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LEFT COAST EVENTS - Victoria & Islands - August 6th, 2005 PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 05 August 2005 13:32
LEFT COAST EVENTS - Victoria & Islands - August 6th, 2005

1.  Hiroshima Day Commemoration (60th Year) - Salt Spring - Aug 6th
2.  60th ANNIVERSARY OF HIROSHIMA AND NAGASAKI-Lantern Floating, Victoria - Aug 6th
3.  Movie Monday - Aug 8th, 15th
4.  Canada's hidden involvement in missile defence - Aug 9th
5.  VLC's TWU Summer Solidarity Rally For TWU - Aug 11th
6.  The Oak Bay Green Committee Update  - Aug 14th, Sept 25-28th
7.  SIERRA CLUB NATURE OUTING! - Aug 14th
8.  COME CELEBRATE CLEAN AIR, GREEN POWER & GRASSROOTS EMPOWERMENT! - Aug 14th, Nanaimo
9.  Summer Fundraiser and Auction with Jack Layton and Carole James - Aug 15th
10.  Community Economic Development on the Street - Aug 17th
11.  What is this thing called Iyengar Yoga? - free class - aug 27th
12.  Sierra Club events for September - Sept 11, 25th
13.  EcoNews Excerpts
14.  ISLAND BLUEGRASS NEWSLETTER (IBN)
15.  EXPECT MORE SURVEILLANCE CAMERAS IN CITY STREETS
16.  G8 EDINBURGH DECLARATION OF COMMON SECURITY
contributions, considerations, concerns:

*  i'm sending the week's events list early because i'll be out of town doggie minding for much of next week.  i will maintain my street newz 'office' hours at #418, 620 view street on tuesday 10-noon, and at green cuisine friday 10-noon if anyone wants to visit.

*  it has been suggested that i refrain from using capital letters in the left coast e-newsletter because apparently that's considered 'shouting.'  so, there'll be a slight change in format from now on, unless enough people feel it's better to have the capitals.

*  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.

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

*  Victoria's Food Not Bombs is searching for volunteers to help prepare, cook, and clean-up on Sundays.  Serve your community, and eat good food.  383-5144 extension 1940.

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

This is to announce that there will be a special 2 part report on the work of Preda rescuing children from Philippine prisons and providing residential care recovery therapy and giving them a new start in life. This will be broadcast by ITN ( ITV, UTV) on Monday and Tuesday the 8th.August and 9th August after the main news Monday 6.30PM and after the news at 10.30PM on Tuesday after the midday news starting at 12.30PM , after the 6.30PM and 10.30 News. This will go ahead unless there is some traumatic news event. It will be shown later on RTE and CNN please tell your friends and pass on this Email. Please video tape it if you can.

*  From: Mike Nickerson < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >
 
Greeting Victoria Friends of Sustainability: Robert Mazerolle    This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it        
has been good enough to arrange for a discussion in Victoria for the 16th of August.  The time is yet to be determined, but as I will be in town. There may be an afternoon and an evening discussion.

The topic is that of "Life, Money & Illusion".  http://www.SustainWellBeing.net/LMI/lmisummary.html.   This will include the Question of Direction and the Canada Well-Being Measurement Act.  More detail on the topics are available at: http://www.SustainWellBeing.net

Please send Robert a note, or give him a call to see if there is a time & place that will work for you.

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

There is a Rainbow Gathering happening up near a place called Gold River, running from August 10th to the 25th (full moon is on the 19th).

*  From: "working TV" < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >
 
this week on working TV   
July 26 Cuba Forum
with Cuban speaker Orlando Fundora
                                
Taped July 26, 2005 at the Unitarian Church in Vancouver, this
event celebrated the 26th of July Movement of 1953 that sparked
and lead the Cuban Revolution.

Part of 2 of a 2 part series,  this week with:
Orlando Fundora, President of the World Peace Council,  "On Building
a Global Movement Against Imperialism and Terrorism"
 
This event was sponsored by:
Social Justice Committee of the Unitarian Church of Vancouver, http://stopwar.ca, and the Canadian Cuban Friendship Association (CCFA).

webcast  http://www.workingtv.com/26july2005.html

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

This essay/piece, called "Warrior Societies in Contemporary Indigenous Communities" by Taiaiake Alfred and Lana Lowe, is really worth checking out.

Taiaiake Alfred also is the author of the book "Peace, Power, Righteousness: an
indigenous manifesto".

view the pdf of the article at
http://www.ipperwashinquiry.ca/policy_part/policing/pdf/Alfred_and_Lowe.pdf

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

I just recorded 15 songs and they're now up on the web as a web-only release.  It's the link on the top center of the main page at www.davidrovics.com, or you can go to it directly at www.soundclick.com/davidrovics.

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

This sounds very interesting and perhaps revolutionary. I wanted to let you know about Independent World Television, a plan to build
the world's first global independent news network -- without funding from governments, corporations or advertising. Check out their sample video and tell them what you think at http://www.IWTnews.com

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

We are asking MoF and the Provincial Government to partner with us in correcting the ecological damage which resulted from 141 km of bulldozed fireguards and 93 cleared helicopter landing sites in previously pristine wilderness.

A full copy of the "Roads to Nowhere" report with maps and photos is available here: http://www.fonv.ca/research/roads_to_nowhere.pdf and a summary of the report is available http://www.fonv.ca/research/roads_to_nowhere_summary.pdf

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

Are you swinging in a hammock somewhere pondering your future? Well if you?ve got time on your hands and political ambitions, you may consider running in the next municipal election. For more on that, check out:  www.conservationvoters.ca/4.8.05

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

Lantern Books - publishers of books on animal advocacy, vegetarianism, and environmentalism - is pleased to announce our first annual essay competition. The aim of the competition is to allow new thinking to emerge on the key subjects of Lantern's publishing program and to encourage new voices to step forward to shape the debate for the future.

The first prize is $1000. There is no entry fee. Essays should be no longer
than 1500 words. The deadline is December 31, 2005. Complete guidelines can
be found at:  http://lanternbooks.com/essay.php

*  From: glen < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >
 
Here is another interesting site / radio show? (I think?) http://www.thepowerhour.com/

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

I think this might interest you!

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1.  Hiroshima Day Commemoration (60th Year) - Salt Spring

  • What: Hiroshima Day Commemoration (60th Year)-- U.S. War Resister Speaker (details below), music, art, dedications, potluck-bring a dish to share and your own plates and utensils.
  • Who: Canadian Voice of Women for Peace, Unitarians for Social Justice, Raging Grannies, War Resisters' Support Campaign
  • When: Saturday, August 6, 5 p.m.
  • Where: Peace Park across from Artspring

Link to story on keynote speaker: <http://www.straightgoods.ca/ViewFeature5.cfm?REF=343>

Press Release
Hiroshima Day Commemoration to Feature US War Resister

This year is the 60th anniversary of the bombing and devastation of Hiroshima.  Each year, Saltspringers commemorate Hiroshima Day with a remembrance  ceremony.  This year's commemoration will take place Saturday, August 6 in Peace Park across from ArtSpring with activities starting at 5 p.m.  As in years past, there will be music (Raging Grannies) and dedications to those who perished,  a giant peace symbol to be laden with flowers, children's activities and a keynote speaker.  There will be a potluck picnic dinner to follow. Please bring your own plates and utensils.

This year's keynote speakers will be U.S. War Resisters Joshua and Brandi Key, who fled to Canada with their four children after Joshua had served in Iraq. The 27-year old Keys entered  Canada before Joshua Key's US leave finished and he would be forced to return to Iraq.  He had already served eight months in Ramadi and Fallujah.

 "I did not want to return to Iraq.  I did not want to participate in this war based on lies. I did not want to kill any Iraqi civilians", he stated.

 Key, from Guthrie Oklahoma, had enlisted in early 2002, convinced by the US army recruiter that he would be able to provide for his growing family, that he would learn to build bridges, and that he would receive assistance towards schooling following his three-year tour of duty.  But by September, the rumours of war had begun, and all training was geared towards the invasion.

Once there, "we were always placed in the middle of town.  No running water, no shower, no toilets.  Our uniforms were stained with blood. We were ordered to take aim at everyone.  I'm not a GI Joe, I'm just a civilian who's trapped inside a military uniform.  I'm a guy who feels betrayed by his own country. And who asks himself: 'I'm here, for what?"

Back in the US on leave, the Keys went AWOL and went "underground" with their four children.  When they learned of the War Resisters Support Campaign, they moved to Toronto in March 2005.

 This summer, the Keys are camping their way across Canada telling their story to drum up national support for a whole new generation of war resisters.  In the late 1960s, Prime Minister Trudeau stated that Canada should become a haven from militarism.  50,000 Vietnam resisters found refuge in Canada during the Vietnam war.  Canadians overwhelmingly opposed the war on Iraq, so the War Resisters' Support Campaign is looking for public support to insist our government let these modern day resisters stay here.

For more info on the War Resisters' Support Campaign, see <http://www.resisters.ca>

Contact:          
Carol Grier
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537-4406

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

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2.  60th ANNIVERSARY OF HIROSHIMA AND NAGASAKI-Lantern Floating, Victoria

Please Post Widely
posters and flyers available
478-6906

60th ANNIVERSARY OF HIROSHIMA AND NAGASAKI
We need a vision to transform the weapons production and warfare industry

Saturday, August 6
7:30 - 9:30 pm

From Hiroshima to Hope: Lantern Floating Ceremony

Craigflower Park
(at Admirals and Gorge)

7:30 pm Lantern making
8:15 Speakers: Anny Scoones, North Saanich Deputy Mayor
Calum Worthy, award-winningstudent
Pearson College students
Music by The Mennonite Choir
9:00 Float lanterns with your peace messages

Materials for floating lanterns will be provided. Bring your Luminara lanterns to light the park.

Everyone welcome. Donations are appreciated.
 
Organizedby Physicians for Global Survival (Canada) and The Raging Grannies.

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Tuesday, August 9
7:00 - 9:00 pm

Escalation of the Nuclear Arms Race: Nagasaki to War In Space
Guest speaker Bruce Gagnon

University of Victoria
C103 David Strong Building

Sixty years after Nagasaki, the US is developing a new arsenal to weaponize space. Despite Canada's stated position on missile defence and a ban on weapons in space, Canada and its aerospace industry remain committed to space weaponry. We need a vision to transform the weapons production and warfare industry.

Bruce Gagnon,Coordinator of Global Network Against Weapons and Nuclear Power in Space has worked on space issues for over 20 years. In 2003, Bruce was appointed by Dr. Helen Caldicott as a Senior Fellow at her Nuclear Policy Research Institute where he also serves on her Advisory Board.

Bruce has led many anti-nuclear campaigns, including the massive campaigns against the Trident II nuclear missile and the Cassini Project that was featured on the TV program 60 Minutes (Cassini launched 72 pounds of plutonium into space in 1997). He has written articles for numerous magazines and spoken throughout the world. His video Arsenal of Hypocrisy spells out U.S. plans for space domination and his new book Come Together Right Now: Organizing Stories from a Fading Empire reminds us that change comes from action.

Presented by The Victoria Peace Coalition

Sponsors Council of Canadians (Victoria), Vancouver Island Research Group (VIPIRG), St. Saviour's Anglican Church, War Resisters Support Campaign (Victoria), Church of St. John the Divine, and The Peace, Earth and Social Action Committee of the Victoria Friends Meeting.

Susan Clarke

Victoria Peace Coalition
This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it      www.vicpeace.ca
Phone: 250.478-6906

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3.  Movie Monday

>Monday Aug 8 6:30 HORSES IN WINTER with Filmmaker Rick Raxlen
A feature film about Summer life in Ontario's cottage country circa 1952.
Sunny days by the lake, the slow dog days of August, a near-death
experience...
moms and kids, and the dads driving up from the city on weekends.
Our protagonist is an impressionable 7 year old and then looks back as a
father at 35.
A fond reminiscence presented by Victoria filmmaker and MM fave Rick Raxlen PG13

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

by donation

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

>Monday Aug 15 6:30 MANIC with guest director Dr. David Dawson
MANIC is a drama dealing with the onset of bipolar disorder in a husband and
father and the impact that it has on his family.
It was written produced and directed by Dr David Dawson, a psychiatrist,
novelist, artist, now gallery owner and filmmaker living in Hamilton
Ontario. He was born in Victoria. See
http://www.drummerboyfilm.com/director.php
The film tackles some important ground that, with discussion, Dr Dawson and some of us who live with the condition there as a resource, should make for a good, informative event. PG13
>Plus TOM, DAVID , AND EMILY, a 13min short, a meditation on another of Dr Dawson's artistic pursuits, on location landscape painting.

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

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4.  Canada's hidden involvement in missile defence

Victoria - Bruce Gagnon, Coordinator of the Global Network Against Weapons and Nuclear Power in Space and Senior Fellow at the Nuclear Policy Research Institute in Washington, DC, will be speaking at an event organized by the Victoria Peace Coalition.

"It's an honour to have Gagnon share his work and his indomitable courage and vision on the 60th anniversary of Hiroshima and Nagasaki," says Susan Clarke, organizer with the coalition.

Gagnon's research exposes the history of the US nuclear program from World War II to its current mandate to weaponize and dominate space. The missile defence program is an essential step in this scheme.

"Most Canadians know that our government recently decided not to support US missile defence," said Clarke. "Despite this decision and Canada's work in the UN for a ban on weapons in space, Canada and its aerospace industry remain committed to space weaponry.

"This is not a time for Canadians to sit back, feeling smug. We are, in fact, contributing millions of tax dollars and pension plan funds to the research and development of space weapons."

"As citizens, we need to put forth a vision to transform the weapons production and warfare industry," says Bruce Gagnon.

Bruce Gagnon is speaking on Tuesday, August 9 at 7:00 pm at UVic, David Strong Building Room C103. Admission is free.

For more information, please contact:   John Distephano, Victoria Peace Coalition 382-3375

Bruce Gagnon is available for interviews by phone (207) 319-2017 and in Victoria on August 9.

Susan Clarke                            Ph: 250-478-6906
2180 Cranleigh Place
Victoria V8R 1E2

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

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5.  VLC's TWU Summer Solidarity Rally For TWU
________________________________________________________________

                 VICTORIA LABOUR COUNCIL
(250) 384-8331       10-1921 Fernwood Road, Victoria, BC V8T 2Y6
(250) 384-8381 fax           Secretary-Treasurer J. Colin Graham
________________________________________________________________

PLEASE CIRCULATE - INTACT

Dear Affiliates, Members, and Community Members:

        VLC's TWU Summer Solidarity Rally For TWU

The Victoria Labour Council (VLC) warmly invites all supporters
of the Telecommunications Workers Union (TWU) to the VLC's Summer
Solidarity Rally For TWU:

Thursday, August 11th, 2005
at 5pm
on Yates Street near Blanshard, outside Telus' office.

Please bring members of your union or community organization,
your colleagues, friends, family, and neighbours as well as your
union banners, community banners, picket signs, or messages to
print on picket signs that will be available there beforehand.
TWU representatives will address the rally, and musicians and
some BC Federation of Labour officers have been invited.  Media
will be invited too.

  Why Come Out for the VLC's Summer Solidarity Rally For TWU?
  Why Come Out for the VLC's Summer Solidarity Rally For TWU?
  Why Come Out for the VLC's Summer Solidarity Rally For TWU?

Workers' unions value the free collective bargaining process and
prefer it over binding arbitration.  But Telus has dragged its
feet for almost 5 years, and CEO Darren Entwistle's brazen
corporate greed is so extreme that the Telecommunications Workers
(in agreement with the Canadian Industrial Relations Board) is
asking for binding arbitration or at least mediation.

If our community stands together with our Telecommunications
Workers at VLC's Summer Solidarity Rally For TWU, we can
collectively all send a convincing message that the media prefer
not to dismiss, to Prime Minister Paul Martin and his federal
Labour Minister, Joe Fontana:

    Canadians have a right to free collective bargaining!
    (Telus CEO Darren Entwistle is trying to change that.)
    Force Telus CEO Darren Entwistle to the bargaining or
    arbitration table now!  The unprecedented arrogance of
    one CEO must not be permitted to deprive our community
    and province of liveable-wage jobs and uncensored,
    quality, reliable telecommunications services!

Telus' CEO, Darren Entwistle (along with BC Business Council
representatives on Telus' Board of Directors) stubbornly
persists in refusing to negotiate any "collective" agreement
and is instead offering his non-negotiated, nonenforceable
working conditions to individuals.  Why?  Because he is
determined to break the strength of collectivity by bleeding the
Telecommunications Workers Union one earnings-deprived person at
a time until a majority of earnings-deprived members agrees to
his conditions by crossing the picket line and working under his
unilateral conditions.

But if Telus' CEO Darren Entwistle gets away with his brazen
imposition of working conditions, which other CEOs in Canada will
ever again settle for any less?

If Telus' CEO gets away with locking out its members and
depriving them of earnings for months -- though their work
substantially increased the corporation's profit last year again
-- which other profitable corporations in Canada will settle for
less?

If Telus' CEO exports operator services and other customer
services to overseas call centres in regions where minimum wage
is less than $6 per "day," how many other jobs from our
communities will CEOs export?

If Telus' CEO gets away with withholding workers' union dues to
strangle the workers' union, which Canadian workers' unions will
be next?

If Telus can break the strength of collectivity among our
Telecommunications Workers, which other collectives will elites
overide to the detriment of the strong communities most people
want to live in and want to pass on to our youth?

Collectively, union and other community members can make a
difference, so I ask you to mark your calendars and consider
standing together with Victoria's Telecommunications Workers at
VLC's Summer Solidarity Rally For TWU:  to show -- these workers
and Prime Minister Paul Martin, his federal Labour Minister Joe
Fontana, Telus CEO Darren Entwistle, Telus' Board of Directors,
Telus' shareholders, and Canada's corporate media -- which side
of this struggle most Canadian community members are on!  Locked
out members of our community need your presence!

In solidarity,

J. Colin Graham
Secretary-Treasurer

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More information about Telecommunications Workers' situation:

Another Wrong Number campaign:  http://www.anotherwrongnumber.com

Voices For Change website:  http://www.voices-for-change.com
[If TELUS censors & blocks access again: http://vfc.proxy.pfak.org/]


|To press Prime Minister Paul Martin's federal Labour Minister:
|
|Canada Minister of Labour
|Joe Fontana, MP
|House of Commons
|Ottawa, ON  K1A 0A6
|
|email:  Joe Fontana MP < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >
|phone:  613-992-0805

________________________________________________________________

 "Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did,
  and it never will.  Find out just what people will submit to,
  and you have found out the exact amount of injustice and wrong
  which will be imposed upon them; and this will continue till
  they have resisted with either words or blows, or with both.
  The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those
  who they suppress."     Frederick Douglass, abolitionist, 1849
________________________________________________________________

 "Action is eloquence."   William Shakespeare (1564-1616)
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Thank you for your interest and for your solidarity with
Telecommunications Workers.

cope 15 kh

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6.  The Oak Bay Green Committee Update (July 28)
 
Keep a green tree in your heart and perhaps a singing bird will come.
- Chinese proverb
 
The Land Development Tree Protection Bylaw (No. 4285) received final adoption at the July 25 Council Meeting. Congratulations and thank you to the many individuals and environmental organizations who put so much time and effort into making better tree protection a reality in Oak Bay. However, Bylaw No. 4285 is an interim solution only and we are still need to focus on the creation of a more broad range, wider reaching tree protection bylaw in the Autumn.
 
Oak Bay Parks & Recreation Commission (OBPRC)
 
OBPRC has replied to the letter from the Oak Bay Green Committee and has advised us that tree protection will be on the agenda of the first meeting after the summer recess on Wednesday, September 7th, 2005 at 7:30 pm in the Municipal Council Chamber.  The letter also solicits any names of interested persons indicating interest and related knowledge. The Oak Bay Green Committee would like to hear from anyone who is interested and willing to work on creating better tree protection bylaws for our community, so that we can support/endorse your nomination to the OBPRC working committee. If this interests you, let us know as soon as possible.  Other expert resources, such as the Garry Oak Meadow Protection Society, will also be submitting names.
 
Community Awareness and Coalition Building
 
We continue to receive endorsements and emails of support for our tree protection activities.  In turn, we are keeping connected with other environmental protection and enhancement groups in the community.
 
Two persons on the Oak Bay Green Committee, including one of our youth members, participated in the Connecting for Conservation day-long forum sponsored by the Habitat Acquisition Trust in late June.  Besides providing the opportunity to extend our connections, it offered many practical strategies and skills for community activism.
 
As mentioned in the last update, the Committee will participate in the Bowker Creek Paint-In sponsored by the Friends of Bowker Creek Society on August 14th. Terri Hunter and David Godfrey have generously donated baby Oak trees that we will be giving out (along with tree protection information!) at the Bowker Creek Paint-In.
 
We are also looking forward to the events sponsored by the International Society of Arboriculture - Pacific NorthWest Chapter training conference on the theme "The value of trees" on September 25-28 at the Victoria Conference Centre.
 
Our intention is to continue to partner with elected civic officials, expert resources, and community groups to promote eco-responsibility in our neighbourhoods. Working together, we can preserve our community for future generations.

The Oak Bay Green Committee
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370-0343

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7.  SIERRA CLUB NATURE OUTING!

COASTAL RAINFOREST

at Goldstream Park on
Sunday, August 14
at 10am.

Experience our rich coastal rainforest with naturalist Sherry Kirkvold beneath

some of the largest old trees in Greater Victoria. Be cooled while
meandering along

Goldstream River to a beautiful waterfall with a deep pool. Wear sturdy
walking shoes

and meet at the Goldstream Campground entrance kiosk. $5 recommended donation.

For more information visit
<file://www.sierraclub.ca/bc>www.sierraclub.ca/bc or call 386-5255 ext. 241.

Wildly interactive events!
Every second Sunday.
Everyone welcome!

Sponsored by the Nature Canada Parks and People Program

Nikko Snow, Outings Coordinator
Sierra Club of Canada, BC Chapter
#302-733 Johnson St.
Victoria BC  V8W 3C7
(250) 386-5255 x241
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www.sierraclub.ca/bc

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8.  COME CELEBRATE CLEAN AIR, GREEN POWER & GRASSROOTS EMPOWERMENT!

You are invited to a summer picnic to celebrate the cancellation of the Duke Point gas plant  
 
Sunday August 14, 2005 -
Bowen Park, Nanaimo
 
Over the past five years, people working in communities up and down the Island and the Gulf Islands have succeeded in defeating BC Hydro's natural gas strategy for Vancouver Island. The GSX  pipeline and several gas plant proposals have all been defeated thanks in large part to the consistent and impassioned efforts of the grassroots! 
 
With the demise of the Duke Point gas plant proposal, it is time to celebrate this victory!  Everyone who was involved in the struggle  is invited to a picnic in Nanaimo on Sunday August 14.

Date/Time:  Sunday August 14,  
4 pm - 8 pm 
Location:  Bowen Park, Nanaimo 
                     at  the lower picnic shelter at east end of the park, off of Wall Street   
                     (across from the Nanaimo Curling Club)
 
The picnic is pot-luck or provide your own. We'll have the BBQ fired up for those who wish to use it. There will be coffee and drinks for sale.
 
Please bring your own dishes, cups, cutlery, and chairs or blankets to sit on.
 
There will be music, speakers and the chance to meet some of the fascinating people who've been involved with the fight. Our wonderful MC is Arthur Caldicott of the GSX Concerned Citizens Coalition. Kevin Pegg of Energy Alternatives will provide solar power to power the sound system. The Gabriola Quilters will be showing their quilts.
 
Come meet with friends old and new! While the theme is celebratory, there will be a chance for people who wish to plan for the future to gather and exchange ideas. We can now focus on sustainable energy issues, conservation and efficiency and clean, green power generation.

 
    See you on August 14th at Bowen Park in Nanaimo !

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9.  Summer Fundraiser and Auction with Jack Layton and Carole James

 The Victoria, Esquimalt-Juan de Fuca and Saanich-Gulf Islands federal NDP are pleased to invite you to a summer fundraiser and auction with Jack Layton and Carole James.

The event will take place on

Monday August 15,
5:30pm to 7:30pm,
at the Central Bar and Grill (708 View Street, corner Douglas). 

Come hear local federal NDP candidates Denise Savoie and Randall Garrison, plus speeches from Jack and Carole&and a special auction of NDP memorabilia conducted by Jack Layton himself!!!

Tickets are a bargain at $35 - please buy your tickets in advance so we can tell the venue how many appys to make.  Free appys will be served; no-host bar.

To buy your tickets, please contact Betty Muller at 383-6471 or at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

For more info on the auction, or to propose items to be auctioned off by Jack, please contact Mike Hayes at 592-6807 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Hope to see you with Jack and Carole on the 15th!

Erik Kaye, president
Victoria federal NDP

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10.  Community Economic Development on the Street

Join us for a potluck dinner and the updating of a new CED program at the OPEN DOOR aiming for a "HAND UP" approach toward greater economic opportunities for people on the street.

Date: Wednesday, August 17th
Time: 6pm
Place: Open Door (935 Pandora Avenue)

WE ARE SEEKING PEOPLE TO:

  • JOIN AN ADVISORY BOARD
  • PARTICIPATE IN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT WORK AND OPPORTUNITIES
 
*bring your ideas, your questions and a food contribution!

*Rsvp to Nathan Popp at 388-3824 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or Vanessa Hammond at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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Canadian CED Network
Ellie Langford Parks
Regional Coordinator BC/Yukon
PH: (250) 653-9612
Head office: #610, 620 View St. Victoria BC V8W 1J6

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

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11.  What is this thing called Iyengar Yoga?

Enjoy a free introduction to the ancient art and practice of unity at the Victoria Yoga Centre on

Saturday, August 27, 2005,
12:00 noon to 1:00 PM.

Please call or drop in to reserve your space: 386-YOGA (9642), 202-919 Fort Street, Victoria; and visit www.victoriayogacentre.bc.ca

Iyengar Yoga promotes the integration of body, mind, and spirit, and places special emphasis on developing strength, endurance, and correct body alignment.

KIDS YOGA CAMP. Join Ty Chandler and do some yoga, listen to stories about yoga heroes, watch videos, and talk about yoga karma and anatomy. Bring your own healthy snack.

Friday, August 26 from 1:00 - 4:00 pm.

Fee: $35 + GST. Ages 10-14.

To register, drop-in or phone The Victoria Yoga Centre 202-919 Fort Street, Victoria, BC V8V 3K3 386-9642.

Iyengar yoga is an exhilarating way to challenge the imagination of kids while improving physical heath and mental well-being.

Namaste, Britta

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12.  Sierra Club events for September

September 11  10am
AMIDST CAMAS & BROOM
Both First Nations and European settlers of Vancouver Island possessed rich and ancient traditions of plant knowledge. Join ethnobotanist Joe Percival to explore this legacy and the plant world of Meegan. Meet at the flagpole in Beacon Hill Park. By donation. For more details visit www.sierraclub.ca/bc.

September 25  10am
FOREST POLITICS
Join Sierra Club's forestry specialist Justin Calof for the inside scoop on how the government makes decisions about British Columbia's forests. Hear some fascinating tales of life as a forest manager and forest policy advocate while exploring John Dean Park. Meet in the main parking lot off Dean Park Road. By donation. For more details visit www.sierraclub.ca/bc.

Cheers,
Nikko

Nikko Snow, Outings Coordinator
Sierra Club of Canada, BC Chapter
#302-733 Johnson Street
Victoria, BC  V8W 3C7
t:250-386-5255 ext.241
e: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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13.  EcoNews Excerpts

All month: CRD Parks outings and explorations for all ages. 478-3344 http://www.crd.bc.ca/parks/brochure2.htm

Every Fri, 9pm: NOW magazine, KCTS TV, Channel 19

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, 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

Every Sat 10-2pm Moss St. Market (Fairfield & Moss). Local organic produce, hand crafted works, mouth-watering food, toe-tappin' music, fun kids tent. 361-1747. http://www.mossstreetmarket.com

Mon 5-6 pm, Gorilla Radio. Thurs 11-noon, Winds of Change. Thurs 1:30-2 pm, Nature Boy. Fri 8-8:30 am, Not-For-Profit Radio. Fri 9-10 am, The Hidden News. CFUV 101.9FM/104.3 cfuv.uvic.ca

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

Tue 9, 8:30pm. From Baghdad to Peace Country. BC artist Deryk Houston works to create a permanent mother and child sanctuary in the Peace River country, based on his experiences in Iraq. KNOW TV

Wed 10, 10-2pm CRD Parks Hiking Adventure, Francis/King to Thetis Lake. Bring lunch, water and raingear, sturdy hiking shoes. Meet Nature Centre off Munn Road. Adults only

Thur 11, 7pm. The Slow Food Revolution, to protect culture, the environment and nature. KNOW TV.

Fri 12, 6-9pm CRD Parks Early Evening Canoeing on Beaver Lake. Pre-register: $15. 478-3344. Adults only

Sat 13, 9-12pm Haliburton Community Organic Farm tour and work parties. http://www.haliburtonfarm.org,   This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it   658-0758.

Sat 13, 2-5pm Micro and Drip Irrigation, free workshop in Sidney with CRD Water Services and the Irrigation Association of BC. Irrigation experts will demonstrate the benefits of these systems, explain how to schedule controllers and provide tips for self-maintenance. Pre-register 474-9684.

Sat 13, 2-4pm Organic Landscape Design. Compost Ed Centre, 1216 North Park St. $10. 386-WORM to register

Sat 13-Mon 15 Powers of the Universe: DVD presentations by Brian Swimme. Centre for Earth & Spirit, 6040 East Sooke Rd. 642-3546 http://www.centreforearthandspirit.org
 
Sat 13-Sun 14 The Heart of a Healthy Community: Communication, Process and Dealing with Conflict workshop with Diana Leafe Christian at O.U.R.Ecovillage $225 , camp/ food extra Students $200 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it http://www.ourecovillage.org

Sun 14, 5:45am VNHS trip to Tufted Puffins, Sealions and Archaeological Museum at Cape Flattery. Reserve early by calling the Goldstream Park Nature House at 479-9414. VNHS members will be given priority. Call Rick 652-3326 for info..

Sun 14, 10am Sierra Club: Coastal Rainforest . Experience the coastal rainforest with naturalist Sherry Kirkvold beneath some of the largest and most magnificent trees in Greater Victoria. Be cooled while meandering along Goldstream River to a beautiful waterfall with a deep pool. Meet Goldstream Campground entrance kiosk. By donation. 250-386-5255 #241 ? This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it http://www.sierraclub.ca/bc

Sun 14, 8-11am CRD Parks Morning Mist Canoe Adventure, Elk/Beaver Lake. Pre-register: $15. 478-3344.

Sun 14, 3pm Duke Point Community Celebration! Ten long years of activist efforts have ended with the formal abandonment of the proposed Duke Point Power Plant. Sustainable energy lives! Bowen Park lower picnic area, Nanaimo. #3 bus route, walking distance of docks, bus and train stations.  Access off Wall Street. Bring picnic to share, balloons, puppets, music & memories. For details call Peter Ronald, 361-3621. http://www.sqwalk.com & http://www.bcsea.org

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 September issue:  August 24th

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14.  ISLAND BLUEGRASS NEWSLETTER (IBN)

excerpts

Vancouver Island, BC, Canada
IBN Aug 05

Calendar Update - Victoria

Erynn Marshall and Chris Coole

Westcoast CD Release Concert in Victoria!

Fiddler, Erynn Marshall and banjoist/guitarist Chris Coole (both from Toronto) and local bassist Oliver Swain will celebrate and release Erynn's premiere old-time music recording Calico (Merriweather Records) in Victoria, BC at the Orange Hall Friday August 19th/2005. The music will be a selection of traditional Appalachian fiddle, banjo, vocal and stringband numbers as well as a couple of originals as well. Marshall has learned old-time fiddling first-hand from Southern masters such as Melvin Wine, Lester McCumbers and Art Stamper over the last seven years, is presently having her MA thesis on these fiddlers published by the WVU press and is returning with stories to tell to her hometown of Victoria during this westcoast tour! Opening up will be one of the city's finest local bands, the Rock Island Ramblers, who will kick the night off with some bluegrass before the old-time musicians hit the stage. Come out and join us. One Show Only!

Where: The Orange Hall 1620 Fernwood Rd in Victoria, British ColumbiaTime: Friday August 19th/2005. 8pm sharp. Doors 7:30.Tix: at the door only. No advance reservations. $10 or free admission with CD purchase ($20)
 
Peter Rowan (and his New Acoustic Trio, Sharon Gilchrist mandolin of UNCLE EARL & Jeff Hogan percussion of CRUCIAL REGGAE) will be giving a Performance Workshop on Saturday afternoon, August 27th (2:00 pm) at the Orange Hall (1620 Fernwood Road, Victoria). Peter Rowan is slipping by degrees into music legend status. This is an exclusive invitation for fans to meet him up-front & personal. www.peter-rowan.com

Tickets $15, phone Ray France at (250) 598-6677... cell 888-6654 ...only 50 seats left for this event!

Slavek Hanzlik and Dave Clarke appear in concert in Victoria
Orange Hall (1620 Fernwood Rd at Balmoral) on Friday, September 9 at
8 pm. (doors open at 7:30 pm)
Advance tickets are $12, available at Old Town Strings, 539 Pandora
Avenue, (250) 383-3412; or $15 at the door.

Two great guitarists! Soulful original tunes with influences that
stretch from Eastern Europe to Appalachia - and almost everywhere in
between. That's what music fans will get when celebrated guitarists
Slavek Hanzlik and Dave Clarke team up for an evening of acoustic
wizardry at the the Orange Hall in Victoria on September 9.

The Foggy Hogtown Boys

Saturday, August 27, Sorrento Bluegrass Festival. Sorrento B.C. For more info see www.musicworkshops.ca/festival.htm

August 28-September 2, The British Columbia Bluegrass Workshops. Sorrento B.C. The Foggy Hogtown Boys will teach banjo (bluegrass & clawhammer), fiddle, mandolin and vocal classes at this great weeklong workshop. For more info see www.musicworkshops.ca

Tuesday, September 6, Concert for the Victoria Bluegrass Association. Victoria, B.C. For more info see www.victoriabluegrass.ca

Wednesday, September 7, Artspring Centre for the Arts. Salt Spring Island B.C. For more info see www.artspring.ca

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15.  EXPECT MORE SURVEILLANCE CAMERAS IN CITY STREETS

Canadian and American cities will likely increase their use of closed circuit TV (CCTV) in their transportation systems in the wake of the London bombings, despite evidence that surveillance systems do not always or even regularly reduce or deter crime, says Dr. Sean Hier of the University of Victoria's department of sociology. "Few people would contest the significance of comprehensive public CCTV surveillance systems in tracking perpetrators of violent acts," he says. "The problem with CCTV, like all surveillance technologies, is that it is implemented for one purpose, but then ends up getting used for many other reasons." Hier adds that the Vancouver police recently rejected a proposal for a CCTV system based on its limited ability to prevent crime in Britain, but the city of Hamilton, Ontario, introduced a public system in May.

        Research shows that surveillance systems deter certain kinds of crime and usually only in contained spaces. Research also suggests that improved street lighting is often a more effective crime deterrent. Despite this, Hier expects more large cities to intensify their CCTV systems "not because they deter or prevent crime, but because they've proven effective in follow-up investigations in London, and because they provide a sense of safety and security to citizens." Hier leads a research team focusing on understanding how video surveillance comes to be accepted as a viable solution to various perceived social problems. Currently, at least 12 Canadian cities run some sort of public CCTV surveillance.

Media contacts:
Dr. Sean Hier (Sociology) at (250) 721-6690 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
  (available by email throughout the weekend)
Patty Pitts (UVic Communications) at (250) 721-7656 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

UVic media releases and other resources for journalists are available at communications.uvic.ca/media

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16.  G8 EDINBURGH DECLARATION OF COMMON SECURITY

Joan Russow has prepared this declaration and asked to circulate to our list.
SIGN-ON ALTERNATIVE  G8 EDINBURGH DECLARATION OF COMMON SECURITY
G8 EDINBURGH DECLARATION OF COMMON SECURITY
OPEN FOR SIGNATURES

AWARE THAT solutions have never resided in the fragmentation of
issues and if real global change is to occur this change will be
found in a willingness to address the complexity and interdependence
of issues in particular the linking of militarism, poverty, violation
of human rights, and destruction of the environment

Recognizing that true security- is not  "collective security" or
"human security" which has been extended to "humanitarian
intervention" and used along with the "responsibility to protect"
notion to justify military intervention in other states.

True security is common security (extension of Olaf Palme's notion of
"common security")

and involves the following objectives:

*  to promote and fully guarantee respect for human rights including
labour rights,  civil and political rights, social and cultural
rights- right to food, right to housing, right to universally
accessible not for profit health care system , right to education and
social justice;
*  to enable socially equitable and environmentally sound employment,
and ensure the right to development [as per Convention];
*  to achieve a state of peace, social justice and disarmament;
through reallocation of military expenses, and eradication of poverty
*  to create a global structure that respects the rule of law ; and
*  to ensure the preservation and protection of the environment,
respect the inherent worth of nature beyond human purpose, reduce the
ecological footprint and move away from the current model of
overconsumptive development.

CONSIDERING THAT for years, through conventions, treaties and
covenants, through Conference Action plans, and through UN General
Assembly resolutions, member states of the United Nations have
incurred obligations, made commitments and created expectations
related to the furtherance of Common Security.

AFFIRMING THAT Common security can only be achieved if there is a
concerted international effort to eliminate(d) the complexity and
interdependence of the actions that have led to global insecurity

WE THE G8 COUNTRIES, MEETING IN EDINBURGH HAVE AGREED TO THE FOLLOWING:

Article  1
we reaffirm our commitment to multilateralism and oppose unilateral
actions that undermine global common security

Article 2
We undertake to reduce our military budgets  and reallocate military
expenses and transfer the savings into global social justice  as
undertaken through numerous UN Conference Action Plans and UN General
Assembly Resolutions.

Article 3
We will no longer undermine the notion of democracy by couching a
plutocracy/theocracy  in democratic notions of "freedom";

Article 4
We will abandon  the  policy of pre-emptive/preventive attack to
aggressively attack sovereign states  which has been a violation of
the UN Charter article 2 and international law and is the
'supreme' international crime of a war of aggression

Article 5
We will no longer perceive justice in terms of revenge through
military intervention we will instead seek justice through the
International Court of Justice,

Article 6
We will no longer misconstrue Art 51 (self defence)  of the Charter
of the United Nations to justify premeditated non provoked military
aggression


Article 7
We will oppose any attempt  to undermine the international resolve to
prevent the scourge of war; this would include not engaging in
intimidation or in offering economic incentives in exchange for
support for military intervention

Article 8
we undertake to respect the mandatory jurisdiction of
the International Court of Justice ,and will abide by its decisions

Article 9
We will convert to peaceful purposes military bases in sovereign
states around the world, and end the circulation of  nuclear powered
or nuclear arms capable vessels  throughout the world

Article 10
We will discontinue propping up and financing  military dictators


Article 11
we will abandon the practice of  targeting or  assisting  in the
assassination of leaders of other sovereign states, and engaging in covert destabilization or democratically elected leaders of or any leader of a sovereign state

Article 12
We will abide by the Nuclear Non Proliferation treaty and immediately
implement Article VI of the treaty, (Article VI: commits all parties
to pursue negotiations in good faith on measures to end the nuclear
arms race and to achieve disarmament.)  and we will end the
production of all  weapons of  mass destruction such as nuclear,
chemical, and biological,  as agreed to in UNCHE in 1972, and in
specific conventions

Article 13
We reaffirm the obligations under the 1967 the Outer space Treaty to
ensure that exploration and use of outer space, including the moon
and other celestial bodies, shall be carried out for the benefit and
in the interests of all countries, irrespective of their degree of
economic or scientific development, and shall be the province of all
mankind humanity....

Article 14
We make a full commitment to disarmament and oppose the continued
profit making from the sale of arms,  will implement obligations to
reduce the trade in small arms  and in collaboration with the ILO
will fund a fair and just transition program for worker currently
working in the arms trade

Article 15
We will end the production of land mines and sign and ratify the
Convention for the Banning of Landmines, and  affirm a commitment of funds and continuous effort to remove land mines from all areas of the world where they are known to exist

Article 16
We will suffocate the production of uranium, phase out the use of
civil nuclear energy, and prohibit the  use of weapons such as
Depleted Uranium and cluster bombs that would be prohibited under the
Geneva Protocol II

Article 17
We oppose  NATO'S first strike policy,  and support the disbanding of NATO

Article 18
We will abide by the Geneva conventions on the treatment of
civilians, and respect international human rights and humanitarian law

Article 19
We will discharge  obligations  incurred through conventions,
treaties, and covenants; and act on commitments through conference
action plans related to Common security - peace, environment, human
rights and social justice;

Article 20
   We will sign, ratify, and enact the necessary legislation to ensure
compliance with, or respect  for Common Security international
Conventions, Covenants and Treaties;

Article 21
We will abide by the Convention against Torture through Cruel,
Inhumane or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, and end the practice
of rendition of citizens and will abide by the Geneva conventions,

Article 22
We will eliminate cruel and inhumane punishment such as capital
punishment, which violates accepted international norms

Article 23
We will abandon institutions and agreements which  promulgate
globalization, deregulation and privatization; these institutions and
agreements undermine the rule of international public trust law, and
condone  and actively facilitate corporations benefiting and
profiting from war;

Article 24
we oppose the  promulgation,  globalization, deregulation and
privatization through trade agreements, such as the WTO/FTAA/NAFTA
etc that undermine the rule of international public trust law;

Article 25
We abandon  the IMF structural adjustment program which has led to
the violation of human rights,  has exploited citizens in the
developing world and has adversely  impacted on vulnerable and indigenous
peoples around the world;

Article 26
We oppose the privatization of public services such as water and
health care, we will increase funding to Universities to counter
the corporate funding of education including the corporate direction
of research and declare that these be the responsibility of governments

Article 27
We will finally implement the long standing international commitment
to transfer .7% of the GDP for overseas aid, and to cancel  third
world debt;

Article 28
We will no longer subsidize and invest in companies that have
developed weapons of mass destruction, that have violated human
rights, that have denied social justice, that have exploited workers,
and that have destroyed the environment;

Article 29
we will implement the commitment made  to ensure that corporations,
including transnational corporations comply .. with international law, and that they pay compensation for any previous health and environmental consequences of their actions

Article 30
We will revoke charters and licences of corporations that have
violated human rights, including labour rights, that have contributed
to war and violence, and that have led to the destruction of the
environment;

Article 31
We support Mandatory International Ethical Normative (MIEN) standards
and enforceable regulations to drive industry to conform to
international law, and oppose corporate "voluntary compliance";

Article 32
We will ban practices that contribute to environmentally induced
diseases and we will address poverty related health problems and
ensure universal access, to publicly funded not for profit health
care system;

Article 33
we will end the production of toxic, hazardous, atomic waste, and  we
will  prevent the transfer to other states of substances and
activities that are harmful to human health or the environment as
agreed at the UN Conferences on the Environment and Development, 1992;

Article 34
We will ban the production, approval and promotion of
genetically engineered foods and crops which have  led to a deterioration of
the food supply, and to loss of heritage seeds;

Article 35
We will protect Biodiversity by signing and ratifying   the
Convention on Biological Diversity and oppose "megadiversity"
--resulting from genetic engineering

Article 36
We will be forthright in acknowledging that the Biosafety Protocol is
a disguised trade agreement, and serves to promote the acceptance of
Genetically modified living organisms

Article 37
We will accept the warnings of the Intergovernmental panel on Climate
change, and no longer disregard obligations under the Framework
Convention on Climate Change and its protocol to reduce greenhouse
gas emissions, and to preserve carbon sinks.. We will oppose any
suggestion that civil nuclear energy is the solution to climate change

Article 38
We will rescind anti-terrorism legislation because it violates civil
and political rights, and results in racial profiling

Article 39
We will no longer target, intimidate and discriminate against
activists on the grounds of political and other opinion  (a listed
ground in the International Covenant of Civil and Political Rights}

Article 40
We will clearly distinguish legitimate dissent from criminal acts of
subversion;

Article 41
We will end all  discrimination  on the  following grounds:
- race, tribe, or culture;
- colour, ethnicity, national ethnic or social origin, or language;
nationality, place of birth, or nature of residence (refugee or
immigrant, migrant worker);
- gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, or form
of family, [including same-sex marriage]
- disability or age;
- religion or conviction, political or other opinion, or - class, economic
position, or other status;

Article 42
We will end the discrimination against immigrants, and refugees and
we sign and ratify the Convention for the Protection of Migrant
Workers and their Families; and the Convention on Refugees

Article 43
We will respect women's reproductive rights, and abide by commitments
made under the International Conference on Population and
Development, and the Beijing Platform;

Article 44
We oppose religious extremism and proselytizing such as the spread of
Evangelical Christianity around the world, which has undermined local
indigenous cultures, instilled fear through the dangerous, belief in
the "rapture", "Armageddon" and "left behind", has promulgated
dispensationalist "end times" scenario which has serious irreversible
consequences. and has led to the denigrating other established
beliefs and practices-

Article 45
We support the institution of an International Court of Compliance
linked to the International Court of Justice; The Court of Compliance
will hear evidence from citizens of state non compliance

Proposed by the Global Compliance Research Project
contact: Joan Russow

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ALSO OPEN FOR SIGNATURES BY G8 LEADERS

EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND
SIGN-ON ALTERNATIVE  G8 EDINBURGH DECLARATION OF COMMON SECURITY

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