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The Fight Against Terror and For Civil Liberties


Notice: You are invited to attend a public consultation on Bill C-51 with MPs Randall Garrison and Murray Rankin, UVic Professor Laurel Collins, and academic expert in constitutional law and privacy issues Reg Whitaker. Friday February 27, 2015 at 7-8:30pm First Metropolitan United Church.

It is with a genuine sense of disappointment that I rose this month to speak against Bill C-51, the Anti-Terrorism Act, 2015. This is a very significant bill that will dismantle the privacy rights of all Canadians in the name of threats to national security. It is a bill that contains definitions so broad and so far-reaching that it risks lumping together legitimate dissent with terrorism. It is dangerously vague, and most likely ineffective in confronting the threats we face. This is a bill that still lacks any direct link to the actual events we faced in October or the ongoing terrorist threats we face today.

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Dasiqox Tribal Park: Nexwagwez?an - There for us

Dasiqox Tribal Park – or what we now call ‘Nexwagwez?an’ – is an expression of governance initiated by Yunesit’in and Xeni Gwet’in, supported by the Tsilhqot’in Nation. The concept of Dasiqox Tribal Park has evolved from a place of conflict, however the intention is to express through our hearts the most thoughtful aspirations of this area as a space of healing, cultural education, economic sustenance and an intact ecosystem that supports all of our activities.

Nexwagwez?an – ‘it is there for us’ – prioritizes the Tsilhqot’in in advancing a vision rooted in Tsilhqot’in values and appropriate traditional laws to ensure that the land remains to the benefit of future generations. Our approach centers the Tsilhqot’in as leaders in guiding future land use objectives that honour Tsilhqot’in knowledge, reflects plans for sustainable economies, and is supported by sound scientific research.
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What is a Tribal Park and why is it being employed?

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Moose Hide Campaign Annual Gathering of Men

by ahnationtalk on February 9, 2015

Standing Together to End Violence Towards Aboriginal Women and Children

VICTORIA, BC–(February 06, 2015) – Esquimalt and Songhees Territory – On February 12, 2015 Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal men will meet for the fourth consecutive year in Victoria, BC to stand together to end violence towards Aboriginal women and children. The Moose Hide campaign’s Annual “Gathering of Men” will take place at the Hotel Grand Pacific from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. There will be a peaceful march to the BC Legislature and a Press Conference will be held at 12:30 pm to publicly address the issue of violence towards Aboriginal women and children.

Statistically, Aboriginal women are three times more likely to experience domestic violence than non-Aboriginal women, and three times more likely than non-Aboriginal women to be killed by someone they know. Often domestic and sexual violence is not reported out fear and shame. Across Canada there are 1,200 cases of murdered and missing Aboriginal women. In BC, violence against women is an issue affecting all ethnicities and backgrounds including along the infamous and tragic Highway of Tears. The Moose Hide Campaign is calling on men across the country to stand up for those experiencing violence and to create an environment where it is safe to talk about the issue.

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Did you see what Ezra Levant is doing?



Dear Friend - 

Sun TV may be out of business, but its far-right commentator, Ezra Levant, isn’t.

He wants to continue his attacks on Canadian progressives like you and me, and has raised thousands of dollars from Conservatives to support his online news website.

He's only been online for a few days, and already he is attacking:

  • Sex education in public schools
  • Women’s equality
  • The NDP
  • The Liberals
  • Fair tax rules
  • Barack Obama’s veto of the Keystone XL pipeline
  • Unions supporting their communities
  • Freedom of religion 

This is a challenge to all of us.

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BoycottAirCanada Takes Off!

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Dear Friends:
Since we launched our boycott campaign last week, the response has been overwhelming and people from around the globe have told us they have sent letters to Air Canada. We need to keep the pressure up and we ask you to send an email or fax if you haven’t already done so and encourage your friends and family to do the same. More info is on our website at Boycott Air Canada and ways to contact Air Canada are at the bottom of this email.

Here are some further background notes about Israel Aerospace Industries IAI, the company that Air Canada chose for “outsourcing” some of its maintenance work. IAI is the subject of boycotts across Europe, in particular, and is well-known for its drone technology and production. It is truly shameful that Air Canada is doing business with this Israeli government-owned military defense company that is...

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Two ways to keep fracked gas away from Howe Sound

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[UVic-sustainability] News and Events for the Week of Feb 25th



It's Love-A-Mug Week at UVic and Muggo, our awkward yet mildly lovable coffee mug mascot, has been wandering around campus with members of the UVic Green Team. If they see you carrying a reusable mug they will give you a coupon for a free coffee or tea!


Friday February 27th also marks the 7th Environmental Round Table. If you are interested in taking action and collaborating with other students and community members, this is the perfect event for you. Through small group discussions & action planning, this event will foster a concrete shaping of sustainable project ideas. You will also be one step closer to applying for a UVSP sustainable grant for up to $500! The event is organized by the UVSP and...

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Trial delayed: Brian Days legal attack on public health care

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A Tribe Called Red Newsletter: New Shows + Vinyl Out Today!

Hi friends!

It's been a minute since you last heard from us. We've been in the studio working on some new music which you will hear in the upcoming months! Last time, we emailed you we shared Burn Your Village To The Ground for thanksgiving, this time we wanted to let you know that the vinyl version of Nation II Nation is out today! It's a beautiful translucent red vinyl that was printed in limited quantity. It's available in some selected music stores in Canada only. If that's where you live, go and support a music store near you. You can order it from them or you can buy it directly from us on our merch page: . We also added bandanas to our store available in the four colors of the medicine wheel: Black, White, Red and Gold.

We're about to go back on the road and some shows have already been announced. See below for the list and if you want a sneak peek of what it is all about, check out this video that we shot the last time we played in Toronto:

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02/25 | 2015 Canada Winter Games – Plaza Main Stage | Prince George, BC (FREE) 02/26 | Lheidli T’enneh Aboriginal Pavilion | Prince George, BC (FREE) 02/28 | Nuit Blanche - Phi Centre - Montreal, QC (FREE) 04/03 | Iqaluit Curling Club | Iqaluit, NU (Tickets available at the venue) 04/04 | Royal Canadian Legion | Iqaluit, NU (Tickets available at the venue) 04/25 | Launchpad | Albuquerque, NM (Tickets) 04/26 | The Green Room | Flagstaff, AZ (Tickets) 04/28 | The Flycatcher | Tucson, AZ (Tickets) 05/15 | Larimer Lounge | Denver, CO (Tickets) 06/20 | Malkin Bowl | Vancouver, BC (Tickets) 06/22 | Wild Buffalo House of Music | Bellingham, WA (Tickets) 06/23 | Neumos | Seattle, WA (Tickets) 06/24 | Doug Fir Lounge | Portland, OR (Tickets)  

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[evoz] e-voz woes and repeated postings.

Dear Subscribers:

There has been some issues with the e-voz server, but they appear to be resolved.


Also, please avoid repeating event postings. Subscribers have complained about having the in-boxes full of repeated messages about the same event. [2 have cancelled their subscriptions].


REMEMBER: hitting REPLY, after receiving an e-voz posting, will send your private message to the entire list, this is another source of discontent for subscribers.


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British Columbia, Canada

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Whistleblowers Win At The Academy Awards

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Breaking News: Citizenfour, a documentary about whistleblower Edward Snowden by filmmaker Laura Poitras, has won the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature.

Because of thousands of donations, we were able to update our own documentary about whistleblowers. You can now watch the updated War on Whistleblowers that includes an exclusive interview with Edward Snowden for free.

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“War is the greatest destroyer of human life,
the greatest polluter, the greatest creator of refugees,
the greatest cause of starvation and illness.
We all have to care – not just for our own little circle,
but for the universe.”
 Muriel Duckworth(1908-2009)

CAIA Active Members Committee

[evoz] Black History Month Community Awards

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You are invited to the Black History Month Community Recognition Awards and Closing Gala.

Next Saturday February 28, from 5:30 to 8:30, We will be honouring seven members in our community who have made a significant impact in the city of Victoria and its surroundings; thus making our Black Community proud.

Our event will also feature local speakers and performers. 
Light Dinner:
This event is by donation
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5:30 - Welcome 
5:40 - 6:20 - light Dinner & Networking ; Mbira Spirit.
6:25 - 6:45- Black History Moth Recap (BCBHAS)
6:50 - 7:50 - Recognition Awards 
7:55 - 8:10 - entertainment (TBD)
8:15 - 8:30 - African Choir 
8:30 - ending notes 

All are welcome

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[evoz] Cafe Sinpatico Feb. 27

Cafe Simpatico presents...



Mexico’s Missing 43 Students, Human Rights,

The War on Drugs, & NAFTA-

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Water: A priceless treasure?

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In this issue: Water: A priceless treasure? | Preventing another Mount Polley | Another legal challenge to Enbridge’s Northern Gateway proposal | Financial clout vs. the right to speak out | Canada’s pesticide laws don’t protect farm workers

Dear PAOV,

West Coast wishes you a happy lunar new year! We invite you to join us in making the year of the sheep a dynamic and effective...

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Taseko Mines Ltd vs. Wilderness Committee

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Feb 24 Webinar: the 2040 Climate Imperative

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

BCSEA Webinar: The 2040 Climate Imperative: Zero Emissions by 2040

Join us for a free BCSEA Webinar on Tuesday February 24 at noon PST (3:00 PM EST, 20:00 UTC)

    Reserve your free Webinar seat now at:

Peace River ValleyThe climate crisis is easy to understand once you have the key numbers. And those numbers lead to some clear and compelling conclusions.

In this webinar, Guy Dauncey will show why the global carbon budget has fallen to 493 gigatonnes of CO2, and why all countries need to aim for zero emissions by 2040.

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CORRECTED: eBulletin - Resilient Neighbourhoods Upcoming Events and Activities

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Upcoming Events and Activities
from the Building Resilient Neighbourhoods Team


Esquimalt Resilient Streets Kick-Off (Esquimalt only)

Wednesday, February 25, 2015, 7:00pm-9:00pm
Old English Inn, 429 Lampson Street

Do you live in Esquimalt? Do you want to learn more about creative ways you can engage your neighbours on your street or in your building to work together on fun and hands on projects that will build resilience, improve your block and strengthen relationships? Excellent! Because we’re very excited to announce that the resilient streets program is coming to Esquimalt!

Interested to learn about how you can access a micro-grant and other support to start your project today?

Esquimalt Resilient Streets will help you and your neighbours get to know each other and work together on a project.  

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upcoming events

Dear Friends of SJS,
Such choices....Three great film showing this evening:
Victoria Friends of Cuba invite you to:

This is a reminder for this coming Thursday, Feb. 19 Social Justice Film Night.As part of Black History Month we present:
"The Black Power Mixtape 1967-75"Directed by Göran Olsson
Nothing short of a revelation
featuring: Angela Davis - Harry Belafonte - Huey P. Newton - Stokely Cars21 Melvin Van Peebles - Sonia Sanchez - Bobby Seale - Ahmir Questlove Thompson - Elaine Brown - Edridge Cleaver Kathleen Cleaver - Louis Farrakhan - Abiodun Oyewole - Melvin Van Peebles - John Forté - Robin Kelley - Talib Kweli - Abiondun Oyewole - Erykah Badu

7:00pm Thursday, February 19BCGEU Hall - 2994 Douglas St. Victoria
Admission by donation
At the end of the 1960’s, numerous Swedish journalists came to the US, drawn by stories of urban unrest and revolution. Filming for close to a...

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