Welcome to the newsletter of the Vancouver Ecosocialist Group. We invite you to join in our activities.

Wednesday, October 30,

SFU Downtown (Harbour Centre) 7pm, Room-TBA - look on schedule/sign

'The next organizing meeting of the Vancouver Ecosocialist Group will take place on October 30. If you would like to join: come to our meeting, phone 604-773-8393 or email.

Upcoming Events:

Divest UBC Campaign Kickoff Tuesday, November 5, 2013 - 17:00

World Peace Forum Teach-In 2013 Saturday, November 2, 2013 - 09:00

CALGARY: Pros @ Cons: Policies for People and the Planet: A Teach-In Presented by Common Causes Friday, November 1, 2013 - 19:00

It's Time To Take Back Our Port Sunday, October 27, 2013 - 12:00

BROKE Fundraiser Friday, October 25, 2013 - 18:00

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Another oil train derailment in Alberta and a gas fracking protest in New Brunswick add to fossil fuel industry woes in Canada , By Roger Annis, VESG member.  VANCOUVER, October 24 – Another oil train derailment and explosion in Canada has sent nearby residents fleeing from their homes in the middle of the night. It happened at 1 am on Saturday, October 19 on a CN Rail line outside the hamlet of Gainford, Alberta, 85 km west of Edmonton. The accident coincides with new steps by the Canadian government to extend oil and other resource extraction into the Arctic...more

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World Peace Forum 2013: “If Capitalism Doesn’t Work, What Will?”
Billions of people without work, millions of people losing their homes, valuable public services cut and cut again, people and our environment discarded as worthless, an economy that doesn’t work for the vast majority. Capitalism has brought us all of this. We are told again and again that there is no alternative. But now, more and more, people around the world are searching for alternatives. This year’s Teach-In will look at some of today’s breaking points, at some of the struggles taking place now, and at a few of the alternative ways in which society could be organized. The day will start with a plenary talk exploring the challenge of how to bring together the various movements resisting the attacks on the working class and the environment into a coherent vehicle for societal transformation...more

Elsipogtog Solidarity - Vancouver, Unceded Coast Salish Territories

In New Brunswick, the anti-fracking movement in the province has emerged strengthened following a violent assault against it by the RCMP on October 17. On that day, the federal police force attacked a weeks-long protest against exploratory drilling and seismic testing by a Houston-based company contracted by the province’s Irving Oil conglomerate. The attack completely backfired. Within hours, large protests in solidarity with the movement erupted across Canada, in the United States and further internationally. Protests actions at the site continued in the days following and a community-wide consultation on Oct 20 drew hundreds of people. The exploratory testing has been halted and pressure is now stronger than ever on the Conservative Party government of the province to declare a moratorium. See Vancouver solidarity rally video...more

It's Time to Take Back Our Port!

Demonstration! Sunday, October 27, 2013
Noon Sunday Oct 27th New West Quay

We value healthy communities and a safe climate. We want to protect farmland, Orcas, Fraser River salmon, Burns Bog and everything else that makes our region special. All these things are threatened by massive port expansion and the push to export more oil and coal from Metro Vancouver. If you share our concerns, please join us on Oct 27th so together we can start taking back our port. We deserve a say in how our region develops, but our Port Authority isn't listening...more

Worlds collide as Russell Brand predicts a revolution!
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