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Some days I have to pinch myself

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Bill C-10

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PAOV — Recent changes to Bill C-10 would allow the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) to regulate all your social media posts. After facing significant backlash from many who say the bill threatens freedom of speech online, the federal government has vowed to make amendments that will ensure social media uploads won’t be regulated. Details of the changes or when they can be expected have not been confirmed. Petition starter Ryan wants to protect freedom of speech online, you can join him by adding your signature now.

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Bill C-12 just passed second reading. Now what?

There's no climate accountability without a just transition. Make your call. r1

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Yesterday afternoon Bill C-12, The Canadian Net-Zero Emissions Accountability Act, passed second reading at the House of Commons.1 It’s heading to the Environment Committee next, where we expect MPs will make improvements to the legislation. We’ve been campaigning, alongside allied groups and grassroots organizers, for federal leaders to #StrengthenC12 since the Liberals first introduced it back in November. If you contributed to that effort, thank you!

This is good news, but we know it’s just a first step. If Canada is actually going to do our fair share in the global fight against the climate emergency, we need our politicians to address the elephant in the room: the oil and gas industry.2

That’s why, today, we’re flooding Natural Resource Minister Seamus O’Regan’s phoneline to demand immediate action on the long-awaited Just Transition Act. Use our one-click tool to make your call in just 2 minutes.

There can be no climate accountability without a real plan to end fossil fuel subsidies, stop the reckless expansion of fossil fuel production, and phase out the industry for good. To make that possible, the Trudeau government needs to deliver their long-promised...

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Zuckerberg's worst plan yet

Facebook is building an Instagram for Kids -- hoping to hook them on likes and harvest their data for profit.

Tell Mark Zuckerberg to leave our kids alone:

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Just when you thought Facebook couldn’t get worse, it invents a fresh kind of hell -- Instagram for Kids.

Leaked documents show the social media giant is building a photo-sharing app for under-13s -- hoping to get them hooked early on likes and comments about their appearance, and harvest their data for profit.

But a growing chorus is speaking out against the plan, with child development experts pleading with Mark Zuckerberg to drop it. Facebook didn’t want the world to know about this yet -- it’s on the back foot. If we ramp up the pressure we could end this nightmare before it starts.

Tell Mark Zuckerberg to leave our kids alone

Instagram is already a nightmare for children, with teenagers getting harassed and abused on a constant basis...

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“Exterminate All the Brutes” Was 500 Years of Genocide in the Making

We just got our hands on a massive data leak

We’re poring over a trove of data on white supremacists.




Donald Trump is gone from the White House, but make no mistake: White supremacists, QAnon believers, and Trump election fraud conspiracists still pose a grave threat to our democracy and our safety.

We’ve gotten ahold of a massive data dump on the users of Gab, the far-right social network that’s become a safe haven for all the people Facebook and their ilk kicked off of their platforms.

Since its creation in 2016, Gab has harbored a who’s who of dangerous extremists, from Alex Jones to the gunman who murdered 11 people at a Pittsburgh synagogue to QAnon devotee Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene. Earlier this year, a hacker obtained 65 gigabytes of data from the site and shared it with media organizations like The Intercept to investigate.

Right now, The Intercept...

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Clean water for Nuevo Horizonte Cooperative in Guatemala

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The last man of the Juma tribe has died


Just one hundred years ago, some 15,000 Juma people lived in the Brazilian Amazon. Today, only a few are left.
Aruká Juma died on 17th February, 2021. © Gabriel Uchida Dear PAOV,

In February, Aruká Juma died after being taken ill with Covid-19. He was the last male member of his tribe.

Just one hundred years ago, some 15,000 Juma people lived in the Brazilian Amazon. Today, only a few are left.

Aruká was one of many thousands of indigenous people in Brazil to be struck by the disease. Their territories should logically have offered protection but President Bolsonaro encouraged invaders entering and spreading the virus. Worse, he has actively blocked healthcare to indigenous communities.

This unspeakable cruelty is not a one-off. Bolsonaro is presiding over the most anti-indigenous government in decades, and there are countless examples of his attempts to crush tribal peoples.

What’s happening in Brazil is genocide. Entire peoples are being destroyed while the machinery of the state either stands by, or actively promotes policies that kill indigenous people.
I'll help stop Brazil's genocide

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April 2021 Update

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Grab your sneakers and run for Survival!




Get ready to go the extra mile!

Dear PAOV,

Are you ready to take your activism a step further? This May, you can join Survival supporters around the world in our first ever Run for Survival!

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Update from Peace Brigades

Update from Peace Brigades r1 PBI-Canada convenes webinar with environmental defenders on fracking and extractivism in Colombia … Read more... CREDHOS, Above Ground and PBI meet with Canadian Member of Parliament Paul Manly … Read more... PBI-Colombia accompanies the CSPP...

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How genetic engineering is being used in response to COVID-19

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COVID-19, novel drugs, and gene therapies: synthetic biology update 2021

Combining life sciences, computer science, and engineering, a field sometimes called “synthetic biology” is developing rapidly. It uses a suite of powerful techniques with names like “CRISPR.” Read more: How genetic engineering is being used in response to COVID-19

Friends of the Traffickers

E-News: Local Green New Deals gaining steam / Long-term Care Standards Now! / A win in Ottawa and more...

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Boom Boom Bow

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Clean water for Nuevo Horizonte Cooperative in Guatemala (with revised link)

Clean water for Nuevo Horizonte Cooperative in Guatemala

CoDev is appealing for clean water for a Guatemaan partner!

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Help bring clean water to the Nuevo Horizonte Cooperative community in El Petén, Guatemala.

CoDevelopment Canada and partner Nuevo Horizonte are seeking to raise CDN $10,000 to install a clean water filtration system. 100% of funds raised will go to the project.

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The cooperative was established in1998, following Peace Accords that ended Guatemala's civil
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Dreaming of building a model for a new Guatemala, the families settled on lands of a former cattle ranch to start their new lives with almost nothing- no possessions, no housing, no safe drinking water, nor electricity. After years of hard work and devotion, Nuevo Horizonte is today a thriving community. Developing a model of cooperation the people of Nuevo Horizonte have...

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Empire Politician

You did this, A!

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This has been one of the most devastating and isolating years in recent history, but in the midst of it all, you came together and created incredible hope and change.

You gave a mother fighting to save other children from the painful death her daughter suffered at the hands of Monsanto’s Roundup poison, the resources she needs to continue her brave battle.

Group of mothers in a field holding a sign calling for action on glyphosate poisoning.

Sofia and a group of mothers in her community who have suffered due to glyphosate poisoning are taking their case to court to ban glyphosate once and for all.

You forced banks and insurers in Canada, France and the UK to transform from being climate killers to becoming allies in the climate fight.

You helped an Amazon indigenous community protect their land from government destruction.

You pushed Delta Air Lines, a major corporate donor, to withdraw support for racist, divisive politicians in Georgia.

You protected the privacy of people everywhere from tech startup Clubhouse, helped kick Trump off Twitter, and exploded into the national conversation on disinformation and Big Tech regulation in...

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