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LEFT COAST EVENTS - Victoria & Islands - August 9th, 2004 PDF Print E-mail
Justice News
Tuesday, 10 August 2004 02:20
1.  Green Party Leader Candidate at UVic - August 9th
2.  Green Party Leader Candidate o­n Salt Spring - August 10th
3.  Mosaic the City - community unity project - Aug 10/12th
4.  Shock Corridor Cinema - Gui La Testa - Aug 10th
5.  Vegetarian Event - for animal rights - Aug 12th
6.  Women in the Woods - Cheam Mountain - Aug 14th
7.  Sing for Joy - music camp - Aug 14-18th
8.  Compost Centre Update
9.  Sierra Club Outing - Aug 15th
10. Watching the Venezuelan Referendum - Aug 15th
11. Discussing Sustainability - Aug 17/18th
12. Braving the Elements - benefit - Aug 21st
13. Resistance without Reservation - convergence against Sun Peaks - Aug 29th
14. Pro Walk/Pro Bike 2004 - Sept 7-10th
15. 'Working' (Corporate) Forest Update
16. SOLID, VIDEA, and Stephen Lewis - Salt Spring - Sept 18 & 19th
17. EcoNews Excerpts
contributions, considerations, concerns:
Wednesday Night Peace Vigils at the Legislature - 7:00 - 8:00 pm - Everyone Welcome! 
* Every Saturday - 3pm, free, hot, vegetarian food provided by Food Not Bombs at Douglas & Yates, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 383-5144 (#1940) if you'd like to help out.
*  The Duncan Garage Showroom - http://www.duncangarageshowroom.ca - a multi-media showcase venue.  Info:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , 250-748-RAIN
http://www.livevictoria.com - local music listings and related information
*  Victoria Car Share Co-operative - http://www.victoriacarshare.ca - Save the hassle, save the money, save the planet.
*  From: Jewish Federation of Victoria and Vancouver Island
Community Events
Contact Person:  Cyndi Silverman 250 595-7270
Monday, August  9th, 7:30 PM Israeli Consul General
Cobie Brosh
A Current  Update o­n The Situation in Israel
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Cathedral Grove made the front page of the Victoria Times Columnist with a two page article accompanied by 2 large photos.  Check it out!
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A much more detailed summary of the George Bush resume.  quite amazing.
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For a quick and informative few pages o­n natural ways to deal with the
current wasp infestation, you might want to check out the following pages o­n
the Eartheasy newsletter:
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Alberta meat packers almost tripled profit over BSE: report
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1.  GREEN PARTY LEADER CANDIDATE AT UVIC
Tom Manley is o­ne of the three candidates for leadership of the
Green Party of Canada, along with Jim Harris (current leader) and
John Grogan. The vote will take place at the national convention
later this month. We are inviting both members and non-members,
conference-goers and people who are just interesting in hearing
where the party may be headed to come to this meet-and-greet.
Tom will give a speech, take questions from the audience, and
converse.
Mon August 9,
7-9pm
David F Strong Building, Room C116, University of Victoria
Price: Free
Invite your friends. If you have any questions, call me at 250 514
7801.
Bye for now,
Adam Duncan
UVic Greens summer co-ordinator
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Good People. Great Causes. Get Connected o­n Care2 Connect:
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2.  GREEN PARTY LEADERSHIP HOPEFUL TO VISIT SALTSPRING
Tom Manley, the Agriculture and Food Advocate for the Green Party of Canada
is running for the Leadership at the Party's annual convention August 29 in
Calgary.  Tom will be o­n Saltspring next week to meet Green Party members
and others interested in the future of green politics.
As a participant in the federal Agriculture Debate before the last election
Tom 'blew fresh air into the place' according to o­ne reporter.  He expressed
a vision for agriculture which focuses o­n organic methods rather than
agro-chemicals and GMOs and talked about revitalizing family farms and the
food system so farmers get a fairer share of the consumer dollar.
Come and meet Tom and question him about his ideas for the future of the
Green Party which he wants to see focus o­n building grassroots capacity and
developing a 'Thorough Green Policy' accessible to all Canadians.
A potluck supper will be held at 106 Old Scott Road o­n TUESDAY 10 AUGUST, 7pm. For
more information call Anne: 537 5511
Anne Macey
106 Old Scott Road
Saltspring Island
BC, Canada, V8K 2L6
Tel: 250-537-5511
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3.  MOSAIC THE CITY
Mosaic the City's Third Community Unity Project is in the final building
stages.
Come by and connect to the community, put your name o­n a tile or buy a few
beads to add to the mosaics.
Project Start date 2004/07/01 -2004-08-28 Project Celebration Date
Event: Mosaic Fernwood Phase I - "Our Community In Action"
Location: Fernwood Community Association - 1923 Fernwood
Registration Information: Come by and play your part...
Building Workshops:
Last two workshops for the project!!!!
Tues. Aug. 10th 6-9pm
Thurs. Aug. 12th 1-6 pm
Participation by Donation $3.00min per family, give what you have.
The project is almost completed, come down and put your mark o­n Fernwood.
So far more then 60 people have participated and now its your turn.
See you there!!
For more information o­n the project log to www.mosaicthecity.com
or call 250-388-5260
Thanks,
Shylene Schlackl
Founding Director
250-388-5260
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4.  SHOCK CORRIDOR CINEMA
GUI LA TESTA  - A FISTFUL OF DYNAMITE
(aka DUCK YOU SUCKER!) (1972; english language version; 130 min).
Tuesday, August 10th
9pm
;@ the fifty fifty arts collective
2516 Douglas at Bay St.
$2
For Sergio Leone, making films wasn't a job - it was a god-like calling to which he was enslaved. And o­nce you appreciate A Fistful of Dynamite from this perspective, it should be promoted into the pantheon of great cinema, for despite its roughness, it is without question, "the best, and the most comic, of Leone's journeys about the American west, it deserves serious consideration" --Tom Ryan Lumiere, 1973
"Number Two o­n my greatest films of all time list"
                                            ---John Zorn
While the Western genre has witnessed many transformations over its extensive run in American cinema, Italian filmmaker Sergio Leone's contributions may be the sole reason it survived throughout the 1960s, and discovered a more progressive place within the violent (cinematically speaking) decade of the 1970s. His 'Dollar' Trilogy (A Fistful of Dollars, For A Few Dollars More and The Good The Bad and The Ugly; 1964-1966) are viewed today as the consummate films of the genre, highlighted by an outsiders vision of the unlawful American West that both, made Clint Eastwood a star and injected camp into a genre that had previously been coded by the conservative stoicism of such filmmakers as John Ford. What separates Leone's films from his predecessors is while traditional Westerns coded outsiders as Others to be feared (often Natives and Mexicans were viewed as upsetting the "puritan" position of American identity) Leone's films illustrate a great deal of sympathy for both the outsider and the law's treatment of those who do not conform. It was Leone's penchant for violent payback that would spawn the more graphic films of the genre, mainly those produced by Sam Peckinpah's  (The Wild Bunch (1969) and Pat Garrett and Billy The Kid (1973)).
Screened in tonite's program is Leone's most underappreciated film A Fistful of Dynamite. This film is Leone's follow up to his infamous Dollar Trilogy, and would stand as the second film in his second trilogy comprised of o­nce Upon A Time in the West and o­nce Upon A Time in America - a cycle that would take 10+ years to complete. While o­nce Upon a Time in the West is considered his opus, a grandiose epic reflecting the tradition of John Ford more than the spaghetti Western genre Leone single handedly exported to American theaters, A Fistful of Dynamite is perhaps Leone's most enjoyable film, blending the humour and camp elements of his 1960s Dollar Trilogy with a brash subversive bent not yet seen in any of his films. Rod Steiger plays  a former IRA member (and explosives expert) who, in a role that would have previously been reserved for Clint Eastwood, is enlisted by a feisty Mexican (played by James Coburn) for a cash raid. Through primitive buddy-flic charm they inadvertently get involved in the Mexican Revolution, Steiger's dynamite becoming the leverage they need to help the Mexicans overcome their oppression. The charm of this film is not located in its simple plot line but the signature stylistic features of Leone's representations. Quirky close-ups, wide angle landscapes and the use of setting as a character constantly amplify the action sequences, prompting the hook of the film - Steiger's creative use of dynamite - to become o­ne of the most memorable gimmicks of  1970s cinema (it may be up there with Leatherface's Chainsaw). Ennio Morricone (Leone's mainstay composer) provides what is no doubt his greatest score for a Western film, perhaps beyond, as he beautifully employs orchestration, pop and campy 60s style vocals to penetrate as well as comment o­n the action.
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FIFTY FIFTY NEWS:
our multi store-front window is naked and must be clothed.
we are welcoming proposals from local artists to fill this space with an installation that catches the eye. the o­nly restriction we have is the space should be used to capacity. this means filling an area aprox. 15ft wide x 10 ft high x 4 ft deep. installations will run for o­ne month.
proposals can be sent to: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it   
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the fifty fifty is currently welcoming short film submissions for VIDEO KILL'S screening nite at our space, to take place sometime in October. fiilms will be screened in conjunction with works touring with Video Kill's screening program. films include works by bands such as Radio Berlin, The Organ, Black Mountain, Channels 3+4 and more.
if you are part of an independent band or are involved in our local underground music scene and wish to submit a short, please email alan at: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
more info at: http://www.videokill.ca/
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5.  VANCOUVER ISLAND VEGETARIAN ASSOCIATION
Thursday, Aug 12th, a number of animal rights activists (including
a bunch from Nanaimo!) will be holding four demonstrations this day:
* a general 'Go Veg!' demo outside Market o­n Yates
* a KFC Cruelty demo (see www.kfccruelty.com )
* an Iam's Cruelty demo (see www.iamscruelty.com )
* leafletting at Famous Players (for their fur ads, see www.skinned.ca )
These will occur from about 1pm - 8pm, mainly downtown, and we'll have
dinner at Green Cuisine.  If you would like to join us for any of these
actions, please send me a note!
Peas out,
- Dave Shishkoff
West Coast Director, ARK-II (Animal Rights Kollective)
www.ARK-II.com
Events Coordinator, VIVA
www.IslandVeg.com
"Activism is my rent for living o­n this planet." - Alice Walker
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6.  PLANS FOR A SKI HILL NEAR CHILLIWACK WILL DEVASTATE ANOTHER FOREST
 
Dear folks,
 
The Women in the Woods is a Victoria-based non-violent direct action
collective of women dedicated to the preservation of BC's remaining old-
growth forests.
The Women in the Woods is considering ways to attack the underlying source
of the devastating problem of industrial logging in this province, which is
the issuance of Tree Farm Licenses.    TFLs allow the provincial government to
hand over vast tracts of public land to corporate plunder including unceded
First Nations land claims.  What to do next?
 
Well, as women, we are planning to stand together with First Nations women.
We are beginning to understand the necessity of standing together.  And our
first joint event will be o­n August 14 at Cheam mountain in Chilliwack. 
At 2pm o­n the 14th there will be a blessing of the mountain that is threatened by
developers who want a ski run o­n this Cheam sacred mountain; aside from
the blessing there will be a celebration of the mountain along with a joint
news conference by native spokeswomen and Women in the Woods.  And
The Raging Grannies of Vancouver have tentatively agreed to come as have
some musicians.
 
We are also in the planning process of transportation there and back, a bus
will leave o­n the 13th and return o­n the 15th.  There will be places to
tent.
Everyone welcome.  Call Joelene at 250 519 0539 or Carolyn at 250 386
2749 for updates.  And if you're in Vancouver o­n August 8, both Janice Billy
from Sun Peaks and I will be speaking at 3-3:00 in the afternoon.
Peace and love,
Betty Krawczyk
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7.  SING FOR JOY 
Music Camp For All Ages August 14-18th at Maxwell School, Shawnigan Lake.
Adult Choir led by conductor Tom Price. Repertoire includes classical, folk, Persian, Gospel and popular styles.
Workshops in sight-singing (solfege); vocal production; chanting; composition; beginning music theory and more.
Children?s Program--ages 5-12, including a choir for ages 8-12.
Adults: $90 or $250 with room and board. Children: $70 or $185 with room and board.
Registrars: David and Lindie Ellsworth, 250-762-0170 in Kelowna, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ; http://slms.bahai-bcyukon.org/
Sponsored by BC/Yukon Regional Baha?i Schools Committee. People of all faiths and spiritual traditions welcome.
Recommended by: Nancy Watters, former Tues. Soprano
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8.  COMPOST UPDATE
1. Winter Veggie Starts for Sale
 
We have a nice selection of  veggie starts at the Centre for your planting pleasure. All are certified organic from Influence Organics. Plant them now for winter and spring eating.
 
Rhubarb chard (4 cell packs)                          $3.
Purple sprouting broccoli (singles)                $1.50
Lacinato kale  (4 cell packs)                           $3.
Red Russian kale (4 cell packs)                     $3.
Brussels sprouts "Vancouver"  (4cell pks)    $3.
Collards (4 cell packs)                                    $3.
 
Wed- Sat from 10-4
Compost Ed Centre 1216 North Park St
Cash or cheque accepted
 
2. Rain Catchment Workshop
 
Summer drought and water restrictions getting you down?  Learn how to collect and store water in your own backyard. Details will be given o­n how to plan for and use rainbarrels, storage tanks, terraces and swales.
 
Sat Aug 14, 2004
 2-4 pm
 
Compost Education Centre, 1216 North Park Street
 
Free for Compost Club Members, $10 for non members
 
Must pre register by calling 386-WORM or emailing back
 
3. Planning your Organic Veggie Garden Workshop
 
Learn to distribute your vegetable production through out the 12 months of the year. Find out how to build and protect healthy soil, and plan crop rotations to prevent pests and maintain fertility
Sat, Aug 21
2-4pm
 
Free for Compost Club Members, $10 for non-members
 
Compost Education Centre 1216 North Park Street
 
Must pre register by calling 386-WORM or emailing back
 
We do not sell or distribute our email or membership list
If you wish to be removed from this list, please advise us
Greater Victoria Compost Education Centre
1216 North Park Street
Victoria  BC  V8T 1C9
Hotline  (250) 386-WORM(9676)
Business/Fax (250) 386-9678
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GIVE BACK TO THE EARTH
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9.  SIERRA CLUB FAMILY OUTING
 
Urban Mammals
Sunday, August 15
10am
There are wild mammals in the city! Learn all about
muskrat, beaver, raccoon and otters with Sierra Club
and Swan Lake Nature Sanctuary. Join Melanie Andrews
for a walk, talk, games and activities. Fun for the whole family!
Pre-register at 386-5255 x241. Free.
 
Wildy interactive events!
Every second Sunday.
Everyone welcome!
 
Contact Nikko at 386-5255 x241 for more details!
 
Nikko Snow
Outings Coordinator
Sierra Club of Canada, BC Chapter
(250) 386-5255 x241
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10.  WATCHING THE VENEZUELAN REFERENDUM
The Venezuelan Referendum will take place o­n Sunday, August 15, 2004.
Its results are extremely important to everyone concerned with social
justice and the creation of an alternative model of development free
from US interference.
It is ultimately a Referendum for peace, for independence and
sovereignty.
The Central American Support Committee will be gathering o­n August 15 to
follow the results of the Referendum.
We'll get together starting at 5 pm (write for directions).
We'll follow the results via Radio Nacional de Venezuela
In addition, we'll try to establish telephone contact with Venezuelan MP
Victoria Mata and Chilean writer Martha Harnecker to comment o­n the
results.
[Bring munchies...I'll bring sangria]
Please distribute among your friends
Fraternally,
Carlos Flores
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Compa?eros y compa?eras:
Este Domingo 15 de Agosto se celebrara el Referendo Revocatorio en
Venezuela.
Este evento es muy importante para todos los Latino Americanos, pero
tambien para todos aquellos que creen en la posibilidad de un mundo
mejor en los cuales reine la paz,la igualdad y la justicia social. Es
tambiem un referendo por la independencia, la soberania y el derecho de
los pueblos a decidir el tipo de gobierno que deseen sin interferencia
de los Estados Unidos.
Vamos a seguir las alternatives del Referendo escuchando la Radio
Nacional de Venezuela www.rnv.gov.ve/noticias/
Trataremos de estar en contacto telefonico con la Parlamentaria Victoria
Mata y la escritora Chilena Marta Harnecker para que nos comenten las
alternatives del Referendo
Nos juntamos en casa de Rodrigo a las 5 de la tarde.
Traigan algo para comer, yo me cuadro con la sangria
Avisenle a los amigos,
Fraternalmente,
Carlos Flores
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11.  DISCUSSING SUSTAINABILITY
My partner Donna and I are going to be in Victoria August 17th and/or 18th
and would welcome an opportunity to meet as many of you as possible.
Some of you have been friends of sustainability for a long time, others we
met more recently around the Canada Well-Being Measurement Act.  Most of
you know that I am working o­n "Life, Money & Illusion," a book about
ecological economics.
Would you have a place where we could get together for a discussion o­n the
evening of Tuesday August 17th or Wednesday the 18th?  I would like to
exchange ideas about how we might encourage our present social/economic
order toward sustainability.
If you would be able to host a small group for such a discussion, or if
you know someone who could, please let me know, a.s.a.p..  When something
has been set up, I will get back to all of you with the details.
Hoping to see you in a couple of weeks.
Yours, Mike Nickerson
PS.  Donna and I would also be thankful to anyone with a spare room for o­ne
or two nights and possibly a ride into town from the Vancouver Ferry.
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"There is o­nly o­ne power available to citizens
which does not require great wealth or the use of violence.
It is the power of collective persuasion.
It works o­n the subtle levels of thought and conversation
and it works directly through democracy."
Sustainability Project / 7th Generation Initiative
RR #3
Lanark, o­ntario
K0G 1K0
phone (613) 259-9988
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12.  BRAVING THE ELEMENTS
A benefit concert for women's safety
Featuring Shari Ulrich, Balkan Babes, Jannalee, Carmen Hillary, June Bender, Raquel Loglisci
Saturday, August 21st
8:00 pm
Alix Goolden Performance Hall
907 Pandora Avenue
Tickets $25, available at Lyle's Records (770 Yates St.), Munro's Books (1108 Government St.)
For more info:  250-388-5325
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13.  RESISTANCE WITHOUT RESERVATION!
CONVERGENCE AGAINST SUN PEAKS
Sun Peaks is built o­n Secwepemc land, which the Secwepemc refer to as
Skwelkwek'welt, located in BC's interior, 30 km NE of Kamloops. Secwepemc
have never ceded, surrendered or released their land in any way.
In 1997, the BC government approved a $70 million development plan,
allowing Sun Peaks to continue to expand their resort to 20,000 beds and
put ski runs o­n the previously undisturbed Mt. Morrisey. The Secwepemc
attended stakeholder meetings and clearly said no to the development. Land
and Water BC however, clearly disregarded their voices and granted new
leases to Sun Peaks to facilitate their expansion, and in June 2001, Land
and Water BC obtained a court injunction to forcibly remove Secwepemc from
their lands. To date, 54 arrests with charges from criminal contempt and
intimidation by blocking a road to resisting arrest have been made.
 
NEW WEBSITE: http://apc.resist.ca/skwelkwekwelt
please check the website for updates as logistics continue to be
confirmed. Print posters and leaflets and help spread the word!
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RESISTANCE WITHOUT RESERVATION!
CONVERGENCE AGAINST SUN PEAKS RESORT
SUNDAY AUG 29 @ 10 AM
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FOR MORE INFO o­n SECWEPEMC RESISTANCE:
http://www.ubcic.bc.ca/sun_peaks.htm
http://www.geocities.com/spabc123/
http://www.skwelkwekwelt.net
recent article:
http://www.zmag.org/content/showarticle.cfm?SectionID=30&ItemID=5996
==> TICKETS FOR THE CONVERGENCE:
Tickets are 5-30$ (no o­ne turned away). This includes return travel o­n the
bus. Accomodations are free of cost.
We encouarge organizations sending delegates to keep in mind that the
actual cost per person is 45$ per person.
We are requesting that people please book tickets in advance so we can
estimate the number of buses to organize, how much food is needed etc.
**** Space o­n a bus is not guaranteed without a ticket.
Tickets can be picked up at
1) Co-op Bookstore at 1391 Commercial Drive,
Phone: 604-253-6442. Speak with Ray (available Tuesday-Saturday)
2) Friendship Center
1640 East Hastings (near Commrercial Drive). Speak with Curtis (Youth
Program) 604-251-4844
3) Union BC Indian Chiefs: 342 Water Street. Speak with Don Bain.
604-684-0231
4) You can call 778-552-2099 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to arrange other
pick-up. Tickets will also be sold at Under the Volcano.
*** LOGISTICAL UPDATE FOR THE CONVERGENCE ***
==> There will be an informational session with maps/driving directions
for those driving, legal information, logistical information,
banner-making, some guidelines and things to consider set forth by
Skwekwek'welt defenders. We strongly encourage everyone to attend so
everyone is informed and knows what to expect at the convergence.
SUNDAY AUG 22 AT 4 PM
Palestine Community Centre
1874 Kingsway, near Victoria Dr
Vancouver
==> TRANSPORTATION: Neskonlith reserve is about a 5-6 hour drive from
Vancouver, 15 minutes from Chase, 30 minutes from Kamloops, 50 minutes
from Sun Peaks resort.
- Buses: Leave Vancouver at 10:30 am sharp Saturday August 28th, at the
Safeway Parking lot, Commercial & Broadway (Broadway Skytrain).  Return is
Sunday August 29th to same place in the evening (latest arrival back in
Vancouver will be 11 pm)
- Carpooling: If driving in a car, you MUST contact us to reserve space
for camping and food. We also encourage you to meet us Saturday morning
near the buses to share phone numbers, legal informations, maps and
directions etc, if not possible please contact us beforhand so we can
provide that information.
==> PROTEST:
- We will be protesting at Sun Peaks o­n Sunday, August 29th at 10 am.  It
is about 50 minute drive from the reserve to the resort. For those driving
in o­n Sunday morning, we encourage you to meet us at Neskonlith Community
Center by 9 am or at Sun Peaks entrance at 10 am.
** GUIDELINES FOR THE CONVERGENCE:
by Irene Billy (Elder of the Camp) and Janice Billy (Skwekwelk'welt
Protection Center spokesperson) o­n behalf of all Skwekwek'welt Defenders
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Our community has been harrassed for many years now and we are under
surveillance by the Major Crimes Unit. We defend our land and territories
by whatever means we find necessary, which has resulted in intimidation
and massive arrests. Many of us still have court restrictions o­n our own
land and are not willing to go through the colonial criminal court system
again and again. Thank for your support in defending Skwekwelk'welt and
Aborginal rights.
- No drugs or alcohol, no loud swearing during protest at tourists/
bystanders (except police), no property destruction, no camoflauge or
masks, o­nly our people speak with media about our fight.
==> ACCOMODATIONS:  We will be spending the night of Aug 28th, o­n the
Neskonlith Reserve near Chase, BC about 1/2 hour from Kamloops
-Camping: There will be a large open space for tents near the community
centre.
- Community Centre: For those without tents there will be some space o­n
the floor in the Neskonlith Community Centre
- Billeting: For those who are unable to camp or sleep o­n the floor, there
is some billeting in the community.  This is mainly for elders, those with
disabilities and those with small children. * Please contact us to reserve
a space for housing.
==> FOOD:  We are still confirming food.  Please bring snacks/lunch for
the bus.  There will be a salmon dinner by donation ($1-10 sliding scale)
on Saturday night provided by the community.  As well we expect there will
be some breakfast and lunch o­n Sunday.
==> LEGAL: A legal team will give a legal workshop o­n the buses as well as
give information at the session o­n August 22nd and at the camp the night
before. (TBC)
==> FIRST AID: There will be a first aid team and a registered nurse.
==> WHAT TO BRING: food, sleeping bag/blankets/mats, tent, water bottles,
sunscreen, noise makers, banners, your own utensils (dish, cup, fork)
Organized by Land,Freedom Decolonization Coalition in conjunction with
NYM-Secwepemc Chapter and the Skwek'wekwelt Protection Center.
For more information: tel: 778-552-2099, email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ,
Land, Freedom, Decolonization Coalition is a network of groups and
individuals in Vancouver from Native Youth Movement, Native Solidarity
Network, No o­ne is Illegal, Refugees Against Racial Profiling, South Asian
Network for Secularism and Democracy, Palestine Community Center,
Anti-Poverty Committee, International Solidarity Movement, Bus Riders
Union, South Asian Youth Alliance, Friends and Families of Mexican
Political Prisoners, Committee for Solidarity with Columbia, and others.
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SPONSOR A SEAT o­n THE BUS TO SECWEPEMC TERRITORIES
July 15, 2004
Vancouver
Dear friends and allies --
We are writing to ask for your financial support for the convergence
against Sun Peaks o­n the weekend of Aug 28-Aug 29, 2004.
Sun Peaks Resort and Delta Hotels are built o­n Secwepemc territories that
have never been ceded or surrendered. Land and Water BC disregarded the
Secwepemc, who said NO to expansion in stakeholder meetings, and in June
2001 obtained a court injunction to forcibly remove Secwepemc from their
homelands. The Skwelkwek'welt Protection Center, at the Resort's entrance,
claims Aboriginal Title & Rights. For this exercise of rights, 54 arrests
with charges from criminal contempt and intimidation by blocking a road to
resisting arrest have been made. In January 2003, a BC judge found four
Elders not guilty for refusal to obey an injunction to tear down the
Center, and as she left court, Elder Irene Billy stated: "I always knew we
were right, this is our land, and Sun Peaks and the province cannot remove
us from it."
With the 2010 Olympic bid, environmental destruction and expansion o­n
unceded territories will be perpetuated yet further. In the spirit of
solidarity movements that honour front-line struggles of communities,
rather than organizing actions in the city, it is imperative to support
this movement by offering our presence o­n the territories itself.
Of course, the organizing of the convergence comes at a cost. We are
making this special appeal so that we can pay the costs of travel for
those who cannot afford the price (30-50$), particularly indigenous Elders
and youth, and thereby building a strong movement for indigneous struggles
and to support the crucial fight of the Secwepemc community.
We are aiming for 40 people/ organizations to donate $40 each, the cost of
one seat, which will ensure representation and participation of low-income
people, particularly aboriginal people who wish to travel to support our
sisters and brothers o­n the territories. Many organizations and
individuals have continously offered their support over the past few years
to Native Youth Movement and the struggles against Sun Peaks and Delta
Hotels led by the Secwepemc community.
Also, please consider paying the full 40$ cost for tickets for o­ne or two
organizational delegates to travel to Secwepemc territories to witness
first-hand the devastation of the land, the camp the community has set up,
and the repression the community has come under.
If you can donate, please send a cheque to "Harjap Grewal" to the
following address:
No o­ne is Illegal
c/o Palestine Community Center
1874 Kingsway
Vancouver, BC
Canada, V5N 2S7
Please indicate "Sun Peaks convergence" in the memo line of the cheque.
Please also let us know if you're sending money by calling at 778-552-2099
or email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . If you prefer to donate by cash, please
let us know.
Again, your financial contribution is a very important and tangible way to
support the struggles of the Secwepemc community, o­ne of the strongest
struggles o­n this land.
In solidarity and struggle,
The Land, Freedom and Decolonization Coalition
(The groups involved in the organizing of this effort include: Native
Youth Movement, International Solidarity Movement, No o­ne is Illegal,
Palestine Community Center, South Asian Network for Secularism and
Democracy, Anti-Poverty Committee and other groups and individuals)
TAKE BACK THE LAND!
CAMPAIGN AGAINST SUNPEAKS
* The community is attempting to build a campaign against Sun Peaks and
Delta Hotels and their investors by initially collecting signatures/
endorsements. Please email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it if you endorse the demands
below.
We stand united in protesting the Canadian government's continued
criminalization of the Secwepemc people. They have been targeted for their
use of their own land and for speaking out against Sun Peaks resort
Corporation and the British Columbia government who continue to
expropriate and destroy what was o­nce a vibrant and abundant ecosystem. We
stand opposed to the Canadian colonial system and support the Secwepemc
people fighting state and corporate interests in British Columbia.
Sun Peaks Resort is built in Secwepemc territories, land which has never
been ceded, released, nor surrendered. The BC government therefore has no
authority over the Secwepemc people or their territories, or over the
resources within the land.
Despite the recognition of the inherent land rights of Aboriginal People
as Aboriginal Title in Delgamuukw, and despite the Haida decision that
requires provincial and private interests to consult, obtain consent and
accommodate Aboriginal interests prior to pursuing development o­n
Aboriginal territories, federal and provincial governments still insist
indigenous peoples must prove their title within the court system rather
than by abiding by the principal of Title itself. The Royal Proclamation
of 1763 asserts that "And We do further strictly enjoin and require all
Persons whatever who have either wilfully or inadvertently seated
themselves upon any Lands within the Countries above described, or upon
any other Lands which, not having been ceded to or purchased by Us, are
still reserved to the said Indians as aforesaid, forthwith to remove
themselves from such Settlements."
The development of Sun Peaks resorts has continued without participation
of those with Title to the land. In 1997, the BC government approved a $70
million development plan, allowing Sun Peaks to continue to expand their
resort to 20,000 beds and put ski runs o­n the previously undisturbed Mt.
Morrisey. The Secwepemc attended stakeholder meetings and clearly said no
to the development. Land and Water BC however, clearly disregarded their
voices and granted new leases to Sun Peaks to facilitate their expansion,
and in June 2001, Land and Water BC  obtained a court injunction to
forcibly remove Secwepemc from their lands. To date, 54 arrests with
charges from criminal contempt and intimidation by blocking a road to
resisting arrest have been made.
We stand in support of the Secwepemc people and in their fight in defense
of the land in maintaining their livelihood. In support of them and their
communities struggle, we make the following demands:
1) We demand that all charges be dropped for all peoples charged in
relation to protection of Aboriginal Rights and Title in Skwelkwekwelt
territory.
2) We demand that no development or expansion continue o­n unceded
territories that does not honour the rights of indigneous peoples as Title
holders.
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14.  PRO WALK/PRO BIKE 2004
Pro Walk/Pro Bike 2004 is in Victoria, September 7 to 10th at the Victoria Conference Centre.
 Join more than 100 Canadians and 250 other delegates already signed in for ?Creating Active Communities?.
Full program details are available at:  http://www.bikewalk.org/PWPB2004/presenter_schedule.htm
Pre and post conference workshops can be found at:
Velo Quebec Workshop o­n Bikeway Design
Bike to Workshop ? Bike to Work Week?s successful formula
Reservations are also being accepted for:
Vancouver facilities tour:  City staff will lead a walk and a ride through the city?s best local features.  Saturday, September 11.
Walking Security Index with Dr. Barry Wellar, a thorough examination of performance characteristics of infrastructure planning and design for pedestrians.  Friday, September 10.
Bicycle tourism and local economies:  a primer for businesses and communities.  Friday, September 10.
Galloping Goose facilities tour and Sooke Wild Salmon BBQ:
A guided ride along the capital?s most successful rail trail.  Saturday, September 11.
Please RSVP to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to put your name o­n the list for any workshop.
Also o­n schedule:
  • Canadian Caucus and Bicycle Trade Association of Canada reception
New:  Bike rental links are o­n site at:  http://www.capitalbikeandwalk.org/rental.html
BC Ferries design competition has concluded with over 20 submissions.  Judging by Capital Bike and Walk, BC Ferries and Norco Performance Bicycles will conclude in August and winning designs will be unveiled at Pro Walk/Pro Bike.
Also new:  Capital Bike and Walk will launch a new walking map of downtown Victoria at the conference.  Watch for it in your delegate kit.
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15.  STILL WORKING o­n THE WORKING FOREST CAMPAIGN
Why is the Working Forest campaign continuing?
A number of people are asking us why we are continuing to campaign
against Campbell's Working Forest proposal when the government has just
backed down from legally implementing the initiative. This is because
the victory is not permanent, as the BC government is still committed to
the "concept" or "principle" of the Working Forest. They still consider
it to be a policy. Like an ember that can reignite into a flame, this
means that after the next provincial election in May 2005, they will
likely try again to legally implement the Working Forest Initiative and
its Timber Targets (guaranteed logging zones) - unless you keep speaking
up.
In other words, until the BC government commits to not legally
implementing the Working Forest and its Timber Targets anytime in the
future (ie. drops all interest in its Working Forest plans), it is
necessary to keep campaigning now, otherwise we could face the same
fight in o­ne year's time. And next time, right after an election, we may
not win.
So please, continue circulating those petitions against the Working
Forest (download them at www.workingforest.org). We now have 34 000
signatures in total.
Come to our rally o­n Sept.18 at 12:00 noon at the Provincial Legislature
in Victoria and Sept.20 in a dozen communities across BC (watch for a
listing in early September).
Please write a letter and make a phone call. Each letter and call you
make represents another 500 people who feel the same way but didn't take
the time to speak up. Let the BC government know whether or not you:
- Thank them for not legally implementing the Working Forest Initiative
- Want them to finally scrap all interest in and reference to their
"Working Forest" plans in their policies and public statements
- Are asking them whether they'll commit to not legally implementing the
Working Forest and Timber Targets after the next provincial election, if
they are re-elected
Write and Call:
If you live in BC, your own BC Liberal MLA, who you can find at:
www.legis.gov.bc.ca/mla/3-1-1.htm
George Abbott, Minister of Sustainable Resource Management
Phone: (250) 356-9076
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Premier Gordon Campbell
Phone: (250) 387-1715
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We won't relent until the government clearly states that they are
dropping their Working Forest plans altogether.
In 2001 when the BC Liberals were elected, they proclaimed that they
would "designate a Working Forest land base within 18 months" of being
elected - it has already been 39 months, and it won't happen at all this
term thanks to the efforts of thousands of people like you. Now let's
hold them off for the next term, just in case they make it back in...
Thank you for helping make history - everyone counts at this important
time. Let's keep our beautiful province Wild,
- Ken Wu
WCWC Victoria
(P.S. Again, please be patient if you've emailed us a question - we
literally have hundreds of queries to respond to since last week's
victory, it'll take many weeks to get to them all...)
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Please join 60 000 Canadians and become a member or donor of the Western
Canada Wilderness Committee. Contact us below.
Western Canada Wilderness Committee
Victoria chapter and Rainforest Store
651 Johnson St.
Victoria, BC, V8W 1M7
250-388-9292
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www.workingforest.org
www.wildernesscommitteevictoria.org
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16.  SOLID, VIDEA, AND STEPHEN LEWIS
 
Saltspring Organization for Life Improvement and Development (SOLID),
in partnership with Victoria international Development Education
Association (VIDEA), is excited to announce our upcoming
conference,Community to Community:Practical Tools to Tackle AIDS in
Africa.
This two-day event will take place September 18 and 19, 2004
on beautiful Saltspring Island.
Why are we excited? We're excited because the two days we've got
planned are jammed full of terrific workshops and panel discussions,
and because this wonderful event culminates in a talk with visionary
Stephen Lewis, UN AIDS Envoy to Africa!
We've planned this event to provide practical tools, ideas, examples
and inspiration. We have speakers coming from across Canada and Africa
to offer their knowledge and expertise. Planned workshops include:
African Prospectives
Removing the Margins: Transformative Community Practice
Communications Savvy: How to identify audiences and make the best use
of limited resources
The Power of the Individual: Changing the World o­ne by o­ne
Effective Fund Raising
Making a Good Match: Ensuring both ends of the project spectrum benefit
Networkingand ForgingLinks Between Communities
SettingOrganizational Goals that Work
PreparingVolunteersfor an Overseas Experience
Advocating for Change
OutreachThat Gets Results: Finding and securing the best donors and
volunteers
Our presenters and panelists will include representatives from:
. Rwandan Women's Network
. Volunteer Services Overseas (VSO)
. Victoria international Development Education Association (VIDEA)
. Institute for Media, Policy and Civil Society (IMPACS)
. RESULTS Canada
. Interagency Coalition o­n AIDS and Development (ICAD)
SOLID is keeping this conference small and will limit registration to
just 100 people.
Attendance includes a ticket to Stephen Lewis's address. We know
people are going to want to participate in this event and so are
inviting you personally before we open
registration to the general public. Your registration fee of $180
includes accommodation o­n Salt Spring Island; $150 is the fee if you
do not require accommodation.
Fill out the registration form available o­n the SOLID
website, http://www.solidsaltspring.com, and mail your fee to SOLID to secure
your place inCommunity to Communitynow.
You can also get tickets for the Stephen Lewis talk alone - Sunday
Sept. 19 at 5:30 p.m. There are full priced tickets at $30 and student
tickets for $15.  Call the Artsping box office at 250-537-2102.
From: Gary McNutt [mailto: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ]
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17.  ECONEWS EXCERPTS 
Every Saturday: CRD Parks Sunrise Seekers Canoeing at Elk Lake. $15. Call 478-3344 to register.
Every Friday: CRD Parks Early Evening Canoeing at Beaver Lake. $15. Call 478-3344 to register.
Every Saturday: 1-Day Cycling Course (free). Call Susanna Grimes, 920-5705
Every Saturday, 6:30am to 8:30pm: Tours to Walbran, Nahmint, Hadikin Lake, Carmanah. $60 381-1141 http://www.carmanah.org
All month: CRD Parks outings and explorations, for all ages. 478-3344 http://www.crd.bc.ca/parks
Every Friday, 9pm: NOW magazine with Bill Moyers, KCTS TV, Channel 7
Every Sat, 1:30pm: Tour of Merve Wilkinson?s Wildwood Forest, Ladysmith. Jay, 250-245-5540
Directions - http://www.ecoforestry.ca/WildwoodMap.htm
Every Sat, 3pm. Food not Bombs: Free vegetarian food at Douglas and Yates, Bank of Montreal
Every Sun, 6:30 & 11:30pm: EnviroMental, with Briony Penn. NewVI TV, Channel 12
Mon 5-6, Gorilla Radio. Thur 5-6, No Name News. Fri, 9-10am The Real News. CFUV101.9FM./104.3 http://cfuv.uvic.ca
Neighbourhood Plastics Recycling: see http://www.pacificmobiledepots.com for schedules
Thur 12-Sun 15 TLC Conservation Holiday in Kootenay/Wycliffe, amazing grasslands of the Rocky Mountain Trench in southeastern BC.  Learn about  the wildlife corridor, speak with ranchers, and get down and dirty with the badgers and wildlife. $95. http://www.conservationholidays.ca
Fri 13, 10am CRD Parks Hilltop High. Our native Garry oak is under attack. Meet info kiosk in the parking lot off Atkins Avenue. Mill Hill Regional Park. 478-3344
Sat 14, 2-4pm Rain Catchment Workshop. Compost Ed Centre. 1216 North Park St. $10/Free for members. Must preregister at 386-WORM
Sun 15, 5.45am VNHS Trip to Cape Flattery and First Nations Cultural Center. Tufted Puffins, Sea Lions and an Archaeological Museum. Reserve early by calling Goldstream Park Nature House 478-9414. VNHS members priority. Call Rick 652-3326 for details.
Sun 15, 10-2pm CRD Parks Adults o­nly hike up Magnificent Mount Work. Please carpool as parking is limited. Meet parking lot off Munn Road. 478-3344
Sun 15 10am Sierra Club Urban Mammals. There are wild mammals in the city! Learn all about muskrat, beaver, raccoon and otters with Sierra Club and Swan Lake Nature Sanctuary. Join Melanie Andrews for a walk, talk, games and activities. Fun for the whole family! Pre-register 386-5255 x241
EcoNews, 395 Conway Rd, Victoria, B.C. V9E 2B9   Tel/Fax (250) This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it    http://www.earthfuture.com/econews      
Deadline for September issue: August 24th
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