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Cuban 5 Meeting

Cuban Consul General of Toronto, Mr. Jorge F. Soberón, speaks in Vancouver to raise awareness about 5 Cubans unjustly held in United States jails.

SATURDAY OCTOBER 15, 20112:00-4:00pm
Langara College, 100 West 49th Ave, Vancouver 
Auditorium A130

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Prosecution of George W. Bush

Human Rights Groups to Urge Torture Prosecution of George W. Bush in Anticipation of October 20 Visit to Surrey, B.C.

September 28, 2011 –At a 10:30 a.m. news conference in Vancouver tomorrow, Canadian and U.S. human rights organizations will urge the Canadian Attorney General to open an investigation and prosecution of former U.S. President George W. Bush based on his individual and command responsibility under Canadian and international human rights law for torture of detainees in U.S. custody.

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Full Transcript: Netanyahu's 2011 UN Speech

Binyamin Netanyahu: Thank you, Mr. President.

Ladies and gentlemen, Israel has extended its hand in peace from the moment it was established 63 years ago. On behalf of Israel and the Jewish people, I extend that hand again today. I extend it to the people of Egypt and Jordan, with renewed friendship for neighbors with whom we have made peace. I extend it to the people of Turkey, with respect and good will. I extend it to the people of Libya and Tunisia, with admiration for those trying to build a democratic future. I extend it to the other peoples of North Africa and the Arabian Peninsula, with whom we want to forge a new beginning. I extend it to the people of Syria, Lebanon and Iran, with awe at the courage of those fighting brutal repression.

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Full Transcript: Abbas speech at the UN (2011)

Mr. President of the General Assembly of the United Nations,

Mr. Secretary-General of the United Nations,

Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen,

At the outset, I wish to extend my congratulations to H.E. Mr. Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser on his assumption of the Presidency of the Assembly for this session, and wish him all success.

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Civil society responds to Dick Cheney's scheduled Vancouver appearance

'Laws against war crimes must be enforced'

What: Press conference by civil society and local politicians regarding Dick Cheney's upcoming visit to Vancouver.

When: 12:30pm Friday, September 23

Where: W2 Media Cafe (111 W. Hastings, at Abbott)

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Ahmadinejad UN 2011 Speech

The full text of the speech follows, courtesy of the United Nations:

Mr. President,
Excellencies,
Ladies and Gentlemen,

I am grateful to the Almighty Allah who granted me, once more, the opportunity to appear before this world assembly. I have the pleasure to express my sincere thanks to H.E. Joseph Deiss, president of the sixty-fifth session for his tremendous efforts during his tenure. I also would like to congratulate H.E Nassir Abdulaziz AI-Nasser on his election as the president of sixty-sixth session of the General Assembly and wish him all success.

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