Friday, July 24, 2009

Important Upcoming Events

1. Action In Solidarity with the people of Honduras!

No to the Coup! The Canadian government must demand the return of
President Zelaya and refuse to recognize the military regime!
Canadian mining companies out of Honduras! Reparations for the
communities in the Siria Valley!

Protest Picket at Goldcorp's head office: 666 Burrard Street, Vancouver.
Thursday July 23
Bring your banners!

Join us in our continued efforts denounce the coup! Since the June 28
removal of the president of Honduras, grassroots solidarity organizations
throughout the world have protested the overthrow of Honduran democracy.

Meanwhile, the Canadian government and mining companies are complicit
in the military coup in Honduras because of their continued silence
and at times direct participation in supporting the defacto regime
lead by Roberto Micheletti.

Goldcorp, a Vancouver based mining giant, operated the controversial
cyanide leaching, open pit "San Martin" gold mine in the department of
Francisco Morazón in Honduras until 2008. Today, many residents of the
Siria Valley, where the mine is located, are sick and unable to work
because of illnesses linked to Goldcorp's operations. The company
still has a skeleton crew of employees in the country, who according
to community members were bussed to pro-coup rallies sponsored by the
corporate backed "Movement for Peace and Democracy."

It's a lie that Goldcorp doesn't get involved in politics: in
Guatemala, they launched a constitutional challenge against Indigenous
People who organized to say NO to the company's Marlin mine, and in
Argentina, Goldcorp has supported legal actions against tax increases.

The coup in Honduras suits the interests of Canadian mining companies.
Michelletti's military regime promises more profits for the corporate
sector, and lower wages and less rights for workers.

Article about Canadian mining companies and the coup:
Video about the San Martin Mine:
Goldcorp busses workers to pro-coup rally:
Honduras working group at

Organized by, Coalition Against Intervention in Latin America.

2. YCL Discussion Group

The Red Star Club will be holding a special discussion group on the history of the Young Communist movement in Vancouver featuring guest speakers including
former YCL activists from the Vancouver area.

Saturday, July 25th
Centre for Socialist Education, 706 Clark Dr.

3. LEFT FILM NIGHT presents a double feature on July 25:

7 pm: 638 Ways to Kill Castro

(Dir. Dollan Cannell, UK, 2006, 78 minutes)

documentary looks at the incredible story of the 638 alleged plots by
the CIA and Cuban exiles to kill former Cuban leader Fidel Castro. It
reveals every conceivable method of assassination, from exploding
cigars to femme fatalism, a radio station rigged with noxious gas to a
poison pen. If you think this sounds like something out of a James Bond
film, then you’re not far from the truth.

8:40 pm - The Waiting List

(Dir. Juan Carlos Tabio, Cuba, 2001, 105 min., English subtitles)

In this comic hit, set in an isolated bus terminal in the middle of
nowhere, dozens of passengers are stranded when a bus they were waiting
for breaks down and cannot leave. Forced to spend the next few days
together, everyone works together to overcome adversity, revealing
humanity’s ability to overcome the toughest circumstances through
sharing, cooperation and solidarity. Made by award winning director
Juan Carlos Tabio (Strawberries and Chocolate).

Saturday, July 25, 7 pm
Centre for Socialist Education,
706 Clark Drive, Vancouver (corner of Clark & E. Georgia)

No admission charge, but donations towards our costs are welcome.
Coffee and refreshments available. Left Film Nights are presented by
the Centre for Socialist Education, Young Communist League, and the
Latino and Vancouver East Clubs of the Communist Party of Canada. Call
604-255-2041 or email for further information.

4. Moncada Day

Moncada Day Celebration
Sunday, July 26
2 pm
Chilean Coop
3390 School Ave

Jim Sinclair, President BC Federation of Labour
Frank Kennedy, Secretary Treasurer ILWU Retirees
Ray Viaud, Canada Cuba Friendship Assoc.

No Shit Shirleys
Tom Hawkins
Hugo Rojas

Food & Cash Bar

poster attached - please circulate

For more info call 604-985-6371

for directions,-122.901226&sspn=0.009291,0.027788&g=School+St,+New+Westminster,+Greater+Vancouver+Regional+District,+British+Columbia,+Canada&ie=UTF8&ll=49.231163,-123.027563&spn=0.00929,0.027788&z=16

5. YCL BC Summer Camp

Come out and have fun with YCLers from B.C. Learn a little about Communism while you chill out on the sunshine coast!

Open to YCLers and friends from BC, and Alberta too!

is $20 which includes food for the weekend. Rides are available from
Vancouver and travel subsidies are available for those coming from
outside of the lower mainland. Registration can be paid to the YCL BC
office (706 Clark Dr., Vancouver, BC, V5L 3J1) via cheque or money
order OR paid directly to any YCL organizer.

A brochure and registration form will be available shortly.

You have to provide the following info to register:
Phone #
If you are a member of YCL (yes or no)
If yes, what Club?
Do you have a tent you canl bring?
If yes, can you share the tent?
If so, how manypeople can you share it with?
Do you have any special dietary requirements

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