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Hope youre sitting down - McKenna approved Pacific Northwest LNG

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The Most Ethical Shoe on the Planet - Get a pair of Blackspots for only $95.


Hey wild ones,

15 years ago, Adbusters embarked on a journey to create an ethical alternative to clothing produced by mega corporations like Nike and Adidas. We wanted to disrupt the cycle of fast fashion and celebrity driven cool.

The Blackspot Unswoosher is a part of our ongoing mission to prove that true-cost economics can set us free. Recently, we were voted the Number One Ethical Shoe Company in the world by Ethical Consumer Magazine.

Read more: The Most Ethical Shoe on the Planet - Get a pair of Blackspots for only $95.

Our friend Issa Video

 

 

Our friend Issa Amro, a nonviolent Palestinian organizer, is on trial in an Israeli kangaroo court. Will you tell John Kerry to raise Issa's persecution with the Israeli government?

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Our friend Issa Amro, a nonviolent Palestinian organizer, is on trial in an Israeli kangaroo court. Will you tell John Kerry to raise Issa's persecution with the Israeli government?

. TAKE ACTION . . .

Yesterday we spoke with Issa Amro, a Palestinian human rights activist we work with in Hebron. (You can find the video on our Facebook page). Issa is a true friend to many of us at JVP, and he’s facing a military trial next week, having been arrested dozens of times for his work as a nonviolent activist.

Read more: Our friend Issa Video

They call us Commie Jew haters

There’s a coordinated attack against Palestinian human rights organizers growing, throwing the nastiest mud they can: accusing us of antisemitism.

A poster at UCLA called organizers like you and me Jew haters

This is a real poster, used by our opponents. This is what we are up against -- stand with us and fight back.

. CHIP IN . . .

They’re calling us “Jew haters."

It’s disgusting, and not a little scary. But it’s not fringe or random, or even rare.

There’s a coordinated attack against Palestinian human rights organizers growing, throwing the nastiest mud they can: accusing us of antisemitism.

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[CdaBoatGaza] Le Zaytouna-Oliva prend la mer vers Gaza, Zaytouna-Oliva departs for Gaza

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Le Zaytouna-Oliva prend la mer vers Gaza


Le Amal-Hope II suivra sous peu

 


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Ce matin à 9h50, des femmes venant de neuf pays et de cinq continents ont entrepris leur traversée sur le Zaytouna-Oliva vers les rives de Gaza, dont la population vit sous blocus depuis 2007. À bord du bateau, se trouvent une lauréate du Prix Nobel de la Paix, trois parlementaires, une diplomate américaine primée, des journalistes, une athlète olympique et une physicienne. On trouvera la liste complète...

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Last chance to submit your comments to the Kinder Morgan Panel before Friday

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Important! Tues Sept 27: Electoral Reform Committee Public Consultations and Rally in Victoria!


Tuesday September 27, ERRE Committee in Victoria!
Harbour Towers Hotel & Suites, 345 Quebec Street, Victoria BC in the McKenzie Room

After a summer of listening to expert witnesses from Canada and around the world, and MP town halls across the country, the all-party committee on electoral reform (ERRE) is starting their national tour to hear from Canadians! The committee will deliver a recommendation for a new electoral system on December 1. 


As part of the decision making process, speaking at these ERRE meetings is extremely important. This is our chance to show up and speak up for proportional representation! Opponents of reform are organizing and attending these events. We need to be there to let the ERRE committee know that Canadians support proportional representation! 

4-5:15: Witness Panel: Craig Henschel (Member of BC Citizens' Assembly) and Keith Archer (Elections BC Chief Electoral Officer) 
5:15 PM: Rally for PR at Quadra Park: Guest Speakers Elizabeth May, Nathan Cullen, Antony Hodgson, Guy Dauncey, David Merner (POSTER BELOW)
6:30 - 7:45 PM: Witness Panel:  Antony Hodgson (Fair Voting BC), Diana Byford (Citizens Assembly), Individual (Hon. John Duncan)

7:45 - 9:30 PM: Public Mic! You can come just for the open mic if you want. You need to come at least 30 minutes before the open mic to sign in. 

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Reminder: The City Talks: Neilesh Bose, "Beyond the Postcolonial City?" / Panel: "The Bengal Lounge Debate"

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Dear Friends of SJS,

 

THE CITY TALKS




Fall 2016

Beyond the Postcolonial City: Rethinking the Imperial Legacies of Contemporary Urbanism


Organized by the UVic Committee for Urban Studies


September 29

Beyond the Postcolonial City? India, Indigeneity, and the Modern City


Neilesh Bose

Canada Research Chair in Global and Comparative History, Department of History, University of Victoria

Panel Discussion: The Bengal Lounge Debate—History, Empire, and the Contemporary City

 

Panelists include Lincoln Shlensky (University of Victoria), Sikata Banerjee (University of Victoria), and Ben Isitt (Victoria City Council), facilitated by Neilesh Bose (University of Victoria)

 

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Legacy Art Gallery, 630 Yates...

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Save Susiya

 

 

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Take Action

Act now to prevent further demolitions in Umm al-Kheir and Susiya.

. TAKE ACTION . . .

This morning I woke up to the terrible news that 27 people were made homeless for the second time when Israeli bulldozers demolished five structures in the South Hebron Hills village of Umm al Kheir. When I was there last month, a group of international Jewish activists and I helped rebuild a house demolished there in April. Now we need you to raise your voice to help prevent even more demolitions.

Unfortunately, this isn't the only village facing immediate demolition now. You may have heard about the village of Susiya previously: the village has been facing nearly constant demolitions in recent years, as well as settler harassment, crop destruction, and direct violence from Israeli soldiers.

You can make a difference , but you must act now.

Read more: Save Susiya

Whitehorse, Victoria, Vancouver, Alberta, Yellowknife! Open-Mic Opportunity - the Electoral Reform Committee

Whitehorse, Victoria, Vancouver, Alberta, Yellowknife!
This week, don't miss the Open-Mic opportunity to address the Special Committee on Electoral Reform.

Tuesday, September 27 - Victoria BC
Open to the Public
4:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. (PDT)

Victoria, British Columbia
 Harbour Towers Hotel and Suites
 345 Quebec Street

4:00 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. • Panel 1
• Craig Henschel, - BC Citizens’ Assembly on Electoral Reform
• Keith Archer, Member Elections BC, Chief Electoral Officer

6:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. • Panel 2
• Antony Hodgson - Fair Voting BC
• Diana Byford - BC Citizens Assembly
• Hon. John Duncan

7:45 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Open Mic!

After a summer of listening to expert witnesses from Canada and around the world, the all-party committee on electoral reform (ERRE) has embarked on a national tour to hear from Canadians! ​The committee will deliver a recommendation for a new electoral system on December 1st, 2016 - legislation will be developed and presented back to the House of Commons in May, 2017.

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Internship Opportunity with VIDEA

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Dear Friends of SJS,

VIDEA (the Victoria International Development Education Association) is currently looking to fill a volunteer internship position.  The Fair Trade Fair Coordinator will take a leading role in organizing and managing our annual Fair Trade Fair, which is on November 26th through the  Holiday Craft Fair listing in Victoria.  

We are very flexible in terms of the time commitment of this position.  The position can be anywhere from 10 to 35 hours per week.

This position will help interns build their skills in event management, communication, community engagement/development, and will provide them with solid networking capabilities in the fair trade community in B.C. 

We are looking to fill the position ASAP.

Please feel free to get in touch with me should you have any questions.

 

Best,

Brianne

 

Brianne Meikle

Project Officer

VIDEA

www.videa.ca




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Save the date for Energy Connections 2017!

 

 

Hi PAOV,

 

Energy Connections 2016 was a huge success, and a milestone for the BC Sustainable Energy Association. Open and engaging, it was this spring’s most memorable forum for discussion, education and inspiration. We invite you to take a look at the Energy Connections 2016 Summary Report, which outlines the issues, solutions and themes discussed during the day and the importance of events such as this.

We at BCSEA believe the event marked a significant change in the way we approach the issues and hurdles that BC's sustainable energy industry faces. Energy Connections 2016 was a day of unification of purpose and a connection of the many and varied players in the energy...

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We want to tell you about your townhall but don't know where you live!

Dear Friend,

Fair Vote Canada's success will depend on Constituents and what they tell their MPs.

Right now, MPs are holding townhalls across the Country and we want to make sure all of our Supporters get the information they need to attent these events.

Sending you to the correct townhall depends on where you live.

Can you give us your postal code so we can put you in the correct Riding? That way, we will be able to let you know when and where you can access your MP's townhall.

We'd like to send you email specific to your riding, but we don't know your postal code. Can you tell us?

Tell us your postal code.

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Free Dareen Tatour

 

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Last year, Dareen was arrested, imprisoned, and then placed under house arrest.

logoPoetry is not a crime!

Dareen is facing trial for writing poetry. Help us raise the alarm -- chip in $18 to fund our ad in The Nation magazine.

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Last month, I wrote to you to tell you about the horrifying case of Dareen Tatour, a Palestinian poet.

In case you didn’t see that email, here’s a quick reminder: In October of last year, Dareen was arrested, imprisoned, and then placed under house arrest. Why? For posting a poem called “Resist, my people, resist them” on YouTube. Now she’s facing trial, and potentially a long prison term -- for writing and sharing a poem. 

Read more: Free Dareen Tatour

UPDATE: Have Your Say at the Cross-Canada Electoral Reform Consultations with Elizabeth May


Elizabeth May, O.C., M.P.

The Special Committee on Electoral Reform (ERRE) has begun their public hearings! In stops across the country, you will have the chance to make your voice heard about changes to our voting system.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27 – VICTORIA, BRITISH COLUMBIA

Location: McKenzie Room, Harbour Towers Hotel and Suites, 345 Quebec Street

Public witness hearings: 4:00-5:15 PM, 6:30-7:45 PM

Open mic times: 7:45-9:30 PM

Read more: UPDATE: Have Your Say at the Cross-Canada Electoral Reform Consultations with Elizabeth May

Next Volunteer Action Night – Monday, September 26th 

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Time to stop Enbridge with a Pacific coast tanker ban

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Dear Paov,

This week, both Enbridge and Canada's federal government announced thatr0

Legal e-Brief is a publication of the West Coast Environmental Law...

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[evoz] Bill Doherty

Dear CASC friends and supporters, On October 1 family and  friends will gather to remember the life of Bill Doherty.  Bill was a stalwart, steadfast and committed activist.  He was an active member of CASC from its beginning. Solidarity was central to Bill’s life as it was for Gudrun who died two years ago. Both were dear friends to many including Gerd and me.  Terry Wolf wood Please join family and friends:   Saturday October 1st  from  2 – 5 p.m.
BC Government Employees’ Union Auditorium at 2994 Douglas St.
Photo: CASC honouring elders: Bill Doherty, Gudrun Doherty, Andree Scott, Bev Wood,  with scrolls and cake, September, 2014.  

corrected info on the Dakota Access Pipeline event

Dear Friends of SJS,


ACTION: Solidarity With Standing Rock Sioux - No Dakota Access Pipeline

WHERE: TD Canada Trust; 1080 Douglas St (Douglas and Fort)

WHEN: Friday, Sep 23rd, 5-6:30PM


The Camp of the Sacred Stones and the Red Warrior Camp have called for #NoDAPL Global supportive Actions. TD Bank is one of the funders of the Dakota Access Pipeline. We are demanding that these banks and lenders to cut off all line of credit to the pipeline companies and to stop funding the DAPL.

The plan is to meet at TD at 5 pm with noise makers, signs and anything else to support a non-violent demonstration inside the bank. This will also be a great opportunity for anyone currently banking with TD to come out and close your bank account!

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Its National Forest Week 

It’s National Forest Week 

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