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Big Pharma is right, pharmacare WOULD be a radical change – for the better

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Dogwood News This Week: the road ahead

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It’s been a wild year. More climate disasters, more raids on Indigenous land defenders. A major war in Ukraine and a rush to develop new oil and gas projects. A financial crunch and a health care crisis that's hitting the most vulnerable people the hardest. A dramatic BC NDP leadership race that put climate front and centre and sent a new premier to Victoria.

As the year...

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His name was Juvencio Cerquera

An Indigenous leader was just killed trying to take back their rightful land from paper giant Smurfit Kappa. ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌

Demonstration of Misak people against Smurfit Kappa

Sylvia,

An Indigenous leader from the Kokonuko people in Columbia was just shot dead while trying to reclaim their lands from a multinational paper giant. Now the local communities are pleading for our help.

They desperately need funds to hire additional security to keep themselves safe while they re-occupy their rightful land.

Our community can wire them the money they need practically overnight – if enough of us give right now:

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Nestlé does worse than last year!

Sylvia, Nestlé moves up one place in the ranking and becomes the 3rd worst plastic polluter in the world!

With more than 178,000 signatures asking it to do better, we would expect some progress, but Nestlé seems to be heading the wrong way. The good news is that we are planning a series of actions to push the company on its heels.

Sylvia, can you help us reach the symbolic mark of 200,000 signatures to multiply the impact of these actions?

SIGN THE PETITION


Nestlé is the 4th biggest plastic polluter in the world but wants us to believe that the environment is its priority...

No one is fooled!

Call on Nestlé to switch to reusable packaging now.

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Condo development on wetlands

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PAOV — You can make a difference. Sign now to help Michelle protect the Petrie Island wetlands.

Protect Petrie Island Wetlands! / Protégez les zones humides de l’île Pétrie!

2,507 have signed Michelle Petersen’s petition. Let’s get to 5,000!

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As residents of Orléans and the Ottawa region, we wish to state our serious concerns regarding four proposed high rise residential towers, between 24...

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Third grader Kian killed on his way home

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PAOV - Last week, the murder of 9-year-old Kian Pirfalak, who was driving home with his father in Iran, shocked the world.

It’s been reported that 56 children have been killed so far as a result of recent protests in Iran. Last week it was third-grader Kian, this week more children’s lives are at risk.

A group of healthcare workers have started this petition to Unicef in the hopes of standing up for the innocent children of Iran. Will you support their petition and stand up for the children of Iran by adding your name?

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Live from Mexico City

Protesting the destructive construction work of the "Maya Train"

Sylvia,

We are currently live in Mexico City with our local partner organizations Kanan Derechos Humanos, Racismo MX, Cejil, el Consejo Civil Mexicano Para la Silvicultura Sostenible and Greenpeace México to make a statement against the human and environmental rights violations linked to the construction of the Maya Train.

Together we are installing a plaque and we ask the responsible parties this important question:

Is the destruction of rainforests, the eradication of local animals, such as jaguars, and the eviction of Indigenous people and local communities worth it?

We need you, Sylvia, to make our presence known and our demands as public as possible while we are live on the ground.

You can share the images and footage of our action via Twitter and Facebook:

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Last chance to add your name

Sign the Tax Big Oil petition before we deliver it in Ottawa next week r1

Paov,

Next week we will join our friends Greenpeace Canada and Leadnow to deliver nearly 35,000 petition signatures in support of an oil and gas Windfall Profits Tax.

We plan to rally outside the Prime Minister’s office in Ottawa and send a powerful message from the tens of thousands of Canadians calling on Trudeau to tax Big Oil’s excess profits and fund a Just Transition.

Paov, we noticed you haven’t signed the petition yet. Can you help us make the biggest possible impact by adding your name too? It will only take one minute to sign the petition.

We’re reaching this peak in our #TaxBigOil campaign at a pivotal moment in the fight for climate justice. Thanks to a wave of grassroots pressure at the UN climate summit in Egypt, rich nations like Canada agreed to create a Loss and Damage fund to help the most climate vulnerable countries. But, fossil fuel lobbyists still succeeded in undermining the process, making sure that despite calls from 80 countries the final COP27 agreement did not include a commitment to phase down all oil and gas in addition to coal.1

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Orangutans shot dead

Palm oil could lead to their extinction. ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌

Endangered orangutan from Borneo, looking at you

Sylvia,

25 orangutans will die today. Just like yesterday, and tomorrow.

Palm oil deforestation is killing the last orangutans on our planet, and if we don’t act now, there won’t be any left by the end of the decade.

Orangutans need trees to live. But profit-hungry companies are tearing down and burning their rainforest homes — all so the likes of Mondelez and Nestlé can put palm oil in products like snacks and detergents.

But with your help, we can save the last orangutans from cheap palm oil.

Together we’ve convinced McDonald’s, Starbucks, and PepsiCo to commit to no-deforestation palm oil policies. You can help us do it all again — a donation from you today will help roll out tried and true winning tactics to transform the whole industry — before the orangutans are gone forever. Can I count on you to chip in?

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the name's Bond.

Toxic bonds are propping up the dirtiest companies on earth - and none more so than KEPCO.

KEPCO is a major polluter issuing billions of dollars in bonds to fund its reliance on coal. But we can cut them off.

Will you add your voice and call on global investors to boycott KEPCO's toxic bonds?

Coal power plant churning out smoke from chimney stacks

Sign the petition

Sylvia,

Last month I emailed you about bonds. Not the 007 kind of bond, but the toxic bonds that are financing climate disaster. $4.4 trillion of dirty bonds have been issued by fossil fuel companies since the Paris Climate Agreement was signed.

But Sylvia - you have the power to change that.

Meet KEPCO: South Korea’s largest energy company. It generates almost all its power from coal and gas. And in the last few years has built coal mines in Indonesia, Vietnam and the Philippines. With stories of...

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Nominate Iranian Women for Nobel Peace

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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:

Nominate Iranian Women for Nobel Peace Prize for courageously arising for Women’s Right

Nassim Bayat started this petition to Richard J. Durbin, and it now has 33,760 signatures

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Taking over Procter & Gamble

2x your donation ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌

An amusing portrait of a group of orangutans, including two mothers with their young child, enjoying a snack of sunflower seeds.

Sylvia,

We've been so successful using shareholder action to get companies to change their bad behaviour...that they're trying to shut the whole program down!

After a SumOfUs shareholder resolution helped force Apple to publish its first-ever human rights policy, the US stock regulator made a new rule -- anyone who wants to bring this kind of resolution will need to hold thousands of shares...and companies are setting VERY early deadlines to buy them!

They're trying to silence everyone but the richest shareholders. But Sylvia, we can beat them at their own game.

We already bought shares in giants like Apple, Nestle, and Bayer Monsanto. Now if 5000 people reading this email chip in the cost of a coffee, SumOfUs can buy enough shares in Procter & Gamble to have our say at its AGM, ratcheting up the pressure over rampant deforestation and human rights abuses in its palm oil...

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The Evacuation of the CIAs Afghan Proxies Has Opened One of the Wars Blackest Boxes

96 elephants killed today

...but dogs could stop this slaughter ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌

Elephants walking in your direction

Sylvia,

In the legendary Serengeti, almost a quarter of the elephants live in a tiny area protected by a team of just 10 specially-trained rescue dogs and their handlers.

They sniff out poachers and sound the alarm -- the dogs have helped arrest hundreds of poachers already, saving countless elephants being murdered for ivory. But outside the Serengeti, poaching is on the rise and there are thousands more elephants that still need protection.

That’s why the team behind this amazing project is asking for your help to train more dogs and double the number of sites where these sniffer dogs are working -- and save double the number of elephants, in the Serengeti and beyond.

With 96 of these gentle giants killed each day, every moment counts.

Can you chip in to help?

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Torturing chickens?

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PAOV — “Those that don’t die from the abuse spend their miserable lives trapped with dead birds at their feet.” Global hospitality company Millennium Hotels received praise and profit when they pledged to end the use of small and cruel cages for chickens in their supply chains. However, they are now failing to report on their progress. Open Wing Alliance (OWA) says these chicken cages are so small that birds are unable to move or spread their wings. The chickens suffer fractured bones, deformities, and are often trampled to death. OWA is holding Millennium Hotels accountable to their promises. Sign today to join them.

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