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.

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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Abunimah, Ali. THE BATTLE FOR JUSTICE IN PALESTINE. 2014. Haymarket Book, Chicago, USA. ISBN 978-1-60846-324-4

  Review & photos by Theresa Wolfwood                    “The victory against Israeli apartheid, colonialism, and racism that I am convinced Palestinians and their allies have in their power to make will not be theirs alone. It will belong to everyone who … Continue reading

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Hak, Gordon. THE LEFT IN BRITISH COLUMBIA: A history of struggle.2013. Ronsdale Press, Vancouver, BC. ISBN978-1-55380-256-3

Review by Theresa Wolfwood “Defining the left with precision is not straightforward. For one thing the left includes diverse values, ideas, strategies and institutions. Social democracy and communism, reformers and revolutionaries, unions and radical women’s groups have all found their … Continue reading

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Osorio, Jesus Tecu. Memoir of the Rio Negro Massacres. 2012. Translated from the Spanish & published with assistance of Rights Action & Breaking the Silence Solidarity Network. ISBN 978-9929-634-008

Review by Theresa Wolfwood Images from the book   “May my parents’ tragic story live on in the memories of my children”    “The objective… is to share the bloody history that we have lived and to make this story … Continue reading

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Badami, Anita Rau. Tamarind Mem. Penguin Books, Canada ISBN: 0-14-0257414-4

Review by  Sumeet Grover                            Tamarind Mem, a Canadian bestseller novel,  is an infectious and unforgettable story of an extensively engaged childhood, family, identity, culture and its inherent oppression of women, narrated through genius storytelling. Deep inside the heart of this … Continue reading

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King,Thomas. THE INCONVIENIENT INDIAN: A curious account of native people in North America.2012. Anchor Canada. Random House. Canada ISBN 978-0-385-66422-6

This is a widely recommended book in Canada and deservedly so. King is a witty, articulate and colourful writer and that comes through even in this painful and devastating history of the 1st peoples of the two largest countries on … Continue reading

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