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Queers Get Wet

Tuesday, September 24, 2013 - 9:00pm - 11:00pm

Location

Esquimalt Rec Centre
527 Fraser St.
Esquimalt/Victoria, BC
Canada

queer-oh contingency heading to esq rec center (527 Fraser Street, Coast Salish Territories) Tuesday Sept 24th for toonie swim n possible post-swim poutine party (yup, it's veggie gravy)

swim gear can = shorts & t-shirt/tank, no cut-offs

swim time 9-10:30
poutine at la belle patate (1/2 block away) 10:30-11:00
(small poutine is $5.40 - almost $6 with taxes ... how can we make this more accessible? very limited menu at this hour)

so grab your fave homos and genderbenders and join us

bring a quarter for the locker - signs posted about thefts

need to borrow a toonie to get in? msg Bobby-Joe Zeiberg they've been working lotsa shifts and can support on this one

HIV Non-Disclosure to Sexual Partners – The First Year Under the New Law

Thursday, September 26, 2013 - 7:00pm

Location

Vancouver Island PWA Society
101-1129 Yates St.
Victoria, BC
Canada

An Evening with Micheal Vonn,
Policy Director, BC Civil Liberties Association

HIV Non-Disclosure to Sexual Partners – The First Year Under the New Law

Thursday, September 26th, 7pm
Saint John the Divine (lounge)
1611 Quadra Street Victoria

The PKOLS reclamation: Saturating the land with our stories

On May 22, members of the Tsawout (SȾÁUTW) nation, with support from the Songhees and the other local WSÁNEĆ nations, including Tsartlip (WJOȽEȽP), Pauquachin (BOḰEĆEN), Tseycum (WSIKEM), Malahat (MÁLEXEȽ) and allied supporters from the Greater Victoria community, will lead an action to reclaim the original name of PKOLS, now known as Mount Douglas, in what is now known as Victoria, in what is now known as British Columbia.

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Indigenous Nationhood Movement activists 'reclaim' Mount Douglas in Victoria

On Wednesday activists will reclaiming the original name of an iconic mountain near Victoria, B.C.

Related rabble.ca story:

Reclaim PKOLS (formerly Mt. Douglas): DAY OF ACTION

Wednesday, May 22, 2013 - 5:00pm - 8:00pm

Location

Mount Douglas Park Victoria, BC
Canada
48° 25' 42.3156" N, 123° 21' 56.3184" W

On May 22, 2013, SȾÁUTW̱ (Tsawout) hereditary chief WEC'KINEM (Eric Pelkey), with support from Songhees and the WSÁNEĆ nations, will lead an action to reclaim the traditional name of PKOLS (formerly known as Mount Douglas).

This action will include:
- a march up PKOLS from the base;
- a re-enactment of the signing of the Douglas Treaty;
- the telling of oral histories and traditional significance of the mountain;
- and the installation of a sign declaring this name reclamation.

ALL NATIONS AND PEOPLE ARE WELCOME! This is a family-friendly, open and inclusive celebration. We invite you to join in supporting local nations to Reclaim, Rename and Reoccupy their traditional Indigenous territories.

PKOLS: First Nations plan Day of Action to reclaim original name of Mount Douglas in Victoria

On Wednesday, an important event will take place in Victoria in support of the Indigenous Nationhood Movement, "which aims to begin the process of decolonization through reoccupying, renaming and reclaiming traditional indigenous territories." The following statement was issued by organizers of Wednesday's event to reclaim the original name of Mount Douglas. 

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Getting together for the holidays: Make use of collective, creative spaces

Spartacus Bookstore in Vancouver. (Photo: http://notsentlettersproject.com/)

Change the conversation, support rabble.ca today.

Last week, Tania Ehret outlined some alternatives to Christmas as consumerism, providing some holiday solidarity gift ideas. This week, she shares some ideas of collective, creative spaces where you can gather to share the holiday cheer.

The holidays are upon us and many of us are increasingly thrilled about the idea of seeing family and friends and (if possible) relaxing for once. It's that time of the year.

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'Welcome' Enbridge hearings to Victoria

Friday, January 4, 2013 - 12:00pm

Location

Victoria , BC
Canada
48° 25' 42.3156" N, 123° 21' 56.3184" W

Support the people on the speakers' list and give the National Energy Board panel the welcome it deserves. The hearings are on from January 4-11 in Victoria. More events and details to be announced. 

The panel will hear "oral presentations" from our friends and neighbours. Send them a message they won't forget! 

Enbridge pipeline review schedule: http://gatewaypanel.review-examen.gc.ca/clf-nsi/prtcptngprcss/rlsttmnt-eng.html

Christopher Majka

Postcards from the 2012 by-elections

| November 27, 2012
Columnists

Conservatives and NDP hold seats in by-elections, but Greens have reason to smile

Victoria Green candidate Donald Galloway finished a close second in Victoria. (P

By-elections can be meaningful events or routine affairs, foreshadow major change, or be of little consequence. In 2007, Thomas Mulcair won a seat that had been Liberal for decades, Outremont, in a by-election. It was a first sign of what became the orange wave in 2011, carrying 59 NDP members to victory. More often, by-election fights are quickly forgotten, except by the combatants.

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