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Bogus promises

In yesterday’s throne speech, Christy Clark’s BC Liberals showed just how desperate they are to regain power. They’ve suddenly reversed their position on a number of policies -- issues they’ve never cared about before, from banning big money, and raising welfare rates to providing affordable childcare. [1]
 
So, what inspired the change of heart? One of Clark’s own MLAs flat-out admitted that “for sure, it’s about votes”. [2]
 
Clark is betting that if she can get a flood of positive press coverage of her bogus promises, she can win back the key voters that could carry her to victory in the next election.

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Upcoming events

Dear Friends of SJS,
The Vic Theatre showing "The Stairs" tonight and this weekend. Check it out.



Tix: thevic.ca/item/the-stairs
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Tues, June 27 at noon: SJS Student Wes Carroll Confab at Jazzfest, in Centennial Square

If you are downtown at lunch hour this coming Tuesday, come on out to this free concert, which is part of Victoria Jazzfest.

In this rendition Andrew Greenwood joins the confabulation, on tenor sax.

Here are the details:

https://jazzvictoria.ca/jazz-fest/event/wes-carroll-confabulation-0  




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EVENTS - June 22 - 28th

Dear Friends of SJS,
Check out the great upcoming events:

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Rally for rental housing

THURSDAY JUNE 22ND

We are experiencing a housing crisis! There is virtually nowhere to rent in Victoria, and rental prices have jumped significantly in the last year. We need solutions now!

One solution that is being considered by Victoria city council on Thursday, June 22: a moratorium on the demolition of affordable rental buildings, pending the development of policies to encourage the retention and...

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[HumanRights] Israeli occupied USA

Below is some of the harassment our Palestinian/US colleagues go through.

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I spent 40 hours on grueling travel between Palestine and the USA and my
documents (and luggage) were checked 15-20 times along the way. The Israeli
occupied United States is not much different from Israeli occupied
Palestine. I will not bore you with details of going from Bethlehem to
Jordan. I do want to tell you that US security agents were at the exit from
the Amman-Chicago flight waiting for me checking IDs and when the one
checking my ID announced “we got him” loud enough for the other passenger
to hear, four of them escorted me to get my checked-in luggage and then to
a special security area where agents went through everything I had
thoroughly. They looked through my note book/diary and also copied my
speaking schedule. When I got my boarding pass for Chicago to Denver...

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Bob Dylan canceled

CAIA  Active Committee wrote emails to Save On Foods Memorial Centre and the Mayor and Council about his hate speech regarding Palestine and flagrant support of Israel.  Numerous examples were cited.

Wonder if it had a little effect?  We were ready to picket.

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We Need Your Help this Summer! Make the Campaign for PR Visible in your Community


Can you do a Fair Vote Canada table at a local festival or event this summer?

Dear PAOV,

This fight for a fair, proportional voting system isn't over. The past year has only made us stronger.

Together, we came so far.

Fair Vote Canada supporters, alongside hundreds of thousands of Canadians, participated in consultations with a clear message to the government - asking the Liberals to fulfil their own election promise to make every vote count. At the end of an intensive six months, the facts showed that an overwhelming majority of experts and citizens supported implementing proportional representation, and good models were presented to the committee. 

Read more: We Need Your Help this Summer! Make the Campaign for PR Visible in your Community

[Canadian-BDS-Coalition] Activists: Participate in Amnesty's Occupation @ 50 Campaign

An important campaign

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Activists:
Participate in the Occupation @ 50 Campaign.


Amnesty International’s research team in East Jerusalem and Amnesty Canada’s IOTP cogroup are asking for your participation in a one year campaign launched last week to mark the 50th anniversary of the Israeli occupation of the West Bank and Gaza Strip.

We are calling on Canada to ban Israeli settlement goods from our markets, and to stop companies domiciled in our country from operating in settlements or trading in settlement goods.


Condemning 50 years of settlements, 50 years of war crimes, is no longer enough....

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JUNE 2017 - BCSEA Monthly - Green Energy Doors Open, Fortis Community Solar Project and More

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Green Energy Doors Open in British Columbia

Green Energy Doors Open is back for another weekend of inspiring tours and events on September 22nd, 23rd and 24th, creating a wonderful opportunity to showcase sustainable energy and green building projects around BC. 

 

BCSEA is seeking residents, businesses and community groups and members of the public sector willing to hold events, give tours of sustainable energy projects, share stories of success, and inspire British Columbians to adopt a sustainable way of living. Both hosting an event and participating as a guest is free of charge!

 

We've already got fabulous tours set up in Victoria, Vancouver and Kamloops....

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3 Important Actions in the Next 2 Weeks at the Legislature!

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Climate chaos cannot be ignored

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Events June 15-21

Dear Friends of SJS,




Victoria Friends of Cuba present:
SOCIAL JUSTICE FILM NIGHT:  MORE THAN A PIPELINE
a film by Lex Olthof and Robert Bridgeman
7 pm Thursday June 15th2994 Douglas BCGEU Hall
admission by donation
This film is about 500 years of suppression of the First Nations by the US Government and how the situation at Standing Rock is the next chapter in this ongoing genocide.  The film is about the pipeline, corporations, and the banks.  It’s about the genocide (from the Wounded Knee massacre until today), about the veterans, the role of the women, the power of prayer, and the rise of the Great Sioux Nation.
The story is told by interviews with water protectors, headsman of the Oceti Sakowin and other stakeholders.  The story goes from the start of the violence in September 2016 until the raids of the camps in February 2017.  
All money raised...

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Social Justice Film Night

This is from our supporting group.  It is very timely in support of the indigenous people.  We are also emphasizing the Rights of the indigenous people of Palestine.

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Hi friends,At 7pm Thursday, June 15 we will be showing another great film. This will be our last film until we resume our normal schedule in September. 
We don't have our film night in July since we will hold our annual celebration/commemoration of the start of the Cuban Revolution. This year it will be on Saturday, July 29. There will be speeches, music and food for the occasion. We will send more info. on it as we get closer to the date.
Our finale this month will be:"More than a Pipeline" by Lex Olthof and Robert Bridgemanhas which has just been released. We have the privileged of being one of the 1st audiences to...

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Help elect Nathalie Chambers to Saanich Council





PAOV --

I’m writing to encourage you to get involved in the campaign to elect Nathalie Chambers as a strong, independent voice for sustainability in the upcoming Saanich by-election.

All around the world, the status quo is changing. Voters are throwing out old governments and their corporate agendas. Activists are standing up for their communities and environment. Everywhere you look, people are searching for a new vision. It’s a time of political change, a time of political hope.

Read more: Help elect Nathalie Chambers to Saanich Council

Don't miss out!


Coming up this month: art night, workshops and a clothing swap!
 

June Newsletter


Need some new clothes, information about your rights at work or art for you wall? We have tons of exciting events coming up throughout the next month and we don't want you to miss out.  Want to invite some friends along? Share Tweet Forward

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PRESS RELEASE: Municipal candidate Nathalie Chambers receives Saanich Environmental Award

PRESS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


Municipal candidate Nathalie Chambers receives Saanich Environmental Award 


June 12, 2017


SAANICH, BC— Nathalie Chambers, a candidate in the upcoming by-election to Saanich Council, along with her husband David Chambers, will receive an award in local Sustainability for their life-long work encouraging food security, bio-diversity and habitat preservation in Saanich. 


Having been nominated by the Saanich Environment and Natural Areas Advisory Committee,this award recognizes the inspiring example of Madrona Farm and the leadership Nathalie and David have shown protecting and improving farmland and local ecosystems across the region.


Award recipients will gather for a reception at Saanich Municipal Hall at 6:00 pm on Monday June 12, 2017, followed by the award ceremony at 7:00 pm, where the award will be presented by Mayor Richard Atwell.

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Social Justice Bus Tours Project

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Social Justice Historical Bus Tour Youth Project Opportunities

Did you know that CRAB Park stands for "Create A Real Available Park?" Or that Coal Harbour was once home to the only Hawaiian community in Vancouver? Are you interested in learning more about the untold stories of Vancouver? Join our Social Justice Bus Tour youth team and gain experience in community engagement, facilitation, and applying a social justice lens to local history!

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Summer SEA Events That Are Sure to Sizzle!  

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Social Justice Movie Night

June 15, Thursday "More Than a Pipeline"

Hi friends,Our monthly Social Justice Film Night is coming up for Thursday, June 15. We have another great film we are showing.
"More than a Pipeline" by Lex Olthof and Robert Bridgemanhas has just been released a few days ago and we will be seeing it before many others. The second showing of the film will be in Victoria since it's been released.
We will also be privileged to have the music director of the film, John Akerman Ozguc to introduce the film. 
We hope you can join us.
Always in solidarity,Victoria Friends of Cuba

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[IJV members] Please like our video, sign our petition and share it with your contacts!

This is important information from Independent Jewish Voices.


Watch and share " target="_blank">IJV's latest video with your contacts on social media.
 
Please 'like' and share from IJV's Facebook post.
Please 'like' and retweet IJV's tweet
Sign IJV's latest petition against the JNF. 

Tyler Levitan, Campaigns Coordinator / Coordonnateur des campagnes Independent Jewish Voices Canada / Voix juives indépendantes Canada is leaving IJV for other activities.  CAIA members will miss his aid in publicizing the plight of the indigenous Palestinians.

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