Cafe Simpatico POSTPONED
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Friday, 22 May 2015 03:40

Sorry, May's cafe will be postponed or cancelled because the venue was double-booked. We'll post an update when we have more information.

 
Invitation to Join Working Group on Human Rights in Mexico
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Wednesday, 11 March 2015 04:34
Dear CASC supporters,
After Cafe’s February presentation of Ayotzinapa, the film about Mexico’s 43 murdered students, & Tim’s excellent discussion of the issues raised, CASC has formed a new working group on Canada-Mexico that would focus on issues of NAFTA, human rights, Canadian mining presence in Mexico and the links between the 2 countries.
Tim has suggested that one action to work towards might be, “that the group could put together a letter/paper outlining the issues regarding NAFTA/human rights/mining in Mexico to present to parties and their candidates before the next federal election with the intent of organizing an all-candidates meeting. I believe that with the upcoming election, the timing is great to bring our concerns regarding the deplorable human rights conditions in Mexico and the Canadian connection with those conditions to the attention of political parties, their candidates and to the public.”
Other actions and research can be developed in the group. Several people have already agreed to join this working group. If you are interested please contact Tim: timb(at) islandnet.com. He will coordinate the planning of the first meeting. From your CASC planning committee
 
Report: The Art of Resistance
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Saturday, 21 February 2015 16:37
Cafe Simpatico January 30,  2015 featured the arts s of resistance. The evening began with Nedjo ^ his friends making music & encouraging everyone to sing along.Theresa Wolfwood  also read from her new poetry book, “Love and Resistance”, followed by book sales and author signing. The book is also for sale at Ivy’s bookshop in Victorian, Arbutus Arts on Hornby island.  and Volume One Bookstore in Duncan,
Guest musicians Sharon Hazelwood and Alan O’Deane were a perfect complement to the banners on display, made by Theresa.
Part of the evening can be seen on this video made by  Efran Quiroz: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uLg40Oktr9o