EVENTS

UPCOMING EVENTS:

 Social Justice Film Night Presents:

 

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The film will be examining the influence of corporate globalization and exposing the destructive nature of our modern financial system. Poverty Inc. offers a sobering look into how the predatory economic policies instituted by America’s new elite class have contributed to the nation’s descent into Third World status. Engrossing in-depth interviews with some of the world’s finest economists, progressive politicians, investigative reporters and philosophers, as well as the voices of America’s downtrodden reveal the terrifying threats posed by unregulated capitalism and corporate power. Poverty, Inc. is a timely wake-up call for those seeking hard-hitting answers on the economic realities facing our country and world today.


Jan 1/2018
A note to all our Victoria Friends of Cuba committee supporters who have made our Cuba solidarity work possible and to all our friends who struggle around the globe to make this planet a cleaner, more sustainable and better place for people of all races to live, greetings. In this new year we send you all our greetings with our hope that you will join us to recommit ourselves in our solidarity struggle.  

Historically and up to now, many of us have struggled in many organizations on different issues to rid the earth of inequality, injustice, wars, racism, sexism, environmental degradation and all other issues that makes humanity’s state precarious.

Many of us at times may feel that our struggle has not achieved very much since as there seems to be too much to be done and not enough of us to do it. However we need to remind ourselves what the world would be if all the work that has been done by so many of us had not been done.

Not one right, freedom, equality or public benefit, was handed to people from any master, oppressor, colonialist or imperialist. People struggled for each and all of them. Should we ever stop fighting for them, we will lose them. 

2017 has been a difficult year for many people in many movements. Social protests has been criminalized in many places, with many fighting for social justice have been imprisoned or murdered. Corporate media have provided only the official lies, aided by the murder of honest journalists who tried to expose the truth.

Imperialism plans to intensify the criminal blockade against Cuba that grinds on daily and includes a huge setback in the incipient relations with the US, have the clear objectives of annihilating the Cuban Revolution, devouring our economies, imposing puppet regimes, destroying the Bolivarian Revolution of Venezuela.This covered up by their lies of protecting freedom and democracy as they extend their control over everyone and everything.

The Canadian government continues to play a major role in these imperialist/colonialist activities supporting whatever the US dictates. A few months ago the Canadian government along with the US imposed illegal sanctions against Venezuela and recently the Canadian ambassador to Venezuela was kicked out for meddling in Venezuela’s internal affairs. The recent Honduran election, like the one before it, which international observers exposed as being corrupt with all kinds of irregularities was automatically accepted by the US & Canadian governments. The latest imperialist maneuver has been when the special UN General Assembly meeting was called to denounce the US unilateral move of its Israeli Embassy to Jerusalem. The Canadian government instead of voting along with the 128 countries against the move, shamefully abstained from voting. It also failed to support a vote among nations to abolish nuclear weapons to support the USA.

Attacks against democratic, environmental movements and our freedoms will no doubt continue in the coming year. However, our ongoing struggle will give hope as we work for more victories. The Cuban Revolution will fulfill this January 1, on the star of Fidel, as it celebrates its 59 years of successes since its heroic victory of resistance right against the empire.

We will continue denouncing, resisting and struggling everywhere including in the streets. We will continue to provide truthful, alternative information as one of our most important combat weapons. We will continue to resist this immoral, unjust, destructive imperialist order that threatens the planet and all of humanity.

We toast to all of us, in the hope and joy of verifying every day that they have not and will never be able to defeat us.

With courage and dignity we shall continue in our struggle. 

In Solidarity, Friendship and Unity,
Victoria Friends of Cuba


Contribute to:
Hurricane Irma Relief Fund

Hurricane Irma, with its destructive force, made its track through Cuba for more than 72 hours, from the morning of Friday 8 to Sunday 10 September. With winds that at times surpassed 250 kilometres per hour, it crossed the north of the country from Baracoa, also punished by another phenomenon of this type almost a year ago, to the vicinity of Cardenas. However, by the immensity of its size practically no territory was freed of its effects.
 
Called by experts as the largest hurricane formed in the Atlantic, the destruction left by Hurricane Irma throughout Cuba has been widespread. Accompanied by massive flooding, its sweeping destruction encompassed housing, communications, infrastructure, agricultural equipment, crops, and community buildings. 
 
Our Victoria Friends of Cuba Committee sends this appeal to all of us who has been in solidarity with Cuba to help in contributing towards the Hurricane Irma Recovery Fund.
 
To show our ongoing solidarity with Cuba we are now once again as we have in the past collecting funds for damages caused by Hurricane Irma.
 
100% of all funds we collect goes straight to Cuba in the right hands to accomplish the most with them.
 
If any of us would like to contribute please make cheques payable to “Victoria Friends of Cuba” write “Hurricane Irma Relief Fund” on the memo line and send it at 1584 Strathcona Heights, Shawnigan Lake, BC V0R 2W2.
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