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LEFT COAST EVENTS (Pt II ) - Victoria & Islands - March 14th, 2005 PDF Print E-mail
Justice News
Wednesday, 16 March 2005 08:12
More Peace, Earth, and Justice events for March and April

(no, I'm not endorsing #18, it's listed there for those are unclear about this government's advertising policy.)
1.  Kairos Anti-Poverty Workshop - March 22nd
2.  Buying Recycled Paper - March 24th
3.  Solidarity Brigade - film & discussion - March 25th, Apr 13-16th
4.  Tommy Douglas - theatre - Mar 26 & 27th
5.  Easter Eggs-stravaganza - March 27th
6.  Youth Initiatives Grants - April 1st
7.  Hire a Camosun Co-op Student - April 1st
8.  EcoFeminist Author at UVic - April 3rd
9.  Ct'ee on Citizenship & Immigration - public hearing - April 3-10th
10. Int'l Year of Microcredit - info - April 4th
11. Social Justice and Business - discussion - April 4th
12. TRANSCEND - Romania - building democracy
13. Wilderness Committee Events & News
14. High Tide Entertainment - lotsa great music
15. STV Update
16. fifty-fifty arts collective events
17. Supporting Local Musicians
18. How they do it - making BC gov't ads
19. Reclaim the Media

*  From: "David  and joy Fai" < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >
 
The Fulcrum Project's STAND is a CD made up of an eclectic mix of local BC musicians donating music to bring awareness to the poverty that exists in our Province today.  We intend to sell this CD for just $5.17 in recognition of our upcoming Provincial election date: May 17th as well as to raise some funds for local organizations working on poverty. We hope through its promotion to help bring attention to the poverty that is all around us - and to remind people that on May 17th  - they have the opportunity to vote for candidates willing to work towards ending it.  To order the CD, go to their website at www.thefulcrumproject.org. We are hoping to get this CD into some local record stores and community organizations - but as of yet - have not done so. WE just have 500 CD's - so please order one or better yet, ten, NOW!!

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1.  KAIROS ANTI-POVERTY WORKSHOP

From Charity to Justice: Building a Faith Based Response to Poverty

Tuesday, March 22, 2005: 3:30 - 5:30 pm
University of Victoria:  Harry Hickman Building - Room 110 -

Michael Polanyi, Coordinator of Social Development Program for Kairos: Canadian Ecumenical Initiatives will be leading this workshop.  Come learn, reflect and share ideas about:

?               the current state of poverty in Canada
?               our calling as people of faith to respond to poverty
?               new opportunities for faith based anti-poverty action

To register call 721-8338 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .   For more information please contact Henri Lock, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 472-4159.  Sponsored by University of Victoria Interfaith Chaplains Services.
 
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Interfaith Chaplaincy Services at the University of Victoria
(In Liaison with Student and Ancillary Services)
Room 151 Campus Services Building
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Phone: 721-8338                                  
Website: http:// This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it /chaplain
 
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2.  SEND A CONSISTENT MESSAGE ON RECYCLED PAPER
 
THE PAPER: Rolland New Life, union made in Quebec by Cascades. NOW 100% post-consumer recycled fibre, process chlorine free. Now with new packaging which explains the benefits of this paper.

ORDER DEADLINE: Thursday March 24th

PAPER DELIVERY: Week of April 4th

PRICE: $61.50 per case of 5,000 sheets, plus taxes and delivery

DELIVERY: by courier in Vancouver and Victoria, Canada Post everywhere else

TO ORDER: How? Three convenient choices

Place your orders for the monthly buy on line here office paper buying club: www.rfu.org
or by email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
or phone Paper Choice at 1-800-567-4055.

PAYMENT: You will receive your invoice by fax or email. The Buying Club operates on PRE-PAYMENT only.

After you receive your invoice, Mail your cheque, made out to Reach for Unbleached! to:

Reach for Unbleached! Buying Club,
c/o Paper Choice,
Box 224, Gabriola BC V0R 1X0

Using recycled chlorine free paper is a first step to sustainability. It saves energy and water as well as trees and air pollution, so using it also helps achieve your personal One Tonne Challenge!

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

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3.  SOLIDARITY BRIGADE

JOIN CARLOS, PURI AND OTHER LOCAL ACTIVISTS ON THE SOLIDARITY BRIGADE TO
VENEZUELA, APRIL 13-16, 2005

FOR LOCAL INFORMATION CALL CARLOS AT 250/598-7690

MARCH 25 AT 8PM video-documentary "CHAVEZ, VENEZUELA AND THE NEW LATIN
AMERICA" 1923 FERNWOOD ROAD, FREE ADMISSION

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INVITATION

3rd International Solidarity Gathering with the Bolivarian Revolution of
Venezuela

"Learning from the World and Sharing our Experiences"

February, 2005

Dear Friends From Around the World:

This year marks the third anniversary of the heroic actions by the
people of Venezuela, who took to the streets arm in arm with their
military brothers and sisters and demanded the return of their
President.  Hugo Rafael Ch?vez Fr?as was forcefully removed from his
post by a military coup backed by the Venezuelan oligarchy, the
corporate media and the U.S. government.  On April 13, 2002, his
democratically-elected government was restored thanks to popular
mobilization supported by loyal members of the armed forces, and backed
by the 1999 Constitution of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.

>From April 13 - 16, 2005 Venezuela will host the third International
World Gathering, which seeks to broaden and strengthen the international
solidarity network that supports the Bolivarian revolutionary process,
and at the same time reach out to new sectors.

This invitation is being extended to our friends who have joined us in
the past, and to those new friends who may be interested in the topics
included in the program that will be discussed during the gathering.
Some topics of discussion include: labour issues, women, local
governments, housing, indigenous and afro-descendents issues, and
alternative media.  We welcome your participation by sharing your
experiences and thoughts. (See attached program)

This year, the gathering will take place in different states and
municipalities around the country, where various additional activities
will take place.  Our intention is that international delegates
experience, and be in contact with the Venezuelan people and the
country's different expressions.

As this is an international solidarity event, we request that those
organizations and delegates who register for the event cover their own
costs of accommodation, food, and transportation.  However, if you
consider that your situation requires specific attention, please forward
your request for food, lodging and transportation and it will be
reviewed and considered by the organizing committee to allocate the
necessary resources.

It is with great revolutionary enthusiasm that we await your presence,
participation and expression of solidarity.

Yadira Pirela,
Organizing Committee

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4.  TOMMY DOUGLAS - THE ARROW OF DESIRE

A one man show written & performed by John Nolan.

McPherson Playhouse, Victoria
Saturday, March 26, 2005 8:00 pm
Sunday, March 27, 2005, 2:00 pm

Tickets: $26 ($23 seniors or $15 students) available from the MacPherson Box Office: 386-6121

Presented by Oak Bay-Gordon Head NDP Constituency Association

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

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5.  GREAT VICTORIA EASTER EGG-STRAVAGANZA

On Easter Sunday, March 27, 2005 from 9:00am-1:00pm you and your family are invited to the first ever Great Victoria Easter Egg-stravaganza! 

This exciting family event will include a pancake breakfast and children?s entertainers Paul Hann, Major Conrad Flapps, and Daniel Lapp!

Also included is a fabulous Easter Egg Hunt sponsored by Bernard Callebaut Chocolaterie.  Find the Golden Egg and win a 2ft tall solid chocolate bunny (retail value $250.00).

Be sure to check out the Times Colonist or  http://www.canada.com/victoria/timescolonist/index.html in the weeks leading up to our event so you can enter our colouring contest!  The winner of the colouring contest will receive free tickets to the Egg-stravaganza and also be presented a 2ft tall solid chocolate bunny (retail value $250.00)!

Tickets are $13.50/family ahead of time or $15/family at the front gates of St. Ann?s Academy (835 Humboldt Street).  Tickets are expected to sell out so please purchase them ahead of time to avoid disappointment.

Please call 388-5251 to purchase a ticket or if you?d like more information.

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6.  YOUTH INITIATIVES GRANTS

The United Way of Greater Victoria's Youth Initiatives Grant was created to support projects developed by youth for youth (25 and younger) that focus on our five priority areas. Projects must be less than a year long and have definite goals and objectives.  The maximum grant amount is $3000.

For details, check out our website at www.unitedwayvictoria.bc.ca or contact Shaleen Jones at 385-6708 or at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

The deadline for the Youth Initiative Grants is April 1st, 2005. If you don't already have a user name and password for EPACT, you will need to request one prior to March 4th. We recommend that all applicants attend an orientation session on EPACT (It will save a lot of frustration!). Orientations will be held on March 11th, at 10:30 and 1 pm.  Please RSVP to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

If you have a project that would benefit youth, we want to hear about it!!!
Please feel free to contact me with any ideas or questions you might have.

Thanks,
Shaleen

Shaleen Jones
Community Programs Coordinator
United Way of Greater Victoria
1144 Fort Street
Victoria, BC    V8V 3K8
Phone: (250) 385-6708
email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
www.unitedwayvictoria.bc.ca
 
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7.  APPLY FOR FUNDING AND HIRE A CAMOSUN COLLEGE CO-OP STUDENT

(Application Deadline: Friday April 1st)

The Federal Government's 'Summer Career Placements' (SCP) program will fund up to 100% of a student's salary at a non-profit organization.
 
Our students are motivated and skilled, and ready to help you achieve your goals.
Let us know what your needs are, and we will direct you to the program that has the students with the skills you need.
 
For more information about Co-op at Camosun, please see: http://www.camosun.bc.ca/coop/employers.php
 
For information about the Summer Career Placement program and an application form (deadline April 1st), please see: http://youth.hrdc-drhc.gc.ca/programs/scpp.shtml
 
We welcome your involvement in this partnership that enhances student learning, while assisting an organization to meet their employment needs and fulfill their objectives - a win-win situation!
 
Please call 370-4100 for more information.

Volunteer Victoria
306 - 620 View Street
Victoria, BC  V8W 1J6
Ph 250.386-2269  Fax 250.386-2279
http://www.volunteervictoria.bc.ca

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8.  ECOFEMINIST AUTHOR CAROL ADAMS AT UVIC
 
The University of Victoria Student Animal Legal Defense Fund is pleased to
announce our hosting of ecofeminist and author Carol J. Adams. She will be
presenting her slideshow on The Sexual Politics of Meat. Her presentation
will be followed by a book signing and vegan reception.

Sunday, April 3
7 pm
Room 158 in the Faculty of Law Fraser Building

Join us as Carol J. Adams presents the Sexual Politics of Meat Slideshow that discusses the images of women and animals in contemporary popular culture. The slideshow provides an ecofeminist analysis of the interconnected oppressions of sexism, racism, and speciesism by exploring the way popular culture presents images of race, gender, and species to further oppressive attitudes. It also suggests forms of resistance against the construction of individuals, human or non-human, as "meat."

Drawing upon images from popular culture, it answers the question: how does someone become a piece of meat? The slideshow demonstrates how a trinity of interrelated forces--objectification, fragmentation, and consumption--impacts our cultural and personal
consciousness about women and animals.

For more information please the website at www.law.uvic.ca/saldf or contact Shannon Elliott at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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9.  COMMITTEE ON CITIZENSHIP AND IMMIGRATION

The Committee on Citizenship and Immigration (CIMM) under its Chairman,
Liberal Andrew Telegdi (MP Kitchener-Waterloo) will conduct consultations on A
Citizenship Act, Recognition of the International Experience and
Credentials of Immigrants" and "Family Reunification Issues". The two
 latter issues are of prime importance to immigrant women and their
families.

The Committee intends to hold public hearings in St. John's, Halifax, Fredericton and Charlottetown on the week of March 7, 2005, Quebec City
and Montreal, the week of March 21, 2005 and also Winnipeg, Regina, Calgary,
Edmonton, Victoria, Vancouver, Toronto and Kitchener-Waterloo, the weeks
April 3 and April 10, 2005.

ACTION: Women should make every effort to appear at each of these
locations and make oral presentations. Write to the Clerk of the Committee, Bill
Farrell <mailto: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it > This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it by 12 noon on Tuesday February 22 , 2005 expressing your intention to appear. Each group has seven (7) minutes for its presentation and should, ideally, submit their brief to the Clerk electronically and in both official languages wherever
possible.

If you wish to make a written submission, in both please make sure that a
bilingual document reaches the Clerk by 12 noon on Tuesday March 15, 2005.

Shauna Paull for Immigrating Women in Science Project

417-535 Hornby St
Vancouver, BC V6C 2E8
Phone: 604.895.5800 loc 5414

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www.harbour.sfu.ca/scwist

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10.  THE INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF MICROCREDIT

United Nations International Year of Microcredit 2005

Oikocredit at work:
Fortunata Maria de Aliaga has sold flowers from a La Paz, Bolivia, street corner for as long as anyone can remember. When her children were young, she worked long days to give them the opportunity she never had-the chance to go to school. There were days when she barely had enough money to set up shop. Then, 15 years ago, Fortunata learned about Oikocredit. Together with 3 other women, she qualified for a loan that allowed her to buy flowers in bulk at a much cheaper rate. Today, Fortunata is proud to report that she put her savings to good use. "All 3 of my children finished school."

Hear Teresita Murillo, dynamic Oikocredit Regional Manager in Costa Rica, speak on the impact of Microcredit in Central America and explain how?.
Oikocredit, as the largest private source of microcredit internationally,                       promotes global justice by challenging?.
People, churches and others to share their resources through socially responsible       investments and by ?.
Empowering disadvantaged people with credit.

Date:  Monday, April 4, 2005
Time: 7:oo pm
Place: First Metropolitan United Church, 932 Balmoral Rd.

"Microcredit is about giving hope. When you're talking about making loans to
women whose income is less than $1 a day, you can easily make the leap to see
what a microloan can make possible."
Natalie Portman, Spokesperson for the International Year of Microcredit 2005

Sponsored by Oikocredit BC and KAIROS-BC. Go to www.oikocredit.org for more information.
Local Contact Person: Keith Jamieson at 385-1538

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11.  SOCIAL ENTERPRISE: BLENDING BUSINESS AND SOCIAL JUSTICE

Social Enterprise: Blending Business and Social Justice--What's Possible?

Dr. Ted Jackson visit to Uvic and Public Presentation:

Monday, April 4
from 10:00 am- 11:30 am          
Clearihue D267

(45 minute presentation followed by a question period)

Social enterprise generally refers to non-profit and cooperative businesses that are governed democratically and that produce goods and services, and jobs, that advance their social mission. 

From the Government of Canada to Harvard Business School, there is growing awareness of the importance of these social-purpose businesses and their multiple bottom lines.  Yet there are contradictions and limits in blending business techniques with social-justice objectives.

To what extent can social enterprises provide good-quality livelihoods for  marginalized citizens and cost-effective services for the under-served?

What should the role of government be in promoting this sector? 

How can the social-enterprise managers of the future be trained and  supported?

This presentation will propose some answers to these and other questions.

The Speaker:  Dr. Edward T. Jackson is  Chair of the Carleton Centre for Community Innovation, and Associate Professor of Public Administration  and International Affairs, at Carleton University.  A member of the  National Roundtable on the Social Economy, and co-founder of the Community Economic Development Technical Assistance Program and the  Carleton-World Bank International Program for Development Evaluation  Training.

Professor Jackson has lectured and published widely on community  economic development, civil-society financing and participatory  evaluation.  He also serves as President of E. T. Jackson and  Associates Ltd., an award-winning international management consulting  firm and member of Canadian Business for Social Responsibility that has worked in 50 countries.

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12.  TRANSCEND Training Programme Announcement

Please distribute and forward to all groups, individuals and organisations you believe may wish to participate.

Building Democracy, Participation and Peace by Peaceful Means:

Strategies and Actions for Social Transformation and Nonviolent Struggle - Learning from and Building Local and Global Movements

April 18 - 22, 2005
Cluj-Napoca, Romania

www.transcend.org

An Invitation to democracy struggles, social justice movements, women's organisations, students, unions, human rights workers, peace activists, and people's movements from across the world!

In the aftermath of Madrid, September 11th, the war on Afghanistan, the war on Iraq, and the wars of terrorism, non-violent transformations in Ukraine, Georgia and Bolivia, and people's struggles for social justice, democracy, and human rights in their communities and world-wide, Building Democracy, Participation and Peace by Peaceful Means is a practical, concrete course exploring the dynamics and methods of nonviolent mobilisation and conflict transformation.

Building Democracy, Participation and Peace by Peaceful Means  is intended as a meeting point and in-depth, intensive training programme for those engaged in nonviolent movements and social struggles for people's and community rights, democratisation, peace, and social justice, drawing upon the inspiration and lessons learned from people's movements and struggles around the world over the past 50 years.  From the People's Power movement in the Philippines to the non-violent revolutions in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union and the overthrow of political apartheid in South Africa to the Living Democracy Movement in India, the Assembly of the Poor in Thailand, the Landless Movement in Brazil, struggles for democracy in Georgia and Ukraine, and the World Social Forum, Building Democracy  will draw the lessons and experiences from the history of nonviolence in practice.

Ideal for community workers and people working for human rights and struggling against violence in all its forms, Building Democracy  will bring together social justice and human rights activists, social workers and organisers, and peace organisations and movements from around the world creating a space for sharing of experiences and training in skills and methods for practice - for local and global struggles - learning from the legacy of non-violent  movements from all continents, and weaving together and strengthening a global network of committed social activists and non-violent practitioners.

Throughout the five-day workshop and training will be an intensive, participatory and dynamic experience, helping to develop further concrete skills, tools and knowledge for committed social activists, community workers, peace and nonviolence workers and practitioners.

For more information or to register as a participant, please contact:
Jasmina Francetic, Training Coordinator: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

For on-line registration, please visit: http://www.transcend.org
 
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13.  WILDERNESS COMMITTEE NEWS & EVENTS

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NEW! Sign the Online Petition to Save the Taku Wilderness!

The Transboundary Watershed Alliance (TWA) has a new online petition at:
www.riverswithoutborders.org

Help protect the Taku Wilderness in northern BC - the largest unroaded
watershed on the Pacific Coast of North America - from a proposed 160 km
long mining road. Thousands of citizens wrote-in against the mining road during the recent
public input process. Will the federal government listen? Watch for further calls to action, there is a tough fight ahead. For now, sign the online petition. Contact Nola Poirier or David Mackinnon of the TWA if you have more questions at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or
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Eco-Election Campaign reaches 6000 BC households so far - Get involved!
 
So far, the WCWC's Eco-Election Campaign has reached 6000 BC households,
letting residents know about the BC government's track record on the environment. We need YOUR help to reach thousands more...
Organized team outreach efforts are going on in Victoria right now, and are about to be launched in Vancouver for Mar.20. In rural BC, it'll only be a couple weeks until we get our first groups going, too...get involved! 
At a minimum, you can go out for a few hours by yourself in your own neighborhood anywhere in BC handing out leaflets, or you can go with us in a team leafletting in targeted areas - it's fun! And it's more important than virtually anything else you can do at this time in BC's
history...
 
To help or to be mailed leaflets, contact Pearl Gottschalk, Cassbreea Savage, or Ken Wu to help at (250) 388-9292 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
 
In the Lower Mainland, contact Geoff Seninchenko at (604) 683-8220 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

To download leaflet hardcopies to photocopy yourself or more info visit:
www.wildernesscommitteevictoria.org or www.workingforest.org
 
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Sunday, Mar.20:
Tour of Ancient Forests around Greater Victoria

The day after the Ancient Forest Conference, join the WCWC's Ken Wu and
Graeme Verhulst for a guided tour to the old-growth Garry oak stands at
Summit Park, the unbelievably huge (and little known) ancient Douglas
firs in Francis King Regional Park, and the ancient Western Red Cedar
lowlands in Goldstream Provincial Park. Please bring your vehicle if you
have one. Meet at 10:30 am at UVic at Parking Lot 1 (off the right side
of the Ring Road before you reach the SUB) on the forested side, and
we'll try our best to squeeze everyone into vehicles. Back by 3 pm.
Free.
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Thursday, Mar.24, 2005

Beautiful adventure/environmental slideshow presentation:
BC's Mountain Caribou and the Purcell Wilderness Traverse!

7-9 pm
733 Johnson St. (Sierra Club meeting room), 3rd Floor, Victoria

By donation. Limited seating.

The WCWC in Victoria is hosting wilderness guide/photographer Dave Quinn
who will present an evening of images and tales from a traverse of the
Purcell Mountains, from Kimberley, BC to Rogers Pass - over 400
kilometers of wilderness, grizzlies, clearcuts and adventure.  See the
rugged Purcell Wilderness Conservancy, St. Mary's Alpine Park, Bugaboo
Alpine Provincial Park, and Glacier National Park, and get a glimpse
back in time at some of the last remaining wilderness areas of southern
British Columbia. 

Learn about the threats to this wilderness, about BC's endangered
mountain caribou, and how you can help this rapidly disappearing animal.

Dave Quinn is a freelance writer/photographer who spends most of the
year working as an expedition guide around the world. Trained as a
wildlife biologist, he has worked with grizzlies, mountain caribou,
badgers, lynx, and fisher in the East Kootenays. Dave and his partner
Kelly Comishin run Treehouse Outdoor Education Inc., an organization
that offers a range of outdoors-based leadership, youth, and
team-building programs in the Kootenays. Dave's writing and photography
has been featured in Telemark Skier, Backcountry, Couloir, and Adventure
Kayak magazines, as well as the MEC, Necky, and Patagonia catalogs. 
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NOW HIRING
The WCWC in Victoria is hiring a few more door canvassers. Help protect
BC's wildlands and critters while making a modest income. Full-time and
part-time. Come between 2-4 pm Monday to Friday to apply and talk to
Aida at 651 Johnson St., or call her during those hours. Phone 388-9292

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www.wildernesscommitteevictoria.org
www.workingforest.org
www.bcoilslick.org
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A NEW ERA OF LAWLESSNESS

You are invited to participate in a series of forums on an important issue affecting our communities and environment.

The past four years have seen dramatic changes to environmental and forestry laws in BC. Deregulation has eroded the ability of BC's laws to protect clear air, clean water and a healthy environment for future generations.  These changes have turned critical decisions about land and resources over to resource companies as the Crown attempts to avoid or reduce its duties to First Nations. The upcoming forums are designed to raise awareness about this "new era of lawlessness" and its impacts on communities, culture and the environment - shining a light on the provincial government's record on these issues in the lead up to May 17.

See http://www.forestsolutions.ca for more details. The Duncan and Terrace forums have already occurred but a number are still to come, see dates and times below.  SEE YOU THERE!

Mon 14-March, 7.30pm, Charlotte's, 621 Baker Street
Local contact: (250) 352-3830
Nelson

Prince George
Mon 14-March, 7pm, UNBC, Lecture Theatre #7-152
Local contact: (250) 563-5670

Williams Lake,
Tues 15-March, 7pm, Caesar's Inn, 55 South 6th Avenue
Local contact: (250) 398-7929

Kamloops
Tues 22-March, 7pm, College of the Cariboo, Rm 1015 Int'l Bldg
Local contact:(250) 371-5520

Victoria
Wed 23-March, 7pm, To be announced
Local contact: (250) 386-5255

Port Alberni
Wed 30-March, 7pm, Echo Community Centre, 4255 Wallace St.
Local contact: (250) 723-4666

Vancouver
Wed 30-March, 7pm       Roundhouse Community Centre, 181 Roundhouse Mews
Local contact:(604) 684-7378

Courtenay
Thurs 31-March, 7.30pm, North Island College - Komoux Hall
Local contact: (250) 338-0155

Best regards,
Jessica Clogg

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14.  HIGH TIDE ENTERTAINMENT

"Performing 3 - 1 hour sets!"
"Maple Blues Awards Harmonica Player of the Year"
Carlos de Junco & Band
Wed. March 23rd
Central Bar & Grill, 708 View St.
"Earlier Show" Showtime 8pm
Tickets: $15 Advance / $18 Door
 
To Schedule interviews with Carlos contact:
Carlos del Junco
ph: 416-461-3596
fx:  416-461-4166
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To recieve press kits, press photos, contest giveaways, sponsorships contact:
Matt Laundrie
Phone: (250) 478-1888
Cellphone: (250) 686-1103
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Upcoming High Tide Concerts!!!!!

Tickets available at: Lyles Place (cash only) 250-382-8422,
McPherson Box Office (service charge) 250-386-6121 & Central Bar & Grill (only Central shows)

"Performing 3 - 1 hour sets!"
"Maple Blues Awards Harmonica Player of the Year"
Carlos de Junco & Band
Wed. March 23rd
Central Bar & Grill, 708 View St.
Showtime 8pm, Doors 6:30pm
Tickets: $15 Advance / $18 Door
 
To Schedule interviews with Carlos contact:
Carlos del Junco
ph: 416-461-3596
fx:  416-461-4166
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An intimate evening with Legendary...
Arlo Guthrie
Sunday, April 17th, 2005
Alix Goolden Performance Hall (Conservatory of Music, 907 Pandora St.)
Doors 7:30pm, Showtime 8:00pm, General Seating
Tickets: $35 Advance / $38 Door (on sale Wed., March 9th)
Available at: Lyle's Place (cash only) 250-382-8422 & McPherson Box Office (service charge) 250-386-6121
Website: www.arlo.net
 
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Accompanied by:
Arlo Guthrie - Piano, Guitar, Vocals
Abe Guthrie - Keyboard, Vocals
Sarah Lee Guthrie - Guitar, Vocals
Gordon Titcomb - Steel Guitar, Mandolin, Banjo
 
Like his father Woody Guthrie, Arlo Guthrie has carved out a career as a folksinger and songwriter with a social conscience who leavens political messages with humor. Most people know Arlo from his world famous song, "Alice's Restaurant". During his family style acoustic concert, Arlo Guthrie will entertain with stories and songs that pay tribute to our heritage of American folk singers like his father Woody (This Land is Your Land), Bob Dylan, Pete Seeger, Johnny Cash and Cisco Houston. Today, Arlo spends nearly ten months of the year on the road.
 
To Schedule interviews with Arlo contact:
Annie Guthrie
772.589.1774
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Rising Son Records
772.589.5438
 
Little Charlie & the Nightcats
Monday, April 18th, 2005
Central Bar & Grill
"Earlier Show" Showtime 8:30pm
Tickets: $18 Adv. / $20 Door (on sale Wed., March 9th)
 
To Schedule interviews with Little Charlie & the Nightcats:
Steve Hecht
Piedmont Talent
704-399-2210
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Andy Stochansky & Band
with opening guests... Winston
Tuesday, April 19th, 2005
Showtime 9:30pm
Central Bar & Grill
$8 cover
 
To Schedule interviews with Andy Stochansky:
Chris Allen - Mosaic Media
(310) 786-4986, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or
 
Brian Hetherman - Cerberus Aritists Management
(416) 596-9024, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Sloan
with opening guests... TBA
Sunday, May 8th
Legends Nightclub
Doors 8pm
Tickets: $20 Adv. / $23 Door (on sale Wed., March 9th)
* Also available at Strathcona Hotel 383-7137
 
Tickets available at: Lyles Place (cash only) 250-382-8422, & McPherson Box Office (service charge) 250-386-6121 & Central Bar & Grill (only Central shows)

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15.  STV UPDATE

The more people know about STV the more they like it. We welcome the naysayer's stated goal to help British Columbians understand STV.  What is not helpful is the stream of misinformation those same people spout out.

Political insider, Bill Tieleman doesn't get it.  He still asserts STV results in less local representation and accountability.   The Citizens Assembly chose STV to achieve effective local representation and to make politicians accountable to those who elect them.

STV uses multi-seat districts. The number of votes needed to get elected is the same for each MLA and those votes are exclusively for that MLA.   There are 79 seats in Victoria.  Every 1/79th portion of all voters will claim one seat.  No area will claim more or fewer seats than the population warrants.  STV delivers fair representation to every locality - urban as well as rural. Talk that STV permits urban centres to dominate is misinformation.  It could only happen if the voters in the rural areas want that to happen.

What about accountability?  To suggest the current system is high on accountability is laughable.  Last week, I listened to the folks in Prince George.  They told me their MLA becomes party property the day after the election and that in shaping public policy their MLA has all the clout of a wet noodle.  Some accountability!  A similar sentiment is found across the province and across the political spectrum. Next week I'll hear it all over in the Bulkley Valley.

Why are STV elected MLAs more accountable to voters than party?  STV offers voters more than one candidate from each party.  Voters decide which one of those candidates will get elected.  That is power for voters. Voters can abandon an incumbent without abandoning that incumbent's party and leader. Voters can dump politicians painlessly.  The current system restricts choice.  Voters must accept whatever candidate the party dishes up.  In contrast, STV puts voters in the driver's seat.  It is in a politician' self interest to pay more heed to their voters than their party.  That is accountability.

The Citizens Assembly chose to end "safe' seats, it chose for less party discipline, cleaned up nominations, the possibility of electing independents, effective local representation, accountable government, greater civility, and fair representation for all. It chose for the people.

Why?  The Citizens Assembly, unlike the naysayers, was free of political interests.  The randomly selected citizens who served had no positions of power to protect.  Their sole aim?  Do what is best for the people.  The May 17 referendum is a unique moment in the history of democracy.  Seize the moment!

Part-time Job Opportunity
The Yes side is taking applications for a part-time paid organizer position. If interested contact Bruce Hallsor This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Upcoming Events
With May 17 just 2 months away, many community groups are planning educational opportunities, including the following:

Bulkley Valley March 15-20, 2005

March 15,  Tuesday
11:05 -12:05 am.  Student assembly at Bulkley Valley Christian High School.
Mock election to select pizza toppings using both the current and the proposed voting system.
 7:30 - 9:30 pm
Public Forum sponsored by Fair Voting BC held at Bulkley Valley Christian High School.  Nick Loenen, Director of Fair Voting BC. "Doing Democracy Differently: What Does the Citizens' Assembly Propose and Why?"
A discussion on what ails the voting system and why the Citizens Assembly's proposed voting system promises effective local representation, less party discipline, accountable government and a less polarized politics.
Contact: Harry Kruiselbrink This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

March 16, Wednesday
7:15 am - 8:15 am Seminar and Continental Breakfast open to all, sponsored by the Smithers District Chamber of Commerce, Hudson Bay Lodge.  Topic: "Business Interests and a Change in Voting System!" The Citizens Assembly's proposed voting system promises to make every vote count, but what about stability? Do we want an Italian pizza parliament of splinter parties? Is coalition government not weak government? What is the experience elsewhere?
Speaker: Nick Loenen, Director, Fair Voting BC
Contact: Brian Burrill This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it 250.847.5072

Smithers Senior Secondary School two classes 12:50 to 3:06 PM.

March 18, Friday
Terrace, radio 9:00 am - 9:30 am.  TO THE POINT on CJFW-FM John Crawford This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it 250- 638-6325
Chamber, afternoon, time and venue TBA, John Taylor This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it   250-635-2063
10:00 am, interview editor,Terrace Standard, Rod Link This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

March 19, Saturday Evening
AGM Kitimat Chamber of Commerce
"Doing Democracy Differently: What Does the Citizens' Assembly Propose and Why?"  Speaker, Nick Loenen
Contact: Debbie Rocha This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Lower Mainland
Vancouver
March 24 6:30 PM SFU Harbour Center, Fletcher Challenge Canada Theatre (Room 1900) Information and Q/A session sponsored by SFU political science student association. Speakers include Ken Carty and Julian West, contact robert Barlow This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

March 24 A Bit of Blarney for BC-STV Come "vote" like the Irish, meet volunteers and get involved in the provincial campaign. A fundraiser for electoral reform. Blarney Stone, 216 Carrell, Vancouver, $5 at door. 8 pm, Contact Daniel Grice This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it   604-725- 8913

April 16.  Civic Education Society focussed on the Chinese community. Place TBA Contact; Micael Yue This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 604-771-7227

Surrey,
April 12 Fleetwood Christian Reformed Church, Public forum on Citizens Assembly proposal.  Contact: Tom Bomhof This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

April 25 Northwood United Church Public Forum on Citizens Assembly proposal. Contact: Peter Rolston This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

May 6  Surrey Chamber of Commerce  Referendum Debate.  Representing the Yes side Troy Lanigan and Andrew Petter.  Contact: Anita Huberman This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

For many, many additional events see Events Calendar of the Assembly Alumni http://bc-stv.ca/

Helpful Ideas and Hints
Fair Voting BC's web site has been updated.  It contains more information including mock election ballots. Visit www.fairvotingbc.com

Jim Erkiletian for The Owl & the Pussycat folk-blues duo writes:
We have a song for proportional representation. We sang it to the assembly when they were in Nanaimo, made CBC I think, and some other stations. We're easy about copies being made and distributed around. For your CD contact: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Another supporter writes:  Many people don't vote because they can't bring themselves to vote for any party, and many people vote negatively for a particular party because there is no alternatives for them and they are effectively voting against the other party.  Therefore, our message should be:

 "If you are not intending to vote because you don't like any of the parties. Or if you are going to vote negatively i.e.. for one party because you don't think there is any alternative and you couldn't bring yourself to vote for the other guys. Vote Yes to the referendum so that next time you can vote for the candidates you support. Make Your Vote Count."

Ken Carty's excellent lecture comparing the BC process to that of Quebec, and New Brunswick is available on request.

Some else writes: I have a commercial building on a busy commercial street in Victoria. I would like to put up a sign supporting the STV yes campaign.

Mock election ballot and instructions using pizza toppings suitable for high schools students is available on request.

Do you have an idea or helpful hint? Keep them coming!

Help Fund Campaign
An effective Yes campaign needs funding.  Your help makes it possible.  Donations great and small are needed.  With just 70 days till Referendum, now is the time to make your donation.  Do it today!

What is Needed?
Election-style, plastic lawn signs, 10,000 to cover the province        $30,000

Please make your contribution by cheque payable to Fair Voting BC, and mail to Fair Voting BC c/o John Vegt 123 Queens Ave., New Westminster, BC V3L 1J4.  Because FVBC is deemed to be political it cannot issue tax receipts.  FVBC is registered under the BC Societies Act as a non-profit organization since 1998.  Receipts and financial statements are available upon request.

Directors thank all who have already supported.

YOUR VOTE COUNTS!

Fair Voting BC Board of Directors

President John Vegt;    Vice President Robert Ransford;

Directors
Karen Etheridge; Steve Kisby; Nick Loenen; Julian West; David Marley; Patrick Conroy; David Schaub

Advisory Board

Gerry Ensing, Former Inspector of Independent Schools
Norm Levi, Former Minister of Social Services
Andre Molnar, Developer
David Suzuki, Environmentalist

For information and assistance on any of the above: Nick Loenen  604-274-3868  email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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16.  FIFTY FIFTY ARTS COLLECTIVE
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note to patrons

while most of us at the fifty fifty appreciate graffiti, we are currently experiencing complaints from neighbors who insist their vehicles are getting tagged during our events. given that these responses have not illustrated appreciation of the art left behind, we ask that you refrain from tagging in and around the venue. unfortunately, this is the kind of thing that prompts phone calls to the local police station - the last thing we need given our premature standing with the city. additional things you might consider in an effort to help us out: please do not trash the lot beside our venue. while it may appear dark and vacant during our events many folks pay monthly fees to use the parking during the day. it would appear these are the kind of people that would not hesitate to call the building/lot owners should they happen to be inconveinenced by debris or the like.

thanks for your consideration.
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upcoming events

Saturday, March 19th. 9pm. $6. Ghosts, Woolly Mammoth, THE APERTURE SET (their debut), Nathan Jonson (aka Hrdvsion).

Thursday, March 24th. Doors @ 8pm; $5. New Music Series continues . . . "A once remembered plasticChapparal. It dove over the edge Between dusk and waste." - Zelda Winemann Eldritch Priest presents "the plastic chapparal" - ebrious salo(o)n music for clarinet, trombone, taped piano, viola, contrabass, guitar/lap steel.

Late March. Shock Corridor Cinema Returns with a program TBA.

Saturday, March 26th: Art show and Fashion Show from Michael Doehle.

Friday, April 8th. 9pm. $10. K Records recording artist(s), The Microphones (Wa.) and WOELV (aka Genevieve Castree). Advance Tix on sale now at Ditch Records.

http://www.krecs.com/Microphones/microphones_new.html

Saturday, April 9th. 8pm. opening: '' The China Experience'' by Ami Muranetz
A collection of photography and stories from the Orient.

Monday, April 25th. 9pm. P:ano (vancouver lo-fiers) and Parenthetical Girls (san francisco based outfit; xiu xiu).

A Saturday in Late April. a fifty fifty Rock Lottery.

here's the idea, to be refined slightly as we get closer to the date:

Twenty five carefully selected musicians meet at 10:00 A.M. at the arts space. They represent a cross-section of the music community, with divergent levels of musicianship and experience. The musicians are organized into five bands through a lottery-based chance selection. The bands depart to different practice spaces and are given 12 hours to create three to five songs (with a one cover-song limit). Each band is asked to create a unified sound while still maintaining the individual styles of the members. At 10:00 P.M., the bands return to the venue and perform their songs in front of a waiting audience.

Saturday, May 28th. $10 all day / $3 vids / $8 bands. The Third Annual Noise! Festival. (a long way off but something to get excited about - an all day film and avant music festival). sounds and info: http://industrial.org/prmartyr.html
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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 updated regularly.
http://thefiftyfifty.org

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17.  SUPPORTING LOCAL MUSICIANS

I am pleased to report that, at long last, I am about to record a new CD, to be called The Roses on Annie's Table. It has been a dozen years since I recorded Gabriola V0R1X0 - how did that happen? - and I am delighted to be recording again. In part because, to my ear, the new songs are as good as any I've ever done, and that is a nice feeling to have at this age. (More about the songs below.) I am also delighted that Roses is being produced by Veda Hille. Veda's music doesn't categorize easily. She is a contemporary avant-garde composer, pianist and singer of great talent, integrity and humour. And strong opinions. Our collaboration is a stretch for both of us. A good stretch.

Veda is bringing with her some hot, young Vancouver players, like Ron Samworth on guitar and Peggy Lee on cello. They will join my old comrades, Keith Bennett on harmonica, Rene Worst on bass and Ben Mink on fiddle.

So, wanna help me make a record?

Roses is a $30,000 project - and that's working on the cheap. As you know, the market for old Canadian folk singers is, er, specialized, so I figure selling 3000 copies is a cautiously optimistic goal. With a little luck, Roses should pay for itself eventually, but that is a few years down the road. Your help now can make a real difference - the difference between taking another shot at a piece or settling for the pretty-good take we've got. Or it could allow us to bring in a tuba player if that suddenly seems like a wonderfully whacky idea.
 
So, ahem, will you join me? Here is how:
 
*       Buy and advance copy for $25.
 
*       Be a subscriber: for $50 you will get
       - copy of the CD hot off the press
         - your name on the cover card
          - an invitation to sing in the chorus. (We will be recording in Vancouver in late March.)
*       or a broke subscriber: If you are unemployed or an artist (often related phenomena), or on a fixed income, or just strapped, anything over $25 gets all the subscriber's perks.
 
*       Be a supporter: $100 pays for one musician on one song, and will get you two copies of Roses and, of course, the other perks. You can order additional advance copies at  $20 each, including shipping and handling.
 
*       Be a matron of the arts: $200 pays the studio costs for recording a song. Matrons get all of the above perks and can order additional CDs for $15 each.
 
*       Be a mensch: $300 will send Roses to every CBC radio station in the country. Menschen get the above perks, plus a CDR of embarrassing out-takes, if any.
 
*       Be a sponsor: $500 covers a 5-piece band. And all the above perks plus, if you want, slow, probably-only-partial repayment of your investment once the record breaks even. (I'll discuss the details with you.)
 
*       Be an angel: $1000 pretty much covers the manufacturing cost of the first 500 copies. Perks as above, and, if you like, I will come and sing in your living room or for your favourite charity.
 
*       Be a partner: $2000 is about what it costs for the complete, finished version of any one song. Take your pick below. It will be so noted. All the above perks, plus most anything else you want.
 
Deal you in? I will truly appreciate your generosity at any level.

Please get back to me within the next week or two and definitely by March 15. You can fill in the form at http://www.bossin.com/pledgeform.htm. Or send me an email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or give me a call, 250-247-7476. You can pay by credit card or paypal through the website, or just mail a cheque. Address below.

 Please pass this on to anyone you think might be interested, or let me know, and I will get in touch with them.
 
Thanks again, and regards,
 
Bob.

The songs

The Roses on Annie's Table. "There are now more humans than any other mammal."
Gary Davis.  "It must have been 1963, at the Bohemian Embassy."
Shirley Ann. "She's got love, like a Jehovah's Witness, bangin' on her door again."
Curve Ball.  "I said, 'Babe', and she said, 'Don't start.'"
London. "It's been 50 years since I gave up the ring, and not a week goes by that I don't think of her winking eye."
Nanaimo "If it wasn't for Midland Liquidators, we'd never go there again."
Lily. "Sometimes I think God sits 'round Heaven, flipping cards into a hat."
The New Steamboat Whistle Blues. (By and, in this version, about the late John Hartford) "Daddy would have never been a Ballplayer, if it hadn't been for you."
Bob's Carol. "Goyische girl, yiddische boy, the whole mishigas, 14 seasons of sorrow and joy."
Gingerbread (by Kim Barlow) "We're not lost in these woods, we're exploring."
Dance Hall (also by Kim Barlow) "We'll dance like we're in high school, Grizzly, pressed up hard against."
We Were Good People (by Maria Dunn) "Put a man in a uniform, he don't know right from wrong."
Slow Down (by Bob Franke) "A song came drifting to my heart, straight from The Grateful Dead."

From: Bob Bossin [mailto: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ]

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18.  HOW THEY DO IT

I am looking to hire average healthy looking people to model for a project I am undertaking for the BC Govt.

Models should be available during the week. Each session should take 3
- 4 hours, but at a relaxed shooting pace. All situations are everyday
"real life " scenarios depicting average and healthy individuals. The
images will become part of a BC Government collection and may be used
at their discretion in perpetuity.

It is necessary that any models used not :

1. Have an active political affiliation or be a political figure

2. Have any dubious personal or criminal background which would be
cause for embarrassment

3. Be making public statements to media which would reflect poorly on
the image presented in Government publications.

Models must sign release forms to this effect.

Essentially my client at the BC Govt wants to avoid being caught up in
any media problems involving the individual being represented in Govt.
publications

Models will be payed $40/hour for time on site. Travel to location in
Victoria or Saanich Peninsula will be responsibility of models.
catering will be provided on site.

Scenarios required;

1. Family playing/picnicking in park. Aboriginal parents also to work
together as couple for park shoot.

Objective: To create spontaneous and natural images of aboriginal
models interacting as family with and without elder and as young adults
enjoying healthy outdoor activities together in outdoor setting

Aboriginal Family - 1 day shoot
2 parents, 1 child, 1 senior (male or female)
4 models @ 1/2 day each $175

2. 1 Child 7 to 12 years old, Male or female for location shoot at
Beacon Hill Park: Spontaneous and natural images of children playing
happily together. Individual, spontaneous and informal portraits.
Smaller groupings as pairs.

3. 1 male 20 - 45 years old Image on work site: Spontaneous and
natural images of models interacting as workmen. Informal individual
portraits of models.

Any interested models should email a jpeg photo as soon as possible to


Chris Cheadle - photographer
www.chrischeadle.com
P.O. Box 2573
Sidney, B.C. V8L 4C1
Canada
tel. 250-655-4676

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19.  CORPORATE MEDIA ASSAULT ON DEMOCRACY IN CANADA
 
How much longer can 'democracy' survive in Canada in the face of a massive assault by the Corporate Media.
The latest example is the vicious attacks on the Martin government for not joining the US 'misile defence' plan to weaponize space.
 
The media have attacked the government from all sides.  Can any government continue to make non-corporate decisions when they have to face these hate-filled assaults for doing so.  The ridicule is both personal (at Martin) and at the government.  And it is 'total', because the major media is completely corporate controlled.
 
Corporate Canada wants us in this misile scheme, and are using their media as a weapon to get us there.  The story they present is one-sided, filled with disinfomation, but very effective. They use their media to lie to and manipulate a significant segment of Canadians, in order to move the Corporate agenda ahead.
 
Who is making policy in this country ... the people or the corporations.  In my opinion the answer is the Corporations- and their media is a big part of their power.  And they have done it to us for decades, from the phony story about 'overspending on social programs causing the National Debt', to the deliberate dismantling of health care which is presented to Canadians as 'the system does not work and we need to privatize'.
 
We have to fight back.  We have to attack the corporate media as they attack what remains of Democracy in Canada, because if we don't, their agenda will prevail completely.
 
Thousands of people listen to 'talk radio'.  You can get your message out.  CFAX (1070) ...386-1161... or CKNW (980) at 1-877-399-9898.  These are YOUR airwaves... they have been taken over by the Corporations, but you can still use them.  Please do so.
 
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