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Tyee Reporter Part of Election Fraud Talk Tonight, Jan 28th, in Victoria

A federal vote is on the horizon. Time to bone up on election issues.

By Jane Armstrong, Today, TheTyee.ca

Watch on Vimeo site

 

If you were paying attention to voter issues in the 2011 election, you'll no doubt recall the robocall scandal. In the end, a Tory staffer was convicted of using automated calls to send voters in Guelph, Ontario to the wrong polling stations.

The Conservative party has always insisted that it played no role in the calls, but a federal judge ruled that fraud took place in "ridings across the country" and that the party's voter identification database was likely used to make the calls, though he found no evidence that the party "approved or condoned" the use of the database.

But before the robocall scandal there were allegations of voting irregularities in British Columbia -- in the riding of Saanich-Gulf Islands to be exact. That was during the 2008 election, and the Tyee's legislative bureau chief Andrew MacLeod broke most of those stories.

MacLeod joins a panel tonight at the Victoria Event Centre to discuss voter fraud in Canada. The event also includes a presentation from Ottawa filmmaker Peter Smoczynski, whose documentary in progress, Election Day in Canada, takes a look at voter suppression in Canada.

Read more: Tyee Reporter Part of Election Fraud Talk Tonight, Jan 28th, in Victoria

Let Them Stay Week, January 25-31•

 

A message from the War Resisters Support Campaign   Let Them Stay Week 2015!
  In the last four months of 2014, an alarming number of U.S. Iraq war resisters in Canada received negative decisions in their immigration cases. Several of them have received, or are about to receive, removal orders
from Canada.
This is despite the fact that a majority of Canadians support their stance against the illegal and immoral war, and despite Parliament having twice voted to let US war resisters stay.
The strong response of Canadians is what has kept U.S. war resisters in Canada – and out of U.S. military prison – for the past ten years.
Once again, US war resisters need their supporters to take action.

The War Resisters Support Campaign is calling on Canadians to speak out against this attempt by the Harper government to remove remaining U.S. war resisters from Canada.
     During the pan-Canadian week of Action, "Let Them Stay Week" from January 25 to 31, 2015, let federal Minister of Immigration Chris Alexander know that you support a provision for US war resisters to stay in Canada, and that you oppose any attempt to deport them.
     The Canadian government has intervened directly into individual war resister cases through the unfair Operational Bulletin 202 which targets US conscientious objectors, and through blanket statements by former Immigration Minister Jason Kenney which undermined any possibility of a fair and impartial treatment of individual cases.

How you can help:
Sunday Jan 25 – Profile Picture Day: Change your profile picture on Facebook in support of US war resisters, for the duration of Let Them Stay Week
Monday Jan 26 – Media Outreach Day: Write a letter to the editor of your local newspaper
Tuesday Jan 27 – Email/phone Blitz: Call or email Minister of Immigration Chris Alexander (cc to party leaders, immigration critics, and your MP) – visit resisters.ca for more info

Read more: Let Them Stay Week, January 25-31•

50 Shades of Electric Vehicles Policy


BCSEA is a non-profit society that relies on memberships to advance sustainable energy. Will you please join us?

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50 Shades of Electric Vehicle policy

by Guy Dauncey  January 24, 2015

NOTHING

Nothing. It’s the building block of all mathematics, from which numbers begin.

It’s also the current state of federal policy on electric vehicles in Canada. The BCSEA wants to change that and start adding some numbers, and we are seeking fifty volunteers to help us do so.

Five years after the government-funded Electric Vehicle Technology Roadmap for Canada recommended adopting a goal of 500,000 EVs by 2018, nothing has been done to advance their take-up.

There is a federal election coming, however, and just as the climate crisis is a top issue demanding federal leadership, a coherent climate platform must include strong measures to reduce carbon emissions from transportation, which produces 28% of Canada’s carbon pollution.

A shift from to electric vehicles combined with a shift to renewable electricity could go far to reduce those emissions, while also reducing the harmful health impacts caused by air pollution.

The BCSEA is seeking 50 volunteers to help put EVs on the agenda for this year’s federal election. We want to generate a ‘race to the top’ among the parties, so that the next government will have made strong promises to support electric vehicles, and be armed with the best policies to take to Paris for the big UN climate talks.

Read more: 50 Shades of Electric Vehicles Policy

Repair Cafe Victoria - Feb 14th - Learn to Repair for Free

Michelle is seeking bunch of volunteers with repair skills

www.facebook.com/RepairCafeVictoria

I'm one of several volunteers helping to organise Repair Café Victoria - a place where people can bring broken household items and learn to fix them for free. Our first event will be on Saturday, February 14, 9:30am-12:30, at the Central Branch of the public library. If you'd like to volunteer your repair skills (sewing, darning, fixing small electrical appliances, etc.) please let me know. And if you'd like to come with all manner of household goods to fix on Feb. 14, please do! Looking forward to seeing you at the library! 

Read more: Repair Cafe Victoria - Feb 14th - Learn to Repair for Free

[UVic-sustainability] News and Events for the Week of Jan 26th

NEWS:

 

The Draft Regional Sustainability Strategy – an action plan for the region’s future to 2038 – is ready for public feedback! Please complete the online feedback form before February 15, 2015; the RSS Targets Backgrounder (download) provides details related to the target questions. Then, sign up for the RSS Listserv to find out how you can provide ongoing input as the process continues. For more information, visit the CRD website.

  

AT UVIC:

 

A DIALOGUE: CLIMATE CHANGE, DIVESTMENT AND SOCIETY,

Monday January 26th, 7:00 PM

Room B150 of the Bob Wright Centre

This event, held by the University of Victoria, will bring together a panel that includes a student, a Suncor executive, and a member of the Beaver Lake Cree Nation, among others, to discuss sustainable investment practices and how divestment...

Read more: [UVic-sustainability] News and Events for the Week of Jan 26th

Heads up: AFL-CIO president is coming to Progress Summit 2015!


Hi all,

I wanted to let you know that the Broadbent Institute just released a new batch of speakers for our progressive policy conference, Progress Summit 2015, running from March 26 to 28.

AFL-CIO President Richart Trumka will be a keynote.

http://www.broadbentinstitute.ca/en/summit2015/

If you could help spread the word on your social streams, that would be great!

Thanks for considering,

Sarah

upcoming events

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Dear Friends of SJS,
Below are some upcoming events that may be of interest to you:

From Rights to Responsibilities to Decolonization: Shifting Political Discourses

 

Professor Joyce Green is the editor of Making Space for Indigenous Feminism (Fernwood Publishing and Zed Books) and of Indivisible: Indigenous Human Rights (Fernwood Publishing 2014).

 

 

Thursday, February 5, 2015 – First Peoples House Ceremonial Hall

 

 

 

(see the link for a campus map http://www.uvic.ca/home/about/campus-info/maps/pdf/3d-map-latest.pdf)

 

All Welcome!



Feb. 15th, 2015

 

From Charity to Social Justice:
The Conversation Continues

Addressing Child and Family...

Read more: upcoming events

An experience you need to read

a visit to Palestine by a Palestinian 
http://mondoweiss.net/2015/01/palestine-reaffirmed-identity


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upcoming event

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Dear Friends of SJS,
Please join us for:

Conversations With Activists - 2015 Series

 

SEEDS OF CHANGE with Robin Tunnicliffe


Tuesday, January 27, 2015

University of Victoira

Cornett B107 from 7:00 - 8:00 pm


Activists come in many forms. Some like organic farmer Robin Tunnicliffe work within global and local networks of ecological, organic and peasant farmers to create a food system that is both socially just, ecological and healthy. They do not wait for policy to change the world, they live the change the want to see. They are growing a different world.  Robin Tunnicliffe is the farm manager at Sea Bluff Farm in Metchosin. She has been farming certified organic produce for the past 15 years. Together with two other farmers she runs Saanich Organics, a local produce distributor.  Saanich Organics sells produce to the top restaurants and grocers in the Victoria region, as well as to families and at...

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[evoz] Cafe on Jan. 30

You are welcome to..................................

LOVE and RESISTANCE book launche & reading

CAFÉ SIMPATICO: 1923 Fernwood Rd.

                    8 pm Friday Jan. 30

Theresa Wolfwood will read from her new poetry collection;

Books for sale & author signing: Cloth banners exhibit

Special musical guests: Sharon Hazelwood & Alan O’Dean

Reports from CASC: Refreshments: Fair Trade Organic coffee

Doors open at 7:30 pm with music by Nedjo & friends

Presented by Victoria Central America Support Committee

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


Sponsored by: Social Environmental Alliance, Victoria Friends of Cuba,,, Wildcoast.ca, Camas Books​, Coalition Against Israeli Apartheid


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)

Join & share the event on Facebook
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.

Read more: No Fracking' Way! Benefit Concert with David Rovics - FRIDAY JANUARY 23

e-poster for Jeff Halper in Duncan

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Jeff Halper,  co-founder and head of the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions, ICAHD, will be speaking at the Duncan campus of Vancouver Island University on Wednesday, February 11, from 10:30 a.m. to noonish (it may run to 12:30). Helene Demers, professor of Anthropology, will have Jeff as guest speaker for her class, but the talk and subsequent discussion is open to all and free of charge. It's booked for Room 220, but will be moved to a larger space if necessary.
If you can drive or would like to be driven, please contact Freda Knott  250-381-5120 or  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  by February 4th.


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David Rovics in Concert this Friday

WE are co-sponsors of this important action for indigenous people..

This is a reminder of our upcoming Concert with David Rovics this coming Friday.
Come see prodigious activist singer-songwriter David Rovics, back in Victoria. Get ready to learn about world events and peoples’ lives from a different perspective, as his tight, edgy lyrics dance with his acoustic guitar.

If you care about the fate of our planet and all who share it, seize this rare opportunity to see one of the great musical storytellers of our time. Come hear why his music has been featured on Democracy Now!, BBC, and Al-Jazeera. Come see why Amy Goodman has called him the “musical version of Democracy Now.”

Get ready to laugh, cry, and most importantly, learn! Step out of your comfort zone, get curious, and get involved! Sing along, and meet local activist groups with good causes. Connect with others, and just maybe, connect with what...

Read more: David Rovics in Concert this Friday

Jan 27 Webinar: Tracking the Clean Energy Revolution


BCSEA Webinar: Tracking the Clean Energy Revolution - Boutique Goes Big

Join us for a free BCSEA Webinar on Tuesday January 27 at noon PST (3:00 PM EST, 20:00 UTC)

    Reserve your free Webinar seat now at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8967879983286746625

Peace River Valley

Clean energy jobs are growing incredibly quickly. In 2013 37% more Canadians worked in the renewable energy industry than in 2009. As a result, by 2013 the clean energy sector—encompassing manufacturing, power production, energy efficiency, and biofuels—accounted for more direct Canadian jobs than the oil sands.

At the end of 2014 Clean Energy Canada released a pair or reports titled Tracking the Energy Revolution Global and Tracking the Energy Revolution Canada. The reports are full of maps, charts and graphics that tell the story of how plunging equipment costs, strong investor interest and government and business leadership are driving a global shift to renewable energy sources such as wind, sun and water. During the webinar, Jeremy Moorhouse – Clean Energy Canada’s Senior Analyst and co-author of both reports – will review the findings of each report and answer audience questions.

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DR. VANDANA SHIVA ON FOOD SOVEREIGNTY: Listen to this free exclusive interview.

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FREE INTERVIEW

DR. VANDANA SHIVA ON FOOD SOVEREIGNTY: Listen to this free exclusive interview.

Listen to a conversation with one of the world's leading food & seed sovereignty activists. Vandana Shiva fights for changes in the practice and paradigms of agriculture and food. Intellectual property rights, biodiversity, biotechnology, bioethics, genetic engineering, are among the fields where Shiva has contributed with ideas and through activist campaigns. Sandor Katzrecently taught at Navdanya, Dr. Shiva's center in India. Click here to listen.

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LIVE-IN STAFF POSITIONS: Have a look and share with others who might be a good fit.

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David Rovics in Concert this Friday

Hi friends, This is a reminder of our upcoming Concert with David Rovics this coming Friday.
Come see prodigious activist singer-songwriter David Rovics, back in Victoria. Get ready to learn about world events and peoples’ lives from a different perspective, as his tight, edgy lyrics dance with his acoustic guitar.

If you care about the fate of our planet and all who share it, seize this rare opportunity to see one of the great musical storytellers of our time. Come hear why his music has been featured on Democracy Now!, BBC, and Al-Jazeera. Come see why Amy Goodman has called him the “musical version of Democracy Now.”

Get ready to laugh, cry, and most importantly, learn! Step out of your comfort zone, get curious, and get involved! Sing along, and meet local activist groups with good causes. Connect with others, and just maybe, connect with what you’ve been missing. Bring yourself, family and friends!

Victoria...

Read more: David Rovics in Concert this Friday

[evoz] David Rovics in Concert this Friday

Hi friends, This is a reminder of our upcoming Concert with David Rovics this coming Friday.
Come see prodigious activist singer-songwriter David Rovics, back in Victoria. Get ready to learn about world events and peoples’ lives from a different perspective, as his tight, edgy lyrics dance with his acoustic guitar.

If you care about the fate of our planet and all who share it, seize this rare opportunity to see one of the great musical storytellers of our time. Come hear why his music has been featured on Democracy Now!, BBC, and Al-Jazeera. Come see why Amy Goodman has called him the “musical version of Democracy Now.”

Get ready to laugh, cry, and most importantly, learn! Step out of your comfort zone, get curious, and get involved! Sing along, and meet local activist groups with good causes. Connect with others, and just maybe, connect with what you’ve been missing. Bring yourself, family and friends!

Victoria...

Read more: [evoz] David Rovics in Concert this Friday

2015: Will Candidates be Listening?



Read this story on our web site...

Hear No Evil?

Welcome to 2015!

by Nigel Protter, Executive Director

2015 is shaping up to be a year of resolution for BC and Canada in energy. This is the year we should know if BC’s hyped LNG export scheme will finally see daylight before its supposed “opportunity window” slams shut due to competitive and price pressures. We’ll also learn whether shovels will turn for BC Hydro’s Peace River Site C dam megaproject, or if legal challenges will tug it into a side-channel.

Meanwhile, BCSEA will continue to pursue clarity on government’s heavily shrouded claims of the project’s cost effectiveness.

Read more: 2015: Will Candidates be Listening?

Attack on public health care going to trial

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