Cafe Simpatico: Nov. 27
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Monday, 16 November 2015 21:39

The Rolling Justice Bus Tour

1923 Fernwood Rd.
7:30 – Music by Grace Timney
8:00 – Presentation
Truth and reconciliation, environmental and Indigenous land rights, and basic justice were all parts of the Kairos lead bus tour through the B.C. interior this past August. Participants connected with numerous First Nations leaders and activists, frontline workers, agricultural landowners, and environmentalists. Several of the tour members will be on hand to describe their momentous trip.

Admission by donation * refreshments available * 250-598-7690

Solidarity in action: Internationalists in the Spanish Civil War
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Tuesday, 13 October 2015 20:14

CAFE SIMPATICO   FRIDAY  OCTOBER 30  at 1923 Fernwood Road

Doors open for music at 7:30 pm   Speaker at 8 pm

Historian and activist Larry Hannant describes the context of the Spanish Civil War, the outpouring of anti-fascist international solidarity it evoked, and the lessons of that struggle for today.

Larry teaches at Camosun College and is the author of several books. This is a longer version of his brilliant presentation in June at the Cumberland Miners’ Memorial .


Admission by donation:

Refreshments: Fair Trade Organic Coffee for sale

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Sunday, 20 September 2015 19:43

Report by Tim Boulthbee - Sept. 2015.

CAFÉ SIMPATICO Friday, September 25
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Monday, 31 August 2015 19:55

“Focus on Guatemala”

Wendy Mendez will give an overview of the present situation in Guatemala &An update on HIJOS and its projects. Wendy founded the organization, HIJOS (sons and daughters of the disappeared) in 1999 with others who were children when their parents were disappeared or massacred and during the civil conflict. HIOS believes that the best way to bring honour and glory to their mothers and fathers, to all the victims of genocide in Guatemala, is to continue the struggle for social justice and democracy.

1923 Fernwood Road
Doors: 7:30 pm with live music.
Presentation: 8pm

Admission by donation:
Fair trade organic coffee for sale
All welcome!
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Invitation to Join Working Group on Human Rights in Mexico
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Tuesday, 10 March 2015 20:34
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) He will coordinate the planning of the first meeting. From your CASC planning committee