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Canada and Honduras - Building solidarity, Exposing Oppressive Investment

- 9:00pm
Vendredi Février 21 2014

Venue: Beit Zatoun
Address: 612 Markham St
Cost: Free
Accessibility: Accessible Venue

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Join us for a night of discussion, reflection and video screenings
about Canada's role in the current social, political and human rights
crisis facing Hondurans. Elections observers who witnessed the recent
presidential elections will share their experiences and findings and
report back on the messages heard by impacted communities they
visited. Join us and join the call for solidarity with Honduras!

A raffle will be held in support of MISN and sales of BeeHive
collective posters will go towards Bertha Oliva of the Committee of
Relatives of the Detained and Disappeared in Honduras (COFADEH) and
their upcoming Canadian tour.

Raul Burbano, Common Frontiers Program Director

Guest speakers (members of delegation):
Bob Lovelance - Member or the delegation, and former chief of the
Ardoch Algonquin First Nations.
Monica Gutierrez, community organizer with Mining Injustice Solidarity Network
and more mining solidarity special guests to be confirmed shortly!

Karen Spring

More information:
The Canada-Handuras FTA was signed on Nov 5, 2013 "amid political
repression, increasing militarization, and controversial Canadian
investment in the Central American nation... Controversial Canadian
mining, sweatshop, and tourism sectors also stand to benefit from
investment protection measures" (Sandra Cuffe, Upside Down World)

In Nov, 2013, a Canadian-based delegation of elections observers met
with communities and groups impacted by Canadian investment in mining,
maquiladoras and the mega tourism sector. Organized communities and
human rights defenders have sent a clear message that the current
situation in Honduras is one of increasing oppression, impunity and
human rights violations. Many face perilous conditions, such as Bertha
Oliva, General Coordinator of COFADEH who has said: "I think we live
in a dictatorship without precedents, worse than in the 80's".

Light refreshments served

Organizer:Monica Gutierrez <>

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