March 10, 2011

Human rights still low on Colombian gov’t agenda – Celeyta

[img_assist|nid=1917|title=|desc=UNCOMMON COURAGE—Berenice Celeyta, centre, poses with CUPE BC secretary-treasurer Mark Hancock, CUPE members and staff during this week’s visit to B.C.

March 3, 2011

Colombian human rights defender to visit B.C.

BURNABY—Her work defending labour and human rights has become invaluable to her compatriots. And her courage in deciding to remain in her home country despite frequent death threats has inspired activists around the world.

February 18, 2011

CUPE BC joins solidarity rally for Mexican miners

VANCOUVER—CUPE BC president Barry O’Neill and secretary-treasurer Mark Hancock, along with CUPE members and regional staff, joined an enthusiastic rally downtown on Thursday morning (Feb.

July 29, 2010

CUPE National president calls for end to human rights violations in Philippines

OTTAWA—CUPE National president Paul Moist has written to the president of the Republic of the Philippines calling for an end to human rights abuses and an end to extra-judicial killings following the shocking news that three teachers, including Mark Francisco of the Alliance of Concerned Teachers (ACT), were assassinated earlier this month.

Antonio Tinio, National Chairperson of ACT and newly elected ACT representative in the Philippine Congress, has reported to CUPE that the killings are linked to the failure of the previo

June 14, 2010

Women face uphill battle in Honduras

SOLIDARITY WITH HONDURAN WOMEN—CUPE BC’s International Solidarity committee pose with Maria Luisa Regalado of the Honduran Women’s Collective following Regalado’s presentation at the committee meeting on Monday (June 14).

BURNABY—Nearly one year after the coup d’etat that ousted democratically elected president Manuel Zelaya, labour rights and working conditions for most of the country’s residents have only gotten worse—especially for women, a leading Honduran activist told CUPE BC’s International Solidari

May 28, 2010

Honduras: The Struggle Continues

CoDevelopment Canada invites you to meet and hear Honduran partner, Maria Luisa Regalado of the Honduran Women’s Collective speak about their work in the resistance movement in Honduras.

María Luisa Regalado and the Honduran Women’s Collective


María Luisa Regalado and the Honduran Women’s Collective Organizing women so they can escape their

May 18, 2010

Action needed on Canada-Colombia Free Trade Agreement

MP’s attack on CoDevelopment Canada’s Wood highlights flaws in federal policy

VANCOUVER—The Canada Colombia Free Trade Agreement (CCFTA) is once again under scrutiny following a stunning exchange late last week in which a Liberal MP involved in brokering an amendment to the deal attacked the credibility of witnesses speaking about human rights and democracy concerns in Colombia.

The CCFTA is currently at the Standing Committee on International Trade, where the Committee is hearing witness testimony on the human rights amendment proposed by Liberal MP (Kings-Hants) a

May 7, 2010

CUPE BC to present “Bananas!*” at DOXA festival

VANCOUVER—CUPE BC, a screening partner at the annual DOXA Documentary Film Festival (May 7-16), will host the screening tomorrow afternoon of Swedish director Fredrik Gertten’s critically acclaimed film “Bananas!*”

Part of the DOXA festival’s justice forum series, “Bananas!*” recounts the story of Nicaraguan banana workers’ struggle against the corporate giant Dole Food. The suspenseful documentary follows personal injury lawyer Juan “Accidentes” Dominguez on his biggest case ever.

April 21, 2010

CoDev annual fundraising dinner

CoDevelopment Canada invites you to join us on Saturday, June 12th for CoDev’s annual fundraising dinner at the Maritime Labour Centre.

Come celebrate with us as we mark our 25th anniversary of building partnerships between like-minded organizations, in Canada and Latin America, to be vehicles for learning, social change, and community empowerment.

This special event will be hosted by the wonderfully funny Charlie Demers!

We are also honoured to be joined for the evening by Maria Luisa Regalado from CoDev’s partner CODEMUH (Honduran Women’s Collective).


January 27, 2010

CoDev to hold ninth annual film fest this weekend

CUPE BC to host provincial premiere of “Tapped”, panel discussion

VANCOUVER—“Communities in Resistance” is the inspirational theme of CoDevelopment Canada (CoDev)’s ninth annual World Community Film Festival, being held January 29-31 at Langara College. On Saturday afternoon, CUPE BC, a major sponsor of the festival, will host the B.C.