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Donate to help the Hupacasath First Nation continue their legal battle against the Canada-China FIPA

Update: September 30th — What a phenomenal response! In just 10 days we've reached over $150,000! Based on this incredible outpouring of support, the Hupacasath First Nation have now filed the initial legal documents with the Federal Court of Appeal, securing their right to appeal!

The Hupacasath are prepared to fight this case to the end, but they may be forced to withdraw the application for appeal unless we reach our fundraising goal in the next four weeks. Please make your donation today, then share this with everyone so we can reach our goal, fully fund the appeal, and make sure the Hupacasath don't get stuck with a major debt for this historic legal challenge.

Thank you so much.

Together, you’ve made it possible for the Hupacasath First Nation to take the Harper government to court to challenge the Canada-China FIPA - a reckless investor deal that would expose Canada to unlimited risk from costly lawsuits in secretive tribunals and undermine the rights of our democratically elected governments for the next 31 years.1

Thanks to your generous donations, the Hupacasath’s legal team were able to make their case in federal court in Vancouver on June 5, 6 & 7th.

Unfortunately, after just 3 days in court, the judge sided with the government. But this fight isn’t over yet. The Hupacasath’s lawyers believe they have grounds for an appeal, and the Hupacasath are prepared to take this case to the next level to stand up for all of our rights.

Read more: Donate to help the Hupacasath First Nation continue their legal battle against the Canada-China FIPA

Discussion of Quebec Student Strike and launch of 'Le Fond de l'air est Rouge'

Wednesday, July 24, 2013
6:30pm, free !
Camas Books & Infoshop
2620 Quadra St, Victoria


An interactive discussion and slideshow on the 2012 Quebec student uprising.

This event focus on exploring the Quebec student strike within the context of broader movements for social justice. Specifically the event will focus on reflections on syndicalisme de combat (combative union organization) that was so central to the Quebec student uprising. What lessons can be learned from Quebec student struggles ? What does the Quebec student uprising mean for progressive forces in a Conservative Canada ?

Le fond de l’air est rouge ( is a collection of texts about the 2012 Quebec student uprising by Montreal artist and activist Stefan Christoff. Written between spring 2011 and summer 2012, this series of articles includes first hand accounts of the incredible street protests in Montreal and reflections on the student strike within the context of Quebec revolutionary history. Published by the Howl! arts collective, this zine brings movement-based reporting originally published online into a physical format. The goal of this zine is to create a piece of cultural documentation on a key moment in Quebec popular history.

Summer Heat Action – Vancouver, WA

summerheatnw_logoThe Pacific Northwest is under attack. We will fight back: defending what we love, and our climate future. Big coal, oil, and gas plan to transform the NW coastline from Oregon up to Alaska into a dirty fossil fuel corridor with over 15 export terminals proposed.

On July 27th folks from throughout the Northwest will come together joining national Summer Heat actions for a fun and family friendly action and combine fights to stop energy extraction, infrastructure and export. We wanna demonstrate what it’ll look like if fossil fuel corporations try to imperil the climate by moving fossil fuels down the Columbia.

Sign up and register to attend – – ideally with a kayak though we need you on the land as well! We’ll be in touch about opportunities to help us plan this action and as more details to emerge in the coming days. In the meantime, sign up to attend, spread the word on social media, start talking about regional carpools and find yourself a boat!

Where: Vancouver Landing (West of 100 Columbia Street, Vancouver, WA)

When: 10:00 – 12:30 Workshops, 12:30 – 1:30 Speakers and 1:30 Action!

Why: If they can’t ship it, then they can’t sell it. And that means it stays in the ground.

Check out the facebook group –


PLUS – Other events South of the boarder …

July 17th – 7:30-9:00 – Bill McKibben – Gaiser Hall, Clark College (1933 Fort Vancouver Way, Vancouver, WA) -
Ticket Registration –

July 23rd – 6:30-8:30 – Fossil Fuel Export Forum – Leaven Community Center (5431 NE 20th Ave, Portland, OR) -
Facebook –

July 27th – Summer Heat: Climate Action on the Columbia – Vancouver Landing (West of 100 Columbia Street, Vancouver, WA) Facebook –
* 10:00 – 12:30 Workshops
* 12:30 – 1:30 Speakers
* 1:30 – Action!

A Red Girl's Reasoning

After the justice system fails the survivor of a brutal, racially-driven sexual assault, she becomes a motorcycle-riding, ass-kicking vigilante who takes on the attackers of other women who've suffered the same fate. Starring Jessica Matten, Christian Sloan, Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers
Writer/ Director: Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers
Producer: Rose Stiffarm
Executive Producers: Erik Paulsson & Diana Wilson
Director of Photography: Harvey Larocque
Editor: Jeanne Slater

A message from Bridgette DePape about Harper's pal Joe Oliver‏

Could you pass along an invitation to Harper's pal, Joe Oliver, the Minister of Natural Resources?

He's invited to join the Tar Sands Healing Walk - a tour of the frontlines of Fort McMurray, Alberta to expose the impacts oil sands development has on local First Nations communities. But so far, no word from Joe!  

Here's a recent article in the The Guardian about the Healing Walk: Bill McKibben and Naomi Klein to join Canada's tar sands 'healing walk'.

The Healing Walk is really soon, July 5th and 6th, so there are only a few days left to show your support for these communities and to tell Harper's pal to attend the Healing Walk. 


Brigette DePape,


MON. JUNE 17th - 7 p.m. 

Watch the film trailer at

Film screening of On The Line, an eco-adventure documentary that tracks two guys as they hike, bike and kayak the length of the proposed pipeline corridor. 
- A fundraiser to strengthen numbers at the 4th annual Action Camp in the path of the pipelines, filling a bus with indigenous and non-indigenous people up to ground zero in BC: the Wet'suwet'en territory near Smithers.

- With Wet'suwet'en speaker Jennifer Wickham and a raffle of local art by Coast Salish artist Charles Elliott.

If you are concerned about the devastation that could result from more pipelines and tankers through BC, and if you support BC's indigenous peoples' resistance to the pipelines proposed to run across their traditional territories, please consider supporting this fundraising event.

Location: Fernwood Community Association (1923 Fernwood Rd), Victoria
Film and Refreshments BY DONATION, with all proceeds going to filling the bus.



World Refugee Day - June 20th 2013


From the Heart - Enter into the Journey of Reconciliation

WED. JUNE 12TH until SAT. JUNE 22ND (and into July)fromtheheartlogo

From the Heart - Enter into the Journey of Reconciliation

A new 90-min. theatre production about the transformative stories that move non-indigenous people to see their relationships with their aboriginal neighbours in new ways. This won’t be anything like an ordinary play - it'll be an experience. 

Opening on June 12th at a donated space in the Uptown mall, the audience will be invited to move through a vast, beautiful labyrinth made of thousands of metres of colourful fabric, hundreds of doors and windows, and lit with paper lantern lights. In the nooks and alcoves along the way, the audience will encounter 16 scenes, songs, shadow theatre performances and visual installations that were all created this past winter by an intercultural cast of 30 community members ranging in age from 18 to 79.

From the Heart is being produced and directed by award-winning theatre director Will Weigler in partnership with two long-time Victoria non-profit societies: VIDEA: A BC-based International Development Education Association, and ICA: the Inter-Cultural Association of Greater Victoria. 
The script development co-facilitator was Kwakwaka'wakw performance artist/ poet Krystal Cook, with singing and movement coaching from Bisia Belina. 
The 14,000 sq ft. labyrinth was co-designed by two internationally acclaimed designers: eco-architect Mark Lakeman and tensile fabric architect Mar Ricketts. 
The project was inspired by Paulette Regan’s bestselling book, Unsettling the Settler Within.

To learn more about the project, watch the 5-min, video here:

Directions: come south along Blanshard from Ravine Way, turn into Uptown at the RBC sign and go UP the ramp, then to the right and park. The performance space is on the opposite end of the parking lot of the RBC branch.

The space is wheelchair accessible.

Read more: From the Heart - Enter into the Journey of Reconciliation

Saturday June 1st Clearcut tour of Juan de Fuca Provincial Park


CBC Radio would like to hear your opinion about this private logging on the park boundary. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call Talkback: 250-360-0614 or 1-800-757-1446, Thank you!

Call to action: Clearcut logging threatens Juan de Fuca Trail. 
Forest Action Network and Wilderness Committee Victoria.
Carpool drivers needed. 

Where: West of Jordan River, between China Beach and Bear Beach, south of West Coast Road (Hwy 14)
When: Join us June 1, meeting at 9 am in Victoria.
Why: Observe, photograph, document the logging 
Who: Open to experienced hikers as well as new hikers. Everyone can go at their own pace. 
Bring: Good hiking shoes, lunch, water, a camera. 

Background: Developer Ender Ilkay lost his bid to build hundreds of vacation homes and miles of paved roads on the boundary of Juan de Fuca Provincial Park between China Beach and Sombrio Beach. Now he's out for whatever he can get, including clearcutting the forest. Join us to view, photograph, and document the damage. We still need to fight to protect this land. 

Tentative schedule 

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March Against Monsanto - May 25th Victoria, BC, Legislature

March Against Monsanto

Saturday May 25
12:30 pm: meet at Legislative Bldgs.
1:00 pm: march!
Return to the leg for guest speakers, and live entertainment

HELLO EVERYONE! How are you all doing? We’re doing good, organization-wise. Still looking to borrow a few things though, tunable walkie talkies, trash pickers (those reaches that grab at the end), mats to cover the P.A. cords (so pple don’t trip), a free standing shelter tall enough to stand under (and some cement to hold it down in case of wind) and some foldup tables. Anyone able to help with the above, or the day of the event, please email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone: 250 590-4411. 

Victoria Facebook Event
Vancouver Facebook Event
Abbotsford Facebook Event
Prince George Facebook Event

March Against Monsanto Global Event List

I’D LIKE TO ANNOUNCE a RALLY SPEAKER COMPETITION! Challenge yourself and take the mic and speak to a cause you feel strongly about. Winner is the one who speaks with the most passion, and garners the most response from the crowd. Be a rally speaker. Empower, inspire, and motivate others to a cause of your choice! 5 min cap. Winner receives a Popeye’s Gift Bag ($100), and Tickleberry Telegram ($50), and a coveted, framed “Best Rally Speaker Award 2013”. P.S. I’m looking for some dramatic song suggestions (with no lyrics) to play in the background! ;) EMAIL ME!!

Anyone knowing how to get in touch with the UNITY DRUM GROUP, please email me!

Here is a list of Monsanto Corporate Subsidiaries to print and hand out

Read more: March Against Monsanto - May 25th Victoria, BC, Legislature

Roast of the Raging Grannies - April 18th - 7pm

Please Join us on Thursday, 7pm, April the 18th at the Odd Fellows Fall (1315 Douglas St) for an incredible evening you won't want to miss.

This song and laughter filled evening is set aside to honour these most amazing Women. For years the Victoria Raging Grannies have sung, ridiculed, marched, occupied and been arrested, all in the name of justice for the planet and the living creatures who reside upon it. Lets us gather, with local comedian and MC Wes Borg to pay tribute to the legacy of the Victoria Raging Grannies.

Entrance is by donation with all proceeds going to Our place societies Breakfast Program

And good news folks!!! the Grannies are recruiting! Come dressed in your most garish hat and Boa for the event, and show your radical stuff (you don't need to be a Grandmother to join...)

The capacity of the hall is only 100 so don't be late.

For more info, email Shane Calder < This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it." style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; background-color: transparent; text-decoration: none; color: #de2323;">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.> or art at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it." style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; background-color: transparent; text-decoration: none; color: #de2323;">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Ingredients Organic Cafe April-May Announcements

Learn how to make:
-Nervine Kombucha with skullcap, St. john's wort and nootka rose
-Yerba Buena and ginger kombucha      $15 /participant includes a 
                                                         starter kombucha & scoby! 
-Labrador Tea Kombucha         
JOIN Raw Chef Shelagh
to learn how to amp up your green smoothies!

Tuesday, April 16th @ 5:30pm
Expect a ton of samples and a ton of fun!
Call the store to RSVP
join the facebook event
Just added:
Fermenting Wild Foods Workshop
Saturday, April 20th
Session I : 11-1pm [Traditional Fermented Foods]
Session II : 2-4pm
[Wild Fermented Foods]
view session II on facebook
$20 includes your own 500mL jar of any featured fermented food to take home with you.
[Space is limited so please call or drop by to enroll in either session!]

Read more: Ingredients Organic Cafe April-May Announcements

Vote Splitting in BC Provincial Elections

What is Vote Splitting?

Vote splitting is an electoral effect in which the distribution of votes among multiple similar candidates reduces the chance of winning for any of the similar candidates, and increases the chance of winning for a dissimilar candidate.

Go to

2009, 2005, 2001 and 1996 BC Election details in simple and clear layout presented in the context of vote splitting.

Please pass this widely because numbers don't lie and an informed electorate can only result in a better democracy.


International Womens Day - March 8th 2013

"The story of women's struggle for equality belongs to no single feminist nor to any one organization but to the collective efforts of all who care about human rights" Gloria Steinem

International Women's Day

What initiatives do you or your organization have in place to support women's advancement? How are you supporting 
International Women's Day? 
Publish your page.

International Women's Day

Publish and promote your IWD events. Search globally for local IWD events, ranging from massive wide scale rallies to small informal get togethers.

International Women's Day

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Find out the latest news and information. Promote your messages.


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The Richest People In The World


Action Alert: Stop the Open Season on BC's Wolves!

Action Alert: Help Stop the Open Season on BC's Wolves

Wolves in British Columbia are in grave danger, and they need your help now.

The BC government recently released a draft management plan for grey wolves in the province, with the stated intention of protecting livestock and some endangered wildlife populations through the increased hunting and killing of wolves.

The BC government’s plan proposes more lenient rules on “recreational” wolf hunting and even shooting down entire wolf packs from helicopters as part of “wolf management”. The plan makes no mention of wolves’ tourism or wildlife viewing value, nor does it offer any other alternatives to protect farm animals, such as improved fencing, or in the event of losses, increased compensation for farmers.

To make matters worse, recreational hunters in northern BC have launched a controversial contest with cash prizes for those who kill the biggest wolves. The contest has been decried by environmentalists and scientists alike.

Hunting is a valued tradition in Canada and has helped feed...

Read more: Action Alert: Stop the Open Season on BC's Wolves!

Dignity Village - A Community By and For the Homeless

Peak Moment 223: "Anybody can come through our gates 8 am-10 pm and use all of our facilities. We have hot showers, a telephone, free computers internet-ready, our commons, offices, [and a free store of donated items.] Anybody has access to this." Tour guide Jon Hawkes highlights this community's generosity to the larger community: its residents well understand what homeless people need. Visit their greenhouse, gardens, houses, and business enterprises — all built with ingenuity on a city-owned site.

Upcoming Events-Nov

Date Title Calendar Location
Sun Nov 11 10:45am - 11:45am Spirit of the Republic - A Remembrance Day Alternative Wider Community Belleville St & Menzies St Victoria, BC V8V
Tue Nov 13 7:00pm - 9:00pm Yves Engler Book Tour: The Ugly Canadian: Stephen Harper’s Foreign Policy CAIA David Strong Building, UVic, Victoria, BC
Wed Nov 14 11:30am - 1:30pm Yves Engler Book Tour: The Ugly Canadian: Stephen Harper’s Foreign Policy second appearance CAIA Wilna Thomas Room 103, Camosun College, Victoria, BC
Thu Nov 15 6:30pm - 9:00pm Resilient Neighbourhoods Workshop #1: Growing a "Resilient" Neighbourhood Transition Victoria 1767 Island Highway, Colwood
Fri Nov 23 7:00pm - 10:00pm David Rovics in Concert CAIA 2994 Douglas St, Victoria, BC
Tue Dec 04 6:30pm - 9:00pm Resilient Neighbourhoods Workshop #2: Economic Change at the Local Level Transition Victoria 471 Cecelia Road, Victoria, BC
Thu Jan 17 6:30pm - 9:00pm Resilient Neighbourhoods Workshop #3: Engaging Our Neighbours Transition Victoria 231 Regina Avenue, Victoria, bc

In two weeks, Prime Minister Harper could pass the most secretive and sweeping trade deal of a generation.


This deal would pave the way for a massive natural resource buyout and allow foreign corporations to sue the Canadian government in secret tribunals, restricting Canadians from making democratic decisions about our economy, environment and energy.1

Most Canadians have never heard of FIPA, the Canada-China Foreign Investment Protection Agreement, because Prime Minister Harper is trying to sneak it through without a single vote or debate in Parliament.2,3

Canadians have a right to determine our future, but this agreement will undermine our democratic rights and lock us into an inescapable path of foreign-ownership and resource extraction until at least 2040.

The Canada-China FIPA is set for automatic approval on October 31st unless we get the word out now that the Harper Conservatives are trying bypass Parliament and sneak this deal by Canadians. That’s why we partnered with on this campaign – if enough of us raise our voices now, we can create a massive public outcry to stop this devastating deal in its tracks.

Send a message to Prime Minister Harper and your MP: Canada is not for sale, stop the Canada-China FIPA and the Nexen takeover. When 30,000 sign, we will deliver your messages to Ottawa.

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