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PARTY AGAINST DISPLACEMENT: June 27, 5 PM, Super InTent City

PARTY AGAINST DISPLACEMENT: June 27, 5 PM, Super InTent City
https://www.facebook.com/events/152829005131039

Super InTent City has survived for 8 months and accomplished so much in that time, including saving lives, building community, asserting homeless people's political power, and getting a commitment for 178 units of long-term housing towards the crisis of 1400 people living outside or in emergency shelters.

On June 27-28 Super InTent CityZens are once again going to court to fight the BC government's attempt to displace the camp. Show some love by coming to the camp to celebrate Super InTent CityZens' resilience and all their accomplishments, and to provide support after a long day in court.

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50 barrels of toxic waste

Dear PAOV,

I almost spit out my coffee when I read the paper this morning.

The front-page story in the Toronto Star revealed that the Ontario government ignored a report about 50 barrels of salt and highly toxic liquid mercury buried “haphazardly” upstream from the Grassy Narrows First Nation. [1]

Last summer, a former mill worker admitted to participating in the shallow burial of the toxic waste in 1972. Unbelievably, the government told him there was nothing to worry about and didn’t even bother looking for the toxic waste dump until reporters started asking questions this month. [2]

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Billboard funds

We are welcoming funds to support the billboard that is up now near Duncan along the Trans Canada Highway.  Have a look.  It is south of the junction with Miller Road.  Donations in any amount are most welcome.  With support from the community, we hope to keep the billboard up many months.

Please make you donation check to out to the Coalition Against Israeli Apartheid.  It is easier for us to cash it that way.
And mail it to:

CAIA c/o E.E. Daniel
507 - 250 Douglas Street
Victoria, B.C.     V8V 2P4






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CAIA Active Members Committee

Social Justice Film Night

Tomorrow, 7pm Thursday 23 premiering:
Producer & director Neil Vokey of the film "Goodwin's Way"  will be present at our showing. He will introduce the film and later answer any questions that may arise from watching the film.

When highway signs commemorating folk hero Ginger Goodwin disappear, the documentary Goodwin’s Way finds the nearby Cumberland, B.C. at a crossroads with its history.

Goodwin, a rebellious labour activist, was slain by police under mysterious circumstances almost a century ago, yet his name still elicits wounds that date back to the town’s coal mining past.  

Residents weave an oral tapestry of fact and myth - some remember Goodwin as a criminal, while many others admire the ideals of equality and self-determination he fought for.  Those ideals have long been overshadowed by Cumberland’s dependency on a resource economy, which are chronicled from boom times to bust. 

Now, as young families set...

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Join us for a banner drop, solar community tour and volunteer action night! 

Join us for a banner drop, solar community tour and volunteer action night!  r1 ...

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billboard up

CAIA members have installed our billboard just south of the junction of Miller Rd. and the Trans Canada Highway.  It is on the left going into Duncan.  The wording is slightly altered. 

With the help of up island donors we were able to pay for a start.  But we now need to raise more funds to keep it up to the end of our contract and perhaps longer.

IF YOU CAN DONATE TO OUR BILLBOARD FUND, PLEASE SEND A CHECK TO MADE OUT TO CAIA IN CARE OF

CAIA c/o E.E.Daniel
507 - 250 Douglas Street
Victoria, B.C.   V8V 2P4


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CAIA Active Members Committee

upcoming events and actions


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Dear Friends of SJS,

TAKe ACTION TO HALT CONSTRUCTION ON THE SITE-C DISASTER DAM. 


sign the petition at:
http://www.leadnow.ca/stop-site-c/?t=em
Please sign and forward to anyone who cares about First Nation issues, the
environment, food security, climate change, stable employment, the Y2Y
link, historical and archeological sites, fish species, green energy, etc.


PARTY AGAINST DISPLACEMENT: June 27, 5 PM, Super InTent City


https://www.facebook.com/events/152829005131039

Super InTent City has survived for 8 months and accomplished so much in that time, including saving lives, building community, asserting homeless people's political power, and getting a commitment for 178 units of long-term housing towards the crisis of 1400 people living outside or in emergency shelters.

On June 27-28 Super InTent CityZens are once again going to court to fight the BC government's attempt to displace the camp. Show some love by coming to...

Read more: upcoming events and actions

upcoming events and actions


---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: monacane This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
r50

Dear Friends of SJS,

TAKe ACTION TO HALT CONSTRUCTION ON THE SITE-C DISASTER DAM. 


sign the petition at:
http://www.leadnow.ca/stop-site-c/?t=em
Please sign and forward to anyone who cares about First Nation issues, the
environment, food security, climate change, stable employment, the Y2Y
link, historical and archeological sites, fish species, green energy, etc.


PARTY AGAINST DISPLACEMENT: June 27, 5 PM, Super InTent City


https://www.facebook.com/events/152829005131039

Super InTent City has survived for 8 months and accomplished so much in that time, including saving lives, building community, asserting homeless people's political power, and getting a commitment for 178 units of long-term housing towards the crisis of 1400 people living outside or in emergency shelters.

On June 27-28 Super InTent CityZens are once again going to court to fight the BC government's attempt to displace the camp. Show some love by coming to...

Read more: upcoming events and actions

Give us your feedback with this 5 minute survey!


BCSEA is a non-profit society that relies on memberships to advance the low-carbon economy. Will you please join us?

 

Dear PAOV,

 

The BC Sustainable Energy Association is looking for your input!

 

BCSEA is looking to better understand the needs and interests of its following. We consider your feedback incredibly valuable and have designed a survey that will help us learn what's important to you.

With this survey you can give your opinion on where the BCSEA should focus next, and give us your thoughts on the association and sustainable energy in B.C. as well.

Completing this survey will take only 5 minutes. If you can spare the time, click the button below to get started!
 

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Join us in celebrating National Aboriginal Day

r1 June 2016   |  Donate  |   Leave a Legacy Facebook icon Twitter icon Reflections on RELAW | Environmental assessment review | Oil spills in BC | Enbridge's expiring approval | Cumulative effects in northern BC Dear Paov,

Today, on National Aboriginal Day, we're shining a light on the power and potential of Indigenous law in environmental decision-making. This month's Legal e-Brief includesr0

Legal e-Brief is a...

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Site C Dam - Human Rights at Risk - Amnesty International

Our Work: Issues:
Indigenous Peoples: Indigenous Peoples in Canada: 

TAKE ACTION!

40,000 Canadians have already signed Amnesty International's petition to halt Site C. 
>>Add your name to join this national movement for justice!

If you've already signed the petition, please send a letter - or call your Member of Parliament

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Read more: Site C Dam - Human Rights at Risk - Amnesty International

Your hydro bill

You’ve probably heard of the Site C dam: Premier Clark’s $8.8 billion disaster project to build a massive dam in northeastern BC, in order to supply electricity for tar sands extraction and fracking.[1]

If it goes ahead, the project will flood vast areas of farmland, drown wildlife habitat, trample Indigenous rights, and trigger a massive rate increase on your hydro bill -- between 30 - 40% within three years.[2]

With a price tag of $8.8 billion, the Site C dam is the most expensive, most unnecessary public project in B.C. history -- one that you’ll be paying for for years.

But we have an opportunity to shut it down, and we have to speak up now.

First Nations communities launched a legal challenge against Site C in 2014.[3] Despite this, Christy Clark’s bulldozing ahead. She’s trying to push the dam past the point of no return before the courts rule on the legal challenge -- but she needs new permits from the federal government to keep building.[4]

The new Liberal government promised evidence-based decision-making and a renewed relationship with First Nations. A giant petition could prove that thousands of us want PM Trudeau to follow through on his government’s promises and do the right thing: put a moratorium on all construction permits until the Treaty 8 First Nations’ legal challenge is complete.

Read more: Your hydro bill

LeadNow petition link

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Want to stop Site-C? Grab a Paddle

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Netanyahu's choice of force over dialogue causes Palestinians to 'rise up,' says former Israeli spy chief

It is slow but people making progress toward equal rights in Palestine and raising awareness. See below,

And to add, we are almost assured of getting our billboard up in Duncan.  Today we, along with the up Island supporters, are hopefully signing a contract for 3 months.  We will announce when it is final.

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Netanyahu's choice of force over dialogue causes Palestinians to 'rise up,' says former Israeli spy chief

In an Al Jazeera interview, former Mossad chief Efraim Halevy trashes PM Netanyahu for misusing the Holocaust to oppose the Iran deal and not having political dialogue with Hamas and says his days …

http://mondoweiss.net/2016/06/intelligence-netanyahus-palestinians/


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CAIA Active Members Committee

Social Justice Film Night

Social Justice Film Night supporters,Our Social Justice Film NIght this month will not be on the 3rd Thursday of the month (today) as usual, but on the 4th Thursday since the director of the film was only available to be present for that time.Hope to see you next week,Victoria Friends of Cuba
Producer & director Neil Vokey of the film "Goodwin's Way"  will be present at our showing. He will introduce the film and later answer any questions that may arise from watching the film.

When highway signs commemorating folk hero Ginger Goodwin disappear, the documentary Goodwin’s Way finds the nearby Cumberland, B.C. at a crossroads with its history.

Goodwin, a rebellious labour activist, was slain by police under mysterious circumstances almost a century ago, yet his name still elicits wounds that date back to the town’s coal mining past.  

Residents weave an oral tapestry of fact and myth...

Read more: Social Justice Film Night

Paov, will you raise your voice for the Walbran Valley?

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A Word from the Network Against Islamophobia

Dear PAOV,

All our hearts broke, and continue to break, for the Orlando LGTBQ community, for all LGBTQ communities, and, in particular, for the queer and trans Latinx communities that were the targets of the horrifying attack on Saturday night.  We grieve for all those lost and their loved ones, for all those injured and traumatized.

We light candles, say prayers, and hold each other close.

But many politicians and media don’t allow us even our devastation and grief. Too many have refused to acknowledge the role that the homophobic, transphobic, and racist political context of this country plays in creating such tragedy.

Instead, many have used this tragedy to demonize Muslim communities, and all those perceived as Muslim, including LGBTQ members of those communities. This Islamophobia is incredibly dangerous and leads to increased violence and harassment of communities already under attack.

Read more: A Word from the Network Against Islamophobia

upcoming World Refugee Day Events


Dear Friends of SJS,
Please check out the exciting events as part of World Refugee Day:

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