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[evoz] Cafe Simpatico - Sept 25, 7:30 PM PDT

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Cafe SimpaticoFriday, September 25, 2020 7:30 PM PDT
Kay Gimbel presents:
Nicaragua: Cooperatives, campesinos and the coup In search of the truth about this much maligned country.
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Co-sponsored by: Central America Support Committee Mining Justice Action Committee

State of BC Health - September 2020

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Sept_Title_Logo.pngYour monthly update from the BC Health Coalition


UPDATE The Cambie Trial: It was always about profits -- not people

"Private healthcare predominantly benefits the wealthy and healthy"

Just a little over two weeks ago, BC Supreme Court Justice Steeves wrote those words in his landmark Cambie decision protecting public health care. Justice Steeves repeatedly made the point that a duplicative private health care system would degrade...

Read more: State of BC Health - September 2020

Media Advisory: Green & Just Recovery Town Hall on Thursday



Media Advisory - For Our Grandkids Victoria and Parents 4 Climate host Green & Just Recovery Virtual Town Hall this Thursday with Indigenous, Provincial, and Municipal representatives

VICTORIA, BC - Two local groups of the national For Our Kids network of parents and grandparents committed to taking action to address the climate crisis are hosting a town hall on Green and Just Recovery this Thursday.
Victoria Virtual Town Hall: Green & Just Recovery
  • When and where: Thurs., Sept. 24th, 3:30pm-5pm, online via zoom
  • Panel: Adam Olsen, MLA Saanich North and the Islands; T’Souke Nation Chief Gordon Planes; and Victoria Mayor Lisa Helps
  • Event moderator: Tamara Napoleon

“As our governments shift focus from pandemic response to economic recovery, I want our elected officials to put our kids at the forefront of their decision-making. How they direct huge stimulus money...

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Tell BC to stop sabotaging endangered caribou

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[evoz] Nicaragua Coffee available

Greetings this September 19, 2020
A batch of freshly roasted, fragrant Nicaraguan coffee is available for sale.The price is $14 per 1 lb. bag.
Phone Allen at 250 384-0477 to arrange purchase and pick up.

This is flagrantly unfair. Can you step up for Beaver Lake Cree?



Indigenous People’s most hard-fought Constitutional protection could lose its meaning.‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌

Indigenous People’s most hard-fought Constitutional protection could lose its meaning.


RAVEN-Trust

On the west coast of North America, massive wildfires have blocked the sun. Amidst floods on the Gulf Coast and record breaking temperatures in the Arctic, the pressures of a changing climate are being felt across Turtle Island.

Today, a courageous Indigenous Nation is facing down that climate calamity with determined action. The Beaver Lake Cree are heading back to court, fighting to hold on to their advance costs award so they can pursue their groundbreaking case, the Tar Sands Trial.

The Nation needs $40,000 to pursue this appeal: if you are in a position to give, now is the time.

Last fall, the RAVEN community empowered Beaver Lake Cree Nation with the resources to pursue — and win — a partial advance costs award for a case that was ruled to be of national importance.

Outrageously, Canada and Alberta appealed, and in June the award decision was overturned by the Alberta Court of Appeal. The Court ruled that the Beaver Lake Cree government must exhaust all available resources before they can qualify for any amount of advance costs. Essentially: the BLCN government must bankrupt itself in order to defend its treaty and constitutional rights.

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Green recovery


Join the national day of action ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌‌

In just two weeks, we’ll find out what the federal government plans to do with its multi-billion dollar COVID-19 recovery plan: invest in a green and just recovery, or keep bankrolling Big Oil?

Plan to attend the green & just recovery twitterstorm

We know that our pressure’s been working: The Liberals said on record last month that a green and just recovery will be its number one priority when Parliament resumes this fall. But the powerful fossil fuel industry and conservative provincial leaders are already lobbying hard to keep money going towards business as usual. The future of a green recovery is on shaky ground: until real commitments are made, promises just aren’t enough.

One more big push is needed to convince Trudeau and his new finance minister to commit to investing in a green and just recovery in their upcoming Throne Speech. That’s why we’ve joined forces with dozens of other environmental groups to host a nationwide, online day of action.

Will you join the online day of action right now, and send our key targets a message they can’t ignore? To get our hashtag trending, we need tens of thousands of people to take part.

TAKE ACTION

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[evoz] Cafe Simpatico - Sept 25, 7:30 PM PDT

Please post to EVOZ. Thanks!

Please join us via Zoom!
Cafe SimpaticoFriday, September 25, 2020 7:30 PM PDT
Kay Gimbel presents:
Nicaragua: Cooperatives, campesinos and the coup In search of the truth about this much maligned country.
To participate send e-mail to:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Co-sponsored by: Central America Support Committee Mining Justice Action Committee

There's no conservation without justice

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Stop Trump


Protect the Arctic Refuge’s big sister‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌‌

Just west of the Arctic Refuge lies its big sister: 23 million acres of public lands (4 million acres more than the Refuge, an already vast reserve!) in the Western Arctic. The area is composed of wild lands hosting the vast Western Arctic caribou herd, the protected waterfowl nesting areas of Teshekpuk Lake, denning polar bears, and coastal lagoons where beluga whales rear their calves. For generations, communities have practiced traditional ways of life and subsistence on this breathtaking landscape in Northern Alaska.

Now Trump wants to open up almost all of this area to drilling in order to supply Big Oil’s refineries in California and Washington. We can’t let that happen.

Sign the petition demanding Trump and the Bureau of Land Management rescind this harmful proposal and keep oil rigs out of this majestic wilderness.

PROTECT THE WESTERN ARCTIC

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Join our birthday celebration, Supa



The Leap turns five!

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The Leap

Tuesday, September 15th marks the five-year anniversary of the launch of The Leap Manifesto. On that day in Toronto, representatives from Canada’s Indigenous rights, environmental, social and food justice groups, faith-based and labour movements came together to call for a just transition in Canada based on a simple principle: care for the earth and one another. The idea that we could build a different kind of economy in a country like Canada -- not in 2050, but starting now -- was considered radical, utopian and a bit dangerous at the time. Today, it just feels commonsense.

On behalf of the whole team at The Leap, I want to thank you Supa, for being part of this journey with us over the years. As The Leap’s new Communications Manager, it’s been a lot of fun digging through the archives to prepare for our birthday celebration -- and I’m pretty excited about what we have to share.

So here’s my ask: for our birthday, will you follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and our NEW TikTok account so you can join the celebration?

Read more: Join our birthday celebration, Supa

[evoz] Cafe Simpatico - Sept 25, 7:30 PM PDT

Please post to EVOZ. Thanks!

Please join us via Zoom!
Cafe SimpaticoFriday, September 25, 2020 7:30 PM PDT
Kay Gimbel presents:
Nicaragua: Cooperatives, campesinos and the coup In search of the truth about this much maligned country.
To participate send e-mail to:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Co-sponsored by: Central America Support Committee Mining Justice Action Committee

350k hectares of wilderness areas deferred from logging!

350k hectares of wilderness areas deferred from logging!

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WE WON! Public Healthcare on Trial

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Dear Paov,

We’re still pinching ourselves, but it’s true. Yesterday, BC Supreme Court Justice Steeves dealt a strong blow to the efforts of Dr. Brian Day to undermine our publicly-funded health care system.

They took public health care to court. We stood up to defend it. And we won.

It is a historic victory against an attack that could have ushered in US-style profit-driven health care. Time and time again, the evidence has clearly shown that public solutions are the most effective way to decrease wait times and ensure quality patient care. The courts have made it clear that this case was never about wait times - it was about profit. To read our press release, click here.

The decade-long legal attack launched by one of the largest for-profit surgical centres in Canada sought to invalidate key sections of the BC Medicare Protection Act (MPA). The sections of the MPA that the plaintiffs sought to strike down are in place to preserve a public health care system in which access to necessary medical care...

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Our last best chance to stop Woodfibre LNG

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The Struggle Continues - Join the Work Camp


Take a stand. Make your voice heard. Stand with others in any way that you can.


Not everyone is able to, or has the capacity, to put themselves on the frontlines... to those who can - do so. If you want change, or want to stand for the rights of others, remember that you can’t rely on those who are fighting oppression daily, to always take the lead... If you want change, stand up and make change happen.


Will you put your comfort aside to stand with those who have no choice but to fight?


Will you utilize your voice to be heard as a collective - for the greater good... or will you only use your voice when it’s safe, and/or you’re publicly acknowledged for it (social media, etc)?


If you see the human rights infringements occurring today, and acknowledge they’re wrong... If you see our future being systematically destroyed... If you see corporations & Industry profiting while people struggle... Will you take a stand and be heard??


#1492landbacklane watch @realpeoplesmedia for updates #IndigenousSolidarity #WetsuwetenStrong

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[Webinar] Sustainable Energy Funding & Innovation

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[Sjsall] Request from Friends of Canadian Musicians

Dear Friends of SJS,

Please see the request below for support for a petition in support of Canadian musicians.

Regards, Margo

Margo L. Matwychuk, PhD

Director, Social Justice Studies

University of Victoria

Territories of the Songhees, Esquimalt and WSANEC Peoples

PO Box 1700 STN CSC

Victoria BC V8W 2Y2

Office: Cornett B210

PH: (250) 721-6283

FAX: (250) 721-6215

We acknowledge and respect the Songhees, Esquimalt and WSÁNEĆ peoples on whose unceded territory the university stands and whose relationships with the land continue to this day.

You have received this email because you signed up for the UVic Social Justice Studies email list. To be removed, send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with "REMOVE" in the subject line.

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Hello friends,

A group of us have formed Friends of Canadian Musicians, to advocate for strong government support for performing musicians during the covid-19 pandemic. We have just submitted a petition to Parliament, which I hope you will read and sign. It i Read more: [Sjsall] Request from Friends of Canadian Musicians

Is it time to fight climate change like a war?

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