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Pristine Old Growth Fairy Creek Watershed to be Decimated by Logging


https://bcblackout.wordpress.com/2020/08/17/breaking-2nd-fairy-creek-blockade-established/


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August 17, 2020 — Grassroots forest defenders from across Vancouver Island have successfully prevented Teal Jones Group from blasting logging roads into the unlogged headwaters of the Fairy Creek watershed for the past week.

On Monday August 10th, a blockade was established where the new roads were about to crest a ridge into the west side of the watershed. The blockaders successfully turned away the road builders early that morning. Teal Jones removed their road building equipment on Tuesday August 11th, and the blockade has remained in place continuously since then.

This morning, a second blockade has been established just to the east of the Fairy Creek watershed, preventing Teal Jones from building roads which have been approved for construction into that side of the unlogged valley, located on unceded Pacheedaht Territory.

This new blockade also obstructs old growth logging already in progress east of Fairy Creek. This stretch of ancient forest is contiguous with the intact old growth forest within the Fairy Creek watershed, but would be severed if the logging is allowed to continue.

A massive, ancient cedar recently felled by Teal Jones in one of the old growth cut blocks now being blockaded:

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“If anyone has ever felt called in their heart to take a stand for old growth forests, we invite them to join us here in Premier John Horgan’s own electoral riding: at our first blockade, or at this new, more easily accessible second blockade,” stated one of the forest defenders, who are demanding an end to old growth logging on so-called Vancouver Island.

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BCSEA August, 2020 Newsletter

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Trans Mountain has a new boss — and shes talking green?

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[evoz] Reminder: Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza on Canada's Interference in Venezuela starts in 1 day



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[evoz] A Friend of the People

Friends,Over a dozen years ago the Central America Support Committee hosted a couple of events in Victoria with two Venezuelan revolutionaries who at that time were both elected as members of the Venezuelan Legislature. They gave us a good account on what the Venezuelan revolution was about. One of them was Dario Vivas who when I was in Venezuela in 2008 for a solidarity conference I was able to meet with again in Caracas. I had the privilege to even share a meal with him together with a few other friends. At present he was the Mayor of Caracas.
He was one of those people who gave all he had to build a new and just society. Although his physical presence has passed away today, his revolutionary example will be left with all of us who had the chance to have met him.
Long live comrade Dario Vivas!Randy
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State of BC Health - August 2020

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Aug_Title_Logo.png Your monthly update from the BC Health Coalition


UPDATE We’re Hiring: BC Health Coalition Campaigner

The BC Health Coalition is looking for an experienced campaigner to work with coalition members and communities across BC to build a movement dedicated to strengthening public health care in BC. You can see the job posting HERE.


TAKE ACTION End For-Profit Seniors Care in BC

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Land defenders respond to violent police raid with blockades

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Paov, you got us here — lets celebrate!

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[Sjsall] upcoming opportunities and calls for support

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Dear Friends of SJS,

Friends of Cuba Garage Sale:

This coming Saturday & Sunday, August 8 & 9 , 9am to 2 pm, at 3179 Glasgow St., the Victoria Friends of Cuba committee will be holding a garage sale as a fundraiser. If any of you have any items that are worth selling and would like to donate to them for the sale they ask you to bring them to 3179 Glasgow St., at the corner of Tolmie and Glasgow this coming Friday from 4pm till 7pm.

They can only accept saleable items, refuse will not be accepted.

In solidarity,

Victoria Friends of Cuba

Gidimt'en Tiny House Build (August 8th-15th, 953 Balmoral Rd)

From Seb Bonet:

I'm writing to appeal for funds for a project I'm helping to coordinate from August 8th to 15th at 953 Balmoral Rd; and to invite you, if you're in the area, to come and participate, by building, or taking in an evening workshop (6.30pm start times every night) or night-time film...

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Help reopen BC's libraries

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I just sent a message to my local mayor and council telling them safely reopening BC's libraries is overdue.

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Public libraries in BC could have opened this Summer but most are still closed. Libraries are vital to the recovery of our communities. They provide programs and support services that can’t be found anywhere else. Please click here to tell your local mayor and council that it’s time to safely open the library!

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Unist'ot'en Summer Construction Camp Aug 25 - September 7!

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[Sjsall] upcoming event and request

Dear Friends of SJS,

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

3-4 pm EDT

Livestream: "A Feminist Economic Recovery Plan For Canada"

https://www.rotman.utoronto.ca/ProfessionalDevelopment/Events/UpcomingEvents/AFeministRecoveryPlanforCanada

Synopsis: In Canada, the COVID-19 pandemic has had significant impacts on women, Two-Spirit and gender diverse people, especially those who are Black, Indigenous, or people of colour. For example, over half of COVID-19 cases and deaths in Canada have been experienced by women, and at the same time, they have faced disproportionate job loss, an increase in domestic violence due to lockdowns, and an increase in unpaid work. YWCA Canada and The Institute for Gender and the Economy at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management have partnered to create a feminist economic recovery plan for Canada, which proposes a new path forward for Canada’s economy – one that focuses on changing the structures and barriers that have made some groups more vulnerable to the pandemic and its fallout than others. This panel event will launch the plan alongside a discussion with leading experts on the need for a feminist economic recovery.

Please sign our Open Letter on Basic Income: A Case...

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Sunday July 26th Friends of Cuba Event

Friends and Supporters,

The time has come once again for our annual July 26th event. Every year in the last 26th years we’ve been celebrating and commemorating one of the greatest revolutions that ever took place in the Americas in our community. This year the celebration is needed more than ever since Cuba, the only country on the globe, that has been able to send its doctors to 30 countries to save lives combatting the COVID pandemic. Under a cruel and genocidal blockade that the US keeps constantly tightening against a poor country like Cuba, this achievement is remarkable.
In a world where military expenditures are taken more seriously than saving lives, and where selfishness and consumption thrive, the solidarity and friendship that Cuba shares with humanity is truly astonishing.
This event will be a fundraiser to purchase catheters for Cuban children and surgical gloves requested by Cuban hospitals. This is the least we can do to show our solidarity with Cuba.
This event will be in open air at the Esquimalt Gorge Park. Masks are recommended. We are taking precautions to be safe.
We hope you, your family and friends can join us for this even, weather permitting.
If you are joining us please...

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[Sjsall] Upcoming Events

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Dear Friends of SJS,

July 20th

Title: Embodying Your Curriculum: An Introduction to the Fundamentals of Trauma-Informed Pedagogy

When: July 20, at 12:30-2 pm EST. Professors who are interested can register at this link:

https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Li7eXPiFQ8mpPrUR9L9iKQ

Description: This webinar introduces participants to our approach to using trauma-informed pedagogies, the neuroscience of mental health, and pedagogies of social justice and diversity to create connection and embodied presence in the online and in-person classroom, at a moment when higher education is called upon to face profound social problems that cannot be walled off from our classes and that produce anxiety, stress, and burnout among students, staff, and faculty. Created and facilitated by two women of color and the co-founders of Embodying Your Curriculum, an online program designed to teach professors the fundamentals of trauma-informed pedagogy, this session provides an overview of the paradigm of trauma informed pedagogy, explains why we need it now, and provides tools for beginning to incorporate this paradigm into your curriculum.

Presenters: Anita Chari (Ph.D, Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Oregon) and Angelica Singh...

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Time's running out to keep LNG off the Fraser River

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Solidarity Callout: 30th Anniversary of “Oka”

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Project Earth & 48th Annual Rainbow Family National Gathering Information

PAPER REVOLUTION - collective empowerment.

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State of BC Health - July 2020

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UPDATE

New Report: The Place of Assisted Living in BC’s Seniors Care System

AssistedLivingCCPA.pngWe released a new report The Place of Assisted Living in BC’s Seniors Care System: Assessing the Promise, Reality and Challenges with the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives and the Hospital Employees’ Union.

”Working as an LPN in assisted living can be heartbreaking. We routinely encounter situations where residents are clearly suffering because they aren’t getting the level of care they need, but we are told not to interfere because they have the right to live at risk. This violates our Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice to provide safe and compassionate ethical care,” says Anita Dickson, President of the Licensed Practical Nurses Association of BC. Read more HERE.


TAKE ACTION

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[Sjsall] July 9th Join the Raging Grannies in Support of Senior's Care

Dear Friends of SJS

GRANNIES SAY NO MORE PUBLIC FUNDING OF FOR-PROFIT SENIOR CARE HOMES

On July 9th, 2020, the Victoria Raging Grannies will sing and comment on the sad state of extended care in BC and in Canada. This will take place in front of the Ministry of Health Offices at 1515 Blanshard Street at 11 am.

During the current Covid 19 pandemic, it has become very apparent that institutional safety, comfort and care for seniors is in crisis in Canada. As of June 1 st , deaths from Covid-19 at long-term care facilities totalled 6,007, or 82% of all

deaths in Canada.

Although there are many excellent residences, we have all read stories of care homes where overworked and underpaid workers simply did not show up, residents were left to fend for themselves, and people who had died were left in

their beds, while families were unaware of the situations and could not visit theirloved ones due to quarantine regulations.

As Senior citizens, the Victoria Raging Grannies are extremely concerned andwant to make sure that this issue remains in the public eye until all Seniors are comfortable, healthy and safe in their care homes.

Please...

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[evoz] coffee notice

Greetings this July 2nd, 2020 .

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

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