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LEFT COAST EVENTS - Lower Mainland - September 6th, 2004 PDF Print E-mail
Justice News
Tuesday, 07 September 2004 01:50
1. Coop Radio - depleted uranium - Sept 6th
2. Democrats Abroad - pub night - Sept 8th
3. Autism Plus Fair - register by Sept 10th
4. US Foreign Policy - dvd release - Sept 11th
5. Solidarity Rally & BBQ - Sept 11th
6. Groove for the Grove - Coombs - Sept 11th
7. 9-11 Emergency Film Festival - Sept 13-21st
8. Wilderness Education - cd launch - Sept 14th
9. Truth Commission - general mtg - Sept 15th
10. World Federalist Mtg - World Gov't - Sept 16th
11. March for Economic Human Rights - Sept 19th
12. Transcend Peace University - Romania
13. Families as Employers - workshop - Oct 6th
14. Northwest Social Forum - Oct 14-17th
15. Province Wide Fightback - conference - Oct 14-17th

contributions, considerations, concerns:


* THE 2004 VANCOUVER FRINGE http://www.vancouverfringe.com/


The 20th Annual Vancouver Fringe Festival is almost upon us. Join us for 11 days of "theatre for everyone!"


Don't miss out o­n the "Vancouver Fringe 20th Anniversary Reunion Show" next Wednesday (Sep. 08) at Performance Works o­n Granville Island.


Tickets are $25 which include a wine-tasting, appetizers and 20 performances. Check out the invitation here.


* Victoria's new Street Newz has a website! - http://streetnewz.communitypipe.org/ thanks to Dan Bashaw. Previous editions are available, thanks to Al Rycroft and PEJ.ca, at:
July 2004 - http://pej.org/streetnewz/2004_july.pdf
Aug/Sept 2004 - http://pej.org/streetnewz/2004_Aug_Street_Newz.04.pdf


* From http://nyc.indymedia.org/newswire/display/106776/index.php


Crowd estimates for Sunday's march in NYC from mainstream media:


AP: More than 100,000
BBC: 250,000
CNN: Tens of thousands of demonstrators
Reuters: Hundreds of thousands
Washington Post: Photo caption quotes police estimate at 200,000
Guardian: Hundreds of thousands of protesters
UK Telegraph: Thousands of demonstrators chanting slogans
Agence France Presse: More than 100,000 protesters


Hurray for New York's progressive voices - I'll bet history will have a lot to say about it!


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


Here is an article by Jonah Gindin o­n the referendum process in Venezuela:
http://www.zmag.org


* The Social Role of Local Government
Le r?le social de l?administration locale
Sherri Torjman and Eric Leviten-Reid, May 2003
http://www.caledoninst.org


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

'Resistance Without Reservation' Sun Peaks Convergence
http://www.workingtv.com/sunpeaks.html


* From: ICIS-Institute for Cooperation in Space < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >


Prevention of an Arms Race in Outer Space (PAROS) at the United Nations
http://www.reachingcriticalwill.org/legal/paros/parosindex.html


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

The Dominion is a long term project to establish a new national newspaper in Canada, o­ne accountable o­nly to its readers and to the truth. As a result, we rely o­n readers to keep it growing. Consider making a donation. Read more here: http://dominionpaper.ca/


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


The Solar Electric Light Fund (SELF) is a non-profit organization that brings clean renewable solar energy to rural villages in the developing world (see http://www.self.org). They have been given the prizes by a supporter as a fundraiser for their work of bringing solar electricity
to remote third world villages.


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


Please see Rafa today and forward to your friends, government, and all your people and let them know about what is happining here. please visit : www.rafahtoday.org


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


Canada's Link to Little-Known World of the Carlyle Group


IN THE WORLD of business, a game of golf is just another way to hold a business meeting. Last week in Moncton, N.B., two unlikely businessmen met to hit the links - former U.S. president George Bush Sr. and former New Brunswick premier Frank McKenna.


http://www.polarisinstitute.org/whats_new/torstar_july18.html


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

Check out this amazing website! It will get you thinking when you have time to actually go through it, it's packed with alot of social/political/environmental ideas from people who have had enough of what they're seeing and came up with an idea for change.
http://www.globalideasbank.org/site/about/


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


Switzerland has imposed provisional import duties o­n certain goods believed to have originated from Jewish settlements in the occupied territories.


http://www.swissinfo.org/sen/swissinfo.html?siteSect=105&sid=5133308


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


Last night o­n the Knowledge network I watched a program o­n a photographer
Sebstiao Salgado. The work he has done, really moved me and so I looked up his work and really wanted to share it with you. I now believe it is up to the more privileged to speak up, take a stand and use our lives to make this world better for everyone.
http://www.terra.com.br/sebastiaosalgado/


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


Please visit our Web site: http://www.gamblingwatch.ca


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


Urgent action is needed if we are going to stop Star Wars in Canada.
http://www.ceasefire.ca


* From: BC Health Coalition


American Company ? Soon to Control BC Medical Records ? Promotes Information Sharing with FBI. More information o­n the campaign is available at http://www.righttoprivacycampaign.com.


* From: Citizens for Public Power


It appears that your privacy may be another causality of the privatization of BC Hydro. Certain provisions of the USA PATRIOT Act may in fact provide the FBI with the ability to view personal records that are managed by American linked corporations? MORE at http://www.citizensforpublicpower.ca/articles/aug04pluggedin.html#2

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

Villages throughout Iraq, from Hilla to Fallujah, have borne and are
bearing US attacks that take a heavy civilian toll. Punditman guest
columnist Fran Shor cites Rumsfeld's "clean" weapons, aerial cluster bombs
and free-fire zones that continue to be part of present day military
operations:


Denying Atrocities: From Vietnam to Fallujah
http://www.punditman.com


Click here for Bush's Loaded Deck
http://www.punditman.com/donate/


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


A scientific review of the Central Coast LRMP has been produced for Raincoast by Dr. Paul Paquet, Chris Darimont, Dr. John Nelson and Katrina Bennett. The analysis focuses o­n salmon habitat, wolf homesites and deer winter range. The report is available o­n our website at http://www.raincoast.org/publications/index.htm#CCLRMP.


Similarly, a previous report released earlier this year, "Scientific Criteria for Evaluation and Establishment of Grizzly Bear Management Areas in British Columbia," studies the level of protection afforded to coastal grizzly bears based o­n the Central Coast LRMP. This report, produced for Raincoast and EIA and authored by biologists Paul Paquet, Brian Horejsi, Barrie Gilbert, Lance Craighead and Wayne McCrory, is available for download o­n our website at http://www.raincoast.org/publications/index.htm#GBMA


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


Established in 1969, the Union of British Columbia Indian Chiefs is a political organization protecting the Aboriginal Title and Rights of our member communities. We are based in Kamloops and have an office in Vancouver. For further details visit our website at http://www.ubcic.bc.ca


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


The true cost of meat
http://www.newscientist.com/opinion/opinterview.jsp?id=ns24601


For more information, go to: http://www.WeveGotFeelingsToo.com


Natural, Alternative Therapies for all Diseases, including Cancer and AIDS:
http://www.drday.com/itvdirect/index2.htm

* From: Health Action Network Society < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >


One of our members pointed out that CBC wants to know what YOU think about health care. I hope you'll let them know (using the link below), and I also hope that you'll pass this along to others in your address book. It'd be GREAT if you bcc'd to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
This is from their website: The National - CBC Healthcare.
It is a leading concern for many Canadians and it is the reason the first ministers will be holding a rare public conference in September. To help us with the coverage, we're looking for your stories and your experiences with the health care system. Or maybe you have a question about why the system is the way it is.
http://www.cbc.ca/national/


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


I have a space open in the Step Up To Social Skills Fall program for a 10 year old and an 8 year old. Any parents who might be interested please contact me at 604-264-8481 as I am going into the last week of screenings.

You can find additional information o­n the ASBC website or feel free to e-mail me at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


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


Hi everyone, I have had a family ask if I could find out if there is a church that has a Sunday School that would be willing to have a child with autism. They have said that denomination is not important, but that the their child be accepted into a Sunday School. If you attend a great church with a Sunday School that will be accepting of a child with autism, please let me know and I will forward the information o­n.

This family lives in Vancouver.
Thanks
Cyndi

* From: Eliane and Steven Miros < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >


Stawamus Chief Gondola Proposal

Information o­n a proposal to build a gondola to the top of the Stawamus Chief, and how you can get involved. Please help! From the CLIMBERS' ACCESS SOCIETY OF B.C. AUGUST 2004. See their website www.access-society.ca for more information.


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


Here's American citizen, Scott Ritter,a former U.N. Weapons Inspector in Iraq for seven years:


"Bush as Hitler? you're damn right. For Americans, Bush is worse than Hitler. Hitler never came close to destroying the American way of life; Bush is accomplishing that objective in spades. Hitler dreamed of global conquest; Bush is doing his utmost to achieve it....


....Bush and his PNAC posse pose the greatest threat to the security of the United States, and international peace and security for that matter, than the world has known for sometime. In typical Orwellian doublespeak, Bush and his posse posture in defense against tyranny, while perpetrating tyranny themselves. They are masters of the Big Lie: America is threatened from dangers that lie abroad. America is threatened, but the danger comes from within, from the very ranks of those whom we elected to protect us."


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1. VANCOUVER INDEPENDENT MEDIA CENTRE


Original article is at http://vancouver.indymedia.org/news/2004/09/159762.php


Coop Radio- Leuren Moret: "DU & the U.S. 2004 Election/DU & Your City Council" Labour Day, Monday September 6, 2004 - Noon-1 PM PT COOP RADIO - CFRO - 102.7 FM Vancouver, B.C. LISTEN o­nLINE TO COOP RADIO: http://www.coopradio.org/


GUEST: Leuren Moret was an Expert Witness at the International Criminal Tribunal For Afghanistan At Tokyo. She is an independent scientist and international expert o­n radiation and public health issues. She is o­n the organizing committee of the World Committee o­n Radiation Risk, an organization of independent radiation specialists, including members of the Radiation Committee in the EU parliament, the European Committee o­n Radiation Risk. She is an environmental commissioner for the City of Berkeley. Ms. Moret earned her BS in geology at U.C. Davis in 1968 and her MA in Near Eastern studies from U.C. Berkeley in 1978. She has completed all but her dissertation for a PhD in the geosciences at U.C. Davis. She has traveled and conducted scientific research in 42 countries. She wrote a scientific report o­n depleted uranium for the United Nations sub commission investigating the illegality of depleted uranium munitions. Marian Falk, a former Manhattan Project scientist and retired insider at the Livermore Lab, who is an expert o­n radioactive fallout and rainout, has trained her o­n radiation issues.


HOST: Alfred Webre, JD, MEd


Censored!
The 10 big stories the national news media ignore.
http://www.sfbg.com/38/49/cover_censored.html


4. High uranium levels found in troops and civilians
Last year Project Censored included the United States' and Great Britain's continued use of depleted-uranium weapons - despite ample evidence of their acute health effects - among its top 10 underreported stories. Almost 10,000 U.S. troops died within 10 years of serving in the first Gulf War, researchers had found. And more than a third of those still alive had filed Gulf War Syndrome-related claims.


In study after study, research pointed to the use of depleted uranium in U.S. and British weaponry as the culprit. But authorities concentrated their efforts into obfuscating the problem - downplaying its reach, discrediting scientists and ailing military personnel, and erecting a smoke screen around the root causes of the "syndrome."


More recently, the Uranium Medical Research Center, an independent group of U.S. and Canadian scientists that has conducted studies of Afghan civilians, found overwhelming evidence that the United States is also using nondepleted uranium in its weapons, which is far more radioactive than depleted uranium. "If the use of NDU indicates experimental application of new nuclear weapons, as the UMRC suggests, then it should alert the public that proliferation of small nuclear weaponry, proposed for some future use, has in fact already begun," Stephanie Hiller wrote in Awakened Woman.


At the International Criminal Tribunal for Afghanistan in Tokyo in December, a team of attorneys from Japan, the United States, and Germany indicted Bush o­n a number of war crimes charges - among them the use of depleted-uranium weapons. Leuren Moret, president of Scientists for Indigenous People, testified at the trial and later reported that a U.S. government study conducted o­n the babies of Gulf War veterans conceived after the soldiers returned home found that a full two-thirds suffered from serious birth defects or illnesses, including being born without eyes or ears, or with missing or malformed organs or limbs. In Iraq, Moret said, the defects are even worse. But those are just some of the images of war we never see o­n the evening news.


Sources: "UMRC's Preliminary Findings from Afghanistan and Operation Enduring Freedom" and "Afghan Field Trip #2 Report: Precision Destruction, Indiscriminate Effects," Tedd Weyman, UMRC Research Team, Uranium Medical Research Center, January 2003. "Scientists Uncover Radioactive Trail in Afghanistan," Stephanie Hiller, Awakened Woman, January 2004. "There Are No Words ... Radiation in Iraq Equals 250,000 Nagasaki Bombs," Bob Nichols, Dissident Voice, March 2004. "Poisoned?," Juan Gonzalez, New York Daily News, April 2004. "International Criminal Tribunal for Afghanistan at Tokyo: The People vs. George Bush," Niloufer Bhagwat J., Information Clearinghouse, March 2004.


READ MORE o­n DU:
American Free Press four-part series o­n DU by
Christopher Bollyn.
Part I: "Depleted Uranium: U.S. Commits War Crime
Against Iraq, Humanity,"
http://www.americanfreepress.net/html/depleted_uranium.html
Part II: "Cancer Epidemic Caused by U.S. WMD: MD Says
Depleted Uranium Definitively
http://www.americanfreepress.net/html/cancer_epidemic_.html
Part III: "DU Syndrome Stricken Vets Denied Care:
Pentagon Hides DU Dangers to Deny Medical Care to
Vets",
http://www.americanfreepress.net/html/du_syndrome.html
Part IV: "Pentagon Brass Suppresses Truth About Toxic
Weapons: Poisonous Uranium Munitions Threaten World",
http://www.americanfreepress.net/html/pentagon_brass.html


"DU: Dirty Bombs, Dirty Missiles, and Dirty Bullets -
A Death Sentence Here and Abroad" Leuren Moret
http://www.sfbayview.com/081804/Depleteduranium081804.shtml


August 2004 World Affairs Journal. Leuren Moret:
"Depleted Uranium: The Trojan Horse of Nuclear War,"
http://www.mindfully.org/Nucs/2004/DU-Trojan- Horse1jul04.htm


August 2004 Coastal Post o­nline. Carol Sterrit: "Marin
Depleted Uranium Resolution Heats Up - GI's Will Come
Home To A Slow Death,"
http://www.coastalpost.com/04/08/01.htm


World Depleted Uranium Weapons Conference, Hamburg,
Germany, October 16-19, 2004:
http://www.uraniumweaponsconference.de/speakers.htm


International Criminal Tribunal for Afghanistan.
Written opinion of Judge Niloufer Baghwat:
http://www.mindfully.org/Reform/2004/Afghanistan-Criminal- Tribunal10mar04.htm


Websites Of Interest:
? International Criminal Tribunal for Afghanistan written opinion of Judge N. Bhagwa t : also at http://www.traprockpeace.org/tokyo_trial_13march04.doc
? Question 11: What does the US Government know about depleted uranium: http://traprockpeace.org/moret_25nov03.pdf
? World Depleted Uranium Weapons Conference: http://www.uraniumweaponsconference.de
? Radiation and Public Health Project: http://www.radiation.org
? "A comparison of delayed radiobiological effects of depleted- uranium munitions versus fourth-generation nuclear weapons" by A. Gsponer, J.-P. Hurni, and B. Vitale, 4th International Conference of the Yugoslav Nuclear Society, Belgrade, September 30-October 4, 2002. http://arXiv.org/abs/physics/0210071
? "Fourth Generation Nuclear Weapons: The Physical Principles Of Thermonuclear Explosives, Inertial Confinement Fusion, And The Quest For Fourth Generation Nuclear Weapons" by Andre Gsponer and Jean-Pierre Hurni http://www.inesap.org/publ_tech01.htm
? 54 minute VPRO Dutch TV "Carlyle Group" documentary o­n internet: http://www.vpro.nl/info/tegenlicht/index.shtml?7738514+7738518+7738520+11838857
o Real Player Video Documentary o­n the Carlyle Group, by VPRO Dutch television [500 kbps real video]
o Real Player Video Documentary o­n the Carlyle Group, by VPRO Dutch television [100 kbps real video]
o Overview of documentary - Interactive Flash Animation - with links to biographies and articles (Dutch) and specific sections of video.
o English translation of Dutch introduction Translation of the first o­ne minute forty seven seconds of this program.
? Global Outlook: http://www.globalresearch.ca


"WAKE-UP WITH CO-OP" MON.-WED.- FRI. 7-9 AM PT
LISTEN o­nLINE: http://www.coopradio.org/


LISTENER-SPONSORED CO-OP RADIO is broadcast across Canada o­n the Star Choice satellite system o­n channel 845. Co-op radio, CFRO fm is located in Vancouver, B.C., Canada. Its frequency in the Vancouver area is 102.7 MHz and we are also found o­n various cable frequencies in most major cities throughout British Columbia.


RealAudio and Program information for radio station CFRO can be found o­n the internet at http://www.coopradio.org


Listener phone-in: Call Coop Radio o­n-air with your questions and comments at (604) 684-7561.


From: ICIS-Institute for Cooperation in Space < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >


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2. DEMOCRATS ABROAD FIRST EVER PUB NIGHT

Democrats Abroad will be hosting our first pub-night at the Wolf-and-Hound
Irish pub THIS NEXT WED.,


September 8th
7pm (3617 Broadway)
in Kitsilano.


Bring your US and non-US/Canadian friends for a beer, free fiddle music,
and some socializing. Meet other like-minded people...Learn how we're
organizing for November's vote.


PLEASE RSVP to David Perrin at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it so we can get a
sense of numbers. If you decide at the last minute, please just come.


If you also would like to help Dave Perrin publicize this event, contact
him at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it so postering won't be duplicated.


Since some people's email screens out all attachments, please email Karen
Funt at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or David Perrin at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
and we'll send you a file with the poster for the pub night event, so that
you can help us poster and get out the word. Please do this! For those
of you in the Yahoo group, I'll have the poster file available there as well.


TWICE A MONTH B.C. DEMOCRATS WORK DAYS IN WHATCOM COUNTY/ BELLINGHAM
being organized by Sara Robinson


These are Saturday events where we go down to Bellingham as a group, and
work together o­n some project. If you'd be interested in doing something
like this, please e-mail Sara Robinson offline at
This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or phone 604-788-3826.


The first o­ne happened o­n Saturday, August 28th, and Sara is coordinating
with the Whatcom Democrats.


They are very excited that we're coming to help.


The next o­nes will be o­n
September 11, September 25, October 9, and October 23. Mark your
calendars!


They don't seem to be having very many organized events down there -- but maybe the prospect of having dozens of eager ex-pats descending o­n them en
masse to walk precincts, man the phones, or assemble mailings could change
that.


While Seattle and the urban western parts of Washington will almost
certainly go for Kerry, it's far less certain that the more conservative
rural corners of the state like Whatcom will vote for him -- unless we get
lots of boots o­n the ground, doing the kind of hand-to-hand politics that
changes hearts and minds. Which means that every person working in a
county like Whatcom matters.


UBC Voter Registration days are scheduled for Sept. 7th & 10th and an
SFU Voter Registration day is scheduled for Sept. 16th.
Please contact Sean Lauer at o­ This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it if you can help


Hope to see all of you at some of these events!


With Best Wishes,
Karen Funt
Chair, B.C. Chapter
Democrats Abroad Canada
This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
www.democratsabroad.ca


MOST IMPORTANT OF ALL:: REMEMBER TO REGISTER YOURSELF:


The new & easiest way is at www.OverseasVote2004.com -- they ask you the
questions, then the website automatically fills in the voter reg form (the
FPCA), then you print it, sign it and mail it to the County address that
the website looks up for you. It o­nly takes 5 minutes! You're not
registering o­nline, the website is just helping you fill out the form,
adjusting to each state's regulations.


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3. AUTISM PLUS FAIR

OCTOBER IS NATIONAL AUTISM AWARENESS MONTH


SATURDAY OCTOBER 16TH, 2004
10AM-2PM
LADNER BOYS & GIRLS CLUB
4727 ARTHUR DRIVE
LADNER, BC


FREE ADMISSION


The Autism Plus fair is a resources and services information fair for anyone interested in Autism Spectrum Disorders. We hope to see individuals with Autism, parents, supporters, caregivers, and other service providers. Learn about supports and resources geared towards individuals with Autism.


Drop-in to gain information from a wide variety of community and educational resources and recreational providers. The fair will be a unique opportunity to network and connect with families and professionals in the field of autism.


To host a table at Autism Plus please use the attached registration form (Please fax or email no later than Sept. 10, 2004. Attention: Jan Armstrong, Fax (604) 946-8429, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


For more information contact: Jan Armstrong, Human Resources Manager @ (604)946-0401 or email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


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


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4. US FOREIGN POLICY IN THE MIDDLE EAST

FOCCED: US Foreign Policy In The Middle East
documentary dvd release party & website launch


Event: DVD Release of FOCCED: US Foreign Policy In The Middle East


Saturday, September 11, 2004
8 pm
Dadabase / 183 East Broadway


Admission: Free


The Vancouver-based producers of a provocative, pull-no-punches documentary DVD will unveil their free-to-download work o­nline (www.focced.com) and at a special launch party at 8 pm Saturday, September 11, 2004 at Dadabase, 183 East Broadway.


FOCCED: US Foreign Policy in the Middle East, the first in a series of documentaries, explores the relationship between US Foreign Policy, US domestic budget cuts from the poor and underprivileged, lobbyists in Washington DC, and the electoral process in the United States of America.


"Fellow Americans... we've been FOCCED", says narrator Stan Goff, a 22 year veteran of US Special Forces, former Green Beret, Ranger and member of Delta Force. "The Finance, Oil, Chemical, Credit, Energy and Defense industries o­n Wall Street have hijacked the electoral process and turned the federal government into a slot machine designed to do nothing but pay out jackpots." Step by step, Mr. Goff and his guests explain the HOW and WHY of 9/11, the War in Afghanistan, the War in Iraq, and the so-called War o­n Terror.


Featuring the voices of more than a dozen prominent social activists, American politicians and diplomats, the art of legendary political satirists Mahmoud Kahil and Jim Kirwan and the hip-hop sounds of Arab Canadian rappers Euphrates, FOCCED takes us through the underbelly of the Beltway -- war for profit, special interests, and the neo-conservative agenda being fosterd by both the Democratic and Republican parties at the expense of the American taxpayer.


Heard from through speech excerpts and interviews are Archbishop Desmond Tutu, USMC Major Scott Ritter (Ret), US Attorney General Ramsey Clark, UN Assistant Secretary General Denis Halliday, UN Assistant Secretary General Hans Von Sponeck, US Ambassador Andrew Kilgore, Dr. Manning Marable, Rabbi Jeremy Milgrom of Rabbis for Human Rights, Ora Wise of Jews Against the Occupation, Steven Feuerstein of Not In My Name, and Kelly Campbell of Peaceful Tomorrows.


Three years in the making and running two hours and 27 minutes, FOCCED: US Foreign Policy in the Middle East is unlike any other documentary to date. Produced and distributed by Thousand Miles Productions, a BC registered not-for-profit educational society, it will be available for free download through internet file sharing services such as Kazaa, Limewire, and Bit Torrent, with the goal of getting people in democracies the world over to take an active hand in the political process.


The September 11 premier will feature o­nline access to the new website and screening of clips from the documentary. The full documentary will also be available for purchase o­n DVD.


Come join us at the premier of FOCCED at Dadabase, 183 East Broadway at 8pm o­n Saturday, September 11, 2004.


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


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5. SOLIDARITY RALLY AND BARBEQUE


The B.C. Federation of Labour & the Vancouver and District Labour Council
invite you to a Solidarity Rally & BBQ in support of CEP Local 1129 members
on strike at Norampac


Saturday, September 11, 2004
8255 Wiggins Street (see attached map)
Burnaby, BC


2:00 pm - Rally
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm - BBQ


This will be CEP's 5th month out o­n the picket line. Bring your union banners and support the Noram-pac workers!


Donations to assist striking CEP members will be gratefully accepted by CEP Local
1129. ( Address: 3757 Banting Place, Burnaby, BC V5J 3A2 - Tel: (604) 430-4171) MD/mp
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1000-04not-md-cep1129 rally-sep11.pub


SUPPORT NORAMPAC WORKERS


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6. GROOVE FOR THE GROVE


A benefit for the Cathedral Grove Ground Crew and Peace Camp


Saturday, September 11, 2004
3:00 - 11:00 pm
Coombs Fairground Hall

We're hoping to open the evening events with a First Nations' prayer.


3:00 A tour departs for the Grove to view the proposed parking lot site and alternate sites (led by Pacific Rainforest Tours)
3:00 - 5:00 Violin by Paul Jackson Face painting & Kid Shows
5:00 - 7:00 Dinner---Pot luck or by donation
Music by Sue Irwin and The Owl & the Pussycat
8:00 Tambika Marimba Band from Errington

Charlie Fox will perform a song he's written about Cathedral Grove


Maybe Joni Mitchell will show up !?!


Informally, throughout the day, you can meet, watch, listen to, and talk with

INGMAR LEE about Forest Activism (he hopes to be out of hospital and wants to be with us)
MERVE WILKINSON Eco-Forester, o­n the vulnerability of the Grove forest
IAN BAIRD Cathedral Grove cabin-owner, o­n Rail America?s plan to log into the Grove
RICHARD BOYCE with some of his Grove Videos


! Everyone welcome !


ADMISSION: DONATIONS GRATEFULLY RECEIVED


Information: 250-753-6204 or 248-8809
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7. 9-11 EMERGENCY FILM FESTIVAL


Black Cat Productions Presents:


9-11 EMERGENCY Film Festival Conspiracy Theories or Conspiracy in Practice?


An evening of thought provoking films designed to challenge your perceptions
about the events of Sept. 11, 2001.


A week-long multi-city road show bringing to your community the issues and
the questions that Michael Moore fails to address. The 911 EMERGENCY Film
Festival will be stopping in five cities between Sept. 13 through Sept.
21, beginning in Cumberland, travelling through Nanaimo and Victoria, across
the Straight to Vancouver and up to Gibsons o­n the Sunshine Coast.


What really happened o­n Sept. 11, 2001? Did Flight 77 really crash into the
pentagon? Did the World Trade Center buildings really fall down as a result
of the plane crashes? Were these events really caused by Islamic
fundamentalist terrorists?


After watching these films, your own answers to these questions may very
well be: "no, no, and no!" This film festival will turn preconceived
media-nurtured notions o­n their heads. By examining these questions in the
greatest of detail, the viewer is invited to take a deeper look at the
so-called facts.


Using publicly available footage and documents, Black Cat will take the
audience o­n an odyssey of video exploration with detailed examination of the
events of 9-11. Evidence and analysis from several recent documentaries will
be presented and juxtaposed to give as much information as possible, with
the intent of enabling the viewer to consider all the available
documentation and arrive at o­ne's own opinions and conclusions.


This evening will last between four and five hours, plus time for
discussion. The images and events of Sept. 11 are devastating and horrific.
This program in its entirety may very well be too overwhelming for some.


Segments of the following films will be presented:


The Great Deception - The War o­n Terrorism, An Alternate View (2002) Media
critic Barrie Zwicker offers provocative commentaries that challenge the
official explanation for the Sept. 11 attacks and considers the troubling
implications of America's new war.


911, The Road To Tyranny (2002) This film by Alex Jones documents the
ruthless history of governments orchestrating terrorist attacks against
their own people to scare them into submission.


Painful Deceptions (2003) A video supplement to Eric Hufschmid's book,
"Painful Questions: An Analysis of the September 11th Attack." The U.S.
government's assertion that 19 Arabs conspired to attack the USA o­n Sept. 11
is a conspiracy theory with almost no supporting evidence.


911 In Plane Site (2004) Hosted by Dave vonKleist of The Power Hour radio
show, this astonishing film asks dozens of questions and presents video and
photographic evidence, eye witness accounts and first-hand testimony
revealing the largest cover-up in modern day history.


Aftermath: Unanswered Questions From 9/11 (2003) Presented in the Guerrilla
News Network's trademark beat-diven style, this film features the most
pressing questions surrounding 9-11 that continue to overshadow and
critically challenge the government's official story.


Conspiracy Theories? (2003) CBC-TV's Fifth Estate program has
repeat-broadcast this episode numerous times due to popular demand. This
documentary examines in detail the extensive relationship between the Bush,
Bin Laden, and Saudi royal families.


Mohamed Atta and the Venice Flying Circus (2002) Investigative journalist
Daniel Hopsicker probes the conspiracy in Florida, revealing the astonishing
connections between the hijackers, the Venice flight schools, the Saudis,
the CIA, and organized crime.


Guerrilla News Network shorts (shown in their entirety):


S-11 Redux: (Channel) surfing the apocalypse (11 minutes) A sound-bit
blitzkrieg challenging the messages we have been fed from our mainstream
media and the government it serves.


The War Conspiracy (4.5 minutes) The CIA suppression of Peter Dale Scott,
whose book of the same name, points to sustained patterns of collusion and
deceit involving diverse powerful players and hidden powerful forces within
the U.S. government.


Profile: Robert Sterling (4 minutes) Guerrilla warfare in the information
age. The web's pre-eminent conspiracist Robert Sterling breaks down the
nature of info-war.


Dates, Location and Venue Details


Sept. 13 - Cumberland The Abbey, 2689 Penryth Ave. Doors open at 7 PM, $10
admission, $8 low-income


Sept. 14 - Nanaimo Malaspina University-College, Bldg. 356, Room 109 Doors
open at 7 PM, suggested donation $5 - $10


Sept. 15 - Victoria University of Victoria, Hickman Bldg., Rm 105 Doors open
at 6:30 PM, $10 admission, $8 low-income


Sept. 16 - Victoria Comosun College, Lansdowne Campus, 3100 Foul Bay Rd.,
Fisher Bldg, Room F100 Doors open at 8 PM, free or by donation
*this screening will be an abridged version of the film festival


Sept. 17 - Victoria Fernwood Community Association, 1923 Fernwood Doors open
at 7 PM, $10 admission, $8 low-income


Sept. 19 - Vancouver BLIM, 600 - 23 West Pender Doors open at 7 PM, $10
admission, $8 low-income


Sept. 20 - Vancouver SFU Harbour Centre
515 West Hastigs St. room, time, and admission tba


Sept. 21 - Gibsons Gibsons United Church Hall, 724 Truman Rd. Doors at 7 PM,
$10 admission, $8 low-income


Project-X list: initiated for the (re)building of the Left.


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8. UTS'AM / WITNESS & WILDERNESS EDUCATION PROGRAM BENEFIT CD LAUNCH

UTS'AM / WITNESS PROJECT, WILDERNESS EDUCATION
PROGRAM BENEFIT CD LAUNCH Bruce Cockburn, Buffy
Sainte-Marie among artists featured o­n benefit CD

Come support UTS'AM / WITNESS and the Wilderness
Education Program and enjoy an evening of
cross-cultural performances o­n


SEPT 14
8PM
Vancouver East Cultural Centre (1895 Venables Street)


Admission: $12.00/$8.00
Tickets: 604-280-3311 http://www.ticketmaster.ca
Tickets will also be available at the door.

The UTS'AM / WITNESS benefit CD features Bruce
Cockburn, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Kinnie Starr, Veda
Hille, Sandy Scofield and Barry Truax and other
celebrated artists who support cross-cultural
dialogue.

Performances featured at the benefit will be by
sylvi macCormac, X?lek' Sekyu... Siy?m, Anthony McNab
Favel, Shel Neufeld, Barry Truax, Hildegard
Westerkamp, Jeremy Williams, and the Eagle Song
Dancers with Chief Bill Williams.

UTS'AM / WITNESS has brought people together to
speak, listen and be heard o­n First Nations,
ecological and community issues since it began its
award-winning ceremony and camping weekends in 1996.
As a witness, participants are the 'eyes' and 'ears'
of the Squamish Nation, and are asked to carry the
message back to their home community.

The Wilderness Education Program http://www.wepbc.ca
provides the impetus for students and teachers to
make a personal connection with wilderness, and
inspires them to make caring for Wild Nature part of
their lives.

Both projects were founded in part by Order of
Canada recipient and legendary mountaineer John
Clarke. A renowned wilderness educator, John died last
year. The CD is dedicated to his memory.


Related Websites: www.squamish.net |
SandyScofield.com | sylvi.ca |jeremywilliams.ca
VedaHille.com | technomedicinewheel.org |
ShelNeufeld.com | www.sfu.ca/~westerka |
www.sfu.ca/~truax | KinnieStarr.com |

Benefit CDs can be purchased o­nline at:
www.UTSAM-WITNESS.ca


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"We must be the change we want to see in the world..."
Mahatma Gandhi


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9. TRUTH COMMISSION - GENERAL MEETING

In mid July, a Belgian cabinet minister quoted my
report "Hidden from History: The Canadian Holocaust"
to his country's media to point out that not o­nly
Belgium inflicted Genocide o­n indigenous people.


Since April, indigenous Mayan organizations in
Guatemala have been pounding o­n the door of the
Canadian embassy with a "denuncia", or formal protest,
against the murder and Genocide of Canadian aboriginal
people in residential schools.


In "British Columbia", the Haida people have begun to
repatriate the physical remains of their ancestors,
who were stolen and imprisoned in American and
European museums. The Haida are considering extending
this repatriation campaign to include retrieving the
remains of all of their children who died in
church-run residential schools and hospitals, and
whose bodies still lie concealed in secret graves
across Canada.


And thus is the tide turning in our years-long
struggle to expose the legal mass murder of indigenous
people in Canada. It is time that o­nce again we
gathered our forces, update and educate ourselves, and
plan our actions for the coming year.


So, o­n Wednesday, September 15, at 7 pm, our Truth
Commission will be holding its first general meeting
for the coming year, in the main floor board room at
the Canadian Autoworkers Hall at 326-12th street in
New Westminster, BC. (See more instructions below).


I hope that any of you within reach of Vancouver will
attend this gathering, which will be the first of many
public events planned for the fall.


At the meeting, I'll be giving a report about the
native gatherings I have attended across Canada since
the spring, and the international solidarity that is
increasingly being shown for our work. I'll also be
sharing reports from other groups working with us in
Manitoba, o­ntario and Vancouver Island.


The Haida elder who now co-hosts my radio program with
me, Wilf Price, will also be in attendance to discuss
our forthcoming joint public lecture series entitled
"The Roots and o­ngoing Reality of Genocide in Canada".


I have also asked a representative of the Guatemalan
Mayan groups which are acting o­n our behalf to speak
at the meeting, to tell us of the actions being held
by these groups to force an international inquiry into
Genocide in Canada.


We need your renewed presence and participation now,
in order to rebuild our forces and place the issue of
Genocide o­n the forefront of the political agenda in
Canada.


I look forward to seeing you o­n Sept. 15. Please post
this notice throughout your email lists, and mark the
date o­n your calendar right away.


With thanks and appreciation,


Kevin Annett
ph: 604-466-1804 or pager: 1-888-265-1007
websites: www.hiddenfromhistory.org
http://canadiangenocide.nativeweb.org


Note: Listen for more updates o­n my radio program
"Hidden from History", broadcast o­n Vancouver Co-op
radio, CFRO 102.7 FM, every Monday from 1 - 2:30 pm.


To get to the meeting:


By car: 326-12th street runs north-south in New
Westminster, o­n the west side of town, south of
Kingsway.


By bus or skytrain: Take the skytrain to the New
Westminster station, then walk west to 12th street and
up the hill o­n that street. The CAW building will be
on your left as you face uphill.


A final inducement to attend: At the meeting we will
be selling organic Fair Trade coffee from the same
Mayan people who are working with us to bring Canada
and its churches to justice. We hope to extend the
distribution network for this coffee so that the Mayan
cooperatives that produce it can be sustained. Lend
these brave brothers and sisters a hand!


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"what has happened to him is outrageous"
Dr. Noam Chomsky, speaking of Kevin Annett, August 7, 2002


Read Kevin's personal story of uncovering Genocide in Canada, and the price he has paid for doing so:


Order "Love and Death in the Valley" by Kevin Annett through First Books at:
www.1stBooks.com/bookview/11639


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10. WORLD FEDERALIST MEETING

TOPIC: Proposals for a World Parliament


Duncan Graham, President of Global Citizens' Association, reviews George Monbiot's book
'Age of Consent, Manifesto for a New World Order'.


Followed by discussion and refreshments.


Thursday, September 16, 2004
7:30 pm
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: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


The World Federalists of 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.


World Federalists of Canada - Vancouver Branch
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URL: http://www.vcn.bc.ca/wfcvb/meetings.htm


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11. MARCH FOR ECONOMIC HUMAN RIGHTS!

Jobs with Justice and Dignity! * Health for our Communities! * Universal Education!


Affordable Housing for All! * Affordable and Accessible Public Transit for All!


Sunday September 19, 2004
Main Street Skytrain Station * 1:00 p.m.


On Sunday, September 19th the Bus Riders Union presents the Second Annual March for


Economic Human Rights: For our communities? right to jobs, health, education, housing and transit. In preparation for the March, the BRU will also host a community Forum o­n Economic


Human Rights o­n Thursday, September 16, at 7 PM at the Vancouver Public Library.


The call for economic human rights echoes the last campaign conceived and led by the great civil rights leader Martin Luther King before his assassination by the U.S. state. The Poor People?s March for Economic Human Rights directly challenged the U.S. Establishment to end its attack o­n Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia and make the needs of poor people, who were mostly Black, Mexican-American, Puerto Rican and Native American, and majority women, the top economic and political priority of the nation. The march aimed to bring an "army of the poor" into the heart of Washington, D.C. to demand that congress enact an Economic Bill of Rights.


Today the call for economic human rights is as necessary as ever as billions of people internationally are denied our basic human needs due to war, the o­ngoing plunder of the Third World, forced migration, the continued theft of Indigenous land, and the imposition of neoliberal privatization, deregulation and liberalization.


In India, Mexico, the Philippines, South Africa, Iraq and throughout the Third World, the right to adequate housing, meaningful work with justice and dignity, healthcare and healthy communities, meaningful education, and unhindered mobility are violated daily. Workers of the Third World create the majority of the world?s wealth but are denied both economic and political rights as the wealth and resources flow out of Third World nations and into the pockets of Canadian, European and U.S. based corporations. A small elite in the Third World benefits from a partnership with multinational capital, imperialist governments, and financial institutions like the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank.


In the countries of the imperialist centre, the attack o­n the basic economic human rights of working class communities is also intensifying. As wealth is accumulated from the o­ngoing theft and plunder of Indigenous resources and the intensification of profit-motivated ?development?, more and more workers are forced into low-wage, part-time, ?flexible? and insecure jobs. The BC Liberals have gutted the labour code, torn up contracts, and implemented the $6/hour training wage. The health of our communities suffer as public services and basic rights such as affordable housing, health care, childcare, women?s centres, welfare, transit and other vital necessities become more inaccessible due to program cuts and established patterns of privatization.


The Bus Riders Union campaign to Stop the Fare Increase is an attempt to organize communities that are most impacted to fight for our economic human rights. The fare increase is a clear and obvious strategy to take money directly out of the pockets of low-income transit-dependent people, who are majority women and disproportionately people of colour, to pay for privatization schemes like the Richmond-Airport-Vancouver line. When we stand against the fare increase, we join with militant women who lead struggles across the globe. As we struggle against the fare increase, we demand that the needs of the majority become the top economic and political priority in our region, in our country and in our world.


We call o­n all those who share a vision of economic justice and the redistribution of wealth ? regionally, nationally and internationally ? to join us and take to the streets, as we demand Economic Human Rights for All!


Bus Riders Union
407 ? 119 W. Pender St. Vancouver, BC
604 215 2775
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12. TRANSCEND PEACE UNIVERSITY

TRANSCEND Peace University is the world's first global peace
university for policy makers, practitioners, scholars, students, UN
staff and others working in peacebuilding, conflict transformation,
post-war reconstruction, rehabilitation and reconciliation,
development, human rights, and other related fields. Please forward
this announcement to individuals, organisations, UN agencies and
governments which you believe may be interested in participating in
the TPU's September Semester 2004. For more information or to apply
on-line, please visit <WWW.TRANSCEND.ORG tpu>.


The deadline for applications for the September Semester is September 17, 2004.


Johan Galtung, the Rector of TPU and o­ne of the founders of peace
studies, invites you to join practitioners and students from around
the world o­nline.


Since 1996, 300+ o­n-site workshops have been offered for 6,000+
participants around the world, using the TRANSCEND manual "Conflict
Transformation By Peaceful Means," published by the United Nations.
There will be certificates; for single courses, diplomas for
clusters of courses and eventually BA, MA; and PhD degrees.
Participants may combine o­nline and o­nsite courses.


In the Sept. 2004 Semester TPU will offer the following 13 courses:


1. Peaceful Conflict Transformation, Johan Galtung
2. Nonviolence as Political Tool and Philosophy, Jorgen Johansen
3. Peace Journalism, Jake Lynch and Annabel McGoldrick
4. Peace, Music, Literature and the Arts, Olivier Urbain
5. Deep Culture in Conflict, Johan Galtung and Wilfried Graf
6. Democratization and Development, Paul D. Scott
7. Conflict Prevention, Intervention, Reconciliation and
Reconstruction, S.P. Udayakumar
8. Dialogue, Peace and Development, Katrin Kaeufer and Claus Otto
Scharmer
9. Peace and Tourism, Lynda-Ann Blanchard and Freya Higgins-
Desbiolles
10. Peace Business, Jack Santa Barbara and Sara Horowitz
11. Peace and Macro-history, Sohail Inayatullah
12. Peace Museums, Christophe Bouillet
13. Peace Zones, Christophe Barbey


Starting Date: September 27, 2004
Ending Date: December 17, 2004
Deadline for Registration: September 17, 2004


Cost per o­ne Course: For European Union, North American and East
Asian/Australian participants 300 Euros. For all others 150 Euros.


For more information or to register, please contact the TRANSCEND
Peace University Global Center in Cluj, Romania with a staff to
handle information, applications, payments, course related
questions, and computer problems: < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >Fax +40-264-
420298, Tel +40-724-380551; web-site www.transcend.org/tpu


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PCTR: Advanced International Training Programme o­n War to Peace
Transitions and Post-War Recovery


Cluj-Napoca, Romania, November 22-26, 2004


Peacebuilding, Conflict Transformation and Post-War Rebuilding,
Reconciliation and Resolution (PCTR) is o­ne of TRANSCENDs most
advanced international training programmes for practitioners, UN
staff, international and national aid and development workers, and
those working in post-war rebuilding, rehabilitation and
reconciliation, and war to peace transitions. The programme also
includes special modules o­n (i) peacebuilding and conflict
transformation before war and violence to transform conflicts
before they become violent and to prevent the outbreak of war, (ii)
mobilising, empowering and strengthening resources and local and
international capacities for peace and conflict transformation for
ending violence during wars, and (iii) developing strategic
frameworks and integrated approaches for peacebuilding and conflict
transformation at the local, national and regional levels for local
and national NGOs, international actors, and UN agencies.


Participants will receive the UN/TRANSCEND manual o­n Conflict
Transformation by Peaceful Means, together with books, materials
and a CD with the leading resources and workbooks/training manuals
on peacebuilding, conflict transformation and post-war recovery
collected from around the world.


Participants to the course include staff responsible for the
development and implementation of war to peace transition
programmes, DDR, conflict transformation, local dialogue forums,
policy development and planning, and programming in war and post-
war contexts. Each PCTR has included participants from all
continents, and gender balance is promoted for all TRANSCEND
programmes.


For more information please visit: PCTR<WWW.TRANSCEND.ORG tp.php?idtp="15" tpd> or www.transcend.org where
you will find the announcement for the programme o­n the right
column at the top, or write to:


Calina Resteman, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Deadlines for applications are October 21st for those requiring
visas for travel to Romania and November 1st for those who do not
require visas. Each programme accepts a maximum of 30 participants,
and less than half of the available positions for this years course
still remain. If you know of colleagues or organisations which may
find this programme of interest, please forward it to them.


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13. FAMILIES AS EMPLOYERS WORKSHOP

The Family Support Institute Presents: VELA Microboard?s Workshop - ?Families As Employers?


FSI would like to thank Autism Tri Cities for their support in getting this event planned and advertising to families!


October 6, 2004
7PM-9PM
Location: Family Resource Centre located at 135 Balmoral Drive, Port Moody (located at Coronation Park Elementary School.) Balmoral Drive is 1 block east of Ioco Road o­n Guildford Road. Turn right o­n Balmoral and drive until the first stop sign. The school is o­n your left. You can visit http://www.mytelus.com/maps/display.do for driving directions)


Cost: FREE!!!!!


Who can attend? Anyone who wants to learn about this topic


The Family Support Institute has been granted funding from the Vancouver Foundation to train families in their own communities o­n issues and topics that are a relevant need. We have had many requests for a ?Families As Employers? workshop so we have finally booked the date. We are extremely happy to have Linda Perry facilitate this workshop for us and provide as many families as possible with the information they need to be successful in this area. We may have funding available to provide some transportation, so please call to enquire about whether or not you would qualify.


Contractor or Employee?


What everyone in receipt of I.F. needs to know.


This workshop will provide an overview of the laws, and regulations that may impact your role as the individual paying for contracted services and/or as the employer of record.


There is a legal distinction between being a contractor and an employee. There are three government branches that have this distinction defined. Provincially there is the Employment Standards Act, and Workers? Compensation Act. Federally the definitions are determined through the Canada Customs and Review Agency. And the definitions within each government agency are not the same.


This workshop will provide a summary of each agencies definitions, how to determine if the people paid to assist you are contractors or employers; and, how to comply with each government agency?s expectations.


Presenter: Linda Perry, Executive Director, Vela Microboard Association of B.C.


Linda Perry is mother and grandmother to two gals with special needs. She has worked for and with people with physical and developmental challenges for over twenty-five years. For the last fifteen years, she has focused o­n community development, inclusion for all, and individualized funding.


Linda is currently the Executive Director of Vela Microboard Association and has assisted with the development of over 250 Microboards through out British Columbia. In her capacity with Vela Microboard Association Linda has provided extensive information, advice and support to individuals wishing to learn more about the roles and responsibilities related to contracting and becoming the employer of record.


If you would like to attend the workshop, please contact Angela Clancy, Executive Director with the Family Support Institute at 604-875-1119 to book your space.


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14. NORTHWEST SOCIAL FORUM


You may already have heard about the Northwest Social Forum (www.nwsocialforum.org) taking place in Seattle this Oct. 14-17. Reclaim the Media (www.reclaimthemedia.org) is coordinating events to form a Media Democracy summit/programming track for the event; numerous media activist groups, media watchdogs and microbroadcasters from the region have already stepped forward with ideas for workshops and other events.


We're particularly enthusiastic about using the NWSF as a reason to build solidarity between Washington and BC-based groups working o­n media issues, as well as media literacy educators and independent media makers.


For more information about the Social Forum and our plans for Media Democracy events there, please check out the below links and/or get in touch with me (via email or 206.709.0558) or Sara ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ). Please feel free to share this invitation with others who might be interested in getting involved; in a few days we'll get back in touch with a room location and a rough agenda for our meeting.


Jonathan
Reclaim the Media, Seattle


our initial call for participation:
http://www.reclaimthemedia.org/deepmedia/archives/000819.html


summary of workshop ideas to date:
http://lists.nwsocialforum.org/lists/arc/mediademocracy/2004-08/msg00002.html


notes from our most recent organizing meeting in Seattle:
http://lists.nwsocialforum.org/lists/arc/mediademocracy/2004-08/msg00004.html


our project weblog:
www.deepmedia.org


email list signup (please sign up!!)
http://lists.nwsocialforum.org/lists/info/mediademocracy


Northwest Social Forum site:
www.nwsocialforum.org


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15. PROVINCE WIDE FIGHTBACK GRASSROOTS FIGHTBACK CONFERENCE

The following letter meant for radical labour activists and those who agree
with the purpose of the Province-Wide Fightback Conference.


The idea is for folks to bring this letter to their local(s) and/or local
labour council. I thought it would be appropriate to send it out to this
caucus as many of the desires are the same and these concepts go hand in
hand. We have also sent a letter out to grassroots community groups in hopes
to reach as many grassroots activists and radical labour activists as
possible. You can see our "Conference Proposal" o­n our website at
www.communities_solidarity.org.


Thanks,


Kim Toombs
Communities Solidarity Coalition
Victoria.


August 25th, 2004


Communities Solidarity Coalition
201-415 Gorge Rd.E
Victoria, BC
V8T 2W1
http://www.
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