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Inhabit

Humanity is more than ever threatened by its own actions; we hear a lot about the need to minimize footprints and to reduce our impact. But what if our footprints were beneficial? What if we could meet human needs while increasing the health and well-being of our planet? This is the premise behind permaculture: a design process based on the replication of patterns found in nature. INHABIT explores the many environmental issues facing us today and examines solutions that are being applied using the ecological design lens of permaculture. Focused mostly on the Northeastern and Midwestern regions of the United States, Inhabit provides an intimate look at permaculture peoples and practices ranging from rural, suburban, and urban landscapes.

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Scavenger Hunt

The California Condor neared extinction in the 1980s until biologists nurtured the population and saw their numbers grow upward to 160. However, these noble birds face a grave threat which prevents them from flourishing further: lead poisoning. SCAVENGER HUNT chronicles the battle between bird and man, as the birds, which mostly reside in Northern Arizona, are coming down with lead poisoning which they contract from eating the flesh of buckshot deer.

Filmmaker Matthew Podolsky finds the one person who understands all sides of the issue: Chris Parish, the Condor Program Director charged with protecting the birds who is also a lifelong hunter. Parish is the link to reconciling the card-holding NRA with the EPA activists to ban lead-based ammunition.

Citizens Press

PAOV- Code of Conduct - Citizens Press is an open platform for expression on all the issues that concerns the People’s Assembly of Victoria and the global occupy movements, it is the responsibility of the contributors to uphold the code of conduct.

Our values are inclusivity, empowerment, awareness, creativity, community, diversity and respect. 

We will remove posts that have been reported and determined as are derogatory, intolerant, racist, sexist, intentionally malicious, bigotry and overtly counterproductive.

Removed posts will be given the opportunity to edit, resubmit and meet our code of conduct. 

Free Buffy Sainte-Marie remix out today


Hey gang! We have a new free track for you today!   Buffy Sainte-Marie is an innovator, trailblazer, an inspiration. She was one of the few positive indigenous figures growing up for people our age. We were really excited when she approached her to revisit her song "Working For The Government" and as we're in the Canada Day - 4th of July week, we thought it would be a good idea to give you this track. You can download it for free by visiting www.atribecalledred.com or stream it on Youtube. This is a good time to also thank everyone for their support at shows and for the Suplex EP. You guys have been amazing. Looking forward to more shows this summer!

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March with YES2SCS at PRIDE 2015


Dear YES2SCS Supporters! Join YES2SCS at PRIDE 2015 THIS Sunday, July 5! We need you! If you'd like to march in the parade, meet us at 11:45am at th

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Dear YES2SCS Supporters!

Join YES2SCS at PRIDE 2015 THIS Sunday, July 5! We need you!

If you'd like to march in the parade, meet us at 11:45am at the corner of Pandora & Broad (outside the front doors of City Hall, by the rainbow crosswalks). Parade starts at 12pm.

Our colours are red & blue so if you have those in your wardrobe, please wear! Definitely not a requirement!

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Kevin is back in Victoria

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Our comrade Kevin is back (from the Flotilla III) .

 

Carlos Flores

British Columbia, Canada

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End the Seige – Free Palestine


If you will be in Vancouver.......


Rally to Commemorate 2014 Gaza Massacre and the Media Complicity

Wednesday, July 8, 2015 at 5:30pm 

CBC – Corner of Hamilton & Georgia St

"Operation Protective Edge", the most recent Israeli massacre of Gazans, began on July 7, 2014 and ended on August 26, 2014. Over 2,200 Palestinians were killed, the vast majority civilians, by 6,000 air strikes and over 50,000 tank and artillery shells, four times the explosives used in Operation Cast Lead. According to Mary McGown, Chair of the UN Human Rights Council Commission on Gaza “the extent of the devastation and human suffering was unprecedented and will affect generations to come”.

We cannot allow this episode in 67 years of brutal occupation and violence to be forgotten.

Please join us.

Current organizers and endorsers: Boycott Israel Apartheid Campaign, Canada Palestine Association, CanPalNet, Independent Jewish Voices, United Network for Justice and Peace in Palestine and Israel.



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MSF Event - Occupied Palestinian Territories Webcast - July 14

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Rally for the Walbran Valley in Victoria

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2 Canadians return

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Israel seizes Flotilla ship to Gaza and deports 2 Human Rights advocates to Canada

 

Two Canadians, Robert Lovelace and Kevin Neish, who were on board the Freedom Flotilla III boat Marianne, headed towards Gaza when it was seized by Israeli forces early Monday morning, are returning to Canada today. Israeli forces used an electric weapon against four Swedish crew members during their illegal seizure of vessel, which Israeli government sources described as “uneventful”. The two were held in an Israeli prison with seven other Flotilla participants from Sweden, Norway and Russia, until being transferred to Ben Gurion Airport late Wednesday. They are expected to land at Pearson International Airport at 6:55 pm,Thursday July 2.

 

Neish, a retired marine engineer from Victoria B.C., had been sailing with the Marianne since it left Sweden...

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Flotilla to Gaza Urgent Appeal

From our supporting group and CAIA
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Friends,

Lat Sunday, June 28 a flotilla of four boats carrying humanitarian aid making their way towards Gaza was illegally stopped when Israeli Naval Forces forced their way onto the leading boat the Marianne of Gothenburg.

Various reports state that the Marianne seized by Israeli Forces has been towed to the port of Ashdod while the three remaining boats turned back. 

At least two Canadians, Kevin Neish from Victoria, who many of us know and Robert Lovelace from the Ardoch Algonquin Nation of Ontario were among 20 others on the Marianne.  There has been no contact with the people that were on board of the Marianne. We do not know what their conditions are or how they are being treated. 

The boats were in international waters, broke no international laws and were on a humanitarian mission. This is another act of...

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Victoria Launch of Saving Farmland

https://www.facebook.com/events/627085107390995/
June 30th at 7:00pm
Bolen Books - Hillside Mall 111-1644 Hillside Ave, Victoria
Join authors Nathalie Chambers, Robin Alys Roberts, and Sophie Wooding for the launch of Saving Farmland at Bolen Books in Victoria.

When Nathalie Chambers and her husband, David, first took over Madrona Farm, 27 acres on southern Vancouver Island with a deep history, they never thought their small-scale agricultural business would blossom into an international political act. As pressures from heirs, land developers and industrial farmers grew alongside their rows of organically produced food, the Chambers took action. Considered by many to be revolutionary and by some to be rebellious, their story opened many eyes to the future of food.'

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You've got mail... for now

July 2nd
Concerned about how cutting home mail service and installing shared mailboxes will affect your neighbourhood?

You're invited to an open town hall meeting next week with me, Victoria Councillor Marianne Alto and Oak Bay Mayor Nils Jensen. Click here for details.

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Call for revolutionary submissions for Adbusters #121

Hey Wild Ones,

We are working on Adbusters #121 – Manifesto for World Revolution Part 4, and we would like all you writers, artists, activists and shit disturbers out there to send us some of your most inspired stuff.

It looks like this summer is going to be the hottest on record, in many places water is running out and heat waves have already killed thousands. It is time to take a stand and stop the madness with a series of big bang global moments starting with #BillionPeopleMarch December 19, 2015. Let’s welcome our leaders home from Paris with a global moment of truth the likes of which the world has never seen before!

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Flotilla to Gaza Urgent Appeal

Dear Friends of SJS,
Victoria Friends of Cuba calls for your support:


Friends,

Lat Sunday, June 28 a flotilla of four boats carrying humanitarian aid making their way towards Gaza was illegally stopped when Israeli Naval Forces forced their way onto the leading boat the Marianne of Gothenburg.

Various reports state that the Marianne seized by Israeli Forces has been towed to the port of Ashdod while the three remaining boats turned back. 

At least two Canadians, Kevin Neish from Victoria, who many of us know and Robert Lovelace from the Ardoch Algonquin Nation of Ontario were among 20 others on the Marianne.  There has been no contact with the people that were on board of the Marianne. We do not know what their conditions are or how they are being treated. 

The boats were in international waters, broke no international laws and were on a humanitarian mission. This is another act of aggression...

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Flotilla to Gaza Urgent Appeal

Friends,

Lat Sunday, June 28 a flotilla of four boats carrying humanitarian aid making their way towards Gaza was illegally stopped when Israeli Naval Forces forced their way onto the leading boat the Marianne of Gothenburg.

Various reports state that the Marianne seized by Israeli Forces has been towed to the port of Ashdod while the three remaining boats turned back. 

At least two Canadians, Kevin Neish from Victoria, who many of us know and Robert Lovelace from the Ardoch Algonquin Nation of Ontario were among 20 others on the Marianne.  There has been no contact with the people that were on board of the Marianne. We do not know what their conditions are or how they are being treated. 

The boats were in international waters, broke no international laws and were on a humanitarian mission. This is another act of aggression...

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urgent rally notice

Flotilla III to Gaza Rally

Demand the “Marianne” be released to proceed to Gaza

and free the participants from Israeli jail.


July 1

Meet at the Emily Carr Statue (Bellevue & Government)

Noon


Four participants from Canada are on board the Flotilla  III: Kevin Neish, an activist and marine engineer from Victoria in British Columbia,  Robert Lovelace, member of the Ardoch Algonquin First Nation, Christian Martel, a trade-unionist and retired letter-carrier from Quebec City,  and Ehab Lotayef, an engineer and poet from Montreal. 



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upcoming opportunities, events, information

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Dear Friends of SJS,

VIDEA is recruiting for 8 funded International Youth Internships!!

Interested in international development? Passionate about Social Justice? Looking for a way to build your international development, women’s studies, sociology, child and youth care, social work, education, public relations, business, communications experience? Looking for a funded overseas internship opportunity?

We are looking for YOU if you are 19-30 years of age and a graduate of a diploma or degree programme. The first VIDEA International Youth Internship Programme positions in Zambia and Tanzania now open for applications. Deadline July 6th.  Check out the VIDEA website to see if one of these internships might be a fit for you or someone that you know. The Programme Description is attached.  For full details, please visit:

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Flotilla boat seized in international waters

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At 02:06AM today (Gaza time) the “Marianne” contacted Freedom Flotilla Coalition (FFC) and informed us that three boats of the Israeli navy had surrounded her in international waters, while sailing approximately 100NM from Gaza coast. After that we lost contact with the “Marianne” and at 05:11AM (Gaza time) the IDF announced that they had “visited and searched” Marianne. They had captured the boat and detained all on board “in international waters” as they admitted themselves. The only positive content in the IDF announcement was that they still recognize that there is a naval blockade of Gaza, despite Netanyahu’s government recent denial that one exists.


We have no reason to believe that Marianne’s capture was “uneventful”, because the last time the IDF said something like that, in 2012, the people on board the “Estelle” were badly tasered and beaten with clubs. Back in 2010,...

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Together we will elect environmental leaders

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Dear PAOV,

West Coast Environmental Law Association works hard to protect the environment through law. However, one of the barriers toward achieving this goal is a lack of environmental leadership in politics.

With the election around the corner we need to ensure that there are environmental leaders in Ottawa who know what needs to be done and how to do it.

That's why we are partnering with GreenPAC, a...

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[evoz] Victory at B.C./Washington State Border - HUMANITARIAN AID FOR CUBA EN ROUTE WITH THE 2015 CARAVAN TO CUBA!

HUMANITARIAN AID FOR CUBA EN ROUTE WITH THE 2015 CARAVAN TO CUBA!

For the Report and Photos online visit: http://www.vancubasolidarity.com/reports/2015/150627-caravan-crossing.htmlFor the photos on Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/134388871@N07/sets/72157654792635329/
Just before 5pm today, Saturday, June 27, 2015, a van full of humanitarian aid for Cuba crossed the Canada/U.S. border, breaking the illegal, immoral and unjust U.S. blockade against Cuba! This great victory was accompanied by a loud, colourful and energetic rally at the Peace Arch border crossing, which had supporters of Cuba from both British Columbia and Washington State chanting, “Lift the Blockade on Cuba NOW! Abajo el Bloqueo!” as the van full of humanitarian aid entered the U.S. customs area. Our united voices ensured that the all of the humanitarian aid, including wheelchairs, walkers, canes, sewing machines, hand tools and sports equipment continued on the road to Cuba as part of the...

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on their way

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Freedom Flotilla III sets sail: #NextPortGaza

Today, June 27th 2015 (4 am in Gaza), four boats of the 2015 the Freedom Flotilla III set sail from their final European points of departure. Through nonviolent resistance they will challenge the illegal blockade of the Palestinian Gaza strip, which is running on its 9th year, sailing as always from international waters directly into Palestinian waters.

The Flotilla is due to reach Gaza in just a few days. Participants on board include 48 people,...

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[evoz] action for El Salvador

Dear CASC, This action alert was distributed at CAFE last night. Please read it & do what you can – postal letters, Emails, phone, fax or visit  (next time you are in Vancouver)   Thanks, Terry

 

Action for El Salvador

BACKGROUND

The government of El Salvador is being sued for $300 million by Oceana Gold, owner of Pacific Rim Mines, based in Vancouver. The company is suing in a little-known court of the WORLD BANK, the Read more: [evoz] action for El Salvador

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