Left Coast Events Bulletin with Janine Bandcroft April 12th, 2018

The Wolf of Discovery Island: a talk by Cheryl Alexander
April 12th
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Thursday at 18:30–21:00
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1630 Store St <https://www.facebook.com/pages/1630-Store-St/2099571020327470>
1630 Store Street, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1V3
Join us in welcoming Cheryl Alexander into the store to speak about the wolf on Discovery Island. Cheryl is a conservation photographer who has been photographing the wolf for a long time now. Learn about the solitary beauty of Takaya, the wolf living on Discovery Island, and marvel at some of Cheryl’s up close and personal shots of the wolf.

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Surfrider Rally to Rise Above Plastics
April 13th
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Friday at 17:00–18:00
4 days from now · 7–11° Rain Showers
720 Douglas St, Victoria, BC V8W 3M7, Canada
Join us for a Rise Above Plastics rally outside of the Victoria Conference centre on April 13th at 5pm!

The rally will be held during The Association of Vancouver and Coastal Communities (AVICC) annual convention.

Surfrider would like to demonstrate public support for provincial regulation of plastic packaging and help pressure convention delegates to vote in favour of the Victoria resolution!

More info to come!

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ZERO Waste Vancouver Island
April 13th
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The Vic Theatre <https://www.facebook.com/TheVicTheatre/>
808 Douglas St., Victoria, British Columbia V8W 2B6
Waste is a dirty topic, but the solutions start with us. Synergy Sustainability Institute is hosting a film screening that will launch Project ZERO, with a long-term goal of Zero Waste on Vancouver Island.

Join us on April 13th for a film screening of Plastic China, followed by a panel on how we can move to Zero Waste.

Let’s fill the room with movers n’ shakers who want to see Vancouver Island continue to shift towards a more sustainable future!

This is a 19+ event as beer and cider will be available for purchase along with popcorn! Seating is not assigned. Doors open at 6:00 pm the film will start at 6:30 pm.

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Stop the Wars at Home & Abroad! Vancouver Antiwar Rally
April 13th
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Friday at 17:00–19:00
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Vancouver Art Gallery – Robson Street at Howe Street
MOBILIZATION AGAINST WAR & OCCUPATION – MAWO
Monthly Antiwar Rally and Petition Drive
Part of the International Days of Antiwar “Spring Action”
www.springaction2018.org <http://www.springaction2018.org/>

>> STOP THE WARS AT HOME & ABROAD!
>> U.S./Canada/NATO Hands Off: Yemen, North Korea, Iran, Syria, Iraq, Venezuela, Afghanistan, Libya, North Africa & the Middle East!

FRIDAY April 13
5:00pm
Vancouver Art Gallery
(Robson at Howe Street)
Downtown Vancouver, Canada

This event will be take place on the traditional and unceded territories of the Tsleil-Waututh (səl̓ilwətaɁɬ), the Musqueam (xʷməθkʷəy̓əm), and the Squamish (Skwxwú7mesh) Coast Salish Nations.

At the end of March, the U.S. government enacted a $700 billion military budget, the largest in U.S. history. This military budget fuels the death and destruction caused by the U.S. military around the world, from Syria and Iraq, to Afghanistan, Libya, Palestine, Yemen and across the Middle East and North Africa. Today, the U.S. government has over 800 military bases around the world, and is also increasing their threats against Iran, North Korea and Venezuela.

What Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. said in 1966 during the U.S. war on Vietnam still rings true today “the bombs in Vietnam explode at home.” As the U.S. government and their allies, including Canada, increase their war drive abroad – they have also ramped up their attacks on poor, working and oppressed people at home. This war has taken on many vicious forms including cuts to healthcare and education, attacks on civil liberties, and increasing Islamophobia and racism.

On Friday, May 13, Mobilization Against War and Occupation (MAWO) is joining in a coordinated period of action based in the United States known as the “Spring Mobilizations to End the Wars at Home and Abroad.” For more information on the coordinated Spring Actions, and a list of all the cities involved visit: www.springaction2018.org <https://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.springaction2018.org%2F&h=ATPmJlpAOEGjBJFlY4SKzQeHSOJgO3ory36ZWB-tIm6o65Kyu10lVIH1590PoVpyAB4F-_GBr3mW7QyRhiAKRTX9nURnz3sCEa4GP-iKFNNsQaPQyAqAZzOK>

Canada Cancel the Arms Deal with Saudi Arabia Now!
No to Islamophobia!
Self-Determination for Palestine! End the Occupation Now!
Money for Jobs, Healthcare, Education, Housing & Environment! Not for War and Occupation!
Resist Imperialist War Mongering!
U.S. Hands Off North Africa and the Middle East!
No to War & Occupation! Yes to Self-Determination!
No to War & Occupation! No to Environmental Degradation!
Self-Determination for Indigenous Nations and All Oppressed Nations!

For poster click: http://www.mawovancouver.org/materials/posters/180413-MAWO-Rally.pdf

Join Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/423609788078687/ * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
MAWO ~ Mobilization Against War & Occupation
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info@mawovancouver.org
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/groups/2325459635
Twitter: @mawovan
Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/mawovan

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Tell David Eby: Protect the Peace River Valley
April 13th
Friday at 12:00–14:00
3 days from now · 7–9° Rain
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David Eby <https://www.facebook.com/dave.eby/>
2909 West Broadway, Vancouver, British Columbia V6K2G6
On Friday the 13th, we remind BC’s Attorney General that if BC floods and destroys sacred land, this will bring BAD LUCK to everyone, ie. this devastation will curse us all.

Rather, BC can and should honour Treaty 8, respect Indigenous law and enforce the Crown’s duty to protect the Peace River Valley from settler colonial violence and treaty violations. As the Blueberry River First Nation court case on cumulative impacts begins on April 23 and the West Moberly and Prophet River First Nations legal battle to seek an injunction to stop the Site C dam happens in July, we are holding BC accountable to walk its talk of reconciliation.

FightC is a non-partisan, non-violent grassroots community group committed to stopping the Site C dam in solidarity with the Treaty 8 First Nations. All who love and respect the Peace are welcome to join us.

We acknowledge that this free assembly takes place on the Unceded Territory of the Musqueam, Tsleil-Waututh and Squamish Nations.

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CAIA is holding another rally to

Support the March of Return

April14, Saturday
from 12 noon to 1:30 pm.
Meet at View and Douglas Streets by the Bay Centre.

This will be rain or shine. The March does not stop for rain or bullets!
We should not stop either.

Tell your friends to join us. Bring posters and banners to hold high.

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2018 Gaia Sustainable Development Goals Training! (SDG)
Saturday & Sunday

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14 April – 15 April
14 April at 9:00 to 15 April at 21:00
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OUR Ecovillage <https://www.facebook.com/O.U.R.Eco/>
O.U.R. Ecovillage 1565 Baldy Mountain Road, Shawnigan Lake, British Columbia V0R2W2

This SDG training is part of an extensive Gaia Education Training of Trainers Course (TOT).
(Event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/2082727851945770/ <https://www.facebook.com/events/2082727851945770/>)

Details about the SDG below:

The United Nations has helped call a global transformation path for our planet to move forward with – this framework is embedded in the ‘Sustainable Development Goals” and targeted for 2030 and now part of an international training. OUR Ecovillage has been chosen as the North American first training site for the GEN to facilitate this training and we are proud to offer this for 2018.

The UN states that as “we are faced with the challenge of collectively re-designing the human presence on Earth. NOW is the time for transforming humanity’s planetary impact from predominantly degenerative to by and large regenerative! It is our generations, those alive today, who face the task of regenerating the healthy, life-supporting functions of marine and terrestrial economic systems everywhere. In doing so we will create the basis for thriving local communities and vibrant circular bio-economies. We can create a fairer distribution of resources through widespread global-local collaboration while learning to live within planetary boundaries. This is the promise ahead, if we come together across sectorial, national and ideological divides to collaborate in implementing the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development at the local, regional and global scale. It is time to get to work – one community at a time!”

– Facilitated By –

May East

May is a sustainability practitioner, educator and designer. Based at the UN Habitat Best Practice Designation, Findhorn Ecovillage, since 1992, May has been leading a whole generation of sustainability educators delivering capacity building activities in 48 countries in both urban and rural contexts, and in different stages of development.

Awarded one of the 100 Global SustainAbility Leaders three years in a row, she currently serves as Gaia Education Chief Executive and UNITAR Fellow. An accomplished facilitator of international think-tanks, roundtables and training programmes, May is an inspirational teacher for many. With cross-cultural experience in both Global North and South she has specialised in working with intergovernmental agencies, educational institutions and the United Nations in the creation of policy guidelines for sustainable development.

She has a diploma in Climate Change Diplomacy and an MSc in Spatial Planning.

Giovanni Ciarlo

Giovanni is a sustainability consultant, musician and change agent for peace and social justice. He served on the faculty of the Sustainable Businesses and Communities MA programme at Goddard College, where he completed his MA degree.

He presently works in the management team of Gaia Education and is Coordinator of the online course Gaia Education Design for Sustainability(GEDS). Gio is a past president of the Board of the Global Ecovillage Network(GEN), and co-founder of the Ecoaldea Huehuecoyotl in Tepoztlan, Mexico, an ecovillage based on principles of sustainable living through the arts and ecology.

Gio is passionate about building community, organisational development, facilitation and mindful living. His work emphasises artistic creativity, team building, deep democracy, nonviolent communication, social justice, and environmental responsibility. He is committed to fomenting a restorative culture.

In addition to the above, we will have many guest teachers who will bring varied skills, experiences and perspectives to the course!

– Who should take this course? –

This training is an opportunity to become an active participant in your community’s future, whether you work in the private or public sector or for a civil society organisation, as a community organiser, teacher, social entrepreneur, concerned parent, pensioner, recent school leaver or university graduate. You can take part simply to engage with others in your community to explore the best opportunities to make a positive difference in collaboration with others.

If you are a teacher, academic, civil servant or consultant taking part in the training will almost certainly contribute positively to your professional practice.

– What material will we be covering in the course? –

The training will initiate community-focused conversations about local SDGs implementation

The highly interactive process invites participants to engage in constructive conversations about the local relevance of the 17 SDGs based on a set of flashcards designed to help structure small group dialogues. Through these conversations participants will:
prioritise a number of goals that are particularly important for their community
begin to define how multi-stakeholder partnerships might be established in their community to support project-centred implementation of specific SDGs
ensure that SDGs are implemented in ways that are sensitive to the biocultural uniqueness of place
work in various small groups to identify policies, projects and resources that could support this implementation and categorise them into those already existing and those to be created
design strategies of how to mobilize local stakeholders around a feasible project to demonstrate implementation of those goals in their locality and
identify effective ways to spread successful projects throughout their community and beyond.

Achieving the Global Goals by 2030 requires initiating these kinds of processes in communities everywhere, and we are all called to become initiators of conversations about the sustainable future of our community.
The SDGs Flashcards in combination with the workshop script and the experience of having taken part in the training, will turn most participants into potential initiators of such community conversations. Participants will be given a brief introduction on how to use the script and the flashcards to replicate the training with their team at work, with local community groups and civil servants, and for students and staff at their local university or schools. Participants will leave the training equipped with the tools and the experience to help others to reflect on why and how the global goals are relevant to their community or business, and what first steps can be taken locally to contribute to achieving humanity’s global goals by 2030.

– What are the main outcomes of participating in the training? –

After completing training you will:

• be able to take a multi-dimensional perspective on all 17 SDGs and be aware of the the 169 targets for implementation
• have identified with other members of your community which goals could be considered priorities in your community
• have participated in a series of small group conversations to brainstorm and prioritise possible multi-stakeholder community projects aimed at implementation of priority SDGs in your local community
• have identified already existing as well as much-needed policies, projects and resources that might be drawn on, or required, for effective implementation
• have explored with others how the different SDGs interrelate and how systemic projects can be created that aim to implement progress on various SDGs at the same time
• have reviewed the wider context of the United Nations’ sustainable development process and its history leading up to the creation of the SDGs
•have experienced an effective structure for training others so you could potentially use the workshop script along with the SDGs Flashcards to replicate such culturally-creative conversations where and when needed
•have had an opportunity to work with like-minded people in your community who are also willing to collaborate on local SDGs implementation projects and have identified projects that might be considered ‘low hanging fruit’
•have brainstormed ideas and strategies for how to mobilise support, how to demonstrate feasibility by implementing successful projects, and how to best spread initiatives that work throughout your community and beyond
•have taken the first step to becoming an active initiator of conversations that matter to your community and to humanity by helping others to ask important questions about how to implement the SDGs in locally meaningful and relevant ways

– Investment –

$260 CAD
(meal and accommodation upgrades available for extra cost)

If you have any questions about the booking process, or to confirm your booking, please call us at 250-743-3067 or email info@ourecovillage.org

For more info, please visit: https://ourecovillage.org/events/gaia-education-training-of-trainers-tot-2018/ <https://ourecovillage.org/events/gaia-education-training-of-trainers-tot-2018/>

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Animal Advocacy Camp 2018!
April 14th
Saturday at 10:00–17:00
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Camosun College <https://www.facebook.com/CamosunCollege/>
3100 Foul Bay Road, Victoria, British Columbia V8P 5J2
Vancouver Island Vegan Association and Liberation B.C. are proud to announce the return of Animal Advocacy Camp in 2018! For the first time, AAC will be taking place on Vancouver Island in Victoria, B.C!

The event will feature 6 speakers from a variety of fields in animal advocacy from activists to authors, academics and politics.
You can see the full list of speakers on the website at
http://www.animaladvocacycamp.com/ <http://www.animaladvocacycamp.com/>

*Schedule to be released soon!

**MAINLAND FOLKS! Please DM Liberation BC <https://www.facebook.com/LiberationBC/> or Meghan Beattie <https://www.facebook.com/meghan.beattie.9> if you are wanting to drive over or need a ride and we will coordinate car pools!

This will be a full day event starting in the morning with a lunch break catered by local vegan eatery Green Cuisine.

The event will be held in the Gibson Auditorium at Camosun College Lansdowne Campus, located in the Young Building Room 219.
A map is provided on Eventbrite

The building is wheelchair accessible, with a gender neutral washroom.

If you need to access sliding scale ticket options please contact us at vancouverislandvegan@gmail.com

We are grateful to the Animal Protection Party of Canada for their generous support of the event.

We wish to acknowledge that we are organizing this event on the unceded territories of the Songhees, Esquimalt, and W̱SÁNEĆ First Nations.

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Offsite | Insight: Forest Exploration
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Saturday at 13:00–16:00
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Art Gallery of Greater Victoria <https://www.facebook.com/artgalleryvictoria/>
1040 Moss Street, Victoria, British Columbia V8V 4P1
We are so excited to launch Offsite | Insight, a new Gallery series in collaboration with the arts community. This spring, the Gallery has a range of offsite programs connecting with local communities, environments, and artists from the region.

Kicking off the season, we are pleased to collaborate with the Sierra Club BC <https://www.facebook.com/SierraClubBC/>!

Please join us for an off-site Forest Exploration at Goldstream Park with Jens Wieting, Forest and Climate Campaigner with Sierra Club BC. Participants will take part in an hour long forest walk, hear about the state of Vancouver Island’s disappearing old-growth rainforest and be invited to a conversation about steps needed to ensure Vancouver Island can remain a rainforest Island.

PLEASE NOTE: This is a free program but due to bus travel to venue registration is mandatory. Please email name and phone number to visitorservices@aggv.ca

Participants will meet at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria no later than 1:00pm to board bus to take us to Goldstream Park. Forest Exploration runs from 2:00-3:00pm. Bus leaves Goldstream at 3:15 to return to the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria.

Inspired by our current exhibition Picturing the Giants: The Changing Landscapes of Emily Carr. A collaboration with Sierra Club B.C.
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The Art Gallery of Greater Victoria is located on the traditional territory of the Lekwungen speaking peoples, today known as the Esquimalt and Songhees First Nations. We extend our gratitude and appreciation for the opportunity to live and work on this territory. In our work, we are dedicated to dismantling the colonial system that we function in.

Goldstream Park is located on the traditional territory of the WSÁNEC (Saanich) peoples. SELEKTEL (Goldstream River) is an important salmon spawning river and fishing location for the WSÁNEC peoples.

*The site of this program is not wheelchair accessible. There are washrooms available at the Goldstream Welcome Centre at the beginning and end of the walk.
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Vegans Are Weak AF: The Vegan Project Panel Series
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17 April at 19:00–21:00
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Juice Truck <https://www.facebook.com/JuiceTruck/>
28 W 5th Ave, Vancouver, British Columbia V5Y 1H5
VEGANS.

Weak
Protein deficient
Lacking in muscle mass
(Do any of these sound familiar)?

All of the above myths (and more) will be addressed and promptly smashed, in the next edition of The Vegan Project <https://www.facebook.com/theveganproject/> Panel Series. Expect a discussion on strength training, lifting, building muscle, what to eat for maximum efficiency, and more.

PANELISTS:

Daniel Austin <https://www.facebook.com/danielaustin666> / Vegan Meathead (Austin, TX), on the only Canadian stop of his current media/book tour. Daniel Austin is going on 13 years vegan, and has been a competitive powerlifter for the past 3. He is currently putting up nationally-qualifying numbers in both major North American powerlifting organizations (USPA and USAPL), and will compete in the USAPL Raw Nationals in October. His new book, The Way of The Vegan Meathead, teaches his methods of eating vegan for strength.
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Karina Inkster : Founder of the KI Healthy Living Academy, Karina is your go-to vegan health and fitness coach, providing a friendly kick in the butt that inspires and motivates you to live your best, healthiest, most plant-strong life.

Author, speaker, award-winning and certified online coach, 15-year vegan, and lover of chin-ups, Karina works tirelessly to ensure her clients skyrocket their energy, confidence, and plant-based health superpowers.
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Kenneth Derek MacKenzie <https://www.facebook.com/counterfeitjamesdean>: The Vegan Alpha
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Rachel Lakey : Rachel is a nationally-qualifying junior powerlifter who has thrived on a vegan diet for over 10 years. Originally from Portland, Oregon, her passion for eating vegetables and lifting heavy things has found an equally welcoming home in Vancouver where she is an outspoken animal activist and a happily-addicted gym rat. Ask her how she gets her protein.

Admission to this event is by donation, in support of Hugabull Advocacy & Rescue Society <https://www.facebook.com/hugabull/>. We will be accepting monetary donations on their behalf, in addition to items such as toys, treats, bedding, et al.

Space is limited! RSVP to zoe@theveganproject.com

Gains, good talks, good eats. Bring your questions, and get ready to have your lifting socks rocked right off.

For any accessibility questions regarding the event space, please contact Zoe Margaret <https://www.facebook.com/zoe.peled>.

Much gratitude to our event sponsors:

Juice Truck <https://www.facebook.com/JuiceTruck/>
Quest Nutrition Canada <https://www.facebook.com/questnutritioncanada/> (Vancouver’s only vegan nutrition and supplement store!)

www.theveganproject.com <https://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.theveganproject.com%2F&h=ATMZYDJ4fdUa1u2Qp_kPabVcmwJ1fGTP5djkSPGNFdwetrT5jHrogc3_hxsdDsYpp3fCMfbWxqhWDU813qL3m1umGKAYi0BlpJEsmHm8Cqc36GsxDTUwmBq3>
#TheVeganProjectPanelSeries <https://www.facebook.com/hashtag/theveganprojectpanelseries>

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Gorilla Radio Flashbacks with Chris Cook, Julia Butterfly Hill March 1, 2002

There is within us a need for the wild, an innate recognition that the fine world we’re making, straight lined, tidy, ordered, and smooth, cannot sustain our souls; there is a knowledge that our dream of dominion over nature will ultimately destroy us and yet, we suppress ourselves, madly manicuring human nature to confirm and conform to an homogenized, sanitized, commodified vision of paradise. But, there is an awakening around the world. Millions are shedding the delusion we can successfully exist extant from nature and are working to reconnect with our only home, planet Earth.

Two years ago, Julia Butterfly Hill, came to ground after the longest tree-sit since homo erectus first ventured into the African savannah. And since returning to terra firma she’s been busy planting seeds. She founded the Circle of Life Foundation, an organization dedicated to a sustainable culture of life; published, ‘The Legacy of Luna’ a book chronicling her fight to save California’s disappearing redwoods; and has traveled around the world meeting and speaking with thousands about her experiences. In the first half of the program, featured speaker at UVic’s upcoming, ‘Women and Wildness’ forum, Julia Butterfly Hill…

[Music by Madagascar’s Tarika]

Gorilla Radio Flashbacks with Chris Cook, John Ross November 27, 2000

It’s Canada’s turn to go to the polls today, and like our trading partners in the U.S. and Mexico, we’ve heard lmost nothing about the FTA, NAFTA, or the planned FTAA. Despite the profound effects these trade deals have on every aspect of life in our respective nations, the politicos are determined to peddle pap and prurience to the masses.

John Ross has written six books on Mexico, including the award winning, “Rebellion from the Roots: Indian Uprising in Chiapas” and he was in Victoria last week promoting his newest book, “The War Against Oblivion-Zapatista Chronicles, 1994-2000”.

John Ross and Mexico’s free traders.

Gorilla Radio with Chris Cook, Michael Jabara Carley, Ted Smith, Janine Bandcroft April 5, 2018

Good news out of Britain: Former Russian double agent, Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia, apparently poisoned in Salisbury a little more than a month ago, are still alive. Sergei is said to be in critical but stable condition still, and it seems Yulia is strong enough to speak, though is as yet being held incommunicado.

While being of particular relief to the friends and families of the stricken, the recovery of the three provides too much needed diplomatic space for a thus far vitriolic Prime Minister Theresa May to climb down from her government’s vilification campaign against Russia – at least long enough to ascertain why the Skripal’s fell sick in the first place, and then determine the provenance, if any, of alleged agents, chemical and otherwise involved.

After all, no-one wants to create an international incident of it – do they?

Michael Jabara Carley is an author, educator, and essayist. A professor of history at the Université de Montréal, his research and writing focuses on relations between Russia, the USSR, and the “West”. His book titles include: ‘Revolution and Intervention: The French Government and the Russian Civil War, 1917-1919’, ‘1939: The Alliance That Never Was and the Coming of World War II’, and his latest, ‘Silent Conflict: A Hidden History of Early Soviet-Western Relations,’ and he’s in the process of writing a book chronicling the “serendipitous” creation of the “Grand Alliance,” key to the defeat of Hitler in World War II.

His articles can be found online at Voltaire Net.org, Global Research, and the Strategic Culture Foundation, where I discovered his article, ‘Why Canada Defends Ukrainian Fascism‘.

Michael Jabara Carley in the first half.

And; it’s said, “Success has many fathers, but failure is an orphan” and no axiom fits more aptly the situation with Cannabis in Canada today. While Johnnie-come-lately former police officials and politicians join the boards of newly formed weed corporations, hitching their wagons to the shooting star of profitability legal access affords, the people who fought the law to help the sick watch on. But not to be sidelined, in its 23rd year, the Vancouver Island Cannabis Buyer’s Club is still going strong and ready to continue the fight for truly unfettered access.

Ted Smith founded the Vancouver Island Cannabis Buyer’s Club to provide cannabis-based products to people with terminal and incurable medical conditions. He faced harassment and arrest, and took his case all the way to Canada’s Supreme Court – and won!

Ted Smith and Canada’s new legal understanding of cannabis in the second half.

And; long-time Victoria activist and CFUV Radio broadcaster at-large, Janine Bandcroft will join us at the bottom of the hour to bring us up to speed with some of what’s good to get up to in and around Victoria in the coming week. But first, Michael Jabara Carley and stoking a hotter Cold War 2.0 with Russia.

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, Kristina Borjesson August 19, 2002

“Remember: words have power; the power to put pictures in your mind.” Never has that old Ukrainian saying been more true than when describing the media. For the last century, our ‘pictures in the mind’ have largely been manufactured by a small group of press barons and communication conglomerates. We mostly accept the limited scope of ‘all the news fit to print’ on an assumption that these privileged voices operate under tenets of objectivity and, ultimately, serving the public good. But today, that assumption does not bear scrutiny.

Kristina Borjesson knows better than most how media works; she’s a multi-award winning investigative reporter and producer whose resume includes: PBS’s Frontline, CNN Newstand, and both 60 Minutes and the CBS Evening News. But her twenty-plus years at the top of her field was no protection when she pursued a story nobody wanted told.

Now, Kristina Borjesson has edited “Into the Buzzsaw: Leading Journalists Expose the Myth of a Free Press”, a compilation of essays written by some of the most celebrated, and unjustly reviled, journalists in America. In the first half, Kristina Borjesson, caught in the “Buzzsaw.”

Left Coast Event Bulletin with Janine Bandcroft April 5th, 2018

Hey Trudeau! Kinder Morgan Has Got to Go!
April 5th

Thursday at 17:30–20:30
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Vancouver Art Gallery <https://www.facebook.com/VancouverArtGallery/>
750 Hornby Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V6Z 2H7

As nearly 200 people have been arrested on Burnaby Mountain taking bold action to stop the Kinder Morgan pipeline, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is coming to Vancouver to try and raise money for his re-election.

Let me repeat that. Next week, Justin Trudeau is scheduled to be in Vancouver, raising money for his own re-election campaign at the same time as he’s trying to shove an unwanted pipeline through Vancouver, Burnaby and all of BC.

Not on our watch. That’s why on April 5th, we’re calling on everyone in these unceded Coast Salish territories to join us in showing the Prime Minister he is not welcome here — not while he is ramming a reckless tar sands pipeline through with no Indigenous consent.

We don’t have the money to get into Trudeau’s event [$1000/plate probably non-vegan dinner], but we do have people power, and we can show that no amount of dollars is going to help this Prime Minister come election day if he continues to ignore our climate commitments, disrespect Indigenous rights and put this coast in peril.

Here’s the plan.

We’re going meet at the Vancouver Art Gallery at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 5th.

Then, we’ll march together to Trudeau’s fundraiser, where the Prime Minister hopes to fill his re-election coffers. With enough people outside, he’ll have to spend the whole night explaining to these supporters why he’s willing to risk a catastrophic oil spill in their backyards.

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Peace Bond
April 6th

Friday at 12:00–14:00
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David Eby <https://www.facebook.com/dave.eby/>
2909 West Broadway, Vancouver, British Columbia V6K2G6

We are gathering to remind BC’s Attorney General to honour Treaty 8, respect Indigenous law and to enforce the Crown’s duty to protect the Peace River Valley from settler colonial violence and treaty violations. As the Blueberry River First Nation court case on cumulative impacts begins on March 26, and the West Moberly and Prophet River First Nations legal battle to seek an injunction to stop the Site C dam happens in July, we are holding BC accountable to walk its talk of reconciliation.

FightC is a non-partisan, non-violent grassroots community group committed to stopping the Site C dam in solidarity with the Treaty 8 First Nations. All who love and respect the Peace are welcome to join us.

We acknowledge that this free assembly takes place on the Unceded Territory of the Musqueam, Tsleil-Waututh and Squamish Nations.

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US/Canada Hands Off Venezuela! Vancouver Protest Action
April 6th
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Friday at 16:00–19:00
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US Consulate (1075 W. Pender St.) & Vancouver Art Gallery (Robson)
~ La versión en español sigue la versión en inglés ~

U.S./CANADA: HANDS OFF VENEZUELA!
NO TO SANCTIONS & THREATS ON VENEZUELA!
NO TO REGIME CHANGE IN VENEZUELA!
U.S. AND CANADA RESPECT THE SOVEREIGNTY & SELF-DETERMINATION OF THE VENEZUELAN PEOPLE!

FRIDAY APRIL 6, 2018
2 Events in Solidarity with Venezuela in Vancouver, Canada

1>>> PROTEST ACTION: U.S./Canada Hands Off Venezuela!
4pm
U.S. Consulate
1075 W. Pender St. at Thurlow St.
Downtown Vancouver

2>>> PETITION DRIVE & INFO DISPLAY: No More US/Canada Sanctions & Threats!
Respect the Self-Determination of Venezuelan People!
5:30pm
Vancouver Art Gallery
Robson St. at Howe St.
Downtown Vancouver

This event will take place on the traditional and unceded territories of the Tsleil-Waututh (səl̓ilwətaɁɬ), the Musqueam (xʷməθkʷəy̓əm), and the Squamish (Skwxwú7mesh) Coast Salish Nations.

>>>>> CANADA HANDS OFF VENEZUELA: IMPORTANT VICTORY!
After receiving 582 (out of 500 required) signatures from across Canada, a Parliamentary petition demanding that the government of Canada end its threats and sanctions against Venezuela has been certified for presentation to the House of Commons! Read the petition here: https://petitions.ourcommons.ca/en/Petition/Details?Petition=e-1353 <https://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=https%3A%2F%2Fpetitions.ourcommons.ca%2Fen%2FPetition%2FDetails%3FPetition%3De-1353&h=ATPYOxXZqx5n2JM_n502gCTZwn1RWnO8JhvTrcFjjCQc3Qc0u1f1AIEG70CfE6IZ4Fk6rvsU06WcdvOKrMcyeyVI986Lu4cfr5tlwGswokmURrIRETVNbp_x>

On March 19 U.S. President Trump issued an executive order increasing sanctions against Venezuela, “in light of recent actions taken by the Maduro regime to attempt to circumvent U.S. sanctions by issuing a digital currency.” Venezuela was already facing criminal sanctions from the United States, Canada, and the European Union. U.S. President Trump has also threatened Venezuela with military intervention, and former U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson toured Latin America in February to drum up support for increasing U.S. intervention in Venezuela, all with the objective of forcing the overthrow of the President of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro.

Now it is more important then ever before that we join together on the streets to demand an end to the threats, sanctions, and meddling by the U.S. government, the government of Canada and their allies. U.S./Canada Hands Off Venezuela!

>> View the event poster here: http://firethistime.net/posters/2018/180406-Venezuela-Actions.pdf <https://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Ffirethistime.net%2Fposters%2F2018%2F180406-Venezuela-Actions.pdf&h=ATNvAYztpbeFcA0qUg5-2Z1hk-0r3YonnwsBTHVND8MHDUx8TF6lr-ZFx3w2zrmEyrW_XA-vW7GAuooxoEK6dHA0Hu1W__inUuCq2eiA7n9My7cxV_3SPNBE>

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¡EE.UU. Y CANADA SACAN SUS MANOS DE VENEZUELA!
¡NO A LAS SANCIONES Y AMENAZAS CONTRA VENEZUELA!
¡NO AL CAMBIO DE RÉGIMEN EN VENEZUELA!
¡EE.UU. & CANADA RESPETE LA SOBERANÍA Y AUTODETERMINACIÓN DEL PUEBLO VENEZOLANO!

VIERNES 6 de ABRIL 2018
2 Eventos por Venezuela en Vancouver, Canadá

1>> ACCIÓN DE PROTESTA: ¡EE.UU. y Canadá Sacan Sus Manos de Venezuela!
4pm
Consulado de EE.UU. (U.S. Consulate)
1075 W. Pender St. at Thurlow St.
Downtown Vancouver, Canadá

2>> PETICIÓN Y MUESTRA DE INFORMACIÓN: ¡No más sanciones y amenazas de Estados Unidos / Canadá!
¡Respeta la autodeterminación de la gente venezolana!
5:30pm
Galería de Arte de Vancouver (Art Gallery)
Robson St. at Howe St.
Downtown Vancouver, Canadá

>>>>> CANADÁ SACAN SUS MANOS DE VENEZUELA: ¡IMPORTANTE VICTORIA!
Después de recibir 582 (de 500 firmas requeridas) de todo Canadá, una petición parlamentaria que exige al gobierno de Canadá a terminar sus amenazas y sanciones contra Venezuela ha sido certificada para su presentación ante del parlamento de Canadá. Lea la petición aquí: https://petitions.ourcommons.ca/en/Petition/Details?Petition=e-1353

El 19 de marzo, el presidente estadounidense Trump emitió una orden ejecutiva para aumentar las sanciones contra Venezuela, “a la luz de las recientes medidas adoptadas por el régimen de Maduro para intentar a eludir las sanciones de los Estados Unidos emitiendo una moneda digital”. Venezuela ya enfrentaba sanciones penales de los Estados Unidos, Canadá y la Unión Europea. El presidente estadounidense Trump también amenazó a Venezuela con la intervención militar, y el exsecretario de Estado Rex Tillerson realizó una gira por América Latina en febrero para obtener apoyo para aumentar la intervención estadounidense en Venezuela, todo con el objetivo de forzar el derrocamiento del presidente de Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro.

Ahora es más importante que nunca que nos unamos en las calles para exigir el fin de las amenazas, sanciones e intervenciónes del gobierno de EE.UU., El gobierno de Canadá y sus aliados. ¡EE.UU. y Canadá Sacan Sus Manos de Venezuela!

>> Vea el cartel del evento aquí: http://firethistime.net/posters/2018/180406-Venezuela-Actions.pdf

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Organized by Fire This Time Movement for Social Justice (FTT)
– Venezuela Solidarity Campaign
Organizado por el Movimiento Fire This Time por la Justicia Social (FTT)
– Campaña de Solidaridad con Venezuela
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FIRE THIS TIME MOVEMENT FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE (FTT)
Web: http://www.firethistime.net/ <https://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.firethistime.net%2F&h=ATNDtZZM3m684KMqpFO2jvOUWcpTe5_CxzFTDXUiuyBI5-rCTFV1O-3nVlzwMCwWAbWfM6a-wNHCW5HwD77LiuUmm-qaBmeZ3TOyBY1ctL3gtweoGz9dYaHH>
E-Mail: firethistimecanada@yandex.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/firethistimemovement <https://www.facebook.com/firethistimemovement>

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Solidarity Vigil with Palestine – Denounce Land Day Massacre
<http://www.cpavancouver.org/index.php/2018/04/02/solidarity-vigil-with-palestine-denounce-land-day-massacre/>

Friday, April 6 at 4:30 PM – 6 PM
CBC Plaza, 700 Hamilton St., Vancouver <https://maps.google.com/?q=700+Hamilton+St.,+Vancouver&entry=gmail&source=g>
Facebook Event

<https://www.facebook.com/events/218686625532953/>
On March 30, 2018, Israeli military forces callously killed 17 unarmed Palestinian protestors and injured hundreds more in Gaza. The protestors were part of the Great Return March as well as marking Land Day.

Canadian government officials have not uttered any word to condemn this massacre, let alone apply any sanctions. Canadian media, including the CBC, have tried to obscure Israel’s crimes by talking about “clashes” and “confrontations” and “rioting”. However, the Israeli military themselves admitted in a tweet that they later deleted: “everything was accurate and measured, and we know where every bullet landed.” Israeli media has shown multiple pictures of Israeli snipers lined up on earth embankments, ready to fire at civilians. Which they did, shooting people kneeling in prayer and shooting others in the back as they were moving away from the border.

We demand that Israel be held accountable for these continued crimes against the Palestinian people; it is only because of the lack of action and complicity from Western countries that Israel acts with such impunity!

List of endorsing organizations to be posted soon.

We acknowledge that this event takes places on the unceded territories of our indigenous brothers and sisters.

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Direct Action Everywhere – Vancouver: “Post The Truth” demo
April 7th
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City Centre Skytrain (Granville and W Georgia)
The theme for this action is, ‘Post the Truth’ – “Attention: Animals’ lives are their right. Killing them is violent and unjust no matter how it’s done.”

DxE is joining forces with Dani Rukin who is organizing this event!

Please arrive at 3:00pm We will start prep at 3:10 sharp.
Action will launch at approx 3:35.

ACTION PLAN : A couple activists will do very brief speak-outs about the atrocities of animal agriculture and the humane lie that allows the justification of animal exploitation to continue.

One of the activists will then “Post the Truth” – adhering a small paper sign to a surface with scotch tape.

A designated activist will lead us in some basic chants as we make our way out of the venue. We will likely not be inside for more than 5-10 minutes, max.

[If you are interested in doing a speak-out, let us know!! First-timers encouraged!]

We will provide the DxE signs and leaflets for outreach.

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 WELCOME and encouraged.

WHAT: This will be a non-violent disruption inside an establishment where animals are being bought and sold and eaten (i.e. like pretty much everywhere else).

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.

ACCESSIBILITY: There will be minimal walking required for this action. If you have questions or need support to attend this event, please message us.

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

We will have a post – action debrief
please stay around!

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=ATPwgi6QN_uBZFMKiYwKkq1arIAVp3kT6WKHfWMMJFBOvvtN8JyJsW9JW_QV6FdsEWXZcZBbzaZl00k6BCN_KePF60G8jGcPbf8tH4f2EqcGdItDg8mngxNe>

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Invasive Removal on Cattle Point of Carpet Burweed and Bur Chervil

Sunday April 8 and 15
from 1 to 3 pm.
Meet near the kiosks at Cattle Point.

Please be on time because we will walk to the area being cleared of invasive plants at Cattle Point. Tools, gloves and instruction will be provided.

VOLUNTEERS IN THE CAMAS

We invite all people who volunteer in the natural parks of South Vancouver Island and their families and friends and people that are interested, to a big party!

Sunday April 29 from 12 noon to 3 pm. Uplands Park grassy field at the Beach Drive entrance to Cattle Point

**Displays by Parks Canada, Nature Conservancy of Canada, Habitat Acquisition Trust, CRD Bowker Creek Initiative, Community Association of Oak Bay, Friends of Uplands Park, Greater Victoria Green Team and others

Rock Band: The Bald Eagles – dance on the grass!
Food and drinks
Activities for all ages
Wild Flower Walks with experts Wylie Thomas and Matt Fairbarns
PRIZES!
and a LIVING MUSEUM – the natural beauty of the best example of the endangered Garry Oak Ecosystems with 25 rare plants.

FREE but Donations greatly appreciated

Organized by the Friends of Uplands Park and the Greater Victoria Green Team

** If your group would like to have a display, please contact me. You will need to provide your own table, chairs and tent if needed. Set-up is at 10am and when you arrive, parking on Beach Drive, you will be given a spot to set up your display. No selling, but donations can be requested.

Port-a-Potty at Cattle Pt. No water source.

Hope to see you!
Margaret Lidkea, Chair of FOUP and Amanda Evans, Manager of GVGT

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Revolution of the Hopeless Ones: Rojava’s Cosmopolitan Appeal
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Institute for the Humanities at Simon Fraser University <https://www.facebook.com/SFUHumanitiesInstitute/>
515 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 5K3
Location: room 7000, SFU Harbour Centre. Both the building and room are wheelchair accessible.

THE REVOLUTION OF THE HOPELESS ONES: ROJAVA’S COSMOPOLITAN APPEAL

In a margin of the margins, a new revolutionary subject and space have been born. Just when all hope for an all-encompassing cosmopolitan revolution had seemed to fade away, the Rojava revolution emerged in the face of sweeping fanatic movements in the Middle East. It has defied not only the hegemony of neoliberal culturalism, but also the typical image of the Oriental Other in contrast to the 20th century European revolutionary subject. While continually fighting off invading fundamentalist forces since the beginning of the Syrian civil war, the Rojava movement has simultaneously created an innovative space of freedom and equality without precedent in its inclusiveness. Given the genocidal campaign the people of Rojava are facing and the international dismissal of their plight, the revolution may not last.

However, I argue that the world has a lot to learn from Rojava. If there is one place where intersectionality has been given a revolutionary force, it is there. The same women and men who fight aggressors to defend their democratic confederations systematically educate themselves on feminism, social ecology, and collectivist economics. Social hierarchy in all its complex forms is being subverted in Rojava, and this is indicative of the philosophical and political significance of this new revolutionary subject. I will explain the cosmopolitan appeal of the movement as well as its genuine responsiveness to forms of oppression against all marginalized groups. In that context, I will focus on the historical significance of this new revolutionary subject and the universalist, post-national, post-culturalist promise of the created revolutionary space.

SPEAKER

Saladdin Ahmed is the O’Donnell Visiting Assistant Professor of Race & Ethnic Studies and Politics at Whitman College. His research centres on critical theory and post-nihilist philosophy, with a particular focus on social space and political movements. In his forthcoming book, Totalitarian Space and the Destruction of Aura (SUNY Press), he makes the case for a renewed critical philosophy of space, diagnosing contemporary social space as increasingly totalitarian and “auraless”. His recent academic work has been published in Theory in Action, Critique: Journal of Socialist Theory, and Critical Race and Whiteness Studies. Additionally, he has published political commentaries and opinion pieces in various media outlets, including openDemocracy, The Huffington Post (German Edition), Critical Legal Thinking, and CounterPunch.

ORCID Profile: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4636-8217 <https://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=https%3A%2F%2Forcid.org%2F0000-0003-4636-8217&h=ATOai8dCgFUHHCLs7WuuomzxA6ik0hgctFpYGppwk4IS-BX1L9UuWcRV6ZQJnIBMIz4RPWtU9ncyw9tNcOlGptU-CjUg9fsRsXTMGjnl-OS6B2Akw4qZOGxp>

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Sponsored by SFU’s Institute for the Humanities.

This event will take place on the unceded Coast Salish territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh peoples.

Event is FREE and open to the public. If you would like to donate to the Institute to help fund future events like this one, please visit http://www.sfu.ca/humanities-institute/donate.html <http://www.sfu.ca/humanities-institute/donate.html>.

ASL requests must be submitted at least 3 weeks prior the event to insthum@sfu.ca.

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Surrey and the Kinder Morgan Pipeline
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10 April at 17:30–19:00
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City Center Library <https://www.facebook.com/pages/City-Center-Library/475804932434707>
10350 University Drive, Surrey, British Columbia V3T 4B8
The PIPE UP Network has been organizing to stop the Kinder Morgan Pipeline expansion for years, including helping to get Kwantlen Polytechnic University to back out of a Memorandum of Understanding with Kinder Morgan.

This meeting is to bring together residents of Surrey to talk about how we want to organize in light of activities on Burnaby Mountain, the City of Surrey retracting their statement of opposition, and future initiatives.

All are welcome and our meetings are child friendly.

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Capitalism, Hegemony, and the Meanings of Water
10 April at 18:00–20:00
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Institute for the Humanities at Simon Fraser University <https://www.facebook.com/SFUHumanitiesInstitute/>
515 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 5K3
Location: room 7000, SFU Harbour Centre. Both the building and room are wheelchair accessible.

HYDROLOGIES OF TRANSFORMATION: CAPITALISM, HEGEMONY, AND THE MEANINGS OF WATER

As climate change takes a thermal sledgehammer to glaciers and icecaps, financial gurus trumpet that “water is the next oil.” Water appears prominently as an object of desire (the vacation by the sea; the waterfront condominium) and as a site of ominous and incontrovertible scarcity. It is a significant contemporary frontier for capital accumulation. It may also turn out to be a powerful medium for social transformation.

Could we make water into an antidote to capitalism? When we are talking about water, we are talking about the substance in and through which all planetary social life unfolds. It is essential not only for the functioning of ecosystems, households, and industrial processes but for individual and collective self-understandings, emotional well-being, and the architectures of imaginative worlds. As such, water serves as a key term in the exercise of hegemony. What might it look like to turn the potent meanings of water against capital? To bring shared waters into the foreground of social movements may be to recall the vital connections between peoples and species, between fragmented aspects of life, and between the living, the dead, and the unborn. Even as processes of capital accumulation systematically diminish and degrade the life-giving capacities of waters, a genuine and widespread recognition that we hold water in common may be profoundly destabilizing for existing structures of power.

SPEAKER

Janine MacLeod is a PhD candidate in the Faculty of Environmental Studies at York University. She is the co-editor (with Astrida Neimanis and Cecilia Chen) of Thinking with Water, a volume of artworks, poems and cultural theory published by McGill-Queen’s University Press in 2013. Her work has appeared in scholarly collections such as Petrocultures: Oil, Energy, Culture (2017) and Downstream: Reimagining Water (2016), as well as in publications like The Walrus magazine and The Vancouver Observer.

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Sponsored by SFU’s Institute for the Humanities.

This event will take place on the unceded Coast Salish territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh peoples.

Event is FREE and open to the public. If you would like to donate to the Institute to help fund future events like this one, please visit http://www.sfu.ca/humanities-institute/donate.html <https://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.sfu.ca%2Fhumanities-institute%2Fdonate.html&h=ATOQMxOHGipyH3AUAO7G6LVmsTu0um6EOcPILDHnWVFNoTXHEeAuY2WSrbvvDs5r7M756PCNY8IhyIvwrNrk_8R2yBKEEO24z4zjHDJekQ3Ywy4LFWSCUTuR>.

ASL requests must be submitted at least 3 weeks prior the event to insthum@sfu.ca.

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Gorilla Radio Flashbacks with Chris Cook, James Laxer March 18, 2002

We Canadians like to think of ourselves as good neighbours. We like to believe that our only neighbour, the United States, feels the same way. But, the truth is: for more than two centuries, the United States has repeatedly and consistently tried to complete their dream of a continental nation encompassing all of North America.

Those efforts have included four separate military invasions of Canada and, when those failed, the application of continual political pressure and economic coercion designed to erode northern sovereignty. Today, their dream of a United Continental States of America is closer to fruition than ever before.

York University poli-sci professor, James Laxer on our decent into the continental drain.

Gorilla Radio with Chris Cook, Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, Pablo Ouziel, Janine Bandcroft March 29th, 2018

Hundreds of thousands turned out Saturday in Washington, D.C. for ‘March for Our Lives’. Though estimated at more than half a million voices strong, the throng’s call fell beyond Donald Trump’s earshot; the president being out of town at the time.

But the message was heard in cities across the United States and in towns around the World, where a growing chorus against gun violence inspired mass demos.

Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz is an author, lecturer, educator and human rights activist. She’s currently on tour promoting her latest book, ‘Loaded: A Disarming History of the Second Amendment’.

Some of her other titles include: ‘An Indigenous People’s History of the United States’, ‘The Great Sioux Nation: Sitting in Judgment on America’, and the books of her Memoir Trilogy, ‘Red Dirt’ ‘Blood on the Border’, and ‘Outlaw Woman’.

Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz in the first segment.

And; in breaking news, Germany acted on a Spanish warrant for the arrest of Carles Puigdemont, fugitive leader of Catalonia’s ruling separatist coalition Sunday. It’s the latest development in the six months-long political battle for the heart of Catalonia. 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 the Spanish president’s latest Catalonia brain fit in the second segment.

And; Janine Bandcroft will be here at the bottom of the hour with the Left Coast Events bulletin to bring us up to speed with some of what’s good to do in and around our town in the coming week. But first, Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz and ‘Loaded: A Disarming History of the Second Amendment’.

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 March 29th, 2018

Teach-In at Kwekwecnewtxw: Kinder Morgan’s Route & Construction
Thursday
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Learn more about what Kinder Morgan is up to.

Wilderness Committee will be doing a deep dive into the route and construction of Kinder Morgan’s pipeline.

Directions: The Kwekwecnewtxw, or “watch-house,” is located north-east of the Burnaby 200 soccer field on the Trans Mountain Trail. Please refer the screenshot in this event for further details.
Google Maps link: https://www.google.ca/maps/dir/Forest+Grove+Park,+8505+Forest+Grove+Dr,+Burnaby,+BC+V5A+4H5/49.266367,-122.9200034/@49.2658861,-122.9210012,323m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m9!4m8!1m5!1m1!1s0x548679d02712f517:0x26253b6bd444a925!2m2!1d-122.919965!2d49.2652349!1m0!3e0
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Palestine Now – Film Screening and Discussion
clock Thursday at 18:00–21:00
2 days from now · 7–11° Rain Showers

pin The Student Union Building
The SUB, 3800 Finnerty Road, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 3P3

 

Please join us for a screening and discussion of the film “Palestine Now” hosted in the UVic SUB in room B028 at 6:00, April 29. This 2017 documentary looks at the impact of Israel’s occupation of Palestinian territory, fifty years after the Mid-East war of 1967. Israel’s apartheid policies have brought enormous hardship to the occupied West Bank and Gaza strip, including the massive destruction of homes and olive groves, the killing and jailing of thousands of Palestinians (including hundreds of children), and much more. The charges against teenager Ahed Tamimi and her current trial have again drawn the attention of the world to the crimes committed by the Israeli state against Palestine. The screening will include discussion of the latest developments in this struggle.

Admission is free, however donations are appreciated in order to help cover the costs of our events and anti-apartheid activities.
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Worth Fighting For
Friday
29 March at 19:00–22:00
Next Week · 6–10° Rain Showers

pin SFU Woodward’s
149 W. Hastings St., Vancouver, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 1H4
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On March 29th, Reel Causes and Wilderness Committee are pleased to present #WorthFightingFor, an evening of film and conversation to raise awareness about the value and fragility of our environment. Hunting Giants and Water Warriors address issues from Canada’s west and east coasts, showing how individuals and communities are coming together to save and protect the only planet we have. Nuuca, set in North Dakota, reveals important truths beyond the impact of oil on the land.

It’s all #WorthFightingFor.

Following the screening, there will be a post-film Q&A with the following panelists, moderated by Joe Foy, national campaign director with Wilderness Committee:
– Andrea Inness, campaigner with the Ancient Forest Alliance
– Sofi Hindmarch, independent biological consultant
– Nipawi Kakinoosit, an activist featured in Water Warriors
– Sean Horlor and Steve Adams, Hunting Giants filmmakers

More details @reelcauses.org

**Online sales for this event close at 3:30 pm on March 29th. Door tickets will still be available from 6:30 pm**

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Going Wildwood! Ecoforestry Tour and Picnic Lunch
Saturday
clock 31 March at 10:00–18:00
Next Week · 5–11° Partly cloudy

pin Fernwood Square
Fernwood and Gladstone, Victoria, British Columbia

Join Coast Connect, on our 14-seat passenger bus for a tour of Wildwood Ecoforest with forest stewards of the Ecofrestry Institute, for an invigorating walk and picnic in celebration of spring and to learn about about practical/sustainable forestry alternatives to the dominant industrial forestry paradigm, as developed by the late legendary ecoforester Merv Wilkinson.

The fee per passenger for this 7 hour outing is $120, with proceeds to support on-going low barrier transportation to the Walbran valley.

A delicious picnic lunch and additional trailhead access to wildflower meadows on Mt. Wells en route back to Victoria, is provided.

To register please etransfer: bccoastconnect@gmail.com. Deadline for registration is March 25th.

This walk is happening with gratitude on the unceded territory of the Stzu’minus First Nations

For more information, call: 778-265-3564

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DOGG PUPPER CLUB PLANT BASED SUPPER

Saturday, March 31st
5-7 pm
Olympic Village area

Seva the Plant Powered Dogg invites your dogg to her first DOGG pupper club! She can’t wait to share her favourite food, that she says will deliver delight to her furry friends’ taste buds, all while you learn about DOGG’s exciting plans, new upcoming programs, and community fun launching in Vancouver, BC.

Join a delightful DOGG supper for your dog, with tasty appies and bevies for you!

RSVP please, it’s free, but limited to 15 dogs. visit joindogg.com.

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How Cuba’s Democracy Works
clock 2 April at 14:00–16:00
Next Week · 5–11° Rain Showers

pin 706 Clark Dr, Vancouver, BC V5L 3J1, Canada

Come and learn more about Cuba’s Democratic Process, as well as the Che Guevara Work Brigade.

Monday, April 2nd @ 2pm
Organized by: Canadian Cuban Friendship Association (CCFA)
Location: Centre For Socialist Education 706 Clark Dr.
Speakers: Juan Carlos Rodriguez Diaz and Yamil Martínez Marrero

Juan Carlos Rodriguez Diaz, elected member of Cuba’s National Assembly of People’s Power, professor of history, and historian of the City of Pinar del Rio, will talk about elections and democracy in Cuba

Yamil Martínez Marrero, official of the Canada Desk of the Cuban Institute of Friendship with the Peoples (ICAP) in Havana will outline the Ché Guevara Volunteer Work Brigade to Cuba, taking place from April 22nd to May 6. For tour registration information and itinerary please see on back page.

These two distinguished Cubans are on a 2-week tour of nine cities from Halifax to Victoria organized by the Canadian Network on Cuba.
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This event takes place on the traditional, unceded, occupied territories of the səlil̓wətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) Nations. In acknowledging this, we must be in solidarity with the struggles of the peoples of the territory in which we occupy.

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Guests from Cuba on Elections & Democracy in Revolutionary Cuba!
Tuesday

3 April at 19:00–22:00

pin Vancouver Public Library
350 West Georgia, Vancouver, British Columbia

~ La versión en español sigue la versión en inglés ~
ELECTIONS & DEMOCRACY IN REVOLUTIONARY CUBA

Guest Speakers Direct from Cuba:
>> JUAN CARLOS RODRÍGUEZ DÍAZ
Member of Cuba’s National Assembly of People’s Power, Historian of the City of Pinar del Rio and Professor at the “Hermanos Saíz Montes de Oca” University
>> YAMIL MARTÍNEZ MARRERO
Director of the Canada Desk of the Cuban Institute of Friendship with the Peoples (ICAP)

** A Free Community Event **
TUESDAY APRIL 3
7pm – Vancouver Public Library – Central Branch
350 E. Georgia Street
Downtown Vancouver, Canada

This event will be taking place on the traditional and unceded territories of the Tsleil-Waututh (səl̓ilwətaɁɬ), the Musqueam (xʷməθkʷəy̓əm), and the Squamish (Skwxwú7mesh) Coast Salish Nations.

On March 11, 2018, over 7 million Cubans went to the polls to elect a new National Assembly of People’s Power. The election of the National Assembly is one step in the process which will culminate in mid-April with the vote by the National Assembly for the country’s new State Council, and soon after, they will elect Cuba’s new President.

As part of a 9 city cross-Canada tour, we invite you to join us with two great speakers visiting direct from Cuba, including member of Cuba’s National Assembly and Historian of the City of Pinar del Rio, JUAN CARLOS RODRÍGUEZ DÍAZ, who will discuss more about Cuba’s elections and democratic process. He will be joined by YAMIL MARTÍNEZ MARRERO, director of the Canada Desk of the Cuban Institute of Friendship with the Peoples (ICAP). Yamil will also speak about an exciting chance to travel to Cuba with the Che Guevara Volunteer Work Brigade, April 22 – May 6, 2018 and the ongoing impact of the U.S. blockade on Cuba.

To view the event poster: http://vancubasolidarity.com/posters/180403-CNC-ICAP-Tour.pdf

For more info: 778-882-5223 or 778-879-2759

Organized by:
Canadian Network on Cuba – CNC

Endorsed by:
Vancouver Communities in Solidarity with Cuba (VCSC), Communist League – Vancouver, Friends of Cuba Against the Blockade – Vancouver

http://www.vancubasolidarity.com/
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ELECCIONES Y DEMOCRACIA EN CUBA REVOLUCIONARIA

Oradores invitados directos de Cuba:
>> JUAN CARLOS RODRÍGUEZ DÍAZ
Miembro de la Asamblea Nacional del Poder Popular de Cuba, historiador de la ciudad de Pinar del Río y profesor de la Universidad “Hermanos Saíz Montes de Oca”
>> YAMIL MARTÍNEZ MARRERO
Director de la Oficina de Canadá del Instituto Cubano de Amistad con los Pueblos (ICAP)

** Un evento comunitario gratuito **
MARTES 3 DE ABRIL
7pm – Vancouver Public Library – Central Branch
350 E. Georgia Street
El centro de Vancouver, Canadá

Este evento se llevará a cabo en los territorios tradicionales de las naciones Tsleil-Waututh (səl̓ilwətaɁɬ), Musqueam (xʷməθkʷəy̓əm) y Squamish (Skwxwú7mesh).

El 11 de marzo de 2018, más de 7 millones de cubanos acudieron a las urnas para elegir una nueva Asamblea Nacional del Poder Popular. La elección de la Asamblea Nacional es un paso en el proceso que culminará a mediados de abril con el voto de la Asamblea Nacional para el nuevo Consejo de Estado del país, y poco después elegirán al nuevo presidente de Cuba.

Como parte de una gira por nueve ciudades de Canadá, te invitamos a unirte a nosotros con dos grandes oradores que visitan directamente de Cuba, incluido el miembro de la Asamblea Nacional de Cuba e historiador de la ciudad de Pinar del Rio, JUAN CARLOS RODRÍGUEZ DÍAZ, quien discutirá más sobre las elecciones de Cuba y el proceso democrático. A él se unirá YAMIL MARTÍNEZ MARRERO, director de la Oficina de Canadá del Instituto Cubano de Amistad con los Pueblos (ICAP). Yamil también hablará sobre una excelente oportunidad de viajar a Cuba con la Brigada de Trabajo Voluntario Che Guevara, del 22 de abril al 6 de mayo de 2018. El hablará también del impacto actual del bloqueo de los Estados Unidos contra Cuba.

Para ver el cartel del evento: http://vancubasolidarity.com/posters/180403-CNC-ICAP-Tour.pdf
Para más información: 778-882-5223 o 778-879-2759

Organizado por:
Canadian Network on Cuba – CNC

Aprobado por:
Vancouver Communities in Solidarity with Cuba (VCSC), Communist League – Vancouver, Friends of Cuba Against the Blockade – Vancouver

http://www.vancubasolidarity.com/

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How To Mix Social Justice and Business | waaw! TALKS
Thursday

clock 5 April at 18:00–20:00

pin Suite Genius Mt. Pleasant
225 West 8th Avenue #300, Vancouver, British Columbia V5Y 1N3

 

These events are taking place on Unceded xʷməθkʷəy̓əm, səl̓ilwətaɁɬ, Sḵwx̱wú7mesh territories.

❝How To Mix Social Justice and Business❞

Join speakers MELANIE MATINING, JESSIE ANDERSON and RUBY SMITH DIAZ as they talk about their experiences navigating capitalism, supporting clients and hustling hard while still staying connected to communities that matter to them. Sometimes the corporate world and the world of activism, social justice advocacy and meaningful change feel at odds. Join these speakers for a conversation on socially responsible business practices.

waaw! TALKS is a series of events that encourages critical thinking among professionals. Cicely Blain Consulting is passionate about accessibility, equality, inclusivity and diversity and hopes to make meaningful change in workplaces across Vancouver and beyond. In this series, audiences gain powerful and exclusive insight into the minds of some of Vancouver’s greatest change-makers. Each month, new speakers will deliver empowering words to help inspire and revolutionize your business.

The events will be sweet combination of inspirational and intriguing conversation with expert panelists and professional networking opportunities.

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waaw! [wow]
interjection, adverb
1. Yes!
In the indigenous West African language of Wolof, the tribal language of the Blain family, waaw means yes!
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> First Thursday of Every Month! <

EVENT LISTING:

May 3rd: “How To Support LGBTQ Clients and Staff”

June 7th: “Consent and Non-Violence in the Workplace”

July 5th: “Creating a Feminist Workplace”

August 2nd: “What is Intercultural Understanding?”

September 6th: “Queer and Trans Accessibility in Healthcare”

ACCESSIBILITY

If you are in need of ASL-English registered interpreters, please indicate if you need this service so we can accomodate you accordingly.

The space is wheelchair accessible, with gender neutral bathrooms and scent-reduced.

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Animal Advocacy Camp 2018!
clock 14 April at 10:00–17:00

pin Camosun College
3100 Foul Bay Road, Victoria, British Columbia V8P 5J2

Vancouver Island Vegan Association and Liberation B.C. are proud to announce the return of Animal Advocacy Camp in 2018! For the first time, AAC will be taking place on Vancouver Island in Victoria, B.C!

The event will feature 6 speakers from a variety of fields in animal advocacy from activists to authors, academics and politics.
You can see the full list of speakers on the website at

Animal Advocacy Camp

*Schedule to be released soon!

**MAINLAND FOLKS! Please DM Liberation BC or Meghan Beattie if you are wanting to drive over or need a ride and we will coordinate car pools!

This will be a full day event starting in the morning with a lunch break catered by local vegan eatery Green Cuisine.

The event will be held in the Gibson Auditorium at Camosun College Lansdowne Campus, located in the Young Building Room 219.
A map is provided on Eventbrite

The building is wheelchair accessible, with a gender neutral washroom.

If you need to access sliding scale ticket options please contact us at vancouverislandvegan@gmail.com

We are grateful to the Animal Protection Party of Canada for their generous support of the event.

We wish to acknowledge that we are organizing this event on the unceded territories of the Songhees, Esquimalt, and W̱SÁNEĆ First Nations.

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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 with Chris Cook, Janine Bandcroft, Christina Nikolic March 22, 2018

We have a special program for you today for a couple of reasons: I’m joined live and in-studio by a pair of my favourite fellow primates, Victoria-based activist and CFUV Radio broadcaster at-large, Janine Bandcroft is here, as is local greentrepreneur and horticulturalist extraordinaire, Christina Nikolic.

If you listen regularly, you already know, Janine and Christina bring us the Left Coast Events Bulletin, your vital guide to some of the good things to get up to in and around Victoria week in and week out.

Today we three together form the Lean Green Gorilla Radio Funding Drive Money Raising Team – and we’ve got a beastly hunger for your figurative banana dreams!!!!

See below for more…but suffice to say, you can begin by dialing 250-721-8700 NOW…CFUV’s ANNUAL Funding Drive is here!

It’s the most wonderful time of the year…. FUNDING DRIVE is here from March 16th-23rd!

Every year CFUV programs our hearts out to raise money for our beloved little radio station.

For this period of annual fundraising you can be sure to hear captivating radio, live performances, and passionate volunteers over CFUV’s airwaves. During Funding Drive, donations are taken in person or over the phone so we can continue to do what we do best – making innovative radio for Victoria and beyond!
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Since 1984, CFUV has been a quintessential aspect to the Victoria community, providing alternative airwaves for everyone on Vancouver Island to connect with. Not only do we make unique radio, we teach people how to program, we advocate for marginalized/unrepresented voices, we provide accessible airwaves to those with disabilities, and we contribute to the Victoria community by sponsoring shows, hosting concerts, and supporting local. Whether it’s becoming a programmer for your own radio show, creating podcasts, or just wanting to discover great Canadian artists, CFUV aims to provide listeners and volunteers with a fresher and alternative form of radio broadcasting.
EB image number 2Donations received during Funding Drive go towards keeping what makes CFUV so great, and continues to provide a space for students and Victoria residents alike to come together and develop their creative talents. This year’s Funding Drive will run from March 16th to the 23rd, so get PUMPED!
You can donate NOW at supportcfuv.ca !

Gorilla Radio with Chris Cook, David Swanson, John Helmer, Janine Bandcroft March 15th, 2018

It’s not the Ides Iraqis are wary of in March, but the 20th day. That marks the date in 2003 their lives changed forever. It was of course when America and its allies, its “Coalition of the Willing”, launched the infamous, ‘Operation Iraqi Liberation’.

You may recall the shock and awe of watching a nation blown to pieces LIVE on CNN; not in living colour, but rather transmitted in the eerie iridescence of infrared night vision?

Despite serial declarations to the contrary, the “operation” in Iraq never really was accomplished and fifteen years later the country, with its cities in shambles, millions killed, maimed, or driven into exile is, like fellow invadee Afghanistan, still a chaos; is still at war.

David Swanson is a peace and political justice activist, journalist, radio host, and author whose book titles include: ‘War No More: The Case for Abolition,’ ‘When the World Outlawed War,’ ‘War Is a Lie,’ and ‘The Military Industrial Complex at 50’ among others. He’s director of WorldBeyondWar.org, blogs at Let’s Try Democracy (DavidSwanson.org) and WarIsACrime.org, and hosts the public affairs program, Talk Nation Radio.

David Swanson in the first half.

And; as though tensions between the World’s nuclear titans weren’t taut enough, a bizarre alleged poisoning in Britain has Western fingers pointing again at a Russian conspiracy. Former spy and exile, Sergei Skripal and his daughter, Yulia were discovered collapsed on a Salisbury park bench a week past Sunday last.

Though the pair have not been seen or heard from outside of hospital since, authorities claim they were poisoned with Novichok, a nerve agent believed once to be part of the USSR’s chemical arsenal. Now, British prime minister, Theresa May says, “Putin did it!” But what she won’t, or perhaps can’t say is, why.

John Helmer is a Moscow-based journalist and author. His latest article, ‘Fourteen and a Half Certainties in the Case of Sergei Skripal‘ is up now at his website, Dances with Bears.

John Helmer and uncertain certainties 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. But first, David Swanson and the enduring legacy of war in Iraq and beyond.

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 March 15, 2018

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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Interdisciplinary Lecture Series: Talk by Dr. Nicole Shukin
clock Thursday at 15:00–16:00
3 days from now · 4–10° Mostly Sunny

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

Join us on Thursday, March 15th from 3:00-4:00 for a talk by University of Victoria professor Dr. Nicole Shukin. The talk will take place in the Fraser Building, room #209. This event is free and open to everyone.

Looking at how life has “bounced back” (or not) after the 2011 TEPCO nuclear disaster in Fukushima, Japan, this talk builds on critiques of the neoliberal virtue of resilience by examining the value placed on multispecies resilience after Fukushima.

Describing multispecies resilience as forgiving makes visible the affective as well as material economies within which other animals become instrumental to redeeming a future for catastrophic capitalism. Unexpectedly, however, some species – particularly unruly wild boars that have proliferated in the nuclear exclusion zone in Fukushima – bounce back with a vengeance, presenting an excessive and unforgiving fall-out that I propose is suggestive of how nonhumans can go “on strike” against the affective and material labour of reproducing the life-conditions of capital and of the human.

Nicole Shukin is an Associate Professor in the Department of English at the University of Victoria, Canada and member of the interdisciplinary graduate program in Cultural, Social, and Political Thought (CSPT). She is the author of Animal Capital: Rendering Life in Biopolitical Times (2009), and has written on a wide range of topics related to capitalist naturecultures, including the bio-politics of cinematic affect, multispecies perspectives on war and security, and rhetorics of resilience.

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National 60’s Scoop Survivor Solidarity Gathering Victoria 2018
Friday at 12:00–13:00
2 days from now · 4–11° Partly cloudy

pin Centennial Square
1 Centennial Square, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1P6
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To be held on the territory of the Lekwungen peoples of the Songhees and Esquimalt nations.

A Peaceful 60’s Scoop Survivors Solidarity Rally at Spirit?Centennial Sq in Victoria to coincide with Rallies in major cities across Canada🔥

Please be mindful, compassionate, and respectful while in attendance as some Survivors may be in an a more emotional state than others as they either may not yet be on or are in the early stages of their journey of healing from the pain of their past

Please Contact Bill Stewart at nsssday@gmail.com or message Sixties Scoop Survivor’s National Day of Recognition for more information

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National 60’s Scoop Survivor Solidarity Rally – Vancouver 2018

Friday at 11:45–14:45
2 days from now · 4–11° Partly cloudy

pin Victory Square, Vancouver
Hastings & Cambie, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 1G8

This rally will take place on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded Indigenous territories of the ʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh) First Nations.

A peaceful 60’s Scoop Survivors solidarity rally across Canada in every major city🔥 Victoria, Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, Saskatoon, Regina, Winnipeg, Ottawa, Toronto & Montreal

60s Scoop Survivors across Turtle Island are mobilizing, motivated, and ready to make some noise, raise awarenesss and build support.

Mark your calendars! More details to come as we plan our walk from Victory Square to Japanese Hall at 487 Alexander Street

This a family friendly, sober event open to allies, media, and general public.

****Please be mindful, compassionate, and respectful while in attendance as some survivors may find this event emotional****

**Volunteers and sponsorship are needed for the organisation of this important event. If you would like to offer support, volunteer, or provide a suggestion, please contact the Administrator, April Short or email vancouversixtiesscoop@outlook.com

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3rd Annual Cracks in the Concrete Conference

16 March – 18 March
16 March at 18:00 to 18 March at 16:00

pin Vancouver Island Public Interest Research Group (VIPIRG)
3800 Finnerty Road, SUB B120 & B122, Victoria, British Columbia

Theme: New Reflections, Ongoing Conversations.

Primarily organized by Uvic students, the VIPIRG conference focuses on centering student and community voices and perspectives to conversations about the environment, self care, non-profits, and oppression. Working from the assumption that these issues are real, we hope to facilitate conversations about how to thrive, survive, and create stronger communities.

It runs from March 16-18 2018, and takes place at the University of Victoria, the Parkside Hotel & Spa, and the Greater Victoria Public Library Central Branch.

Entry to conference panels is free.

Special events costs $10 for students, and $20 for non-students.

Ticket links:
Tribe Called Red: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/a-tribe-called-red-in-conversation-tickets-42548793587
Cocktail Party: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/a-classical-cocktail-party-tickets-42549077436

SCHEDULE:

March 16

6:00pm Opening Panel: Perspectives on Deaf Culture
Upper Lounge, UVic SUB

March 17
Greater Victoria Public Library (735 Broughton St)
12:45pm: Featured Panel
Reflections on Reconciliation, Restitution, and Resurgence

2:00pm: Redefining Non-Profits

3:30pm: Emerging movements in environmentalism

Workshops
2:00pm: Making a living as a creative

3:30pm: Self care or community care?

7pm: A Tribe Called Red: In Conversation

9:30pm: A Classical Cocktail Party

Fortune Gallery, 537 Fisgard St

March 18
Greater Victoria Public Library (735 Broughton St)

1:30pm – 4:30pm Conference debrief, guided meditation, and massage therapy.

This event takes place on unceded and unsurrendered Lekwungen and WSANEC territories.

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Protect the Environmental Development Permit Area (EDPA)
Although unsuccessful in the by election last September I have not stopped advocating for a clean environment, parks, farmland, watersheds, safe roads and affordable housing for all residents in Saanich. Municipal elections are coming up in October, however, that is a long time to wait to address the injustices that are occurring for people and the planet.

Which is the point of this letter.

I want to alert you to some very large changes that are potentially coming to Saanich’s environmental policies that will result in the weakening of environmental protection in environmentally sensitive areas. Should the Environmental Development Permit Area (EDPA) bylaw be rescinded, new developments will not require environmental permits, placing our world class endemic biodiversity at further risk. The Garry Oak ecosystem now covers less than 1% of its former area. These lands are vital; they provide habitat and biodiversity for many species, including specialist pollinators, support sustainable agriculture and contribute to climate change resiliency.

The EDPA bylaw is the product of exemplary work by Saanich residents and councils and is a co-creation and vision for a sustainable future. This spirit is at the heart and foundation of our municipality.

Please come out on Saturday March 17 and take a stand for Saanich with me to maintain our unique ecosystems. The public hearing on rescinding the EDPA bylaw will be held at Spectrum Community School gym, 957 Burnside Road West and starts at 10 am.

Unable to attend? Another method of support is writing a letter of opposition to Mayor and Council to help sway the current 5 who are in favour of rescinding the bylaw. Our elected officials can be reached at: Mayor@saanich.ca and Council@saanich.ca Please send me a copy, it helps to be able to tell the media how many letters have been sent.

I hope to see you at the public hearing.
In the Spirit of Saanich,

Nathalie Chambers
http://www.nathaliechambers.ca/

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A Tribe Called Red: In Conversation
march 17th
Saturday at 19:00–21:00
5 days from now · 5–11° Partly cloudy

pin The Parkside Hotel & Spa
810 Humboldt Street, Victoria, British Columbia V8V 5B1
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**This page is for event-related information: when and where it will be happening, how folks can get ahold of tickets, etc. Specific questions, and accessibility requests should be sent to info@vipirg.ca, 250-721-7285, or by sending us a message on Facebook!**

VIPIRG presents: A Conversation with A Tribe Called Red

The first part of the night features performances from local musicians.

Afterwards, A Tribe Called Red will have a sit down conversation with Mohawk/Tuscarora poet and writer Janet Rogers. The band will be talking about their work, how it connects to social issues, and how they champion creative resistance.

Tickets
Student/Low Income: $15
General Admission: $20
Combo Ticket (A Tribe Called Red + Cocktail Party)

An informal Meet and Greet with the band will follow shortly after as well as a Cocktail Party at Fortune Gallery (537 Fisgard Street) from 9.30 to 11.30 PM.

This event is taking place on the territories of the Lekwungen speaking peoples and WSANEC, Songhees and Esquimalt nations

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We Animals: Fifteen Years of Photojournalism and Animal Advocacy
march 17th
clock Saturday at 14:00–17:00
3 days from now · 5–10° Partly cloudy

pin 800 Robson St, Vancouver, BC V6Z 2C5, Canada

Join The Fur-Bearers and the BC SPCA (BCSPCA) for an afternoon with Jo-Anne McArthur of We Animals, as she explores fifteen years of photojournalism and advocacy in this terrific event!

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Vegan Drinks March Meetup
monday
clock 19 March at 18:00–20:30
Next Week · 3–11° Partly cloudy

pin The Black Lodge Broadway
317 East Broadway, Vancouver, British Columbia V5T 1W5

Spring is in the air and drinks and vegan food will soon be in our bellies. 🌸

Join us at The Black Lodge for our monthly Vancouver Vegan Drinks meetup. We have an entire reserved section at this cool all-vegetarian bar. 🌲

As always, this is a casual event for new and returning people who are interested in drinks, food and getting to know one another. 😊

We can’t wait to see you there! 🍻

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Indigenous Speaker Series – Dr. Waaseyaa’sin Christine Sy
tuesday
20 March at 11:30–13:00
Next Week · 4–9° Mostly Cloudy

pin UVIC First People’s House
PO BOX 1700 STN CSC, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 2Y2

Please join us on March 20 (11:30-1) in the UVic First Peoples House, Ceremonial Hall for a talk by Dr. Waaseyaa’sin Christine Sy titled: “From Territorial Acknowledgements to Here-ing: (Indigenous) Methodology for Being in Someone Else’s Home”. This event is free and open to the public! Light lunch will be provided!

Bio: Waaseyaa’sin Christine Sy is a new faculty lecturer in Gender Studies focusing on Indigeneity and decoloniality. Formerly a counsellor for Indigenous and non-Indigenous youth in conflict with Canadian law, she comes to the academy as a second career. Her PhD research in Indigenous Studies theorizes the historical and epistemological contours of Anishinaabe womyn’s economic governance of the sugar bush in the Great Lakes Region, in the production of maple sugar, through a queer, Indigenous materialist, feminist lens. This knowledge bundle supports the re-generation of Anishinaabe personhood, relationality, and nationhood in critically gendered ways which are grounded in Anishinaabe meanings and practices of sovereignty. Christine is dynamically active in Indigenous literary arts, is committed to the re-generation of Indigenous land-based sustenance relationships, and is mother to a teenage bear who plays volleyball and queer cat who fetches.​

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Tree Huggers Ball – Hosted by the UVic Ancient Forest Committee
wednesday
clock 21 March at 20:00–23:55
Next Week · 4–10° Mostly Sunny

pin Felicitas Campus Pub
3800 Finerty Rd, Victoria, British Columbia V8P 5C2

Hosted by UVic Ancient Forest Committee, a daughter club to the Ancient Forest Alliance Non-Profit Group! Come have a beer for our forests! Donations and proceeds will go towards Old Growth Protection on Vancouver Island!

Music From ~

Flawed Hearts and The Waiting Room

https://www.facebook.com/FlawedHeartsAndTheWaitingRoom/?ref=br_rs

“Flawed Hearts and the Waiting Room is an indie-pop/rock duo based out of Victoria, BC. The two-piece band consists of siblings Sam Britton, guitar and vocals, and Lindsay Britton, keyboard and vocals.”

DJ Taquito Jalapeno https://www.mixcloud.com/TaquitoJalapeno/taquito-jalapeno-song-surf-2018/

and

DJ Benny The Jett https://soundcloud.com/bennythejett

Come show your support for Old Growth Protection on Vancouver Island and British Columbia!
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Standing for Indigenous Rights and Agriculture in the Peace
wednesday
clock 21 March at 18:00–21:00
Next Week · 2–10° Partly cloudy

pin 246 Ingram St, Duncan, BC V9L 1P4, Canada

Site C: a legacy of bad decisions past & present.

The BC government’s decision to proceed with the dam will consign you, your children, and grandchildren to a massive unnecessary debt – one that British Columbians will have to pay over and over again.

Contrary to the BC government’s statements, the money they argue would be wasted if the project is shut down does not cost more than the projected $10.7 billion (and counting) it would take to complete it.

The dam will also flood valuable agricultural land, is in complete opposition to the NDP government’s stated commitment to the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, and commits BC to outdated and expensive energy generation when new ways of producing electricity are increasingly less costly and far better at creating permanent jobs.

Want to know more? Join Council of Canadians Cowichan chapter, Duncan United Church Social Justice Committee Islanders for the Peaceand Rolling Justice Bus at Duncan United Church on March 21 from 6-9pm (doors open at 6pm, presentations and discussion at 7pm).

Funds raised will go towards financial support for legal challenges by the West Moberly and Prophet River First Nations, and the Peace Valley Landowners’ Association.

Speakers will include:

Ken and Arlene Boon of the Peace Valley Landowners’ Association (PVLA) who face the threat of expropriation of their farm.

Wendy Holm, agrologist with 35 years experience in food security, water security and the drastic effects that so called free trade agreements have on Canadian sovereignty. She has written many scholastic papers journals and research papers and is a renowned Canadian author and Public.Speaker. Her latest book Damming the Peace is a powerful resource for resistance to the travesty of Site C Dam. This book will be for sale at our event with proceeds going to the fundraiser.

Guy Dauncey, eco-futurists and author of ten books including the award-winning “The Climate Challenge 101 Solutions to Global Warming”. He is the founder of the BC Sustainable Energy Association and will provide information about alternative energy alternatives to Site C.

Musician Luke Wallace who spends his time using his music as a platform to amplify the voices of communities threatened by unjust resource extraction, and to contribute to the growing revolution spreading across the earth. Luke’s “folktivism” has taken him far and wide; from France for COP21, Costa Rica where he represented his coast at a climate change conference, to roaming through Canada’s west coast and interior.

We will also watch a segment January of world renowned energy economist Robert McCullough blow up David Eby’s infamous and epically flawed letter of excuses for continuing with Site C dam project.

More speakers TBA.

Gorilla Radio with Chris Cook, Natalie Boll, Roger Annis, Christina Nikolic March 8th, 2018

Charting the life path of Beau Dick, the great Kwakwaka’wakw artist, is no mean navigational feat. The master carver, best known internationally for his traditional and fantastical masks is the subject of the documentary, ‘Maker of Monsters: The Extraordinary Life of Beau Dick‘. The film reveals the artist as teacher, mentor, community leader, political activist, and above all spiritual warrior living within and between multitudinous worlds.

Natalie Boll is an award-winning filmmaker whose work has garnered accolades in this country and abroad. She and collaborator, LaTiesha Fazakas wrote, produced, directed, and are now distributing the film that most recently featured at both the Victoria International and Salt Spring Island Film Festivals.

Natalie Boll in the first half.

And; teevee news viewers can be forgiven their collective mal de mer; tossed as they are from issue to issue with hardly a contextual handrail to hold on to. It’s little wonder then retching seems the only sensible reaction. But is there more behind the sick-making spectacle? Could it all be designed to keep the head spinning, and belly threatening imminent eruption?

Consider Russia coverage: Badgered by a year of conspiracy theories about elections meddling and other unsubstantiated rumours, viewers may feel disoriented when Vladimir Putin’s declaration of a new atomic and next-gen tech. weaponry era, (and entirely unveiled promises to use those weapons should NATO continue its undeclared war against his country) rates a media yawn.

Roger Annis is a longtime socialist and trade union activist whose social justice and peace articles appear at his website, A Socialist in Canada. The site is a daily notifier on World News, and features both Canadian and Ecology news rolls.

Roger Annis and a barely noticed New Cold War escalation 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, Natalie Boll and the extraordinary life of Beau Dick, Maker of Monsters.

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, Shirley Douglas, Dave Barrett, Joan Russow, Steve Orcheton April 2000

The 911 for Health Care Tour took daughter of iconic Canadian politician, Tommy Douglas, credited as the founder of modern Canadian universal health care, across the country to rally the people against federal government cuts to transfer payments to the provinces who administer the program.

I went down to Victoria’s manifestation and spoke with Shirley, another icon of the political left, Dave Barrett, then-Green Party of Canada leader, Joan Russow, and NDP MLA Steve Orcheton.

Ape Goes to Ramzy Baroud’s ‘The Last Earth: A Palestinian Story’ March 1, 2018

Went down to see Ramzy Baroud speak on his new book, ‘The Last Earth: A Palestinian Story’. Here’s the blurb for the book…

Spanning decades and encompassing war, mass exodus, epic migrations and the search for individual and collective identity, The Last Earth tells the story of modern Palestine through the memories of those who have lived it.

Ordinary Palestinians have rarely narrated their own history. In this groundbreaking book, acclaimed author Ramzy Baroud draws on dozens of interviews to produce vivid, intimate and beautifully written accounts of Palestinian lives – in villages, refugee camps, prisons and cities, in the lands of their ancestors and in exile.

Baroud’s empathetic and lyrical approach reveals new human dimensions of the Palestinian saga, telling it as it has never before been told. Against dominant narratives, the last earth reclaims Palestine’s past – and present – for all its people.