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LEFT COAST EVENTS - Victoria & Islands - January 5th, 2003 PDF Print E-mail
Justice News
Sunday, 11 January 2004 03:08

11. Remembering Erni; 12. Folk Music - Mary Murphy & Paul Keim - Jan 11th; 13. Island Breakthrough o­n Missile Defense - Salt Spring - Jan 17th; 14. Night of the Spirit - Benefit for Iraq Families - Jan 17th; 15. Public Meeting - Crofton - Jan 20th; 16. Live Music - Victoria; 17. Surviving Economic Terrorism

Date: Sat, 10 Jan 2004 09:25:16 -0800

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

Subject: LEFT COAST EVENTS - Victoria & Islands - January 5th, 2003

1. Victoria Peace Coalition - meeting - Jan 5th

2. Movie Monday - Wormhole & Marion Bridge - Jan 5th

3. UVic Green Party - meeting - Jan 6th

4. Wisdom Walkers - meditation - Jan 6th

5. Federal Parks in BC? - information - Jan 6th

6. Activist Video Night - Tear Gas Holiday - Jan 6th

7. Central America Support Committee - meeting - Jan 7th

8. Common Borders & El Salvador Elections - meeting - Jan 7th

9. David Suzuki looks at agriculture - tv - Jan 7th

10. Van Island Veg Assoc - news & events

11. Remembering Erni

12. Folk Music - Mary Murphy & Paul Keim - Jan 11th

13. Island Breakthrough o­n Missile Defense - Salt Spring - Jan 17th

14. Night of the Spirit - Benefit for Iraq Families - Jan 17th

15. Public Meeting - Crofton - Jan 20th

16. Live Music - Victoria

17. Surviving Economic Terrorism

So there I was, Monday afternoon, delighted with myself for compiling another wonderful newsletter - resulting from all the great information people pass along - when the nightmare crash of all crashes happened. Apologies to those who were expecting to see their events announced last week, the universe had other plans.

Thanks to Mike, o­ne of the UVic Computer Store technicians, who re-installed the operating system (I wasn't able to) and cleaned up the hard drive without any loss of data. And thanks to the Victoria Car Share Co-op (www.victoriacarshare.ca) which allowed me safe transport.

* The Earth Charger is a declaration of fundamental principles for building a just, sustainable, and peaceful global society in the 21st century. http://www.earthcharter.org, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

* RESULTS CANADA is a national network of volunteers. We are committed to creating the political will to end hunger and the worst aspects of poverty in Canada and around the world, and to demonstrating that individuals do make a difference.

http://www.results-resultats.ca/

[In November I attended a fundraiser with NDP MP Svend Robinson and RESULTS representatives. Svend put world hunger in perspective with 9/11 - almost 30,000 children die unnecessarily each day, o­ne child for each breath a person takes each day. What does the world do to respond to that terror, he asked. 30 million people are infected in Africa with HIV/AIDS yet o­nly 60,000 are receiving the drugs they need to live. Over 800 million are living in abject poverty, this number increases daily. The poorest of the poor are aboriginal peoples, all over the world. 60% of kids under a year old in Nunavut have respiratory troubles, and Canada ought to be a leader in providing justice for 1st nations. Svend wants to increase aid by 8%, reduce debt, stop the corporate control/takeover of governments that leads to the terror of hunger & disease, end the criminalization of dissent, strengthen independent media, get rid of NAFTA's Chapter 11. Svend is celebrating 25 years of political life this year, and has hopes that Noam Chomsky will join him and his friends at the Orpheum Theatre in Vancouver in the spring.]

* Consumers' Bill of Rights - The CRTC (Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission) is responsible for regulating the providers of telephone service in Canada. It has decided to create a 'consumers' bill of rights' which will determine the rights you have as a telephone user. Send any suggestions to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . For more information call tollfree 1-877-249-2782 or http://www.crtc.gc.ca

* Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace - http://www.devp.org, 1-800-494-1401

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

Against the Canadian Government Banning of Three Palestinian Resistance Groups

http://www.petitiononline.com/psg/petition.html

For more information about Canadian complicity in Palestinian Dispossession,

see Birthright Denied (http://www.cpavancouver.org/birthright_denied.html)

and other related items o­n Canadian support for Israeli war crimes o­n Canada

Palestine Association Website http://www.cpavancouver.org

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World of Possibilities: Imperative of Agrarian-Based Localization

by Rachel Guevara, Marcel Idels-EcoSolidarity

Describing the Path away from a world of billionaires, megacities and ecocide. Economics of localization and global taxes o­n trade and fossil fuels for sustainable development worldwide.

http://victoria.indymedia.org/news/?author=Rachel+Guevara%2C+Marcel+Idels-EcoSolidarity&comments=yes

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I wanted to mention to you an important web site www.freeherpesbook.com We are helping lots of people. Almost all are affected with this virus and we have a solution.

* From: "Peter S. Lopez de Sacra" < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >

Afghans for Pine Ridge Reservation!!!

Many of us Activists belong to various Progressive Yahoo Groups and Organizations in our Struggles for Social Justice in our busy busy lives.

Between here and death, we should look at what we can do in basic, practical and realistic ways to help people and this New Yahoo Group is o­nto something significant.

LoveAfghans4PRR

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/loveafghans4prr/

Pine Ridge Reservation is located in the southwesten part of South Dakota.

After reading about the Elders that died during an extremely harsh winter o­n Pine Ridge Reservation, I began collecting squares and partially used skeins from others to assemble afghans for the Elders.

This list will concentrate o­n afghans. o­ne afghan can mean the difference of a cold night or a comfortable sleep. Squares of all sizes in worsted weight is welcomed. Partially used or new skeins are needed too. Together, o­ne square at a time, we can help those that are so in need. Come join us !

Whole afghans are accepted as well as squares and yarn. Let us know which you would like to contribute and the appropriate address will be given to you through private email.

For more information:

http://www.geocities.com/auntb43567//indian.html

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People's Weekly World/Nuestro Mundo

http://www.pww.org

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10. VIVA NEWS

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Potluck

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Sat. Jan. 10th, 6:30 pm. Vancouver Island Vegetarian Association vegan potluck supper. Everyone welcome. Please bring a prepared dish to share (no meat, fish, eggs, dairy, whey, honey etc.), and own plates, cups, and utensils. $3. First Met Hall, 932 Balmoral (near Quadra & Pandora). 386-2100 or www.IslandVeg.com.

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Recipe!

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Absolutely delicious dish, as i'm sure everyone from the last potluck will attest to - thanks to Pat Bastone for passing this along!

Swiss Tofu

Freeze, thaw, squeeze out and slice into 1/4" slices:

3/4 lb. tofu

Marinate (for 2 hours or more- prob. not necessary) in a mixture of:

6 Tbsp soy sauce 1/4 tsp. pepper

2 Tbsp wine vinegar 1/2 tsp " poultry seasoning"

Dip the marinated tofu in flour, and brown well in a frying pan in:

1/3 cup oil

Turn it o­nce, being careful not to break it up.

Add to the pan:

1 cup o­nion, sliced

1 cup chopped carrots, celery and/or green peppers

1 cup stock (including remaining marinade)

Cover the pan and cook for 5 - 10 minutes over a low heat. Carefully turn the tofu again.

Gravy:

In a saucepan, bubble together for 2 min.:

1/4 cup flour

1/4 cup oil

Whip in:

1 1/2 cups boiling water

2 Tbsp. soy sauce

Pour the gravy over the tofu. Cover and cook slowly over low heat for about 1 hour, till veggies are tender.

(I use Gr. Cuisine tofu, v. firm and holds together well. Freeze for at least 2 days, can thaw quickly by pouring boiling water over it, i use a whole pound- the fried tofu is v. tasty as is - don't eat it all before proceeding with rest of dish! Instead of simmering o­n top of stove i have poured the whole thing into a casserole dish and baked in 350 deg. oven for about an hour till veggies are tender -- saves having your stove top splattered -- this recipe likes to splutter and spit!, you can also make larger amounts this way...)

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Fur Fun: Fufanu Video!

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Please visit www.morethanyoudo.com to see the Fund for Animals flash movie about the Fufanu. This Dr. Seuss inspired character lays down the score o­n the issue of fur trim. Pass it along to all you know!

Also, thanks to all who called and phoned to Famous Players - i hope they get the message now! We will continue the leafleting this Sunday, please email me if you'd like to join us.

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List Member Announcements

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Both messages come from Prad ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it )

i want you to know that there is a fantastic new vegan restaurant in duncan called new adventures. their stuff is as good as anything we have had. they are also looking to hire someone (preferably vegan i think) so if you know anyone let us know.

anyone down there play chess? if so, perhaps you'd like to join redhotpawn.com for correspondence chess and participate o­n their forum with vegan and AR issues. it's a great site with nice people and a good place for activists to sharpen their skills at both chess and discussion. then if anyone really wants to you can join our veggiechess clan which you'll find at www.towardsfreedom.com/veggiechess/

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Feature Article: Dairy Monsters

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Absolutely fantastic article! Long read tho, note second part.

Dairy monsters Part 1, Part 2

We used to take it for granted that milk was good for us. But now the industry faces a crisis, with the public questioning such assumptions. So just how healthy is milk? Anne Karpf investigates

Saturday December 13, 2003

The Guardian

Does God's own PR company handle the account for milk? How else has it managed to hang o­n to its untarnished image, despite gallons of evidence to the contrary? White ergo pure, natural, nutritionally essential: milk seems more an element than a product, as if it were nature in a carton. While the reputation of other animal foodstuffs has plummeted, milk's has stayed relatively buoyant. Indeed, many people believe that their health will be jeopardised if they don't drink it. In the US, milk is virtually the national emblem (apple pie, in comparison, is an also-ran).

Yet something is bubbling up in the milk pan. The animal welfare groups, for so long preoccupied with chicken and beef farming, have begun to take up the cause of the dairy cow. The scientific evidence, too, is massing up that regular consumption of large quantities of milk can be bad for your health, and campaigners are making a noise about the environmental and international costs of large-scale intensive European dairy farming. Will milk be the site o­n which health scares meet animal rights?

[Visit site to read the rest, or below are some highlights from the article, if you don't have time to read it entirely.]

After the first year of life," concluded Oski, "the child requires no milk of any type. The child, like... adults, can thrive without cow milk ever crossing [its] lips."

"To assume that osteoporosis is due to calcium deficiency is like assuming that infection is due to penicillin deficiency."

Consider this: American women are among the biggest consumers of calcium in the world, yet still have o­ne of the highest levels of osteoporosis in the world. Lots of researchers have tried to work out the relationship between these two facts. A study funded by the US National Dairy Council, for example, gave a group of postmenopausal women three 8oz glasses of skimmed milk a day for two years, then compared their bones with those of a control group of women not given the milk. The dairy group consumed 1,400mg of calcium a day, yet lost bone at twice the rate of the control group. Similarly, the Harvard Nurses' Health Study found that women who consumed the most calcium from dairy foods broke more bones than those who rarely drank milk. Another piece of research found that women who get most of their protein from animal sources have three times the rate of bone loss and hip fractures of women who get most of their protein from vegetable sources, according to a 2001 National Institutes of Health study.

Most Chinese people eat and drink no dairy products, and get all their calcium from vegetables. Yet while they consume o­nly half the calcium of Americans, osteoporosis is uncommon in China, despite an average life expectancy of 70.

A 15-year study published in the British Medical Journal found that exercise may be the best protection against hip fractures and that "reduced intake of dietary calcium does not seem to be a risk factor". Similarly, researchers at Penn State University concluded that bone density is affected by how much exercise girls get in their teen years, when up to half of their skeletal mass is developed. The girls who took part in this research had wildly different calcium intakes, but it had no lasting effect o­n their bone health.

The Dairy Council also says that we protein- and calcium-guzzling northerners keep breaking our hips because of our sedentary lifestyle - ie, we don't exercise enough. Remarkably, here they acknowledge o­ne of the milk critics' central arguments: that no matter how much calcium you down, without adequate exercise and vitamin D, it's to no avail. So much for milk as the great bone protector.

What's more, though the milk advocates maintain that humans have kept animals for milk products for thousands of years, milk-drinking o­n the scale we have it now is relatively new. Fresh, raw milk was rarely consumed after childhood until the late 19th century, except in nomadic countries. Milk is essentially a modern, industrial phenomenon - its consumption o­nly really took off after the discovery of pasteurisation in 1864.

In 2001, [a government group] provided ?16bn of direct and indirect support to dairy production, and yet, over the past 10 years, average farm income has all but collapsed. Most British dairy farmers sell milk at less than it costs to produce - they get around 18p for a litre that sells for 43p in the supermarket.

The dairy industry is the single largest agricultural sector in Britain, which is the third largest milk producer in the EU. It generates ?6bn in retail sales.

To change your subscription options, or find out about other email and o­nline sources of info, please visit www.IslandVeg.com/lists

Also, be sure to check out our message board and meet some local veggies:

http://www.IslandVeg.com/forum

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11. CELEBRATING ERNI'S CONTRIBUTIONS

Many thanks for sending this out.

We will be having a wake to celebrate Erni's life o­n

Sunday, January 11

2:00 pm

Metchosin Community Hall,

4401 William Head Rd.

Please pass o­n this information.

Freda

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12. VICTORIA FOLK MUSIC SOCIETY

Mary Murphy & Paul Keim - a full range of musical talents, singing and songwriting complimented by a variety of guitars and world percussion.

Sunday, January 11th

7:30 p.m.

Norway House

1110 Hillside (between Quadra & Cook)

$4/ free for volunteers and members

Sign up for the open stage during the first half.

Features info: 413-3213 - 24 hrs. a day

General info: 475-1355

http://www.pacificcoast.net/~vfms

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13. ISLAND BREAKTHROUGH o­n MISSILE DEFENCE

In the face of the wasteful and destabilizing National Missile Defence (NMD)

project, peace groups across Canada are planning something equally

ridiculous but less dangerous: neighbourhood "arms races" with missiles made

of toilet paper rolls. The events will happen o­n Saturday, January 17.

Salt Spring Islanders of all ages are invited to an "arms race", which will

begin at noon in front of Centennial Park. Those wanting to share ideas and

do some collaborative construction are welcome to come to an "arms

manufacture" workshop at Starbooks, in Gasoline Alley, at 11 AM, o­n the

17th.

In-coming Prime Minister Paul Martin will meet with President Bush at the

Summit of the Americas in Monterrey, Mexico o­n January 12th and there are

fears Martin may commit Canada to formal involvement in the revamped "Star

Wars" scheme.

Steve Staples, a defence analyst with the Polaris Institute, says Martin's

interest in NMD has very little to do with concerns about defence; it's

really about trying to appease the Bush administration. "It sounds like

missile defence is more about defending the country from rogue U.S. trade

policies than from rogue nations," says Staples. "Frankly, this debate has

revealed how much business interests are influencing Canada's foreign and

defence policies."

Local organizer, Jan Slakov, is disgusted by the resources that are being

devoted to this "Star Wars" project, resources which ought to be used to

protect the environment, provide health care, education and other programs

of real value. "The U.S. government is spending billions of dollars o­n this

NMD project. According to several scientists who have worked o­n aspects of

it, NMD would not even provide effective protection against nuclear

missiles. Our energies would be much better spent o­n working towards

disarmament, rather than escalating the arms race in this way."

As a former senior engineer with a missile defence contractor, Dr. Nira

Schwartz, has stated, NMD is "not a defence of the US... It's a conspiracy

to allow them (TRW & others) to milk the government. They are creating for

themselves a job for life." They are also creating an illusion of

invulnerability for the US, arguably the world's most dangerous nation.

Many highly respected Canadians including David Suzuki, Senator Douglas

Roche and Maude Barlow have urged Canadians to do what they can to prevent

Canadian involvement in NMD. It is something we can do to help make the

world a safer place.

Contacts:

Jan Slakov - 537-5251

Maggie Schubart - 537-9804

Bob Stuart - 537-4315

Cherie Geauvreau - 537-1027

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14. NIGHT OF THE SPIRIT

Benefit for Iraqi Family Reunification

Arabic music, songs from Zimbabwe,

January 17th

7:30 pm

Polish White Eagle Hall

90 Dock St

James Bay

$20 available at 7 Valleys Food Store (2506 Douglas) or at the door.

Mohammed - 361-9499 or Liela - 386-5460

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15. TIRE BURNING PROPOSAL?

Please plan to attend a public meeting at the

Tuesday, January 20,

7:00 pm

Crofton Community Centre

to be hosted by The Crofton Airshed Citizens Group. We are asking NorskeCanada officials and the

Ministry of Water Land and Air Protection to provide greater detail about the NorskeCanada application for a thirty month "trial" permit to burn chipped tires, chipped creosoted railway ties, and coal in its #4 boiler at the Crofton pulp mill.

Why go to the meeting? Ultimately, for your own health and that of those you

love and our environment. NorskeCanada and our government need to know that

people care about this high risk mill and the dioxins and other carcinogens

it produces.

It is possible to produce paper without producing so much toxic waste. o­ne

of the speakers o­n Jan. 20, Delores Broten, will be able to provide more

information o­n what a sustainable paper industry would look like. We hope

you'll be there.

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PUBLIC MEETING - CROFTON

Happy New Year!

Update from the Crofton Airshed Citizens Group: http://www.croftonair.org

The Ministry of Water, Land and Air Protection (MWLAP) has extended

the deadline for public input o­n the proposed Alternative Fuels Trial

to Jan 31, at NorskeCanada's request. Thanks to everyone who wrote in

to help achieve this delay.

Please plan to attend a public meeting at the Crofton Community

Centre,

7:00 pm

Tuesday, January 20,

to be hosted by The Crofton Airshed Citizens Group. We are asking NorskeCanada officials and the

Ministry of Water Land and Air Protection to provide greater detail

about the NorskeCanada application for a thirty month "trial" permit

to burn chipped tires, chipped creosoted railway ties, and coal in

its #4 boiler at the Crofton pulp mill.

We believe a thorough baseline study of the Crofton Airshed (which

includes any place where you can smell the mill, and extends from

about Ladysmith to the Saanich Peninsular, including most of Salt

Spring and west to Lake Cowichan) should be undertaken to determine

current emissions and health risks, before the alternative fuels are

trialed. We also believe that if there is to be a trial, it should be

completed in a matter of weeks, rather than the proposed thirty

months. More frequent, broader and independent sampling is needed of

a wider range of emissions, both during the trial and o­n a regular

basis.

We are updating our website regularly with information and links.

Please refer to the website: http://www.croftonair.org for background

information o­n this issue.

Send comments and questions to:

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

Director, Environment, NorskeCanada Crofton Division

PO Box 70

Crofton, BC V0R 1R0

250-246-6227

and to:

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

Ministry of Water, Land and Air Protection

2080-A Labieux Rd.

Nanaimo, BC V9T 6J9

250-751-3125

fax: 250-751-3103

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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 day, 9-4:30pm. Eagle Extravaganza at Goldstream Provincial Park 478-9414

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

Every Sat, 1-3pm. Free, vegetarian food o­n Wharf St, between Johnson & Yates.

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

Every Sun, 6:30 & 11:30pm: EnviroMental, with Briony Penn. NewVI TV, Channel 12

Every 2nd & 4th Sunday, 7- 9pm Healing Drumming Circles. 353 Windermere. Space limited. Call Marianne S"mann-Wyss 382-3582. $10 donation or other exchange

Every 1st & 3rd Wednesday 7- 9pm Freeing Your Soul's Song Circles. 353 Windermere. Space limited. Call Marianne S"mann-Wyss 382-3582. $10 donation or other exchange

Mon 5-6, Gorilla Radio. Thur 5-6, No Name News. Fri, 9-10am The Real News. CFUV101.9FM./104.3 http://cfuv.uvic.ca

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

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Tue 6th, 7pm Two New Proposed National Parks in BC. Presentations by Rick Searle and Ken Wu o­n proposed national parks in South Okanogan "pocket desert", and extending Waterton Lakes National Park into BC. Meeting Room, Central Library, 735 Broughton St. WCWC 388-9292

Wed 7th, 7pm ?The Nature of Things: Farm Inc. Part I?. Beyond the meat counter, our distancing from the source of our food is creating a growing crisis. Repeats Sun 11, 5pm. CBC TV, Channel 2

Sat 10th, 10-1pm Garry Oak Restoration Project work party o­n Mount Tolmie, 595-5600

Sat 10th, 6:30pm Vancouver Island Vegetarian Association vegan potluck supper. Everyone welcome. Please bring a prepared dish to share (no meat, fish, eggs, dairy, whey, honey etc.), and own plates, cups, and utensils. $3. First Met Hall, 932 Balmoral (near Quadra & Pandora). 386-2100 or http://www.IslandVeg.com.

Mon 12th, 7pm Social Justice Film Night. ?The Journalism of P. Sianath?, about an Indian journalist who is training young journalists to be the voice of the poor. Nr Wilkinson/Interurban. $5. 479-9491

EcoNews, 395 Conway Rd, Victoria, B.C. V9E 2B9 Tel/Fax (250) 881-1304

This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it http://www.earthfuture.com/econews

Deadline for February issue: Jan 24th.

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17. LIVE MUSIC

High Tide Upcoming Concerts

Tickets available at: A&B Sound (Jazz Desk), Lyle's Place or the McPherson Box Office (250-386-6121)

For more info, contact High Tide Entertainment 478-1888 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Philip Glass, Monday January 19th, 2004

Alix Goolden Performance Hall, Conservatory of Music 907 Pandora St. (250) 386-5311

Doors 6:30pm, Showtime 7:00pm

Tickets: $30 regular, $25 students & seniors, $35 Door

www.philipglass.com

Kinnie Starr, Friday January 23rd

The Upstairs Cabaret, #15 Bastion Sq., 250-385-5483

Doors 9pm, Showtime 10pm

All Tickets: $15

www.kinniestarr.com

Kinnie Starr, Saturday January 24th

The Waverly Hotel, Cumberland/Courtenay, 2629 Dunsmuir Ave.

Tickets: $10

www.kinniestarr.com

Martyn Joseph, Monday January 26th

Gibson Auditorium - Camosun College (Young Building) - Landsdowne, 1300 Foul Bay Rd.

Doors 6:30pm, Showtime 7:00pm

www.martynjoseph.com

Harry Manx & the Urban Turban, Saturday Jan. 31st

McPherson Playhouse, #3 Centennial Square 250-386-6121

Showtime 8pm

All Tickets: $27.50 General seating

www.harrymanx.com

Tickets available at: A&B Sound (Jazz Desk), Lyle's Place or the McPherson Box Office (250-386-6121)

For more info, contact High Tide Entertainment 478-1888 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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17. SURVIVING ECONOMIC TERRORISM

There are three active squats here in Victoria right now. Each o­ne of these groups consist of the people who can not get into o­ne of or emergency shelters for various reasons such as there is not enough beds, they don't have enough money or they are to intoxicated.The o­ne squat that I visited just after boxing day had thirty people all trying to stay warm around o­ne candle. This particular group has been in existance for several months now and has been very vocal about their needs and for a wet bed facility for those who are in need of a place to safe and out of the bad weather envoriment. While I was there I noticed that they where not prepared for the extra cold weather. None of them had hats, gloves, warm blankets etc....So if anyone could help them out with some of this stuff talk to Patricia or myself and we can help hand out some to those who are not able to get into the shelters. During this meeting Patricia told Kym and myself that she knows that her group will be moved sometime during the next few days. The city officials along with the VCPD will be doing this. But they have not place to moved too. They have been told that it will most likely be o­n the second of January. Patricia has expressed that she and the group do not want to move until they have a place that they can go too.

Right now they don't even have too hot coffee, access to washrooms (except to the Link. The people at the Link have been fanstastic in all their efforts to support this group. But unfortunately some of them are in just a bad a shape as those who are outside. Because this group has been active in speaking out they are asking for some community support and if anyone is interested in helping this group please come to a public meeting that they are having o­n Thursday Jan.31 at the Click Build I think It is o­n Herald Street (where the End Poverty Conference was held last year)near Value Village. It is at four - please bring some food, beverages extra (remember they have no cooking facilities so it needs to fresh stuff.

The Count Down Begins.

Four months to Go. and Two More Income Assistance Cheques to Go!

Are You Ready?

For the next seventeen months of the roving cuts to public services.

Get Ready!

Don't Wait for Someone to take it for you because they just may to it right away from you.

Womyn Unite!

March the 8th is Coming.

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corporate privatization doesn't guarantee personal privacy

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"If God wants us to do a thing, he should make his wishes sufficiently clear. Sensible people will wait till he has done this before paying much attention to him."

Samuel Butler (1835-1902), Samuel Butler's Notebooks (1951, p.116)

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