Gorilla Radio with Chris Cook, John Helmer, Kees van der Pijl, Janine Bandcroft June 14th, 2018

O! Canada, what have you done NOW? Apparently, the Make America Great Again crowd’s unhappy and up and declared war on the Great White North. Incredibly, the fully prostrate boot-licking of Canada’s immaculately coiffured Justin Trudeau hasn’t proven enough to spare us the wrath of the MAGA Khan!!!

The proverbial poo hit the Twitter fan Saturday as Donald Trump departed the Charlevoix, Quebec G7 fiasco, bound for greater glory in Singapore.

It was left for Trump economic acolytes Larry Kudlow and Peter Navarro to shovel the load the leader left in the bilateral trade commode upon his allies’ heads, and across America’s myriad Sunday political talk shows.

The strain of the effort apparently triggering a “very mild heart attack” in the former, and a brain fart from the latter that ripped across the mediasphere as a miasmic and unprecedented damnation to Hell’s foul and sulphured core for our Prime Minister.

John Helmer is a long-time, Moscow-based journalist, author, and essayist whose website, Dances with Bears is the only Russian-based news bureau “independent of single national or commercial ties.” He’s also a former political science professor who’s served as advisor to governments on three continents, and regularly lectures on Russian topics.

Helmer’s book titles include: ‘Uncovering Russia,’ ‘Urbanman: The Psychology of Urban Survival,’ ‘Bringing the War Home: The American Soldier in Vietnam and After,’ and ‘Drugs and Minority Oppression’, among others.

His latest article, ‘Defecation in Public – Was It Soft or Hard When White House Officials Did It On the Canadian Prime Minister? Is Chrystia Freeland Also Aiming at Justin Trudeau?‘ gets to the bottom of the sewering Canada/US relationship.

John Helmer in the first half.

And; last month, the Dutch Joint Investigation Team tasked to look into the MH17 disaster came down with an opinion of how the Malaysian airliner came to be shot down over Ukraine in 2014, and who it believes is responsible.

The JIT report unsurprisingly concludes Russia is the culprit, as it argued from the beginning, but is there another possibility? The impartiality of the panel in charge of the nearly four years-long probe has been questioned, with criticism coming mainly from Russia and the separatists of Eastern Ukraine who have fought a bitter war against the NATO-sponsored coup regime in Kyiv.

Kees van der Pijl is emeritus professor of international relations at the University of Sussex and Fellow of the Centre for Global Political Economy. The Dutch political scientist is known for his critical approach to global political economy as found in his trilogy ‘Modes of Foreign Relations and Political Economy’.

Kees’ other works include; ‘Global Rivalries from the Cold War to Iraq’, ‘Transnational Classes and International Relations’, and ‘The Making of an Atlantic Ruling Class’. Pijl’s also known as one of the World’s foremost authorities on the MH17 crash, and the fate of his book dealing with the crash, due out later this month, is now in question.

Kees van der Pijl and getting to the truth of MH17 in the second half.

And, Victoria-based activist and CFUV Radio broadcaster, Janine Bandcroft will be here at the bottom of the hour with the Left Coast Events Bulletin of some of the good things to get up to in and around our town in the coming week. But first, John Helmer and a really very sh*tty week for Justin Trudeau and Canada/US trade relations.

Chris Cook hosts Gorilla Radio, airing live every Thursday between 11-Noon Pacific Time. In Victoria at 101.9FM, and on the internet at: http://cfuv.uvic.ca.  He also serves as a contributing editor to the web news site, http://www.pacificfreepress.com. Check out the GR blog at: http://gorillaradioblog.blogspot.ca/

Ape Goes to World Oceans Day in Victoria June 10, 2018

June 10th is World Oceans Day. I went down to the festivities at Victoria’s Fisherman’s Wharf to find out what that means for several people working to protect the seas.

Featured voices:

Gregg McElroy – Canadian Orca Rescue Society – www.orcarescue.com

Al “Nashuratwani” – Greater Victoria Harbour Authority

“Benoit” Sea Shepherd Conservation Society – SSCS.org

Octavio “Cruze” – Georgia Strait Alliance – georgiastrait.org

 

Gorilla Radio with Chris Cook, Betty Krawczyk, Pablo Ouziel, Christina Nikolic June 7th, 2018

Prime Minister Trudeau has enjoined the Great Canadian Petroleum War. Announcing the purchase, and promise of completion, of the contentious Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain Extension pipeline project, the federal government effectively sided-up with Alberta’s “blue-eyed sheiks” and their allies in the transnational oil trade against the province of British Columbia, Canada’s gateway to the Pacific, and the entirety of the World’s environmental community.

But, even before Justin “Crudeau” made his Faustian bargain, federal agencies were already deployed at the service of the now outgoing Texans, arresting scores of citizens standing in the way of its pipeline’s progress using “injunctions” granted by BC’s own judiciary.

Betty Krawczyk knows more than most about being arrested. The activist, essayist, Green and Work Less Party candidate, and author renowned in BC as the “Environmental Grandmother”, has proven sand in the machine of social injustice and ecological destruction for more than fifty years.

From the front lines of the anti-segregation movement in her native Louisiana and resisting America’s war against Vietnam, to the forests of Clayoquot Sound and highway expansion through Eagleridge Bluffs, Betty has stood defiant in the face of bad laws and the systems perpetuating them.

Her book titles include: ‘Clayoquot: The Sound of My Heart’, ‘Lock Me Up Or Let Me Go: The Protests, Arrest and Trial of an Environmental Activist’, ‘Open Living Confidential: From Inside the Joint.’, ‘This Dangerous Place: My Journey Between the Passions of the Living and the Dead’, and ‘Betty, Blue Belle and Bitch’, and she blogs from her site, Betty’s Early Edition.Blogspot.com

Betty Krawczyk in the first half.

And; last week Mariano Rajoy, Spain’s controversial, and confrontational, Prime Minister was unceremoniously drubbed from office in a vote of no confidence. The leader of the People’s Party had taken a hard line against separatists in Catalonia, but corruption, more than Rajoy’s ham-handed response to the Catalan constitutional crisis, is responsible for his sudden and dramatic fall from grace.

Dr. Pablo Ouziel is a Post-Doctoral fellow at UVic whose project in progress is, ‘Towards Democratic Responses to the Crisis of Democracy in Spain: Forms of Participatory and Representative Civic Engagement.’

Pablo Ouziel and an upside down Spain in the second segment.

And; Victoria greentrepreneur and horticulturalist extraordinaire, Christina Nikolic will be here at the bottom of the hour with the Left Coast Events Bulletin of some of the good things to get up to in and around our town in the coming week. But first, Betty Krawczyk and girding our legal loins for B.C.’s Great Pipeline War.

Chris Cook hosts Gorilla Radio, airing live every Thursday between 11-Noon Pacific Time. In Victoria at 101.9FM, and on the internet at: http://cfuv.uvic.ca. He also serves as a contributing editor to the web news site, http://www.pacificfreepress.com. Check out the GR blog at: http://gorillaradioblog.blogspot.ca/

Gorilla Radio Flashbacks with Chris Cook, Diana Johnstone Aug 2, 2004

Unlike most GR interviews, this discussion with Diana Johnstone was prerecorded, so there wasn’t a script. Here we talk about here article, Clinton, Kerry and Kosovo: The Lie of a “Good War”

by DIANA JOHNSTONE – CounterPunch.org

For U.S. politicians, if all wars are good, some are better than others. Democrats prefer Clinton wars and Republicans prefer Bush wars. But in the end, they almost unanimously come together to support all wars. The differences concern the choice of official rationale.

To suggest subtle criticism of the Republican war against Iraq, while making it clear that they are by no means opposed to war as such, the 2004 Democratic election campaigners can be expected to glorify the Kosovo war. The prominence of General Wesley Clark in the Democratic camp makes that quite clear.

John Kerry’s foreign policy adviser Will Marshall of the Progressive Policy Institute, author of “Democratic Realism: the Third Way”, points to the exemplary nature of the 1999 “U.S.-led intervention in Kosovo”. It was “a policy consciously based on a mix of moral values and security interests with the parallel goals of halting a humanitarian tragedy and ensuring NATO’s credibility as an effective force for regional stability”.

The “humanitarian” rationale sounds better than the “weapons of mass destruction” or the “links to Al Qaeda” which never existed. But then, the “genocide” from which the NATO war allegedly saved the Albanians of Kosovo never existed either.

But while the WMD deception has been exposed, the founding lie behind the Kosovo war is still widely believed. It effectively distracts from the very existence of what Marshall calls the “parallel goal” of strengthening NATO. Aside from the crippling material damage inflicted on the targeted country, the Kosovo lie has caused even more irreparable damage to relations between the Serb and Albanian inhabitants of Kosovo.

Diana Johnstone is the author of The Politics of Euromissiles: Europe’s Role in America’s World and FOOLS’ CRUSADE Yugoslavia, NATO, and Western Delusions. She can be reached at: DianaJohnstone@compuserve.com

Ape Goes to the Victoria ‘No Pipeline Bailout!’ Manifestation May 31, 2018

“No Pipeline Bailout!” is the rallying cry in British Columbia. On May 29th, Canada’s Finance Minister announced the federal government would buy out Kinder Morgan’s troubled Trans Mountain Pipeline. Land and sea defenders are mobilizing across B.C., and today, May 31st 2018, they’ve manifested here in the provincial capital, Victoria.

The event was put together by the Salish Sea Organizing Collective in conjunction with several social justice and environmental organizations.

Voices featured:

1.”Laloya”
2. Gregg McElroy
3. Ted Smith
4. Bobby Arbess (from the microphone)

Gorilla Radio with Chris Cook, Alan MacLeod, Dan Kovalik, Janine Bandcroft May 31st, 2018

Venezuelans returned President Nicolás Maduro to power May 20th in an election that, according to international observors, went off without a hitch.

The incumbent political heir to the late Hugo Chávez won decisively, garnering more than two-thirds of the popular vote; his next closest rival, former Chavista Henri Falcón, managing just less than 2 million votes, or about 21 per cent.

Despite the landslide victory and endorsement of the internationals, the United States and European Union still find fault with the electoral system former American president, Jimmy Carter has called “the best in the world.”

The self-declared champions of global democracy called Maduro a “dictator” before the poll, vowing they would not recognize his legitimacy, and now that he’s won, say they will make good on promises made to ratchet up already-crippling economic sanctions; a collective punishment for the people’s temerity in returning a Bolivarian government.

Dr. Alan MacLeod is an educator, essayist, author, and proud member of Scotland’s Glasgow University Media Group. A sociologist by training, MacLeod’s research interests include media theory, propaganda, social media and South American politics. Alan’s book, ‘Bad News From Venezuela, 20 Years of Fake News and Misreporting‘ is freshly off the Routledge Press presses, and his articles appear at CounterPunch.org and FAIR.org, where I found his prescient piece, ‘Writing Off Democracy in Venezuela, US Press and Politicians Dream of a Coup‘.

Alan MacLeod in the first half.

And; it’s a tale Dickens would not have told better: Two countries who could not be geographically nearer, and yet whose leadership are philosophically light years apart. Colombia held presidential elections in May too, but unlike neighbour Venezuela, Colombia has been captured by a ruling oligarchy who ruthlessly serve the same transnational interests currently marauding the World.

Daniel Kovalik is a human rights lawyer, essayist, and author who’s book, ‘The Plot to Scapegoat Russia: How the CIA and the Deep State Have Conspired to Vilify Putin’ could add a new chapter by the week, even a year after publication. Dan was one of the hundreds of international observors to the Venezuelan election, and one of the many fewer to carry on from Caracas to also witness Colombia’s vote last weekend.

Dan Kovalik and a tale of two democracies in the second half.

And; Victoria-based activist and CFUV Radio broadcaster-at large, Janine Bandcroft will be here at the bottom of the hour with the Left Coast Events Bulletin of some of the good things to get up to in and around our city in the coming week. But first, Alan MacLeod and first the verdict, then the vote: Writing Off Democracy in Venezuela.

Chris Cook hosts Gorilla Radio, airing live every Thursday between 11-Noon Pacific Time. In Victoria at 101.9FM, and on the internet at: http://cfuv.uvic.ca.  He also serves as a contributing editor to the web news site, http://www.pacificfreepress.com. Check out the GR blog at: http://gorillaradioblog.blogspot.ca/

Left Coast Events Bulletin with Janine Bandcroft May 31, 2018

No Kinder Morgan Bailout! March from the Inner Harbour
thursday
  • 31 May at 17:3020:30
    Next Week9-15° Mostly Sunny
  • 812 Wharf St, Victoria, BC V8W 1T3, Canada
Come out and make some noise to say #NoKinderMorgan!

Kinder Morgan has given the governments of Canada a deadline of May 31st to ensure that the Trans Mountain pipeline can go forward. The federal and Alberta governments will put billions of tax-payer dollars on the line to prop-up this failing project.

In the evening of May 31st the people of Victoria, Lkwungen and W̱SÁNEĆ territories, will gather at the Inner Harbour to say #NoKM and #NoPipelineBailout!

Please bring: your pots, pans, musical instruments and noise-makers of any kind; signs and symbols of resistance; your friends, neighbours, family, and children; your love of the coast and your willingness to defend it.

Our actions are meant to be a show of hope, anger, and solidarity with Indigenous leadership. We are working together with the Protect the Inlet coalition on the front lines on Burnaby Mountain. 

Victoria is making it clear: Kinder Morgan will not be built.

* We acknowledge with respect that this event is taking place on the territories of the Lkwungen speaking peoples of the Songhees and Esquimalt nations, and that many of our participants will be travelling from the territories of neighbouring nations, all of whose relations to each other and to these lands and waters long predate the City of Victoria, British Columbia, or Canada. *

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All Together Healthy

thursday
Please join me to help launch All Together Healthy, my new book on how to go about maximizing the health of the maximum number of people.
 

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PEDAL De-Colonization Community Workshop

may 31st
In this interactive, experiential workshop we will explore the history and impacts of colonization and settler colonialism within canada/Northern Turtle Island, not only with our minds but with our bodies and hearts. We will create space to aim to decolonize ourselves and practice taking personal responsibility, aiming to build allegiance with centuries of Indigenous resistance.

Facilitator
Anna Soole, is Métis – of the Cree, Ojibwe and Lakota First Nations, and French, Celtic, Gaelic, Welsh, and German heritage. She currently resides on the unceded and occupied traditional homelands of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.

As an agent for transformative justice and liberation, and senior trainer, speaker, and educator for nearly two decades, she has practiced as a Social Justice Facilitator, Assertiveness Coach, and Forum Theatre Practitioner at provincial, national, and international levels. She has worked with tens of thousands of children, youth, adults, teachers, social workers, and service providers along their personal educational, and professional journeys.

Her practice is founded in experiential education and arts-based social and ecological justice with focus on gender, sexuality, gender based violence prevention and justice, fat politics, transformative communication, assertiveness, intersectional anti-oppression, and Indigenous feminism. Her work is firmly rooted in decolonization, agency, interdependency, and transformation. As the movement for liberation deepens and grows, she remains dedicated to community healing, compassion, courage, integrity love and dignity for all of life everywhere.

This workshop is made possible by the BC Multiculturalism Grant.

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Learn to Meditate

thursday
Our core practice is Meditation and Mindful Awareness. These are key tools in the development of conscious and compassionate ways of being present to the complex and stressful reality of our lives. Free. Drop-in when you can. No experience necessary. Every Second Thursday following Learn to Meditate, we have a free soup supper. Join us! And learn to navigate the complexities of our lives with meditation.
 

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Fundraising Dance with Kumbia!

friday
  • 1 June at 20:0023:00
    Next Week9-14° Rain Showers
  • 1923 Fernwood Rd, Victoria, BC V8T 2Y6, Canada

Admission: By donation. All donations are tax deductible and will go to Cuso International. 

Cash bar!

One of our band members – Álvaro, has accepted a one-year placement with Cuso International in Colombia! 

Álvaro will be working as an Organizational Development Advisor with 6 small fruit producer associations supported by Fruandes, a Colombian fair trade company producing organic, dehydrated fruit for export.

As part of his journey with Cuso International,Álvaro is fundraising $2,000 to help sustain their vital work and enable Cuso to mobilize volunteers in the Global South.

Right now, for every $1 you donate the Canadian Government will provide $9. That means a $25 contribution becomes $250 and a $100 gift becomes $1000!

 

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Wakanda Summer Gala

saturday
  • 2 June at 18:000:30
    2 June at 18:00 to 3 June at 0:30
  • White Eagle Polish Hall

    90 Dock Street, Victoria, British Columbia V8V 2A1
To wrap up the end of the annual AfriCa Fest & African Cultural Week, we’re bringing the kingdom of Wakanda to Victoria, BC. Celebrate the beauty of the African continent with great food, Fashion, music, and dance.
African born Designers from living on the Island and various parts of Canada are coming together to showcase their creations. 

Join us for this unforgettable night and enjoy one of the biggest African fashion show in Victoria! 

This event is for everybody regardless of ethnicity. If you love fashion, if you love culture, if you love to explore creative ideas, you are an epicurean, love dance and music, This night is for you. 
Doors open at 6 pm. Show starts at 6:30 June 2nd, 2018

Designers: 
https://www.facebook.com/africstyefashion/
https://www.facebook.com/safarikabumbedesigns/
https://www.facebook.com/pelumi.ogunbanwo – @tribe_asan

Attire
Dress to impress. Cultural attire welcome.

Food
Expect a delicious 3 course African meal.

Tickets:
Student (advance): $20
General Admission (advance): $25
Door: $35

After Party
Afrobeat, Afro House, Afro latin, 

Thanks for your support: 
– Island-Afro-Latin-Events
– OKO Dance Vancouver
– Afric Style Fashion
– Safari Kakumbe
– Vibe Tribe Fashion
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Diversity Film Festival

saturday
The City of Victoria Youth Council is redefining dialogue through the Diversity Film Festival. How can the art of storytelling change the way we relate to each other across difference? Find out as we roll out the red carpet for our festival guests and put on a show that can’t be missed! 

Admission is by donation at a sliding scale of $5-$20 (no one will be turned away). 

We invite young film makers across BC to submit their ~5 min short films to showcase their story of culture, ethnicity, and roots. Submissions can be emailed or shared to diversityfilmfestival@gmail.com by May 23th, 2018 at 11:59 pm. Your film may be chosen to screen at the 2019 Victoria Film Festival! 

This event is taking place on the unceded Coast Salish Territory of the Lekwungen, Esquaimalt, and W̱SÁNEĆ nations.
 
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Indigenous Foods Gathering (Vancouver Island)

  • 1 June – 2 June
    1 June at 12:00 to 2 June at 20:00
  • Tsawout First Nation

    7728 Tetayut Rd., Saanichton V8M 2E4
ÁLI SDÁLṈEW̱ “ALL THE GOOD MEDICINE”
Indigenous Foods Gathering 
“Our Foods, Our Waters, Our Power”
June 1-2, 2018 hosted by SȾÁUTW

EVENT TIME & WORKSHOPS TBD

Please RSVP to receive updates leading up to the gathering
 
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Victoria National Animal Rights Day 2018

sunday
National Animal Rights Day (NARD) returns to Victoria for its 3rd year in 2018 joining 30 other cities around the world. 
This year the event will take place along Dallas Rd near Clover Point. 
We will be meeting outside Ogden Point Cafe at 11am to prepare and then will walk down to our stopping point near Clover Point.
 
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Protest #Israel70 Celebration at JNF Gala

sunday
  • 3 June at 17:0018:30
    Next Week
  • Four Seasons Hotel, 791 West Georgia St. at Howe, Vancouver
Join us to picket the Jewish National Fund Dinner which is celebrating the “70th anniversary of the state of Israel”. The racist and discriminatory policies of the JNF have been well documented and are of particular concern here in Canada due to the creation of “Canada Park” on the ruins of 3 Palestinian villages in the occupied West Bank.

As in previous years, the JNF is attempting to hide its policies and history behind a charitable project, this time to “Help Improve the Lives of Children with Disabilities”. The grotesque irony of this particular project at this time, as Israeli snipers maim and disable hundreds of Palestinians in Gaza, including children, doesn’t seem to bother the $300/ticket gala-goers. UNICEF stated on May 16, 2018, that “since 30 March 2018, over 1,000 children have been injured in violence in the Gaza Strip. Many of these injuries are severe and potentially life-altering, including some resulting in amputations.”

Call on the Canadian Government to revoke the tax deductible status for the JNF, and stop being complicit in these WAR CRIMES.
Stop maiming Palestinian children.
No to 70 years of celebrating Palestinian dispossession!
No to “greenwashing” ethnic cleansing.

Groups wishing to endorse the action, please email cpavancouver@gmail.com or message this page.
 
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Voices of Saanich Speaker Series 5/5

tuesday
Join us for the 5th Voices of Saanich event in a 5 part speaker series, on Tuesday June 5 for Indigenous Solutions to Environmental Violence, Grounded in Cultural Practice.
 

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Gorilla Radio with Chris Cook, Gerard Di Trolio, Yves Engler, Christina Nikolic May 24th, 2018

May 31st marks the deadline set by Kinder Morgan for British Columbia to guarantee the Texas oil operator’s Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion. The project has been massively controversial in BC, but its political import has made less of an impression on the country east of the Rockies.

Maybe that explains why Justin Trudeau’s Liberals have waded into the debate, saying the federal government will underwrite the pipeline should Kinder Morgan follow through with its implicit threat to quit in the face of implacable opposition.

But, the Liberals aren’t the only ones supporting Kinder.

Gerard Di Trolio is a Toronto-based writer specializing in Canadian labour and political issues. He also serves as an editor to the labour website, RankandFile.ca. His recent article, ‘The NDP’s Oil Problem‘ appears online at JacobinMag.com and puts that party’s would-be environmental ducks in the middle of the tar pond pipeline muck.

Gerard Di Trolio in the first half.

And; Israel’s blatant disregard for Palestinian life, as witnessed over the course of the so far seven weeks-long Great March of Return demonstrations in Gaza, has drawn calls for an accounting finally of that country’s criminal actions. Reaction in Canada has been muted across party lines, much to the frustration of grass roots activists within the New Democratic Party who want to see their new leader take a stand on the Palestine issue.

Yves Engler is a Montréal-based activist, lecturer, and author whose book titles include: ‘The Ugly Canadian — Stephen Harper’s Foreign Policy,’ ‘Lester Pearson’s Peacekeeping — The Truth May Hurt,’ ‘The Black Book of Canadian Foreign Policy,’ ‘Canada in Africa — 300 Years of Aid and Exploitation,’ and his latest, ‘A Propaganda System: How Canada’s Government, Corporations, Media and Academia Sell War and Exploitation.’

Yves recently wrote an anticipatory article about the NDP convention, ‘Burying Canada’s Anti-Palestinian Consensus‘, and attended to see which way the new NDP’s winds would blow on Palestine. He’s now joined a growing clamour demanding the party’s withdrawal from the Canada-Israel Interparliamentary Group.

Yves Engler in the second half.

And; Victoria-based greentrepreneur and horticulturalist extraordinaire, Christina Nikolic will be here at the bottom of the hour with the Left Coast Events Bulletin, bringing us up to speed with some of the good things going on in and around our town in the coming week. But first, Gerard Di Trolio and the NDP’s oil problem.

Chris Cook hosts Gorilla Radio, airing live every Thursday between 11-Noon Pacific Time. In Victoria at 101.9FM, and on the internet at: http://cfuv.uvic.ca. He also serves as a contributing editor to the web news site, http://www.pacificfreepress.com. Check out the GR blog at: http://gorillaradioblog.blogspot.ca/

Gorilla Radio Flashbacks with Chris Cook, James Petras April 4th, 2005

The Bush administration is busily preparing yet another front in its War on Terra. Far from the sands of the middle-east, the Bushistas have set into motion their plan of conquest in Latin America. It’s no secret, U.S. interests have long wanted to see an end to Cuba; an operable alternative example to the neo-liberal economic paradigm currently dominating the world is intolerable to the chosen few inhabiting the thin upper-strata of that system. And, their great fear of a Caribbean domino-effect, where poor and oppressed majorities throughout the hemisphere look to Castro and ask, “Why can’t we have dignity and health care? Why can’t we keep more of the fruits of our labour? Why can’t we be free of death squads and gangster terror?” seems to be unfolding.

The survival of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, despite every CIA regime-change trick in the book, and his subsequent alliance-agreements with Fidel Castro have left only one option left for the New Conquistadors: War. James Petras is a former Sociology professor who now advises the landless and jobless in Brazil and Argentina. He’s also a free-lance writer and editor, and co-authored the book, ‘Globalization Unmasked.’

Gorilla Radio with Chris Cook, Peter Lee, Whitney Webb, Janine Bandcroft May 17, 2018

While prospects for a Middle East peace smoulder in the ruins of America’s foreign policy Donald Trump is yet hopeful he can match his predecessor, garnering his own Nobel Peace Prize.

Next month, the Trump show is on the road to Singapore and there, with Kim Jong Un as featured performer, the great ringmaster plans to undo the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea right before our eyes! Or something like that.

The skeptics though are out in force, none more prominently than those in the Pentagon who, according to my first guest, are doing what they can to make sure peace in the Pacific doesn’t break out anytime soon.

Peter Lee is a freelance journalist writing on East and South Asian affairs as they intersect US global policy. He blogs at the Asian affairs website China Matters, and his China Watch report features on Newsbud.com.


Peter Lee in the first half.

And; every time the prospect of an end to the seven years-long nightmare endured by the people of Syria rises the pernicious Bashar al-Assad launches a gas attack against his own citizens. Or so the Western press narrative of events unfolded in that benighted country would have us believe. Others believe these so-called gas attacks, inscrutably committed by Assad when they do his government the most damage, are actually false flag attacks staged to justify retaliation like Donald Trump’s recent rocket attacks, and designed to perpetuate the conflict there.

Whitney Webb is a South America-based journalist writing about environmental, political, and economic issues in English and Spanish. She’s a staff writer at MintPressNews.com, and her articles have featured at ZeroHedge, 21st Century Wire, and Pacific Free Press among other places. Her recent article for MintPress, ‘Prediction of New False-Flag Gas Attack in Syria Seems to Fit US Escalation Plans‘ warns of another such attempt.

Whitney Webb and a war not allowed to end in the second half.

And; Victoria-based activist and CFUV Radio broadcaster at-large, Janine Bandcroft will be here at the bottom of the hour with the Left Coast Events Bulletin of some of the good things going on in and around our town in the coming week. But first, Peter Lee and Trump’s pivot to Asia.

Chris Cook hosts Gorilla Radio, airing live every Thursday between 11-Noon Pacific Time. In Victoria at 101.9FM, and on the internet at: http://cfuv.uvic.ca.  He also serves as a contributing editor to the web news site, http://www.pacificfreepress.com. Check out the GR blog at: http://gorillaradioblog.blogspot.ca/

Left Coast Events Bulletin with Janine Bandcroft May 17th, 2018

Social Justice Film Night Presents

May 17th, 2018

Poor people fight back! No to the drug war & war on the poor
may 17th
Thursday at 19:00–22:00
3 days from now · 13-19° Partly cloudy <
SFU Vancouver <https://www.facebook.com/SFUVancouver/>
SFU Vancouver, Harbour Centre, 515 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 5K3
POOR PEOPLE FIGHT BACK! NO TO THE DRUG WAR & THE WAR ON THE POOR

An evening of discussion with poor people’s organizations resisting criminalization, containment and displacement. With presenters:

• Gloria ‘Ka Bea’ Arellano, KADAMAY – Federation of Mutual Aid for the Poor (Philippines)

• Hugh Lampkin, Vancouver Area Network of Drug Users (Vancouver)

• Julian Ichim, Downtown Kitchener Social Justice Coalition (Kitchener, ON)

• Laura Shaver, BC Association of People on Methadone (BC)

& Ivan Drury, Alliance Against Displacement (BC)

Moderated by Aiyanas Ormond (ILPS) and Kevin Yake (VANDU)

We gratefully acknowledge the support of the Canadian Drug Policy Coalition, KPU President’s Diversity and Equity Committee, SFU Centre for the Humanities and UBC Social Justice Centre.
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Community Dialogue – Kinder Morgan
may 17th
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Thursday at 19:00–20:30
3 days from now · 11-19° Sunny
Adam Olsen, MLA – Saanich North and the Islands <https://www.facebook.com/Olsen4MLA/>
215-2506 Beacon Ave., Sidney, British Columbia V8L 4T9
Doors open at 6:45pm and discussion begins promptly at 7:00pm.

Kinder Morgan and the Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion project has been a lightning rod for controversy. Whether you are in favour of the project or opposed to it I invite you to come and share your thoughts on how we can move forward as a province and as a country.

We have a discussion and poll on this topic that you can participate by logging into www.placespeak.com/adamolsen <https://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.placespeak.com%2Fadamolsen&h=ATOX7sDZlClLC_kq5b9nKbnlDSFqCLXKvodLVqybSY6m1-LJ-AU-SSvsFUYJtP3-ihw3vIKCxuGJRlGG1ksTE2Ez5bQ0Mp0n701sSzv2ggj4e91RbXb-dIM&s=1>.

You can also send me your thoughts on the project by emailing adam.olsen.mla@leg.bc.ca.
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From Fairways to Frogs: Restoring Wetlands in Former Golf Course
may 17th

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Thursday at 19:00–21:00
3 days from now · 11-17° Sunny
University of Victoria <https://www.facebook.com/universityofvictoria/>
3800 Finnerty Road, Victoria, British Columbia V8P 5C2
From Fairways to Frogs: Restoring Wetlands in a Former Golf Course
WHERE: UVic, MacLaurin Bldg, Rm D-288 (NEW ROOM) in D-Wing
Cost: Members: FREE (Membership $25/yr)
Non-Members: drop-in by donation
Students: FREE
Notes: $3.00 for parking at UVic

Carrina has been working to restore a former golf course on Salt Spring Island. She will explain the steps involved in a major wetland restoration project and show the transformation from abandoned fairways to habitat for rare frogs and bats.

Carrina Maslovat currently works as a botanist and ecologist in rare plant communities and spends much of her field time surveying for rare plants. She has written COSEWIC* status reports, best management practices and invasive species removal plans. Since 2014, she has been working to restore wetlands in degraded sites and re-establish native wetland plants. Between 1997 and 2003, she was co-owner of Woodland Native Plant Nursery where she grew a range of native species including several at-risk plants.

*COSEWIC, the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada is an independent committee of wildlife experts and scientists whose “raison d’être is to identify species at risk” in Canada. It designates the conservation status of wild species.

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End the Drug War & the War on the Poor
may 18th
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Friday at 17:00–18:30
3 days from now · 13-19° Mostly Sunny
Corner of Main and Hastings <https://www.facebook.com/pages/Corner-of-Main-and-Hastings/154771594575133>
Vancouver, British Columbia
END THE DRUG WAR AND THE WAR ON THE POOR!

Join us for a march to against the exploitation, criminalization, containment and displacement of poor people around the globe. With representatives from Kadamay (urban poor organization in the Philippines), Anti-Colonialist Working Group (Kitchener) and local anti-poverty and anti-drug war organizers.

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Cube of Truth: Vancouver: May 19th
clock
Saturday at 15:00–18:30
5 days from now · 12-22° Partly cloudy
Crescent Beach Surrey, British Columbia <https://www.facebook.com/pages/Crescent-Beach-Surrey-British-Columbia/884709941704914>
Breecher Street, Surrey, British Columbia
Please meet at the life guard station.

If you are interested in volunteering, join the following group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/439515056426264 <https://www.facebook.com/groups/439515056426264/>

The Cube of Truth is a peaceful static demonstration akin to an art performance. This demonstration operates in a structured manner that triggers curiosity and interest from the public; we attempt to lead bystanders to a vegan conclusion through a combination of local standard-practice animal exploitation footage and conversations with a value-based sales approach.

Masks, signs, and outreach literature are provided. Black upper clothing appropriate for the weather is essential, and please bring a fully charged laptop or tablet if you have one. If you are bringing a laptop or a tablet, please download the following:

Media Player:
http://www.videolan.org/vlc/ <https://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.videolan.org%2Fvlc%2F&h=ATPvvvXYy7aqK7GLyE0slH58SN0fMAt4Ig6nzHHODP7PhDg2nAjvoyB88zJz_EINwBxlpuvcoSupD7uD2pmJrVaiOuvan-CJV7_Afz7qMvW0SNKBzyS24sM&s=1>

Footage:
https://goo.gl/3XM5gH <https://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=https%3A%2F%2Fgoo.gl%2F3XM5gH&h=ATP1mEIrumwjkVcDe1a1caXIFzw0B4MQ6xMqThQ5AQq6L6uw44_-Bu3L4brKdSk2OCUSGo3-r1M9ZAaVs0uICn_7c1s2yCOx-HXMG58kiahoL3ZnievWUDY&s=1>

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Cube of Truth: Victoria: May 20th
clock
Sunday at 13:00–15:00
5 days from now · 12-19° Partly cloudy
The Bay Centre <https://www.facebook.com/thebaycentre/>
1150 Douglas Street, Victoria, British Columbia

If you are interested in volunteering, join the following group:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/644028365798366/ <https://www.facebook.com/groups/644028365798366/>

The Cube of Truth is a peaceful static demonstration akin to an art performance. This demonstration operates in a structured manner that triggers curiosity and interest from the public; we attempt to lead bystanders to a vegan conclusion through a combination of local standard-practice animal exploitation footage and conversations with a value-based sales approach.

Masks, signs, and outreach literature are provided. Black upper clothing appropriate for the weather is essential, and please bring a fully charged laptop or tablet if you have one. If you are bringing a laptop or a tablet, please download the following:

Media Player:
http://www.videolan.org/vlc/ <https://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.videolan.org%2Fvlc%2F&h=ATOcmBm4WS0-4FGYyf4KV8o3cDeuX_0nHQ1F_xSc9KjKonCbMpBFAPnIobrxMLlic7ZImYJx6kCkD9kWXZXpTOE8tyIRed9zozE-DDbksQOolcU-3PKqlTQ&s=1>

Footage:
https://goo.gl/3XM5gH <https://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=https%3A%2F%2Fgoo.gl%2F3XM5gH&h=ATOiv_ZUurqW263hOyS2Tp1B-UbNt_HWKzFWh5liTpDMsE6h6R0zmjTt3f4rkbnEqhALl4ZrOV6Vw6P1SuLAIRQzC76jQwSFY56_hMyBkYvcXxCIMZeRF8Q&s=1>

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Seattle vs Kinder Morgan: Mass Action by Land and Sea
may 20th
clock
Sunday at 10:00–14:00
6 days from now · 12-24° Partly cloudy <https://weather.com/redir?par=facebook_events&page=tenday&locale=en-gb&id=47.60,-122.33>
pin
Occidental Square <https://www.facebook.com/occidentalsquare/>
117 S Washington St, Seattle, Washington 98104

Seattle vs Kinder Morgan: The fight for an oil-free Salish Sea

“It’s time to warrior up, Washington! We made a promise to protect our future generations.”
–Cedar George Parker, Tsleil-Waututh Nation

Join us for a day of mass action by land and sea on May 20 to protect our waters, our communities, and our climate from Kinder Morgan. The Trans Mountain pipeline expansion threatens to increase the transport of toxic tar sands oil through Washington waters by 700%, while trampling indigenous rights and destabilizing our global climate.

RSVP for details:
https://actionnetwork.org/events/seattle-vs-kinder-morgan?source=fbevent <https://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=https%3A%2F%2Factionnetwork.org%2Fevents%2Fseattle-vs-kinder-morgan%3Fsource%3Dfbevent&h=ATM4pgPnGP58jsBP8VX3WwIKJAcBH-fObgp3bA1dIrsObaCqar9cDn4tSEfakFZsJlrTJegAFYNh3DSIzP8UWsbwkuuQN8bqbFD0KCN9KVX2RTLEv1nBOaM&s=1>

On land: 10am rally at Occidental Square, then march to the Seattle Waterfront.
On water: a flotilla of kayaks and canoes will launch from West Seattle and swarm Kinder Morgan’s terminal.

We need to act now! Kinder Morgan has until May 31 to decide the fate of this pipeline. First Nations-led resistance has already pushed them to the brink. Now is our chance to spread the resistance into Washington state.

Together, we will stop this pipeline as one Salish Sea, because solidarity knows no borders!

SHARE with your friends to keep the momentum going!

#StopKM #WarriorUpWA #OilFreeSalishSea

This action is organized by the Stop Kinder Morgan Action Council. Participating organizations include:

Mosquito Fleet
Protectors of the Salish Sea
350 Seattle
350 Tacoma
Students for the Salish Sea
Greenpeace USA
Sierra Club Washington Chapter
Stand.earth

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Wildwood Guided Tour with Dr. Nancy Turner
may 20th

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Sunday at 13:00–15:00
6 days from now · 11-23° Mostly Sunny
Wildwood Ecoforest <https://www.facebook.com/wildwoodecoforest/>
2929 Crane Road, Ladysmith, British Columbia V9G 1C8

Bring family and friends to this rare opportunity to explore springtime at Wildwood with Dr. Nancy Turner, renowned ethnobotanist. Come learn about sustainable forestry practices, plant identification, uses, and how our First Nations neighbours stewarded the forest. Suggested donation $10. Tour takes place rain or shine, so please dress accordingly. Please park near the front gate and meet by the Visitors Centre at 1 pm.

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Animal Liberation Conference 2018
23 May – 29 May
23 May at 9:00 to 29 May at 18:00
pin
Berkeley, CA
<https://www.facebook.com/#>
Take action. Learn from experts. Make connections. Save Lives.

The Animal Liberation Conference is the largest grassroots animal rights conference in North America. It is the best place to learn from experts in open rescue, bearing witness, disruption and community organizing, meet incredible activists from around the world, take part in high-impact actions and vigils, and empower yourself to be the best activist you can be. Previous attendees have called the conference the best week of their year!

All are welcome, including those new to activism and veganism. You must register to attend.

WHEN: May 23-29th, 2018

WHERE: Various locations around UC Berkeley campus in Berkeley, CA.

REGISTRATION: alconference.io/register <https://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Falconference.io%2Fregister&h=ATO24hnby2TTaJHL0kxHIKdlO5CXYjvMoQ2y8OmOT7CcJ243OAGso72rMS0LeSbG_aS3quy6FUHI6KaQq1KC6S5cmfro9AjzNFtDK7_iIy61KBQyl1KYhv0&s=1>

FAQ

Where do I get more information? Unfortunately, Facebook does not allow us to update this event page regularly, so please check out liberationconference.com <https://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fliberationconference.com%2F&h=ATOVYZuf53GLMfu42wdCLbbMtWvbxw3fV5sREOf4e5vdxZvb8UqW91bWvxZwiRsjOb6ZL4d2uQOJRstdEk3P7ad7bLZNAs07T1tlwRC9KRGoBWhszlNxbVE&s=1> or email info@liberationconference.com.

How much does it cost? Regular registration is now over. The fee for the full week is now $150. One and two day tickers are also available. Registration fees includes a week’s worth of events, tons of free meals, a shirt, and more! Waiving is available for low-income attendees and kids under 12 are free. We do not make money off the event. Your registration is non-refundable but it is transferable.

Are kids welcome? Yes! We ask that kids also fill out the registration form. There is no registration fee for kids 12 and under.

Do I need to book a hotel? You will need to find housing for yourself, whether that be in a hotel, Airbnb, or with a local activist. Our housing team can help you with finding a place to stay or can put you on the waitlist for staying with a local activist. You can email them at alc-housing@dxe.io. You can also join this Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/729434950579900/ <https://www.facebook.com/groups/729434950579900/>.

Is this the first time this conference has been held? No, this is the 5th year. The conference was previously called the DxE Forum and was rebranded due to the partnership with other groups.

When will I get more details about the event? Once you register, you will receive periodic emails with updates, so please check your email!

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This events bulletin is produced weekly for Gorilla Radio, airing Thursdays 11-noon and Saturdays 8-9 am from CFUV (http://cfuv.uvic.ca ) and Mondays 9-10 am from CJSF (http://cjsf.ca ). You can also listen to the podcasts at http://www.gorilla-radio.com .
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Poor people fight back! No to the drug war & war on the poor
may 17th
a.. Thursday at 19:00–22:00
3 days from now · 13-19° Partly cloudy

b.. pin SFU Vancouver
SFU Vancouver, Harbour Centre, 515 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 5K3

POOR PEOPLE FIGHT BACK! NO TO THE DRUG WAR & THE WAR ON THE POOR

An evening of discussion with poor people’s organizations resisting criminalization, containment and displacement. With presenters:

• Gloria ‘Ka Bea’ Arellano, KADAMAY – Federation of Mutual Aid for the Poor (Philippines)

• Hugh Lampkin, Vancouver Area Network of Drug Users (Vancouver)

• Julian Ichim, Downtown Kitchener Social Justice Coalition (Kitchener, ON)

• Laura Shaver, BC Association of People on Methadone (BC)

& Ivan Drury, Alliance Against Displacement (BC)

Moderated by Aiyanas Ormond (ILPS) and Kevin Yake (VANDU)

We gratefully acknowledge the support of the Canadian Drug Policy Coalition, KPU President’s Diversity and Equity Committee, SFU Centre for the Humanities and UBC Social Justice Centre.
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Community Dialogue – Kinder Morgan
may 17th
a.. clock Thursday at 19:00–20:30
3 days from now · 11-19° Sunny

b.. pin Adam Olsen, MLA – Saanich North and the Islands
215-2506 Beacon Ave., Sidney, British Columbia V8L 4T9

Doors open at 6:45pm and discussion begins promptly at 7:00pm.

Kinder Morgan and the Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion project has been a lightning rod for controversy. Whether you are in favour of the project or opposed to it I invite you to come and share your thoughts on how we can move forward as a province and as a country.

We have a discussion and poll on this topic that you can participate by logging into www.placespeak.com/adamolsen.

You can also send me your thoughts on the project by emailing adam.olsen.mla@leg.bc.ca.
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From Fairways to Frogs: Restoring Wetlands in Former Golf Course
may 17th

a.. clock Thursday at 19:00–21:00
3 days from now · 11-17° Sunny

b.. pin University of Victoria
3800 Finnerty Road, Victoria, British Columbia V8P 5C2

From Fairways to Frogs: Restoring Wetlands in a Former Golf Course
WHERE: UVic, MacLaurin Bldg, Rm D-288 (NEW ROOM) in D-Wing
Cost: Members: FREE (Membership $25/yr)
Non-Members: drop-in by donation
Students: FREE
Notes: $3.00 for parking at UVic

Carrina has been working to restore a former golf course on Salt Spring Island. She will explain the steps involved in a major wetland restoration project and show the transformation from abandoned fairways to habitat for rare frogs and bats.

Carrina Maslovat currently works as a botanist and ecologist in rare plant communities and spends much of her field time surveying for rare plants. She has written COSEWIC* status reports, best management practices and invasive species removal plans. Since 2014, she has been working to restore wetlands in degraded sites and re-establish native wetland plants. Between 1997 and 2003, she was co-owner of Woodland Native Plant Nursery where she grew a range of native species including several at-risk plants.

*COSEWIC, the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada is an independent committee of wildlife experts and scientists whose “raison d’être is to identify species at risk” in Canada. It designates the conservation status of wild species.

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End the Drug War & the War on the Poor
may 18th
a.. clock Friday at 17:00–18:30
3 days from now · 13-19° Mostly Sunny

b.. pin Corner of Main and Hastings
Vancouver, British Columbia

END THE DRUG WAR AND THE WAR ON THE POOR!

Join us for a march to against the exploitation, criminalization, containment and displacement of poor people around the globe. With representatives from Kadamay (urban poor organization in the Philippines), Anti-Colonialist Working Group (Kitchener) and local anti-poverty and anti-drug war organizers.

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Cube of Truth: Vancouver: May 19th
a.. clock Saturday at 15:00–18:30
5 days from now · 12-22° Partly cloudy

b.. pin Crescent Beach Surrey, British Columbia
Breecher Street, Surrey, British Columbia

Please meet at the life guard station.

If you are interested in volunteering, join the following group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/439515056426264

The Cube of Truth is a peaceful static demonstration akin to an art performance. This demonstration operates in a structured manner that triggers curiosity and interest from the public; we attempt to lead bystanders to a vegan conclusion through a combination of local standard-practice animal exploitation footage and conversations with a value-based sales approach.

Masks, signs, and outreach literature are provided. Black upper clothing appropriate for the weather is essential, and please bring a fully charged laptop or tablet if you have one. If you are bringing a laptop or a tablet, please download the following:

Media Player:
http://www.videolan.org/vlc/

Footage:
https://goo.gl/3XM5gH

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Cube of Truth: Victoria: May 20th
a.. clock Sunday at 13:00–15:00
5 days from now · 12-19° Partly cloudy

b.. pin The Bay Centre
1150 Douglas Street, Victoria, British Columbia

If you are interested in volunteering, join the following group:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/644028365798366/

The Cube of Truth is a peaceful static demonstration akin to an art performance. This demonstration operates in a structured manner that triggers curiosity and interest from the public; we attempt to lead bystanders to a vegan conclusion through a combination of local standard-practice animal exploitation footage and conversations with a value-based sales approach.

Masks, signs, and outreach literature are provided. Black upper clothing appropriate for the weather is essential, and please bring a fully charged laptop or tablet if you have one. If you are bringing a laptop or a tablet, please download the following:

Media Player:
http://www.videolan.org/vlc/

Footage:
https://goo.gl/3XM5gH

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Seattle vs Kinder Morgan: Mass Action by Land and Sea
may 20th
a.. clock Sunday at 10:00–14:00
6 days from now · 12-24° Partly cloudy

b.. pin Occidental Square
117 S Washington St, Seattle, Washington 98104

Seattle vs Kinder Morgan: The fight for an oil-free Salish Sea

“It’s time to warrior up, Washington! We made a promise to protect our future generations.”
–Cedar George Parker, Tsleil-Waututh Nation

Join us for a day of mass action by land and sea on May 20 to protect our waters, our communities, and our climate from Kinder Morgan. The Trans Mountain pipeline expansion threatens to increase the transport of toxic tar sands oil through Washington waters by 700%, while trampling indigenous rights and destabilizing our global climate.

RSVP for details:
https://actionnetwork.org/events/seattle-vs-kinder-morgan?source=fbevent

On land: 10am rally at Occidental Square, then march to the Seattle Waterfront.
On water: a flotilla of kayaks and canoes will launch from West Seattle and swarm Kinder Morgan’s terminal.

We need to act now! Kinder Morgan has until May 31 to decide the fate of this pipeline. First Nations-led resistance has already pushed them to the brink. Now is our chance to spread the resistance into Washington state.

Together, we will stop this pipeline as one Salish Sea, because solidarity knows no borders!

SHARE with your friends to keep the momentum going!

#StopKM #WarriorUpWA #OilFreeSalishSea

This action is organized by the Stop Kinder Morgan Action Council. Participating organizations include:

Mosquito Fleet
Protectors of the Salish Sea
350 Seattle
350 Tacoma
Students for the Salish Sea
Greenpeace USA
Sierra Club Washington Chapter
Stand.earth

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Wildwood Guided Tour with Dr. Nancy Turner
may 20th

a.. clock Sunday at 13:00–15:00
6 days from now · 11-23° Mostly Sunny

b.. pin Wildwood Ecoforest
2929 Crane Road, Ladysmith, British Columbia V9G 1C8

Bring family and friends to this rare opportunity to explore springtime at Wildwood with Dr. Nancy Turner, renowned ethnobotanist. Come learn about sustainable forestry practices, plant identification, uses, and how our First Nations neighbours stewarded the forest. Suggested donation $10. Tour takes place rain or shine, so please dress accordingly. Please park near the front gate and meet by the Visitors Centre at 1 pm.

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Animal Liberation Conference 2018
a.. 23 May – 29 May
23 May at 9:00 to 29 May at 18:00

b.. pin Berkeley, CA

Take action. Learn from experts. Make connections. Save Lives.

The Animal Liberation Conference is the largest grassroots animal rights conference in North America. It is the best place to learn from experts in open rescue, bearing witness, disruption and community organizing, meet incredible activists from around the world, take part in high-impact actions and vigils, and empower yourself to be the best activist you can be. Previous attendees have called the conference the best week of their year!

All are welcome, including those new to activism and veganism. You must register to attend.

WHEN: May 23-29th, 2018

WHERE: Various locations around UC Berkeley campus in Berkeley, CA.

REGISTRATION: alconference.io/register

FAQ

Where do I get more information? Unfortunately, Facebook does not allow us to update this event page regularly, so please check out liberationconference.com or email info@liberationconference.com.

How much does it cost? Regular registration is now over. The fee for the full week is now $150. One and two day tickers are also available. Registration fees includes a week’s worth of events, tons of free meals, a shirt, and more! Waiving is available for low-income attendees and kids under 12 are free. We do not make money off the event. Your registration is non-refundable but it is transferable.

Are kids welcome? Yes! We ask that kids also fill out the registration form. There is no registration fee for kids 12 and under.

Do I need to book a hotel? You will need to find housing for yourself, whether that be in a hotel, Airbnb, or with a local activist. Our housing team can help you with finding a place to stay or can put you on the waitlist for staying with a local activist. You can email them at alc-housing@dxe.io. You can also join this Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/729434950579900/.

Is this the first time this conference has been held? No, this is the 5th year. The conference was previously called the DxE Forum and was rebranded due to the partnership with other groups.

When will I get more details about the event? Once you register, you will receive periodic emails with updates, so please check your email!

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This events bulletin is produced weekly for Gorilla Radio, airing Thursdays 11-noon and Saturdays 8-9 am from CFUV (http://cfuv.uvic.ca) and Mondays 9-10 am from CJSF (http://cjsf.ca). You can also listen to the podcasts at http://www.gorilla-radio.com.
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Gorilla Radio Site C Streeters with Chris Cook, Barbara Hay, “May” May 13, 2018

Today’s (May 14, 2018) ongoing citizen protest against the Site C dam project coincides with the announcement from the West Moberly First Nations of a decision rendered by the federal government regarding the injunction filed by the West Moberly and others to stop work on the contentious project. They argue Site C contravenes treaties they’ve signed with the government, and contend they were not properly consulted, and their objections and concerns not heeded properly.

There is some confusion on the tape during Barbara’s segment due to my misinterpretation of the government announcement. In short, the feds retreat is good news for those wishing to see the project stopped. Here’s a link to the release. (https://gorillaradioblog.blogspot.ca/2018/05/feds-throw-ball-back-to-province-takes.html).

 

 

Gorilla Radio with Chris Cook, Roger Annis, Nozomi Hayase, Janine Bandcroft May 10th, 2018

Last week, the United States delivered more than 200 Javelin missiles to the coup regime in Ukraine. Following four years of rule from Kyiv, Petro Poroshenko’s government is plagued by corruption, and is still fighting separatists in the eastern region of the country where his illegal seizure of power was never accepted.

Though the Western press routinely dismisses Ukrainian resistance to Poroshenko as “pro-Russian”, portraying the military conflict in the country as Putin’s proxy war of annexation, less mentioned is the role the United States and its European allies played in both the overthrow of the democratically elected Yanukovych government or their continued support of ongoing hostilities.

Roger Annis is a longtime socialist and trade union activist. He’s a prolific essayist, whose website, A Socialist in Canada covers a broad swath of topics and issues from a social justice and peace perspective. He’s followed events in Ukraine since 2014, and visited Crimea to see firsthand what the coup has meant for the people there.

Roger Annis in the first half.

And; last weekend, another UN General Assembly declared World Press Freedom Day passed without a word being spoken in that august body in favour of the release of journalist/prisoner, Julian Assange. The co-founder and face of WikiLeaks has missed seven World Press Freedom Days confined on pain of arrest and imprisonment should he venture out the door of Ecuador’s London embassy; and though the UN says Britain’s promise of imprisonment against him is arbitrary and has no standing in international law, Julian languishes still. Notably absent too these last years is support from Assange’s fourth estate colleagues; perhaps because Julian Assange and WikiLeaks don’t fit neatly into traditional media’s mold.

Dr. Nozomi Hayase is a columnist, essayist, and author whose writing and activism she says is, “dedicated to liberation of all people”. Her articles on free speech, transparency, and the vital role of whistleblowers in global society appear at Counterpunch, CommonDreams, Dissident Voice, and Antiwar.com among other places. Nozomi’s new book, ‘WikiLeaks, the Global Fourth Estate: History Is Happening‘, a compendium of her many articles on the topic, is available now online at her website, nozomihayase.com.

Nozomi Hayase and dispelling the distortions of what WikiLeaks is and does in the second half.

And; Victoria-based activist and CFUV Radio broadcaster at-large, Janine Bandcroft will be here at the bottom of the hour with the Left Coast Events Bulletin of some of the good things going on in and around our town in the coming week. But first, Roger Annis and the papering over of western complicity in Kyiv’s war against eastern Ukraine. 

Chris Cook hosts Gorilla Radio, airing live every Thursday between 11-Noon Pacific Time. In Victoria at 101.9FM, and on the internet at: http://cfuv.uvic.ca.  He also serves as a contributing editor to the web news site, http://www.pacificfreepress.com. Check out the GR blog at: http://gorillaradioblog.blogspot.ca/

Left Coast Events Bulletin with Janine Bandcroft May 10th, 2018

Kinder Morgan Pipeline? Don’t Bank On It! Rally + March
may 12th
clock
Saturday at 13:00–16:00
5 days from now · 12-22° Sunny
TD Canada Trust <https://www.facebook.com/TDVancouverBC9400/>
700 W Georgia St, Vancouver, British Columbia V7Y 1A2
KINDER MORGAN PIPELINE? DON’T BANK ON IT!

Clearly the opposition to Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion project is doing something right. The project is way behind schedule, and the Texas oil giant announced last week they are halting all “non essential spending” while they reevaluate and make a new announcement after May 31. This makes the next six weeks of organizing extremely important.

Kinder Morgan is trying to pressure federal and provincial governments to intervene more forcefully to get the project built. On cue, Prime Minister Trudeau called an emergency cabinet meeting to reaffirm they will use all possible means to get the pipeline built, and Alberta NDP Premier Rachel Notley has made increasingly extreme threats against the people of British Columbia if the pipeline project does not go ahead.

Through it all, the indigenous-led resistance to the dirty Tar Sands project has remained strong, united and committed to taking action to stop the pipeline and defend our communities and planet.

Join us for a rally and march which begins at the pipeline’s biggest investor, TD Bank’s, BC headquarters, and then continues through Vancouver to the locations of several other large investors and big businesses trying to profit from this dangerous and unnecessary project.

They say, “This pipeline will be built.” We say, “Don’t bank on it!”

No Consent, No Pipeline!
People and Planet Before Pipelines and Profit!
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In Conversation: Bill McKibben, Melina Laboucan-Massimo + More
may 12th
Saturday at 19:00–21:00
5 days from now · 12-21° Sunny
Canadian Memorial United Church <https://www.facebook.com/canadianmemorialunitedchurch/>
1825 West 16 Avenue, Vancouver, British Columbia V6J 2M3
Join a conversation with award winning author, climate justice activist and 350.org founder Bill McKibben; Indigenous rights activist and renewable energy scholar, Melina Laboucan-Massimo; and guests for a conversation about climate change, Indigenous rights, the Kinder Morgan pipeline and much more.

At a moment like this one, with Kinder Morgan so close to defeat, it’s conversations like this one that will help us imagine the pathway forward to a just, renewable energy future.

All ticket sales from this event will go to the Stop Kinder Morgan legal fund to support the 200 people facing criminal contempt charges for their bold actions at the gates of the Kinder Morgan terminal facility on Burnaby Mountain.

This will be one stop of many for Bill McKibben as he travels around the world to speak to community members leading the resistance to some of the largest fossil fuel projects around the world. And we are excited to announce that this event will be recorded for a new podcast coming in late 2018, hosted by Bill McKibben.

Thank you to the Canadian Memorial United Church for donating their space.

This event will take place on the unceded territories of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations.
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Empty The Tanks Vancouver, 2018
may 12th
clock
Saturday at 11:00–13:00
5 days from now · 12-22° Sunny
Vanaquafacts <https://www.facebook.com/vanaquafacts.org/>
Vancouver, British Columbia V6G 3E2
OUR FIGHT ISN’T OVER YET!
We should all celebrate the progress we’ve made in the last year. After 50 years of activist pressure, pending bylaws and federal bills, VanAqua finally said they would no longer keep whales and dolphins in Stanley Park….

BUT….

There’s a loophole, and John Nightingale has made it clear that they fully intend on taking full advantage of it.

They want to make ‘RESCUED’ cetaceans their star performers.

They’re even making room in the new tanks and displays they plan to build beginning this fall.

Think about it. What happens if one of our threatened Southern resident orcas is injured in a ship strike? Under the current rules, there is NOTHING stopping VanAqua from ushering in the return of orcas to Stanley Park.

Nothing, except US! Let’s make some noise to close the rescue loophole and encourage VanAqua to accept the invitations to work with one of the many new whale and dolphin sanctuary projects happening right now!

Join us on May 12, 2018 for the 6th annual Empty The Tanks demonstration, our biggest event of the year! You’ll be part of a world-wide protest, where thousands of people, at dozens of sites around the world speak out for an end to whale and dolphin captivity.

It’s fun, it’s family friendly and it’s for the whales and dolphins!

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Monthly Chicken Vigil
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Saturday at 13:00–15:00
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Sunrise Poultry Processors Ltd <https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sunrise-Poultry-Processors-Ltd/1998812387011624>
13542 73A Ave, Surrey, British Columbia V3W 1C9
Our group holds vigils the second Saturday of each month.
Everyone is welcome to join us in holding signs and handing out leaflets to a few pedestrians. Around the corner is Sunrise Poultry Processing Plant. The largest broiler chicken slaughterhouse in western Canada. Approximately 100,000 birds killed daily. Just 35 days old. We are a peaceful group who do not engage in any sort of verbal or physical confrontations. Bring your own sign if you’d like, but we have many that we can provide you with. If you need a ride from Vancouver, message us! We will be car pooling from Vancouver Chicken Saves morning vigil.

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How to Grow and Use Medicinal Plants, May 12
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Saturday at 10:00–12:00
5 days from now · 12-19° Sunny
Fernwood Community Centre <https://www.facebook.com/pages/Fernwood-Community-Centre/157216625070179>
1240 Gladstone Avenue, Victoria, British Columbia V8T 1G6
Join us for an introduction to herbal medicine and ecological gardening as we explore a variety of easy to grow medicinal plants.

In this workshop you will learn:

The ecological function and growing preferences of medicinal plants
Folklore around specific plants
Practical medicinal uses

You will take home your own medicinal tincture too!

This workshop will be located at the Fernwood Community Centre and Spring Ridge Commons. Please dress for the weather—this course has an outdoor portion.

Community Supported Education:

In every workshop, 2 spaces are available for youth and members of our community who are not able to afford tuition, in an attempt to remove barriers and make this information available for all. If you are interested in making a donation to sponsor a space, please contact Jenna at 250-381-1552 x100 or info@fernwodnrg.ca. All donations go directly toward providing workshop spaces for those who cannot afford to access workshops.

Meet the instructors:

This workshop is co-hosted with Vanessa Prescott, an Island-based Clinical Herbal Therapist with an easy-going approach to Herbal Medicine. Her aim is to empower people to take their health into their own hands and to show people the effectiveness of plants as medicine, strengthening Herbal Medicine’s credibility.

Matt Gravel is a Victoria-based permaculturalist with a passion for sustainable and living systems. After 10 years of property maintenance and conventional landscaping, he became tired of the unsustainable and non-regenerative practices commonly used in urban environments and wanted to find a way to change these urban spaces.

He has been studying permaculture since 2012. He completed his Permaculture Design Certificate through Gaia Craft & Langara College in Vancouver, BC and his Advanced Permaculture Design Certification at the Bullock’s Permaculture Homestead on Orcas Island, WA. Currently, he is working towards a diploma in permaculture education through the Permaculture Institute.

Gravel operates a nursery, design, and education business—Plant Buoy: Life Preservation Plants. He is thrilled to be teaching people about low maintenance, easy to manage systems that grow nutrient dense food and medicine while regenerating urban landscapes.

This workshop series is brought to you by Fernwood NRG & Plant Buoy: Life Preservation Plants. We strive to increase healthy food access and develop food skills in our neighbourhood.

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T’Sou-ke Solar Community Tour
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Saturday at 11:30–16:30
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Wilderness Committee <https://www.facebook.com/wildernesscommittee/>
National Office – 46 E. 6th Ave., Vancouver, British Columbia V5T 1J4

Join the Wilderness Committee – Victoria Office <https://www.facebook.com/groups/vi.wildernesscommittee/> for another tour of one of the world’s most innovative and important solar communities! Just down the road from Victoria, the T’Souke First Nation has launched it’s own solar revolution, and now draws much of its energy from entirely renewable sources.

This is climate leadership — the kind we so desperately need at the provincial and federal level.

The cost will be a sliding scale of $10-20 per person (please contact us if cost is a limitation). Please bring cash.

Transportation:
We will be carpooling to Sooke, so if you need a ride or have a vehicle and can drive others, please use this site: http://www.groupcarpool.com/t/k4s9wb <https://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.groupcarpool.com%2Ft%2Fk4s9wb&h=ATPwN_j_9KWGb4J6K3rJUyZy6DMGDNPI-Pwck8cweVaLkM_R8dRY3WMq5oOL1sfgDD7bDZ6TWNL1Ma3YbZs2xQ4P_I7RlGDOhrWwdCc76YmxCN_0J_WR8Fo&s=1> !
If you live in Sooke and want to meet us there, let us know!

We’ll be leaving downtown Victoria for Sooke at 11:30am, returning at 4:30pm. The tour starts at 1pm and ends around 3pm. Folks that are carpooling will meet at Discovery Coffee (Douglas & Discovery) at 11:15am.

Please bring your own snacks & water.

RSVP for the tour with Emily: emily@wildernesscommittee.org

Accessibility:
Please contact us with any questions about mobility restrictions.

We would like to acknowledge that this event will be taking place on the traditional unceded territory of the T’Sou-ke First Nation.

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Just Peace in Palestine-Israel
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Saturday at 13:00–16:00
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Esquimalt United Church <https://www.facebook.com/Esquimalt-United-Church-569520936403539/>
500 Admirals Road, Victoria, British Columbia V9A 2N4
All are welcome to a community conversation about the on-going struggles in Palestine-Israel.
Directly impacting the lives of Palestinians for decades as well as the lives of Israeli Jews many of whom seem unable to let go of their fears, this conflict has impacted another important area of human concern: our ability to fully grapple with global issues such as climate change.
International law and global mechanisms to curb global warming need to be better supported; what better place to learn how to do that work, but through the pursuit of a true and just peace in Israel-Palestine! Curious about how this goes hand in hand? Attend this event to learn more…

Our two presenters:

ROBERT MASSOUD is Palestinian-Canadian. In 2004, he founded Zatoun, Fair Trade olive oil from Palestine to serve as a symbol of light, hope and peace in North America. The oil is available mostly through faith communities, the grassroots and fair trade network.
Robert is invited to speak to a wide range of audiences including faith groups, activist networks and student bodies with a unique message of creative participation and nonviolent resistance engaging North Americans to learn and be in solidarity with Palestinians and their struggle for a just peace for Israel-Palestine.
http://zatoun.com <https://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fzatoun.com%2F&h=ATOVPk9M-9T23nCNKmciTwdwQHk_UMuVlCVzLVWirQXxh9-P_ZJU14gls4PMtMezkCVi4PeaJnA6o1SZkPGyETCN466__pPWMrz0_PbuSsmk7UIoZCfGB2Q&s=1>

RABBI DAVID MIVASAIR served for sixteen years as the spiritual leader of two Vancouver synagogues and was the chaplain of the First United Church, a large homeless shelter in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. He is deeply aware of the underlying universality of religious teachings and practices and the applicability of traditional religious knowledge to contemporary social and personal issues. Currently, he is a member of Independent Jewish Voices Vancouver and is devoting himself to what he thinks needs doing in the world.

ADDED ATTRACTION: “The Promised Land Museum Travelling Exhibit” This exhibit is a simple way to bring awareness and understanding to the Israeli/Palestinian conflict. Visitors are directed to the deeper content contained in the museum’s online exhibits by using a special app on their smartphones.
http://promisedlandmuseum.org <https://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fpromisedlandmuseum.org%2F&h=ATPk1JAGG1HbPL6Gj8sIbxZBUItTJ_464Jj_rXO985Iox1_PuOASZnxZiF8w3Tc3u_nIiKfjuQpQtGfZ4r7ZWcyhoEUF1Y3XTyL2TDxMi_DDxdEKxag_6pU&s=1>

This event will be held on the traditional lands of the Lekwungen people whose hospitality is always much appreciated. All our relations!

Middle Eastern snacks will be provided and Zatoun products will be available for purchase.

Wheel-chair accessible. No charge, but donations to cover the costs would be appreciated.

For more information: graceful@shaw.ca

* information about the 2018 Freedom Flotilla to Gaza is available at https://jfp.freedomflotilla.org

March of Return Events:

Friday May 11th, 4 pm
Rally at View and Douglas Streets
Please spread the word, bring banners and any extra leaflets you may have.

Wednesday May 16th, 2:30 pm (the day after of celebration of Nakba Day)
Presentation from Robert Massoud, founder of Zatoun
Broadmead Mall Ten Thousand Villages

Zatoun is a project which brings fair trade olive oil to Canada from Palestine. Zatoun represents the human experience of Palestine and its people especially farmers who depend on their land and its fruits.

See more information at http://zatoun.com/about_us.htm <http://zatoun.com/about_us.htm>
Ten Thousand Villages is a nonprofit fair trade organization that markets handcrafted products made by disadvantaged artisans from more than 120 artisan groups in more than 35 countries.

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Mothers For Mother Earth Celebration
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Sunday at 10:00–16:00
5 days from now · 12-22° Partly cloudy
Horticulture Centre of the Pacific <https://www.facebook.com/pages/Horticulture-Centre-of-the-Pacific/1587992691520086>
505 Quayle Rd, Victoria, British Columbia V9E 2J7
Celebrate the divine feminine and the special women in your life at this special event.

Featuring:
Live Music • Beautiful Gardens • Organic Beverages
Art • Fashion • Displays • Aromatherapy • Massage
Silent Auction • Goddess Photos • Costumes Encouraged

Take a unique “Goddess-like” photo with loved ones
Test drive a variety of electric vehicles and more!

Admission to this event is free with Horticultural Centre of the Pacific garden admission.

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Not Your Mom, Not Your Milk~Annual Mother’s Day Demo
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Sunday at 12:00–14:00
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811 Bay St, Victoria, BC V8T 1R3, Canada
We acknowledge this event will be taking place on the traditional territory of the L’kwungen peoples, the Songhees and Esquimalt Nations

Join us for our 4th annual anti-dairy mother’s day demonstration outside Island Farms!

We will meet at 12:00pm at 7-Eleven right beside Island Farms on the corner of Blanshard and Bay, and then organize in front of Island Farms on the public sidewalk.

Please make your own signs for this peaceful, family friendly event.
We will also bring signs in case anyone forgets or doesn’t have time.

This is an important demonstration to draw attention to the mothers who are often forgotten on this day, and who suffer immensely in the name of profit. Dairy mothers have their babies taken away often immediately after birth and are left to bellow for their children who they will never get to know or love.

Let’s make this year’s demo the biggest one yet!

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Mother’s day event – Where is my mother?
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Sunday at 14:00–16:30
6 days from now · 11-27° Partly cloudy
Vancouver art gallery
Direct Action Everywhere – Vancouver, Coast Salish Territories , Liberation BC and TV Outreach for Animals are teaming up for this event!

Please join us to protest the cruel industries that separate mothers and babies of other species , on this day and on any other day of the year!
We hope you will join us to speak up for animals! They are not voiceless but their pain and suffering is over looked
Whether you are a human or another animal— the job of the mom is to raise babies who can protect and feed themselves and eventually leave the nest ,our fellow animals do not have any choice they are separated abused and slaughtered against their will at a very young age
Let’s call out for compassionate choices on Mother’s day!

WEAR: Whatever you want. Also note, we’re an above-ground organization so no covering of our faces during protests except for religious/cultural reasons.

We will provide the signs and leaflets for outreach.

ACCESSIBILITY: This event will include standing , leafleting and speak outs .
If you have questions or need support to attend this event, email Vancouver-community@directactioneverywhere.com

Even though we’re disrupting the status quo, DxE actions are non-violent in word, thought, and deed, with the purpose of calling others forth to their highest good.

This is a great chance to be a part of something super empowering and effective. ALL levels of experience or NO experience are WELCOMEd and encouraged.

WHO: Everyone welcome! If you’re nervous about protesting, you can come observe or hold a sign quietly. All forms of participation are appreciated!

Direct Action Everywhere (DxE) is a grassroots network of animal rights activists. Through open rescue, demonstration, and disruption, we are creating a world where every animal is safe, happy and free.

DxE cultivates a welcoming and supportive community. We ask that all those who attend our events (online and offline) respect our Code of Conduct which can be reviewed at http://dxecodeofconduct.wikispaces.com/Code+of+Conduct <https://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fdxecodeofconduct.wikispaces.com%2FCode%2Bof%2BConduct&h=ATMjQ8R0Oj92TrR1AiFmKnVqE9N6UIgq5D_i4FO-3wO7ju-P_kE92UDbis4Mqj6KSSCKG1WZngtpSPQxesSXIVhqLP83ZEm8Hwt1GzqWnKpcyILw1nuQ1BY&s=1>

Direct Action Everywhere (DxE) is a grassroots network of animal rights activists. Through open rescue, demonstration, and disruption, we are creating a world where every animal is safe, happy and free.

DxE cultivates a welcoming and supportive community. We ask that all those who attend our events (online and offline) respect our Code of Conduct which can be reviewed at http://dxecodeofconduct.wikispaces.com/Code+of+Conduct <https://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fdxecodeofconduct.wikispaces.com%2FCode%2Bof%2BConduct&h=ATMjQ8R0Oj92TrR1AiFmKnVqE9N6UIgq5D_i4FO-3wO7ju-P_kE92UDbis4Mqj6KSSCKG1WZngtpSPQxesSXIVhqLP83ZEm8Hwt1GzqWnKpcyILw1nuQ1BY&s=1>.

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Public Forum: U.S. Hands Off Syria!
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14 May at 19:00–22:00
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Britannia Community Centre (1661 Napier Street @ Commerical Drive)

MONDAY May 14
7pm
Britannia Community Centre
(1661 Napier St. at Commercial Dr.)
Vancouver, Canada

*Speakers*Multimedia*Discussion*

Mobilization Against War and Occupation (MAWO) invites you to join us for a public forum and discussion on Monday May 14 to discuss imperialist aggression against Syria, the new era of war and occupation and the necessity of building a strong and united antiwar movement!

For poster click: http://www.mawovancouver.org/materials/posters/180514-MAWO-Forum-Syria.pdf <https://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.mawovancouver.org%2Fmaterials%2Fposters%2F180514-MAWO-Forum-Syria.pdf&h=ATOb1tHN-BEfQG20m2js1vDuH062gDYQBKYmhdCvNyKU78hBQCp3GhPhDPOq8vMD04ziq-OPbC0NLyxIxIT-ozzD4nepzTvvFGqDZsisukdBz-V_EtNvhIY&s=1>

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MAWO ~ Mobilization Against War & Occupation
http://WWW.MAWOVANCOUVER.ORG/ <https://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2FWWW.MAWOVANCOUVER.ORG%2F&h=ATMk7VhLNFJMtJCeWUoJ9aU36Ex0Ftz0JPkh6k3qcVi1V-xJ3Y1BP924jPb4cI8UFqrIMttXL1iXSpxruddtbg24LvU3ot05Vvk_p2rnQ9tfZAx8aVRoIgc&s=1>
info@mawovancouver.org
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/groups/2325459635 <https://www.facebook.com/groups/2325459635/>
Twitter: @mawovan
Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/mawovan <https://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fmawovan&h=ATO_IECHgf9JCODJ4MV4odBqvwl6S2jZ9vMwWQXHx4mzV13a3TryRy2Ao19ThCoMxdXKmMPMInL-8v8Zcu2toRlFjF-w7j0CcxcLWme3Cjs5j8RHQ8oovhE&s=1>

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Why We Cycle – Victoria Premiere
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14 May at 19:00–21:00
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Vic Theatre <https://www.facebook.com/pages/Vic-Theatre/1674992065893954>
808 Douglas Street, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 2B6
Modacity <https://www.facebook.com/modacitylife/> are proud to present the Victoria premiere of the Dutch documentary “Why We Cycle” (trailer: https://vimeo.com/246432864 <https://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=https%3A%2F%2Fvimeo.com%2F246432864&h=ATP7oAc7rKvi1tx-4gR6FzyH7anTyj1Hw-3R1qKlliM9UVBHdFytcaUvhUD2bzIzUclKx-VrE4CUq36KVNHWX3TqQzxCTTQ26R-lCqge6LW5evKXddwbP6I&s=1>):

To the Dutch, cycling is as normal as breathing. They don’t think about it, they just do it. Perhaps the fact that they don’t think about it is the key to the bicycle’s success there. But because they do not give cycling a second thought, they don’t really know what the deeper needs of cyclists are. “Why We Cycle” takes a ride with ordinary cyclists and specialists from a variety of disciplines. These conversations uncover some obvious, but even more hidden effects of cycling, on people, on societies, and on the organization of cities.

The 56-minute film will be followed by a half-hour panel discussion with local politicians, bike advocates, and business leaders, including Mayor Lisa Helps.

This event would not be possible without the generous support of our sponsors: BikeMaps.org <https://www.facebook.com/BikeMaps.org/>, Carscadden Stokes McDonald Architects , MODUS – Planning, Design & Engagement , Reckless Bike Stores , Richards Buell Sutton , Urban Systems Ltd. , Capital Regional District , and IsleShare Cycle .

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