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With massive voter turnout, Chavez wins decisive re-election in Venezuela

Chavez supporters celebrate. (Photo: Venezuelanalysis.com)
Chavez supporters celebrate after news of the president's re-election. (Photo: Venezuelanalysis.com)

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Ecuador grants asylum to Wikileaks founder and tells UK: 'We are not a colony'

Ecuadoreans protest outside the UK Embassy in Quito. (Photo: Peter Boyle)
Ecuadoreans protest outside the UK Embassy in Quito: "We are sovereign, not a colony." (Photo: Peter Boyle)

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Mass protests in Mexico after official results declaring Peña Nieto the winner

#YoSoy132 and other social movements organized massive protests across Mexico this weekend.  (Photo: Latino Rebels)
This weekend in Mexico, #YoSoy132 and other social movements organized massive protests against corruption and electoral irregularities.

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Warming up the welcome for immigrants

The Latin American Campaign for Civic Participation seeks to integrate newcomers into Canadian life, through popular education and the facilitation of dialogue with political representatives.  Photo: Jeannine M. Pitas

For many newcomers to Canada, political engagement is not an immediate priority. Immigration poses challenges, learning a new language, navigating a new community, seeking employment, finding housing, and so much more. It can be completely overwhelming for those newly arrived. But according to Adriana Salazar, a Toronto-based project co-ordinator at Toronto's Mennonite New Life Centre, civic participation is crucial for newcomers who seek to make a life for themselves within Canadian society.

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A conversation with Arundhati Roy

April 8, 2014
| Arundhati Roy paid her first visit to Vancouver in early April. While she was there, Carmen Rodriguez took the opportunity to talk with her about politics, writing and resistance movements.
Length: 22:54 minutes (20.98 MB)

Public forum: Revolution and counter-revolution in Venezuela - Part 1

Friday, March 14, 2014 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm

Location

Joe's Cafe
1150 Commercial Drive (@ William Street)
Vancouver, BC
Canada
49° 15' 40.4136" N, 123° 6' 50.1372" W

In Commemoration of Comandante Hugo Chavez

REVOLUTION & COUNTER-REVOLUTION IN VENEZUELA
Venezuela, One Year After the Death of Comandante Chavez

Free Public Forum
FRIDAY, MARCH 14, 2014

Part 1
"History, Reality & Legacy of Chavez"

7pm
Joe's Cafe
1150 Commercial Drive (@ William Street)
Vancouver, Canada

Speaker:
ALI YEREVANI (@aliyerevani) - Political Editor of Fire This Time newspaper and Batttle of Ideas Press, social justice organizer and participant in Iranian Revolution 1979

Organization of American States insider reveals details of illegal foreign intervention against Haitian democracy

| February 26, 2014

Dear Mr. Harper: An open letter from mining-affected communities in Mexico

| February 18, 2014
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Causes of migration missing from U.S. debate on immigration reform

November 30, 2013
| Since NAFTA was signed 20 years ago, economic conditions in Mexico have worsened dramatically. Yet Obama has reneged on promises to reform the labour provisions that have been so destructive.
Length: 11:32 minutes (10.56 MB)

Honduran Human Rights vs Canadian Trade Policies

Friday, October 25, 2013 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Location

Beit Zatoun
612 Markham Street
Toronto, ON
Canada

Where: Beit Zatoun, 612 Markham St. Toronto

 

When: Friday October 25th, 7-9PM

 

Speakers:

 

Maria Luisa Regalado, Coordinator, CODEMUH (Honduran Women's Collective))

Bob Lovelace, Professor and former Chief of the Ardock Algonquin First Nations

Elio Ramirez, Honduran-Canadian and student of Latin American Studies

 

FREE EVENT, APPETIZERS AND REFRESHMENTS PROVIDED

 

Sponsored by: Common Frontiers, CUPE - National, Maquila Solidarity Network (MSN), PSAC Social Justice Fund, Rights Action, The Latin American and Caribbean Solidarity Network

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