Economic and Judicial War – Saturday, October 13th @ 5:30 PM

ECONOMIC AND JUDICIAL WAR PANEL

Saturday, October 13th @ 5:30 PM

Friends House – 60 Lowther Street, Toronto

 

Panel Members: Dr. Atif Kubursi, Joe Emersberger and Nino PaglicciI

Moderator: Dr. Maria Paez Victor

 

YOU WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED BY HEARING THESE THINKERS OF THE LEFT INTELLECTUAL VANGUARD!

 

 

 

LACSN Monthly Meetings

Membership meetings are held every 3rd Wednesday of the month. October’s meeting willl be Wednesday Oct. 17 – 6:30 pm at OISE Bldg. 5th Floor

Reuniones para la membresia son cada 3er Miercoles del mes. La reunion de Octubre sera el Miercoles, 17 de Octubre en el edificio de OISE, en el 5to piso a las 6:30 pm.

 

Colombia. e-Petition to the House of Commons. Please sign and support!

Spanish Version below

 

In 2016, Colombia signed a precedent setting peace agreement that ended the 53 year of internal armed conflict in which 220,000 people were killed, more than 6 million were internally displaced and tens of thousands disappeared.

The peace accord put an end to the longest armed conflict in the Western Hemisphere But it is now at risk as Colombia’s new President, Ivan Duque, has explicitly stated he does not support the agreement. Since the peace agreement was signed, the killings have increased to more than 300 community leaders, including peasants, indigenous people, trade unionists, students, Afro-Colombians, political opposition activists, social leaders and environmental activists.

We are urging the government of Canada, who has been one of the biggest backers of the peace implementation process, to act by following through on its commitments to support the accord and join the International community in condemning these killings.

Please sign and share the official petition that will be presented to the House of Commons.

We have only 90 days to collect 500 signatures!

 

STEPS TO SIGN THE e-PETITION

 

1. OPEN THIS LINK & SIGN PETITION HERE:

2. Once the petition in on your desktop, at the bottom of the text, there is a button entitled: “Sign the Petition” to open the link:

3. Immediately a second screen appears in which you can fill out your information.

4. Please complete all fields marked with the RED asterisk; they are mandatory and if this information is not finalized, your petition would be cancelled.

5. Select each of the small squares below the last field “Postal Code” (to place a tick-mark) and do not forget to write the same characters that appear there when you open the request. This step is very important because, they would confirm that you are not a robot and that you are not sending thousands of requests on behalf of other people.

6. Finally, when you press the button “Sign“, a message will arrive in your Inbox saying that you need to confirm that you are the person who has just signed the petition. This is done through a link that arrives inside the message and which you only have to press. This last step is perhaps the most important.

Please help us to collect all the necessary signatures! Not always can we count on the support of a Canadian PM trying to help us in placing pressure to the Colombian government. We must seize this incredible opportunity.

 

Sign and forward widely, Thank you!

 

Colombia Action Solidarity Alliance – CASA

VERSION EN ESPAÑOL

 

 

En 2016, Colombia firmó un modelo de acuerdo de paz que puso fin a 53 años de conflicto armado interno, en el cual 220,000 personas fueron asesinadas, más de 6 millones fueron desplazados internamente y decenas de miles desaparecieron.

El acuerdo de paz puso fin al conflicto armado más prolongado del hemisferio occidental, pero ahora está en riesgo ya que el nuevo presidente de Colombia, Iván Duque, ha declarado explícitamente que no apoya el acuerdo. Desde que se firmó el acuerdo de paz, el asesinato de líderes sociales han ido en aumento. En este lapso han perdido la vida más de 300 líderes, incluidos campesinos, indígenas, sindicalistas, estudiantes, afrocolombianos, activistas de oposición política, líderes comunitarios y ambientalistas.

Instamos al gobierno de Canadá, que ha sido uno de los principales patrocinadores del proceso de implementación de la paz, a que actúe cumpliendo sus compromisos de apoyar el acuerdo y unirse a la comunidad internacional para condenar estos asesinatos.

Por favor, firme y comparta la petición oficial que será presentada a la Cámara de los Comunes.

Tenemos solo 90 días para recolectar 500 firmas!

 

PASOS PARA FIRMAR LA PETICIÓN EN LÍNEA:

 

 

1.  Oprima este link y firme la petición aquí:

2.  Con la  petición en su pantalla, en la parte de abajo del texto hay un botón para abrir el link titulado: “Sign the Petition”

3. Inmediatamente aparece una segunda pantalla en la cual usted puede llenar sus datos.

4. Atención: todos los “fields”, marcados con el asterisco ROJO son obligatorios; si no se responden, su petición será entonces  anulada.

5. Seleccione cada uno de los cuadrados pequeños de bajo de “Postal Code” (para colocar una marquilla) y no olvide escribir los mismos caracteres que allí aparecen cuando usted abre la petición.  Este paso es muy importante porque así, ellos se darán cuenta que usted no es un robot y que no esta enviando miles de peticiones a nombre de otras personas.

6. Finalmente, cuando usted oprime el botón “Sign“, le va a llegar un mensaje a su e-mail, Inbox, diciendo que confirme que usted si es la persona que acaba de firmar la petición. Esto se hace a través de un link que llega dentro del mismo mensaje y el cual usted  solo debe oprimir. Este último paso es tal vez el más importante.

Les rogamos por favor nos ayuden a recoger todas las firmas necesarias. No siempre se cuenta con el apoyo de un PM Canadiense cuando se busca ejercer presión al gobierno Colombiano. Hay que aprovechar esta increíble oportunidad.

Firme y circule ampliamente, Gracias!

Colombia Action Solidarity Alliance – CASA

 

 

https://petitions.ourcommons.ca/en/Petition/Details?Petition=e-1801

Petition to the Government of Canada

Whereas:

 

  • Since the signing of the final Peace Accords on November 24, 2016, more than 300 indigenous, union, community, student, Afro-Colombian and political activist leaders have been assassinated. These crimes are being perpetrated against those who demand the return of their lands, promote the voluntary eradication of illicit crops, and represent opposition political parties. Eighty-four former FARC combatants and their relatives have also been killed;

  • It is well noted that President-Elect Ivan Duque opposes the peace agreements and their implementation, even though it is known that a failure of the peace accords would mean a return to war. This is not in the interest of the Colombian people;

  • We appeal to the Government of Canada to continue the monitoring of transitional justice mechanisms and contribute to the reaffirmation of the rule of law so that all people in Colombia can enjoy a fair society; and

  • Behind every murdered leader is a family and the aspirations of thousands of people who dream of living in a more just country.

We, the undersigned, a coalition of Canadian citizens and residents, and Colombian Citizens, call upon the Government of Canada to :

 

1. Demand that the Colombian state, and its new president, protect these leaders.

2. Denounce the killings and adding the Canadian voice to other international leaders who have already stepped forward publicly.

3. Follow through on the Canadian Government’s commitment to support the implementation of the peace agreements.

Colombia en Paz? El proceso y su Rumbo

Conferencia sobre el Estado Actual del Conflicto Social en Colombia

Sabado, Septiembre 15, 2018 @ 5:30 pm

Centro Cultural Latinoamericano – 1756 Eglington Avenue West

Conferencista: Francisco Ramirez, Abogado Sindical

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LACSN Solidarity with the Yemeni Community – A Statement

Toronto, September 8, 2018

 

The Latin American and Caribbean Solidarity Network (LACSN) a democratic, non-profit and independent organization based in Toronto, that brings together various grassroots groups, networks and organizations that carry out work in solidarity with progressive and democratic transformation processes taking place in Latin America and the Caribbean.

I stand today on behalf of LACSN in solidarity with the people of Yemen. LACSN strongly condemns the deadly air strike in Yemen, which killed 22 children and four women.

For the past 4 years, the western backed Saudi-led coalition have targeted everything in Yemen. The list includes hospitals, factories, bridges, water tanks, power stations, school, universities, wedding halls and even cemeteries! This has caused a severe damage to the Yemeni economy and tens of thousands of people have lost their lives.

LACSN members stand in unity condemning the continuous attacks on the people of Yemen, where women and children are victims of this horrendous attacks.

We call for a cease fire and for a peaceful end.

We call to stop the sale of arms to Saudi Arabia

We call to save the people of Yemen

Stop the slaughter

The people united will never be defeated!

 

Magdalena-LACSN