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Sorry about that! - Sign the Peoples Demands for climate justice

We accidentally sent you an email for people in Indonesia -- our mistake r1

Dear friends,

Earlier today, you received an email that was meant to go to our supporters in Indonesia. This was sent to you by mistake and we wanted to say sorry for any confusion.

People are fighting for climate justice all around the world. Today, we told you about climate impacts that might be further away from home for you. But wherever you are, you can push all our governments to hear the people's demands and act to stop climate breakdown. We will be joining thousands of people to make sure those demands are heard at the next UN climate conference later this year.

Thank you for all of your work in support of the climate movement.

Monica and the 350.org team

P.S. While you're here, have you thought of joining a local group near you to keep...

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Sign the Peoples Demands for climate justice

To keep warming below 1.5 degrees, we’re demanding climate justice at COP24. r1

Hi Paov,

Climate change is the biggest crisis of our time–and its happening now. Just recently, we hear that flood and landslides happened in Bandung and Tasikmalaya, West Java. Now, we also hear similar disaster intensifying its impacts affecting millions of people around the world, the health of our planet, and driving species' extinction. It disproportionately affects the people and communities globally who have contributed the least to creating this emergency.

Next month, at COP24, governments will lay out the rules to implement the Paris Agreement. We need to them to keep warming below 1.5°C. We need real commitments to keep fossil fuels in the ground and urgently transition towards 100% renewable energy for all. These are the People’s Demands – nothing less will do.

Tell the Government of Indonesia representatives you stand for the People’s Demands here.

Because this...

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ACTIVlist Update - November 14, 2018

ACTIVlist
This daily ACTIVlist e-mail is a compilation of blog posts, media releases and action alerts from the Council of Canadians. For more information about our campaigns, how to get involved, and how to become a member, go to canadians.org. Please use this link to forward ACTIVlist to a friend and encourage them to join! Thank you for your interest and support.

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Blue Communities

NEW VIDEO: Help turn your community blue!

The Blue Communities Project encourages municipalities and Indigenous communities to support the idea of a water commons framework, recognizing that water is a shared resource for all, by passing resolutions that:

  1. Recognize water and sanitation as human rights.
  2. Ban or phase out the sale of bottled water in municipal facilities and at municipal events.
  3. Promote publicly financed, owned, and...

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Shopify

Tell Shopify: end your relationship with hate groups

Canadian e-commerce giant Shopify was just forced to end its relationship with the hate group Proud Boys. Now we have to get it to end it with all hate groups.

Tell Shopify: stop profiting off hate and end your relationship with Generations and all hate groups.

Sign the Petition

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Shopify, an Ottawa-based e-commerce company, runs the online store for Generations, a far-right anti-gay organization. The group's leader openly advocates for the execution of gay people and offers “educational” materials for sale that include homophobic literature and books that decry feminism, abortion...

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Tailings Dam Spills at Mount Polley and Mariana

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A Socialist Project e-bulletin ... No. 1705 ... November 14, 2018
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Tailings Dam Spills at Mount Polley and Mariana:
Chronicles of Disasters Foretold

Judith Marshall

On August 4, 2014, the dam holding toxic waste from the Mount Polley copper and gold mine in the Cariboo region of British Columbia (BC) collapsed. More than 24 million cubic metres of metals-laden fine sand and water were spilled from the breached dam, creating the largest environmental disaster in Canada’s mining history. The spill flooded Polley Lake and flowed into Hazeltine Creek and Quesnel Lake. Land, water systems and salmon habitat were destroyed. The Northern Secwepemc people, on whose territory the mine was located, lost land, livelihoods and traditional uses integrally linked to the land.

On November 5, 2015, the Fundão tailings dam, an even larger reservoir of mine...

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Which way to save the humans?

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CoDev November 2018 E-Bulletin

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Solitary appeal trial begins

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Net Neutrality under attack

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Paov,

Net Neutrality is under attack in Canada… again.

The chair of the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC), Ian Scott, said...

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Im in Malaysia and I need your help

We can save the orangutans if we do this ONE thing before Thursday’s vote.

The palm oil event of the year has kicked off! Pepsi, Nestlé, and all major palm oil producers and traders are in the heart of what’s left of orangutan territory in Borneo. To mingle and discuss sustainable palm oil.

Tweet now to disrupt the small talk. Tell brands to use Thursday’s VOTE to raise the bar on what counts as ‘sustainable’ palm oil and save the orangutans.

Send a tweet

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LIVE! Right now, palm oil barons and global brands that profiteer...

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Global protest campaign launched as Olympic 2020 partner Mitsubishi Electric humiliates workers

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Steps Forward in Free Access to Public Transport

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A Socialist Project e-bulletin ... No. 1704 ... November 12, 2018
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Steps Forward in Free Access to Public Transport

Lukasz Lugowski

Thirty years of neoliberal domination, culminating in the economic crisis that began in 2008, have resulted in the introduction of charges for public service throughout Europe, particularly for education and health services. But this is not the case in all public services. In recent years there has been a renaissance of free public transport, particularly in Eastern Europe. While in Hasselt, Belgium or Colomiers, France -- cities that were until recently symbols of the success of free public transport in Western Europe -- tickets have been reintroduced as part of the neoliberal trend to charge for services, in the East candidates for local power compete with each other in many cities on the basis of...

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bees

We have just a few days left to call on Canada to take real action to save the bees now.

Will you send a comment to Health Canada to impose the ban on bee-killing pesticides immediately?

Send an email

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Thanks to you, we’ve secured a win on banning two major bee-killing neonic pesticides in Canada.

But the bad news is the bans won’t come into effect for three to five years. There is no reason to wait this long -- the EU enacted its ban less than a year after deciding to ban all neonics.

Luckily, we have a chance to tell Health Canada to speed up the process....

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What Deal of the Century? The Final Resolution

LeftStreamed — Recorded in Toronto, 10 October 2018

What Deal of the Century? The Final Resolution:
Peacemaking in the age of Trump and Netanyahu

Palestinian human rights lawyer, Jonathan Kuttab, examines the present configuration of regional forces and international personalities leading to current sorry outlook for justice and peace for Palestine and Israel. He is concerned by what he sees as the continued erosion of human rights for all Palestinians under Israel’s control and the rightward shift of Israeli society and state. Yet he is still hopeful that the present forces can be undone and situation reversed with our help.

Introduced by Robert Massoud. Moderated by Karen Rodman.

Jonathan Kuttab is a leading human rights lawyer. After a graduating with his Doctor of Jurisprudence (JD) from Virgina Law School, and practicing a couple...

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Doug Ford

This is a reckless attach on the climate

I just wanted to make sure you saw this, A -- this critical lawsuit could hold Doug Ford to account and save Ontario’s climate plan, ensuring Ontario does its part to mitigate runaway climate chaos. Whatever amount you can chip in will go directly to supporting this critical lawsuit.

Will you please donate whatever you can today?

If you've saved your payment information with SumOfUs, your donation will go through immediately:

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Laying down the law :notre objectif audacieux est en vue!

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Vote yes to better elections


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Dear PAOV,

Did your ballot come in the mail yet?

Now that the voting period on proportional representation (Pro Rep) is open, voting packages have been mailed to homes all across British Columbia. This referendum's a once-in-a-generation opportunity to improve our democratic processes, so please be on the lookout for your ballot.

Here at Stand, we're excited about this opportunity for a new, better voting system and we hope you'll vote YES to Pro Rep.

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