oaxaca, M?xico. Por la
mayor parte de su vida, ha sido maestro, escritor,
organizador comunitario y defensor de derechos
humanos. Ha ganado premios nacionales y estatales por
sus poemas y cuentos. Sus ingresos siempre fueron
utilizados para liberar compa?eros y compa?eras
encarcelados como presos pol?ticos y para apoyar
el trabajo de comunidad. Su trabajo, como por muchos
de sus compa?eros, ha resultado en que Ra?l ha sufrido
mucha represi?n violenta en M?xico. Las autoridades le
han llamado falsamente ?guerrillero?. Sobrevivi?
encarcelamientos, atentados a su vida y tortura
f?sica. En los meses ante de su salida de M?xico, su
vida y la de su familia fueron constantemente amenazadas, y
Raul fue forzado a pasar a la clandestinidad. Los
compa?eros de CIPO-RFM le aconsejaron salir del pa?s.
Lleg? a Vancouver en Junio de 2005 y esta pidiendo el
status de refugio pol?tico. Sigue siempre trabajando
en apoyo a la lucha de los Ind?genas de Oaxaca.


Cual es el CIPO-RFM?


CIPO-RFM (El Consejo Ind?gena Popular de Oaxaca ?
Ricardo Flores Mag?n) es una organizaci?n pacifica,
democr?tica y aut?noma formada de las comunidades
Ind?genas de Oaxaca, M?xico. Como mucho del sur de
M?xico, los Ind?genas forman la mayor?a de la
poblaci?n. En Oaxaca, los Ind?genas son cerca del 70%
de la poblaci?n total y luchan contra la pobreza
extrema, la represi?n estatal y paramilitar. La fuerza
de CIPO viene de la capacidad de apoyarse mutuamente.
CIPO-RFM es independiente de los partidos pol?ticos,
legales y clandestinos (armados) de los grupos de
oposici?n y de las instituciones de gobierno.CIPO-RFM
No tienen l?deres ni dirigentes y todos sus miembros
participan voluntariamente de sus actividades.
Difunden, promueven,capacitan y defienden los derechos
humanos: sociales,econ?micos, pol?ticos y culturales
del pueblo. Luchan por la libre asociaci?n y
convivencia de los pueblos Oaxaque?os y de todo el
mundo. Aunque la mayor?a de los miembros no pueden
leer ni escribir, luchan con coraje, con sus manos y
sus corazones.


From: "Calvin Woida"


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5. HEALTH & POVERTY conference


SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 26th
327 Carrall Street (next to Pigeon Park)
1pm - 5pm session 1 (1:15pm) re-defining harm reduction


session 2 (3:15pm) barriers to healthcare & structural violence


Why This Conference?


One of the most pervasive and debilitating effects of poverty globally is ill health. There is an inextricable link between income inequality and barriers to healthcare that can be easily seen here in BC, across Canada and internationally.


A group of organizers has put this conference together to commemorate the grassroot struggle for better, more accessible health care. We also hope to deepen our analysis of issues and current practices by health providers and administrators that serve to further oppression.


Please join us at this conference to discuss how these issues affect our lives as individuals, and as a community.


Everyone welcome! Food will be provided. Childcare is available - please contact organizers to confirm. healthandpoverty (at) shaw.ca 604-682-3269, x. 7037


From: Phil Lyons


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Vancouver Communities in Solidarity with Cuba (VCSC) Presents:

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6. WHAT I SAW AND LEARNED FROM CUBA
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7PM Saturday November 26th
Free Public Forum
Mt. Pleasant Neighbourhood House (800 East Broadway)

Featuring Slideshow and reports from...

TAMARA HANSEN co-ordinator of Vancouver Communities in Solidarity with Cuba who recently returned from a trip to Cuba with the Vancouver Che Brigades and SOPHIE ZINER organizer with the Free the Cuban 5 Committee Vancouver who recently returned from a trip to Cuba with Pastors for Peace, report back to Vancouver with updates and news from their recent trips to Cuba.
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FREE THE 5 CUBAN HEROES HELD IN US JAILS!

Extradite Anti - Cuban Terrorist Luis Posada Carilles to Venezuela! CAPILANO COLLEGE Thursday November 24th - Free Public Forum 12:30pm at Capilano College Student Union Lounge (Maple Building) 2055 Purcell Way, North Vancouver Co-Sponsored by Vancouver Communities in Solidarity with Cuba (VCSC), and the Capilano Social Justice Committee
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MORE INFO: WWW.VANCUBASOLIDARITY.COM 778 882 5223 cubacommunities (at) yahoo.ca


From: Phil Lyons


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7. Raging Grannies sing-a-long

Everyone's invited to Kingsgate Mall's Open House.

The Raging Grannies will hold a sing-a-long from 2:30-3:30 pm.

Also, because Vancouver (Raincouver?) has 8 months of the wet stuff, a mini-fashion show will be held to display a new product that allows biking in the rain:

See how cyclists and e-bikers can now stay dry in "Raincouver".
http://www.geocities.com/robert04mat/RAIN_CAPE.html

Everyone's invited! ,,, hear/see/read about the greatest and latest methods of staying dry, flat-free, and how to keep your bike from being stolen.


Kingsgate Mall,
Nov 26th,
11am-5pm.

At least two Vancouver councillors will be at Kingsgate Mall's Open House & Gingerbread Art Display. There will be free hot cocoa and treats.

Questions? Contact Rob - event organizer (604) 739-7717

From: robert mat


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8. LEFT FILM NIGHT DOUBLE FEATURE!


Sunday, November 27, 7 pm and 8:15 pm
At the Dogwood Centre, 706 Clark Drive, Vancouver


Check out our new giant screen system!

PLAN COLOMBIA (USA, 60 minutes, 2003). Directed by Gerard Ungerman, narrated by Ed Asner, from the producers of The Hidden Wars Of Desert Storm. This documentary shows why the "war on drugs" in Colombia is both a failure and a smokescreen for the US government's geopolitical plans in Latin America. It includes interviews with Noam Chomsky, the late Senator Paul Wellstone, Colombian presidential candidate Ingrid Betancourt, Representative John Conyers, and Colombians from all walks of life.


MISSION ACCOMPLISHED: LANGAN IN IRAQ([search]) (UK, 90 minutes, 2004). Seven months after the occupation of Iraq by U.S. and British forces, BBC journalist Sean Langan (Behind the Lines, Travels of a Gringo), armed with just a camera, spent three months travelling through the country. As well as interviews with civilians, Langan joined the US-led coalition on patrol (even at times of attack) and held secret meetings with resistance fighters, capturing a rare grassroots view of the war.


Left Film Nights are co-sponsored by the Centre for Socialist Education, the Young Communist League (BC), and the Vancouver East Club CPC. No admission charge, but donations gratefully accepted. For more information, call Kimball, 604-255-2041.


From: Kimball Cariou


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9. Film Critical of GMOs Opens December 1 in VANCOUVER


THE FUTURE OF FOOD - a groundbreaking documentary by Deborah Koons Garcia
opens THURSDAY DECEMBER 1 at Fifth Avenue, with a benefit for The Coalition
for GE Free BC. All proceeds on opening night will go to this Coalition
who's mandate is to support a community based, sustainable and ethical food
system, and oppose the introduction of genetically engineered (GE) crops.
Please see ticket information below.


The film tackles the critically important issues of modern industrialized
agriculture, from genetically engineered food to the increasing
monopolization of our food supply by multinational biotech companies like
Monsanto.


To view the trailer, visit: http://www.TheFutureofFood.com/trailer.htm


Please spread the word, go to the theater, distribute flyers and get
everyone you know to see this film and learn about the issues! We have put
together posters and other resources, available to download at
http://www.TheFutureofFood.com/grassroots. Posters and flyers can be picked
up at our home office. Please call us at 604-251-5567 before you head down.


We would love to see the film do well in Vancouver (it's our home town
too!) and have summarized all the information below for you to easily cut
and paste to lists.


INFORMATION UPDATE
Check out this OCTOBER 25 news brief about Canada granting the
controversial new Terminator patent to a US company
http://www.nfu.ca/section1.html


If you have any questions or would like to volunteer with outreach for the
film, please email: thefutureoffood (at) hellocoolworld.com


Thanks for your support!


Chrissy Poulos
Outreach Coordinator for The Future of Food's Grassroots Team
Good Company Communications Inc
(The same folks who brought you The Corporation and The Take)


****Please post the following to all list serves, blogs and any other
relevant areas. If you could volunteer to help out with outreach for the
film, that would be great -- see info at end of e-mail*****


OPENING THURSDAY DECEMBER 1!
THE FUTURE OF FOOD - THEATRICAL RELEASE
A film by Deborah Koons Garcia


Vancouver, BC
Fifth Avenue Cinemas
2110 Burrard Street
(604) 734-7469
Showtimes: TBA


We've created a poster about the Vancouver launch, available to download on
our grassroots toolkit page. Help spread the word and get people into the
theater to watch this critically important film:
http://www.thefutureoffood.com/grassroots


***SPECIAL EVENT***


Opening Night fundraising event! ? THURSDAY DECEMBER 1, 7:00PM
Fundraiser for The Coalition for GE Free BC to include speakers and a food
issues panel discussion. For details, go to
www.thefutureoffood.com/grassroots. To purchase tickets, please email
daybreak (at) resist.ca or call The Council of Canadians office at: 604-688-8846.


What is the truth behind the unlabeled, patented, genetically engineered
foods that have quietly filled U.S. grocery store shelves for the past
decade? Find out and take part in THE FUTURE OF FOOD!


Eat locally, think globally. See this film.


Beautifully shot, meticulously edited and hauntingly scored, THE FUTURE OF
FOOD renders palatable issues that could in other hands be hard to stomach.


To view the trailer visit:
http://www.thefutureoffood.com/trailer.htm


For more information about the film, visit:
http://www.thefutureoffood.com/


SPREAD THE WORD
Help us create a buzz through your activist networks and beyond. In order
for a film to reach the widest audience possible, we are relying on people
to help spread the word via their networks & friends. It is especially
important that people support the film during its first weekend, as the
audience numbers will determine the length of its run.


Organize a group to go to the film together this weekend & discuss the
issues afterwards. Contact the theater for group rates. Customize an
invitation to promote your discussion.


For a detailed schedule of screenings, special events, speakers and panel
discussions, along with cool posters to download and ways you can support
The Future of Food, check out our grassroots page:
http://www.thefutureoffood.com/grassroots


JOIN OUR MAILING LIST
Sign up and receive updates about the film and the issues here:
http://www.hellocoolworld.com/FOF/signup/


VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!
The Future of Food's grassroots organizing team (Good Company
Communications who also did the campaign for THE CORPORATION) is based in
Vancouver so we need your support! Help make & distribute flyers,
coordinate volunteers, etc.


To find out more or to volunteer, please call 604-251-5567 or email
thefutureoffood (at) hellocoolworld.com


Please forward widely!


From: The Future of Food (by way of Alan Rycroft )

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Get your tickets now...
10. Grassroots Women 10th anniversary


Friday, Dec. 2, 6:30 pm
Ukrainian Cultural Centre, 805 Pender St East


A retrospective evening commemorating Grassroot Women's ten-year history of
struggling for genuine women's liberation. The evening will include dinner
and performances from Katari Taiko, Sinag Bayan, and Skeena Reece.


Tickets must be purchased in advance and cost $10. They are available from
Grassroots Women at # (604) 682-4451 or grassrootswomen (at) telus.net. (No one
will be turned away for lack of funds.)


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Grassroots Women
#304 - 207 West Hastings Street
Vancouver, BC, Canada, V6B 1H7
www3.telus.net/grassrootswomen


From: "Grassroots Women"


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11. Movie Matinee Sun Dec 4.

Pacific Cinematheque
1131 Howe Street,
The OIL FACTOR 1 p.m.
SIR NO SIR! 3 p.m.


1 show $5. 2 shows $8.
Sponsored by CESAPI & War Resisters Campaign.


www.cesapi//vcn.bc.ca/cesapi & www.resisters.ca Tel 604 737-1299.

From: irene macinnes

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12. Community Forum on Women & Harm Reduction


Health & Justice for Women who Use Illicit Drugs
Building women-centred harm reduction in our community


The Vancouver Area Network of Drug Users Women's Group is hosting a
community forum on building a women-centred vision of harm reduction. While
women who use drugs are deeply affected by harm reduction initiatives (and
lack of harm reduction initiatives), the harm reduction community is
overwhelmingly led by men. Women have a unique vision for harm reduction and
unique needs to be met by health service providers. All levels of government
have a responsibility to respond the to epidemic rates of death and disease
among women in our community. Women who use illicit drugs are uniquely
impacted by the lack of safe smoking rooms and the lack of assisted
injection facilities in the GVRD.


*Representatives from the VANDU women's group* will present on women's
experiences in the DTES and our demands for improving women's health. The
VANDU women's group is a group of women who are current or former users of
illicit drugs. We are here to enrich, empower, embrace and care for our
women and our community. We are fighting against poverty, abuse and
discrimination for all women.


*Dr. Susan, Boyd*, author of two books on women and illicit drugs, also
works with the Centre of Addictions Research at the University of Victoria. She
will speak on "criminal, social service and health regulation of women who
use drugs".


*When:* Friday, December 9, 6-8pm
*Where:* Gallery Gachet (88 East Cordova Street)


This is a free event. Snacks will be available.


For more information contact VANDU at 604-683-6011 or email vandu (at) vandu.org


From: "Jen Efting"


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13. Green Holiday Party to take place !!

When: Monday, Dec 12
Time: 6pm onwards
Location: Steamworks in Gastown (375 Water St).


Who: Green Drinks, Connecting Environmental Professionals, Net Impact, and BC Sustainable Energy Association

We invite all sustainably minded people to join them in celebrating a low-impact holiday season in high-impact style.

The party will be a fundraiser with entertainment, prizes...and more! Entrance by donation with all proceeds going to support BEST (Better Environmentally Sound Transportation), a local non profit organization who champions clean air, safer neighbourhoods, and environmentally friendly transportation choices. We?ll also be collecting for a local food bank so please bring along non-perishable food items. Watch for details in the coming weeks at: www.greendrinks.org


From: "Lucy Hough"


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14. PLAYFUL UNION WITH DOLPHINS IN THE WILD


Retreat date: February 12 - 19, 2006


It is not too late! Four spaces are still available for this retreat.


We are offering a $300.00US discount ? bringing the cost to only $1970.00!!


Join in the FUN, LAUGHTER, and CELEBRATION of this magical week to delight in all the senses. This retreat includes oceanfront accommodation, gourmet delicious meals, live music, entertainment, snorkeling, wild dolphin encounters, day trips to volcano and sacred sites, shared insights, workshop sessions, a WHALE WATCHING BOAT EXCURSION and much more!


The Dolphins are magnificent, highly conscious and intelligent beings. They have the ability to induce humans into a higher vibration, reminding us to connect with our sense of joy, humour and playfulness.


The retreat is held in a magnificent oceanfront guest home nestled on the point of a beautiful aqua green bay. Your joyful dolphin encounter awaits you on the Big Island of Hawaii.


Words cannot begin to describe the amazing joy and bliss we experience. We would love to have you join us!


For detailed information and to view a photo gallery and video of previous retreats, log onto:


www.windowstothesoul.net/dolphins.htm
or phone: 604-926-4988


From: "Laura at Leading Spas of Canada"


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15. LIU INSTITUTE FOR GLOBAL ISSUES


The Centre of International Relations Colloquium Series is pleased to sponsor:


Dr. Angela O'Mahony


who will be presenting a paper entitled Strategic Spending and Saving: Fiscal Manipulation in a Global Economy


Date: Thurs Nov 24, 12:30pm - 2pm
Location: 3rd Floor Boardroom, Liu Institute


For more information, visit the CIR website at www.cir.ubc.ca
______________________


Ms. Agueda Marin


International Organization for Migration (IOM)Regional Office, Central America and Mexico


Lecture: Human Trafficking


Date: Fri Nov 25, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Location: Multipurpose Room, Liu Institute


ee the link below for more information


http://www.ligi.ubc.ca/collateral/common/index.cfm?fuseaction=view&page
Name=events&contentID=618?ion=Information&subSection=Events


This event is sponsored by the Inter-Faculty Initiative on Migration Studies (IFIMS), the International Relations Student Association (IRSA), and the Graduate Students Migration Network (GSMN) in association with the Canadian Red Cross (CRC) and the Canadian Council for Refugees (CCR)
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The Simons Centre for Disarmament and Non-Proliferation Research is pleased to host a free public lecture and book signing with


The Hon. Douglas Roche, O.C.


Former Senator Douglas Roche's latest book describes the actions taken by a number of governments and civil society working for a nuclear weapons-free world. Getting "Beyond Hiroshima" is a realistic hope.


Date: Mon Nov 28, 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Location: Multipurpose Room, Liu Institute 6476 NW Marine Drive, Vancouver V6T 1Z2


LUNCH WILL BE SERVED - please RSVP to elaine.hynes (at) ubc.ca


See the link below for more information


-http://www.ligi.ubc.ca/collateral/common/index.cfm?fuseaction=view
&pageName=Events&contentID=620?ion=Information&subSection=Events


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Public Meeting --


Oxfam's Executive Director speaks on:


Humanitarian Disasters on Camera and off


Date: Sat Nov 26, 7:30pm
Location: Capilano College, 2055 Purcell Way, North Van (Cedar Bldg Rm 148 - main floor)


Recent disasters in developing countries, such as the earthquake in Pakistan/Kashmir and the flooding associated with Hurricane Stan in Guatemala, put the spotlight on how development agencies respond to events and how the media report on them. Hear Robert Fox, newly-appointed Executive Director of Oxfam Canada, who has just returned from a fact-finding trip to Darfur, Sudan and Ethiopia.


Public event co-sponsored by Oxfam Canada and the Global Stewardship Program of Capilano College


Hosted by Ross Howard, President of Media and Democracy Group.


Everyone is welcome! You can meet and talk to Robert at the catered reception which will follow.


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The Canadian Red Cross and the Vancouver Public Library present:


Global journalism, global ethics?


Stephen J.A. Ward, Ph.D.
Professor of Journalism, UBC; and author of The Invention of Journalism Ethics: The Path to Objectivity and Beyond


Date: Tues Nov 29, 7:30pm
Location: Vancouver Public Library, Central Branch, 350 W. Georgia, Alice McKay Room


Free Admission


Hosted by Ian Hanomansing, CBC Television


If journalism is global in reach and impact, and if we live in an age when anyone can publish, what sort of ethics should guide journalism in this new media environment? Stephen J. A. Ward will discuss the evolution of journalism ethics and how journalists should begin to embrace a "global journalism ethics" to meet the needs of global society.


This talk is part of our ongoing series 'A Story to Tell, A Place for the Telling'.


For more info, call (604) 709-6653
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6476 NW Marine Drive
Vancouver BC
PH: 604.822.1402
www.ligi.ubc.ca


Direct any questions or comments to patricia.chu (at) ubc.ca


From: "Chu, Patricia"


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16. Joey Only Update


FRIENDS, COMRADES


Here is a quick update on what has happened in Montreal this week for the
Westmount Trial. Nearly all the 22 defendents charged with Unlawfull
Assembly relating to the protest in the Anglo-rich Westmount district of
Montreal on May 15th 2004 plead guilty. Sentences ranged from community
hours and 1 year probation with variations depending on peoples past
records. Only two people opted to not plead on the Assembly charges,
Jared and Genevieve, they are proceeding with the trial by representing
themselves.


As for me (Joseph William Johnson - JOEY ONLY) I plead guilty to UNLAWFULL
ASSEMBLY and BREACH OF PROBATION as I could not beat those charges and not
guilty to THREE COUNTS OF MISCHIEF. The Crown offered me 90 days
suspended jail sentence to plead guilty to the mischief counts, which I
turned down because I am innocent and will FIGHT TO WIN. A new trial date
has been set for MAY 2, 2006 and sentencing for my other charges will not
be dealt with until the end of my mischief trial. A new trial is good
because it will give me a new judge. The last judge (BOUCHARD) came from
an amalgamated Montreal suburban community and had never dealt with a
protest trial before, he is very difficult to deal with and a new trial
should help.


What has been brought to my attention is my poor ability to read my
DISCLOSURE en francais. Apparently I am charged with damaging THREE
vehicles which includes the $25,000 to a ferrari...whereas up to this
point I thought it was over a matter of one vehicle. I have plead not
guilty because I did no such thing, and there will now be a credibility
battle between an undercover cop and myself. I have a plan! It is
appearing to be more and more difficult for me to fight charges of these
magnitude from Vancouver, and I am now considering my options for how to
proceed most reasonably from here on in. I need lots of help, so please
consider sending me something if you work a union job!! thanks..joey


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2.NATIVE SOVERIEGNTIST TRIALS - frank martin and john graham


john graham - He is accused of murdering fellow American Indian Movement
member Anna Mae Aquash in South Dakota in 1975 and is fighting his
extradition to the United States. The appeal began on November 5th and
was put off until the new year. I do not know yet what the new date is
but it will reconvene at the BC Supreme Court on 800 Hornby Street,
Vancouver British Columbia. The Province Newspaper said this....
Extradition Case: Bail Extended to June. A judge extended accused murder
suspect John Graham's bail to June 23 as he fights extradition to the U.S.
in the death 30 years ago of an Indian activist. The B.C. Supreme Court
has ordered Graham sent to the U.S. to stand trial for the killing of Anna
Mae Pictou Aquash.


frank martin - his court has been remanded to February 14th 2006 in
Abbotsford Provincial Court, British Columbia. Frank is charged with
obstruct police([search]) after being pulled over, beaten up, his wife humiliated,
and his van impounded. After the van was taken out of the impound it
never worked properly again.


!!PLEASE!! Go to their trials, support them morally and financially.
Keep your local radicals free!! If we don't fight back soon there will be
no one left to help each other.


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3.UPCOMING JOEY ONLY CONCERTS


!!PETERBOROUGH ONTARIO!! November 15th: GRASSROOTS ANARCHIST CAFE, 395
Aylmer Street. 9PM, with opening act UNIONIST MINISTERS


!!WINNIPEG MANITOBA!! November 23rd: BENEFIT FOR ACTIVIST FOLKSINGER JOEY
ONLY: MONDRAGON: 9PM. Contact Heather at: (anarchamama (at) hotmail.com)


!!EDMONTON ALBERTA!! November 26th: NAKED CYBER CAFE, 10354 Jasper Avenue.


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