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LEFT COAST EVENTS - Victoria & Islands - January 3rd, 2005 PDF Print E-mail
Justice News
Tuesday, 04 January 2005 05:10
1. Signs Out of Time - about Marija Gimbutas - Jan 4th
2. Spilt Milk Comedy Theatre - Tuesdays
3. Public Forum - Canada & Missiles - Jan 7th
4. fifty fifty arts collective - Jan 7th & onward
5. Communities Solidarity Coalition - mtg - Jan 10th
6. Movie Monday - Metallica - Jan 10th
7. Give to the Earth - CityGreen Energuides
8. About the Indigos - film - Jan 29 & 30th
9. NonViolent Communication - workshop - Jan 29 & 30th
10. Youth Against Racism - theatre group - Jan-June 05
11. Art Lover's Affair - sale - Feb 5th
12. Cafe Cultura - search for talent - Feb 17th
13. Autism Workshop - Feb 26th - Nanaimo
14. Green Party Update
15. Peace Building - training - March-April - Romania
16. EcoNews Excerpts
17. Wilderness Committee News
18. Building Democracy - search for volunteers
19. Australian woman facing death penalty
20. Tsunami Resources from Straight Goods
21. Tre Arrow National Speaking Tour
22. eVoz Mailing List

contributions, considerations, concerns:


* From: ckinch < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >


Engineers Without Borders weekly educational meetings on Mondays at 7:00 in Hickman (formally CIT) rm 110


* From: "Leonard Thornton" < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >

Ongoing meditation group, conducted by Leonard Thornton for the past 25 years. Open to all who are sincerely interested in individual awakening and planetary healing and transformation. Group meets Tuesday evenings from 7:30-9 PM. For more information, call Leonard at 598-4303.


* From: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Cafe Spirituality: Open discussions and sharing on a broad range of spiritual topics. Bring your suggestions. Bring your questions. Wednesdays at 7 pm at James Bay Coffee and Books, 143 Menzies (opposite Thrifty's). By donation or buy a coffee. For more information call 360-0052.


* Wednesday Night Peace Vigils at the Legislature - 7:00 - 8:00 pm - Everyone Welcome!


* The Victoria Folk Music Society offers live music every Sunday night at 7:30 pm, 1110 Hillside. Info: www.pacificcoast.net/~vfms or http://www.jeffwarner.com


* Cool Aid Society is conducting a homeless count in January
http://www.coolaid.org


* Media Net is collecting submissions of films and videos (30 minutes or less) produced on the islands within the last few years. There'll be a three night festival at UVic's Cinecenta in March. For info write This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 250-381-4428.


* Margaret Drysdale, Victoria Street Newz current affairs adviser, would love to hear from you. Check her out in the Street Newz archives - http://streetnewz.communitypipe.org, - watch the Beverly Hillbillies weekdays at 3 pm on channel 49, and send your queries or concerns by January 15th for the February edition.


* Some of what I learned about charities and their advocacy abilities at an IMPACS workshop
http://www.victoria.indymedia.org/news/2004/12/35634.php.


* HumanHorizons.Net is a non-government, all-volunteer online community, whose aim is to connect people in the developing world with the resources needed to build sustainable communities. If you're computer literate, with an international focus, and interested in being part of a new team of international editors providing a non-partisan voice through a website and on-line radio, contact John at 250-381-7843 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it - http://humanhorizons.net/


* From: Gila Svirsky < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >

We invite you to visit the websites of some Coalition member organizations:


Bat Shalom http://www.batshalom.org
MachsomWatch http://www.machsomwatch.org
New Profile http://www.newprofile.org
And check out our new website http://www.coalitionofwomen.org in English, Hebrew, and Arabic.


* From: Rafah today < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >


Words are not enough to express about what has been going on here.. Have a look at what is happening right now at Khanyounis refugee Camp. Have a look at the result of the international silence towards what has been going on here.


The children of Khanyounis refugee Camp appeals to you and all free people to stop what is happening at these moments, in the name of the "democratic countries".


For more information please visit www.rafahtoday.org.


* From: Rita < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >


Thanks for being one of the more than 40,000 people who signed the original petition against privatization at http://petitiononline.com/publicpc or on paper. If you know of other people who have not yet signed this petition feel free to encourage them to become involved in this campaign.

* From: "Bob Wilson" < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >


In Port Alberni we are dependent on the BC Ferries (for the goods we require, travel, medical transportation etc.) If you wish to continue to have BC Ferries serve Vancouver Island, it is important to know about teh Changes to the Coast Ferry Act because it IMPACTS All of us. (Read article that follows and then consider doing the 3 actions that follow:


1. Go to www.saveourferries.com and get informed, and sign the online petition.
2. Write Gillian Trumper (Alberni-Qualicum) or Harold Long, our MLA, and demand changes in the legislation.
3. Write to the newspaper (AV Times and send your article to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it (Letter to the Editor).


* From: Brooke Watson < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >


When the government survey on how to spend the budget surplus arrived at my house I didn't respond. They probably wouldn't pay attention anyway, as in many
other things, like that racist referendum on treaty rights. Hearing that only 1.6 million people received the surplus survey however made my hackles rise. I called Gary Collins' office (387 3751) and requested 6 copies be mailed to my house, one for all of us low income
folk whose opinion wasn't requested. Mine will specifically suggest affordable housing be a priority. The ministers' office was very accomodating and even expedited the parcel to me with more copies than I had asked for! It seems they have plenty left and I think it would be delightful if they were inundated with calls from the low income folks they are trying
to exclude. Hopefully they won't spend the surplus on postage . . . That's Gary Collins at 387 3751. If you don't have access to a phone, or a mailing address why not drop into the Ministry of Finance office in the public library courtyard, ask for the surplus survey
and put in your two cents for low income housing, or whatever.


* From: Karen Wonders < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >


See our Christmas Appeal to the BC Premier, in support of the Friends of Cathedral Grove.
Thanks to Annette and Ron for the photo.
Mit freundlichen Gr??en
Karen and Stephan


http://www.cathedralgrove.se/text/11-whatsnew.htm


"BC Government and Weyerhaeuser Reach a Secret
Deal to add New Lands to Cathedral Grove"
http://www.cathedralgrove.se/text/11-whatsnew.htm


* From: Karin Scarth < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >

Please note that there will not be a new issue of Tapestry until
mid-February, so mark your calendars when you see something good (like the
annual ICA book sale January 22, or Cafe Cultura, February 17!)
http://www.icavictoria.org/Tapestry.htm


* From: "working TV" < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >

Canadian Bolsheviks - The Early Years of the Communist Party of Canada
http://www.workingtv.com


* From: Shunka Wakan < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >


Things are going strong down here in Humboldt County, CA, with several tree-sits and a very active North Coast Earth First! movement.
Check out our website at www.northcoastearthfirst.org and our Yahoo! group site and listserver at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/northcoastearthfirst/

* From: Linda Grisley < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >

Mel Hurtig is pleased to announce that administration of the email distribution list is moving to www.vivelecanada.ca. Due to the overwhelming response of our membership, we have reached the capacity of Linda Grisley's computer and have graduated to web based support at Vive. Our thanks to ViveLeCanada's Susan Thompson and Jesse Van Herk for their offer to host our services and their help in setting us up.


* From: "MOMS ON THE MOVE" < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >

There is a fair bit of background and discussion about the "don't cure us" issue at the URL below.
http://www.autistics.org/


* From: < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >


My address book has fallen into an abyss. My computer has been losing hundreds of
letters that I had yet to deal with and now my address book is also lost in
cyberspace. Could you please post a note on any mass groups that you communicate
with that anyone who wishes to remain in contact with me should drop a line to
This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


* From: rose henry < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >

You can check out my blogspot. The address is http://rosehenry.blogspot.com


* From: "Susan Stroud" < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >


In 1963/4 my father went to Egypt as one of Canada's first peacekeepers. He went to a little town called El Al Arish. He was gone for so long that when he came back I walked right past him at the Calgary airport (I was 7). It was dangerous and lonely for him so far away from home. His commander was blown up right in front of him when his jeep hit a landmine. He entertained himself with a jigsaw puzzle we sent him. One night his mud hut just washed away. There was no phone connection to Canada in those days, it was a month before his first letter could reach us.


We have men and women very far from their families tonight and they need us.


All you have to do is go to http://www.forces.gc.ca and click on Write to the Troops. There are 1400 Canadians currently serving overseas--wouldn't it be nice if they got dozens of letters each over the holidays and into the New Year?

* From: "Johannes DeViet" < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >


Please visit our Web site: http://www.gamblingwatch.ca


* From: GreenFacts Press < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >


Health effects of dioxins: get the reliable facts from http://www.GreenFacts.org

* From: "boiling frog" < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >

Hi Janine, please consider sending this out on your list - http://www.boilingfrog.ca

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1. SIGNS OUT OF TIME: THE STORY OF MARIJA GIMBUTAS

Druidic High Art Priestess Ann-Rosemary Conway has recently returned from a visit to Maui, and will share some interesting thoughts on the symbolism of the recent tsunami in Asia....Personally, I'm very excited about it...


We will be donating the net proceeds from the evening to the Red Cross Tsunami Fund.


If you are planning to attend, please come early to avoid disappointment.


What: OPEN CINEMA presents Signs Out of Time: The Story of Marija Gimbutas
When: 7pm, Tuesday January 4th 2005 (Doors at 5.30pm)
Where: Hermann's Jazz Club, 753 View Street (for dinner reservations call 388-9166)


Cost: $5 donation


OPEN CINEMA explores the Sacred Feminine with Signs Out of Time on January 4th, 2005


Victoria, BC - On Tuesday January 4th 2005, OPEN CINEMA will welcome the new year by examining evidence of an ancient culture based on harmony and peace in balance with Nature. This inspiring evening will begin with a screening of Donna Read and Starhawk's powerful new documentary Signs Out of Time: the story of archaeologist Marija Gimbutas, followed by an open forum discussion with Canadian artist, Sacred Feminine ritualist and Gimbutas scholar Ann-Rosemary Conway, social anthropologist Marjorie Mitchell and archaeologist Brenda Clark.


When Gimbutas died in 1994, she was already considered to be one of the most influential archaeologists of the 20th century. During her career, she excavated a huge number of goddess statues and artefacts, leading her to develop controversial theories about a peaceful, egalitarian and Goddess-centred society in Neolithic "Old Europe" at the dawn of civilization. Her excavations and interpretations suggested that women had high status and power in a society that existed for thousands of years without war.


"This was a long-lasting period of remarkable creativity and stability, an age free of strife." said Gimbutas "Through an understanding of what the Goddess was, we can better understand nature and we can build our ideologies so it will be easier for us to live." Her theories have been widely acclaimed by feminists, artists, dancers, novelists, and by many historians and archaeologists. But they have also been attacked by other scholars, her methods criticized, and her interpretations denied. The debate is of far more than mere historical interest, for Gimbutas' work cuts to the heart of basic questions about human nature and possibilities. Are human beings innately aggressive and dominating, doomed to live in violence and destroy each other and the earth? Or are we capable of creating cultures based on co-operation and peace?


For more information:
Mandy Leith
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(250) 882-7441


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2. SPILT MILK COMEDY THEATRE


1. Spilt Milk Comedy Theatre Production's next FAMILY FUN SERIES performance will be at 2:00 pm Sunday January 30th, 2005 at the Gibson Auditorium (room 216 of the Young Bldg on Camosun's Lansdowne Campus). Admission is $5.00 at the door. Fun for the entire family.


2. THE MILK JUGgernauts are a polite, yet strangely disturbed group of adults. They are currently performing excerpts from their own psychological profiles, laced with small acts of defiance and occasionally even comedy on Tuesday nights from 8:00 - 10:00 pm at The OLD BAILEY Pub, located at 777 Courtenay Street. There is laughter but no cover charge!


3. Snail Mail to: Spilt Milk Comedy Theatre Productions; 10 - 1120 Summit Avenue; Victoria, British Columbia, V8T 2P7; (250) 479-3374; This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ; www.spiltmilkcomedy.com


From: SPILT MILK COMEDY < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >


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CANADA AND MISSILES: A PUBLIC FORUM


Should Canada participate in the U.S. administration's strategic missile system? Share your views and ask questions of panelists:


- David Anderson, Member of Parliament for Victoria


- Bill Weston, colonel (retd.) Canadian Armed Forces and consultant in strategic planning (defence and aerospace)


- Jillian Skeet, international affairs consultant


Moderator: Mary-Wynne Ashford, internationally known writer and speaker on issues of peace and disarmament


7:00 p.m.,
Friday, January 7
Garry Oak Room, Fairfield Community Place
1335 Thurlow


Organized by Montrose Avenue Citizens


Contact: Larry Hannant 380-0462
Ray Zimmermann 386-6505


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4. FIFTY FIFTY ARTS COLLECTIVE


Upcoming Events . . .


Friday, January 7th. Vin Cat, Run Chico Run, The Shapes and Sizes.


Friday, January 8th. 16th. Andrew Dick art show.


Tuesday, January 11th. Shock Corridor Cinema returns with Vincent Gallo's (BUFFALO 66) strongly villified film, THE BROWN BUNNY (90min; 2003). Variety's review of an early Cannes festival cut called the film "crotch gazing" while roger Ebert suggested it "was the worst film presented at Cannes Ever!" prompting an indignant gallo to put a curse on Ebert's nether regions. Gallo vowed to never make another film again; then proceeded to recut it (scaling it down from its original two hour + version) and has since been distributing it in small dropletts at art cinemas and film societies around the globe with an uncompermising X rating.


Perhaps the most misunderstood film of the past 10 years, Gallo's minimalist film plays out like the best of Antonioni while additionally borowing from the likes of Tarkovsky and to a lesser extent, Abbas Kiarostamai. A beautifully paced road film about a motorcycle racer longing for connection as he bereives the loss of a mysterious love object. Blasted for its explicit blow job sequence and excessive long shots, the film is highly conscious of narrative structure as the film's use of transparent screens and infamous "money shot" reveals a reflexive and introspective cinema that we have not seen from an American filmmaker for some time. highly original provoking cinema.


please note: 18+ for this screening


January 21st. New Works by Leif Parker.


January 22nd. Lee Hutzulak (formerly of Dixies Death Pool).
http://www.leehutzulak.com/


January 25th. Shock Corridor Cinema. program TBA.


Thursday, January 27th. "Play With Yourself" Solo Tour:
Billy the Kid (of Billy and The Lost Boys, Calgary);
Malcolm Bauld (of The Frenetics, Montreal)
and David P. Smith (solo).
http://www.myspace.com/billythekid
http://www.malcolmbauld.com/Malcolm_Bauld.html


Friday, January 28th (please note change of day):
-New Music Series continues. program TBA.


Friday, Febuary 11th: Victoria Independent Film & Video Festival Shin Dig, curated by filmmaker, Brian MacDonald.


Late Febuary: Sea Legs (formerly StupidHead) plus guests.
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the fifty fifty is located at 2516 Douglas St. (at Bay)
contact: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


the fifty fifty web site is currently under construction but nevertheless updated regularly.
http://thefiftyfifty.org


thanks for reading and happy holidays.


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5. COMMUNITIES SOLIDARITY COALITION


The next CSC meeting


Monday, Jan. 10th, 2005
7pm.
HEU offices, 201-415 Gorge Rd E


From: "Bob Wilson" < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >


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DEMO THE LEGISLATURE!


February 15th Victoria


Tuesday February 15th the Liberals make their Speech from the Throne and APC will be there! Over the years the mass 'Fight back' against the Liberals has all but died away. Grass root organizations that struggle for real justice have refused to retreat and have been fighting the Liberals and the agenda of social cleansing tooth and nail. We call on all such individuals and organizations to take our struggle to Victoria, to the Legislature, to the Liberals themselves and let them now loud and clear ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!


Preparations for a coordinated political disruption of that day have begun.


We will, threw the many contacts we have established across the province, disrupted as many Liberal government offices as possible. We encourage individuals and groups unable to join us in Victoria to target local offices and disrupt them either physically or by jamming their fax and phone lines.


The offices we will target will be management and we will ensure that none of the few services still available to the people are effected. If you or your group would like to take on an office contact us and we will provide you with all the information you will need.


Fundraising will be essential to finance the trip across the Straight. We call on financially able supporters to pitch in some money to pay for busses, boat and food. We will work on raising enough funds to be able to provide free transportation for those who can not afford the trip on their own. We estimate the cost of one person to be fifty dollars. Please contact APC to make a financial contribution in solidarity.


Leading up to the day of protest a lot of support will be needed to pull this off. To get involved in the planning, show up to APC meetings. Have meetings in your own groups and communities. Research government offices in your area.


The APC does not pretend to take ownership of the anger of poor people. We are just a group of people doing what we can with any means available.


Solidarity is what gives us all power. The demands made on this day of protest will be the unified demands of the people. By working in solidarity with one another we will defeat this government and fight for real justice and dignity. United we will win!


To contact APC call our office at 604.682.2726. E-mail us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or go to our website at http://apc.resist.ca


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6. MOVIE MONDAY


Jan 10 METALLICA: SOME KIND OF MONSTER* The film that redefines group therapy. Even if you avoid Heavy Metal music this film will draw you in. This feature documentary is about life off the road, and off the rails, for the mega-selling metal rock band. The filmmakers worked for almost two years, during a turbulent and disturbing time in the group's long career. When egos clash during the recording of a new album, the group's label hires a high-priced therapist to sort through the conflict (as time goes on the therapist takes himself so seriously he ostensibly becomes part of the band). The movie captures sometimes funny, sometimes uncomfortable scenes of the creative process, and also includes interviews with old and new band members, as well as the lead-singer-in-rehab scenario.
http://www.somekindofmonster.com/ R (for language)


6:30 pm
Eric Martin Pavilion,
Jubilee Hospital (Fort & Richmond)


by donation


More info - 595-FLIC or http://www.islandnet.com/mm


From: Bruce Saunders < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >


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7. IT'S NEVER TOO LATE TO GIVE TO THE EARTH


Choose a CityGreen EnerGuide for Houses
Home Energy Efficiency Evaluation gift certificate.


Now, 10% off the original cost of $149.00 (plus GST).


Help your friends and family receive expert advice from certified energy advisors on how to:


improve their home comfort, reduce their energy, use lower their energy bills


CityGreen EnerGuide for Houses gift certificates available now until January 31, 2005.


Available only for homes on Vancouver Island between Parksville and Sooke, on the Gulf Islands and in the Lower Mainland.


To order, call (250) 381 9995 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Toll free, call 1 866 381 9995


Paula Steele
EnerGuide for Houses Coordinator
City Green
1423 Fernwood Road
Victoria, B.C. V8V 4P6
T: (250) 381 9995
Toll Free: 1 866 381 9995
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www.citygreen.ca


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8. INDIGO


Many of you are probably familiar with the movie "Indigo", about the gifted
and advanced incoming children who will be working to change the world.
Among others, this movie stars Neale Walsch, author of the Conversation
with God books.


I am passing this on as this move will be available for the first time in
Victoria.


In Peace,
Leonard


Greetings to all of our Newsletter readers in the Greater Victoria Area:


Further to the announcement in our December Newsletter, we are pleased to
confirm that tickets are now available for the 4 showings of the Indigo
movie. Show times are 2 pm and 7 pm on Saturday January 29th. and Sunday
January 30th. The film will be shown at the Victoria Truth Centre located at 1201 Fort
Street, Victoria.


Tickets are $12.00 each and are available at Angels of Avalon: 62-560
Johnson Street, Victoria on the lower level of Market Square. There will be
no sales at the door and seating is limited, so book your seats well in
advance if you want to see the show.


Showings in other areas are listed on the web site: www.indigothemovie.com and a
short 20 second preview is also available at this site.


"Come Soar with the Angels & touch the Magick "
www.metaphysical.bc.ca


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9. NONVIOLENT COMMUNICATION WORKSHOP


BE THE CHANGE YOU WISH TO SEE IN THE WORLD


The Power of Compassionate Nonviolent Communication
With Certified Trainer Rachelle Lamb


29 & 30 January 2005, 9:30 - 4:00pm


Tuition: $190 or $165 if paid by Jan 14th


For Registration or More Information:


480-7122 mailto: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Website: www.bcncc.org


"I use Nonviolent Communication as Gandhi used it - referring to our natural state when all violence has subsided from our heart. While we may not believe we are "violent" our words and thoughts often lead to pain for others and ourselves." - Marshall Rosenberg


Nonviolent Communication (NVC) explores the nature of human violence and how the way in which we communicate dictates either violent or peaceful outcomes. Whether it's conflict in a war zone, boardroom, classroom, schoolyard, or around the kitchen table, NVC offers tools that are both effective and practical. Valuable to those working in peacebuilding, restorative justice, environmental work, education, counselling, social services, human resources, mediation and conflict resolution as well as others seeking ways to enhance or heal their personal and professional relationships.


January 30 through April 4 marks the 64-day 2005 Season for Nonviolence -- an event founded to celebrate the visions of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Mahatma Gandhi.


To read Chapter 1 of Nonviolent Communication online, visit the BC Network for Compassionate Communication website at www.bcncc.org


From: Rachelle Lamb < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >


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10. ICA YOUTH AGAINST RACISM THEATRE GROUP

The ICA Youth Against Racism Theatre Group is starting up in January and
needs a few more members.


The group will run from January-June 2005 and will
meet on Sundays from 3:30-6:30pm. We will also have a weekend training
session on Sat Jan 15 and Sun Jan 16 from 10-6 both days.


We are currently outreaching for a few more youth, particularly First
Nations youth and youth of colour who are interested in exploring the issues
of racism and identity. Please pass this information on to anyone who may
be interested:


WANTED: Immigrant, refugee, aboriginal, and Canadian-born youth to form a
group that designs and delivers creative, realistic presentations and
workshops about identity, racism, and other youth issues. If you're in
grade 8-11, please contact us. All English levels welcome-NO EXPERIENCE
NEEDED!


WHAT'S IN IT FOR YOU?
? CAPP/Planning 10/community service hours
? New friends and great experiences
? Fantastic theatre, leadership, and facilitation skills
? Theatre experience for your portfolio
? A place to share your stories and explore issues honestly
? An opportunity to tell it like it REALLY is
? Honorarium provided ($100-$200)


Please contact Suki Athwal for more info at 360-2913 or
This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Thanks!


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11. AN ART LOVER'S AFFAIR

The Inter-Cultural Association of Greater Victoria has an exciting event planned for February, to lift your mid-winter spirits, add new life to your walls, support the ICA's artistic programming and celebrate Valentine's in a different way...

AN ART LOVER'S AFFAIR


Saturday, February 5th, 2005

This is a sale of original and re-purposed art - everything from paintings to prints, photographs and lithographs, sculpture, mixed media work and more, with something for every budget and taste. In a fun, casual party atmosphere you can browse the art, nibble and nosh and in doing so, support the ICA's arts programs, including Folkfest, Open Air and Luminara.

We are currently seeking donations of ANY kind of art work you may have...

Maybe it is hiding behind a door, in the basement or attic, under a bed... or possibly still lurking in your head, waiting to come out onto canvas or paper!... Maybe it will be something Santa brings to you that is not to your liking, maybe it will be what you take down off the wall to make room for something new.... If you have been hanging onto something you can't bring yourself to hang on a wall, yet can't bring yourself to put in the rubbish... this is a great opportunity to put it to good use for a great cause. We will accept any and all pieces of art - whether they are one-of-a-kind or mass-produced on black velvet!!

Please bring all donations to the ICA at 930 Balmoral Rd., no later than January 28th. All donors will be given a free ticket to attend An Art Lover's Affair on Saturday Feb. 5 (evening).

For more information, contact the ICA at 388-4728 or committee chair Alice Bacon at 652-0178 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . More details to come soon....

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12. SECOND ANNUAL CAFE CULTURA COFFEE HOUSE


The ICA Youth Group is happy to invite you to the second annual Cafe Cultura
Coffee House on the evening of


Thurs Feb 17, 2005
at Solstice Cafe
(529 Pandora Avenue).


The tremendous success of last year's event has the youth
motivated to organize and host another coffee house in celebration of BC
Multiculturalism Week.


Last year we had many outstanding performances including dance, spoken word,
video, music, theatre, and much more. We are looking for more of the same
this year and would also like to extend an invitation to other youth groups
in the community to participate by creating pieces that address the topics
of multiculturalism and anti-racism.


Please mark this date in your calendar and if you are interested in
participating, contact Suki at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 388-4728 ext.123.
More details to follow in the new year...


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13. AUTISM WORKSHOP


Autism Community Training - British Columbia &
The Consortium for the Advancement of Child Health-Simon Fraser University


Positive Behavior Support at Home with Families of Children with Autism and Related Developmental Disabilities


ACT's First Workshop on Vancouver Island!


Presented by


Joseph M. Lucyshyn, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology and Special Education, University of British Columbia


Saturday, February 26, 2005
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
(Registration 8:00 - 9:00)
The Coast Bastion Inn
11 Bastion Street, Nanaimo, BC


Please Note: Parents may spend up to 20% of total annual autism funds received from MCFD on travel, training, equipment and materials. For details of eligible expenses, call the Autism Funds Processing Unit toll-free at 1-877-777-3530 or visit www.mcf.gov.bc.ca/autism/forms.htm.

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14. UPDATE FROM THE GREEN PARTY


It's been a banner year for the Green Party! We made history during the federal election by running Green Party candidates in all 308 ridings across Canada. And the Green Party of Canada received its most enthusiastic support here in BC. Thank you so much for all your support -- you made it happen!


But already we face another challenge. The May 2005 provincial election is approaching fast and we need to choose candidates for each provincial electoral district very soon.


Your Victoria area constituency associations are planning a joint meeting for Saturday, February 19, at which the members from each constituency will choose their candidate. Please mark your calendar now.


To conform with our constituency by-laws, candidate nominations must be received by the end of January.


To select the best possible candidates, we would like to have lively nomination contests in as many constituencies as possible which will also ensure strong interest among our membership and the media.


If you would like to run, that would be great. Please let your constituency association contact person know as soon as possible! (see the list at the end of this message). Or, you may have an idea of someone else whom you would like to see represent you as a good, strong Green Party candidate. If so, please let your contact person know.


Candidates for nomination must be members of the Green Party of BC as of the date of their nomination. They must be nominated in writing by at least two members of their constituency association, and must deliver their written nominations to their association at least 14 days before the 19 February nominating meeting. Prospective candidates must be interviewed by members of the Green Party candidate screening committee before the formal nomination process begins. Organizing that interview can take a few days which makes the end of January the practical deadline for nominations.


Help us find good strong candidates -- perhaps you are one of them. If not, I am sure you have some good ideas of who might be, to help us create nomination contests in as many of our Victoria area constituencies as possible.


Have a wonderful holiday season and a Green and Happy New Year,


Walter Meyer zu Erpen
on behalf of the
South Island Green Party Constituency Associations


Constituency Association Contacts:

Esquimalt - Metchosin
Garth Woodworth This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it 250-478-3176


Malahat-Juan de Fuca
Michael Brinsmead This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it 250-642-2870


Oak Bay - Gordon Head
Kelda Cobham This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it 250-385-0091


Saanich South
Diane Perry This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it 250-479-6125


Victoria - Beacon Hill
Denise Stocco This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it 250-598-0542


Victoria - Hillside
Ariel Lade This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it 250-380-1050


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15. PEACEBUILDING, CONFLICT TRANSFORMATION, POST-WAR REBUILDING

The PCTR is the only five-days intensive training programme of its kind, exploring all three phases of violence and war -- pre-violence, violence, post-violence -- and what can be done: to transform unresolved conflicts, for war to peace transitions, to empower communities, organisations, and individuals for conflict transformation and peacebuilding, to design and implement effective cease-fire and peace processes, and to develop effective policy responses and programmes for conflict transformation and post-war reconstruction, rehabilitation, reconciliation, and healing.


The PCTR is particularly relevant for senior to middle-range staff and executive officers in national and international aid and development organisations, field staff working in areas affected by violent conflict and war or in post-war/violence situations, international diplomats, national and local level politicians in countries affected by war and conflict or with portfolios responsible for issues dealing with peacebuilding, conflict transformation, and development policies, policy makers, UN staff, people involved in grass-roots and community-based peacebuilding, and practitioners of conflict transformation and mediation.


THE TRAINING PROGRAMME - March 28 - April 1, 2005


The Training Programme will take place from Monday to Friday, March 28 - April 1, 2005 at the Romanian Peace Institute in Cluj-Napoca, Romania. Participants will be expected to arrive by Sunday, March 27th, at the latest.


A web-site will be created in advance of the programme to assist participants with training materials and resources to prepare for the programme. Upon completion of the five-days training, a CD will be provided to all participants with written reports and follow-up materials. Additional books and materials will be provided to the participants upon their arrival at the programme.


Participants to the PCTR 2005 Training Programme should be:

* senior to middle-range staff and executive officers in national and international aid and development organisations

* field staff for international and national organisation and agencies working in areas affected by violent conflict and war or in post-war/violence situations

* international diplomats, national and local level politicians in countries affected by war and conflict or with portfolios responsible for issues dealing with peacebuilding, conflict transformation, and development policies


* UN Staff

* staff of international and national NGOs working in the fields of development, human rights, conflict resolution, democratisation, and social empowerment

* policy makers


* practitioners of conflict transformation and mediation.


Applicants requiring visas for travel to Romania are requested to send in a copy of their CV and the completed Application Form no later than February 25, 2005.


Applicants who do not require visas for travel to Romania are requested to send in a copy of their CV and the completed Application Form no later than March 1st, 2005.


There are a limited number of positions available. If you are interested in participating in the PCTR 2005 we would encourage you to contact the Romanian Peace Institute (PATRIR) and to submit your application as soon as possible.


Visit http://www.transcend.org/ to apply on-line or write to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for an Application Form.


Detailed information about travel to Cluj-Napoca will be sent to those who have registered and been accepted as participants.


For more information or to register as a participant, please contact:
Calina Resteman, Training Coordinator:
International Peace and Development Training Centre (IPDTC)
Romanian Peace Institute (PATRIR)
Phone: 0040-264-420298
Mobile: 0040-724-380551
E-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Web-site: http://www.patrir.ro/
Web-site: http://www.transcend.org/
Mailing address: OP 1 - CP 331
Cluj-Napoca, 134 919, Romania


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16. ECONEWS EXCERPTS


All month: CRD Parks outings and explorations, for all ages. 478-3344 http://www.crd.bc.ca/parks


Every Friday, 9pm: NOW magazine, KCTS TV, Channel 7


Every Sat, 1:30pm: Tour of Merve Wilkinson?s Wildwood Forest, Ladysmith. Jay, 250-245-5540
Directions - http://www.ecoforestry.ca/WildwoodMap.htm


Every Sat, 10:30am. Tours of OUR EcoVillage, Shawnigan Lake. Call Brandy, 743-3002.


Every Sun, 3pm. Free vegetarian food at Pandora (Harris Green) between Open Door and McDonalds This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Mon 1-2, Winds of Change. Mon 5-6, Gorilla Radio. Fri, 9-10am The Real News.
CFUV 101.9FM./104.3 http://cfuv.uvic.ca/word.html


Neighbourhood Plastics Recycling: see http://www.pacificmobiledepots.com for schedules


Daily, 9-4:30pm Glorious Goldstream World-Class Salmon-Viewing. Open daily; weekend activities include fish printing, salmon slide shows, videos, interpretive programs. Hot coffee, baked goods at book/gift store; fire is usually lit to warm you after a walk along the river to see the spawning salmon. Volunteers always needed, please call 478-94


Sat 8, 1pm CRD Parks. How to Spot an Owl: slide show, talk and walk. Meet Francis/King Regional Park Forester?s Cabin off Munn Road. 10 yrs+


Sun 9, 10am CRD Parks. Duck! Join a naturalist for a look at the diversity of ducks visiting Witty's Lagoon. Bring binoculars. Meet Nature Centre off Metchosin Road. BC Transit #54, #55. 12 yrs+


Coming Up:
Feb 5/6, 10-5pm Drum Making Workshop. $195, registration deadline January 15. Marianne S"mann-Wyss 382-3582 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it http://www.islandnet.com/~msw


Mar 20 to 26 GREEN CUBA Sustainability Tour, led by GroundWorks Learning Centre. Experience Havana and Cuba?s unique history, and accomplishments in community development, environmental education, health care, organic and urban agriculture, community arts and music. Based in Havana; day trips to meet people involved in sustainable development. Cultural awareness and celebration with art, music woven throughout. Havana?s street and night life! Housed in beautiful Old Havana with healthy food and beautiful surroundings. . $1000 Canadian per person, all incl (accom, food, travel, educational tours). Air Fare not included. 12 Participants max. First come, first serve. $500 Deposit required (non-refundable after March 1st).


EcoNews, 395 Conway Rd, Victoria, B.C. V9E 2B9 Tel/Fax (250) 881-1304
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http://www.earthfuture.com/econews


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17. WILDERNESS COMMITTEE NEWS


Defend Clayoquot Sound from Interfor!


The Friends of Clayoquot Sound (www.focs.ca), based in Tofino, have
requested that we forward their action alert to you, below. Clayoquot
Sound is the largest expanse of primarily intact ancient rainforest on
Vancouver Island and needs your letters ASAP against the ravages of
International Forest Products (Interfor). A beautiful photo of the
intact rainforests of Satchie Creek can be found on their website at:
http://www.focs.ca/1campaigns/sat040923.htm

Please take 3 minutes and fire off an email to Interfor's customer in
Japan - it'll help make a difference at this pivotal time!
- Ken Wu, WCWC Victoria


CRUNCH TIME FOR CLAYOQUOT:
INTERFOR IS CUTTING IN INTACT VALLEYS


This summer, Interfor declared a 5-year logging moratorium in two of
Clayoquot Sound's large intact watersheds over 5,000 hectares - Sydney
River and adjacent to the southeast, Pretty Girl Lakes.


But Interfor has 4 smaller intact valleys in its approved Forest
Development Plan and is now moving to road and log these intact valleys:


HESQUIAT LAKE CREEK
This 1,700 hectare intact valley flows into Hesquiat Lake. It is
adjacent to Sydney Valley (between Sydney and Escalante valleys) and
contains prime habitat for marbled murrelets (a threatened
old-growth-dependent bird). Interfor has begun road building on the
upper slopes of Hesquiat Lake Creek, having gone over the ridge-top from
the Escalante. Right now, construction is temporarily suspended because
of snow. Logging of the 3 cutblocks has not begun yet, but is imminent -
one cut permit has been approved and a second cut permit was applied for
in early December.


SATCHIE CREEK
This 2,600 hectare intact valley lies adjacent to Hesquiat Lake Creek.
It also flows into Hesquiat Lake and contains important marbled murrelet
habitat. This summer, an Interfor-engineered clearcut and road reached
the ridge-top above Satchie Valley (see attached photo). The road is
poised to descend into Satchie in 2005 or 2006. Interfor plans to build
22 kilometres of roads and log 6 cutblocks in Satchie Valley.


SULPHUR PASS: 2 ADJACENT INTACT VALLEYS
These 2 small intact valleys drain into Sulphur Pass north of Shark
Creek. In 1988, Sulphur Pass was the site of a logging blockade, with 36
people, mostly locals, arrested. The blockade succeeded in stopping a
road from penetrating into this pristine wilderness bordering the Megin
portion of Strathcona Provincial Park. In late October, Interfor's road
permit was approved for 13 kilometres of roads to access 2 intact
valleys in Sulphur Pass. Construction is scheduled for spring, once
weather permits. The road is slated to begin in Shark Creek and head
north, into one intact valley and then the next. 4 cutblocks are planned
for these 2 intact unnamed valleys.


LET'S EXERT PRESSURE TO STOP INTERFOR!
Interfor admitted that it issued its 5-year logging moratorium on the
intact Sydney and Pretty Girl valleys because of pressure generated by
the Friends of Clayoquot Sound market campaign in Japan. So let's
collectively pressure Interfor to permanently stay out of all intact
valleys in its Clayoquot tenure.


Write to Itochu Corporation, an Interfor customer in Japan, and ask
Itochu to cancel its contract with Interfor because Interfor destroys
intact valleys in Clayoquot Sound.


The person to email is Mr. Shoichi Suzuki, manager of Itochu's
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Defend BC's Public Lands and Ancient Forests!


Don't miss this very interesting, informative, and timely event! Join
Matt Price of the Conservation Voters of BC, Faisal Moola (old-growth
forest ecologist, formerly of the David Suzuki Foundation, now with the
Raincoast Conservation Society), and Ken Wu of the WCWC for
presentations on the BC election, privatization of public forests, and
insights from conservation biology and landscape ecology on why we need
far more protected areas in BC. An update will be given on the looming
threat of a revived Working Forest proposal if the BC Liberals are
re-elected in May, 2005.


Two excellent, short new documentaries by Jeremy Williams will also be
shown: one on WCWC's Upper Walbran Valley / Weyerhaeuser campaign, and
another on last October's historic Tree of Life Celebration that brought
out 500 people to a Weyerhaueser clearcut in the Upper Walbran Valley.
Don't miss it!


Monday, January 24, 2005
7:00 - 9:00 pm
St. Anne's Academy
835 Humboldt St., Victoria, BC


By donation. For more info call Cassbreea Savage or Pearl Gottschalk of
the WCWC Victoria at 250-388-9292


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"Oil Moratorium Stays", says David Anderson
BUT Seismic Testing is the New Threat - Please WRITE AGAIN!!


The following article from the Times Colonist shows the position of
strength that we're building in the coastal oil and gas campaign -
because of yYOUR involvement. The federal Liberals will now keep the
federal moratorium in place. However, the real threat is the federal and
BC governments making an agreement to allow seismic testing (oil
exploration) to proceed under the guise of "filling in science gaps",
which would be used as a precursor to lifting the moratorium in the
future.


That's why we need you to write letters to the following new addresses
of federal politicians - even if you've already written to other
politicians before. This time, we've included all the federal Liberals
elected in BC, plus a couple of senators - they form a decisive block in
government on this issue. Simply state whether or not you want them to:


- Ban coastal oil and gas development
- NOT issue any seismic testing permits, even under the guise of doing
"science"


Mr. Don Bell
M.P., BC Caucus Chair
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David Anderson
M.P., Victoria
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Raymond Chan
MP, Richmond BC
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Ujjal Dosanjh
MP, Vancouver South
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David Emerson
MP, Vancouver Kingsway
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Hedy Fry
MP, Vancouver Centre
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Keith Martin
MP, Esquimault-Juan de Fuca
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Stephen Owen
MP, Vancouver Quadra
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Sen. Jack Austin
Leader of the Government in the Senate
Senate of Canada, 304 Victoria
Ottawa, ON K1A 0A4
tel: 613-992-1437
fax: 613-995-7329


Sen. D. Ross Fitzpatrick
Senate of Canada, 246 East
Ottawa, ON K1A 0A4
tel: 613-992-4974
fax: 613-992-7360


Sen. Mobina S. B. Jaffer
Senate of Canada, 900 Victoria
Ottawa, ON K1A 0A4
tel: 613-992-0189
fax: 613-992-0673


THANK YOU so much for your support! Don't forget to sign our online
petition and circulate hardcopies, at www.bcoilslick.org


- Pearl Gottschalk, WCWC Victoria Campaign Assistant

Taku River - Tlingit Nation, Grizzlies, Salmon under attack


In the far northwestern reaches of BC, not far from the Yukon border, is
the Taku River watershed, a classic Big Wilderness area. It has been a
central part of the territory of the Tlingit First Nations people for
thousands of years. The Tlingit have released their own land-use plan
for their territory, based on conservation biology science principles
and traditional ecological knowledge. Their land-use plan calls for the
establishment of many protected areas to safeguard their hunting and
gathering areas from commercial mining and logging activities.


The Taku is a most spectacular valley, full of grizzly bears, wolves,
mountain caribou, mountain sheep, moose, wolverine, and lots of salmon.
The federal government is looking to give the go ahead soon - unless you
speak up - to rebuild the decommissioned Redfern Mining Road to revive
the Tulsequeh Chief Mine (a multi-ore mine) near the Alaska border. The
resulting damage from acid mine drainage and siltation to the salmon
spawning habitat, and the influx of hunters along the road to shoot
threatened mountain caribou and grizzly populations, would be
disastrous.


On January 5, the federal government will be holding a 45 day public
input process on the Redfern Mining Road proposal. We need YOU to speak
up and write-in at that time - soon. Watch for an upcoming Action Alert
in early January - get your pens ready! In the meantime, you can check
out the Transboundary Watershed Alliance's website about the issue, at:
http://www.riverswithoutborders.org/


- Ken Wu, WCWC Victoria


www.wildernesscommitteevictoria.org
www.workingforest.org
www.bcoilslick.org


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18. BUILDING A DEMOCRACY REVOLUTION


We Need You for a Democracy Revolution in BC!

A democratic revolution could be coming to BC. 160 regular citizens of BC were part of the Citizens Assembly and they have recommended that we need to change the way we elect our politicians in BC. After close to a year of very intense study and listening to the people of BC, they have recommended the best system for our province is BC Single Transferable Vote (BC-STV). The full details are at: www.citizensassembly.bc.ca


The time has come for British Columbians to choose a voting system. Will it be the divisive, unfair, unresponsive and obsolete First-Past-The-Post system, or the democratic, positive and fair BC STV option proposed by the Citizen's Assembly? The answer lies with how the people of BC will vote on May 17th 2005. There are very powerful interests that would prefer citizens to have less power and not more power, that we do not get real choices of who will represent us.


A grassroots campaign has started across the province to promote electoral change. The "Yes Campaign" is made up hundreds of people, from across the political spectrum, who want every vote to count. The proposed system is as "Easy as 1-2-3", but getting that message out will take the help of many people, in both time and money. Our website is STVforBC.com with the full mailing address and phone numbers


How you can help:


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Join your local Yes Campaign chapter.


We will need thousands of democracy volunteers to:


Canvas by phone and door-to-door
Write letters to the editor and speak to local media
Organize local education events and fundraisers
Let your friends and family know that you are for more democracy and choice
Forward this email to everyone that you know.


Donate money and in-kind services


A full-fledged campaign is expensive to run. We will need many thousands of dollars to reach each household in BC with the message that electoral change is vital. The Yes campaign will gladly accept:


Financial gifts
Donations of advertising space
Staff secondments
Meeting room and organizing venues
In-kind service donations such as printing, polling, direct mailouts


We have been given a unique opportunity in BC and Canada's history to shape our future. It is up to you to get involved


LINKS:


http://stvforbc.com
http://bc-stv.ca
http://www.fairvotingbc.com
http://citizensassembly.bc.ca


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19. AUSTRALIAN WOMAN FACING THE DEATH PENALTY


This is a call for action to help save a young Australian woman's life who is currently facing the death penalty in Bali for allegedly being caught with marijuana in a Balinese airport:


A 27 year old Australian woman named Schapelle Leigh Corby, is facing the death penalty in Bali for being caught with 4 kilos of marijuana in her luggage at an airport in Bali. Ms Corby claims the marijuana was not hers and many of her supporters believe the marijuana may have been planted in her bag because marijuana tends to be smuggled out of Bali, rather than into Bali & because the prices for cannabis in Bali are much lower than the prices for cannabis in Australia. Balinese authorities are asking for the death sentence for Ms Corby, who's trial could begin in just a couple of months. Balinese authorities wish to sentence Ms Corby to death by a firing squad.


*Please Take a moment to help save this poor woman's life. Here is what you can do:


Write to the Australian Prime Minister and email the Australian Foreign Minister of Affairs and ask them to take action to place pressure on the Balinese Government to release Schapelle Leigh Corby and to encourage Australians & the rest of the world to publicly boycott traveling to Bali until they set this woman free.


I urge you to also contact the Indonesian Consulate in Australia and let them know you plan to boycott traveling to Bali unless they set Schapelle Leigh Corby free. (I have not had luck finding a direct contact to the Indonesian Consulate within Indonesia. If anyone out there happens to know, please email it to me at: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and I will circulate this as well.)


Write to:
The Australian Prime Minister:
John Howard
House of Representatives
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600
Australia


Email:
The Australian foreign affairs Minister:
Alexander Downer
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Write to:
Consulate General - Republic of Indonesia
72 Queens Road
Melbourne
3004
Victoria, Australia


Email the Indonesian Consulate in Australia:
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Below are some links to news articles and websites concerning Ms Corby's case:


http://www.phaseloop.com/foreignprisoners/news-indonesia06.html
http://www.cannabisculture.com/forums/showflat.php?Cat=&Number=986731&Main=986348
http://www.thesundaymail.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5936,11092993%255E5422,00.html


Thank you for taking the time to take action to help set Ms Corby free and save her life.


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20. TSUNAMI RESOURCES AND WAYS TO HELP

Thanks from Straight Goods team.


Canadian Red Cross: 1-800-418-1111
http://www.redcross.ca
Donate here: https://secure.csfm.com/redcross/


Care Canada has projects in India, Indonesia, Sri Lanka and Thailand.
http://www.care.ca or
https://www.strategicprofitsinc.com/wn/care/sp_don_e.php


Doctors Without Borders (MSF) is active in Indonesia.
http://www.kintera.org/atf/cf/%7BA54B526F-06CB-4D53-8A37-C33976730CAB%7D/dwb.htm


Federal Computing Week article has links to various information sources as well as charities.
http://www.fcw.com/fcw/articles/2004/1227/web-tsunami-12-29-04.asp


Google Blog has frequent updates, links to aid agencies, some of them controversial (like the Tamil Relief Agency).
http://www.google.com/googleblog/2004/12/tsunami-relief.html


How to Survive a Tsunami booklet, online as a .pdf file.
http://geopubs.wr.usgs.gov/circular/c1187/


Labourstart has special coverage on the global trade union response to the tsunami.
http://www.labourstart.org/tsunami/


Medecins Sans Frontieres: 1-800-982-7903
http://www.msf.ca


NetAid has been working with agencies in the area.
http://www.netaid.ga0.org/world_schoolhouse/actions/crisis_asian_earthquake.html


Oxfam has longstanding projects in Sri Lanka. Oxfam Canada: 1-800-466-9326 or on-line at http://www.oxfam.ca
http://www.oxfam.org.uk/what_we_do/emergencies/country/asiaquake/index.htm


Scientific background -- just the facts -- on these particular tsunamis.
http://iri.columbia.edu/~lareef/tsunami/


UNICEF says that one-third of tsunami dead were children, who could not outrun the waves. Unicef Canada: 1-877-955-3111 or on-line at http://www.unicef.ca
http://www.unicef.org/


Unitarian Service Committee has programs in East Timor and Indonesia.
http://www.usc-canada.org/indon_en.asp


World Health Organization tracks the 3 to 5 million people displaced by the disaster, offers information sheet on tsunamis.
http://www.who.int/hac/crises/international/asia_tsunami/en/


World Vision: 1-800-268-5528 or on-line at
http://www.worldvision.ca


Thanks for your interest, from Straight Goods
Canada's independent - reader - supported - on - line source of news, analysis, information and fun http://www.straightgoods.com


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21. TRE ARROW NATIONAL SPEAKING TOUR


Tre Arrow, an environmentalist, refugee and political prisoner, has been incarcerated in Canada for over nine months. He's awaiting an extradition hearing which would see him returned to his native country, the United States. While incarcerated, Mr. Arrow's case has gained international attention. Early this spring Mr. Arrow held an astonishing 44 day hunger strike in "solidarity with all those suffering around the world as a result of corporate agendas which leave in their wake poisoned water, contaminated air and lack of adequate food." Mr. Arrow was reduced to a deathly 81 pounds. His lawyer, Rudolf Kischer, told the Globe and Mail, "He looks like a Holocaust victim, it [is] horrifying."


The United States Government is seeking Mr. Arrow's extradition in connection with the destruction of logging equipment in Oregon, 2001. Arrow state
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