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FIESTA CUBANA SATURDAY, JULY 26

This is a reminder of our upcoming event. If you or anyone else with you can join us please let us know if you haven't already done so.Hope to see you there.Victoria Friends of Cuba 
FIESTA CUBANACelebrating the accomplishments of the Cuban Revolution
Hi friends,We are once again gearing up towards our annual Fiesta Cubana event. It will take place this month on Saturday, July 26th from 4pm to 8pm at the usual place of the Mitraniketan housing co-op at 1241 Balmoral, Victoria. In case of rain we will move it inside the BCGEU Hall at 2994 Douglas. 
We hope you can join us with your friends and family.
Full dinner served at 5:00pmLive music by "The Family Band"Piñata for the kids Lots of fun for everyone
Admission $15 (kids free)
All funds raised from this event will go towards the "Cuba for Haiti Campaign". This campaign helps Cuban doctors working and saving lives...

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Join us for Groundswell: a celebration for Cascadia's young at heart.


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What is the first thing you remember building as a child?

Think back to that treehouse, that snow fort, that backyard kingdom. There was no red tape, fear or insecurity. As children we were limited only by the depth of our imaginations and the extent of our curiosity. 

Groundswell is an evening celebration for those who never lost that child-like sense of possibility. It’s our night to recognize Cascadia’s boldest green building leaders, dreamers, provocateurs and innovators. At Science World in Vancouver, BC, we’ll explore interactive exhibits that come alive with the physics of light, water and sound. We'll also enjoy fine food and drink, lively entertainment and great company. 

Joins us for Groundswell on September 26th. Celebrate our bioregion’s fellow change-makers, make new connections and reunite with your inner child.

REGISTER TODAY

Nominate Outstanding Collaborative Leaders

All Cascadia members are invited to nominate individuals for the 2014 leadership awards, which will be announced at Groundswell: Public Sector Employee, Collaborative Emerging Professional / Emerging Green Builder and Collaborative Volunteer. Please submit your nominations before August 1, 2014.

 

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BC can't leave climate out of the LNG debate

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[coalalert] Raven Coal Mine article in the PQB News


NOTE: COMPLIANCE IS YET AGAIN SETTING A SELF IMPOSED TIMELINE ON WHEN THEY WILL RE-SUBMIT ANOTHER APPLICATION. WILL THEY FOLLOW PAST HISTORY AND MISS THIS TIMELINE AS WELL??? ONLY TIME WILL TELL. 
CHEERS...........    JOHN SNYDER
 


Coal mine still in the works

Talk at U. Vic. July 23 noon

In light of the recent events in the Gaza Strip, Bikrum Gill, the U. Vic. visiting research fellow with the CFGS, thought many of you would be interested in sitting down over lunch to talk about the global response and responsibility towards the achievement of a just peace in Palestine.  

 

TITLE: 'Towards the Achievement of a Just Peace in Palestine: The Role and Responsibility of Global Civil Society'

DATE: Wednesday, July 23rd , 2014

TIME: noon – 1ish (bring your own lunch)

LOCATION: University of Victoria, Sedgewick Building, C168


ABOUT: Discussion will include the current government’s position, the role of the media, and what, if any, responsibility global civil society has in leading to a respectful and peaceful resolution.

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Talk July 28 in Fernwood by Alison Weir

Journalist and author Alison Weir tours Vancouver Island July 28 and July 29

 

Author, journalist and public affairs campaigner Alison Weir will speak on Vancouver Island on July 28 and 29 about the origins of the pro-Israeli bias among Western governments and media.

 

Her new book, Against Our Better Judgment: How the US was used to create Israel, uses meticulously sourced evidence to show how the US was manipulated into backing the creation of a Jewish state in the Middle East.

 

Weir is the founder and executive director of If Americans Knew, an organization that focuses on the Middle East and US foreign policy towards it.  The organization documents how US policy consistently favours Israel, resulting in considerable financial and military aid to the state of Israel, at great cost to Americans.

 

Against Our Better Judgment brings to light startling new evidence...

Read more: Talk July 28 in Fernwood by Alison Weir

we are not alone

see the news site https://www.commondreams.org/headline/2014/07/21-5  

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Against Our Better Judgment: How the US was used to create Israel Author, journalist and public affairs campaigner Alison Weir will speak on Vancouver Island on July 28 and 29 about the origins of the pro-Israeli bias among Western governments and media. Her new book, Against Our Better Judgment: How the US was used to create Israel, uses meticulously sourced evidence to show how the US was manipulated into backing the creation of a Jewish state in the Middle East. Weir is the founder and executive director of If Americans Knew, an organization that focuses on the Middle East and US foreign policy towards it. The organization documents how US policy consistently favours Israel, resulting in considerable financial and military aid to the state of Israel, at great cost to Americans. Against Our Better Judgment brings to light startling new evidence to show how a small group of Zionists intent on creating a Jewish...

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[HumanRights] From Gaza with Pain (and dignity)


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Date: Sun, Jul 20, 2014 at 9:50 AM
Subject: [HumanRights] From Gaza with Pain (and dignity)


From Gaza with Pain (and dignity)
http://popular-resistance.blogspot.com/2014/07/pain-in-gaza.html
It is hard not to cry watching the unfolding horror show in Gaza, children
with heads blown off, pregnant woman with body torn by a shell, babies with
missing limbs, targeting of playing children, targeting hospitals,
targeting ambulances, and even a handicap center killing two handicap
children. Israeli forces then ratcheted up their attacks committing large
scale massacres in places like Shujaia and Beit Hanoun. 80% of the victims
are elderly, women and Children (over 110 children so far). Though
mainstream western media self-sensors to comply with the Zionist lobby, the
truth is coming out and the videos and pictures are horrific. Our friends
in Gaza issue desperate calls to us. Israel cannot absolve itself by saying
we asked people to evacuate (100,000 are homeless already). Forcing people
out of...

Read more: [HumanRights] From Gaza with Pain (and dignity)

July 19 protest

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We wish to thank all of those who attended the protest at the B.C. Legislature yesterday. 
A special thanks goes out to those who donated to the continuing CAIA campaign of advertisements to publicize what is going on in the Middle East.
If the world is not aware, people will not act to stop the atrocities.
 
See our web page at caiavictoria.ca EVENTS and CAMPAIGNS pages

July 19, 2014 Gaza Invasion Protest in Victoria one of the speakers

 

CHEK News  http://www.cheknews.ca/protests-over-gaza-hit-home

CHEK report - wait for the ad to finish if it appears

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protest noon BC Legislature

It may be raining water in Victoria but it is raining bombs and bullets in Gaza.          The protest is on and will show our level of indignation!!!!

LET'S ALL RAISE OUR VOICES  DEMAND THAT ISRAEL STOP ITS MURDEROUS AGGRESSION AGAINST THE PEOPLE OF GAZA! 
Tomorrow there will be protests all over the planet against the killing, suffering and destruction that Israel initiated for the past week against the people of Gaza. 
In Victoria it will be at:
12 NOON, SATURDAY, JULY 19 AT THE VICTORIA LEGISLATURE LAWN (corner of Belleville St. and Government St.)

This protest has been called by numerous organizations and concerned people in Victoria seeking peace and justice for Palestinians and an end to Israel's military atrocities in Gaza.
We hope to see us all there. Victoria Friends of Cuba
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[evoz] EMERGENCY PROTEST 12 NOON, SATURDAY, JULY 19

LET'S ALL RAISE OUR VOICES DEMAND THAT ISRAEL STOP ITS MURDEROUS AGGRESSION AGAINST THE PEOPLE OF GAZA! 
Tomorrow there will be protests all over the planet against the killing, suffering and destruction that Israel initiated for the past week against the people of Gaza. 
In Victoria it will be at:
12 NOON, SATURDAY, JULY 19AT THE VICTORIA LEGISLATURE LAWN (corner of Belleville St. and Government St.)

This protest has been called by numerous organizations and concerned people in Victoria seeking peace and justice for Palestinians and an end to Israel's military atrocities in Gaza.
We hope to see us all there. Victoria Friends of Cuba

EMERGENCY PROTEST 12 NOON, SATURDAY, JULY 19



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LET'S ALL RAISE OUR VOICES DEMAND THAT ISRAEL STOP ITS MURDEROUS AGGRESSION AGAINST THE PEOPLE OF GAZA! 
Tomorrow there will be protests all over the planet against the killing, suffering and destruction that Israel initiated for the past week against the people of Gaza. 
In Victoria it will be at:
12 NOON, SATURDAY, JULY 19AT THE VICTORIA LEGISLATURE LAWN (corner of Belleville St. and Government St.)

This protest has been called by numerous organizations and concerned people in Victoria seeking peace and justice for Palestinians and an end to Israel's military atrocities in Gaza.
We hope to see us all there. Victoria Friends of Cuba



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CAIA Active Members Committee

EMERGENCY PROTEST 12 NOON, SATURDAY, JULY 19

LET'S ALL RAISE OUR VOICES DEMAND THAT ISRAEL STOP ITS MURDEROUS AGGRESSION AGAINST THE PEOPLE OF GAZA! 
Tomorrow there will be protests all over the planet against the killing, suffering and destruction that Israel initiated for the past week against the people of Gaza. 
In Victoria it will be at:
12 NOON, SATURDAY, JULY 19AT THE VICTORIA LEGISLATURE LAWN (corner of Belleville St. and Government St.)

This protest has been called by numerous organizations and concerned people in Victoria seeking peace and justice for Palestinians and an end to Israel's military atrocities in Gaza.
We hope to see us all there. Victoria Friends of Cuba

July 19 Saturday Protest the Destruction of Gaza

The protest will be at the BC Legislature at noon or those who want to come later - at one pm, Saturday July 19.

As this protest was already in place we will stick with the time and location!  We need a united front.

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Tsartlip is hosting a Kinder Morgan discussion

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Friends, 
Please find an invitation attached from the Tsartlip First Nation to attend a community discussion on Thursday July 24 about the proposed Kinder Morgan Trans-Mountain Pipeline Expansion Project.
I hope you can attend. Please share with your contacts.

RAVEN Update - Celebrating Aboriginal Title & Fish Lake Fund Appeal!

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It's been a hot, glorious summer in Victoria and we still bask in the glow of the first declaration of Aboriginal title in Canadian history - a game-changing win for the Tsilhqot'in and Xeni Gwet'in First Nation!  Congratulations to Chief Roger William (right) and everyone in the Tsilhqot'in community!

We supported the Elder Express to be in Ottawa for the Supreme Court of Canada hearing last November - however most of this case took place prior to RAVEN's existence.  The original Tsilhqot'in Nation vs British Columbia trial decision was handed down in 2007.  But the implications do affect our work.  RAVEN is now well positioned as the key charitable organization for assisting First Nations in establishing their Aboriginal title and regaining control of their land base for sustainable purposes. There is finally a viable path to achieving a court-ordered settlement. 

So with that in mind, we bring you an important update on the ongoing effort to protect Teztan Biny (Fish Lake).

FISH LAKE UPDATE AND FUND APPEAL
For 20 years, Taseko Mines Limited (TML) has tried to get approval for a low-grade, open-pit copper and gold mine that would destroy an area of cultural significance to the Tsilhqot’in people known as Nabas.  The Prosperity and New Prosperity Mine proposals are the most contested mining projects in Canada.  This mine has been rejected twice by the federal government, in 2010 and 2014.

In the face of these rejections, Taseko has responded with lawsuits. The first judicial review filed by Taseko (TML) in November 2013 targets the independent panel and its report, and alleges that the panel’s review process was “unfair” to the company.  In March 2014, TML launched a second lawsuit, this time asking the Federal Court to overturn the Federal Government’s rejection of New Prosperity.  But this second lawsuit is far more sweeping – and very troubling for the future of environmental protection in Canada. 

Read more: RAVEN Update - Celebrating Aboriginal Title & Fish Lake Fund Appeal!

Israel-Palestine: This is how it ends


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Subject: Israel-Palestine: This is how it ends


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Petition: Expropriate Grace Islet to protect the First Nations burial ground

THEREFORE WE, THE UNDERSIGNED, call on the Capital Regional District Board to show leadership and a genuine commitment to establishing a new relationship with First Nations by acquiring the property known as Grace Islet in Ganges Harbour, for the public purpose of protecting the First Nations burial ground, with fair-market compensation provided to the owner under the provisions of the Expropriation Act.


Sign here: http://benisitt.nationbuilder.com/expropriate_grace_islet_petition

Read more: Petition: Expropriate Grace Islet to protect the First Nations burial ground

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