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Indeed the Pedagogy of the Oppressed

In December 2011, CoDev coordinated a Canadian teachers’ delegation to Colombia. In the following article BC Teachers’ Federation provincial executive member Rick Guenther writes of his experiences during the delegation.

Colombia Delegation Nov 2011 - Ademacor MonumentI can only begin to imagine life as a union leader in which I regularly receive reports of murdered colleagues, frequently receive death threats, and require the constant presence of armed bodyguards. Yet this is the reality of many people, particularly trade unionists, in Colombia.

While various rebel groups, government forces, and paramilitary groups have been engaged in violent struggle for decades, most of the oppression of union and human rights activists has been perpetrated (more…)

Event: Stories from the Frontlines of the Honduran Teachers’ Struggle

CoDev invites you to hear from Honduran teachers’ union member Dilcia Diaz, a coordinator with the CoDev supported Non-Sexist Pedagogy program.

Hear from a front line activist (more…)

A Concert for Bob Rosen

Thank you to everyone who joined us for this amazing event and a huge thank you to the musicians who organized it!  If you have photos please email them to us and we’ll post them here!

Join Fraser Union, Solidarity Notes, and the Gram Partisans for an Evening of Music for Social Change!

Saturday, March 10, 2012
Doors at 7:30pm, Music at 8:00pm
St. James Community Square, 3214 West 10th Avenue, Vancouver (more…)

Dispatch #4: Young Worker’s Tour 2011

Inspiration

Having had some “down time” since the intensity of the young workers delegation to reflect on my experiences, I keep coming back to how inspirational our time in El Salvador was on a variety of levels. As a young worker myself, (more…)

Cordoba, Colombia: A dangerous place to be a union leader

Guest Blogger Irene Lanzinger, B.C. Federation of Labour, shares a report from a recent CoDev delegation to Colombia.

On Friday, December 2, Domingo Ayala, the president of the Teachers’ Union of Cordoba (ADEMACOR) walked into our hotel lobby. He was accompanied by the two armed (more…)