Weekly list of  environmental and social justice events and issues.

Updated every Monday.

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Global Treaty to Phase Out Fossil Fuels – Ted Talk with Canadian climate campaigner Tzeporah Berman

We currently have enough fossil fuels to progressively transition off of them, but the industry continues to expand oil, gas and coal production and exploration. With searing passion and unflinching nerve, Berman reveals the delusions keeping true progress from being made — and offers a realistic path forward: the Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty.

https://www.ted.com/talks/tzeporah_berman_the_global_treaty_to_phase_out_fossil_fuels

 

Beyond the blame game, Cubans need Canadian help

Ish Theilheimer reports on a worsening crisis in Cuba, where the pandemic, the collapse of tourism, weather disasters due to climate change and American hostility have created a hellish situation. Speaking to his contacts on the island, Theilheimer reports on the health services shortage, the lack of food for people who lack the U.S. Dollar, and the death happening all around as a result. He also includes some resources for Canadians who are looking to help.

https://rabble.ca/political-action/beyond-the-blame-game-cubans-need-canadian-help/

 

Poisoning Paradise

Free to view Oct. 7 – 26 with the password: hapa

This documentary film explores the story of how a small Kauaʻi community pushed back against the agrochemical industry amidst corporate bullying, political influence, and ongoing concealment. Although Kauaʻi’s plight might seem like a local issue, the impact of this industry extends far beyond Hawaiʻi. From Puerto Rico to Southeast Asia, communities around the globe are struggling to reclaim their food systems from corporate control and its toxic legacy.

https://poisoningparadisefilmfest.org/watch-the-film/

 

“People vs. Fossil Fuels”: Over 530 Arrested in Historic Indigenous-Led Climate Protests in D.C.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kg-RevYz0h4

 

Stand with Wet’suwet’en Land Defenders!

https://go.rallyup.com/wetsuwetenstrong/Campaign/Details

 

Planet in Focus – Oct. 14 – 24 – International Environmental Film Festival

https://planetinfocus.org/

https://www.goelevent.com/planetinfocus/e/Search

 

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Code Red! Mobilizing for Canada’s Climate Emergency in the first 100 days of Parliament

Mon. Oct. 18, 7 p.m. ET

Scientists have issued a “code red for humanity” to tackle the climate emergency, but governments continue to let corporations call the shots. The Climate Emergency Unit and Council of Canadians are organizing to break the grip of corporate influence over our climate policy, and to pressure MPs to support just transition and climate emergency legislation in the first 100 days of Parliament.

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAtde-prDwtE9b_Eu6DNLtl018SinJHuhgZ

 

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Changing Environmental Engagement Practice: A Webinar on Using a Connected Communities Approach to Grow Local Climate Leadership

Mon. Oct. 18, noon ET

Explore how a resident-led approach to climate engagement can create deep and meaningful engagement and support community-led climate solutions. Environmental organizations have typically deployed outreach strategies that are designed to compel people to adopt pre-defined climate goals and actions. This approach stands in opposition to commitments to build a more inclusive and equitable climate movement.

https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/9016336357622/WN_n0FNcROISeq_PvgoM56G6w  

 

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Uranium – Premises, Promises and Predicaments – with Gordon Edwards

Tues. Oct. 19, 9 p.m. ET

Uranium is a powerful energy source with unusual byproducts.  Two dozen radioactive “progeny” are found in the ore when uranium is mined.  Hundreds more radioactive offspring are created when uranium fuels a nuclear reactor.  Gordon Edwards will discuss what the future holds for uranium and its legacy of radioactive wastes.  He will also explain why Canada’s climate change strategy should not include new nuclear reactors.

https://us06web.zoom.us/j/83093948358#success

 

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TAX the RICH – How Fair Taxation Will Make a Better Canada

Tues. Oct. 19, 7:30 – 9 p.m. ET

Join us and our diverse panel of experts and activists on as we discuss the issue of taxing the super wealthy and why Canada needs a real plan to achieve tax fairness.

https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUvcumhrTguGtxxyepXOy2qpEDskmmfPOcO

 

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Crisis in Canada’s Policing

Tues. Oct. 19, 7 pm ET

Virtual virtual launch with author John Sewell, Crisis in Canada’s Policing.  The book describes the state of policing by the largest police forces in Canada since the murder of George Floyd in May 2020.

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81908212381

Meeting ID: 819 0821 2381.  Passcode: Policing

Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/k3vpSoZfd

 

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Code Red! Mobilizing for Canada’s Climate Emergency in the first 100 days of Parliament

Wed. Oct. 20, 3 p.m. ET

Scientists have issued a “code red for humanity” to tackle the climate emergency, but governments continue to let corporations call the shots. The Climate Emergency Unit and Council of Canadians are organizing to break the grip of corporate influence over our climate policy, and to pressure MPs to support just transition and climate emergency legislation in the first 100 days of Parliament.

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwrce2sqTorG9JpS5NIqtuYON7SVMecGlsu

 

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Indigenous Perspectives on Climate Action: #1 Community Solutions

Wed. Oct. 20, 7 pm ET

WE-CAN is partnering with RAVEN to present a 4-part series of webinars on Indigenous Climate Solutions. Today’s webinar features guest presenters Pansy Wright-Simms, a member of the Luutkudziiwus, a traditional “wilp,” or house group, of the Gitxsan Nation, and Leona Humchitt, Councillor, and Climate Action Coordinator, Heiltsuk Nation.

https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/indigenous-perspectives-on-climate-action-tickets-181357433967    

 

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Accessible Housing – The Conditions for Change

Wed. Oct. 20, 2 – 3 p.m. ET

Fady Shanouda from Carlton University will reflect intergenerational activism, asking questions about how much has changed in disabled people’s lives over the past 50 years. Hosted by the Accessible Housing Network (AHN)

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAvfuyspzouH9eHqKlsEHLM015jQ7zGX9JW    

 

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Facilitating Extreme Group Conflict About Politics and Identity 

Wed. Oct. 20, noon ET

In a time of extreme political polarization, call-outs and cancel culture, how do leaders help constructive dialogue and de-escalate conflict in society and organizations? How do we make meaningful change leveraging our diverse identities while working with opposing beliefs and experiences? Join Shakil Choudhury and Adam Kahane in an intimate fireside chat as these two amazing leaders, facilitators and authors discuss their new books and approaches to constructive dialogue both inside organizations and in broader society.

https://animaleadership.com/cafe/

 

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Reverse the Trend – Impacts of Climate Change and Uranium Mining

Thur. Oct. 21, 8 p.m. ET

Reverse the Trend (RTT) Canada, a youth-led organization, encourages youth to speak out on nuclear disarmament, and spark discussions and actions surrounding climate activism.  To learn more about our goals, commitments, initiatives, and our upcoming docuseries, we would like to invite you to our information session for youth.

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYsdeivqD0tE9xkBxVmdH2VkYQC22q1PjZy

 

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Food Security and Sovereignty in partnership with Local Farm and Foods Coop

Thur. Oct. 21, 6 – 7:30 p.m. ET

Hear from sector experts and advocates, Susanna Redekop from Local Food and Farms Coop on the contemporary landscape of food security and sovereignty within and outside of Canada. As different communities around the world experience disproportionate levels of food security, an insight in how to support these regions, and effective forms of advocacy will be a central focus of this discussion.

https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/policy-matters-fall-2021-tickets-168760221365

 

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The Trauma of Fighter Jets

Thur. Oct. 21, 7 pm ET

We’re start with a 12-minute documentary “Jet Line” about F-35 noise in Burlington, Vermont followed by a discussion with the filmmaker and activists about the Cold Lake Air Force base in Alberta, Canada’s busiest fighter jet base. No New Fighter Jets in Canada – We need a new politics of peace and disarmament!

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUvcemvrTguEtP2mHnCggliA92ABtB-NVh6

 

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Beyond Nature: Animal Liberation, Marxism and Critical Theory

Thur. Oct. 21, 12 pm

Originally published in Italian in 2011, Marco Maurizi’s Beyond Nature: Animal Liberation, Marxism, and Critical Theory was one of the first books to deal with the intersection of Marxism and animal liberation and remains indispensable for understanding the problems of animal liberation in the context of Marx, Hegel and the Frankfurt School.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/beyond-nature-animal-liberation-marxism-and-critical-theory-tickets-187980303147

 

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Rally to Raise the Rates

Thur. Oct. 21, 4 pm ET

438 University Avenue, Toronto

Join Ontario Coalition Against Poverty (OCAP) to deliver a letter and demand to meet with the minister for Children, Community and Social Services, Merrilee Fullerton, regarding Raising the Rates of those on OW (Ontario Works) and ODSP (Ontario Disability Support Program).

https://ocap.ca/

 

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Canada-Wide Day of Action #NoNewFighterJets

Friday, Oct. 22 – Sunday, Oct. 24

The No New Fighter Jets coalition is launching a Canada-Wide Day of Action to stop the federal government from buying new 88 fighter jets for $77 billion. Stand outside your Member of Parliament’s office with a sign “No New Fighter Jets”, deliver a letter (we will provide the text) and take a photo to share on social media. Please use the registration form below to register your rally for “No New Fighter Jets” (indicating the name of MP, address of your rally, city, time and your email address).

Register your event: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfmf3PvI_mskwoE-OsUm3j_Ec2J29s0OOFHmCiIkut92q_jbw/viewform

For more info: www.nofighterjets.ca  

 

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Friday’s Food for Thought on Fracking

Fri. Oct. 22, 12 noon PT

Join Dr. Warren Bell from the Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment, Peter McCartney from the Wilderness Committee and Alexandra Woodsworth from Dogwood, as they explain why their organizations are calling for an end to fracking, and fracking subsidies.

https://watershedsentinel.ca/articles/fracking-bc-report-from-the-people-webinar-series/

 

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Standing on Guard for Whom? A people’s history of the Canadian Military

Sun. Oct. 24, 2 p.m. ET

With author and historian Yves Engler and Vanessa Lanteigne, Voice of Women for Peace. We Stand on Guard for Whom? is the first book to present a history of the Canadian military from the perspective of its victims. In his eleventh book, Yves Engler, the prolific author and critic of Canadian politics, exposes the reality of Canadian wars, repression, and military culture despite the mythologies of Canada as an agent for international peacekeeping and humanitarianism.

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZctdOqgrT4iHN1ZCR8R80bLM2SABYziLEgS

 

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PBI brigadista information webinar

Sun. Oct. 24, 2 p.m. ET

Join us to hear from frontline PBI (Peace Brigades International) volunteers in Latin America about what it’s like to accompany at-risk human rights defenders. Find out what a day in their life is like, what the application process is like, and ask any questions that you might have about being a brigadista.

https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_uDBeTjHuQ3ydjv2dP6I7KA

 

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