VESG

13/04/14
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VESG

On Saturday, April 12, a number of VESG members participated in the walk, rally and flotilla opposed to Kinder Morgan’s plans to expand the Trans Mountain pipeline carrying tar sands bitumen to the Burrard Inlet. The day was organized by the Burnaby Residents Opposing Kinder Morgan Pipeline Expansion (BROKE) and North Shore NOPE. Below is a collection of news stories related to the event.

06/04/14
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No Pipelines! Action Training for Climate Justice. A panel and discussion on Labour, direct action and climate justice. How do we move toward building alliances and mutual support? http://nopipelinesactiontrainingfo2014.sched.org/event/866e4c4d1ba74307e...

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24/03/14
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VESG

See below the videotap of the VESG public forum with Richard Smith held at the locations below:

**Vancouver March 24**      ** Victoria March 26**     **Gabriola Island March 28**

Vancouver evening event, March 24

 

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23/09/13
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VESG

The September 23, 2013 inaugural events in Burnaby, Vancouver and Victoria of the Vancouver Ecosocialist Group were a great success! A full capacity - 200 person crowd in Vancouver came to hear Jane Sterk (outgoing leader of the British Columbia Green Party) and Fred Magdoff (Professor Emeritus in Plant and Soil Science and co-author of "What Every Environmentalist Needs to Know About Capitalism"). Videos of the event are below:

Introduction (Charlene Aleck, Tsleil-Waututh Nation and Brian Campbell, Vancouver Ecosocialist Group)

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26/03/14
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Vancouver Ecosocialist Group

Chrysler Corporation announced last month that it plans to invest $3.5 billion to retool its assembly plants in Windsor and Brampton, Ontario and produce new lines of vehicles. But it set two big conditions—that the federal and Ontario governments provide $700 million in subsidies, and that the union of assembly line employees, Unifor, accept wage concessions, notably lower salaries for new hires. Unifor and the two levels of government agreed to the subsidy demand. We believe this a wrong choice for society, including for autoworkers.

17/01/14
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VESG
Santa delivers lumps of coal

ILWU Canada President Mark Gordienko announced December 20  on the waterfront union's website and in the mainstream media the offer of a "$2,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of masked intruders who violently occupied Port Metro Vancouver’s office on Mon

06/12/13
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Ann Grant
2013 Child Poverty Report Card

Commentary by Ann Grant

What are our priorities in British Columbia and where do we put our resources?

This week is the big, annual fund drive by the food banks in BC to raise money for their operations.  CBC Radio One is devoting its local programming on Dec. 6 to its annual fund drive for them. Food banks began in the province 31 years ago and were supposed to be an “emergency” response to food needs at the time.  After all these years of a “temporary” measure, they are still going strong!

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09/12/13
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Gene McGuckin
Strategies for stopping climate change

"Capitalism's gotta go," was the consensus among four panelists and over 50 people attending a public forum on "Strategies to Stop Climate Change" in Vancouver, December 3. The Vancouver Ecosocialist Group hosted the event and supplied one of the panelist, retired union member and paperworker Gene McGuckin (see speech text and video). Other panelists were Carleen A.

22/11/13
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Roger Annis
stop line 9

Rabble.ca published an article earlier this week by Toronto writer and climate activist Jesse McLlaren that looks ahead to next week's convention of the Ontario Federation of Labour and an anticipated debate over the proposed ‘reversal’ of the Line 9 pipeline in the province. Enbridge Inc wants the line to carry Alberta tar sands bitumen to refineries in Montreal and possibly to the Atlantic coast and export markets. Presently, the line runs across southern Ontario, including through the city of Toronto.

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