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Tuesday, 05 February 2008 14:41
Left Coast Events - Victoria & Islands - February 4 08

1.  Resist the Olympic Police State! - Feb 4, 6th
2.  "Un Poquito de Tanta Verdad" - film - Feb 4th
4.  Valintines and Tea for Old Growth - UVic - Feb 5th, 14th
5.  Oneness Wednesdays - February 6, 13, 20, 27
6.  About Water - films - Feb 7th
7.  The BC Institute for Co-operative Studies Speakers Series - Feb 7th, Mar 6th
8.  Working with nomads in Mongolia - Feb 8th
9.  Friday potlucks return to the Tree Sit!
10.  Wanted:  ArtSpring Artists - Feb 8th
11.  Rhythm Prayers Drum Workshop in Victoria Feb 9, with Navaro
12.  Winter Vegetable Garden Tour, Salt Spring Island - Sunday, Feb. 10
13.  Reel Revolutionary Film Festival - Victoria - Feb. 9 - 10 - 14 - 17
15.  Protecting the Wild - Wolves and Bears of the Pacific Arc - February, 27th 2008
16.  Are you interested in economic justice & sustainability? - Nanaimo - Feb 17th
17.  David Wolfe - Chocolate, Raw Food Nutrition, Superfoods, and Herbal Healing - Feb 20th & 21st
18.  NPSG presents Climate Change: Our Native Flora and Ecosystems - Feb 21st
19.  The Vagina Monologues 2008 - Feb 26 & 27th
1.  Resist the Olympic Police State! - Feb 4, 6th
With Guest Speaker Kristian Williams:
Monday Feb 4th
in Vertigo
of the Uvic Student Union Building
Wednesday Feb 6th
Camas Bookstore (Quadra + Kings)
Williams, a Portland based activist and author of 'American Methods:
Torture and the Logic of Domination' and 'Our Enemies in Blue:Police
and Power in America' will be speaking to the counter insurgency wars
being fought in Afghanistan and Iraq and their correlation to the
militarization of the police at home.
The state has honed its devices and expanded its covert operations but
has not publicly presented itself it its totality until now- in the lead
up to the 2010 Olympic Games - The Integrated Security Unit (ISU) is the
public face of the police state. It was formed in 2003 to act as the all-
seeing and all-knowing policing apparatus. Bringing together all levels of
government, police, surveillance agencies and the armed forces, the
ISU is arguably the most sophisticated police state Canada has ever been
subject to since the earlier wars of colonial conquest.
Here it is important to note that the first two targets for the
National Security Enforcement Teams (INSET) following September 11
was the West Coast Warriors Society and Animal Liberation activists.
According to their last year's annual review, the ISU 'has grown
substantially, adding personnel from the RCMP, VPD, West Van Police,
Department of Defense and VANOC. Leading the pack is the RCMP, which
total control and oversight 'in planning and managing policing and
security operations'.
All police, surveillance and military institutions are lining up like
pigs at a trough for a bonanza of free and new equipment and funding. By
complaining that the technology 'in place at the time of its writing
(the Olympic bid book) is no longer state-of-the-art,' all agencies can
share in the loot obtained.
Close Circuited Surveillance that will be needed to keep a constant
watch on the 150 kilometers that fall under the 'Olympic theater of
operations' and the 102 (up from the original 21) Olympic venues and other
'sensitive areas'. Already warehouses are being bought up and command centers,
operational and logistical staging areas, helipads, command trailers,
tents for screening areas and observation Posts are being built for
use before, during and after the Games. Miles of electric fencing and
'alternative methods of intrusion detection and prevention' along with
support materials and computers 'for dispatching of security units'
are also being purchased and distributed to different enforcement
The question is where does all this go after the Games? What happens
to the police state? As according to the deal made between Her Majesty
the Queen and the Province of BC 'this agreement that the integration of
federal and provincial policing services into a single policing and
security operation' will not end until December 31, 2011.
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2.  "Un Poquito de Tanta Verdad" - film - Feb 4th
(A Little Bit of So Much Truth)
Monday, February 4th
Human & Social Development Building (HSD) A240
University of Victoria
Entrance by Donation
About the Film:
In the summer of 2006, a broad-based, non-violent, popular uprising
exploded in the southern Mexican state of Oaxaca. Some compared it to the
Paris Commune, while others called it the first Latin American revolution
of the 21st century.  But it was the people
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