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Inhabit

Humanity is more than ever threatened by its own actions; we hear a lot about the need to minimize footprints and to reduce our impact. But what if our footprints were beneficial? What if we could meet human needs while increasing the health and well-being of our planet? This is the premise behind permaculture: a design process based on the replication of patterns found in nature. INHABIT explores the many environmental issues facing us today and examines solutions that are being applied using the ecological design lens of permaculture. Focused mostly on the Northeastern and Midwestern regions of the United States, Inhabit provides an intimate look at permaculture peoples and practices ranging from rural, suburban, and urban landscapes.

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A Fierce Green Fire

Spanning 50 years of grassroots and global activism, this Sundance documentary brings to light the vital stories of the environmental movement where people fought – and succeeded – against enormous odds. From halting dams in the Grand Canyon to fighting toxic waste at Love Canal; from Greenpeace to Chico Mendes; from climate change to the promise of transforming our civilization, A Fierce Green Fire is “nothing less than the history of environmentalism itself.” (Los Angeles Times). Official Selection Sundance Film Festival.

Citizens Press

PAOV- Code of Conduct - Citizens Press is an open platform for expression on all the issues that concerns the People’s Assembly of Victoria and the global occupy movements, it is the responsibility of the contributors to uphold the code of conduct.

Our values are inclusivity, empowerment, awareness, creativity, community, diversity and respect. 

We will remove posts that have been reported and determined as are derogatory, intolerant, racist, sexist, intentionally malicious, bigotry and overtly counterproductive.

Removed posts will be given the opportunity to edit, resubmit and meet our code of conduct. 

Flotilla to Gaza Urgent Appeal

From our supporting group and CAIA
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Friends,

Lat Sunday, June 28 a flotilla of four boats carrying humanitarian aid making their way towards Gaza was illegally stopped when Israeli Naval Forces forced their way onto the leading boat the Marianne of Gothenburg.

Various reports state that the Marianne seized by Israeli Forces has been towed to the port of Ashdod while the three remaining boats turned back. 

At least two Canadians, Kevin Neish from Victoria, who many of us know and Robert Lovelace from the Ardoch Algonquin Nation of Ontario were among 20 others on the Marianne.  There has been no contact with the people that were on board of the Marianne. We do not know what their conditions are or how they are being treated. 

The boats were in international waters, broke no international laws and were on a humanitarian mission. This is another act of...

Read more: Flotilla to Gaza Urgent Appeal

Victoria Launch of Saving Farmland

https://www.facebook.com/events/627085107390995/
June 30th at 7:00pm
Bolen Books - Hillside Mall 111-1644 Hillside Ave, Victoria
Join authors Nathalie Chambers, Robin Alys Roberts, and Sophie Wooding for the launch of Saving Farmland at Bolen Books in Victoria.

When Nathalie Chambers and her husband, David, first took over Madrona Farm, 27 acres on southern Vancouver Island with a deep history, they never thought their small-scale agricultural business would blossom into an international political act. As pressures from heirs, land developers and industrial farmers grew alongside their rows of organically produced food, the Chambers took action. Considered by many to be revolutionary and by some to be rebellious, their story opened many eyes to the future of food.'

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You've got mail... for now

July 2nd
Concerned about how cutting home mail service and installing shared mailboxes will affect your neighbourhood?

You're invited to an open town hall meeting next week with me, Victoria Councillor Marianne Alto and Oak Bay Mayor Nils Jensen. Click here for details.

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Call for revolutionary submissions for Adbusters #121

Hey Wild Ones,

We are working on Adbusters #121 – Manifesto for World Revolution Part 4, and we would like all you writers, artists, activists and shit disturbers out there to send us some of your most inspired stuff.

It looks like this summer is going to be the hottest on record, in many places water is running out and heat waves have already killed thousands. It is time to take a stand and stop the madness with a series of big bang global moments starting with #BillionPeopleMarch December 19, 2015. Let’s welcome our leaders home from Paris with a global moment of truth the likes of which the world has never seen before!

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Flotilla to Gaza Urgent Appeal

Dear Friends of SJS,
Victoria Friends of Cuba calls for your support:


Friends,

Lat Sunday, June 28 a flotilla of four boats carrying humanitarian aid making their way towards Gaza was illegally stopped when Israeli Naval Forces forced their way onto the leading boat the Marianne of Gothenburg.

Various reports state that the Marianne seized by Israeli Forces has been towed to the port of Ashdod while the three remaining boats turned back. 

At least two Canadians, Kevin Neish from Victoria, who many of us know and Robert Lovelace from the Ardoch Algonquin Nation of Ontario were among 20 others on the Marianne.  There has been no contact with the people that were on board of the Marianne. We do not know what their conditions are or how they are being treated. 

The boats were in international waters, broke no international laws and were on a humanitarian mission. This is another act of aggression...

Read more: Flotilla to Gaza Urgent Appeal

Flotilla to Gaza Urgent Appeal

Friends,

Lat Sunday, June 28 a flotilla of four boats carrying humanitarian aid making their way towards Gaza was illegally stopped when Israeli Naval Forces forced their way onto the leading boat the Marianne of Gothenburg.

Various reports state that the Marianne seized by Israeli Forces has been towed to the port of Ashdod while the three remaining boats turned back. 

At least two Canadians, Kevin Neish from Victoria, who many of us know and Robert Lovelace from the Ardoch Algonquin Nation of Ontario were among 20 others on the Marianne.  There has been no contact with the people that were on board of the Marianne. We do not know what their conditions are or how they are being treated. 

The boats were in international waters, broke no international laws and were on a humanitarian mission. This is another act of aggression...

Read more: Flotilla to Gaza Urgent Appeal

urgent rally notice

Flotilla III to Gaza Rally

Demand the “Marianne” be released to proceed to Gaza

and free the participants from Israeli jail.


July 1

Meet at the Emily Carr Statue (Bellevue & Government)

Noon


Four participants from Canada are on board the Flotilla  III: Kevin Neish, an activist and marine engineer from Victoria in British Columbia,  Robert Lovelace, member of the Ardoch Algonquin First Nation, Christian Martel, a trade-unionist and retired letter-carrier from Quebec City,  and Ehab Lotayef, an engineer and poet from Montreal. 



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CAIA Active Members Committee

upcoming opportunities, events, information

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Dear Friends of SJS,

VIDEA is recruiting for 8 funded International Youth Internships!!

Interested in international development? Passionate about Social Justice? Looking for a way to build your international development, women’s studies, sociology, child and youth care, social work, education, public relations, business, communications experience? Looking for a funded overseas internship opportunity?

We are looking for YOU if you are 19-30 years of age and a graduate of a diploma or degree programme. The first VIDEA International Youth Internship Programme positions in Zambia and Tanzania now open for applications. Deadline July 6th.  Check out the VIDEA website to see if one of these internships might be a fit for you or someone that you know. The Programme Description is attached.  For full details, please visit:

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Flotilla boat seized in international waters

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At 02:06AM today (Gaza time) the “Marianne” contacted Freedom Flotilla Coalition (FFC) and informed us that three boats of the Israeli navy had surrounded her in international waters, while sailing approximately 100NM from Gaza coast. After that we lost contact with the “Marianne” and at 05:11AM (Gaza time) the IDF announced that they had “visited and searched” Marianne. They had captured the boat and detained all on board “in international waters” as they admitted themselves. The only positive content in the IDF announcement was that they still recognize that there is a naval blockade of Gaza, despite Netanyahu’s government recent denial that one exists.


We have no reason to believe that Marianne’s capture was “uneventful”, because the last time the IDF said something like that, in 2012, the people on board the “Estelle” were badly tasered and beaten with clubs. Back in 2010,...

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Together we will elect environmental leaders

r1 June 2015   |  Donate  |   Leave a Legacy Facebook icon Twitter icon bannerTogether we will elect environmental leaders

Dear PAOV,

West Coast Environmental Law Association works hard to protect the environment through law. However, one of the barriers toward achieving this goal is a lack of environmental leadership in politics.

With the election around the corner we need to ensure that there are environmental leaders in Ottawa who know what needs to be done and how to do it.

That's why we are partnering with GreenPAC, a...

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[evoz] Victory at B.C./Washington State Border - HUMANITARIAN AID FOR CUBA EN ROUTE WITH THE 2015 CARAVAN TO CUBA!

HUMANITARIAN AID FOR CUBA EN ROUTE WITH THE 2015 CARAVAN TO CUBA!

For the Report and Photos online visit: http://www.vancubasolidarity.com/reports/2015/150627-caravan-crossing.htmlFor the photos on Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/134388871@N07/sets/72157654792635329/
Just before 5pm today, Saturday, June 27, 2015, a van full of humanitarian aid for Cuba crossed the Canada/U.S. border, breaking the illegal, immoral and unjust U.S. blockade against Cuba! This great victory was accompanied by a loud, colourful and energetic rally at the Peace Arch border crossing, which had supporters of Cuba from both British Columbia and Washington State chanting, “Lift the Blockade on Cuba NOW! Abajo el Bloqueo!” as the van full of humanitarian aid entered the U.S. customs area. Our united voices ensured that the all of the humanitarian aid, including wheelchairs, walkers, canes, sewing machines, hand tools and sports equipment continued on the road to Cuba as part of the...

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on their way

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r51 [CdaBoatGaza] Freedom Flotilla III sets sail: #NextPortGaza / La Flottille de la Liberté III: en route pour Gaza
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also see Kevin in 





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Freedom Flotilla III sets sail: #NextPortGaza

Today, June 27th 2015 (4 am in Gaza), four boats of the 2015 the Freedom Flotilla III set sail from their final European points of departure. Through nonviolent resistance they will challenge the illegal blockade of the Palestinian Gaza strip, which is running on its 9th year, sailing as always from international waters directly into Palestinian waters.

The Flotilla is due to reach Gaza in just a few days. Participants on board include 48 people,...

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[evoz] action for El Salvador

Dear CASC, This action alert was distributed at CAFE last night. Please read it & do what you can – postal letters, Emails, phone, fax or visit  (next time you are in Vancouver)   Thanks, Terry

 

Action for El Salvador

BACKGROUND

The government of El Salvador is being sued for $300 million by Oceana Gold, owner of Pacific Rim Mines, based in Vancouver. The company is suing in a little-known court of the WORLD BANK, the Read more: [evoz] action for El Salvador

[evoz] Kevin Neish

Dear CASC friends,

Last night at Cafe Simpatico,  the group present asked CASC to send a message of solidarity, love and wishes for a safe and successful journey to Gaza to our friend and comrade, KEVIN NEISH.

I sent this message this morning as the Freedom Flotilla left Lebanon heading to Gaza.

“Dear Kevin, Everyone at Cafe Simpatico last night asked CASC to send our love, solidarity and wishes for a safe  journey for you and all your fellow-sailors and that you reach Gaza safely. We hold you in our hearts and look forward to your return.  In peace, Terry for CASC”

Background: A converted fishing trawler, the 'Marianne of Gothenburg'  left Sweden in May to join the flotilla and has made numerous stops along its journey around Europe. Marianne is carrying solar panels that would help alleviate the serious problem of electricity in Gaza, as well .as...

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Will you send a message of hope?

 

 

     

Take Action!

One year ago this week, something remarkable happened.

In June of 2014, our brothers and sisters in the Presbyterian Church made a brave choice: they voted at their General Assembly to divest the church from companies that profit from Israel’s illegal occupation.

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Ever been on a solar-powered boat?

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Gun Debate Reignites – Let's Continue To Figh


Brave New Films Great news! In just the first six months of 2015 we have seen multiple major victories; including divestment of teachers pensions from gun manufacturers. Thank you for helping us reach millions of people this year by sharing our work.

Will you donate $10.00 to continue this effort and propel us to even more victories the second half of the year?

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Vote public health care in 2015

NationBuilder r1 British Columbia Health Coalition Election_LOGO_with_date_FINAL.jpgDear Paov --

We’re less than four months away from a federal election that could change Canadian public health care forever.

Lack of federal leadership on public health care has brought our system to a breaking point. It’s hard for many of us to get a family doctor. The Conservative government plans to cut 36 billion dollars from health care starting in 2017 [1]. The current federal government refuses to negotiate a new health agreement with the provinces [2], and Dr. Brian Day is trying to bring US-style care...

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Are recent attacks on BC's farmland legal? We need your voice today.

r1 This month we bring you stories of our work, from one resident

[evoz] This Saturday Picnic & Rally 4 Caravan to Cuba @ Peace Arch Park (Eng/Esp)

Hello Victoria friends!I hope you are all well.
This Saturday June 27, the Pastors for Peace Caravan to Cuba is leaving Vancouver, crossing the U.S./Canada border to begin its journey down to Cuba! It would be great if you could join us at Peace Arch Park for the border crossing this year. As you know, and some of you were there, at the border crossing 3 years ago all of the aid was stopped at the border and was only allowed through after 24hrs of protesting and a big media campaign. We need your support again this year! I will be arranging a carpool from Victoria to Vancouver so if you would like to join us but need a ride please email or call me and we can arrange it.The email announcement for the border crossing is below.

My...

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