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Wednesday, 31 August 2005 01:47
LEFT COAST EVENTS - Lower Mainland - Aug 30th, 2005

1. Hip Hop 4 Africa - Aug 30th
2. World Dharma Forum of Vancouver - starts Aug 31st
3. RALLY FOR TWO HUNGER STRIKING SECURITY CERTIFICATE DETAINEES - Sept 1st
4. Gas Boycott, Sept 1
5. FREE KANAHUS PELLKEY & ALUUSTA - Sept 2nd
6. Celebrate With Us on September 6! - Community Living BC
7. Protest war criminal Dick Cheney!- Sept 8th
8. WORLD FEDERALIST MEETING - Sept 15th
9. Aids Walk - Sept 25th
10. Alberta EcoAction Camp - Sept 30-Oct 2nd
11. Request for expressions of interest to research and write a history of the IDRC - Sept 30th
12. Call for proposals for Cultural E-learning Content Aggregation - by Oct 11th
13. Brave New World? - Oct 20-22nd, Montreal
14. It's time for back-to-school shopping, but not at Wal-Mart!


contributions, considerations, concerns:


* From: Larry Kazdan


The Citizens for a United Nations People's Assembly (www.empowertheun.org) is in the midst of a major Open Letter campaign and we need your support! In June we hand-delivered an Open Letter with accompanying signatures to UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan requesting that a high level panel be convened toward establishing a Peoples' Parliamentary Assembly within the United Nations organization. On July 15th Kofi Annan replied that the UN treats the views of civil society seriously and our request will need the support of the people. We are now actively pursuing this initiative and ask that people and organizations endorse this Open Letter. Our goal is to submit 10,000 signatures by September 10, 2005!


PLEASE TAKE TIME NOW and visit www.EmpowerTheUN.org (Open Letter) to add your voice to this campaign! And please encourage your colleagues to do the same!


* Bicycle Trek for Life & Breath - Sept 10 & 11th, http://www.bclung.ca, 1-800-665-5864, trek (at) bc.lung.ca


* CitizenShift - Free Range Media for the 21st Century - http://www.nfb.ca


* From: "Bob Wilson"


Thank you so much for your message of support to locked-out CBC employees.


If you haven't already done so, please go to our website and download our
sample Letter to MPs, to which you can add your comments fix up and send to
your local Member of Parliament. It also contains information on how and
where to find your MP's address. If you have already contacted your MP, we
urge you to ask your friends and family to do the same, and help us keep up
the pressure needed to resolve the present situation.


Here is the link to our English web site:
http://www.cmg.ca/cbcbranchnegsupdatesn.asp


Here is the link to the French page:
http://www.cmg.ca/cbcbranchnegsupdatesFRn.asp.


With our sincere thanks, on behalf of the Canadian Media Guild,
__________________________
Karen Wirsig Communications Coordinator/Coordonnatrice des communications
Canadian Media Guild/Guilde canadienne des m?dia


* From: angela bischoff

Did pills kill Tooker?
Partner of eco commando, Angela Bischoff, probes tie between antidepressants and suicide
By STEPHEN HUMPHREY
http://www.nowtoronto.com/issues/2005-08-04/news_story2.php


* From: Phil Lyons


I've been with CBC Radio in British Columbia for 21 years. It's been a privilege to work with a public broadcaster recognized internationally for its journalism. It seems more Canadians than ever appreciate this: they're listening to us in record numbers. Or, they were. The upper echelons of management have locked out 5,500 radio and television employees. This explains the sorry state of programming you're now hearing and seeing. It partially explains why they're spending hundreds of thousands of taxpayer dollars on one- sided newspaper ads. We urge you to seek out both sides of the story (something we're proud of providing when we're on the air.) You'll find this at www.cmg.ca. If you care about the future of public broadcasting, take the next step: urge Parliament to appoint a mediator to get us back to the bargaining table.


By the way, those repeat broadcasts of Shelagh Rogers, Bill Richardson and Michael Enright? Almost sounds like everything's just fine. Well it's not. They do not support their work being used this way. Plugging into BBC News doesn't cut it either. You deserve to hear Canadian journalism. After all, you're paying for it.


Mark Forsythe, Host, BC Almanac, CBC Radio


* From: "Roy Ball"


ONLINE 10-MINUTE SURVEY: CAN YOU HELP?


A Canadian NGO focused on international issues is doing an online survey at http://FreeOnlineSurveys.com/rendersurvey.asp?id=103905


The survey takes about ten minutes or less. The results will help the NGO better understand how Canadians think about various approaches to addressing major global concerns.


* To: Ron Gillmore


Recently I wrote a set of webpages which are available here:
http://victoria.tc.ca/~yb379/temp/p.htm


The subject is Sudoku, a type of number puzzle -- which has become a huge fad in Japan where they really like number puzzles. My driving idea was to take one puzzle and map the numbers to colours and see what that looked like.


So there is one page explaining Sudoku, one page showing a sample puzzle, and three pages showing the answers, each using different colour pallettes.


Crosswords and puzzles are supposedly good for helping to keep our brains in shape as we get older... if you don't find our world puzzling enough.


* From: uvicgreens (at) wildmail.com


Recently the federal Paul Martin Liberal government gave the
environmental assessment approval for Redfern Resources Ltd. to build a 160 km long mining road and the reopening of the Tulsequah Chief mine. However, they still have to issue almost 200 permits for the road construction, bridge construction, etc. before the project can go ahead - and ultimately they can still toss the whole thing out if they have the political will. If you can help us circulate our new Taku petition, please pick up copies at our [WCWC] Victoria office at 651 Johnson St. or Vancouver office at 341 Water St., or watch for it on our websites when we post an online version you can download.


To see the recent press release and Globe and Mail article about the
WCWC's national escalation of the campaign to protect the Taku Watershed (in northwestern BC by the Yukon border), check out our website www.wildernesscommitteevictoria.org Also, check out the website of the Transboundary Watershed Alliance which is leading the campaign at www.riverswithoutborders.org and send a message to the federal government if you haven't already done so


* From: "Bob Wilson"

The Straight recently obtained copies of the premier's calendar of daily
appointments. It revealed a steady stream of corporate executives
visiting Campbell's office in recent years for private meetings. The list
includes Darren Entwistle of Telus, Michael Sabia of B.C.E., and David Thompson,
formerly of Teck Cominco. In addition, some of Canada's largest
publishers-Phillip Crawley of the Globe and Mail, CanWest CEO Leonard
Asper, Vancouver Sun and Province publisher Dennis Skulsky, and David
Black, owner of the WestEnder and many other community papers-dropped by
for visits with the premier. Skulsky, in particular, appears to have a
warm relationship with Campbell, meeting with him on several different
occasions in the premier's office.

In an amazing coincidence, Skulsky is also on the board of the New Car
Dealers Association of BC, which was the largest donor to the B.C.
Liberals this year.

full text of "May I take your order, please?" at:
http://www.straight.com/content.cfm?id=12333

Christopher Robinson
CUPE 4163 Business Agent
Business & Economics Building, Room 396
University of Victoria
Victoria, BC
V8W 2Y2
ph: (250) 472-4778
http://www.cupe4163.ca/


* From: "G.W.Stewart"


British Columbia man unlawfully committed, awarded $15,000.00! Stephen Norman Mullens, was "seized without explanation, assaulted and physically overpowered in the hallway of a public hospital, dragged to a cell, stripped naked by cutting off his clothes, forcibly medicated, and his continued compliance assured by jail-like security," Justice Ronald Holmes determined in written reasons for judgment released Friday.


Click on the lnk below for the story in the Vancouver Sun newspaper.
http://www.canada.com/vancouver/vancouversun/news/westcoastnews/story.html?
id=5b17868a-07f4-47dc-8682-422055ec9bd8


Pacific South Western Advocates http://www.broadpowers.com has been exposing "Unlawful Committals" since 2001.


* From: "Tom Sandborn" m


Are you a dancer (or, for that matter, a musician or other performer)?
Do you have some choreography that you'd like to try out? The Pro-Choice
Action Network, a Vancouver-based pro-choice group, is holding a benefit
on Friday October 7th, and we're looking for performers like you! This is
a fantastic opportunity to combine art and activism. We can't pay much,
but we're expecting a packed house, which means lots of exposure. If
you're interested, or if you have any questions about the event or about
Pro-CAN, please contact me, Lesley, at info (at) lesleyhoyles.com.


* From: "ted"


a group called "labourstart.org" has given it's radio broadcast time to CBC lock-out's
MP3 files & Pod-casts will be played over the internet at:
http://radio.labourstart.org


-- NCRA & US communitty broadcasters have played the 1hr audio-file found here:


http://www.radio4all.net/proginfo.php?id=13853 (on the 25th)


and Their first "live-show" (on the streets of Vancover)
http://www.radio4all.net/proginfo.php?id=13790 (22nd)


----- More ------
http://www.radio4all.net/proginfo.php?id=13759 (19th)


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1. Hip Hop 4 Africa


AUG 30 Tuesday


Amnesty International


9 pm Lucy Mae Brown
862 Richards at Smithe


Help end the use of child soldiers in the Congo. Partial proceeds to benefit BVES a Congolese NGO that works with marginalized children and promotes children's rights. Evening will be hosted by Kryprios of Sweatshop Union and feature DJ Kutcorners and more.


Advance tickets $10, at the door $15.


From: Phil Lyons


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2. World Dharma Forum of Vancouver


The World Dharma Forum will be held


Wednesdays, 7:30 - 9 PM, starting
August 31st
at The VANCOUVER MASONIC CENTRE, 1495 W. 8th Ave - 4th Fl.


Please see the press release below, for full details.


The World Dharma Forum is inspired by and intended to raise awareness
of Burma's incarcerated Nobel Peace Laureate, Aung San Suu Kyi, known
as Burma's Gandhi and the world's only imprisoned Nobel peace
laureate.


The facilitator of the World Dharma Forum is Alan Clements, a former
Buddhist monk, activist and co-author, with Aung San Suu Kyi, of their
book, "The Voice of Hope."


You may know of this courageous woman, as Bono of the rock group U2
has done quite a lot to raise awareness of her country's non-violent
struggle to overcome dictatorship and establish freedom. While
Archbishop Desmond Tutu has called Burma the "next South Africa."


May I kindly ask you to please forward our e-mail (below) announcing
the World Dharma Forum to those who you know may be interested? Since
the Forums are non-profit events (with only a suggested contribution
of $10) we are relying on the good hearts of like-minded people who
care about elevating the status of human rights and freedom both in
Burma and here in Vancouver, as well as all other nations and cities,
indeed, worldwide.


If you have any questions please feel free to contact me.


Otherwise, on behalf of World Dharma, I thank you for your generous
support in helping us to ignite this very important public dialog on
the nature of freedom and the role of consciousness in developing true
social, political and spiritual transformation.


Hope to see you and friends at the World Dharma Forum.

With warm regards and gratitude.


Wolfgang Vrzal
For World Dharma at: http://www.WorldDharma.com


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Proudly sponsored by Shared Vision Magazine
http://www.shared-vision.com


The World Dharma Forum presents

An Open Dialogue Exploring


SPIRITUAL REVOLUTION
Transforming Self, Earth, Consciousness Itself.


Facilitated by Alan Clements
With Open Audience Mic


VANCOUVER MASONIC CENTRE
1495 West 8th Avenue, 4th Floor


WEDNESDAYS 7:30 - 9 PM
AUGUST 31 thru DECEMBER 14
($10 suggested contribution)


"We must activate a dialogue about freedom; one that includes our
humanness, vulnerability, and the deep unknowingness of who and what
we are - illuminating the trap of orthodoxy, dogma, and propaganda,
while empowering a revolution of the spirit."


Alan Clements, author of Instinct For Freedom and The Voice Of Hope:
Conversations with Burma's incarcerated Nobel Peace laureate, Aung
San Suu Kyi.




"Alan's life is material for a legend. An intellectual artist,
freedom fighter, former Buddhist monk, he shares his insights and
experience with a passion rarely seen and even more rarely lived.
He'll make you think and feel in ways that challenge your entire way
of being."

- Catherine Ingram, author of Passionate Presence and In the
Footsteps of Gandhi

For more information visit: http://www.WorldDharma.com


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From: "Wolfgang Vrzal"


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3. RALLY FOR TWO HUNGER STRIKING SECURITY CERTIFICATE DETAINEES


THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 1 @ 5 PM
AT VANCOUVER ART GALLERY (ROBSON SIDE)


Organized by No One is Illegal Vancouver Contact noii-van (at) resist.ca, call 778-885-0040
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++


* ALSO SEE BELOW FOR SAMPLE LETTER *


By Thursday September 1, Hassan Almrei will be on Day 71 of his hunger strike in a Canadian prison. Emaciated and weakened, he is at imminent risk of permanent, severe impairment and, very possibly, of death. Hassan Almrei has been imprisoned in solitary confinement without charge since October 2001 under a security certificate. A refugee, he is under threat of deportation to Syria where he risks torture. Hassan Almrei is demanding minimally decent conditions of detention; his main demand is the right to one hour a day of exercise outside of his cell. This is his 6th hunger strike in 4 years. Government authorities have so far callously refused to make the slightest concession. By Monday August 29, Hassan will know whether the court will hear his habeas corpus application for bail.


Mohammed Mahjoub will be on Day 56 of a hunger strike, also in a prison in Ontario. Majoub, who has been detained for 5 years, is asking for contact visits with his wife and children. Mohammed is an Egyptian refugee in Canada and is married with two children. Accepted as a refugee in Canada in 1996, Mahjoub denies terrorist ties and is fighting deportation on the grounds he would again face torture if returned to Egypt, where he was convicted and sentenced to 15 years in absentia for terrorism links. After the Sept 11th attacks, Mohammed was moved to solitary for seven months. Mohammed Mahjboub has only been able to hug his children twice in 5 years. His wife, Mona Elfouli, described the impact his detention has had on her and their two young children. "It was very, very difficult for me and the children," she says. "Are they punishing the children or what? They feel sad."


Mohammed and Hassan are two of the five "Secret Trial Five" whose lives have been torn apart by accusations that they are not allowed to fight in a fair and independent trial. All five men were arrested under "Security Certificates," a measure of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act
(IRPA) that has been described by Amnesty International as "fundamentally flawed and unfair". Security certificates and secret evidence reverse the fundamental rule of innocent until proven guilty. Neither the detainee nor his lawyer are informed of the precise allegations or provided with the full information against him. They are imprisoned indefinitely without charges on secret evidence and face deportation to their countries of origin, even if there is a substantial risk of torture or death.


ABOLISH SECURITY CERTIFICATES


**** SAMPLE LETTER ****


PLEASE WRITE OR CALL MONTE KWINTER, the Ontario minister, A massive, immediate flood of calls, emails and faxes are needed in order to turn the tide.


Mr. Monte Kwinter Minister of Community Safety and Correctional Services
18th floor, 25 Grosvenor Street Toronto, ON, M7A 1Y6 Phone: (416) 325-0408 Fax: (416) 325-6067 Email: mkwinter.mpp (at) liberal.ola.org


I am writing to urge you to take immediate action to meet the legitimate demands of Hassan Almrei and Mohammed Majoub, who have been detained without trial in Ontario prisons for several years and are both on hunger strike to demand minimally decent conditions of detention.


Almrei has been held in solitary confinement for 4 years; he is asking for the right to have one hour a day of exercise outside of his cell. Majoub, who had been detained for 5 years, is asking for contact visits with his wife and children. Almrei and Majoub have never been charged, much less found guilty, under the fundamentally unjust Security Certificate process.


Both have been on hunger strike for over 50 days and their condition is deteriorating, particularly that of Hassan Almrei. Mr. Almrei was already in poor health before beginning his current hunger strike and is imminently at risk of serious and permanent damage to his health. Failure to act quickly could have grave and irreversible consequences.


Sincerely,
--
No One is Illegal-Vancouver To subscribe to low-traffic email annoucement list email noii-van (at) resist.ca


web: http://noii-van.resist.ca email: noii-van (at) resist.ca
(604)682-3269 x 7149 Office 714, 207 West Hastings, Vancouver BC V6B 1H7


The No One is Illegal campaign is in full confrontation with Canadian colonial border policies, denouncing and taking action to combat racial profiling of immigrants and refugees, detention and deportation policies, and wage-slave conditions of migrant workers and non-status people.


We struggle for the right for our communities to maintain their livelihoods and resist war, occupation and displacement, while building alliances and supporting indigenous sisters and brothers also fighting theft of land and displacement.


From: Phil Lyons


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4. Gas Boycott, Sept 1


IT HAS BEEN CALCULATED THAT IF EVERYONE IN THE UNITED STATES AND CANADA DID NOT PURCHASE A DROP OF GASOLINE FOR ONE DAY AND ALL AT THE SAME TIME, THE OIL COMPANIES WOULD CHOKE ON THEIR STOCKPILES.


AT THE SAME TIME IT WOULD HIT THE ENTIRE INDUSTRY WITH A NET LOSS OF OVER 4.6 BILLION DOLLARS WHICH AFFECTS THE BOTTOM LINES OF THE OIL COMPANIES.

THEREFORE SEPTEMBER 1st HAS BEEN FORMALLY DECLARED "STICK IT UP THEIR BEHIND " DAY AND THE PEOPLE OF THESE TWO NATIONS SHOULD NOT BUY A SINGLE DROP OF GASOLINE THAT DAY.

THE ONLY WAY THIS CAN BE DONE IS IF YOU FORWARD THIS E-MAIL TO AS MANY PEOPLE AS YOU CAN AND AS QUICKLY AS YOU CAN TO GET THE WORD OUT.

WAITING ON THE GOVERNMENT TO STEP IN AND CONTROL THE PRICES IS NOT GOING TO HAPPEN. WHAT HAPPENED TO THE REDUCTION AND CONTROL IN PRICES THAT THE ARAB NATIONS PROMISED TWO WEEKS AGO?

REMEMBER ONE THING, NOT ONLY IS THE PRICE OF GASOLINE GOING UP BUT AT THE

SAME TIME AIRLINES ARE FORCED TO RAISE THEIR PRICES, TRUCKING COMPANIES ARE FORCED TO RAISE THEIR PRICES WHICH EFFECTS PRICES ON EVERYTHING THAT IS SHIPPED. THINGS LIKE FOOD, CLOTHING, BUILDING MATERIALS, MEDICAL SUPPLIES ETC. WHO PAYS IN THE END? WE DO!

WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE. IF THEY DON'T GET THE MESSAGE AFTER ONE DAY, WE WILL DO IT

AGAIN AND AGAIN.

SO DO YOUR PART AND SPREAD THE WORD. FORWARD THIS EMAIL TO EVERYONE YOU KNOW. MARK YOUR CALENDARS AND MAKE SEPTEMBER 1ST A DAY THAT THE CITIZENS OF THE UNITED STATES AND CANADA SAY "ENOUGH IS ENOUGH"


From: orcagirl


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5. FREE KANAHUS PELLKEY & ALUUSTA
NYM WARRIORS AND FREEDOM FIGHTERS
Being held captive under kkkanada?s "CORRECTIONAL" control


TRIAL begins


FRIDAY - SEPTEMBER 2ND, 2005
9:00 AM
Port Coquitlam COURT HOUSE
2620 Mary Hill Road
Port Coquitlam, BC


PLEASE COME! YOUR SUPPORT IS NEEDED TO PACK THE COURT ROOM AND LET THEM
KNOW THESE 2 YOUNG WOMEN ARE NOT ALONE IN DEFENDING & PRACTICING OUR
INDIGENOUS BELIEFS AND WAY OF LIFE!


INFO ABOUT TRIAL
Native Youth Movement Mother and Warrior, Kanahus Pelkey (slave name:
Amanda Soper Manuel) was captured on February 22nd 2003, in Ulkatcho
Territory, "Aniham Lake, BC". Police([search]) were called in from several RCMP
(Royal Canadian Mounted Police) divisions to hunt Kanahus, her baby,
husband and 16 year-old sister down. They were heavily sought after
leaving a Bella Coola hospital with her sisters 7 week-old baby who had
passed over to the spirit world on the morning of the 22nd. As true
Indians, they refused foreign doctors to take their baby, which the
hospital tried to take ownership of, and wrapped the young Warrior up in
his cradleboard and took him to a Sacred place in the mountains for his
ceremonial burial.


So called "British Columbia" is all un-surrendered territory, which means
that even under "Canadian Law" Indians own 100% of their traditional
Territory (not just Reserves) in the whole Province. Treaties were never
signed! Proving their disregard for their own laws, illegal warrants were
issued for Kanahus Pelkey in winter 2001 after police attacked NYM
Warriors while they were building a home for the winter on un-Surrendered
Secwepemc Medicine and Hunting Grounds. The community known as
Skewlkwek'welt was Re-Occupied in 2000 in order to stop the expansion of
an illegal Ski-resort know as "Sun Peaks", which is continuing its Rape
of Kanahus Pelkey's homeland. Police have made over 70 arrests of Indian
people at
Skwelkwek'welt in their attempts to scare Indians from even going on their
own land, and protecting what little sustainable resources there are
left.


She was held in jail not for criminal activity, but to make an example of
what happens to anybody who follows their Traditional ways as an Indian
Person. They are showing what extent they are willing to Oppress Indian
People by ripping a Mother away from her baby, who never left her side
since conception. She went through 4 days of hard labor in the Original
Way, on the Land. She would never leave her baby's side; she never ever
had him away from her.


On March 5th, 2003 she was denied bail in an attempt to break this Strong
example of a True Warrior, and her son, who refused to drink anything but
his mothers breast milk. While everybody else with charges had been
released, or is out on bail and promises to appear (PTA), Kanahus Pelkey
remained imprisoned for 3 months, showing just how willing they are to rip
Indian children from their mother?s breast and lifelines. The foreign
kkkanadian government have no regard for Indian Life. You must show them
you are watching the Genocide taking place right under your noses here on
Turtle Island. The Indian Wars Are Not Over!


She has currently been out on bail for over 2 years now with 14 conditions
for her to follow, including condition irrelevant to the case including,
?not to wear or possess camouflage clothing, military fatigues or battle
dress?, ?not to wear or possess any mask or disguise or be in the presence
of others who are masked or disguised? and ?not to be within a radius of
10 kilometers from the administrative office of Sun Peaks Resort in the
province of BC?. Kanahus Pellkey now has 2 children and the youngest is a
breastfed baby, we don?t want another heartless act from the courts and
have the babies ripped away from their mother.


She was imprisoned before because of her fight for all of our Babies and
the Survival of Life! LET?S KEEP HER OUT OF JAIL?LET THE WORLD AND THE
KKKANADIAN COURTS KNOW SHE HAS SUPPORT AND THE PUBLIC IS WATCHING!


COME SUPPORT KANAHUS PELLKEY (AMANDA SOPER MANUEL) & ALUUSTA (COLETTE
SCHOONER) ON FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 2, 2005 AT 9:00 am
Port Coquitlam Court House
2620 Mary Hill Road
Port Coquitlam, BC


Thank You. Please support this Secwepemc Mother and Freedom Fighters.
CONTACT: nymcommunications (at) hotmail.com
NYM Voicemail: (604) 682-3269 ext. 7845
Kanahus Family: (250) 679-3608


From: "NYM Communications"


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6. Celebrate With Us on September 6!


On July 1st, 2005 Community Living BC took another step forward and officially became a new crown agency. Our vision, that children and adults with developmental disabilities, supported by family members and friends, will have the
opportunities and supports needed to pursue their own goals and participate as full and valued citizens in their communities, is one step closer to becoming reality!


Come join us for an afternoon of food, fun, music and recognition of the many
people throughout our community whose perseverance, dedication, and guidance have brought CLBC to where it is today.


When: Tuesday, September 6, 2005, from 4pm to 6pm
Where: at our headquarters in Burnaby (3705 Willingdon Avenue)


See Invitation at: http://www.communitylivingbc.ca/


BRING THE WHOLE FAMILY! KIDS ARE WELCOME TOO...


From:


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7. Protest war criminal Dick Cheney!


Thursday, September 8, 5p.m.
at 1770 Burrard (at West 3rd Ave) in front of the
Fraser Institute Vancouver head office.


The Fraser Institute, a Vancouver-based right-wing
'think tank,' will be hosting a gala dinner for U.S.
V.P. Dick Cheney on Thursday September 8 in Calgary.
B.C. premier Gordon Campbell and his counterpart Ralph
Klein will also be in attendance.


Activists in Calgary will be making a visible show of
opposition to Cheney and the ongoing occupation of
Iraq([search]). Please join us in making a strong presence
against both Cheney and his hosts, the Fraser
Institute, notorious advocates of privatization and
militarism.


There will also be an un-welcome committee action at
the downtown branch of the Vancouver Public Library
(Robson side) at noon on Thursday, September 8.


Look for updates about other actions against Cheney's
visit at www.StopWar.ca


For info, email contact (at) stopwar.ca


*There will be an extra StopWar.ca general meeting on
Wednesday, September 7, 5:30p.m. at the Martime Labour
Centre to help coordinate the anti-Cheney protests.


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Project-x (at) lists.resist.ca
https://lists.resist.ca/mailman/listinfo/project-x
Project-X list:
initiated for the (re)building of the Left.


From: "Derrick O'Keefe"


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8. WORLD FEDERALIST MEETING


TOPIC:


SUSTAINABLE SOCIETIES
Prof. Ei-ichiro Ochiai talks about what we can learn from Japan in the Edo period (1600-1868) which maintained a high level of population and vibrant cultures with absolutely no import of material and energy.


Followed by refreshments and discussion.


TIME:


Thursday, September 15, 2005 at 7:30 pm


LOCATION:

Hewett Centre, Unitarian Church Centre, 949 W.49th Ave. at Oak St., Vancouver.


All welcome. Free Parking. No charge.


MORE INFORMATION:


Or to add your name to the meeting reminder e-mail list,
contact Larry Kazdan at (604) 874-9982,
or e-mail: lkazdan (at) shaw.ca.


The World Federalist Movement Canada -Vancouver Branch meets at this location the third Thursday of every month. The general public is cordially invited to attend.


World Federalists promote the development of democratic world institutions to make and enforce world law and to protect the integrity of state and sub-state governments.


From: Larry Kazdan


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9. Aids Walk


20 years ago we began to WALK. We are still WALKing - but it is time to WALK
like you have never WALKed before


Please consider making a profound difference in the lives of children,
women, and men living with HIV and AIDS in British Columbia by participating
in the 2005 WALK for LIFE.


Go to www.bcpwa.org to register or make a secure donation, or call
604.915.WALK.


WHEN: Sunday, September 25, 2005 (rain or shine)
WHERE: Upper Ceperly Park in Stanley Park - Vancouver*


WHAT: 10K walk route around the Seawall (or) 2K walk around Lost Lagoon


ITINERARY:
8:30AM - Registration opens. Coffee, snacks and pre-WALK entertainment
10:00AM - Opening ceremonies
11:00AM - Walk begins
1:00PM - Post WALK entertainment and presentations


Scott Ashton Swan, 604.893.2242
TEAM COACH


Please join me at the 20th Anniversary AIDS WALK FOR LIFE on Sunday
September 25th in Stanley Park.
If you would like to register to walk or would like to donate to my
fundraising efforts click here:
https://secure.e2rm.com/registrant/personalPage.aspx?
EventID=3625&LangPref=en-CA&RegistrationID=114642


From: "Tom Sandborn"


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10. Change The World. Come To Alberta EcoAction Camp


Feeling powerless in the face of Alberta's ecological and social disasters? Join us at ECOAction - a camp dedicated to providing you with the resources to create change.


The Eco-Action camp is a four-day environmental camp. It will bring trainers from across North America to share skills, initiate discussion and to push for action. Trainers at the camp will come from groups like Greenpeace, the Ruckus Society, Forest Ethics, the Rainforest Action
Network and Global Exchange.


This camp is open to everyone that wants to participate and change their world.


Workshops at the camp will include sessions on environmental issues specific to Alberta, and skill-teaching sessions.


SESSIONS INCLUDE:
Non-violent Direct Action
Grassroots Organizing
Media/Legal rights
Climbing
Political Theatre
Market Based Actions (Corp 101)
Campaign Planning
Tactics for the Urban Revolutionary


INFO PANELS:
The Truth Behind Alberta's Oil Boom
Current Status of the Boreal Forest


When: Fri. Sept 30, 6pm - Sun. Oct 2, 7pm


Where: Camp Meywasin on Lake Wabumun (30 minutes outside of Edmonton) Transportation will likely be provided from the University of Alberta to the camp and back again.


Cost: $30 (suggested donation)


Contact Mike Hudema at 780 432 5409 or itstimetoriseup (at) gmail.com for more information or to register.


From: Old Growth Campaign


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11. Request for expressions of interest to research and write a history of the IDRC


CLOSING DATE: SEPT 30, 2005


The International Development Research Centre (IDRC) is seeking Expressions of Interest from suitably qualified and experienced individuals, firms, consortia, NGOs, or research centres to research and write a scholarly history of the Centre to be completed by 2008.


IDRC is a Canadian public corporation that helps build local capacity in developing countries to undertake innovative research that contributes to healthier, more equitable, and more prosperous societies. The Centre has its head office in Ottawa and maintains six regional offices, in Uruguay, Senegal, Egypt, Kenya, India and Singapore.


IDRC is preparing to launch its History Project, which will culminate in the publication of a scholarly book on the history of the Centre. The book is not intended to be a vanity publication, but an exercise in critical reflection and learning. The desired book is expected to be accessible to non-academic audiences without compromising scholarly integrity and conventions.


The successful candidate selected to undertake the History Project will work in close collaboration with IDRC staff. Since the intended final product of this project is a book to be published by an academic press, however, IDRC intends to take measures to ensure the successful candidate's intellectual freedom.


For more information, visit www.idrc.ca/history


6476 NW Marine Drive
Vancouver BC
PH: 604.822.1402
www.ligi.ubc.ca


Direct any questions or comments to patricia.chu (at) ubc.ca

From: "Chu, Patricia"


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12. Call for proposals for Cultural E-learning Content Aggregation


forwarded call for proposals
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Please distribute this information through your networks and/or print copies to share information with those who do not have (easy) access to the Internet.

You are receiving this email as part of ongoing updates on topics and information relevant to women living and working in rural or remote communities around British Columbia.

If you would like to share information for distribution or would like to be deleted from the BC Rural Women's Network confidential distribution list, please email Nythalah Baker at bcruralwomen (at) junction.net
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English to follow


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L?objet de ce courrier ?lectronique est de vous aviser, vous et votre
organisation, que nous avons affich? un nouvel appel de propositions sur
notre site Web, dans le cadre du Programme de culture canadienne en ligne.
Nous vous demandons de bien vouloir transmettre ce message ? tous vos
clients, membres, et personnes-ressources afin de veiller ? ce que ces
renseignements soient diffus?s au plus grand nombre possible de parties
int?ress?es.


Le Fonds de la Passerelle est une composante de la strat?gie Culture
canadienne en ligne du minist?re de Patrimoine canadien (CCE), un cadre
visant ? encourager l??laboration et la production de contenu culturel
canadien dans Internet. Dans le cadre de ce fonds, les responsables de
Culture canadienne en ligne sont heureux d?annoncer un appel de
propositions ax? particuli?rement sur la cr?ation de points d?acc?s en
ligne qui regroupent le contenu culturel canadien ? des fins ?ducatives
pour le milieu de l?enseignement, de la maternelle, du primaire et du
secondaire.


L'objectif des projets financ?s suivant l'appel sera d'?laborer des points
d'acc?s en ligne ax?s sur des programmes d'enseignement appropri?s aux
?tudes de nature sociale et culturelle de la maternelle, du primaire et du
secondaire. Des caract?ristiques avanc?es permettront aux enseignants de
chercher et de trouver rapidement et facilement du contenu culturel et
?ducatif ? partir de sources multiples, et par la suite, de trouver et
d?utiliser aussi facilement le contenu qui convient ? leurs programmes
d'enseignement. L?appel de propositions est ax? sur la conception et la
cr?ation de ces points d?acc?s, et la coordination des parties d?tentrices
de contenu culturel ?ducatif r?cent en ligne. ? ce titre, les co?ts li?s ?
la num?risation ou ? l??laboration de contenu culturel ne seront pas
financ?s dans le cadre de cet appel.


Les demandeurs admissibles comprennent les organisations canadiennes sans
but lucratif appartenant au secteur public (? l?exception des organisations
f?d?rales et des soci?t?s d??tat) qui jouent un r?le actif dans les
domaines de la culture, de l??ducation et d?autres domaines pertinents dans
le cadre de cet appel. Le processus de traitement des demandes de
financement se divise en deux ?tapes : la d?claration d?int?r?t puis la
demande d?taill?e. La date limite pour la pr?sentation des d?clarations
d?int?r?t est le mardi 11 octobre 2005. Les demandeurs seront tenus de
pr?senter une demande d?taill?e uniquement sur d?cision des responsables de
Culture canadienne en ligne, apr?s l?examen de toutes les d?clarations
d?int?r?t.


Pour obtenir de plus amples renseignements, vous pouvez consulter les
lignes directrices ? l?adresse suivante :
http://www.pch.gc.ca/progs/pcce-ccop/progs/gateway_f.cfm.


Si apr?s avoir lu les lignes directrices vous avez des questions concernant
le Fonds ou le processus de demande, nous vous encourageons ? communiquer
avec nous :


Num?ro sans frais : 1 866 900-0001
ATME/t?l?scripteur : 1 819 997-3123
Adresse ?lectronique : ccop-pcce (at) pch.gc.ca


Programme de culture canadienne en ligne
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The purpose of this email is to make you and your organization aware that a
new call for proposals under the Canadian Culture Online Program has been
posted on our website. We would request that you forward this information
to your own client/member/contact database to help us ensure that this
information is distributed as widely as possible to interested parties.


The Gateway Fund is a component of the Department of Canadian Heritage?s
Canadian Culture Online strategy (CCO), a framework to stimulate the
development and production of Canadian cultural content on the Internet.
Canadian Culture Online is pleased to announce a call for proposals under
this fund that specifically targets the development of online access points
that aggregate Canadian cultural content for educational purposes in the
kindergarten to grade twelve (K-12) teaching environment, or the maternelle
to secondaire teaching environment in Quebec.


Projects funded under this call will develop online access points focussing
on curriculum related themes that are relevant to K-12 studies, and
maternelle to secondaire studies in Quebec, of a social and cultural
nature, with advanced features that allow teachers to quickly search
educational cultural content from multiple sources in a seamless manner,
then easily identify and use the content that is relevant to their
curricula. The focus of this call is on the design and creation of these
access points, and the coordination of parties that hold recently developed
online educational cultural content. As such, the costs associated with
the digitisation or development of cultural content will not be funded
under this call.


Eligible applicants include Canadian not-for-profit and public sector
(excluding federal organisations and crown corporations) organisations that
are active in culture, education or other fields relevant to this call.
The application process for this fund has two stages: an Expression of
Interest stage, and a Full Application stage. The deadline for submitting
Expressions of Interest is Tuesday, October 11, 2005. A Full Application
may only be submitted upon the request of Canadian Culture Online after
review of all Expressions of Interest.


Full details can be found in the guidelines document at
http://www.pch.gc.ca/progs/pcce-ccop/progs/gateway_e.cfm.


If, after reading the guidelines document, you have any questions about the
fund or the application process, we encourage you to contact us at:


toll free: 1-866-900-0001
TTY/TDD 1-819-997-3123
email: ccop-pcce (at) pch.gc.ca


Canadian Culture Online Program
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Nythalah Baker
BC Rural Women's Network
P.O. Box 1242 Vernon, BC V1T 6N6
ph: (250) 542-7531 fax: (250) 545-6406
www.bcruralwomen.ca
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From: "BC Rural Women"


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13. Brave New World? Understanding Global Security Challenges, Reforming National Security Practices


October 20-22, 2005
Plaza Centre-Ville Hotel, Montreal


We are now accepting registrations for the 20th Anniversary CASIS Annual International Conference. This year's conference is themed will feature 14 diverse panels on security and intelligence, including their defence and law enforcement dimensions.


Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist Seymour Hersh will deliver the CASIS Distinguished Lecture.


Margaret Bloodworth, Deputy Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness will deliver the John Tait Memorial Lecture.


For special rates at the conference hotel and for travel discounts, please visit www.casis.ca - We have arranged for travel discounts from Air Canada, VIA Rail and Avis Car Rental for this year's participants.


Registrations can be made online via www.casis.ca, or by fax to (613) 526-2279 using the printable form on our website.


The preliminary programme is available online at www.casis.ca - please keep an eye on the site for updates.


Direct any questions or comments to patricia.chu (at) ubc.ca

From: "Chu, Patricia"


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14. It's time for back-to-school shopping, but not at Wal-Mart!


Pledge Not to Shop at Wal-Mart for Back-to-School Supplies!
Tell Wal-Mart CEO Lee Scott you will not buy back-to-school supplies from Wal-Mart this year because Wal-Mart needs a real education about how to treat workers.
Follow this link to make your pledge and send Wal-Mart an important message:


http://www.unionvoice.org/campaign/WalMartPledge
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Why we don't support Wal-Mart:


America's biggest retailer, with $10.3 billion in profits last year, has a shameful record of child labor violations, sex discrimination, low wages and lousy benefits.
We don't need to reward Wal-Mart for that kind of corporate behavior. We can do our back-to-school shopping somewhere else this year.
More than 30,000 people have pledged to buy back-to-school supplies somewhere other than Wal-Mart this year, and we've sent those pledges to Wal-Mart CEO Lee Scott. Let's really get his attention with thousand more pledges. There are hundreds of reasons to pledge not to buy back-to-school supplies at Wal-Mart this year. Here are a few:
***As the world's largest retailer, today Wal-Mart is setting the standard for America's workplaces -- and it's a standard of low wages, poor benefits and worker abuse that working families cannot accept.
***By demanding impossibly low prices, Wal-Mart forces its suppliers to produce goods in low-wage factories that don't protect workers. A worker in a Honduran clothing factory whose main customer is Wal-Mart, for example, sews sleeves onto 1,200 shirts a day for only $35 a week. (Los Angeles Times, 11/24/03)


***In the U.S., Wal-Mart has racked up huge fines for child labor law violations. This rich company reportedly makes children younger than 18 work through their meal breaks, work very late and even work during school hours. Several states have found Wal-Mart workers younger than 18 are operating dangerous equipment, like chainsaws, and working in such dangerous areas as around trash compactors. (The New York Times, 1/13/04; Daily News, 2/18/05; Hartford Courant, 6/18/05)


***Wal-Mart pays poverty-level wages and fails to provide affordable company health insurance to more than 600,000 employees. That means Wal-Mart workers and their families have a hard time paying the bills and getting the health care they need, and Wal-Mart tops state lists of employers whose workers are forced to rely on taxpayer-funded health insurance programs like Medicaid. (Wal-Mart annual reports; Business Week, 10/2/03; state reports)
***Wal-Mart has a shameful record of paying women less than men. Wal-Mart pays women workers nearly 40 cents less an hour than men. Some 1.6 million women are eligible to join a class-action lawsuit charging Wal-Mart with discrimination. (Richard Drogin, Ph.D., 2/03; Los Angeles Times, 12/30/04)


***Wal-Mart can afford to do better. Wal-Mart, America's largest private employer, raked in $10.3 billion in profits last year. CEO Lee Scott landed nearly $23 million in total compensation last year alone. Wal-Mart has no excuse for its behavior.
Click on the link below to send Scott your pledge not to buy back-to-school supplies at Wal-Mart this year:
http://www.unionvoice.org/campaign/WalMartPledge
Then click on the following link to invite your friends and family members to join you in pledging not to buy back-to-school supplies at Wal-Mart this year:
http://www.unionvoice.org/campaign/WalMartPledge/forward
THANK YOU FOR YOUR PLEDGE!


From: "Campaign for Labor Rights"


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"History will have to record that the greatest tragedy of this period of social transition was not the strident clamor of the bad people, but the appalling silence of the good people."


Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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