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Dec. 2, Vancouver: Brian Avery & The Corries Speaking

If you are in Vancouver on Dec. 2, this event should be most important to attend.

Please distribute widely - Reminder of upcoming meeting on Palestine.

Join us to mark the International Day (and Year) of Solidarity with the Palestinians
Support the Global Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions BDS Movement
                    Date: Tuesday, December 2, 2014, 7PM
Place: SFU Downtown Harbour Centre, Labatt Hall
515 W. Hastings, Vancouver

Admission by donation (suggested $5-10)
$10 or more donation at the door will include admission and a copy of the 2015
Colors from Palestine calendar (while quantities last)

Brian Avery, U.S. social justice activist shot by Israeli forces in 2003, will
talk about his experiences. Cindy and Craig Corrie, the parents of the late
Rachel Corrie, the American student brutally killed by an Israeli military
bulldozer, will also be speaking.
Vancouver Premiere of Palestinian Film – Resistance Recipes
Palestinian products (Olive oil, Keffiyehs, soaps etc.) will be...

Read more: Dec. 2, Vancouver: Brian Avery & The Corries Speaking

Dec. 20 event

You are invited to join the following event hosted by supporters of CAIA

CAIA Active Members Committee

A Tribe Called Red Newsletter: Our Gifts For Thanksgiving

Hi friends!

It’s been quite a few months since our last message, so we’re pretty happy to reconnect., bring you some news and some free music too!

First, we were really happy to been asked to remix one of our favourite Canadian band: STARS. Their new single, From The Night, was a treat to work with and you can download our remix for free here:

On this fourth Thursday of November, you might ask yourself: do Indians celebrate Thanksgiving? Well… Thanksgiving is a complicated holiday for Native people. In a way, each day is a day of thanksgiving to the Creator for the original people of Turtle Island. This doesn't mean that we don't enjoy turkey, pie and family as much as the next person, but at the same time the Thanksgiving myth largely shared in mainstream culture perpetuates a one sided view of a complicated history surrounding this holiday. Here’s an informed indigenous view on Thanksgiving:

This doesn’t prevent us from “celebrating” in our own way by giving you a new song called Burn Your Village To The Ground. You got it here first and don’t hesitate to share widely!

STREAM & DOWNLOAD our “thanksgiving gift”

While we’re talking about gifts, as the winter creeps on, we thought we should remind you we got some hoodies in our online store that can really be helpful and keep you warm. Get them at

That’s it for this newsletter. We’re getting back in the studio working on the next album!

Read more: A Tribe Called Red Newsletter: Our Gifts For Thanksgiving

Upcoming events

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Dear Friends of SJS,
VIRCS invites you to a film showing and dinner to honour World AIDS Day (see attached poster)
Film: United in Anger: A History of ACT UP
Dinner provided by the Victoria African and Caribbean Cultural Society Dec. 1Eric Martin Pavillion at Royal Jubilee Hospital (Doors open at 6 p.m.)

CAPI invites you to:
Discovering the Past: Storytelling to Reveal Japanese Canadian History, Traditions and Culture
Inaugural Michiko ‘Midge’ Ayukawa Commemorative Lecturer: Terry Watada
December 3, 2014 at 4:30 pmUVic, David Strong Building, room C103
Poet, novelist and social activist, Terry Watada is the author of Ten Thousand Views of Rain (Thistledown Press, 2001), Obon: the Festival of the Dead(Thistledown Press, 2006), Kuroshio: The Blood of Foxes (Arsenal Pulp Press, 2007) and the forthcoming The Game of 100 Ghosts (TSAR publications). His lecture will address the role of storytelling in overcoming a legacy of silence in Japanese and Asian Canadian literature. As a young person, Terry Watada never knew...

Read more: Upcoming events

Dec. 20 event

CAIA Active Members Committee

[evoz] celebration of life of Gudrum Doherty

The family of Gudrun Doherty invite her friends to the celebration of her life, this Saturday, Nov. 29;  1:30 pm (doors open at 1 pm) at Fernwood Community Association, 1923 Fernwood Road. Gudrun was a dedicated peace and solidarity activist who supported CASC in its work for many years. There will be an opportunity for those who wish to,  to speak during the program. Potluck refreshments will follow and contribution of finger food are welcome.

[evoz] Mount Polley mine disaster speaker at Camosun College December 3

Mount Polley mine disaster speaker at Camosun College December 3


The toxic tailings spill at the Imperial Metals mine in the Cariboo district of central BC in August 2014 has been called one of the biggest environmental disasters in Canadian history.  Four months after the spill, BC Environment Minister Mary Polak has admitted that “the scale of the disaster is tremendous.”


Hear First Nations activist Jacinda Mack describe the cause and consequences of the spill and its implications for the province of BC and native people in the Fraser River watershed.


Jacinda Mack is the Natural Resources Manager at the Xat’sull First Nation (previously known as the Soda Creek Indian Band), and the Mining Response Coordinator at the Northern Shuswap Tribal Council.


“Today, humanity faces a stark choice: save the planet and ditch capitalism, or save capitalism and ditch the planet.”
— Fawzi Ibrahim

Until we challenge the entrenched values of capitalism — that the economy must always keep growing, that consumer desires must always be satisfied, that immediate gratification is imperative — we’re not going able to fix this gigantic psycho–financial–eco crisis of our times.

That challenge is a deeply personal one. In a world where every inch of the capitalist system is bullying you into submission, can you resist? When advertisers hound you day and night, can you escape? This Black Friday, a massive, absurd and destructive consumerist machine will coordinate against you for one simple reason — to convince you to max out your credit card buying shit you don’t need so that a broken system can stay afloat. So when they say “BUY!” will you say “NOTHING!”?

Buy Nothing Day is legendary for instigating this type of personal transformation … as you suddenly remember what real living is all about … you sense an upsurge of radical empowerment and feel a strange magic creeping back into your life.

Join millions of us in over 60 countries on November 28/29 and see what it feels like.

Then, after Buy Nothing Day, take the next step … for generations, Christmas has been hijacked by commercial forces … this year, let’s take it back.

And why not get playful while you’re at it!? Put up posters, organize a credit card cut up, pull off a Whirl–mart, or a Christmas Zombie walk through your local mall.

Read more: This Friday is Buy Nothing Day

CAIA planned actions - you are invited to participate

Leaflet distributions against Soda Stream sales at a business carrying this product will  be carried out on: Saturday, Dec. 6. starting at 2:00 pm, Saturday, Dec. 13, starting at 2:00 pm 
 R.C. will be the contact for questions/time & place/sign up for these.     This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

There will also be a Mall parade at Hilliside and Tillicum Mall on Dec.23 at a time to be announced later.   
Contact R.C. if you can participate      This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

There will be an Activists Christmas Party at Spencer Castle, 2906 Cook Street, Victoria on Dec. 20, starting at 5:00 pm. Please let us know if you plan to come. It is Pot Luck and Activist groups will report briefly on past actions and future plans. There will be music and entertainment.

CAIA Active Members Committee

Brick by Brick



Action Alert


Landmark victory in North Carolina


Thank Durham County for ending million dollar contract with occupation profiteer G4S

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Many of us were in the streets last night: protesting the injustice done in #Ferguson, demanding that #blacklivesmatter, re-committing to fighting against this system of injustice. A system we know will come down brick by brick. We know that Ferguson is everywhere, and that battles against racism, white supremacy, and state violence everywhere must be fought.

One brick fell on Monday night when Durham County became the first U.S. municipality to drop G4S because of its role in perpetuating injustice in Israel/Palestine.

We truly felt the strength of organizing last night as community members gathered to once more tell the County Commissioners to drop the county contract with G4S Secure Solutions. Our jaws dropped when they agreed to end the $1 million contract they’ve held for 11 years and re-open it new bidders.

Please join us in thanking the county commissioners for responding to the voice of the community and make SURE they don't give the contract back to G4S.

Nearly a year ago our JVP- North Carolina chapter, leading a coalition of faith groups, social justice organizers, students, and peace activists, decided to respond to the call to boycott G4S by Palestinian political prisoners in 2012. We weren't sure how the commissioners would react when we wrote our first letter demanding they end the contract. We didn't know if anti-Palestinian opposition would attack us. But we knew we had to do something and respond to the Palestinian BDS call; to act in our own community.

Read more: Brick by Brick

[evoz] Cafe Simpatico reminder

Cafe Simpatico is pleased to present:An illustrated talk by Tessa Munro at our next Cafe, November 28 at FCA, 1923 Fernwood Road.

Tessa is a registered nurse, a graduate of Selkirk College. She has worked in both direct patient care and community health. Her interests lie in the intersection between activism, social movements, global health and nursing. 

She recently spent 4 months living and learning in Guatemala and Mexico.

Tessa will speak about her experiences with Nuevo Horizonte, a Guatemalan co-operative of ex guerrilla combatants, and its community and political work. ,She will talk about their initiatives and how she understands underlying social/political/economic forces that shape health and wellbeing in Guatemala and she will make links to increasing health challenges experienced in Canada and the same social/political/economic forces.

She also will tell us...

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



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 this December 2nd.


The op-ed mentions two novel cases in Canada were the actions of multi-national subsidiaries are being used to hold the parent company accountable. One case was brought against HudBay...

Read more: [UVic-sustainability] News and Events for the Week of Nov 24th

Take Back the Night and VIDEA Fair

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Dear 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


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 march along Ring Road and end the march at...

Read more: Take Back the Night and VIDEA Fair

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

As part of our support of BDS, please read the following.

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From: Palestinian BDS National Committee This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date: Tue, Nov 25, 2014 at 2:43 AM
Subject: Take action now: Tell the UN not to reward Israel for Gaza massacre

International 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 the Israeli economy. 
Take action: Tell the UN: Don’t reward Israel for Gaza massacre
The companies that are set to rake in profits providing materials for the reconstruction of Gaza are corporate criminals. Companies like Nesher and ReadyMix pillage Palestinian natural resources and participate in the construction of illegal settlements. 
It is time the UN feel the extent of public outcry as details emerge of the UN’s complicity in...

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

Fair trade olive wood products | Annual Palestinian Craft Bazaar Dec 6 & 7!

You will not get to the Craft Bazaar but you may be interested in shopping on line.

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From: Shop Palestine, Middle East Children's Alliance Read more: Fair trade olive wood products | Annual Palestinian Craft Bazaar Dec 6 & 7!


The Bridge News Service  

Independent Media from Canada

Citizens Stand Against Pipeline Through Park  Q.  Why does The Media call citizens 'protesters' -
when they are 'heroes'?   
A.  Because the Corporations own the media -
and the corporations hate heroes.
Hundreds of Canadians are facing arrest in Burnaby B.C., part of the city of Greater Vancouver.  American Oil Giant Kinder-Morgan has forced the arrests of dozens of citizens who stand for the planet and against the corporate vandalism of a Burnaby Park.  Kinder Morgan wants to put a pipeline through the park - to move TarSands oil from Alberta to the BC coast.

The City Governments of Burnaby and Vancouver oppose Kinder-Morgan.  Citizens are being forced into civil disobedience - because Corporate controlled federal and provincial politicians are allowing the company to drill and cut down trees in a city park.  

Canada's Corporate Media, as usual, stands with the destroyers of the planet.  It's up to us Canadians to hold the media and the politicians accountable for their ongoing betrayal of our country and our planet.  


Last chance to buy your cards from Survival

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Last chance to buy your Christmas cards from Survival

From nomad’s tents to reindeer herders, from life above and below the ice, Survival Christmas cards create a vivid and moving pictures of tribal life on the world’s northern edge.

*“Nenets child at play”, by internationally-renowned photographer Justin Jin.
More tribal designs available

£5.99 per pack. Buy now

Special offer: buy any four packs, get a fifth one free.

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Burnaby solidarity event

Dear Friends of SJS,

MIWIN shares with you the following event:

When: 4:30pm, Tues Nov 25

Where: "Inner Harbor", former Songees village site

Why: Gathering in solidarity with #BurnabyMountain and beyond!

Who: Cheryl Bryce, Lekwungen and Songhees member, and more speakers

TBA Facebook event:

#BurnabyMountain, on unceded Coast Salish Territory, is facing

estruction by corporation Kinder Morgan. Many people have gone there

to support the protection of the mountain and the self-determination

and sovereignty of the local Indigenous nations, only to face mass

arrests and racist police violence. Shame!


>>There is widespread destruction of Indigenous lands all over Turtle

>>Island, from Spaet (Bear) Mountain in the territories of the Lekwungen

>>people to Grace Islet...

Read more: Burnaby solidarity event

Take Action Sept 29 door-to-door

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November 29, 2014
With the latest announcement to convert Depot 4 to CMB delivery next year we have organized a campaign to reach out to our customers in the affected areas.
Meet at Belmont High parking Lot10amPlease join us for a few hours to do some door knocking, delivering postcards and talking to our customers.www.savecanadapost.cacupw-sttp
Canadian Union of Postal Workers Victoria Local 8504-802 Esquimalt RoadVictoria, BC, V9A 3M4P (250)384-1933 F (250)386-2141This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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