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Monday, 30 January 2006 10:47

Left Coast Events (pt ii) - Victoria & Islands - Jan 30 06

1. HOST events - various
2. High Tide Concerts
3. VIPIRG Events
4. The Second Annual Women of Resource Communities Conference
5. Theatre Workshops for Multi-Ethnic Women: Storytelling Our Lives
6. Interfaith Chaplaincy Events
7. Employment Opportunity - Oxford
8. CBC-TV & NEWSWORLD DOCS NEWSLETTER
9. Google Bows to Chinese Censorship With New Search Site
10. SAVE IRAQ([search])'S ACADEMICS
11. Six String Nation Issues Leaders' Challenge


contributions, considerations, concerns:


* 12th annual Victoria Independent Film : Video Festival - Jan 27th - Feb 5th tickets - 808 View St, 389-0444, or http://www.vifvf.com Michael Franti film, 'I know I'm not alone' Saturday Feb 4th.


* From: "Jane P. Brett"


Wednesday Night Peace Vigils at the Legislature - 7:00 - 8:00 pm - Peace ambassadors are needed to greet international visitors and to respond to current world conflict issues (including disarmament, civilian casualties, nuclear terrorism). Bring your peaceful passion and share it with vigilers from around the world. In October, we will have been talking to Cohoe ferry passengers, other tourists and locals for 4 years. Come and witness with us the change in public opinion. Imagine: War Never Again. (477-1944 )


* Falun Dafa (meditation) at Fernwood Community Centre, 1240 Gladstone, Wednesdays, 5-7 pm. Also, Saturdays and Sundays, 10-noon, across from Beacon Hill petting zoo - all winter. Free, everyone welcome. 386-8805, faluninfo.net


* Engineers Without Borders meets Wednesday's 7:30pm in Cle D125. The meetings will generally be development discussion sessions, with the beginning reserved for planning chapter events. This month the theme of the development discussions is "make poverty history" and "development unraveled."


* 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: Barbara Laird


Professional Development in Victoria on February 17,2006
http://www.shorelinecommunityschool.sd61.bc.ca/
The workshops are not specific to Down Syndrome, one is related to Behaviour and the other is related to developing Friendship skills. They are free to the Cupe 947 members and available to others for $25 for half day and $50 for a full day. You can register online or contact Bonnie Bachynski at 386 8367 or or cupestaffd (at) sd61.bc.ca for any further information.


* From: Cafe Spirituality


There's a correction to the contact numbers in the previous email I sent out about Nirmala and Canela. Please note below.


Canela Michelle Meyers in Victoria
Fri. March 10th, 7-10pm
Sat. March 11th, 10:30am-4pm with a potluck lunch
http://www.canelamichelle.com for more info.


Nirmala will be in Victoria
Thurs. March 30th and Fri. March 31st satsang 7-9pm
Saturday April 1 Day Long intensive 10-5pm with potluck lunch.
Neelam is also coming to Victoria for two evenings: April 11 & 12, but the location is still to be determined.
http://www.neelam.org
http://www.endless-satsang.com/victoria.html


Contact Harinder at 250.370.1636, please register as space is limited
Suggested donation is $20 for evening satsang and $75-100 for the entireday


* From: bev collins


Canada joins missile defense
http://www.upi.com/SecurityTerrorism/view.php?StoryID=20060126-045831-6999r


* From: Farmers Market


We would like to tell you about an issue that most urgently needs your attention. Please click on the link below to read more about terminator seed technology and its possible impact on the world agricultural cycle. It should be an important subject to everyone who enjoys diversity and democracy when it comes to their food choices. There are also substantial environmental and economic impacts to its use which should be equally concerning.
http://www.eatlocal.org/ebits06_jan/ebits06_extra/


* From: "Rosa Mertens"


Please sign this petition to the Chinese Ambassador in France ; it says : " I agree with the Foundation 30 Millions of Friends and ask for an immediate ban on the trade of bear bile and ask for the closure of the bear farms where the animals are kept horrendous conditions"


http://www.30millionsdamis.fr/FR/Dossiers/NosPetitions/ContrelenferdesoursenChine/
ContrelenferdesoursenChinemutilespourleurbile.asp

* From: "Susan Stroud"


A couple of different friends have asked me to email this address around. I've done it before but I'll do it again. I click on this site and each of the other sites every day from every computer I can find. I have been doing it for years. I get no email that I haven't signed up for. Please click and help.

thehungersite.com
thebreastcancersite.com
theliteracysite.com and the oters


* From: "TPNI"


Chomsky's Got a Winner Here!!! TPN Book of The Month!
http://www.preferrednetwork.com/html/details_view_231.htm


* From: "Will Horter"


Dogwood Initiative is putting together our first Brochure to describe what we do. We have decided that the best descriptions about our work come from individuals and groups we have worked with. So I am asking you to take a few minutes and send me back a quote about Dogwood Initiative. www.dogwoodinitiative.org


From: FCNL Nuclear Calendar


Friends Committee on National Legislation - A Quaker Lobby in the Public Interest
http://www.fcnl.org/index.htm


* From: Mary Billy


Just a reminder that I sell Happy International Women's Day greeting cards. The design on the front is based on the Bread & Roses theme, and inside it reads: To Celebrate Women around the world, honor the work they do both paid and unpaid & To Honor You on this Women's Day, March 8th, Happy International Women's Day. Scattered across both inside pages are the names of countries around the world. Price; $3.25 or 5/$15 in Canada, or $2.75 or 5/$14 (U.S.)(includes postage and handling) Get your orders in pretty quickly now to allow time for your check or money order to arrive here, and for the cards to get to you in time to send them to the women you wish to honor.


* From: "Hanna Kawas"

Voice of Palestine, Vancouver, Canada www.voiceofpalestine.ca will be interviewing Dr. Mazin Qumsiyeh about his article Boycott Israel in the World Economics Forum (WEF) Global Agenda Magazine. The article was originally posted at their website but subsequently pulled, and the magazine itself was pulled off the shelves; the Chairman of the WEF even went so far as to apologize for the article's publication. We will also talk with Prof. Qumsiyeh about the recent Palestinian elections and what is next for the Palestinian struggle.(http://www.qumsiyeh.org/theworldeconomicsforumcontroversy/ )

Voice of Palestine broadcasts every Tuesday evening from 8:00-9:00pm (PST) on 102.7FM. You can listen to the interview live on the internet http://www.coopradio.org/listen/. Also all January shows will be posted on our website under Audio Clips at the beginning of February.


* From: "June Ross"

As reported in the December 11, 2005 copy of the Citizen, Hans Dollwa of Crofton was arrested conducting a one man protest of raw log exports, accompanied by his dog, at Shoal Island beside the pulp mill. Timber West called the police([search]) and had him arrested for stopping their trucks. He is being charged with intimidation and mischief and the court case will be on Tuesday, January 31, 2006, at 9:00am at the Duncan Courthouse.
Those of us that feel that protesting is our right need to be there to show our support for this man. For additional information call Doren Doyle or Kate Mortimer at 748 6879.


* From: "Murray Dobbin"

Haiti: Democracy Undone
Thursday, February 2 at 10 PM ET & 10 PM PT
After four postponements, voters in Haiti are once again scheduled to go to the polls. The February 7 vote follows a coup almost two years ago.
http://www.cbc.ca/correspondent/060129.html


* From: "Charity Hume"

CFUV's Winds of Change will be doing two more sequential interviews that connect with the Robert Pickton trial - Wayne Leng, friend of Sarah de Vries, on February 2, and Todd Matthews, forensic artist, will be interviewed on February 9. 11 - noon, cfuv.uvic.ca.


* From: HankoHaus (at) aol.com

Janine, do you know "code pink"? They collect women?s signatures against the Iraq war. I have already signed (number 19969) and Larissa did, too (number 19990). I think it is a very good action. Please think about it. They would like to have 100 000 signatures until 8th of March.
http://www.womensaynotowar.org


* From: Carol Grier


The new film festival website is under construction, but an incomplete list of films from our core festival is now linked at the site. We already screened some of them last year, so those won't be shown. Soon, we'll have a complete list of festival films that are now available at the library, as well as up to date info about this year's festival. We should have the complete list up in a couple of weeks along with more changes and improvements to the site. Have fun looking over this year's partial list of selections, and watch for the film guide in The Driftwood the third week in February.


Our Island, Our World Film Festival
Salt Spring Island, BC, Canada, March 3-5, 2006
250-537-4406
http://www.saltspringmediagroup.com/


* From: contact (at) stopwar.ca

You'll find attached our outreach letter for the March 18 day of action. It has also been 'snail' mailed to a number of our endorsing organizations. Also, check out Special Election Coverage at the StopWar.ca website: http://stopwar.ca/homeannex/elect/index.html


* From: "Laura at Leading Spas of Canada"


Hello people who love to sing, Here are some dates to put in your datebooks for those of you who want to take your singing to the next place. Saturday from 10-5 Feb 18, March 18, April 15 and May 13 I'm holding a series of Vocal Empowerment one day workshops. This can be taken as a once a month course or as a single day. All levels are welcome.


* From: mhlist (at) vivelecanada.ca

Mel thought you may be interested in the World Peace Forum 2006 program summary. For full information, go to http://www.worldpeaceforum.ca/


* bi-lingual alternative news site - vivelecanada.ca


* The Owl and the Pussycat - Jim Erkiletian and Janette Briere - sparkling entertainment including song, story, juggling, magic. Lots of local, environmental, original songwriting. For bookings: 250-753-6204, erkil (at) telus.net


* From: "Maureen LeBourdais"


A new, web-based resource for rural communities, "Funding Sources For
British Columbia Communities" is the result of a partnership between the
BC Rural Team, BC Rural Network, and CFDC of Greater Trail.
http://communityfutures.com/cms/index.php?id=168


* From: "working TV"

new online @ www.workingtv.com
Hilda Thomas Memorial
http://www.workingtv.com/hildathomasmemorial.html


* From: Stewart Brinton


My dear friend,Yvonne Raoul, a retired school teacher, is taking a group of secondary students to Cuba in the first week of March. I am raising money to purchase some musical instruments to be sent along with them to be presented to the Abel Santa Maria School for the Blind in Havana. I have already collected enough money to purchase three trumpets and now I am raising money for two trombones. I can get quality student trombones for $300 each from Massullo Music Ltd, Burnaby, B.C. If you wish to contribute and you want that contribution to be tax deductible please make a check out to CoDevelopment Canada-- a Canadian nonprofit organization helping to facilitate the trip-otherwise make out a check to Massullo Music Ltd. Please mail all checks to me at 3443 Dundas St. Vancouver, V5K-1R9. Please pass this e-mail along to anyone you feel might be interested in contributing. If you have any questions please call me at 604-205-5223. This is my third campaign to send musical instruments to Cuba. It is a way of honoring their music which inspires us all.


* From: Rita


There are several tips in this article for shoppers to look for in order to avoid purchasing GM products.
http://www.mercola.com/2006/jan/24/


* From: Farmers Market


http://www.eatlocal.org/ebits06_jan


The link to The Republic story on Strip Farming in Vancouver in the January issue of e-bits was not correct. Here is a link that works:
http://republic-news.org/archive/128-repub/128_potvin_farming.htm


* From: "Sienna G.G MacMillan"

15 Diverse Aboriginal Performers! This After Event is going to follow the popular National Aboriginal Achievement Awards being held this year at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre. Contact Amanda Nahanee: 604-862-3965 for Info/Tickets Email: vangalaone (at) hotmail.com


* From: "KillerCoke.org"


Take Actions Against Coke!


a. Call Coca-Cola and tell them to stop their worldwide abuses at 1-800-GET-COKE.
b. Sign a Petition protesting Coke's abuses:
Sign the Petition
c. Join the Boycott at Karmabanque's web site at: www.karmabanque.com


* From: "Status of Women Action Group"

QUESTION: If people employed at the Fraser Institute are producing and selling products for a profit, why do they need to be given money? An examination of the "free" market think tanks and their government sanctioned charitable status.
http://www.livableincome.org/afrasercharity.htm


* From: TOM HANSEN

U.S. NATIONAL DEBT CLOCK
The Outstanding Public Debt as of 25 Jan 2006 at 08:23:45 PM GMT is:


$8,195,411,299,439.93

The estimated population of the United States is 298,347,633
so each citizen's share of this debt is $27,486.43.


The National Debt has continued to increase an average of $2.28 billion per day since September 30, 2005! Concerned? Then tell Congress and the White House - http://www.eff.org/congress/!


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1. HOST events


February 3rd - The Embrace Aging Project: activities and business possibilities.


Lori McLeod and Rick Hoogendoom will give an overview of the Embrace Aging Project, highlighting activities and business possibilities. This is a presentation of useful information for new and established businesses alike.


Speaker: Lori McLeod and Rick Hoogendoom from Senior Living magazine and members of the Embrace Aging planning committee.


February 10th - Transportation issues in Victoria.


How does transportation affect our businesses? What opportunities are there in transportation? What's next?


Speaker: Dave Marshall, consultant & Vice Chair Leadership Victoria, Vice-President Victoria Chamber of Commerce.


February 17th - Networking Event:


Work with fellow HOST members on identifying and building successful business collaborations.


February 24th - Vancouver Island Brewery Tour:


A fun and informative tour of one of Victoria?s most successful breweries. Pre-registration required, $8 for members, $10 for non-members.


Where & When?
1001 Douglas Street
Business Victoria (Sussex Place)


Friday January 27th
10 - 11:30 AM
Doors open at 9:30AM, Networking until 12 noon


Come and Enjoy a great presentation, organic coffee and friendly networking opportunities.


Don't forget your chance to win prizes and a 50/50 draw.


Comments?
Send suggestions and comments to:
eblast (at) host-victoria.org


HOST web site
www.host-victoria.org


Copyright ? HOST, 2005.
Email:HOST Email
Tel: 250-884-1313


From: eblast (at) host-victoria.org


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2. High Tide Concerts


edited for space - for a complete listing, with bios, write to


Please make a note of it that High Tide's email has changed to hightideconcerts (at) shaw.ca. High Tide Entertainment is also proud to announce the opening of it's box office. People can now buy tickets online through our new website as well as charge tickets over the phone.

"The only 2-time U.S. finger style guitar champion"
Don Ross
Sunday, February 12, 2006
Opening guest... Brooke Miller
Central Bar & Grill, 708 View St., Victoria
* Early Show * Doors 7pm, Showtime 8pm
Tickets: $18 Advance / $20 Door
Available at: High Tide Box Office online at www.hightideconcerts.net or by charge by phone 250-478-1888

For more info/audio & video clips: www.hightideconcerts.net or hightideconcerts (at) shaw.ca
Don's Website: www.gobyfish.com
Central Bar & Grill's Website: www.centralbarandgrill.com

For interviews with Don Ross, please contact:
Del Vezeau , Vezco Productions
163 Main Street, Odessa, ON K0H 2H0 CANADA
voice:1-888-506-1418 (NA) ? fax: (613) 386-8879
email: vezco (at) cogeco.ca ? web: www.vezco.com


Upcoming Concerts with interview contact info!!

"Back by Popular Demand"
The Unknown Soldiers - The Ulimate Doors Tribute
Saturday, February 18th, 2005
Central Bar and Grill, 708 View St. 250-361-1700
Doors 7pm, Showtime 9:30pm
Tickets: $13 Advance / $15 Door
Available at: Lyle's Place (cash only) 382-8422, Central Bar and Grill 361-1700 or
High Tide Box Office online at www.hightideconcerts.net or by charge by phone 250-478-1888


For more info/audio & video clips: www.hightideconcerts.net or hightideconcerts (at) shaw.ca
The Unknown Soldier's Website: www.theunknownsoldiers.net
Central Bar & Grill's Website: www.centralbarandgrill.com


For interviews, please contact:
Pete Bowman
604.616.3371
petebowman (at) shaw.ca


Sue Foley & Band
Tuesday, February 21st
Opening guest... To be announced
Central Bar and Grill, 708 View St., 250-361-1700
Doors 7pm, Showtime 9pm
Tickets: $18 Advance / $20 Door
Available at: Lyle's Place (cash only) 382-8422, Central Bar and Grill 361-1700 or
High Tide Box Office online at www.hightideconcerts.net or by charge by phone 250-478-1888


For more info/audio & video clips: www.hightideconcerts.net or hightideconcerts (at) shaw.ca
Sue's Website: www.suefoley.com
Central Bar & Grill's Website: www.centralbarandgrill.com

For interviews, please contact:
Justin Time Records
Promotions and Marketing:
Quebec Sales Manager: Simon Fauteux
514 738 9533 x 140
simon (at) fusion3.com

The Duhks
Wednesday, February 22nd
Opening guest... To be announced
Central Bar and Grill, 708 View St., 250-361-1700
Doors 7pm, Showtime 9pm
Tickets: $15 Advance / $15 Door
Available at: Lyle's Place (cash only) 382-8422, Central Bar and Grill 361-1700 or
High Tide Box Office online at www.hightideconcerts.net or by charge by phone 250-478-1888


For more info/audio & video clips: www.hightideconcerts.net or hightideconcerts (at) shaw.ca
Duhk's Website: www.duhks.com
Central Bar & Grill's Website: www.centralbarandgrill.com

For interviews, please contact:
Talk to the Band:
heya (at) duhks.com


Talk to Mort:
mort (at) duhks.com

Connie Kaldor
Saturday, February 25th
Opening guest... To be announced
Alix Goolden Hall, 907 Pandora St.
Doors 7:30pm, Showtime 8pm
Tickets: $21 Advance / $25 Door
Available at: Lyle's Place (cash only) 382-8422 or
High Tide Box Office online at www.hightideconcerts.net or by charge by phone 250-478-1888


For more info/audio & video clips: www.hightideconcerts.net or hightideconcerts (at) shaw.ca
Alix Goolden Performance Hall Website: www.vcm.bc.ca/Met-tour.html
Connie's Website: www.conniekaldor.com


For interviews, please contact:


Coyote Entertainment
3848 Taschereau blvd.
Greenfield Park, QC J4V 3N8
Phone: (450) 465-4871
Fax: (450) 465-4870
Webpublicist: mona (at) conniekaldor.com

Highway Star - The Ultimate Deep Purple Tribute
Friday, March 3rd
Opening guest... To be announced
Central Bar & Grill, 708 View St. 250-361-1700
Doors 7pm, Showtime 9:30pm
Tickets: $13 Advance / $15 Door
Available at: Lyle's Place (cash only) 382-8422, Central Bar and Grill 361-1700 or
High Tide Box Office online at www.hightideconcerts.net or by charge by phone 250-478-1888

For more info/audio & video clips: www.hightideconcerts.net or hightideconcerts (at) shaw.ca


Central Bar & Grill's Website: www.centralbarandgrill.com

For interviews, please contact:
Carolyn @ Exposure Entertainment
theagency (at) telus.net
604.733.1086

Reggae Cowboys
Saturday, March 4th
Opening guest... To be announced
Central Bar and Grill, 708 View St. 250-361-1700
Doors 7pm, Showtime 9:30pm
Tickets: $15 Advance / Door
Available at: Lyle's Place (cash only) 382-8422, Central Bar and Grill 361-1700 or
High Tide Box Office online at www.hightideconcerts.net or by charge by phone 250-478-1888

For more info/audio & video clips: www.hightideconcerts.net or hightideconcerts (at) shaw.ca
Central Bar & Grill's Website: www.centralbarandgrill.com
Reggae Cowboys Website: www.reggaecowboys.com

For interviews, please contact:


Management:
Tumbleweed Records
c/o Range Music
P.O. Box 511, Prince Street Station
New York, NY 10012
Email: reggae (at) reggaecowboys.com


Arrogant Worms
Wednesday, March 8th
Opening guest... To be announced
Raven's Cry Theatre, Sechelt, BC
Doors 7:30pm, Showtime 8pm
Tickets: $20 Advance / $23 Door
Available at: High Tide Box Office online at www.hightideconcerts.net or by charge by phone 250-478-1888


For more info/audio & video clips: www.hightideconcerts.net or hightideconcerts (at) shaw.ca
Artspring Theatre's Website: www.ravenscrytheatre.com
Arrogant Worm's Website: www.arrogant-worms.com

For interviews, please contact:


Arrogant Worms
Thursday, March 9th
Opening guest... To be announced
Alix Goolden Performance Hall, Victoria, BC
Doors 7:30pm, Showtime 8pm
Tickets: $23 Advance / $25 Door
Available at: Lyle's Place (cash only) 382-8422 or
High Tide Box Office online at www.hightideconcerts.net or by charge by phone 250-478-1888


For more info/audio & video clips: www.hightideconcerts.net or hightideconcerts (at) shaw.ca
Alix Goolden Performance Hall Website: www.vcm.bc.ca/Met-tour.html
Arrogant Worm's Website: www.arrogant-worms.com


Arrogant Worms
Friday, March 10th
Opening guest... To be announced
Artspring Theatre, Salt Spring Island, Ganges, BC
Doors 7:30pm, Showtime 8pm
Tickets: $20 Advance / $23 Door
Available at: TBA

For more info/audio & video clips: www.hightideconcerts.net or hightideconcerts (at) shaw.ca
Artspring Theatre's Website: www.artspring.ca
Arrogant Worm's Website: www.arrogant-worms.com

For interviews, please contact:


The Arrogant Worms are a three-man comedy troupe. Using only guitar, bass, great stage presence, super-tight harmonies and the sharpest of wit, The Worms
are on a mission to make you laugh. They are Canada's self-proclaimed Clowned Princes of Humor, Purveyors of the Absurd, and Ambassadors of Fun. One of Canada's most popular live acts, The Worms' versatility is second to none.


Carlos Del Junco
Friday, March 17th
Opening guest... To be announced
Central Bar and Grill, 708 View St. 250-361-1700
Doors 7pm, Showtime 9:30pm
Tickets: $15 Advance / Door
Available at: Lyle's Place (cash only) 382-8422, Central Bar and Grill 361-1700 or
High Tide Box Office online at www.hightideconcerts.net or by charge by phone 250-478-1888

For more info/audio & video clips: www.hightideconcerts.net or hightideconcerts (at) shaw.ca
Central Bar & Grill's Website: www.centralbarandgrill.com
Carlos Del Junco's Website: www.carlosdeljunco.com

For interviews, please contact:
Carlos by Email
cdj (at) carlosdeljunco.com

or

Darcy Gregoire
866-400-1003 Toll Free
Tel: (905) 844-0097
darcy (at) livetourartists.com

"Back by Popular Demand"
Texas Flood - The Ultimate Tribute to Stevie Ray Vaughan
Saturday, March 18th
Opening guest... To be announced
Central Bar and Grill, 708 View St. 250-361-1700
Doors 7pm, Showtime 9:30pm
Tickets: $13 Advance / $15 Door
Available at: Lyle's Place (cash only) 382-8422, Central Bar and Grill 361-1700 or
High Tide Box Office online at www.hightideconcerts.net or by charge by phone 250-478-1888

For more info/audio & video clips: www.hightideconcerts.net or hightideconcerts (at) shaw.ca
Central Bar & Grill's Website: www.centralbarandgrill.com

For interviews, please contact:
Paul Kaip
texasfloodband (at) gmail.com

Vienna Boys Choir
Friday, March 24th
Opening guest... To be announced
Alix Goolden Performance Hall, 907 Pandora St., Victoria
Doors 7pm, Showtime 8:00pm
Tickets: $45 Advance / $ 50 Door
Available at: Lyle's Place (cash only) 382-8422 or
High Tide Box Office online at www.hightideconcerts.net or by charge by phone 250-478-1888


For more info/audio & video clips: www.hightideconcerts.net or hightideconcerts (at) shaw.ca
Alix Goolden Performance Hall Website: www.vcm.bc.ca/Met-tour.html


"Back by Popular Demand"
Thunderstruck - The Ultimate Tribute to AC/DC
Saturday, March 25th
Opening guest... To be announced
Central Bar and Grill, 708 View St. 250-361-1700
Doors 7pm, Showtime 9:30pm
Tickets: $15 Advance / $15 Door
Available at: Lyle's Place (cash only) 382-8422, Central Bar and Grill 361-1700 or
High Tide Box Office online at www.hightideconcerts.net or by charge by phone 250-478-1888

For more info/audio & video clips: www.hightideconcerts.net or hightideconcerts (at) shaw.ca
Central Bar & Grill's Website: www.centralbarandgrill.com
Thunderstruck's Website: www.thunderstruck1.com

For interviews, please contact:
Vocals - Blair Briceland blair (at) thunderstruck1.com
Lead Guitar - Rich Trevor - rich (at) thunderstruck1.com
Rhythm Guitar - Glenn Littlehales - glenn (at) thunderstruck1.com
Bass - Al Higgins al (at) thunderstruck1.com
Drums - Sammi Calvelli sammi (at) thunderstruck1.com

Cesaria Evora
Monday, March 27th
Opening guest... To be announcecd
Alix Goolden Performance Hall, 907 Pandora St., Victoria
Doors 7:30pm, Showtime 8:00pm
Tickets: $68 Advance / $73 Door
Available at: Lyle's Place (cash only) 382-8422 or
High Tide Box Office online at www.hightideconcerts.net or by charge by phone 250-478-1888

For more info/audio & video clips: www.hightideconcerts.net or hightideconcerts (at) shaw.ca
Alix Goolden Performance Hall Website: www.vcm.bc.ca/Met-tour.html
Cesaria Evora's Website: www.caboverde.com/evora/evora.htm

Barney Bentall
Friday, March 31
Opening guest... To be announced
Central Bar & Grill, 708 View St., Victoria BC, 250-361-1700
Doors 7pm, Showtime 9:30pm
Tickets: $20 Advance / $23 Door
Available at: Lyle's Place (cash only) 382-8422, Central Bar and Grill 361-1700 or
High Tide Box Office online at www.hightideconcerts.net or by charge by phone 250-478-1888

For more info/audio & video clips: www.hightideconcerts.net or hightideconcerts (at) shaw.ca
Central Bar & Grill's Website: www.centralbarandgrill.com

Fred Eaglesmith
Friday, April 7th
Opening guest... To be announced
Waverly Pub, Cumberland/Comox Valley, BC
Doors 7pm, Showtime 9pm
Tickets: $18 Advance / $ 20 Door
Available at: High Tide Box Office online at www.hightideconcerts.net or by charge by phone 250-478-1888


For more info/audio & video clips: www.hightideconcerts.net or hightideconcerts (at) shaw.ca
Fred's Website: www.fredeaglesmith.com

For interviews, please contact:
Fred's manager is:
Suzy Miller
phone: (519) 583-3878
fax: (519) 583-1702
suzy (at) fredeaglesmith.com

Fred Eaglesmith
Saturday, April 8th
Opening guest... To be announced
Central Bar and Grill, 708 View St. 250-361-1700
Doors 7pm, Showtime 9:30pm
Tickets: $20 Advance / $ 23 Door
Available at: Lyle's Place (cash only) 382-8422, Central Bar and Grill 361-1700 or
High Tide Box Office online at www.hightideconcerts.net or by charge by phone 250-478-1888

For more info/audio & video clips: www.hightideconcerts.net or hightideconcerts (at) shaw.ca
Central Bar & Grill's Website: www.centralbarandgrill.com
Fred's Website: www.fredeaglesmith.com

For interviews, please contact:
Fred's manager is:
Suzy Miller
phone: (519) 583-3878
fax: (519) 583-1702
suzy (at) fredeaglesmith.com

Fred Eaglesmith is making a living the old fashioned way. For the last 30 years the Canadian singer/songwriter has been making music, gearing his career by his own rules. He has proven that a relentless tour schedule, an amazing ability to write a song and years of staying the course does pay off.


Garnet Rogers
Friday, April 14th
Opening guest... To be announced
Gibson Auditorium - Camosun College - Landsdown 1300 Foul Bay Rd.
Doors 7:30pm, Showtime 8pm
Tickets: $23 Advance / $ 25 Door
Available at: Lyle's Place (cash only) 382-8422 or
High Tide Box Office online at www.hightideconcerts.net or by charge by phone 250-478-1888

For more info/audio & video clips: www.hightideconcerts.net or hightideconcerts (at) shaw.ca
Garnet Roger's Website: www.garnetrogers.com

For interviews, please contact:
Snow Goose Songs
Gail Parker
519-756-5803
snwgoose (at) allstream.net

From: High Tide Entertainment


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3. VIPIRG Events


Researching for CHANGE


A Workshop series featuring Community-Based Researchers


All workshops are free, open to the public, and held at the University of Victoria


For more information, contact VIPIRG at: 472-4386, email: research (at) vipirg.ca or visit www.vipirg.ca


Mapping your Home Place:
A Workshop to Introduce Community Mapping


Wednesday February 1st | 12:30-2:30pm
Elliott Building Room 60


Presenter: Briony Penn


Community mapping is a way of recording and sharing the local knowledge of a community.? The essence of community mapping is that everyone can contribute.? Typically, those who do the mapping have held the power and directed how the land will be used:? engineers, planners, architects, resource managers.? But if places and things we value in our neighbourhoods don't make it on to maps and community plans, we stand to lose these places we cherish:? old orchards,? trails,? natural areas,? wetlands,? heritage buildings,? eagle's nests,? etc.? Using the maps from the Islands of the Salish Sea:? A Community Atlas, this workshop will explore how communities, science and art can come together to produce a different blueprint for the land.




On-Line Corporate Research TWO TIMES!!!


Thursday February 2nd | 9:30-11:30am or 12:30-2:30 pm
Business & Economics Building Room 160 (Computer Lab)


Presenter: Nedjo Rogers


How can you track down a company's social and environmental track record?? How can you find out about a company's shareholders,? directors,? and political dealings?? What are the shady practices a corporation would rather no one knew about?? This hands-on workshop will present methodologies and major sources of information for researching Canadian corporations.


Disposable Women:


Connecting the Dots >From Mexico to Canada


Friday, February 3rd at 7:00pm in
Vertigo, UVic Student Union Building


Since 1993, an estimated four hundred women have been found murdered and mutilated in the border city of Ciudad Ju?rez, Mexico. Meanwhile, according to Canadian government statistics, Indigenous women are five times more likely of dieing in violent crimes than any other group. In both countries, this violence has been met with stark indifference by police and government authorities. These three panelists will each address the situations of gender violence in Ciudad Juarez, western Canada and the similarities and economic links that make this a transnational problem.


Featuring:


Macrina C?rdenas-Alarc?n
Legislative Coordinator of the Mexico Solidarity Network in Washington, DC


Maxine Matilpi
Kwakwaka'wakw, Director of the Academic and Cultural Support Program, UVic Faculty of Law


Dr. Laura Parisi
Assistant Professor, UVic Women's Studies Department


This event is free and open to the public


Sponsored by: Armed With Understanding Lecture Series
World University Service of Canada
VIPIRG
Women's Studies Department
Faculty of Social Sciences




Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price


Come out to this informative documentary on the story behind the low prices at Wal-Mart.


Where: Harry Hickman Building Room 105, UVic
When: Wednesday, February 8 at 7 pm


Admission: By Donation


Info: 721.8629 or director (at) vipirg.ca




Tom Wayman - "The Poet of Work"


Wayman will conduct a workshop on "socially-based" poetry in Victoria,


Saturday, Feb 25th
from 10-6 pm


Wayman graduated with a degree in English from the University of British Columbia in 1966. He went on to attain his MFA from the University of California at Irvine in 1968. He then worked as a labourer in various industries, and the workplace is a central thematic concern of his poetry. He teaches at the University of Calgary. His most recent book of poetry, his 13th, is entitled The Colours of the Forest.


Workshop is limited, so please register early!. Registration must be received by February 15th.


The fee of $15-$50 (sliding scale) must be enclosed to ensure a reserved place.


Participants are invited to enclose copies of up to 10 poems (this is not a requirement), Wayman will select onefor discussion during the workshop. Participants will receive the selected poems and a guide for critiquing poetry in advance from Tom Wayman.


Mail poems and fee (cheque payable to BBCF) to BBCF, 1022 McGregor Ave, Victoria BC. V8S 3T9. For more info contact: tw (at) bbcf.ca


Sponsored by the Barnard-Boecker Centre Foundation and the Vancouver Island Public Interest Research Group.




No One Is Illegal


Interested in working on issues related to immigration, refugees, and human rights? Join No One Is Illegal - next meeting is Tuesday Jan. 31 at 7 pm in theVIPIRG office - SUB b122. for info contact noii (at) vipirg.ca



Urban Agriculture


Interested in Urban Agriculture? Join our group! We do a variety of activities from working with the campus community garden to producing zines and holding informative gardening-related workshops. For more info contact Juliana at agriculture (at) vipirg.ca


From: "Greg Awai"


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4. The Second Annual Women of Resource Communities Conference


Building on the success of the 2005 Women of Resource Communities Conference, when 85 women from resource communities around British Columbia came together to share ideas and to hear from a panel of prominent women in oil and gas, mining, forestry, agriculture, aquaculture, communications and government, the 2006 Conference is destined to become an even bigger event.


"Especially because our theme is "sharing our common ground", we are really excited this year to be focusing on one of the great stories of sharing the BC land-base. Both tourism and our natural resource industries operate side by side on land and on water - and together are the heart and soul of BC's economy," said First Dollar Alliance President Barb Walker. "By bringing together women who live and work closest to BC's natural resources we will continue our discussions on how we can balance the economic, social, and environmental health of our resource communities," added Walker.


The 2006 Women of Resource Communities Conference is an opportunity to:


Rethink how both the recreational and industrial stakeholders of British Columbia can work together for a sustainable future;
Rediscover the pride of working in BC's resource sectors and reclaim a greater leadership role for women who live and work in resource communities;
Recreate how we can have balanced resource communities where all stakeholders can live, work and play.


Delegates can expect to hear from industry, government and community leaders such as Mayor Donna Barnett of 100 Mile House, Lindsay Babineau, 'Agriculture in the Classroom' program, Lois McNabb , Director of Economic and Trade Branch, BC Ministry of Forests, Sylvia Waterer, co-owner of the Chilcotin Holiday Guest Ranch, and Teresa Ryan of the Tsimshian First Nation.


Visit the new Women of BC Resource Communities Website
www.womenofbcresourcecommunities.org


2006 Conference Registration Information: http://www.womenofbcresourcecommunities.org/events.cfm


Highlights from 2005 Conference: http://www.womenofbcresourcecommunities.org/conference.cfm


For more information or to register: call 250-334-1086 or 250-923-2865
email cegan10 (at) telus.net or barbarawalker (at) telus.net


Conference presented by First Dollar Alliance.
(www.firstdollar.ca)


Catherine Egan
Marketing, Project & Event Management Services
"for resourceful people"
Ph: 250-334-1086


& The Forbidden Garden Retreat
"a special place to rest the mind, energize the body & nourish the soul"
www.forbiddengardenretreat.com
PH: 250-334-1086


From: "NBaker | BC Rural Women's Network"


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5. Theatre Workshops for Multi-Ethnic Women: Storytelling Our Lives


Music, Dance, Song Workshops for Immigrant and Multi-Ethnic Women


Inviting All Immigrant and Ethnic Women to Participate in PUENTE Theatre &
ICA?s Production of Storytelling Our Lives
All immigrant and multi-ethnic women are invited to a series of free
workshops leading up to the presentation on April 27th of Puente' Theatre's
"Storytelling Our Lives."


No acting experience is necessary. All workshops are FREE and childcare is
provided.


? Storytelling Workshop ? Saturday February 11th 1- 4 PM
? Music Workshop ? Saturday February 25th 1- 4 PM
? Voice Workshop ? Saturday March 4th 1- 4 PM
? Visual Arts Workshop ? Saturday March 25th 1- 4 PM
? Movement Workshop ? Saturday April 15th 1- 4 PM
? Acting Workshop ? Saturday April 22nd 1- 4 PM


Location for the workshops will either be at ICA or at the nearby Filipino
Community Hall on Blanshard Street. We invite you to attend any or all of
the workshops and participate in the final production of the Storytelling
Our Lives play on April 27, 2006.


For more information and to register please call Ramona at Tel: 995-2659 or
email: ramonas (at) uvic.ca


From: Steven Baileys


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6. Interfaith Chaplaincy Events


1. Sessions in Spirituality


The next Session in Spirituality is entitled...


Teargas Mysticism


with


Michael Burtt and Adrian Gasior


DATE: Tuesday, January 31, 4:00 - 5:30 pm
LOCATION: UVic Interfaith Chapel ?Map?


Much has been made of the differences between the contemplative and the activist. Michael and Adrian will describe a "middle path" that connects the two - one that begins with the fourth century desert fathers and mothers and lead up to the gates of the School of the Americas (the training academy for South American military and non-military forces) where they recently demonstrated.


Michael Burtt is committed to the re-emergence of the Christian contemplative path. He is the administrator for the Contemplative Society and coordinator of the UVic Student Christian Movement (SCM). Adrian Gasior is a third year visual arts student at UVic and attended the November 2005 "Vigil and Non-violent Direct Action to Close the School of the America's" along with Michael.


Sessions in Spirituality is a weekly interfaith gathering that provides a chance to discuss aspects of our spiritual selves and world. Each week a presenter will introduce a topic of spiritual interest followed by a discussion. It is a unique opportunity to listen, talk and learn with people of diverse faith backgrounds and understanding. Everyone is welcome. Free. No registration necessary.


2. Workshop: Healing Pathway-An Interfaith Training in Energy Healing


The Healing Pathway is designed to train and mentor participants in developing the gifts and skills of Healing Touch as a spiritual practice. Based on the Healing Pathways programme developed through Naramata Centre, this workshop will draw on the deep wisdom and teachings of a variety of faiths concerning the practice of hands-on healing. You are welcome to come as a searcher and/or as one deeply connected to a particular spiritual path or paths.


Trainers: Leslie Black and Catherine Awai


Saturday February 11 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday February 12 9:00 am - 5:00 pm


Continuing Studies Bldg. ~ Room 134 ?Map?


$140 for all participants (Subsidy available for students)


To register, e-mail Sabine or phone 721-8338


Registration form available from the Interfaith Centre


Leslie Black is a Certified Healing Touch Practitioner through Healing Touch International and has been a Healing Pathway Instructor since 1998. For over 10 years Leslie has run a private practice as holistic therapist in Victoria and has taught many Healing Pathway workshops. Her BA in Psychology and Religious Studies and her MA in Applied Behavioural Science support both her client and teaching work.


Catherine Awai has been an educator of children and adults for over 20 years and lives in Summerland, BC. She is the Director of the Healing Pathway at Naramata Centre. She a Certified Healing Touch Practitioner and Instructor and is also an instructor for Healing Touch International. She recently spent time in India teaching Healing Touch within the Hindu and Tibetan Buddhist communities.


Check out our website: http://uvic.ca/chaplain
Phone (250) 472-4159


Spirituality through...
Learning: Sessions in Spirituality, Discussion Circles, Study Groups, Workshops
Practice: Meditation, Prayer, Spiritual Practices
Community: Student Groups, Retreats
Service: Social Justice, Community Service


From: "Henri Lock"


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7. Employment Opportunity


Co-editor to join an international team

NI is looking for a strange beast!


Co-editor to join an international team based in Oxford and participate in the running of our independent publications co-operative.


Are you:


* Passionate about global justice - and capable of co-managing a business?
* A talented writer or journalist - and a political animal?
* Self-motivated - and co-operative?


In return we'll provide you with a decent wage (?29,142 p/a plus allowances where relevant), good terms and conditions of employment and the chance to play a part in the future of the co-operative. Interested?


To apply:


New Internationalist (Dept E)
55 Rectory Road
Oxford OX4 1BW
Tel: 01865 811400
Email: ni (at) newint.org


Closing date for applications (cvs not accepted): 10th Feb 2006


Applications are particularly welcome from women and minorities. The NI aims to be an anti-sexist and anti-racist employer. Click here to find out more about NI.


If clickable links don't work go to http://www.newint.org/


From: Blake Poland


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8. CBC-TV & NEWSWORLD DOCS NEWSLETTER


PASSIONATE EYE Monday
(Monday January 30 at 10pm ET/PT on CBC Newsworld)
HOSPITAL SCHOOL (PREMIERE)
A moving and introspective documentary that follows two teachers
through their school year at a major paediatric hospital in Montreal.
This film goes straight to the heart of the matter, entering into the
intense one-on-one relationships developed between teachers and their
students in the course of their studies. The teachers help their
students to grow and progress, despite the limitations imposed by their
confinement to hospital, the indeterminate duration of their stays and
their compromised health. Theirs is an uncertain journey.
http://www.cbc.ca/passionateeyemonday/feature_300106.html


CBC NEWS: THE LENS
(Tuesday January 31 at 10pm ET/PT, repeating Saturday February 3 at
10pm ET/PT on CBC Newsworld)
LIFELIKE (PREMIERE)
Lifelike explores the fascinating and increasingly-mainstream world of
stuffing and mounting dead animals. The film follows several parallel
stories: Dave and Calvin, rookies competing at the Canadian Taxidermy
Championships for the first time; Jeff, a world-ranked taxidermist
facing unexpected competition at the same championships; Ray, an old
veteran who compares the art of taxidermy to that of Michelangelo; and
Janie, a devoted animal-lover who decides to have her deceased Jack
Russell Terrier freeze-dried.
Directed by: Tally Abecassis
http://www.cbc.ca/thelens/program_240106.html


ZED REAL
(Tuesday January 31 at 11:25 on CBC-TV) (PREMIERE)
Short documentaries about machinists, two boys from different parts of
world, and the personal meaning behind a popular toast for life.
http://zed.cbc.ca/go?c=ZedRealHomepage


CBC NEWS: THE FIFTH ESTATE
(Wednesday February 1 at 9pm on CBC-TV, repeating Friday February 3 at
10pm ET/PT on CBC Newsworld)
THE MURDERED BRIDE (PREMIERE)
This is a story of forbidden love; the story of Jassi and Mithu Sidhu.
Jassi, a young Canadian woman and Mithu, an impoverished rickshaw driver
met when Jassi was visiting India. She knew her family would never
accept Mithu, so they eloped. Not long after their marriage, the two
were attacked on a deserted road. Mithu was left for dead. Jassi was
found, the next morning, in a ditch, her throat slit. The men arrested
for her murder swore their orders came from Canada. In 2001, the fifth
estate uncovered new information about Jassi's murder, but the official
investigation into the case, in India and in Canada, was far from
complete. Bob McKeown travels to India to find Mithu and to confront
Jassi's killers.
http://www.cbc.ca/fifth/


CBC NEWSWORLD PRESENTS
(Wednesday February 1 at 10pm ET/PT on CBC Newsworld)
COLLEGE DAYS/COLLEGE NIGHTS (PREMIERE) (Part 5)
Parties, sex, sports, and part-time jobs is the unofficial curriculum
of colleges across Canada. For 16 students at the University of British
Columbia, college life leaves little time for classes - or sleep! The
film's characters deal with scenarios that are entirely new to
them. Moving away from home, the realization that they are now a
"little fish in a big pond", winning, losing, family problems, money
problems, and love gained and lost, all serve to shake them from their
respective comfort zones. And then there's school.
http://www.cbc.ca/documentaries/collegedays/index.html


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Send us an e-mail at:
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Read letters from other viewers at:
http://www.cbc.ca/documentaries/letters.html
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ABOUT OUR SCHEDULES
We try to be as accurate as possible with our newsletter but we cannot
reflect last minute changes in programming on CBC Newsworld and CBC-TV.


We also cannot reflect LOCAL changes in programming. Not all local CBC
affiliates offer all available CBC programming. Please check with your
local cable providers for this information.


All CBC Newsworld air times are listed in ET (Eastern Standard), which
means that the air times must be adjusted for other regions. All CBC-TV
programs air at consistent times across the country (with the exception
of Newfoundland which is delayed by a half hour). Please check the
CBC.ca Program Guide to confirm local times.
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Copyright 2005 Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.


From: ernie yacub


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9. Google Bows to Chinese Censorship With New Search Site


by Fawzia Sheikh


The US online search engine Google has bowed to China's censorship restrictions to gain access to the country's booming Internet market.


The company acknowledged that Google.cn, its new site for China that debuts Wednesday, would adhere to Beijing's strict limits on web access.


Google joins other major US Internet companies already doing business under censorship rules set out by the Chinese government.


It said it would remove links to sites considered offensive by the Chinese government in exchange for allowing the firm to use computer servers located in China.


The company also said the new site would not host blogs or email as a way of avoiding legal problems with the authorities, who have employed sophisticated filters to block access to certain websites.


"In order to operate from China, we have removed some content from the search results available on Google.cn, in response to local law, regulation or policy," Google's senior policy counsel, Andrew McLaughlin, said in a statement.


"While removing search results is inconsistent with Google's mission, providing no information (or a heavily degraded user experience that amounts to no information) is more inconsistent with our mission."


The company said it had engaged in a long internal debate about how to achieve a balance between Chinese legal requirements and its publicly-stated mission to offer all possible information to everyone with access to the Internet.


In designing its Chinese search engine, Google gathered information on the types of web sites and phrases Beijing finds objectionable, based on information from third parties and by observing how China's Internet filtering devices operate.


Until now, Google has relied on its standard search site to reach Chinese Internet users. But without any servers based on the Chinese mainland and with government filters in place, the site was sluggish and plagued by delays.


As a result, the search engine had lost ground to Chinese and international competition and was particularly concerned about Baidu, a Mandarin search engine.


Google's competitor, Yahoo, has come under criticism from human right groups for cooperating with Chinese limits on Internet use. Yahoo was accused of providing information two years ago that allowed Beijing to prosecute a Chinese journalist.


Google also planned to alert Chinese users to censored materials by placing a short notice at the bottom of the search-results page but it was unclear if that precaution would satisfy the Chinese government.


China has devoted extensive efforts to policing the Internet and jailed dozens of dissidents who have published political criticism on the web, human rights groups say.


Authorities in recent years have closed Internet cafes, blocked emails, search engines, foreign news and politically-sensitive websites, including those criticizing the communist party or referring to Tibet, Taiwan and the Tiananmen Square massacre.


Google's decision came as a disappointment to rights activists and press freedom advocates, who had hoped the Mountain View, California firm would hold out against Beijing's restrictions.


Reporters Without Borders in Paris, which closely monitors restrictions on the Internet, denounced the Google initiative as "a black day for freedom of expression in China".


The media freedom watchdog accused Google of "hypocrisy" for giving in to censorship in China while fighting legal battles with the US government over access to internet users' online activities.


The group said on its website that "the Internet in China is becoming more and more isolated from the outside world and freedom of expression is shrinking."


Copyright ? 2006 AFP


From: Ingmar Lee


* editor's note: do you have google ads on your website? why not pull them, tell google why, and encourage others to do the same. this is your chance to be the change you wish to see in the world. and try using ask.com - slightly less corporate than google and yahoo. not quite as efficient in terms of search results, but worth a try.


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10. SAVE IRAQ'S ACADEMICS


A little known aspect of the tragedy engulfing Iraq is the systematic liquidation of the country's academics. Even according to conservative estimates, over 250 educators have been assassinated, and many hundreds more have disappeared. With thousands fleeing the country in fear for their lives, not only is Iraq undergoing a major brain drain, the secular middle class - which has refused to be co-opted by the US occupation - is being decimated, with far-reaching consequences for the future of Iraq.


Call for action to save Iraq's Academics

1. We call upon all people, especially academics and students, to help end the silence that surrounds the ongoing crime of the assassination of Iraqi academics and the destruction of Iraqi's educational infrastructure, and support Iraqi academics' right and hope to live in an independent, democratic Iraq, free of foreign occupation and hegemony.


2. We urge that academic institutions and organisations declare solidarity with their Iraqi colleagues.


3. We urge that academics forge links between Iraqi educators, both in exile and in Iraq, and universities worldwide.


4. We urge that student organisations link with Iraqi student organisations.


5. We urge that educators mobilise colleagues and concerned citizens to take up the cause of the salvation of Iraq's intellectual wealth, by organising seminars, teach-ins and forums on the plight of Iraq's academics.


The world's academics and intellectuals must act now to save the lives of their colleagues in Iraq.

[The Brussels Tribunal, in cooperation with other organisations, has started to build a network of contacts and raise public awareness and can provide information and support to individuals and groups who wish to mobilise on this issue. We are able to act as a depository and hub for this campaign]

http://www.brusselstribunal.org/Academics.htm


Read more and sign the petition at http://www.petitiononline.com/Iraqacad/petition.html
(in English, Arabic, Nederlands, Portuguese and Japanese)


This petition was launched by the Brussels Tribunal and is already endorsed by CEOSI (Spain), the Portuguese hearing of the WTI, Iraktribunal.de (Germany), the Swedish Antiwar committee, the IAC (USA), the International Association of Middle East Studies (IAMES), the German Middle East Studies Association (DAVO) and the European Association for Middle Eastern Studies (EURAMES), and several personalities, like Noam Chomsky, Howard Zinn, Tony Benn, Eduardo Galeano, John Pilger and Michael Parenti.


See the list of endorsers at http://www.brusselstribunal.org/AcademicsPetitionList.htm.


Magali Fontanel
Boycott Bush([search]) Secretariat
magali (at) motherearth.org


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As consumers we do not want our money to be used to fuel wars, environmental destruction and human-rights violations.
www.boycottbush.org


From: Victoria Peace Coalition


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11. Six String Nation Issues Leaders' Challenge


Six String Nation is a project to build a guitar using pieces of wood, bone, steel, shell and stone from every province and territory of Canada ? each piece with its own story.


Among the pieces already gathered or pledged for this remarkable instrument are:


* One of Pierre Trudeau?s canoe paddles
* Part of the Golden Spruce of Haida-Gwaii
* Decking from the Bluenose II
* The top of Paul Henderson?s hockey stick from the ?72 Canada-Russia series


On Friday January 6th, Nova Scotia Conservative MP Gerald Keddy added an extraordinary piece to the guitar ? sections of shelf from a sideboard belonging to Sir John A. Macdonald. The contribution was made with the blessing of Senator Consiglio di Nino, who is now custodian of the furniture.


This contribution has prompted Six String Nation to issue a Leaders? Challenge in the last weeks of the Canadian Parliamentary Election. We are asking each of the party leaders to pledge to collect and donate a piece of material that they believe speaks to the essence of the country as they see and feel it. Will Jack Layton secure a piece of Tommy Douglas? homestead? Will Stephen Harper contribute some original buckle from the Calgary Stampede? What might Gilles Duceppe wish to contribute to an object representing a united Canada? And how might Paul Martin make Quebec part of his Canada?


In addition to these leaders, the challenge has been extended to Phil Fontaine, National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations, whose voice has been little heard in this election.


Six String Nation is the brainchild of broadcaster Jowi Taylor and the guitar will be built in Pinehurst, Nova Scotia by master luthier George Rizsanyi, who has built guitars for the likes of Keith Richards, Sting, Peter Gabriel, James Taylor and Willie P. Bennett.


For more information, please contact Jowi Taylor at jowi (at) sixstringnation.com or 416-536-7074.


From: jowi (at) sixstringnation.com

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it is impossible to simultaneously protect, and consume, ancient forests.
Victoria Street Newz - http://streetnewz.communitypipe.org


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"Ancient forests are being destroyed to make everyday products such as newspapers, magazines and toilet paper by European paper companies, and sold to an unaware public."


Gavin Edwards, Global Forest Campaign Coordinator of Greenpeace International


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