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April Fools! Unfortunately, Federal

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April Fools’! Unfortunately, Federal “Green Budget” is not real

Dear PAOV,


Were you excited to read, in our email earlier today, about a visionary green budget proposed by the federal government? Or did you catch on right away that anything received on April 1st should likely be taken with a grain of salt? We hope you’re not offended by our little prank!

It really shouldn’t be a joke to imagine that the Canadian Government would...

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Breaking news: Feds pass greenest Bill Parliament has ever seen

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Green Groups Overjoyed by New Budget Bill, Contains Everything We Ever Wanted

Dear PAOV,


If you could write the federal budget bill, what new laws would it contain? Perhaps an environmental bill of rights to protect Canadians’ rights to healthy air, water and land? Perhaps an act to ensure that all projects are assessed for their positive contributions to the environment, communities and the economy? A law to protect future generations by requiring Canada reduce its greenhouse...

Read more: Breaking news: Feds pass greenest Bill Parliament has ever seen

[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

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 Victoria
https://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 the Jim Pattison Group, which can be found on their website (http://www.jimpattison.com).

As coastal First Nations we rely on the ocean to sustain our way of life not grocery stores. The Jim Pattison Group is threating our way of life by their involvement in the commercial herring-kill fishery.  The Jim Pattison Group ventured into the food industry to fulfill its stated goal: “to nourishing families”. Therefore, are asking for your support in boycotting all grocery stores owned by the Jim Pattison Group to call on Jim Pattison to uphold his stated goal to “nourishing families” by complying with the Heiltsuk Nation’s call for a sustainable fishery.

In particular, we will be boycotting their grocery stores: Overwaitea Food Group, Save-On Foods, Western Family, Quality Foods, Buy Low Foods, Nesters Market, Van-Whole Produce, Urban Fare, & Ocean Brands – to name a few.

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

Help Build the New Unistoten Healing Centre

Posted on March 30, 2015

Find out more and donate here!

healing lodge“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 Healing Centre.

The Unist’ot’en Camp Healing Centre will have indigenous youth as its main focus. The Centre will contain counselling rooms; meeting rooms, a kitchen and dining hall and sleeping quarters.

Read more: Help Build the New Unistoten Healing Centre

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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Keynote Panel: United Against Austerity

Posted on March 30, 2015

We 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 to social spending and wages ensue, while fossil fuel companies and other corporations receive subsidies. Unions are attacked. Indigenous nations are denied inherent land rights and resources from their lands are extracted. Environmental regulations are reduced. Migrant workers are forced into even more precarious working conditions. Vital public services including education, childcare, housing, women’s centers and healthcare are cut, but the prisons and military are expanding. And all of this is justified by a prevailing atmosphere of scarcity and fear.

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Support Coastal Communities

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[UVic-sustainability] News and Events for the Week of Mar 30th

NEWS:

 

This is the last week of classes, which means move out is approaching, and all the left over stuff that come with it. Thankfully, University of Victoria Sustainability Project - UVSP, and ElectroRecycle are collaborating to reduce campus electronic waste by offering a recycling drop off for small appliances today and tomorrow (March 30th and 31st). Bring in items you might otherwise leave behind so they can be properly recycled. Check out the Facebook event for more details.

 

The UVSS is also hosting a “dump and run” for all you Res students out there on April 13th and 14th. This event will help collect things for the UVic Freestore, so if you have good stuff that you don't want anymore, please note those dates. Stay tuned for more details on the Dump and Run.

 

UVIC EVENTS:

 

ISLANDS' SPIRIT RISING: RECLAIMING THE FORESTS...

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See you tomorrow!

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THE DETOX CATWALK

THE DETOX CATWALKIT’S TIME TO FIND OUT WHICH CLOTHING COMPANIES ARE ON THE PATH TO DELIVERING TOXIC-FREE FASHION.


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


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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 work to Israel Aerospace Industries and end all complicity with Israeli war crimes.
This is your chance to send a direct message to them that you are not willing to have your travel dollars enable an Israeli military company that has been responsible for the death of Palestinian and Arab civilians. An email is sent to CEO Rovinescu from each person that signs the petition.
Here is...

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"Let Their People Go--or give them the vote!"--this year's passover chant

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Israel vs. Judaism » CounterPunch: Tells the F


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

http://www.counterpunch.org/2015/03/23/israel-vs-judaism/



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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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[evoz] Friday, March 27th, 2015 Cafe Simpatico celebrates Archbishop Romero

Friday, March 27th, 2015

Please note: Due to changed availability, we have a new focus for this Friday's Cafe Simpatico and not the previously-announced Venezuela-focused topic. Details on the new event follow.

Remembering Romero: A celebration of the life and legacy of Archbishop Oscar Romero

This week marks the 35th anniversary of the assassination of Archbishop Oscar Romero, a pivotal event in the struggle for justice in El Salvador.

Cafe Simpatico this Friday will celebrate the life and legacy of Archbishop Romero in a popular education style. We will sing music inspired by Romero, including parts of the Misa Popular Salvadorena (Salvadoran Popular Mass). We will read and discuss some of Romero's key writings, including his powerful and moving last sermon in which he stood steadfastly with the poor against the military oppressors. Also...

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Mindbombs is off to a great start

Hey Jammer,

Mindbombs is off to a great start … we hit 15% of our goal within three days of going public!

Now with 36 days left in the campaign, we’re calling on you, our network of culture jammers, to take it to the next level. Spread the word, share the videos with your friends and help us make history!

The CBC has approved our Canadian mindbomb, and we’re now in the process of negotiating to buy multiple time slots during the hockey playoffs, Dragon’s Den and Family Movies. On CNN we’re aiming for the Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer and Fareed Zakaria’s GPS.

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Boom Bust Boom Movie Premier - Terry Jones

Join the conversation #boombustclick

https://vimeo.com/119939446

PREMIERE MARCH 31ST MANCHESTER UK

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Terry Jones presents Boom Bust Boom. A mix of animation, puppetry and Nobel Prize winners to demystify economics. Opening night of Boom Bust Boom Bust: Why Economics Is For Everyone - buy tickets here

An Evening With FIDEL

Hi folks,This is a reminder of our theatrical play for tomorrow 8pm Friday, March 27.
We are also including an additional upcoming event with Gideon Levy not hosted by our committee, but since we had shown a film on Gideon Levy last year our supporters may be interested in it.
Always in solidarity,Victoria Friends of Cuba
An Evening with Fidel 8pm Friday, March 27Metro Studio, 1411 Quadra at Johnson 
Vancouver stage and film actor Tim Perez embodies one of history's most controversial political figures in AN EVENING WITH FIDEL, his original solo play about Cuban leader Fidel Castro, which will be performed at the Metro Studio in Victoria. The one-night-only performance is presented in association with Victoria Friends of Cuba.

Perez gives a bravura performance, recreating scenes from the life of one of the most...

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