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Rescue Afghan interpreters who served with Canadian soldiers from the Taliban

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PAOV – this petition is taking off on Change.org, and we think you might be interested in adding your name. Sign now to help:

Rescue Afghan interpreters who served with Canadian soldiers from the Taliban

Not Left Behind started this petition to The Honourable Harjit Sajjan, The Honourable Marc Garneau, The Honourable Marco Mendocino, The Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Senator Gwen Boniface, Senator Peter Boehm and it now has 4,077 signatures

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Join us on Thursday as our monthly series continues

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Join us on Thursday, July 29th at 7 pm Eastern

Our Get to Know Thee, Friend series gives you the chance to hear directly from some of the incredible people involved with Canadian Friends Service Committee.

The series continues this week with Sarah and Trevor Chandler, members of Interior BC Monthly Meeting.

This is the seventh installment, offering...

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Indigenous genocide??

Join the over 85,000 people around the world fighting to stop the destruction of the Amazon. Let’s get to 100,000 signatures today so we can stop Bolsonaro together:


MPs of Brazil: vote against genocide and reject Bill 490/2007




Bolsonaro’s Brazilian Congress is about to vote on a new law that will force indigenous tribes from their lands and open up the heart of the Amazon for exploitation by industrial meat and timber. Sign your name against this legalised genocide:

sign now

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Bolsonaro allies in Congress want to pass a new law to open up the heart of the Amazon to devastating industrial projects, and legalise the expulsion of isolated indigenous tribes from their ancestral lands.

He’s pushing draft bill 490/2007 -- that will basically legalise genocide -- and it will be voted on in Congress any day now. But there is hope. Even the greediest politicians are worried about their...

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4 dogs specially-trained to stop poachers are protecting almost a quarter of the Serengeti’s elephants.

The amazing team behind the project is asking for our help to urgently double their capacity and save even more elephants -- can you chip in to help?

Elephants walking in your direction

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A, ever heard of dogs saving elephants?

In the Serengeti, a small, specially trained team of rescue dogs sniff out poachers and sound the alarm. Just 4 dogs have helped arrest hundreds of poachers, saving countless elephants being murdered for their ivory.

Almost a quarter of the elephants in the park now live in the tiny area they protect -- but poaching is on the rise everywhere else and there are thousands more elephants that still need protection.

That’s why the team behind this amazing project are...

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A Vigilante Shooting Over a Trump Sign Divides Topeka

Residential school principal + honorary degree

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Content warning: residential schools, death of children.

PAOV — Bishop John Fergus O’Grady was a former principal of two residential schools, including the Kamloops Residential School. In 1986, the University of British Columbia (UBC) granted O’Grady an honorary degree and praised Bishop O’Grady for his “vision.” Following the discovery of hundreds of unmarked graves at the Kamloops Residential School in May, UBC placed his honorary degree under review, but has yet to release a decision. If you think that O’Grady’s honorary degree should be revoked, sign the petition now.

If you require support, a national Indian Residential School Crisis Line has been set up for survivors and those affected. You can access emotional and crisis support by calling the 24-hour national crisis line: 1-866-925-4419

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Nutella

Palm oil scandal

Ferrero is buying palm oil laced with child abuse, deforestation and land-theft.

We need your help to force this chocolate giant to clean up its act and protect children, communities and our planet from destructive palm oil.

Sign the petition

Trigger warning: this email contains descriptions of child abuse.

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Kids as young as ten are forced to work grueling 12-hour shifts to harvest palm oil in Indonesia and Malaysia. Exhaustion, injuries, heavy loads, and worst of all: rape and trafficking. These palm oil plantations are a nightmare for these kids.

To add insult to injury, huge swathes of magnificent rainforest are destroyed to make way for these hellish palm oil plantations. And Ferrero is happily buying this palm oil to make chocolate spread, cookies, and candies.

These plantations are a far cry from the joy of Nutella, Kinder and Ferrero Rochers, and Ferrero knows it....

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Euthanizing baby bears?

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PAOV — Nova Scotia has a no-rehabilitation policy for orphaned black bear cubs- when orphaned cubs are found, they are euthanized. After a black bear cub was taken from their care and killed last summer, Hope for Wildlife (a wildlife sanctuary in Nova Scotia), submitted a proposal to the provincial government to rehabilitate black bear cubs. Last week, the government rejected their proposal. If you think orphaned black bear cubs should be rehabilitated not killed, sign now.

Allow wildlife rehabilitation of bear cubs in Nova Scotia

10,100 have signed Tressie Dutchyn’s petition. Let’s get...

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Fairy Creek, the RCMP and a win for press freedom

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Youre invited to a magical evening afloat




In Victoria? Don’t miss this Thursday’s concert! Donate to West Moberly and have your gift doubled! ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌

In Victoria? Don’t miss this Thursday’s concert! Donate to West Moberly and have your gift doubled!


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We’re thrilled to invite you to float up to a show in Victoria on the Gorge Waterway this Thursday! Join ANSWER Drum Group, artist ŦEȺLIE Brianna Dick, and the Wes Carroll Confabulation for an evening of songs and stories in support of RAVEN’s fundraising for West Moberly First Nations’ Site C Dam legal action at the dock at Victoria Canoe and Kayak Club at 355 Gorge Road West.

Don't have a boat? These concerts are accessible to watch from land at Esquimalt Gorge Park (across the Gorge) and on the public beach next to the Victoria Canoe and Kayak Club.

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On notice: Amazon, Ikea, Target, Walmart


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Yesterday, in partnership with Pacific Environment, we released a first-of-its-kind report on U.S. retailers’ dependency on dirty shipping practices, officially marking the launch of our “Ship it Zero” cargo campaign.

The report sheds light on the fossil-fueled ships that traverse our oceans—packed with merchandise from companies like Amazon, IKEA, Walmart, and Target—and emit harmful air and climate pollution into the atmosphere. The report found that just fifteen companies are responsible for emitting as much pollution as tens of millions of vehicles. To put that into context, the brand Dole you might get produce from or the new tennis shoes you ordered on Amazon are shipped on vessels that emit the climate pollution equivalent to 1.5 million homes.

This is an all-hands-on-deck moment. Join us and amplify the cargo campaign launch by signing Ship It Zero’s petition to urge retailers to abandon dirty, fossil-fueled ships and commit to zero emissions maritime shipping!

SHIP IT ZERO

Maritime shipping is one of the world’s largest sources of pollution and emits more than all U.S. coal plants combined: over one billion tons of carbon dioxide each year.

And yet, corporations like Ikea, Walmart, Target, and Amazon get away with using dirty ships since they outsource transport to shipping companies. So we brought the issue right to them

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Announcing our plan to respond to the climate emergency

We need all hands on deck. Will you join our emergency day of action on July 29th?

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PAOV,

Last night, for the first time in a long time, I was hopeful about our future in this climate crisis.

Yesterday, I joined the 350 Canada team as we hosted a Mass Call on the Climate Emergency.

We announced our plans to hold a massive day of action next week on Thursday, July 29th, to bring the impacts of the climate crisis right to the doorstep of our federal leaders. Hundreds of people from coast to coast joined in.

We invited everyone there to host an action in their community. The response was incredible. By the end of the hour, dozens of events across the country had filled up our action map.

Now, the question is, will you stand with us as well? We need all hands on deck. Canada is literally on fire and it’s up to us to make sure our politicians start acting...

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Dogs saving elephants!

4 dogs specially-trained to stop poachers are protecting almost a quarter of the Serengeti’s elephants.

The amazing team behind the project is asking for our help to urgently double their capacity and save even more elephants -- can you chip in to help?

dog running with rangers

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

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A, ever heard of dogs saving elephants?

In the Serengeti, a small, specially trained team of rescue dogs sniff out poachers and sound the alarm. Just 4 dogs have helped arrest hundreds of poachers, saving countless elephants being murdered for their ivory.

Almost a quarter of the elephants in the park now live in the tiny area they protect -- but poaching is on the rise everywhere else and there are thousands more elephants that still need protection.

That’s why the team behind this amazing project are asking...

Read more: Dogs saving elephants!

I Tried to Make Claims About Election Fraud So Preposterous Trump Fans Wouldnt Believe Me. It Was Impossible.

Nutella

The palm oil problem

Ferrero is buying palm oil laced with child abuse, deforestation and land-theft.

We need your help to force this chocolate giant to clean up its act and protect children, communities and our planet from destructive palm oil.

Sign the petition

Trigger warning: this email contains descriptions of child abuse.

A,

Kids as young as ten are forced to work grueling 12-hour shifts to harvest palm oil in Indonesia and Malaysia. Exhaustion, injuries, heavy loads, and worst of all: rape and trafficking. These palm oil plantations are a nightmare for these kids.

To add insult to injury, huge swathes of magnificent rainforest are destroyed to make way for these hellish palm oil plantations. And Ferrero is happily buying this palm oil to make chocolate spread, cookies, and candies.

These plantations are a far cry from the joy of Nutella, Kinder and Ferrero Rochers, and Ferrero knows...

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URGENT: Amazon needs you. Please.

Bolsonaro’s Brazilian Congress is about to vote on a new law that will force indigenous tribes from their lands and open up the heart of the Amazon for exploitation by industrial meat and timber. Sign your name against this legalised genocide:

sign now

A,

Bolsonaro allies in Congress want to pass a new law to open up the heart of the Amazon to devastating industrial projects, and legalise the expulsion of isolated indigenous tribes from their ancestral lands.

He’s pushing draft bill 490/2007 -- that will basically legalise genocide -- and it will be voted on in Congress any day now.

But there is hope. Even the greediest politicians are worried about their image, and we can use that to support the Indigenous activists fighting this new law.

Let's show the Brazilian Congress that people from all over the world are against the genocide of indigenous people, and destruction of the Amazon -- our pressure could tip the balance.

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Our response to the federal government announcement

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Dear Paov,

Yesterday, Minister of Natural Resources Seamus O’Regan announced that the federal government will begin to engage energy workers through consultations for Just Transition legislation, to hear worker input on transitioning to a net-zero energy sector.

The groundbreaking poll we released last week - detailing how fossil fuel workers feel about the transition - is encouraging. But time is of the essence - we need urgent and effective action now. Here’s our full statement:

"Fossil fuel industry workers have the knowledge and expertise to build Canada’s net-zero future that will support our families and communities - if they get the training they need. We’re pleased to hear Minister O’Regan say that fossil fuel industry workers will have a central role in the consultations for Just Transition legislation. Now it’s time to put those words into action. We’ll be watching to ensure fossil fuel industry and Indigenous workers have a seat at the...

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Council Catch-Up

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