Citizens Press Announcements, Alternative and Corporate News

  • Another International Call for Inquiry Into Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women in Canada

    ICTMN Staff3/31/15Indigenous leaders in Canada have welcomed yet another report urging the federal government to examine the disproportionate rate of violence against aboriginal women, but the government does not seem any closer to convening one.This time the call came from the U.N. Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), which released a report earlier this month and said the lack of a national inquiry to date constitutes a “grave violation of human rights,” according to report authors Niklas… Read More +
  • Muslim youth group declares jihad against ISIS

    Julia Glum Posted without permission from International Business TimesA British nonprofit for Muslim youth has launched a "Jihad against ISIS" campaign aimed at dissuading teenagers from joining the Islamic State group. The Muslim Youth League UK declared last weekend "ideological war" against the extremists, who have become known in recent months for robust online recruiting efforts that lure young adults to Syria. The group plans to use social media to spread messages of peace. "All extremists are cancers to society, because… Read More +
  • Thanks for Signing Up to Stop the Fast Track Pipeline Deal

    r1 Friend,  Thanks for sending a message to Canada's Premiers to stop the fast track pipeline deal. This is a deal that's moving quickly. They'll be meeting to discuss final details on April 14th -- can you help us push back on this bad idea by sharing this petition with your social networks now? Click here to share on Facebook  Click here to share on Twitter  Onwards,  Cam Fenton 350.org is building a global climate movement. Become a sustaining donor to keep this movement strong and growing. r1 You… Read More +
  • [evoz] fresh coffee

    Gerd is just now bagging a fresh roast of Cafe Simpatico – please call him at 250 595-7519  for pickup or local delivery  soon. Your CASC coffee committee in action Read More +
  • VIDEO: This Ruling Changes Everything

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  • Urgent solidarity rally in support of the Heiltsuk Nation - TODAY March 31st - 3pm

    Please share this request with your contacts and join this Solidarity Action with the Heiltsuk Nation, happening this afternoon in Victoriahttps://www.facebook.com/events/732117183571400/Join us on Tuesday 3- 6pm March 31st at the Save-On-Foods 1950 Foul Bay Rd, Victoria, BC V8R 1S8 to block the store and stand in solidarity with the Heiltsuk Nation to stop the commercial sac roe fishery in area 7.To support the Heiltsuk Nation’s opposition to the commercial herring kill-fishery, we are calling for a boycott of all businesses owned and operated by… Read More +
  • Help Build the New Unistoten Healing Centre

    Posted on March 30, 2015Find out more and donate here!“Many people first get involved with the Unist’ot’en Camp because our stance is clear and no nonsense – there will be no pipelines built on Unist’ot’en land. But they soon realize that the Camp is much more than just a blockade. It is a place of learning, of healing, of connecting with nature, of breaking with the legacy of colonization. Now this work will be expanded and consolidated through the establishment of a… Read More +
  • Victoria Earth Walk - April 25th

    Join this year's Earth Walk for Peace and the Planet, gathering at the BC Legislature on Saturday, April 25 at 11 am for a walk to Centennial Square!
    https://www.facebook.com/events/911871192168440/
    Bring your banners, signs, flags and flowers. Drums, noisemakers, puppets and people younger and older are welcome and encouraged to participate!

    Together, let's proclaim our commitment to a peaceful world that respects ecological systems and the communities they sustain!

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  • [ACTIVlist] ACTIVlist Update - March 31, 2015

    r1 This daily ACTIVlist e-mail is a compilation of blog posts, media releases and action alerts from the Council of Canadians. For more information about our campaigns, how to get involved, and how to become a member, go to www.canadians.org. Please forward this e-mail and encourage others to join our list! Thank you for your interest and support.   _____________________  Media Release: Council of Canadians marks shameful one-year anniversary of health accord's expiration / Le Conseil des Canadiens souligne le 1er anniversaire honteux de… Read More +
  • PressProgress Post: Canada's economy just shrank, but corporate profits hit a record 27-year high

    Good afternoon,
    Good news for Corporate Canada, bad news for Canadian workers. Please feel free to share on social media:

    http://www.pressprogress.ca/en/post/canadas-economy-just-shrank-corporate-profits-hit-record-27-year-high

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  • Keynote Panel: United Against Austerity

    Posted on March 30, 2015We encourage you to check out this great panel that Rising Tide is excited to be sponsoring!Tuesday April 28th from 6-8 pm.Vancouver Public Library – Central Location (350 West Georgia Street) Facebook RSVP* Why Unite Against Austerity *All around the world – from Quebec to Greece to Chile to South Africa – tens of thousands of people are rising up against austerity.Governments and the mainstream media say there is not enough money, and belts must be tightened. Cuts… Read More +
  • Stop the Premiers' Pipeline Fast-Track Deal

    r1 Friends,  Last week we got some disturbing news: Canada's premiers are writing a national climate deal that could be used as cover to fast track dangerous tar sands pipeline approvals across the country.  On April 14th, the premiers are meeting in Quebec to negotiate. Click here to sign on, and make sure they know that Canada can't lead on climate while digging up the tar sands. We know that 85% of the tar sands need to stay underground in order to meet Canada's climate obligations.… Read More +
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