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Dear Friends of SJS,
Please check out some of these great upcoming events and initiatives:
signup by June 1st:
Applied Theatre for Community Building A Collaborative & Educational Workshop Friday June 3 (5:30-­‐9:00pm) & Saturday June 4 (9:30-­‐4:30pm) Inter-­‐Cultural Association of Greater Victoria  (see attached poster)
June 2nd:
94 Calls for Justice: The Journey to Reconciliation Starts HereAn event to mark the one-year anniversary of the TRC's Call to Action11:30-1:00 pm BC Legislature(see attached poster)

June 17th:
African Heritage Association of Vancouver Island present
African Refugee Day (see attached poster)5:30 to 9:00 pmVictoria City Hall

Powerful UVIC women's film seeking support

 

UVIC faculty members Christine Welsh (Gender Studies) and Elizabeth Vibert (History) are in the final stages of completing an inspiring and timely film about women's search for food justice in the Global South.

 

The Thinking Garden is a 35-minute documentary about a remarkable group of older women in a rural village in South Africa who...

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Energy Connections 2016 - Just 1 week to go!

 

Hi PAOV,

 

Energy Connections 2016 is just 1 week away!
 

In 1 week hundreds of renewable energy enthusiasts, industry leaders and cleantech professionals will converge at the Pinnacle Hotel Harbourfront Vancouver, for Energy Connections 2016!

Registration closes on May 31st, so be sure to sign up before then!

 

Meet the esteemed Merran Smith, Executive Director of Clean Energy Canada and gain valuable knowledge on the state of BC's energy industry.

Engage in lively discussion on the actions you can take to lower your carbon footprint, with the keen mind of Jason Emmert, Metro Vancouver's Air Quality Planner.

Hear firsthand about the policies and plans shaping BC's renewable energy future, with two of the BC Ministry of Energy and Mines' leading figures; Director of Communities and Transport Christina Ianniciello and Director of the Low Carbon Fuels Branch, Michael Rensing.

Read more: Energy Connections 2016 - Just 1 week to go!

THIS SUNDAY! Grand Chief Stewart Phillip at Salish S



Salish Sea and W̱SÁNEĆ Gathering

A Day to Acknowledge Our Connections


On Sunday, May 29, W̱JOȽEȽP (Tsartlip) First Nation, in partnership with Sierra Club BC and the CRD, invite everyone to join them for a one-day gathering in the spirit of Nétsamaát (we are all one).

Keynote speaker will be Grand Chief Stewart Phillip! 

This is an opportunity to celebrate and educate about W̱SÁNEĆ (Saanich) and Salish Sea Cultures, acknowledge the environmental threats we face, and discuss how we collaborate to move forward. The gathering will include workshops, film presentations, panels and dialogues as well as family-friendly cultural events throughout the day! Some activities being discussed include an Elders circle, SENĆOŦEN language cafe, salmon pit cook, singers and drummers, reef net presentation, canoes and paddle, arts and crafts, and gathering local foods. 

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[HumanRights] Hedy Epstein (1924-2016)


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r51 [HumanRights] Hedy Epstein (1924-2016)

The Israeli minister of Environment joined the previous defense minister to
quit the Zionist regime’s government because it is becoming more extreme.
With the addition of bar bouncer colonial settler Avigdor Lieberman (has a
house in an illegal colony here in Bethlehem), the fascist government is
now in good shape to take Israel to the next inevitable stage along. The
same trend-line that Nazi Germany took step-wise in the 1930s. It is no
wonder that so many more people are now drawing parallels between the two
regimes with similar exclusivist ideologies (Nazism and Zionism). Thousands
of Israeli Jews from Israel Shahak to Israeli General and Deputy Chief of
Staff Yair Golan have already made the comparison to the consternation of
the Zionist leadership. Ken |Livingstone's truthful statement taht JHitler
supported Zionism early on is well supported by facts (see my own writing
on the subject with quotes here:...

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Reminder: Support strong laws for fish

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Give today and say yes to habitat. Yes to fish. Dear Paov,

From coast-to-coast Canadians value fish. And now is a critical moment in history to vastly improve legal protections for fish and fish habitat - to give fish a fighting chance as the habitat they need faces a myriad of threats.

Will you give $5 a month to protect fish?

As you may recall, back in 2012 the Fisheries Act, one...

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A voice for new movements


rabble.ca 15th anniversary. rabble.ca logo Judy RebickWe've got some great gifts from Michael Moore and Lawrence Hill to give away to our supporters. Help rabble celebrate our 15th anniversary and find out how you can help build a new era in independent media!

Donate now!

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Paov, Want to Rock Out With Us At The Save The Walbran Tour?

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RSVP to the climate town hall in Esquimalt


What: Climate Town Hall with MP Randall Garrison
When: Friday May 27 at 7pm
Where: Esquimalt High School Theatre -
847 Colville Rd, Victoria, BC V9A 4N9

Click here to RSVP


Our new government is currently under intense pressure from oil lobbyists to continue Harper’s dream of turning Canada into a fossil fuel superpower. There’s a push to expand fracking in BC, build pipelines to the coasts, save coal plants in Alberta and weaken climate action.1,2,3,4

But now we have a major opportunity to turn things around, and give the federal government the mandate it needs to make Canada a climate leader. This week, the government is holding another round of climate town halls, seeking input into their National Climate Strategy. One of these is being hosted in Esquimalt.

Read more: RSVP to the climate town hall in Esquimalt

Jam of the Week: Cognitive Dissonance #1


Hey all you Culture Jammers out there,

This week we’re embarking on a journey to create some widespread cognitive dissonance. We start by whacking this poster up in malls and shopping areas all over the world.

Follow this link to download a printable poster.

Read more: Jam of the Week: Cognitive Dissonance #1

Israeli Defense Minister Resigns, Citing Extremism & Racism in Israel

We just received this new item.  The attitude of the Israeli government IS BEING RECOGNIZED EVEN FROM WITHIN.

Israeli Defense Minister Resigns, Citing Extremism & Racism in Israel   http://www.democracynow.org/2016/5/20/headlines/israeli_defense_minister_resigns_citing_extremism_racism_in_israel

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CAIA Active Members Committee

Energy Connections 2016 - Just 2 weeks away!

 

Hi PAOV,

Energy Connections 2016 is just 2 weeks away!

On June 3rd, connect with hundreds of renewable energy enthusiasts, industry leaders and cleantech professionals at one of the biggest renewable energy events this season. 
Energy Connections 2016 will educate, inspire and energize. Join panel discussions with some of the leading minds behind BC's renewable energy industry and ask them, first-hand, those burning questions you've yet to have answered.

From the Policy Directors deciding the strategy behind BC's sustainable development, to CEOs and Presidents of groundbreaking technology companies, you'll have the opportunity to engage with the people driving BC's energy future.

Meet Rob Baxter, the co-founder of Vancouver Renewable Energy, the first company to install a grid-tie photovoltaic system in the city of Vancouver. With over a decade of experience installing solar...

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News from the Nest — May 2016

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On the right side of history


rabble.ca 15th anniversary. rabble.ca logo rabble.ca is on the right side of history Dear rabble reader,

For 15 years now, thanks to the support of readers like you, rabble.ca has shone a spotlight on corporate and government abuses of power. That's right, we've been fighting the good fight for a solid 15 years. That makes rabble the oldest surviving independent online news website in the country.

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[Gaza] Women's Boats to Gaza have been named

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Women's Boats to Gaza have been named

 

for immediate release
...

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Saturday Rally

Saturday at 12:30, CAIA supporters are invited to join at the fountain at the B.C. Legislature for the March Against Monsanto.

Monsanto recently purchased the largest GMO seed company in Israel - Rosetta Green.  That threatens the people of Palestine with contamination and pesticides.

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CAIA Active Members Committee

Dont panic – the NEB just approved Kinder Morgan 

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BREAKING! The Kinder Morgan pipeline approved

 

The National Energy Board just approved the massive Kinder Morgan pipeline. Now the decision rests with PM Trudeau and his MPs, and we believe they will build this pipeline unless they hear from you.

Sign this petition today to join thousands calling for PM Trudeau and Natural Resources Minsiter Carr to stop the Kinder Morgan pipeline. 

Sign today

Dear Paov,

The Harper-appointed, unelected, and unaccountable National Energy Board just approved the Kinder Morgan TransMountain Pipeline despite widespread community opposition in BC.

We can still stop this pipeline. Prime Minister Trudeau added a step to the review process, promising to listen to communities and look at the climate impacts of this project.1

An army of oil industry...

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Social Justice Film Night

Social Justice Film Night presents 2 films:
THE OCCUPATION OF THE AMERICAN MINDIsrael's Public Relations War in the United StatesBy Loretta Alper & Jeremy EarpNarrated by: Roger Waters of Pink Floyd&GAZA TUNNELS 7pm THURSDAY MAY 192994 DOUGLAS (BCGEU HALL)
Admission by Donation
"The Occupation of the American Mind" shows Israel's ongoing military occupation of Palestinian territory and its repeated invasions of the Gaza strip have triggered a fierce backlash against Israeli policies virtually everywhere in the world — except the United States. 
It takes an eye-opening look at this critical exception, zeroing in on pro-Israel public...

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Inside the fight to stop paid plasma

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Last week was pivotal in the fight to protect our public blood supply.Safe blood advocates talk to media

After hearing that a private company plans to set up paid plasma clinics in B.C., we teamed up with the BC Chapter of the Canadian Hemophilia Society and BloodWatch.org to bring the call for a BC ban on pay-for-blood and plasma directly to government and BC communities.

We went to the Legislature with families who were impacted by the tainted blood tragedy and met with elected officials.

We also held public town halls in five BC communities.

Our call generated extensive media coverage, and more importantly, ramped up...

Read more: Inside the fight to stop paid plasma

BCs New Water Sustainability Act: the Limitations, Failures and Opportunities

Emma Lui - Special guest speaker at  the  AGM Victoria Chapter= Council of Canadians

Tuesday, May 17 at 7:00- 9:00 pm Fireside RoomVic West Community Centre - 521 Craigflower Rd, Victoria, BC V9A 6Z5with Tea, Coffee and Cookies- All are welcome

Read more: BCs New Water Sustainability Act: the Limitations, Failures and Opportunities

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