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Ads Against Apartheid hits LA with Mandela camp

CAIA is not alone with having Mandela ads in December to mark his death and what he believed in.
 If  only we had the finances of LA!

Ads Against Apartheid hits LA with Mandela campaign – Mondoweiss

Billboards against Apartheid in LA
http://mondoweiss.net/2014/12/against-apartheid-campaign?utm_source=Mondoweiss+List&utm_campaign=33ba566942-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b86bace129-33ba566942-398412821



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CAIA Active Members Committee

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Dear PAOV,

Happy holidays from all us of at Jewish Voice for Peace.

I hope you can take a moment to watch this very short video that we made with our wonderful members from the Bay Area. It will give you a sense of the tireless work led by our chapters all over the country, and offers a message about Chanukah that I hope will inspire and lift you up for the big work we all have ahead. 

If it speaks to you in any way, please share it via email or on your social networks!

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Celebrate the Freedom of the Cuba 5

Hi Friends,We invite all our friends and supporters to come together and celebrate the great victory achieved for the Freedom of the Cuban Five. Victoria Friends of Cuba

You're doing it

Dear PAOV,

Each week I sit down at my desk and do an analytics report on the thousands of actions taken by people in the Leadnow community.

Today, you made me do a double take: did you know that in the last week, 963 people in the Leadnow community have raised $34,667 for our campaign to defeat the Harper Conservatives and move Canada forward?

Those are precious resources we can count on putting in the field on January 1st to make sure that we can hold the Conservatives to account at the ballot box in 2015.

Our goal is to raise $100,000 by December 31st so we can be ready for an early election. Can you chip in $5, $10, or $50 to make sure we run the biggest people-powered election campaign that Canada has ever seen? Click here to donate: Read more: You're doing it

The Cuban 5 Are Finally FREE

Dear friends,After 16 years in U.S. jails the last three of the remaining Cuban 5 have been finally freed. This is no doubt a great victory for the 5, for Cuba, for justice and for all of us who have been working for their release. 
Thousands of committees and thousands of politicians, artists, students, professors, religious organizations, writers and so many people around the globe have been constantly working for this day to come. This has shown that a united and determined people's struggle for justice can win and has won.
Our small Victoria Friends of Cuba committee has also been involved in that struggle for their release since the beginning. We were able to bring to our community one of the wife's and one of the daughters of the Cuban five and we had also brought Aleida Guevara (Che's daughter) and numerous other speakers to make our supporters and community aware of the details of the...

Read more: The Cuban 5 Are Finally FREE

Paul Dewar goes to Israel

Last night as we were handing out leaflets at Mulcair's event a person of Jewish background going into the pub stopped to thank us for what we were doing. She stated that the day before on Sunday, Dec. 14, Murray Rankin who went on a personal visit to Israel in June of this year did a presentation in the local Jewish Synagogue. 
This gives us a good opportunity to either send him a letter or ask to have a meeting with him to ask how his trip went, why he went there and if he met with any government officials. At the same time ask him why he didn't attempt to go and visit the West Bank or Gaza and meet with Palestinians who are left with death, suffering and destruction in the hands of Israel's Apartheid and Occupation. If he met with any Israeli government officials did he raise the issue of:...

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Victoria Mutiny Commemoration - SUNDAY DEC. 21st

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Victoria Mutiny Commemoration Honour the Resisters of the 259th BattalionSunday, December 21
9:00 AM - Ceremony at corner of Fort and Quadra Street (location of 1918 Mutiny)
7:30 AM - Memorial Walk, departing from Carnarvon Park (2801 Henderson Rd, at Carnarvon Street, in Oak Bay), following the route of the 259 Battalion On the morning of Dec. 21st, 1918, French-Canadian conscripts in the 259th Battalion of the Canadian Expeditionary Force mutinied at the corner of Fort and Quadra streets in downtown Victoria. They refused to embark for service in a new war, as the Conservative government of Canada committed troops to aid the White Russian forces fighting the Bolsheviks in the Russian Civil War. The war on the Western Front had ended six weeks earlier. So sending conscripts to fight in the Russian Far East had dubious legal grounds.

Read more: Victoria Mutiny Commemoration - SUNDAY DEC. 21st

Harpers top 10 most destructive actions in 2014

Dear PAOV,



If we work together, we can make the 2015 federal election a turning point for Canada. With the polls tightening, and the real possibility that the election could be just a few months away, we need your help to take things to the next level in January.

Can you donate $10, $20 or $50 today to help us reach our goal of raising $100,000 by December 31st?


http://www.leadnow.ca/2015


Thanks for all you do.
With hope and respect,  Rodrigo, Jamie, Kelly, Matthew on behalf of the Leadnow team
P.S. - Did you know our community-based funding model is what allows the Leadnow community to be a strong, independent voice for change?
P.P.S. If you prefer to donate by cheque, please send your cheque payable to "Leadnow" to:
Leadnow.ca PO Box 2091, Stn...

Read more: Harpers top 10 most destructive actions in 2014

[evoz] This Week Events

This is a reminder of our two upcoming events of this week:
Social Justice Film Night Presents:The COCONUT REVOLUTIONBy Dom Rotheroe
7pm Thursday Dec 182994 Douglas (BCGEU Hall) Victoria
Admission by donation

The Coconut Revolution is a multi-award winning documentary film about the struggle of the indigenous peoples of Bougainville Island. The movement is described as the "world's first successful eco-revolution".

The movie tells the story of the successful uprising of the indigenous peoples of Bougainville Island against the Papua New Guinea army and the mining plans of the mining corporation Rio...

Read more: [evoz] This Week Events

This Week Events

This is a reminder of our two upcoming events of this week:7pm Thursday Dec 182994 Douglas (BCGEU Hall) Victoria
Admission by donation

The Coconut Revolution is a multi-award winning documentary film about the struggle of the indigenous peoples of Bougainville Island. The movement is described as the "world's first successful eco-revolution".

The movie tells the story of the successful uprising of the indigenous peoples of Bougainville Island against the Papua New Guinea army and the mining plans of the mining corporation Rio Tinto Zinc to exploit their...

Read more: This Week Events

[UVic-sustainability] News and Events for the Week of Dec 15th

Things are increasingly quiet as the holiday approach. This week, we only have one piece of news and one event.

 

NEWS:


BC Transit released a few changes to their service, which will come into effect December 29th and hopefully improve service to UVic. It looks like there will be several more 14s running between downtown and UVic after the 29th with changes to the 11 and the 33 routes. UVic related routes 11, 12, 14, 15 and 39 have some additional trips added to address capacity and reliability issues.

 

AT UVIC:

 

SEMINAR ON ECONOMIC IMPACTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE AND...

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Regenerative Foodsheds + Permaculture Picks + Apprenticeships

 

WHAT IS A GENERATIVE FOODSHED? 

foodshed is the geographic location that produces the food for a particular population. The term describes a region where food flows from the area that it is produced to the place where it is consumed, including the land it grows on, the route it travels, the markets it passes through, and the tables it ends up on.

From Rodale Institute: By farming organically, we are regenerating the soil, returning the land to its natural state. We are also regenerating the health of ourselves and our family by reducing or eliminating chemical fertilizers, pesticides and herbicides.Beyond our farm, by not using chemicals, we are regenerating the wildlands and local environment. Wildlife and beneficial birds return to help keep down insects and other pests. Our local watershed has less pollution in the streams and creeks which come off...

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No Fracking' Way! Benefit Concert with David Rovics - JANUARY 23

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NO FRACKING' WAY!David Rovics in Concert
Benefit in support of First Nations challenges to pipelinesOpening with Drummers and spoken word by Jeremy Loveday
Friday January 23Norway House1110 Hillside Avenue, Victoria
Doors open 7:30 pmShow @ 8:00 pm
Tickets $15 ($12 unwaged)Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (for tickets)


Whether reciting poetry about resistance to the Israeli occupation or singing songs of social significance of great labour battles and environmental movements, David Rovics' lyrics are a call to action to all who believe in Justice, Peace & Equality.
Sponsored by: Social Environmental Alliance, Victoria Friends of Cuba, Coalition Against Israeli Apartheid, Wildcoast.ca, Camas Books​

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[evoz] Fundraiser dance at Tsawout

 

Subject: Fundraiser dance at Tsawout

 

Come and join us at Tsawout on Friday December 19th for a rocking good time dance.

7728 Tetayut Rd in Saanichton. (Turn east off the highway on Mt Newton X Rd.)

Fundraiser event for the Elders Gathering 2015.

Everyone is welcome. All ages event.

 

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TO END POVERTY! how you can help spread the word

 

 

Dear Friends,

 

Thank you for your support and interest in THE END OF POVERTY?

watch the trailer

Our original intention when filming THE END OF POVERTY? (TEOP) was to include both the root causes of poverty and the solutions.  When we interviewed our experts (Susan Geroge, Eric Toussaint, Serge LaTouche, Joseph Stiglitz, John Christensen, John Perkins and others) back in '07 and '08, we asked what the solutions were. Based on their input, we were able to aggregate them into 10 groups of solutions that could end poverty in our lifetimes.

 

These are real solutions that would change the economic system that created poverty. 

 

Some solutions might seem obvious: the guarantee of shelter, healthcare, education, food, and drinking water.  While others would require the upending of our hyper-capitalistic society, for example, a basic minimum wage—regardless of employment—as a fundamental human right, which would not cost that much to implement. 

 

As we shared previously, we've launched a crowdfund campaign to make a follow up film TO END POVERTY! But we need your help.

Crowdfunding TO END POVERTY!

 

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Activists' Panel on Naomi Klein Book

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Sisters, Brother, and Friends,

 

This past Wednesday night (Dec. 2) in Vancouver a meeting was held to  hear a panel of five people speaking on the recently published Naomi Klein book, This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate. Three of those people -- Stephen Collis, Brad Hornick, and Lynne Quarmby -- had been arrested on Burnaby Mountain, so their talks and the conversation that ensued had a lot to do with the concrete experience of "capitalism vs. the climate."

 

You can find videos of the evening's introduction, the five speeches, and the discussion at the following link, thanks to the careful camera-work and rapid processing of Devin Gillan, who has become the recorder of all progressive actions in the lower mainland:

 

https://www.youtube.com/user/dgSolidarity/videos?spfreload=10

 

(Insider's opinion: the best speech is by Harsha...

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Bright

 

Dear PAOV,
As Chanukah fast approaches, we want to take this moment to thank you. For speaking the truth. For taking to the streets. For believing a better, more just world is possible.

 

Just as Chanukah candles are ignited one by one from a single flame, our courage to stand up to injustice catches--from one person to another, from one community to the next, and eventually to the whole world. Together, we will illuminate justice. Burn bright.

On behalf of all of us at Jewish Voice for Peace, may you and your loved ones have a more peaceful and just holiday season.

 

Stefanie Fox

 

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Watch 12 Year Old Girl Tells Off Stephen Harper #LeaveSteve2015 on YouTube

12 Year Old Girl Tells Off Stephen Harper

#LeaveSteve2015

http://youtu.be/jy-nu5nksIM

 

BCSEA E-News: The Elephant in Transportation's Living Room



BCSEA E-News for Wednesday, December 10, 2014
The Elephant in Transportation's Living Room

ByThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., BCSEA Founder and Communication Director

Vancouver SunAN URGENT CALL FOR ENGAGEMENT

Heads up! This is an urgent call for submissions to the Province’s 10-Year Transportation Plan, for which the deadline is in two days, on Friday, December 12th at 4pm.

The Ministry is actively seeking our engagement. The website is engage.gov.bc.ca/transportationplan but before you go there, consider these facts:

  • This is a plan for the next ten years of transportation in BC by land, sea and air.
  • BC has a legislated goal to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 33% by 2020, halfway through the new 10-Year Plan.
  • Transportation is the single biggest source of emissions in BC.
  • Reducing those emissions is not in the Plan’s priorities.

Maintaining roads and bridges is clearly important: even electric cars and trucks need safe highways and side roads. The sense you get from the plan, however, is that this is all that matters.

The Plan has four priorities:

  1. Moving goods and people safely and reliably
  2. Growing the economy
  3. Connecting and strengthening communities
  4. Maximizing collaboration and investment with various partners.

NOTHING ON THE CLIMATE CRISIS

There is no mention of a fifth urgent priority: to tackle the global climate crisis. No mention of the need to electrify cars, light trucks, buses and railways, and to establish a province-wide network of EV charging stations. No mention of the reduced cancer, heart and lung disease that will come with the end of air pollution.

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