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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

 
WILDCRAFT KOMBUCHA II
SUNDAY, APRIL 14TH 
2-4PM
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!
$25/participant 
Call the store to RSVP
250-590-6177
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 VoteSplit.org

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.

Enjoy
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.

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International Women's Day

Upload your IWD press releases.
Find out the latest news and information. Promote your messages.

 

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The Richest People In The World

"BLOOMBERG BILLIONAIRES" EXPLORES NOT ONLY THE RICHEST PEOPLE IN THE WORLD, BUT WHERE ALL THEIR MONEY COMES FROM. billionaires

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


www.WildernessCommittee.org

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 SumOfUs.org 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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The 12th Annual Media Democracy Days Kicks Off TODAY!

MDD2012  SNAPSHOT POSTCARD_Page_2MEDIA DEMOCRACY DAYS 2012 | NOV. 2-3

  • FRIDAY NOV 02 | 1:00-5:30PM
    Hands-on Workshops
    [VPL Central Library | 350 W. Georgia St.]

    FRIDAY NOV 02 | 6:30-11:00PM
    Keynote: Sunera Thobani
    Screening: Words of Witness
    MDD Opening Reception (Sponsored by Vancity)
    [SFU Woodward's | 149 W. Hastings St.]

    SATURDAY NOV 03 | 12:00-5:30PM
    Opening Plenary: Ricardo Dominguez
    Panel Discussion Session
    Closing Plenary
    [VPL Central Library | 350 W. Georgia St.]

New Video: Island Opposition to Raven Coal Mine

 

www.WildernessCommittee.org

Here on Vancouver Island, Compliance Energy’s proposed Raven Underground Coal Project is causing a lot of concern among citizens, businesses and communities.

With plans to mine more than 28 million metric tonnes of coal and rock, this proposed mine represents a huge threat to the Island’s air and water quality, not to mention our fragile ecosystems and endangered wildlife. Potential environmental impacts from this project would hurt the more sustainable fishing, tourism, and shellfish industries that depend on the ecological health of central Vancouver Island. 

Compliance is risking all this to export coal, the world’s dirtiest resource. This is not sustainable development—this is a huge leap back into the boom-bust resource cycle that has caused environmental damage and economic hardship in small communities up and down this coast.

Read more: New Video: Island Opposition to Raven Coal Mine

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