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There's no conservation without justice

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Stop Trump

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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.


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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?

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

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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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The Struggle Continues - Join the Work Camp

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[Webinar] Sustainable Energy Funding & Innovation

Sustainable energy innovation is critical to meeting todays challenges of economic security, emission reduction targets, environmental impact and climate change. This webinar will focus on Industrial innovation and sustainability, the future of cleantech in Canada and sustainable energy financing – how policies and business models are moving the dial.

Please join the BC Sustainable Energy Association, along with our speakers Jeanette Jackson, CEO of Foresight and Bernard Tan, CEO of RE Royalties on Tuesday September 8th, 2020 at 11:00am PT.

Register Here Speakers Jeanette Jackson is the CEO of Foresight, a cleantech ecosystem accelerator that is empowering entrepreneurs and energizing a world-class cleantech industry across Canada.

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Are you concerned the toxins in our air and water? Petition to strengthen the Canadian Environmental Protection Act!

The federal government is seriously considering strengthening the Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA). The Prime Minister has mandated the Minister of Environment and Climate Change to amend CEPA, the legislation that regulates toxins in our air and water.

Securing enough signatures on this petition will compel the government to respond to us. More importantly, a petition that many Canadians sign could empower the government to introduce legislation to strengthen CEPA quickly, hopefully by December 2020.

With the ever-increasing negative effects of pollution, biodiversity loss and climate change, we believe urgency is called for!

If you believe we have the right to breathe fresh air, drink clean water , and live in a healthy community then please sign House of Commons petition 2758 to support the government to strengthen CEPA.

Here is the link:

I am also asking that your organization share this petition on your social media channels and with...

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Arundhati Roy with Nick Estes: Upcoming Teach-i

Haymarket Books upcoming online teach-ins...
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Join us next week:

Azadi: Freedom. Fascism. Fiction.

Tuesday, September 1, 12:00 PM EDT

In her latest book of electrifying essays, Azadi, Arundhati Roy challenges us to reflect on the meaning of freedom in a world of growing authoritarianism. The essays include meditations on language, public as well as private, and on the role of fiction and alternative imaginations in these disturbing times.

Join Arundhati Roy and Nick Estes for an urgent and timely conversation on the present crisis, resistance, and the meaning of freedom.

Co-presented by Haymarket Books and Elliott Bay Book Company, with the support of Tasveer, this event celebrates the release of Azadi: Freedom. Fascism. Fiction.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 13th Annual One Wave Gathering

Hello Friends,

We are a local nonprofit who put on an annual arts and culture event called One Wave Gathering celebrating South Pacific and local Indigenous cultures.

We would very much appreciate if you are able to share our press release with your readers:

For Immediate Release - Pacific Peoples' Partnership (PPP) is proud to announce our 13th Annual One Wave Gathering, a vibrant celebration of South Pacific and Indigenous cultures on Lekwungen territory in Victoria. Mark your calendars and plan to attend some thought-provoking events this September!

At One Wave Gathering, artists, speakers, and leaders share stories through song, dance, theatre, traditional food, and art. One Wave is a vision articulated by many voices and an opportunity for guests of all ages to learn and interact with Pacific knowledge keepers and artists. This year’s gathering will celebrate allyship and resilience, as communities from the North and South Pacific come together in the spirit of navigating shared waters.

Offerings you may enjoy this September include online screenings of opera, theatre, and film, pop-up performances, and a Flux Gallery digital media exhibit. This year will also see the unveiling of the Pacific Peace House Post, a two-year collaboration between Lekwungen carver Bradley Dick and Solomon Islands carver Ake Lianga, at Macaulay Point in Esquimalt.

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Goudie Creek Watershed in Jeopardy

Western Forest Products' Tree Farm Licence Properties for Sale
The Goudie Creek watershed- a water source providing water to approximately 300 residents of Shirley is being threatened by a land sale. This stems from Western Forest Products, a Provincial land giveaway in 2007, and subsequent development plans. Not only the watershed, but over 132,000 hectares (that's over 326,000 acres and over half of Shirley's land mass) are now in jeopardy of becoming the ultimate in unplanned development and thoughtless urban sprawl.
This, the largest land use decision in the history of our area, is being made with virtually no involvement of the residents of the community. This decision will affect all aspects of life in Shirley: water and watersheds, septic systems, safety, traffic and roads and our quality of life. These changes are happening without so much as a phone call, letter, or any communication from WFP to the community.
Much of the forest land that was removed from the TFL land is in Shirley according to the Times Colonist, "The 132,000 hectares at issue -- part of the Juan de Fuca Electoral Area - stretch from the Island's west coast to the Malahat and make up two-thirds of the Capital Regional District. Yet a draft bylaw governing the future development of the land was decided by a subcommittee of CRD directors, not the whole board."
And further, the Times Colonist reports, "For almost three years after, the Province allowed Western Forest Products to remove thousands of hectares of its private land from tree-farm licences in 2007, opening up the possibility of development.

What Can We Do?
Sign the petition, asking the Provincial Government to protect Goudie Creek and other watersheds in the Juan de Fuca.Go to the SEAS website: to and click on 'Take Action' to send a letter to Premier John Horgan.

[evoz] coffee announcement

Greetings this August 25, 2020 .

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

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