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Its on: Get involved in the Kinder Morgan pipeline review

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It’s on: Get involved in the Kinder Morgan pipeline review

Kinder Morgan Marine Terminal (Joe Foy)

Hello PAOV,

If you want to participate in the official review process for Kinder Morgan’s tar sands pipeline, now is your chance!

Yesterday, Canada’s National Energy Board (NEB) opened up applications for the public to participate in hearings on the proposed Trans Mountain pipeline. The NEB sure hasn’t made it easy for people to get involved, but we are here to help you through the process so that you can have your say.

To apply, members of the public must sign up on the NEB website and complete an online application. If you aren’t able to fill the form out online, you can call the number listed on the website and wait for a hard copy to be delivered by mail.

Applications from individuals and groups wishing to participate will be only accepted from January 15th to February 12th, 2014.

This is the only chance we have to get involved in the federal environmental assessment to formally oppose Kinder Morgan’s pipeline and tanker plans. If you don’t apply now you won’t be able to participate in the upcoming hearings, and the NEB will not even consider your written comments. So it’s critical that we get as many people signed up as we can!

Here’s what you can do:

1) Log onto the NEB website and apply online.  Because of recent changes to Canadian environmental assessment legislation, participants are now required to prove that they are either “directly affected” by the proposed project or have “relevant expertise”. The NEB has to approve your application – whether you want to participate as an intervenor or even if you just want to submit a written letter of comment. If you feel that you will be affected by the project in any way, it’s worth submitting an application to take part in the review process. Click here to visit the NEB website and apply.

2) Attend a workshop. To support you in your application to participate, we’ll be hosting workshops in both Vancouver and Victoria. We can help walk you through the online form, answer your questions about the process and make sure your concerns are effectively submitted to the NEB. Our first workshop will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 29 at 6pm at our Vancouver office, and we’re also planning one in Victoria (date TBD). For details and locations, click here.

3) Check out our Save the Salish Sea website for news, updates, links and other helpful resources. On the “Latest” page, we’ll continue to post new information about upcoming events, local groups working to stop the proposal and other workshops or events happening in different communities. Click here to visit the website now.

If you’re applying to participate or have any other correspondence with the NEB, please let us know by emailing us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. We want to keep track of how many of our supporters are applying and what the response is like from the regulators. If you feel that you have a stake in this decision and are being turned away, keep us posted!

I realize this process may seem daunting, but it’s important that we mobilize now to make sure that our voices are heard. Just remember – you’re not alone! The Kinder Morgan pipeline represents a huge threat to our communities, our coast and our climate, and we’re not going to sit back and let the hearings proceed without letting officials know how we feel.

Onwards,

Eoin Madden | Climate Campaigner
Wilderness Committee

Eoin Madden

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Photo: Kinder Morgan's Westridge Marine Terminal in Burnaby, BC (Joe Foy).

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Fwd: Chilean Football Team Sparks Israeli Outrage


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Fwd: Palestine calendars


Camas bookstore has a few of the beautiful “Colours of Palestine” calendars still on sale. Maybe pick one up when you take in Penny Rosenwasser’s reading event at Camas Books "Hope into Practice: Jewish Women Choosing Justice Despite Our Fears" on Sat. the 18th at 7 pm.

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[evoz] Upcoming Events

Hi folks,This is a reminder of our upcoming event for this coming Thursday and another event for Saturday, Jan. 25.
In solidarity,Victoria Friends of Cuba==================
A TRIP INTO GAZA - World Largest Open Air PrisonA presentation by Kevin Neish7pm Thursday, Jan 16At 2994 Douglas (BCGEU Hall)Admission by Donation
Kevin Neish recently spent 4 months in Gaza, working with the International Solidarity Movement, witnessing and collecting information on the life and conditions of Palestinians under the Israeli siege. He will give a first hand account on what he worked on, saw and experienced.

Kevin Neish is a former college instructor as well as civilian technician for the Department of National Defence, and has been active in the quest for justice for Palestinians since the 1980s. He has sailed on board...

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Ucoming Events

Hi folks,This is a reminder of our upcoming event for this coming Thursday and another event for Saturday, Jan. 25.
In solidarity,Victoria Friends of Cuba

Kevin Neish recently spent 4 months in Gaza, working with the International Solidarity Movement, witnessing and collecting information on the life and conditions of Palestinians under the Israeli siege. He will give a first hand account on what he worked on, saw and experienced.

Kevin Neish is a former college instructor as well as civilian technician for the Department of National Defence, and has been active in the quest for justice for Palestinians since the 1980s. He has sailed on board two ships attempting to break the blockade of Gaza - the Mavi...

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Never Mine Clayoquot: Forum Next Tues. Jan 21


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Never Mine Clayoquot: Forum next Tues. Jan 21

Never Mine Clayoquot Event Poster

Hi PAOV,

Clayoquot Sound is a region of unprecedented ecological value and cultural diversity. But it has a history of resource overexploitation – and it continues today. The threat of clearcut logging in some of Canada’s last intact coastal temperate rainforests is always present, and recently, some parts of Clayoquot have been targeted for mining.

The most immediate plans are to explore a potential gold deposit at a site called Fandora in the Tranquil Valley, in Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation territory near Tofino. The Tla-o-qui-aht are worried about the impacts of mining on their forest recovery and their salmon rehabilitation efforts. They have also declared the Tranquil Valley a Tribal Park, and mining is in direct contrast with their sustainable management strategies and goals.

The Wilderness Committee strongly supports Tla-o-qui-aht opposition to mining in their territory, and we see Tribal Parks as a positive economic alternative.

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Reminder: yes2scs orientation (Jan 20, 6pm, Central Lib)

Hi yes2scs key volunteers, Just a reminder about next week's orientation session for all those interested in putting energy into the Yes2SCS campaign

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Hi yes2scs key volunteers,

Just a reminder about next week's orientation session for all those interested in putting energy into the Yes2SCS campaign! The orientation will cover off a short history of harm reduction organizing in the City; the local, provincial and federal stance on SCS; details on the campaign, and strategies for reaching our first year targets. We'll be doing some strategy work, so please come with a mental list of your connections and social networks that you can tap for this campaign.

The orientation session will be held on Monday, January 20, 2014 from 6:00-8:30pm at the Central Meeting Room of the Victoria Public Library (Central Branch) at 735 Broughton Street. This is the room that faces Broughton and it is top to bottom windows. We will provide food!

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This week @ rabble.ca: Preparing for Harper's Israel visit

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10 Jan 2014

Hey rabble readers,

Fact of the day! If in a single day everyone who visited rabble donated $3 we would exceed our goal ($20,000) for our winter donation drive! Please chip in right now.

The babble book club is ringing in the new year with a fantastic read, one we've all been waiting for! We're reading The Inconvenient Indian by Thomas King, which has been praised just about everywhere for its blend of personal experience, humour and critical discussion of Native history in Canada. Join us in our first selection of 2014 and share your experience in our babble thread before the final discussion on January 17 at 2 p.m. EST.

Foreign Minister John Baird has just named lawyer and ardent Netanyahu government cheerleader Vivian Bercovici as Canada's new Ambassador to Israel, in advance of the Prime Minister's first trip to that country later this month. Over the holiday period rabble's Parliamentary Reporter Karl Nerenberg did his best to prepare the ground for the PM with his own visit and now shares some of his notes. Read his story here.

This week's top news

'Partners for Peace' documents Israel-Palestine conflict through women's perspective
In the documentary 'Partners for Peace,' 13 women travel to Israel and Palestine to learn about the conflict and to explore how they may support the work of Israeli and Palestinian women.
By Paul Weinberg

Indigenous peoples have the law, but government has the power
The Elsipogtog Nation's protests have forced SWN to leave the province until 2015 when they will continue their fracking. What continues to drive these colonial projects across Canada?
By Brian Ward

First Nations resist fuel and mining developments to protect us all
First Nations are bringing their cases before the Canadian judiciary and standing as a formidable barrier against the Harper government's fossil fuel expansion agenda.
By Andrea Palframan

Harper government plans to make it harder to become a Canadian citizen
Changes proposed to the Canadian Citizenship and Immigration file by the Harper government include extending the qualifying period for residence and eliminating citizenship by birthright.
By Edward C. Corrigan

Anti-racist activism and white 'allies': A conversation with Dr. David Leonard
The concept of the white ally has been put into question for a variety of reasons. Dr. David Leonard elaborates on this and why anti-racism shouldn't be centred from a white perspective.
By Suey Park

What's abstinence got to do with it?
The Wynne government needs to implement the updated 2010 sex-ed curriculum in Ontario because the current version is out-of-date and out-of-touch.
By Katie Lynes

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Upcoming events

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Dear Friends of SJS,
A reminder that tonight and tomorrow night is:

ANCESTRAL PRIDE AND SAVAGE FAMILY ~ Creating a Culture of Resistance Speaking Tour - JANUARY 13 AND 14TH, 2014 ~ on Lekwungen, Esquimalt and WSANEC territories

INDIGENOUS LAND DEFENDERS SPEAK ON MINING, SOLIDARITY AND MORE

Gwaiina and Xhopakelxhit of Ancestral Pride will be speaking on building a culture of resistance to colonialism, imperialism and capitalism. Come and listen to these front-line, community-based land defenders speak about their vision to protect their lands and water from mining and to defend their ways of life.

Imperial Metals is proposing an open pit copper mine on Catface Mountain (Chitaapi). Open pit mining is horrifically and irreversibly damaging to the environment and ecosystems. Catface is within Clayoquot Sound and is located within Ahousaht First Nation Territory. Chitaapi is Ahousaht’s to protect. If the mine is established on these lands, they will become uninhabitable.

Resistance Hip Hop artists Savage Family will...

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[Uvic-sustainability] CORRECTION: Indigenous People's event to be rescheduled.

Apologies for the second email, but I just received word that the following event is cancelled and will be rescheduled for something in the spring:


TO BE RESCHEDULED: MEASURING THE IMPACT OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONTAMINATION ON INDIGENOUS PEOPLES

Jan 14th, 11:30 AM, First Peoples House

Presented by Dr. Taiaiake Alfred


Matt Greeno

Sustainability Coordinator

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[Uvic-sustainability] News and Events for the Week of Jan 13

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UVIC ECOCAR 2 TEAM SEEKS COMMUNICATION VOLUNTEERS

EcoCAR 2: Plugging In to the Future, is a three-year collegiate engineering competition, and the only program of its kind. Established by GM and the U.S. Dept. of Energy, this competition challenges 15 universities across North America to reduce the environmental impact of the 2013 Chevrolet Malibu, without compromising performance, safety and consumer acceptability. The UVic EcoCAR 2 team is searching for keen and vibrant communications volunteers to join our group! Learn more: www.ecocar2.org, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

NEIL YOUNG LAUNCHES FUNDRAISING TOUR TO HELP FIGHT TARSANDS EXPANSION: Legendary musician Neil Young is mounting a rally cry against "the ugliest environmental disaster" that he has ever seen or "could even comprehend". http://www.cbc.ca/q/blog/2014/01/13/neil-young-oilsands-occupation/

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ANCESTRAL PRIDE AND SAVAGE FAMILY

Imperial Metals is proposing an open pit copper mine on Catface Mountain (Chitaapi) located within Clayoquot Sound and...

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Re: [evoz] Fw: Activist Social

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Tomorrow, FRIDAY Jan 10, @ The Victoria Event Center, Don't miss our BACK 2 SCHOOL party African, Caribbean URBAN MUSIC !!!!



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Happy New Year! Please share my flyer for a special Back to School PartyCheers Pulchérie

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Dear Friends,
Our Victoria Friends of Cuba committee is calling on all social activist people and groups to come together for an Activist Social Potluck in celebrating the 55th year of the Cuban Revolution's victory. This will take place at 5pm Saturday, Jan. 25 in the Spencer Castle at 2906 Cook St.

Beside sharing some of our potluck food and listen to some music performance from some of our local musicians we are also asking the invited organizations to say a couple words in a few minutes to announce what campaigns...

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Book Review: Undoing Border Imperialism by Harsha Walia

by DAWN PALEY

Also in Migration:

Borderless Cities

This review was originally posted by Upside Down World.

Undoing Border Imperialism, by Harsha Walia, introduction by Andrea Smith. AK Press, 2013.

Anyone who has been involved in activism in any of Canada’s largest cities has probably worked with Harsha Walia at some point along the way. An organizing powerhouse who is active across issues and with a lengthy list of groups, Walia is also a writer and regular public speaker. Somehow, amidst a flurry of events and other work, she found the time to grace us with her first book, Undoing Border Imperialism, which came out with Oakland’s AK Press in the fall. In more ways than one, the book is a true manifestation of theory meeting practice, taking strength from Walia’s varied and extensive readings, from her personal life experiences, and from over a decade of movement organizing in Canada.

“Undoing border imperialism would mean a freer society for everyone since borders are the nexus of most systems of oppression,” writes Walia. “Rather than conceiving of immigration as a domestic policy issue to be managed by the state, the lens of border imperialism focuses the conversation on the systemic structuring of global displacement and migration through and in collusion with capitalism, colonial empire, state building, and hierarchies of oppression.”

Walia carefully outlines her theory of border imperialism, but she doesn’t stop there the way an academic or journalist might. Instead, she dedicates the bulk of the text to reflection and to proposals around what makes for meaningful activism in this context. Undoing Border Imperialism lays out a compelling definition of the concept of border imperialism, and then takes readers through concrete experiences of how it can be challenged and dismantled. 

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9 Reasons Why 2013 Was a Slow and Painful Year for Freedom In Canada

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9 Reasons Why 2013 Was a Slow and Painful Year for Freedom In Canada

A look back at some of the most significant threats to Canadian freedom over 2013 — a year in which there were many more reasons to believe our Prime Minister is doing everything in his power to twist this country into a true north suppressed and disparate. READ MORE

The Day a Federal Panel Overruled B.C. — And Nobody Noticed

While many pundits outside B.C. point to the joint review panel’s report as proof Enbridge’s oil tanker and pipeline project is in the public interest, one important question remains unexplored: how is it that the province of B.C. and the federal panel came to such vastly different conclusions? READ MORE

 

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Video: Peace Valley Defenders Say No to Site C


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Video: Peace Valley Defenders Say No to Site C

Hello PAOV,

2013 sure was a wild ride! And we’re jumping right back into action this week, with public hearings resuming today over the proposed Site C Dam.

BC Hydro’s proposal to build a dam in the heart of British Columbia’s Peace River Valley threatens to flood over 100 kilometres of rich valley-bottom lands – including farmland, wildlife habitat, First Nations cultural sites and heritage sites.

The people of the region have spoken up time and time again, urging elected leaders to protect the Peace River Valley from the impacts of the Site C Dam. The project is in the midst of a joint federal-provincial review, and public hearings will be taking place in northern BC and Alberta until the end of January.

To help illustrate what’s at stake and why the Peace River Valley is so worth protecting, we’ve produced a short video featuring First Nations leaders, local farmers, politicians and citizens who say “No Dam Way!” to Site C.

Click here to watch the new video now!

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Fwd: RARE VIDEO: Nelson Mandela Speaking on Palestine [New York, 1990]



  Office 915 Ninth Floor Khotso House 62 Marshall Street Johannesburg, South Africa   19 December 2013 Dear Friends and Comrades,   HUGE PALESTINE BANNERS AT NELSON MANDELA'S MEMORIAL IN SOWETO
Several Palestine banners - produced by South African trade unions, student groups and youth organizations - were spotted at last week's memorial for Nelson Mandela in Soweto. One of the banners, a tribute to Mandela's internationalism and support for the Palestinian struggle, displayed an iconic image of Nelson Mandela with fellow Palestinian leader, Yasser Arafat, and the well-known 1997 Madiba quote: "We know too well that our freedom is incomplete without the freedom of the Palestinians". In addition, it was reported in Israeli...

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[evoz] Dec 31: Cuban Revolutionary New Year's Eve Party! - Vancouver, Canada (ENG/SPAN)

*Please forward widely* ~ La versión en español sigue la versión en inglés ~

STRUGGLE, REVOLUTION, JOY & DANCE!

>> 9th Annual New Year's Eve Party!
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>> CELEBRATE 55 YEARS OF THE CUBAN REVOLUTION!

Short film, delicious food, drinks, live music, DJ & all the dancing possible!
Come ring in the New Year with friends & supporters of the Cuban Revolution!

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 31
Doors @ 8pm
Victoria Drive Community Hall
2026 East 43rd Ave (@Victoria Dr.)
Vancouver, Canada

FEATURING:

* DJ 100FUEGOS – Last year's sensation! Spinning favourites from Cuba, Latin America & around the world!
* MX KATRACHO – Singing live Ranchera music from the soul of ‘Nuestra America’! * MARIA MELENDEZ – Latin-American classics from a multi-talented musician with an amazing voice!
* FOOD – Delicious Salvadoran and Middle Eastern cuisine!
* DRINKS –...

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Fracking Cancelled Near World Heritage Site


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The Longer I'm Prime Minister: Review by Russell Blinch

It was April, 2011 and Michael Ignatieff, then leader of Canada's opposition Liberal Party, was addressing an election rally in Sudbury, Ontario. “Why do we have to put up with this? Rise up! Rise up! …. READ MORE

CSIS Involvement in Enbridge Hearings Makes National News

When I sat down Tuesday night to put some thoughts on paper about allegations of spying on Canadian environmental and pro-democracy groups, I never imagined those musings would end up being read by tens of thousands of people and spawn news coverage across the country... READ MORE

 

An Open Letter to All the Wild Creatures of the Earth

It is 65 years ago, you’re 10 years old and sitting on an old, half-blind, grey horse. All you have is a saddle blanket and a rope for reins as you watch a pack of dogs rage at the foot of a Ponderosa pine.

High up on a branch, a cougar lies supine, one paw lazily swatting at the air... READ MORE

Fracking Cancelled near Newfoundland UNESCO World Heritage Site

There will be no fracking near Gros Morne National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Newfoundland.

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