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request for volunteers

Dear Friends of SJS,

Inside Out Project (Victoria) is looking for volunteers to help paste some posters on Saturday, August 16th starting at 10am on the ground of the breakwater at Ogden Point. 

 

There will be a water ritual performed by Rose Henry at noon, a paddle out into the water and beer and bbq to follow after pasting 225 posters.  The posters will remain on the breakwater until Oct. 1st.  

 

This is part of a global people's art project, Inside Out Project.  For a local group action living in Vancouver Island, we decided to call ours: Community for a Clean Coast http://www.communityforacleancoast.org/.

 

You can find our program for the day and more updates at https://www.facebook.com/insideoutprojectvictoria?fref=ts.

 

Please share this call out to anyone you think who may be interested and care about the health of our coastal waters.  This is a good opportunity to become actively involved in solidarity to protect the...

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Protest the Gaza Massacre


Horrific situation in Gaza:This baby died of its injuries, and was buried by a stranger who volunteered, as the baby's whole family had also been killed.
 
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Israel is now targeting journalists and media workers: several have been killed.  
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A woman who was 8 months pregnant was killed: doctors managed to save her fetus, a baby girl, and put her into an incubator. 5 days later, *Israel destroyed Gaza's only power plant, cutting off all electricity,* and the baby died. She was buried with her mother. (*The starred phrase has only been claimed by the Arab press, so I don't know if the electric failure caused the baby's death or not.)
 
After a ceasefire was declared, Gazans rushed to get food and supplies. Israel bombed a market, killing 15.
http://occupiedpalestine.wordpress.com/2014/07/30/gazaunderattack-israeli-bombing-of-shujaiyya-markets-kills-15-despite-ceasefire-photos/ 
 
UN shelter !!! was bracketed by...

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Bikrum's interview on CFAX is postponed.

Not sure why!

Unfortunately the interview scheduled for CFAX on Thursday with Bikrum Gill has been postponed. It is hoped that a later date can be arranged. I will keep you posted.


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call to artists

Dear Friends of SJS,


The Mining Justice Action Committee in Victoria (Coast Salish unceded land) presents....

 

Call to Artists: Communities in Resistance and the Art of Solidarity

 

http://www.mjacvictoria.ca/article/call-artists-communities-resistance-and-art-solidarity

 

Are you a visual or spoken word artist? Your art is needed to show solidarity with people who are in danger of intimidation and violence as they work to protect the air, land and water in their communities impacted by Canadian mining operations.

Approximately 70% of the world’s mining companies are registered in Canada, and in many cases Canadian mining operations are associated with human rights abuses and environmental degradation. The artist is invited to investigate the subject and then create a work that reflects their response to the situation. Write to us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   for selected case...

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News from the Ecosocialist Coalition

News from the Ecosocialist Coalition r1 ...

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Thursday Vigil at Murray Rankin's office

A VIGIL if you can go - see below.  Please be sure to add a massive presence to the PROTEST Saturday, noon, at the BC Legislature!

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Put up posters, email acquaintances

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Bikrum Gill will be on CFAX/Thursday at 2pm.

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If you missed the talk at the University of Victoria listen to the below session.
And view our protest poster.

  Bikrum Gill is booked to speak on CFAX on Thursday July 31st at 2 pm with Ian Jessop. He will be discussing the current situation in Gaza and its historic context etc. There are phone-in opportunities and since he will be on-air for the full hour I am sure that questions and comments would be welcomed. Let’s support Bikrum for agreeing to do this during these tense times of Israeli aggression. Thank-you Bikrum.      --
CAIA Active Members Committee

Our 2015 election strategy: An important question for you

The 2015 federal election is just around the corner and we need your help to finalize a plan to hold this government accountable and make major progress on the issues our community cares about: democratic reform, economic inequality and climate action.

Time and again, the Leadnow community has voted to support cooperation between the NDP, Liberals and Greens to defeat Conservative incumbents in the next election, elect a Parliament that better represent a majority of people in Canada, and then work together across party lines to pass crucial reforms.[1]

What do you think about cooperation between voters to achieve the same goal? We know that the idea of “strategic voting” to defeat the Conservatives has both serious advantages and real challenges - and we want your input.

If we told you, just before the election, that a candidate from a different party other than your first choice had the best chance of defeating the Conservative in your riding, would you be willing to shift your vote?  

1. YES

2. NO

3. YES, under the right conditions

Do you have additional thoughts to share on why you may or may not switch your vote, or more broadly on the wisdom of this strategy? Don’t worry, there will be space for you to share your thoughts after making your selection. 

In the last federal election, our broken first-past-the-post electoral system made it possible for Harper’s Conservatives to win 100% of the power in Parliament with just 39% of the votes. In the next federal election, voters could elect a Parliament that better represented a majority, but we’d need to work together across the country. 

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[coalalert] FINAL PQB NEWS COAL MINE POLL RESULTS

The Parksville-Qualicum Beach News question of the week this past week was: " Would you support a new coal mine in the mid-Island area?" FINAL ONLINE POLL RESULTS: YES- 11% NO - 89% THANK YOU TO ALL WHO VOTED!!

[Uvic-sustainability] News and Events for week of July 28th

NEWS

 

The Tyee recently featured a study by UVic Phd candidate Christina Service, which documents grizzlies colonizing 10 central coast islands- a far cry from what was previously thought to be their typical habitat range. The study supports local Indigenous knowledge, which has been observing the phenomenon for years.  The reasons for the habitat shift are still largely unconfirmed, though many cite declining salmon populations as a possible cause.  See a video of the Grizzlies on the Vancouver Sun website.

 

The BC Sustainable Energy Association published the first of a four part series of articles by ecologist Guy Dauncey that seeks to answer the question: “Could BC Become a 100% Renewable Energy Region?” It’s a big question with a lot of considerations to make, but Dauncey responds with...

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Saturday, August 2, PROTEST

PROTEST TO END THE GAZA MASSACRE

B.C. Legislature

Saturday, August 2

Noon

Bring your posters, flags, and voices.  We will be holding banners, circulating a petition to party leaders to speak out against the murder of Gaza civilians trapped in the blockaded Gaza Prison, and listening to speakers telling of the latest developments in Gaza.



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Talk July 28 in Fernwood by Alison Weir



Journalist and author Alison Weir tours Vancouver Island July 28 and July 29

 

Author, journalist and public affairs campaigner Alison Weir will speak on Vancouver Island on July 28 and 29 about the origins of the pro-Israeli bias among Western governments and media.

 

Her new book, Against Our Better Judgment: How the US was used to create Israel, uses meticulously sourced evidence to show how the US was manipulated into backing the creation of a Jewish state in the Middle East.

 

Weir is the founder and executive director of If Americans Knew, an organization that focuses on the Middle East and US foreign policy towards it.  The organization documents how US policy consistently favours Israel, resulting in considerable financial and military aid to the state of Israel, at great cost to Americans.

 

Against Our Better Judgment brings to light startling new evidence to show how a...

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Talk July 28 in Fernwood by Alison Weir


A REMINDER

Journalist and author Alison Weir tours Vancouver Island July 28 and July 29

 

Author, journalist and public affairs campaigner Alison Weir will speak on Vancouver Island on July 28 and 29 about the origins of the pro-Israeli bias among Western governments and media.

 

Her new book, Against Our Better Judgment: How the US was used to create Israel, uses meticulously sourced evidence to show how the US was manipulated into backing the creation of a Jewish state in the Middle East.

 

Weir is the founder and executive director of If Americans Knew, an organization that focuses on the Middle East and US foreign policy towards it.  The organization documents how US policy consistently favours Israel, resulting in considerable financial and military aid to the state of Israel, at great cost to Americans.

 

Against Our Better Judgment brings to light startling new evidence to show how...

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Situation in Gaza

[draft] PRESS RELEASE: Beit Hanoun Hospital in Gaza under attack,
64 Palestinians and two Swedes trapped inside [draft]
  Gaza, 25 July. 2014

At 19:00 local time, Beit Hanoun Hospital was hit by an Israeli tank shell. Inside the hospital are 61 medical staff, civilians, three patients and two
ISM (International Solidarity Movement) volunteers, Charlie Andreasson and Fred Ekblad, both from Sweden, who are all trapped inside.

Israeli soldiers are in the area, approximately 150 meters behind the hospital. Gunfire can be heard in the area.
The ISM is urging the international community call their representatives to demand that they fulfill their obligation to insure that Israel adhere to international law and immediately cease to...

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We Can Do This! (Only 4 days left) / Nous pouvons le faire! (4 jours restants )

We’ve reached 82% of our Goal with only 4 days left!last indiegog mailout

Our campaign to make Proportional Representation a key issue in the 2015 election is really resonating with people! Over 500 Donors have tolds us ‘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.

If you have already donated, Thank You! Your support and faith in this campaign means a lot to us.

If you have not donated yet but would like to join us in sending a clear signal to Canadian Politicians that we want a political system that respects all voters, there is still time. Our Indiegogo campaign will close on Sunday at 11:59pm est.

We have so much to do starting with finishing the Riding Map on the website that will provide you with crucial candidate information during the 2015 election. And, create informative videos that will show Canadians what Proportional Representation could look like in Canada.

We know that in addition to making votes count, and delivering fair, representative election results, Proportional Representation outperforms winner-take-all systems on measures of democracy, quality of life, income equality, environmental performance, and economic growth.

Please Help us build the campaign that will allow us to work on the most important issues of our time!

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/make-2015-the-last-unfair-election

Thank you from all of us at Fair Vote Canada!

 

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[coalalert] ALERT: RAVEN COAL MINE POLL

The question of the day in the Parksville-Qualicum Beach News is : " Would you support a new coal mine in the mid-Island area"? To vote go to: www.pqbnews.com then scroll down the page to the question of the day and VOTE!! Please vote before noon on Monday (July 28th). Thanks.

Joe Catron on Israeli Carnage in Gaza


This week Voice of Palestine interviews Joe Catron, a US International Solidarity Movement activist in Gaza, Palestine. He has been filing almost daily eyewitness reports of the carnage from the Israeli bombardment and was one of the volunteers trying to protect Al Wafa hospital last week. Previously he also co-edited The Prisoners’ Diaries: Palestinian Voices from the Israeli Gulag, an anthology of accounts by detainees freed in the 2011 prisoner exchange. We reached him live in Gaza to talk with us about what he is seeing and experiencing.
Click on this Link to access a download of the show.

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For earlier shows, visit our YouTube Channel
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