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See you tomorrow at Turning the Tides!

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Join the CYCC for a conversation about the youth climate justice movement




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PAOV --

Since 2006 The Canadian Youth Climate Coalition has mobilized and supported young people in Canada to tackle one of the biggest challenges of our generation - the climate crisis. Over the past 10 years, we’ve seen how the youth climate justice movement has changed and grown, and we think this is the perfect time for a conversation about the future of this movement of movements. 
Join the CYCC over the next month for a series of conversations about the needs, wants, values, identities and principles of the youth climate justice movement in ‘Canada’ and help shape a new support structure for the youth climate justice movement. We want to hear from you about your experience in the youth climate justice movement, so here are some opportunities to connect with us:

Help shape the future of our movement by filling out this survey.

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Upcoming SJS Annual LectuRestoring the Circle of Life this Region - October 13

Dear Friends of SJS,
Please join us for the Annual Social Justice Lecture and opening keynote of the Common Vision, Common Action conference. Information about the lecture and conference is provided below. Thank you!

 

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Restoring the Circle of Life in This Region:
Indigenous Perspectives for Social and Ecological Justice

 

Friday October 13 @ 7:00 pm

University of Victoria, Hickman Bldg Auditorium

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W̱SÁNEĆ activist Paul Cheoketen Wagner shares his perspective on the movement for social and ecological justice in the Salish Sea bioregion. He draws from his cultural work as a Coast Salish story-teller and his community organizing work encouraging municipalities around Puget Sound and the...

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upcoming events

Dear Friends of SJS,
Tonight:

Meet Me At The Source of the Nile Speakers Event

THURSDAY september 21st Please join us for an evening of story sharing -
Thursday, September 21st
7:00pm
First Peoples House, UVic
In May of this year, Indigenous Elders and allies converged in Jinja, Uganda at the source of the Nile, the place known as the Cradle of Humanity. This Confluence, provided a spiritual meeting place where Indigenous knowledge from all corners of the...

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Emergency blimp action

I need your help. I’ve been working all week on a stunt to influence NAFTA negotiators in Ottawa - but I just got an email saying it’s fallen through. 

Negotiators and trade representatives converging on Ottawa to kick-off the third round of NAFTA negotiations.

This is a critical moment in our campaign. We have a chance to flood the city with messages against toxic corporate rights rules known as investor state dispute settlement provisions (ISDS), and to drive our people-powered agenda to the front and centre of NAFTA talks.

Our friends in the US were going to lend us a giant 'STOP ISDS' blimp to fly over Ottawa so we could carry your message all over the city and get it in front of negotiators  —by launching it on Parliament Hill, greeting negotiators at the airport, and flying it over the offices where they’ll be working. Only problem? The blimp’s held up in the States, and it can’t get here in time.

I’ve been scrambling for the last 15 hours, calling vendors and pulling out my hair out trying to find a way to make this blimp happen — and I finally found one. A local business in Ottawa can turn around a 25 foot blimp in just 2 days, but to secure the rental we need to raise enough to pay for it within 24 hours

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[evoz] Kuruara: People of the River (Peru) save the date!!!

Mining Justice Action Committee (MJAC) and Central American Support Committee (CASC) present:   Karuara: People of the River (Peru)   Tuesday October 24th at 7 pm-9 pm First Metropolitan United Church 932 Balmoral Rd (at Quadra) Room 200 (upstairs)   Panelists: Mari Luz Canaquiri, an indigenous Kukama leader from Peru’s Amazon, and president of the Kukama Women’s Federation. Miguel Araoz, a Peruvian artist and film maker from the Andes mountains. Stephanie Boyd, Canadian film maker who resides in Peru.   Miguel and Stephanie are supporting Mari Luz and the women’s federation in their struggle to defend the Amazon’s rivers from big oil and other mega development projects. The speakers will present a book of stories about the origins of the rivers and the “karuara” — river spirits who live underneath the waters and protect the indigenous...

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This Weekend! Green Energy Doors Open 2017


BCSEA is a non-profit society that relies on memberships to advance the low-carbon economy. Will you please join us?

Dear PAOV,

It’s not too late to join in a free event at the Green Energy Doors Open weekend! On September 22nd, 23rd and 24th, tour one, or more, of the wonderful sustainable energy and green building projects around BC.

There are over 25 events  already listed, with tours taking place in Vancouver, Victoria, Nanaimo, Kamloops, the South Peace, Kelowna, Galiano Island, Saltspring Island, Burnaby, Delta, North Vancouver and Saanich. Get out and visit one of the diverse projects, including a major office retrofit, dairy farm biogas, university research centre, community solar energy system, home energy upgrades and more!  

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Photo: Your ad in the Hill Times

Dear PAOV,

Thanks for participating in our issue survey last week. Thanks to 233 donations from the Leadnow community, we turned the results into a full page ad in the Hill Times newspaper. Here’s what MPs saw when they opened the paper this morning:  

Last week you weighed in on which issues on the fall Parliamentary agenda were most important to you. Then, hundreds of Leadnow members chipped in to get the issues in front of MPs' faces through an ad in the Hill Times, a newspaper widely read by Parliament Hill insiders. 

Your ad calls on the Liberals to do three things this fall:

  1. Do even more to roll back the worst parts of Harper’s secret police bill, C51
  2. Remove toxic ISDS provisions from NAFTA, and 
  3. Ensure safe, clean water for all First Nations communities

According to the Hill Times itself, these...

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Watch our new video: Living Indigenous environmental laws

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Wondering Whats Up In The Woods? Find out at Patagonia Victoria!

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Reminder! Green Energy Doors Open 2017


BCSEA is a non-profit society that relies on memberships to advance the low-carbon economy. Will you please join us?

Dear PAOV,

It’s not too late to join in a free event at the Green Energy Doors Open weekend! On September 22nd, 23rd and 24th, tour one, or more, of the wonderful sustainable energy and green building projects around BC.

In the Metro Vancouver region?  Join us Thursday Sept 21 for the GEDO launch event social! With guest speaker Matt Horne from the City of Vancouver.  

Tickets are available online now

 

There are over 25 events  already listed, with tours taking...

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Jam-packed week of eco-socialist causes coming up!

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Stop the Ajax mine

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Upcoming workshops and meetings

NationBuilder r1 PIPE UP Network Dear Paov --

The PIPE UP Network has been busy planning!
We have a number of upcoming workshops and meetings that we want to see you at.

First, we are hosting two de-escalation workshops over the next two weeks. These are for anyone looking to increase their ability to work within conflict.

1) September 21- De-escalation in Langley @ Windsong co-housing (20543 96th Avenue, Langley) starting at 7pm.
2) September 28 - De-escalation in Chilliwack @ Sardis Library (5819 Tyson Road, Chilliwack) starting at 6pm

Second, we are hosting meetings to organize keeping an eye on Kinder Morgan, to make sure we know...

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Register today for the next BCSEA webinar!


BCSEA is a non-profit society that relies on memberships to advance the low-carbon economy. Will you please join us?

Dear PAOV,


Join us for the next FREE webinar of BCSEA's 2017 Webinar Series, “The Energy Step Code and Climate Leadership”, on September 29th from 12pm - 1pm PT.

This past spring, the Province of British Columbia enacted the BC Energy Step Code, a building performance regulation that charts a course to 2032, when all new construction in the province will be "net-zero-energy ready." By choosing to adopt one or more steps of the standard, local governments can steadily ratchet up requirements for building energy efficiency, helping both participating communities and the province meet energy conservation and greenhouse-gas-reduction goals. In...

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Supa's open letter

Dear PAOV,

When MPs return from summer break next week the Conservatives and their new leader Andrew Scheer will be ramping up divisive, fear-mongering attacks on asylum seekers, Omar Khadr and the Liberals’ new tax reform plan.[1]

We’ve seen time after time how the Conservatives will stop at nothing to maximize their political advantage by stoking fears and trying to divide us. But we’re not going to let them win.

Leadnow can play a powerful role in countering the Conservative spin while holding the Liberals accountable for their progressive promises. 

We want to cut through the noise send a clear message to the government about what the Leadnow community’s priorities are for the fall - but we need you to weigh in. If 5000 people respond to the survey, we’ll deliver the results to MPs in the form of an open letter in the Hill Times newspaper. 

Here is a list what we expect to be on the agenda in Ottawa this fall.[2] Will you tell us which of these issues is most important to you for our open letter? 

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[evoz] CAFE SIMPATICO COFFEE AVAILABLE

CAFE SIMPATICO COFFEE AVAILABLE

Allen has just  bagged a fresh roast of our Cafe Simpatico coffee: organic, fair trade, med-dark beans from Nicaragua.  Call Allen at 250 384- 0477 to get yours. Still only $13/ 454 g. A full pound.

It will also be available as ever at Cafe Simpatico night on Sept. 29 at  1923 Fernwood Road. Great presentation, live music and ...

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A Tribe Called Red - We Are The Halluci Nation Is Now On Vinyl!


Hi friends!

We are at here this weekend! 09/16 - Victoria, BC - Rifflandia Festival

It’s been a while since we last reached out but we have some BIG news, today we released We Are The Halluci Nation as a double vinyl! We've made a run of limited edition; green and yellow copies as well as regular black. We made sure to add Stadium Pow Wow and Suplex to the record and had it remastered so it sounds great on your record player! If you'd like to purchase the deluxe vinyl or a bundle, head here! If you are in Canada, it's also available in a record store near you.

We've also added a new item to our merchandise collection, baby onesies! They're available in 6, 12, and 18 months and can be purchased on our online store alongside shirts, hoodies, patches and totebags.

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We need a media that doesnt just assume priv



rabble.ca 15th anniversary. rabble.ca logo "Activists, like the ones I call “water warriors”, can’t win their struggles without a media that brings under-reported facts and critical analysis to the surface. We need a media that doesn’t just assume privatization makes sense for public goods. We need a media that doesn’t turn away from urgent environmental issues. We need a media that doesn’t literally endorse Harper and give Trudeau a pass. Good thing we have rabble.ca, news for the rest of us. Like you I turn to rabble.ca as a key source of crucial news and analysis."

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