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  • Government Mandated Re-Education of BC Teachers #BCPoli #BCED

    B.C. government seeks to privatize and control teacher professional developmentBY TARA EHRCKE | MARCH 27, 2015Yesterday the B.C. government introduced Bill 11 -- a new law that will, among other things, change the system of teacher professional development in British Columbia. Without any consultation with teachers or their union, the BCTF, the government is legislating a new system of authorized continuing education that may be required to maintain teacher certification.Not surprisingly, having been rebuffed by the B.C. courts twice with unilateral changes to… Read More +

    BCSEA is a non-profit society that relies on memberships to advance the low-carbon economy. Will you please join us?

    THE TRANSIT REFERENDUM - Did You Get Around to Voting?

    MARCH 27, 2015

    Are you living in the Metro-Vancouver area? If so, ballots are on their way for the Transit Referendum.

    BCSEA is a proud partner of Better Transit & Transportation -
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  • Education and Mobilization in Contested Mexico

    LeftStreamed — Recorded in Toronto, 18 March 2015 Education and Mobilization in Contested Mexico: Situating Ayotzinapa On September 26, 2014, students from the Ayotzinapa Teachers' College were attacked by police and gunmen in the town of Iguala. Three were killed, dozens injured and 43 student-teachers were taken away, never to be seen again. This atrocity is part of a landscape of violence and impunity carried out through alliances among elements of the Mexican state and organized crime. In response, a national movement of resistance… Read More +
  • WWII vet warns Stephen Harper is working to "eradicate" Canada's social programs and "enrich the mighty"

    Good afternoon,
    I know it's the wknd, but I wanted to highlight a unique PressProgress post from the Progress Summit 2015 -- a message from 92-year-old veteran Harry Smith that Stephen Harper has "robbed the vulnerable" and "enriched the 1% at the expense of the 99%."
    The video was one of the most moving moment's of the Summit in Ottawa.  Please feel free to share the post below on Facebook and Twitter -- even on Monday.

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  • Help now to tell Air Canada No Complicity in Israeli War Crimes!

    ---------- Forwarded message ----------From: Hanna Kawas This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.> UPDATE: We only need 153 more signatures to reach 1000 by Land Day. Please sign now and if you have already done so, ask a friend or family member to also sign. Lets tell Air Canada we will not reward complicity with Israeli war crimes. Here is the link to the petition. Dear Friends:We have started an on-line petition to Air Canada CEO Calin Rovinescu, calling on Air Canada to stop outsourcing its B787 maintenance… Read More +
  • Telus Censoring Community Television Can a Corporation support Community?

    The Bridge News Service:    Independent Media from Canada
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    (Feb. 27, 2015)  Above is a 'Community Television' program Telus said Canadians could not see because it did not meet the Telus 'balance' requirement .  Please have a look and see what you think.  Perhaps start with segment 2 (at 21:40) - a discussion of the terror attack at the Charlie Hebdo offices in Paris.  Segment 3 (40:15) is about climate change; Segment 1 is 'various'.   Read More +
  • Vancouver's annual homeless count and the failure to end homelessness

    Posted on: March 27, 2015 - 9:05amEarlier this week Vancouver conducted its annual homelessness count. Last year the count found that despite the mayor's pledge to end homelessness by 2015 the number of people living on the streets had doubled. This year the mayor called on the province and the federal government to take more responsibility for affordable housing.More Information: Vancouver homeless count confirms challenge of Vision’s 2015 goal | Globe and MailCity of Vancouver's annual homelessness count begins Monday night… Read More +
  • Mainstream media attempting to criminalize anti-austerity movement

    by STEFAN CHRISTOFFMany mainstream media reports onanti-austerity street protests in Montréal over recent days work to criminalize the thousands joining the actions and to justify police violence.Absent from media reports are any specifics on the injuries taking place due to the multiple police assaults, or any serious info on the heavy use of pepper spray and flash bang grenades.Ta blessure de flic, is a social media page that has been set-up for people to share info onpolice brutality and photos of their wounds, working… Read More +
  • "Let Their People Go--or give them the vote!"--this year's passover chant

    ---------- Forwarded message ----------From: Rabbi Michael Lerner r51 "Let Their People Go--or give them the vote!"--this year's passover chant … Read More +
  • Israel vs. Judaism » CounterPunch: Tells the F

    Subject: Israel vs. Judaism » CounterPunch: Tells the Facts, Names the Names

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  • #earthhour

    This Saturday at 8.30pm local time it’s Earth Hour. 7,000 cities around the world will be switching off the lights that light up their most iconic buildings. The Houses of Parliament, Sydney Opera House, The Eiffel Tower, The Burg Khalifa, The Taipei Tower will, for an hour, be cast into darkness. Meanwhile millions of people will also turn their power off. It will be quite a sight and will send a clear message: we want action on climate change.

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