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THE IRON WALL

Friends and Supporters,  This is a reminder of our upcoming Social Justice Film Night. 
Our film nights are on the 3rd Thursday of every month. We usually don't show films in August, but due to atrocities being committed by Israel against Palestinians our Victoria Friends of Cuba committee along with the Coalition Against Israeli Apartheid have decided to present "THE IRON WALL". 
We hope you, your friends and family can join us in watching this very educational film and learning the truth on what is taking place in Palestine.
Victoria Friends of Cubahttps://victoriafriendsofcuba.wordpress.com/

[evoz] THE IRON WALL

Friends and Supporters,  This is a reminder of our upcoming Social Justice Film Night. 
Our film nights are on the 3rd Thursday of every month. We usually don't show films in August, but due to atrocities being committed by Israel against Palestinians our Victoria Friends of Cuba committee along with the Coalition Against Israeli Apartheid have decided to present "THE IRON WALL". 
We hope you, your friends and family can join us in watching this very educational film and learning the truth on what is taking place in Palestine.
Victoria Friends of Cubahttps://victoriafriendsofcuba.wordpress.com/

Thank You for believing in this campaign! / Merci de croire en cette campagne !


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With your help, we did it!Thank You!

700 people said ‘Yes, we want to make all votes count so that we can change the dynamics in Canadian Politics and start to deal with the most important issues.'

Thank You! Your support and faith in this campaign means a lot to us. And, thanks for understanding that Proportional Representation is a game changer. We will use your dollars wisely to make it happen.

We have a lot of work to do. Your contributions will allow us to get started on several initiatives including the Riding Map, informative videos on PR and regular webinars to educate more Canadians. We need all Canadians to know that Proportional Representation outperforms winner-take-all systems on measures of democracy, quality of life, income equality, environmental performance, and economic growth.

Upcoming Events:

Democracy week
Work is already in progress to make this year's Democracy week a huge success with events planned for across the countries, a call to Canadian Artists to create democracy inspired work and a campaign to boost our declaration signers. If you have not signed the Declarations of Voters Rights yet, please take a minute to add your name to the growing list of Canadians calling for fair and equal votes.

Fair Vote will be hosting a workshop at the
Peoples Social Forum in Ottawa
August 21 - 24, 2014

Fair Vote Canada's Workshop is on
Thursday, August 21st
at 10:45 in Morriset 212
Come out and support our call to action to Make 2015 the Last Unfair Election!

Again, thank you from all of us at Fair Vote Canada!
Onward to 2015.

 

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[CUSJ-L] Desmond Tutu - My plea to the people of Israel: Liberate yourselves by liberating Palestine

This is a valuable message from Desmond Tutu, especially for those who may have forgotten the battle against apartheid in South Africa or are too young to remember the outpouring of support from all over the world which finally convinced the South African government to act.  Desmond Tutu reminds us that the ANC was considered a terrorist organization, just as Hamas is today, and Nelson Mandela was therefore a terrorist.
  My plea to the people of Israel: Liberate yourselves by liberating Palestine Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, in an exclusive article for Haaretz, calls for a global boycott of Israel and urges Israelis and Palestinians to look beyond their leaders for a sustainable solution to the crisis in the Holy Land. By Desmond Tutu            |   Aug. 14, 2014 | 9:56 PM |  5  The past weeks have witnessed unprecedented action by members of civil society across the...

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Picnic results

To all those who attended, thank you for making such a sunny day  impressive.
Our speakers, music and food were plentiful and added a contrast to the problems in Gaza.

The banner and fluttering line of names of children murdered in Gaza provided a reminding background.




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CAIA Active Members Committee

[Uvic-sustainability] News and events for week of Aug 19th

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The aftermath of the Mount Polley tailings pond breach has spurred conversations around the causes and the consequences of the disaster. This has brought a number of key issues into focus, including the legitimacy of industry-managed environmental assessments and the right to land claims in the province.

 

Luckily, It seems that these dialogues have had some traction: yesterday morning, the Minister of Energy has committed to carry out two independent reviews in response to the disaster. The first focuses on the failure at Mount Polley mine, and the second calls for independent experts to review the facilities of all BC mines with tailings ponds.

 

UVic Environmental Studies Faculty member Brian Starzomski wrote a compelling piece for the Times Colonist last week highlighting the inadequacy of industry-managed environmental...

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There's still time to spread the word: Send a Letter to the Editor

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Two days left to comment on the massive KSM Mine!

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[CUSJ-L] Desmond Tutu - My plea to the people of Israel: Liberate yourselves by liberating Palestine

This is a valuable message from Desmond Tutu, especially for those who may have forgotten the battle against apartheid in South Africa or are too young to remember the outpouring of support from all over the world which finally convinced the South African government to act.  Desmond Tutu reminds us that the ANC was considered a terrorist organization, just as Hamas is today, and Nelson Mandela was therefore a terrorist.
 My plea to the people of Israel: Liberate yourselves by liberating Palestine Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, in an exclusive article for Haaretz, calls for a global boycott of Israel and urges Israelis and Palestinians to look beyond their leaders for a sustainable solution to the crisis in the Holy Land. By Desmond Tutu            |   Aug. 14, 2014 | 9:56 PM |  5  The past weeks have witnessed unprecedented action by members of civil society across the...

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[coalalert] COAL LICENSE ARTICLE

COMOX VALLEY ECHO: " RICHMOND COMPANY GOES AFTER 10 NEW LOCAL COAL LICENSES" http://www.comoxvalleyecho.com/news/local/richmond-company-goes-after-10-local-coal-licences-1.1312653

Upcoming Events

Dear Friends of SJS,
Victoria Friends of Cuba invite you to the following events:

Esquimalt Gorge Park is on Tillicum between Gorge W. and Craigflower _________________________________________________________




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Social Justice Studies ProgramUniversity of Victoriaweb.uvic.ca/socialjustice/@UVicSJS on Twitter UVicSJS on FacebookUVicSJS on YouTube
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Kevin Neish on new Freedom Flotilla and Gaza Siege



This week Voice of Palestine has a wide-ranging conversation with Kevin Neish, a Victoria-based human rights activist who has been in Gaza. Kevin, a Mavi Marmara survivor and longtime supporter of Palestinian rights, updates us on the new Freedom Flotilla planned for later this year. We also talk about the brutal siege on Gaza and what volunteers are doing there, including the International Solidarity Movement, as well as support actions across Canada.
Click on this Link to access a download of the show.



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CAIA Active Members Committee

Upcoming Events

.In conjunction to the genocide Israel has unleashed against Palestinians we are co-sponsoring the following events. We hope we can all join together at these events.In solidarity,Victoria Friends of Cuba and CAIA
Esquimalt Gorge Park is on Tillicum between Gorge W. and Craigflower _________________________________________________________




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CAIA Active Members Committee

Upcoming Events

Hi friends,In conjunction to the genocide Israel has unleashed against Palestinians we are co-sponsoring the following events.We hope we can all join together at these events.In solidarity,Victoria Friends of CubaEsquimalt Gorge Park is on Tillicum between Gorge W. and Craigflower _________________________________________________________

News from the Ecosocialist Coalition

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Resignation of Premier Christy

Ask for the resignation of Premier Christy Clark
  • Petitioning The concerned citizens of British Columbia 

Ask for the resignation of Premier Christy Clark

Shelley OuellettePetition by

Shelley Ouellette
Fort St John, Canada


https://www.change.org/en-CA/petitions/the-concerned-citizens-of-british-columbia-ask-for-the-resignation-of-premier-christy-clark

In light of the recent disaster in BC's interior, which the govenment did nothing to prevent, Christy Clark should step down as Premier of British Columbia. The gov't not only knew this industrial disaster could happen, they also knew that it would happen if certain measures were not addressed immediately. The only preventative measures they took were to write letters to the mining company. With the knowlege that this disaster was a real possibility, the mine should have been shut down and this disaster would have been thwarted. I would ask the people of British Columbia to stand up against this govenments abuse of our precious natural waterways. Call for the Premier to step down. 

 

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Tim Hortons Kills Orangutans

 

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Subject: Tim Hortons Date: 2014-08-10 11:06 From: "Angus Wong, SumOfUs.org" <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. > To: "Mr Mike" Reply-To:  

 

Our favourite Timmy's products, from Timbits to Boston Creams, are cooked with palm oil produced by destroying the Sumatran forest.

The pressure is now on Tim Hortons to join the biggest palm oil consumers out there and change buy its palm oil sustainably.Ask the Canadian icon to source responsible palm oil!

A piping hot double double and a bag of Timbits has got most of us through school exams, 5am hockey practice, and countless other small and large moments in our lives. But now those same doughnuts are pushing orangutans, Sumatran tigers, and countless other species to the brink of extinction.


That grease left over in your napkin after eating one of its delicious Timbits? It's palm oil -- grown by clearing tropical rainforests for plantations. Many of the world's biggest palm oil consumers like Kellogg's and Nestlé have moved fast to source more responsibly. But Tim Hortons lags behind.

Tim Hortons knows the issue is important and says it will think about doing something in the future, but the tigers don't have that much time -- and pressure from us could convince them to do something now!

Tell Tim Hortons that its doughnuts can still be delicious without being doused in rainforest destruction.

There are only 400 Sumatran tigers left in the wild -- and the longer that Tim Hortons drags its feet on sourcing responsible palm oil, the closer these tigers edge towards extinction. Tim Hortons should -- and can afford to do the right thing. Just last week, the company’s stock price skyrocketed to an all-time high thanks to a surge in its quarterly earnings. A change in palm oil sourcing would hardly make a dent on future earnings.

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Watch this delightful smackdown of Fraser Institute over tax index

You may have seen the news yesterday about Fraser Institute's tax index, saying Canadians pay more in taxes than on "necessities." There are flaws in the methodology, and it was really nice to see a news anchor highlight them in an interview.

Here's the 60-sec clip. Share if you can.
http://www.pressprogress.ca/en/post/news-anchors-delightful-smackdown-fraser-institutes-tax-index-will-make-your-day
Thanks!
Sarah

[F R E E] Women & Earth Activism Calls in August



AUGUST LIVE ACTIVATION CALLS: Women & Earth Activism- Collaboration, Action, Solutions

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Wednesday, August 20, 8-9pm EDT 

Are you called to make a real difference at the community scale? Join Gemma Bulos, founder of the Global Women's Water Initiative, who went from being a singer & school teacher to a world water champion. She’ll share effective on-the-ground practices, strategies & more.


Wednesday, August 27, 8-9pm EDT

How can you work with grassroots & business leaders, policy-makers & scientists to promote resilient communities, societal transformation & a post-carbon energy future? What are women’s unique roles in this? Join Osprey Orielle Lake & hear stories from around the world.




 

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