CSJ Newsletter

August 26, 2021

CALLS TO ACTION

Liberal Climate Rally Assault Legal Fund

Aanii! My name is Vanessa Gray and I’m an Anishinaabe Kwe. In 2019, I attended the Liberal’s climate rally to stand-up against Justin Trudeau’s climate lies and Canada’s historic and ongoing intergenerational environmental violence that continues to impact my family and community on the Aamjiwnaang First Nation reservation, where petrochemicals have been processed for over 150 years. I was physically assaulted at the rally and in front of Justin Trudeau, by an older white man, but I was the one who was removed from the premises by the Liberal Party’s hired security. Canada’s violence against Indigenous lands and people are directly related.

I’ve been paying the legal fees out of pocket and I appreciate your support to continue to pursue this case. Miigwetch.

gofundme.com

EVENTS

Justice for Migrant Workers

When: Saturday August 28th, 10am

A facilitated hour of digital actions on Zoom. In breakout rooms, facilitators will walk participants through actions like petition-signing, emails to MPs, phone calls to local reps, and tweeting to pressure the government to make changes to support migrant workers.

eventbrite.ca

Economic War Against Latin America

When: August 28th, 11am

U.S. policies in the Americas — militarism, economic warfare, political subversion and the denial of national sovereignty — have intensified and are becoming even more reckless. It is important that anti-war and anti-imperialist forces in the America’s remain especially vigilant. This webinar will highlight the popular struggles being waged for national liberation and the efforts being made by the U.S. imperialism and other colonial powers to subvert those efforts.

zoom.us

#VoteTransit2021

When: August 31st, 7pm

Join the #KeepTransitMoving Coalition and candidates from all federal parties as we discuss the issues facing public transit during the 2021 federal election.

The event will be a one hour townhall where candidates will discuss multiple issues facing public transit at the federal level.

The event will be broadcast on ATU Canada’s Facebook Live and is being hosted by the Keep Transit Moving Coalition.

Facebook event

Clayton Thomas-Müller Virtual Book Launch

When: August 31st, 8pm

McNally Robinson Booksellers and Penguin Random House Canada invite you to join Indigenous rights and environmental policy activist Clayton Thomas-Müller, as he discusses his new memoir, Life in the City of Dirty Water (Allen Lane).

Anchoring the urgency of Indigenous rights and environmental policy in the sharing of his own intimately personal and incredible story, Life in the City of Dirty Water is a survivor’s call to action and understanding. A story of pain, healing, legacy, and tenacity.

zoom.us

Stop Line 3

When: September 4th, 10am
Start: 97 Pachino Blvd
End: 500 Consumers Rd

Dancers, Singers, Drummers, Speakers.

Facebook event | stopline3.org

TPFF 2021

When: September 22-26

Since its inception, TPFF has pushed the boundaries of storytelling year after year. Our 2021 hybrid program is our latest contribution and confirmation of our commitment to the Palestinian arts community. Featuring film, panels, an art show, talks with groundbreakers, special events, and performances, you can join us wherever you are in the world for an inspiring, engaging, and powerful five days of the best in Palestinian arts, cinema, and culture. #TPFF2021

tpff.ca | Facebook event

ARTICLES

Nuclear Arms Race in the Asia-Pacific Region

By Tina Ebro

I am honored to bring heartfelt greetings of solidarity to the people of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and to the participants of this World Conference against Atomic and Hydrogen Bombs, from the Asia Europe People’s Forum (AEPF). AEPF is a broad network of major regional and national civil society movements across Europe and Asia. It serves as a vibrant platform for movements, parliamentarians, and public intellectuals to strategize and work together on critical actions for peace and security, as well as social, economic, political, and climate justice.

Source: The Bullet No. 2441

Climate Disaster: On the Brink

By Daniel Tanuro

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Working Group I has presented its Climate Change 2021: Physical Science Basis report as a contribution to the Sixth Assessment Report on climate change, due in early 2022. The report and its summary are written in the precise style and vocabulary of scientific publications that make ‘objective’ statements. However, never before has a report by global warming experts given such an impression of the anguish caused by the analysis of the facts in the light of the inescapable laws of physics.

Source: The Bullet No. 2442

Latin America’s Dilemmas Reflected on the Streets of Colombia

By Ana C. Carvalhaes and Israel Dutra

In one of the regions contributing most to the global increase in the number of COVID-19 cases and deaths, amid health chaos, unemployment, hunger and escalating inequality, workers, students and young people in the urban peripheries, peasants, small village dwellers, black and indigenous peoples have risen up to defend their lives – against the deadly austerity plans of right or centre-right governments.

Source: The Bullet No. 2443

Living with the Virus? Personal Responsibility Is Not Enough.

By Colin Leys

In a much discussed editorial in the British Medical Journal (BMJ), Kamran Abbasi focused on the need to make governments accountable for failing to protect citizens from the COVID-19 pandemic, but saw no immediately convincing way of doing so. “What’s left,” he wrote, “is for citizens to lobby … for a rapid public inquiry,” and for professionals of all kinds “to be active in their calls for justice.”

Source: The Bullet No. 2444

The DSA Goes to Venezuela ft. Tom Wojcik

We are joined by Tom Wojcik, the Co-Chair of the Americas Subcommittee within the International Committee of the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA). Tom was part of the delegation that recently visited Caracas, Venezuela for the Congreso Bicentinario de los Pueblos del Mundo. We discuss sanctions against Venezuela, the commune project within the country, and how the DSA is committing itself to international solidarity.

Source: The Scarlet Standard Episode No. 19

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