People's Weekly World Newspaper, 06/29/06 12:24
"Other rally speakers included B.C. Teachers Federation President Jinny Sims, anti-globalization activist Walden Bello from the Philippines, progressive Mexican Bishop Samuel Ruiz, Bev Jacobs of the Native Women’s Association of Canada, and South African teachers’ leader Thulas Nxesi. Buffy Sainte-Marie got the crowd to their feet with a performance of her antiwar anthem, “Universal Soldier.”
VANCOUVER, British Columbia — With over 4,000 international delegates from some 90 countries and the participation of thousands more from across Canada, the World Peace Forum 2006 opened here June 23. Dozens of panels, concerts, workshops and other events continued over the next five days.