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Take Action Sept 29 door-to-door

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November 29, 2014
With the latest announcement to convert Depot 4 to CMB delivery next year we have organized a campaign to reach out to our customers in the affected areas.
Meet at Belmont High parking Lot10amPlease join us for a few hours to do some door knocking, delivering postcards and talking to our customers.www.savecanadapost.cacupw-sttp
Canadian Union of Postal Workers Victoria Local 8504-802 Esquimalt RoadVictoria, BC, V9A 3M4P (250)384-1933 F (250)386-2141This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

LNG, fracking and B.C.s energy future

LNG, fracking and B.C.'s energy future

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2014 - 7:00PM Victoria High School 1260 Grant St. VictoriaBC Canada See map: Google Maps

The Council of Canadians and the GVTA Social Justice Committee are organizing a public forum against Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) terminals and fracking on November 26 in Victoria.

The public forum will feature Vancouver-based Council of Canadians regional organizer Leila Darwish, as well as Damien Gillis, the co-director of the documentaryFractured Land, and Jeremy Loveday, a Canadian performance poet with a global following.

The Facebook event page says, "The public has heard lots of promises about the economic benefits of a proposed LNG industry, powered by fracking in northeast BC. But are these claims credible? And what sort of environmental trade-offs would the industry bring? From the frackfields of northeastern BC to the many proposed gas pipelines and up to 18 LNG terminals vying for approval along the northwest coast, Howe Sound, Delta, and Vancouver Island, join us as we drill down on the myths and realities of this industry, through an evening of multi-media presentations and film."

For Darwish, this upcoming forum in Victoria follows public events in Ladner (October 22), Powell River (November 2), and Courtenay (November 4).

The tour also follows our LNG Pipedreams, Fractured Futures and Community Resistance counter-summit in Vancouver in May and the LNG and Petro-State Politics forum in Squamish in September. We have also supported the Gitxsan land defenders and their Madii Lii Camp (that opposes the Prince Rupert Gas Transmission pipeline to the Pacific NorthWest LNG terminal on Lelu Island), as well as theUnis'tot'en action camp (which stands on the pathway of the Pacific Trail pipeline to the proposed Kitimat LNG terminal).

Plans are being made for public forums in Campbell River, Nanaimo and possibly Port Alberni early in the new year.

If you live in the Victoria area, please consider attending this public forum. You can find out more about it on our website here.

Read more: LNG, fracking and B.C.s energy future

Attack on the General Secretary of the UGTT Tunisia: the ITUC expresses its condemnation and solidarity - ITUC OnLine

INTERNATIONAL TRADE UNION CONFEDERATION

Attack on the General Secretary of the UGTT Tunisia:  the ITUC expresses its condemnation and solidarity

Brussels, 17 November 2014 (ITUC OnLine): Following the physical attack on Houcine Abassi, the General Secretary of the  Tunisian trade union confederation, the Union générale tunisienne du travail (UGTT), the ITUC condemns  this unacceptable violence and once again expresses  its  full solidarity with the UGTT, the lynchpin of Tunisia’s successful transition to democracy.

Houcine Abbassi, who is also president of the Arab Trade Union Confederation (ATUC), was the target of a violent attack on Thursday evening as he was leaving his office by car, in Mohamed Ali square in the centre of Tunis.   The car windows were broken as stones were thrown at them by external infiltrators.  It was only thanks to the vigilance of the UGTT’s security guards that the general secretary managed to escape unharmed.

The UGTT described the attack, which occurred at the end of an emergency meeting at the head office of the Tunis transport workers’ union, as « a despicable and contemptible act”. It has handed over evidence of the attack and witness statements to the authorities.

Read more: Attack on the General Secretary of the UGTT Tunisia: the ITUC expresses its condemnation and...

ITUC Condemns Terrorist Attack on Synagogue, Calls for Calm - ITUC OnLine

INTERNATIONAL TRADE UNION CONFEDERATION

ITUC Condemns Terrorist Attack on Synagogue, Calls for Calm

Brussels, 19 November 2014 (ITUC OnLine): The ITUC has condemned Tuesday’s bloody attack on a Jerusalem synagogue which left four worshippers and one police officer dead, and several others injured.  The two perpetrators were members of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine which, along with Hamas, praised the attack.

“This appalling attack in a place of worship was intended to provoke a deepening of the spiral of violence, at a time when tensions in Jerusalem in particular are especially high with several other Israelis and Palestinians losing their lives in recent weeks.  We call on all parties to act with restraint, and in accordance with the rule of law,” said ITUC General Secretary Sharan Burrow.  “Extremist groups will continue to exploit the growing desperation of Palestinians and the fears of ordinary Israelis, putting peace and security in the region at yet higher risk. The only acceptable way forward is for a negotiated settlement of the conflict, resulting in a two-state solution in accordance with the legitimacy of international law.”

 

Read more: ITUC Condemns Terrorist Attack on Synagogue, Calls for Calm - ITUC OnLine

upcoming events

Dear Friends of SJS,
Please check out some of these upcoming events:

Friends of Cuba present:


This is a reminder of this coming Thursday, Social Justice Film Night. 
"GREEDY LYING BASTARDS"

A film by Craig Scott Rosebraugh

7:00pm Thursday, Nov. 202994 Douglas St. (BCGEU Hall) Victoria, BC

Melting sea ice, glacier loss and rising sea levels. Severe droughts and wildfires. Increasingly severe tornadoes, hurricanes, and flooding. Record heat waves. Climate change is no longer a prediction for the future, but a startling reality of today. Yet, as evidence of our changing climate mounts and the scientific consensus proves human causation, there continues to be little political action to thwart the warming of our planet.

"Greedy Lying Bastards" investigates the reason behind stalled efforts to tackle climate change despite consensus in the scientific community that it is not only a reality but also a growing...

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Have you or a loved one been charged for medical care at a private, for-profit clinic?

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How will you celebrate nature this season?



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Dear PAOV,

It’s been another busy year at the Wilderness Committee – a year that leaves me celebrating many wins for nature. These wins are because of the support of people like you. Thank you! 

You might be wondering why I’m celebrating. Haven’t we had a lot of bad news this year? I certainly won’t deny that.

Right now in southwest British Columbia, Texas-based company Kinder Morgan wants to build a pipeline that will pump Alberta tar sands bitumen to its tanker terminal in Burnaby, bringing hundreds of oil tankers into Burrard Inlet each year. 

I don't need to tell you about the increased risk to our marine environment and climate if Kinder Morgan gets its way.

The Wilderness Committee has been working flat out to see an end to Kinder Morgan’s pipe dream, by holding town hall meetings and rallies to build grassroots and cross-border support to protect our waters and the global climate against increased tar sands exports. We've also attended court hearings, provided mapping services and held a solidarity march in support of protesters standing up to Kinder Morgan right now in a local park on Burnaby Mountain.

So why, when our wilderness areas are under attack, are we still celebrating nature? Because we’ve always been able to count on friends like you to help make victories happen.

Read more: How will you celebrate nature this season?

[evoz] Cafe Simpatico coming up on Nov. 28

an invitation to all CASC members & friends...and please pass it on to friends and your networks tessa muralTessa CASC 1Cafe Simpatico is pleased to present:An illustrated talk by Tessa Munro at our next Cafe, November 28 at FCA, 1923 Fernwood Road.

Tessa is a registered nurse, a graduate of Selkirk College. She has worked in both direct patient care and community health. Her interests lie in the intersection between activism, social movements, global health and nursing. 

She recently spent 4 months living and learning...

Read more: [evoz] Cafe Simpatico coming up on Nov. 28

Support Core Funding for RAVEN


We have accomplished so much in five short years!  We have expanded - taking on more campaigns, like the current Pull Together initiative, that fit within our niche mandate to provide legal defence funds for First Nations aimed at protecting the environment for the benefit of all Canadians.  We continue to support Beaver Lake Cree Nation's legal action to stop the expansion of the tar sands industries into their traditional territory.  And now with the strength of the recent Tsilhqot’in title decision, we have a list of nations requesting our support. RAVEN works as a conduit between the generosity of donors and the nations that take a stand by trying to protect the environment through the courts.

One thing we realized in our five years? We cannot continue our great work in supporting these critical cases if we do not invest in our own sustainability. We appreciate that you may have previously donated to one of our campaigns, and we are grateful for your support!  This year, we ask that you direct your year-end gift to support core programming at RAVEN.  Our goal for this appeal is $70,000.

Why RAVEN?  Because we see that what is at stake for First Nations is at stake for everyone and supporting their role as environmental stewards through litigation is a tangible way to saving the environment.

 

Read more: Support Core Funding for RAVEN

How will you celebrate nature this season?

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Social Justice Film Night


If you are also interested in preserving the Earth.....  - presented by one of our supporting groups.


This is a reminder of this coming Thursday, Social Justice Film Night. 
"GREEDY LYING BASTARDS"

A film by Craig Scott Rosebraugh

7:00pm Thursday, Nov. 202994 Douglas St. (BCGEU Hall) Victoria, BC

Melting sea ice, glacier loss and rising sea levels. Severe droughts and wildfires. Increasingly severe tornadoes, hurricanes, and flooding. Record heat waves. Climate change is no longer a prediction for the future, but a startling reality of today. Yet, as evidence of our changing climate mounts and the scientific consensus proves human causation, there continues to be little political action to thwart the warming of our planet.

"Greedy Lying Bastards" investigates the reason behind stalled efforts to tackle climate change despite consensus in the scientific community that it...

Read more: Social Justice Film Night

[evoz] Social Justice Film Night

This is a reminder of this coming Thursday, Social Justice Film Night. 
"GREEDY LYING BASTARDS"

A film by Craig Scott Rosebraugh

7:00pm Thursday, Nov. 202994 Douglas St. (BCGEU Hall) Victoria, BC

Melting sea ice, glacier loss and rising sea levels. Severe droughts and wildfires. Increasingly severe tornadoes, hurricanes, and flooding. Record heat waves. Climate change is no longer a prediction for the future, but a startling reality of today. Yet, as evidence of our changing climate mounts and the scientific consensus proves human causation, there continues...

Read more: [evoz] Social Justice Film Night

Social Justice Film Night

This is a reminder of this coming Thursday, Social Justice Film Night. 
"GREEDY LYING BASTARDS"

A film by Craig Scott Rosebraugh

7:00pm Thursday, Nov. 202994 Douglas St. (BCGEU Hall) Victoria, BC

Melting sea ice, glacier loss and rising sea levels. Severe droughts and wildfires. Increasingly severe tornadoes, hurricanes, and flooding. Record heat waves. Climate change is no longer a prediction for the future, but a startling reality of today. Yet, as evidence of our changing climate mounts and the scientific consensus proves human causation, there continues...

Read more: Social Justice Film Night

SEA Event: Nov. 23 6:30 pm Turning the tide movie screening and pulltogether fundraiser

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/379412722222681/

The ASK
If you are able to create an account on the pull-together.ca website and join our fundraising team (it is a straight-forward process, you enter your name and email in the first step, and in the second step there is the option to join a team- choose turningthetide, share it on facebook and encourage friends to donate online, or come in person)
Here is the link to the page where you can set up an account and help us fundraise: https://fundraise.raventrust.com/events/start-fundraising-now
Here is the link you can share for people to donate to the fundraiser https://fundraise.raventrust.com/checkout/donation?

When
On Sunday November 23 at 6:30 PM 
What
We will be hosting the screening of a short film documenting the 2014 Turning The Tide experience. Last summer SEA helped organize a group of paddlers, swimmers, and sailors who set out on a four day expedition through the Salish Sea to join in solidarity with coastal peoples in love with the ocean and in protest of the Harper/Clark fossil fuel agenda-specifically tar sands, pipelines and oil tankers. See turningthetide.ca for the film trailer and more information on the paddle.
We are hoping to generate some donations for the raven trust and Sierra club joint initiative called pull-together.ca, aimed at raising funds for First Nations Court Cases against the pipelines.  On the website you can donate to our team page, or join our team and help fundraise!
WhereLacey-Lou's Tapas Lounge 1320 Broad street victoria (map)

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Sunday November 23 Turning The Tide fundraiser and Film Screening

When
On Sunday November 23 at 6:30 PM 
WhatWe will be hosting the screening of a short film documenting the 2014 Turning The Tide experience. 

We are hoping to generate some donations for the raven trust and Sierra club joint initiative called pull-together.ca
WhereLacey-Lou's Tapas Lounge 1320 Broad street Victoria (map)
See you there!

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Start Planning for SodaStream Month of Action!


CAIA is planning to hold Soda Stream protests also!

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▶ Miko Peled's responses to questions - YouTu


This is the youtube that was not allowed to be shown on TV.  Hear Miko Peled responses to questions.


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CAIA Active Members Committee

[UVic-sustainability] News and Events for the Week of November 17th

NEWS:


The tale of Mount Polley continues. According to a Vancouver Sun report last week, “the BC Information and Privacy Commissioner has agreed to investigate a second complaint [originating from the UVic Environmental Law Centre] that the B.C. government is illegally holding back documents related to the Mount Polley mine tailings dam collapse.” The Sun also noted that “the spill significantly damaged nine-kilometre-long Hazeltine Creek,” and the damage to Quesnel Lake is still unclear. The Professional Employees Association, one of the staff unions here at UVic, is suggesting that a major reasons for this incident are the cuts the number of licensed professional overseeing mining operations. The PEA suggests that their “Endangered Experts” could have prevented the watershed damage.

 

Read more: [UVic-sustainability] News and Events for the Week of November 17th

[evoz] the life of Gudrun Doherty

The family of Gudrun Doherty invites CASC friends to a celebration of the life of Gudrun at FCA, 1923 Fernwood Road, Saturday, November 29. Doors open at 1 pm. The program, including favourite songs of Gudrun, begins at 1:30 pm, followed by refreshments and an opportunity to look at photos of Gudrun’s life and to meet with her family and friends.  Contributions of finger food are welcome. Gudrun was a faithful and active CASC supporter with her partner, Bill, for many decades. She hosted meetings and meals and provided hospitality to many CASC guests. We will miss her. PHOTO: Gudrun (on right) with John and Andree at our honouring our elders celebration in September.

DATE CHANGE: Turning the Tide Film Screening and 2015 Kickoff


* Please note that this event is now happening on SUNDAY Nov. 23, to avoid a scheduling conflict with a fundraising event for Grace Islet on Salt Spring Island. Thanks for your help spreading the word!



Turning the Tide Film Screening and 2015 Kickoff

SUNDAY November 23, 6:30PM
Lacey Lou Tapas Lounge
1320 Broad Street, Victoria

Mark down Sunday Nov. 23 in your calendar to come out for the screening of a short film about Turning the Tide 2014: The Peoples' Paddle for the Salish Sea  and help kickoff organizing for the 2015 paddle!

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