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  • [UVic-sustainability] News and Events for the Week of Nov 24th

    NEWS:   This week UVic President, Jamie Cassels, was quoted heavily in an op-ed written by the founders of the Free the Children Network on the legacy of the Union Carbide disaster in Bhopal, India. In the early 1990s Cassel's wrote a seminal work on multi-national corporate responsibility called The Uncertain Promise of Law: Lessons from Bhopal, which argued that the parent companies could be held responsible when a subsidiary is shown to be negligent. The 30th anniversary of the Bhopal disaster is coming up… Read More +
  • Take Back the Night and VIDEA Fair

    Download FileDear Friends of SJS, MEDIA ADVISORY              For Immediate Release: November 20, 2014   Students and community members rally to take back the night   Victoria, BC –- The University of Victoria Women’s Centre, in partnership with other advocacy-based organisations at UVic, are organizing this year’s Take Back The Night march and rally on campus on November 27.    DATE: Thursday November 27, 2014 TIME:              4:30pm LOCATION:    UVIC Student Union Building (SUB), University of Victoria, B.C.   DETAILS:  At 4:30pm community members will meet and mobilize for guest speakers and a rally at the SUB.  At 5:00pm we will… Read More +
  • Report on SANDA film screening

    “Sanda” (Surviving) -- Screening and Discussion Big Success

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  • This Is What Darren Wilson Told the Grand Jury About Shooting Michael Brown

    http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2014/11/here-are-transcripts-and-audio-darren-wilsons-grand-jury-hearing

    Read the full testimony and other evidence just released by the St. Louis County Prosecutor's Office

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    | Tue Nov. 25, 2014 12:16 AM EST

    Here is Darren Wilson's testimony before the St. Louis County grand jury (St. Louis Public Radio has uploaded documents, here), starting on page 195. (His account of his encounter with Michael Brown begins on page 206.) Follow our coverage onwhat's happening in Ferguson, and how the grand jury decision fits a longstanding pattern in the St. Louis area.

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  • Environmental Tipping Points Key to Predicting Extinctions

    http://news.ncsu.edu/2014/11/tipping-points/For Immediate ReleaseNovember 24, 2014 Carlos Botero Tracey Peake  |  919.515.6142Evolutionary responses to environmental variation.Researchers from North Carolina State University have created a model that mimics how differently adapted populations may respond to rapid climate change. Their findings demonstrate that depending on a population’s adaptive strategy, even tiny changes in climate variability can create a “tipping point” that sends the population into extinction.Carlos Botero, postdoctoral fellow with the Initiative on Biological Complexity and the Southeast Climate Science Center at NC State and assistant professor… Read More +
  • We need your help today

  • Give thanks to farmworkers - with action!

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  • Take action now: Tell the UN not to reward Israel for Gaza massacre

    As part of our support of BDS, please read the following.---------- Forwarded message ----------From: Palestinian BDS National Committee Date: Tue, Nov 25, 2014 at 2:43 AMSubject: Take action now: Tell the UN not to reward Israel for Gaza massacreInternational donors have pledged $5.4 billion to rebuild Gaza after Israel’s 50-day assault last summer that killed 2,254 Palestinians, including 538 children, and caused widespread destruction.But studies show that at least 45% of the aid pledged by international donors will go to… Read More +
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