Author Archives: Theresa Wolfwood. Director, The Barnard-Boecker Centre Foundation

About Theresa Wolfwood. Director, The Barnard-Boecker Centre Foundation

Theresa Wolfwood is the co-founder and director of the Barnard-Boecker Center Foundation.

Liversedge Ronald. Mac-Pap: Memoir of a Canadian in the Spanish Civil War 2013. edited by David Yorke New Star Books, Vancouver, BC. . ISBN: 9781554200719

Review by Theresa Wolfwood   “We were the direct casualties of the “Non-Intervention Pact, “which was the most open and cynical betrayal of a nation in all of history.” When I took recent visitors from Europe to see the memorial to … Continue reading

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Engler, Yves. CANADA in AFRICA: 300 years of ad and exploitation. 2015. RED publishing/ Fernwood Publishing Canada. ISBN 978-1-55266762-0

Review and author photo by Theresa Wolfwood “Canadian policy provides a unique window into Western exploitation of Africa and this book can hopefully contribute to overcoming widespread ignorance of African affairs.” Engler has done it again; written another carefully documented, … Continue reading

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Deneault , Alain Canada: A New Tax Haven How the Country That Shaped Caribbean Tax Havens Is Becoming One Itself 2015. Talonbooks. Vancouver BC. Translated by Catherine Browne ISBN 13: 9780889228368

Review & author photo by Theresa Wolfwood . “Everything was arranged to suit the interests of the powerful to facilitate the operations of the largest firms…” Deneault, author of   Imperial Canada Inc. Legal Haven of Choice for the World’s Mining … Continue reading

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Grover, Sumeet. House Arrest & Disobedience, 2015, Smallberry Press, London. UK

Review by Theresa Wolfwood The poems in this book are powerful messages about the cruelty and violence, often hidden and denied, in families, communities and countries. Although Grover is rooted in his own Indian culture there is a painful universality … Continue reading

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Guantanamo chez nous ? Editions Antidote Brussels, Belgium. 2014 ISBN : 9782930802008 in French

Review A partir de ce court récit très bien écrit, Luk Vervaet nous amène dans le monde carcéral de la lutte ‘anti-terroriste’ de l’état Belge.  Tout en présentant un bon aperçu, l’auteur mise sur le cas spécifique et très actuel d’un … Continue reading

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HANDBOOK for NONVIOLENT CAMPAIGNS. 2014. War Resisters’ International London, UK. ISBN 978-0-903517-28-7

Dey, Andrew, coordinator.  HANDBOOK for NONVIOLENT CAMPAIGNS. 2014. War Resisters’ International London, UK. ISBN 978-0-903517-28-7 “…our working definition of nonviolence is based on a desire to end violence…without committing further violence. This handbook was written by people from around the … Continue reading

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Banksy. WALL AND PIECE. 2006. Century. London UK ISBN 1844137872

Review by Theresa Wolfwood “Copyright is for losers ™” from first page of this book From the first page, Banksy who refuses to be identified, forcing us to react to his work, not him, is handing us up a mirror … Continue reading

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Wolfwood, Theresa J. LOVE AND RESISTANCE 2014.  Smallberry Press, London. UK ISBN: 978-0993031502

4 reviews 1. Review by Alan Twiggs Theresa J. Wolfwood of Hornby Island and Victoria is the director of the Barnard-Boecker Centre Foundation, a non-profit society founded in 1996 to encourage programs that promote social justice, peace, sustainability, diversity and … Continue reading

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Flood, Catherine and Gavin Grindon, editors. DISOBEDIENT OBJECTS V&A publishing, 2014. The Victoria & Albert Museum, London, UK ISBN-978=1-85177-797-6

Review by Theresa Wolfwood “Disobedient objects have a history as long as social struggles itself….Objects have played a key role in social change alongside of performance, music and the visual arts.” From the introduction “To disobey in order to take … Continue reading

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Wayman, Tom. A COUNTRY NOT CONSIDERED: Canada, Culture, Work. 1993. House of Anansi Press. Toronto, ON.

“…Economy is the bone, politics is the flesh, watch who they beat and who they eat, watch who they relieve themselves on, watch who                         they own. The rest is decoration.”  from In the Men’s Room(s) by Marge Piercy   … Continue reading

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Maximillian Forte. SLOUCHING TOWARDS SIRTE: NATO’s War on Libya and Africa. 2012. Baraka Books. Montreal, Canada

Review by Theresa Wolfwood   “NATO’s war in Libya was advertised as a humanitarian intervention- bombing in the name of ‘saving lives’.”   As Canada goes to war again in Western Asia, it is important to remember our humanitarian (read: … Continue reading

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Marjorie Agosín, editor. Stitching Resistance: Women, Creativity, and Fiber Arts 2014. Solis Press. Tunbridge Wells, Kent, England ISBN 978-1-907947-90-2

Review by Theresa Wolfwood “…female fiber art has often been crafted to explore social issues and inspire change for the benefit of their communities and the world.” Resistance to violence and injustice is a powerful force in all societies; when … Continue reading

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