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Friday, 26 April 2013

Time to stop purchasing clothing from these companies

On Wednesday, more than 300 people died after a garment factory collapsed in Bangladesh. Yesterday, hundreds of thousands of people were in the streets demanding safe workplaces.
We know the key to stopping tragedies like this ultimately lies with Gap, which has refused to sign a building safety agreement. Sumi and Kalpona went to Gap's headquarters this week to demand the company sign the agreement.
Can you help amplify their message by delivering a letter to the manager of a Gap store near you?
On Wednesday in Bangladesh, nearly 2,000 workers were trapped as the Rana Plaza building -- which housed a major garment factory -- crumbled to pieces. Emergency personnel are still searching for survivors trapped in the rubble, and the death toll is rising every hour. So far, more than 300 people have been confirmed killed and hundreds more have been injured.
According to workers who were on the scene, a crack had developed in the building on Tuesday, triggering an evacuation order. Bank employees were told to stay home the next day, but garment workers sewing clothes for major western brands were ordered to return to the production floor.
Of everything about this tragedy, there is one main thing that makes our blood boil -- Gap, Walmart, and other retailers have been actively obstructing reforms that could protect Bangladeshi workers from disasters like this. For years labor unions, human rights activists and hundreds of thousands of consumers like us have called on these retailers to sign the Bangladesh Fire and Building Safety Agreement, which would ensure that Bangladeshi garment workers don't have to work in death traps. But corporations keep refusing to sign, factories keep burning and collapsing, and workers keep dying.
At this point, Gap is key to the success of this agreement. It is a major purchaser of Bangladeshi garments, and other retailers look to Gap for cues on safety standards. Gap was even in negotiations with labor leaders to join the agreement -- but it inexplicably backed away.
We need to show Gap that consumers are still holding it accountable for the deplorable conditions in the Bangladeshi garment industry. If Gap executives realize we are upset enough by this catastrophe to take time out of our busy days and talk to managers at our local stores, we will certainly get the CEO's attention and get the company back to the negotiating table. Let's translate our sorrow and anger over this catastrophe into action. A few meaningful conversations with Gap managers could hopefully prevent this from happening again.
Can we count on you to deliver a letter to a Gap store, or a location of one of the other brands Gap owns, Old Navy or Banana Republic?
Click here to download our letter to store managers and to get further instructions on delivering it.
In the wake of the Tazreen fire, which killed 112 Bangladeshi garment workers last November, the SumOfUs.org community mobilized to show these brands that we are paying attention to the deplorable conditions in their supply chain. With our help, Sumi Abedin, a Tazreen survivor, and Kalpona Akter, a Bangladeshi labor activist, came to the U.S. to challenge brands to take responsibility for their workers' safety. Retailers don't want to listen to them, but this latest tragedy shows how urgent these reforms are. Gap might not have sourced from Rana Plaza, but if it doesn't sign the building safety agreement, a similar disaster could strike a Gap supplier any day.
It would be easy for Gap to ensure that that people making its clothes have access to fire extinguishers and unlocked doors and other basic fire safety precautions that we take for granted. Other retailers, like the German retailer Tchibo and PVH (which own Calvin Klein and Tommy Hilfiger), have already signed on to the Bangladesh Fire Safety Agreement. This agreement funds independent monitoring and investments in the most basic safety precautions. But instead of joining this existing program, Gap struck out on its own, creating a program that's not accountable to anyone except Gap shareholders.
Yesterday, hundreds of thousands Bangladeshi workers walked off the job and took to the streets demanding justice. They're marching on government offices and the headquarters of the country's main manufacturer's association. Meanwhile, Sumi and Kalpona were in San Francisco, rallying with their allies at Gap's corporate headquarters. All of them have one simple message: no one should die making clothes. We want that message to echo across the globe.
Will you join us?

Yes! Sign me up to drop off a letter at a Gap store.
Thanks for standing up for workers everywhere,
Rob, Kaytee, and the rest of us


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More info:
"Rescuers Still Hope For Survivors In Bangladesh Collapse," NPR, April 26
"Big brands rejected Bangladesh factory safety plan,"Yahoo! News, April 26

4MIN News April 26, 2013: Umbral Field Opens, Magnetic Storm Produced


Help to Stop "Fox News North" in Canada

Wow -- Thousands have signed. Share this email now and help supercharge our call to make sure we aren't forced to pay for "Fox News North"!

Dear friends,



On Monday, a CRTC hearing will consider whether Canadians want to subsidize Sun News or "Fox News North" - a media outlet set up with the help of a top Harper crony. Both Sun News and Avaaz will appear before the hearing. We won this battle last time, but now Sun News has worked nonstop building a petition of 53,000 people over the course of months. Let's blow that out of the water in just days, with double that number saying no to paying for crony-media that corrupts our news and poisons our democracy:
In days, the CRTC could decide whether Canadians should be forced to pay for Sun News or 'Fox News North'. Both Avaaz and Sun News have been asked to appear at the hearing, and Sun News has built a petition of 53,000 over months. We have just a few days to blow it out of the water.

After Harper and his top spin doctor Kory Teneycke met secretly with Rupert Murdoch, Teneycke was involved in modelling Sun News after Murdoch's Fox News, the political propaganda network that has poisoned U.S. politics. It's Canadian crony-media -- run by a political crony, pushing a political agenda, and now seeking to be funded by a government handout, asking the CRTC to force it onto our basic cable packages.

Sun News have been pushing their petition non-stop for months. If we can double it in a few days, it will send a powerful signal to the CRTC about where Canadians stand -- click below to sign and share this email with everyone who cares about Canadian democracy:

http://www.avaaz.org/en/stop_fox_news_north_2013_crtc_2/?bVRUvbb&v=24589

The CRTC is the government agency that implements and enforces Canada's broadcasting laws. Among other things, it has the power to require all Canadian cable providers to carry certain channels. But it rarely does this because it would prefer to let consumers choose what channels they want. Canadians aren't choosing to pay for Sun News, and it's losing millions of dollars. So Sun is asking the CRTC to order all cable providers to carry Sun News and pass the cost on to us -- even if we don't want it!

In 2010, tens of thousands of us banded together and helped stop "Fox News North" from getting a similar deal -- even contributing to Harper's aide, Kory Teneycke, resigning as head of the network! But then, the network sneakily hired him back and now they are launching a similar application, hoping we won't speak up while they try and recoup their $17 million in losses from our pockets!

Fox News fuels hate. While constantly claiming to be “fair and balanced,” it has allowed hysterical anchors like Glenn Beck to compare President Obama to "Hitler." Bill O’Reilly, another anchor, has threatened to boycott Canada, and Anne Coulter has said on its network that Canada is lucky the US allows it to "exist on the same continent.” The network has cunningly fuelled the tea party movement in the US, a mobilisation of the fringe right with members who threaten violence upon its opponents and wear guns to political rallies.

This is a fight for the soul of Canadian democracy. Our media is not perfect, but a ‘news’ network that slavishly serves a political agenda through mass manipulation and fear threatens the fabric of our democratic society.  And while such a network has the right to offer its views, it doesn't have a right to demand we subsidize it.

Canadians don't like watching "Fox News North", which is why they are losing millions and need a sweet government deal to survive. But we can stop the CRTC from taking money from our pockets to pay for right-wing news. Click below to stand with Avaaz's representative at the live hearing and help us build a big enough call to hammer home our best legal arguments:

http://www.avaaz.org/en/stop_fox_news_north_2013_crtc_2/?bVRUvbb&v=24589

"Fox News North" threatens to make the country we love look more like the U.S. Thankfully, the CRTC and their public process stands in the way -- let's use this chance to be heard and stop Sun News's grab for our dollars for good.

With hope,

Jeremy, Ari, Emma, Ricken, Mélanie, Laryn and the entire Avaaz team

SOURCES

Sun News Must-Carry Application: CRTC Sounds Skeptical About News Network's Bid (Huffington Post)
http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2013/04/23/sun-news-crtc-hearings_n_3141932.html

Sun News On Basic Cable? CRTC Opens Hearings As Channel's Losses Widen (Huffington Post)
http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2013/04/23/sun-news-basic-cable-crtc_n_3133898.html

Hating the Jew, hating the ‘gypsy’ (National Post)
http://fullcomment.nationalpost.com/2012/09/25/bernie-m-farber-et-al-hating-the-jew-hating-the-gypsy/

Sun News Network viewership lags on first anniversary, controversies continue (Canadian Press)
http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2012/04/18/sun-news-network-turns-first-anniversary_n_1433521.html

Sun Media breaches Code of Ethics (Canadian Broadcast Standards Council - CBSC)
http://www.cbsc.ca/english/decisions/2012/120613.php

Investigation into alleged racist comments against blacks (CBSC)
http://www.cbsc.ca/english/decisions/2012/120620.php

Warning: This column contains scary Sun News scenes unsuitable for some readers (Globe and Mail)
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/arts/television/warning-this-column-contains-scary-sun-news-scenes-unsuitable-for-some-readers/article5215962/


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Thursday, 25 April 2013

Kind Soul in need of help

http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/help-for-a-gentle-being-part-3--2
The Healing Power of the Human Heart
                                                                                                                
A Hathor Planetary Message through Tom Kenyon



This Hathor Message is pure sound.


In other words, there are no words in this Hathor Planetary Message. It is pure Hathorian sound.


The Hathors’ primary mode of communication and method for imparting transformational information has always been through their catalytic sound work.  These pure sound-forms activate non-ordinary states of body and mind that we can use to access the multi-dimensional realities of our existence.


That, in a nutshell, is why their sounds are so potent.


Directly experiencing our multi-dimensional nature is not only freeing to the mind and heart, it can rapidly impart new insights, heighten creativity and inspire spiritual courage.


You can find a direct link to this sound meditation at the bottom of this page. You can also find a link to this sound meditation in the Listening section of our website (http://tomkenyon.us1.list-manage.com/track/click?u=8912ab056adfe19f62f8be95e&id=3e5e00a76c&e=fb3b348892).


This particular “sound message” was recorded live during a one-day Hathor Intensive that took place in Istanbul on April 13, 2013.  During this sound meditation our focus was in the heart chakra, and I was surprised to sense that the sounds were emanating into many underground passages that stretched underneath the vast city of Istanbul. It was my clear sense that these sounds were being broadcast from Istanbul to the rest of the world, due to both the geographical location of this ancient city and its unique energetic qualities, which bridge both Europe and Asia.


At one point during the sound meditation, I had the strong psychic impression that I was being greeted by a host of Earth Protectors who resided in the underground passages. Every one of them, without exception, informed me that the world was about to undergo a radical transformation. What they meant by this exactly was not made clear to me, but the changes will be very disruptive to our human way of life.


My feeling from these ancient beings was that humanity must face and transform its unresolved emotional wounding if it is to survive the passage into higher dimensionality.


Thus, the purpose of this meditation is to integrate aspects of yourself that you have shunned or disowned. In psychology, this type of emotional displacement is called the shadow, and un-owned shadow material can contaminate our inner life as well as our outward actions in the world.


The Hathors are adamant that we need to transform our own shadow material, both individually and collectively, as we move upward in consciousness. They also contend that our collective shadow is being acted out at an alarming rate, and in ways that threaten not only human survival, but the survival of other life forms on this planet as well.


In spite of the precarious position that humanity is now facing, the Hathors believe that the human heart (i.e., the heart chakra) has an innate ability to heal and transform our individual emotional lives no matter how difficult our past history and emotional traumas may have been. Not only this, but they are of the opinion that healing our emotional lives has a subtle yet far-reaching affect on the collective heart (i.e., our collective emotional tone) as well, which can and does affect our collective destiny.


I have listened to the recording of this sound meditation several times, and I experience a healing response in my heart chakra every time. The Hathors have asked me to post this on the website as soon as possible. And this is a sign, I think, of just how urgent and dire the Hathors consider our current situation to be.


Listening Suggestions


1) One way of listening to this sound meditation is to simply focus your attention in the area of your heart chakra, which is located in the center of your chest behind the sternum. Just keep your mental focus in this area and listen to the sounds. When your mind wanders, bring it back to your heart chakra and the sound patterns.


2) Another way of listening to this sound meditation is to imagine that a small version of you is inside your heart chakra. This shift in self-identity will create a more powerful effect for some people. Depending upon what you are dealing with, you might find your self-image inside the heart chakra standing, sitting or lying down. In some instances when you feel highly vulnerable, you might find yourself curled up in a fetal position in your heart chakra. Just keep the focus of your attention on this sense of you that is inside your heart chakra, in whatever forms it may take. Don’t be surprised if the form inside your heart changes as you move through different types of emotional material.


3) Some people will find it more powerful to breathe into their heart chakra when listening to the sounds. If you work with this method, sigh into your exhales, and let the sighs come out from your heart chakra. In other words, make an audible sigh with each exhale.


A more advanced form of this method is to allow yourself to feel the movement of energy that emanates from your heart chakra as you sigh into each exhale and to follow this movement of energy with your awareness as the energy from your heart chakra circulates throughout your entire body.


My personal suggestion is to try all three methods and choose the one(s) that work best for you. You might also find it helpful to have a notebook to write down your impressions, feelings, images and insights right after you complete a listening session. This is because the state of consciousness generated by this sound piece can generate a type of waking-dream, and like dreams they can sometimes impart significant insights, but also like dreams, they are fleeting in nature and easily forgotten.


I think of this sound meditation as a type of archaeological tool. You can use it to uncover hidden passages in your heart and to retrieve treasures of consciousness that have been obscured to your sight. And you can, just as importantly, bring to the light of your conscious awareness “things” that have been hidden by the darkness of unconsciousness.


You undertake this task for yourself. But the benefits of freeing yourself from emotional imprisonment and constraint can, and will, benefit your fellow human beings and all life as well.


Click here to listen to and/or download the Hathor Heart Chakra Healing Sound Meditation ©2013. Note that this is a live recording from the Istanbul event and there are some room noises that were picked up by the microphone.


Information Unrelated to this Message


For those of you who have studied with me in the past, and for those of you contemplating working with me in the future, I thought it might be a good idea to let you know my intentions around workshops. Beginning next year, I am changing my way of doing the Work, and there will be fewer and fewer opportunities to be in the live sound-fields that are a crucial part of my seminars.


The live sound-fields that I create during workshops are fields of subtle energy that are generated when I access other dimensions of consciousness. While recordings of these sounds certainly capture some of the energetics that are released when I channel other dimensional worlds, the full impact of these energy-fields can only be experienced in the moment when I am actually channeling the sounds and in the space where it is occurring.


There are only three workshops scheduled in the U.S. this year.


The Leviathan, will be held in the Peter Jay Sharp Theatre at Symphony Space on Broadway in New York City on May 25th. In the course of this one-day event, I will take us through many sound journeys using numerous mystical traditions as a springboard into the mystery of the transcendent Self. This event promises to be a truly life changing experience due to the juxtaposition of so many sound journeys. You can read more about this event in the Calendar on our website.


You can buy tickets online from Symphony Space by using this link:


http://tomkenyon.us1.list-manage.com/track/click?u=8912ab056adfe19f62f8be95e&id=c51f11a450&e=fb3b348892


You may also reach the Symphony Space box office at 212-864-5400, Tues – Sun from 1 PM until 6 PM. All online ticket purchases are subject to a per-ticket fee of $2.75, in addition to a $3.00 handling fee. Symphony Space takes American Express, Master Card, Visa and Discover. Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable from either Symphony Space or from Tom Kenyon. Symphony Space sells tickets online only or at their box office. We do not register for this event in our office.


Note: This is the only event on the East Coast this year, and I am not sure if, and when, I will return to this area for another event.


In addition, to the New York event, there will be two three-day workshops in the Pacific Northwest area in October.


On October 4th -6th I will lead a Shamanic Buddhist Retreat on Orcas Island, called Entering the Mandala. And on October 25th  – 27th I will teach The Art of Egyptian High Alchemy in Seattle, Washington. You can read further information about these unique events in the Calendar section of our website (www.tomkenyon.com).


If you wish to immerse yourself in the live sound fields that I create during public workshops, I encourage you to consider attending one of these events.


Note from Judi: Tom is not saying he is not going to teach anymore, but he is making it clear that he will teach less and less, which means there will be fewer opportunities to be in the live sound field of his voice, and there is nothing in the world like being in the live sound field of his voice. No CD can ever capture that. So if you’ve always wanted to hear Tom live, I would move mountains to attend one of these events. The live sound field is the most transformative, healing experience I’ve ever had. Hands down. It’s life changing!


©2013 Tom Kenyon   All Rights Reserved   www.tomkenyon.com


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Lyrid Meteor Shower

I was on the phone tonight with an old childhood friend and we chatted a long time catching up. After the call, I opened my kitchen curtains to have a look see at the night sky. As I was peering at an evening star, of a sudden a huge white ball went thru the skies with a tail of white light and then seemed to dissipate before my eyes. It was so huge and seemingly so close at the same time. I felt exhilarated and then googled to see what meteorite showers might be occurring. So perhaps this was one of the Lyrid showers. Whatever, it was certainly the largest sailing thru the skies I have ever seen.

4MIN News April 25, 2013: ECLIPSE Tonight, Spaceweather Update


Astrology Forecast for April 24, 2013


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Wednesday, 24 April 2013

I Love Animals~Do You?

I had a call from a woman in N. California last night whom I have not had contact with for some years. It was so fun hearing from her and what her life is all about these days. One thing she said to me in passing was, Oh Linda , you always loved animals so much, whenever I see baby lambs I think of you. (Not sure why lambs but I cannot imagine eating the sweet creatures). When on Kauai this winter, another old friend was telling me how many dogs and cats his family now have, and I said, Oh I love animals. And he said, Yes I know that . So I was reading a blog about the negativity on our planet and how the Archons feed on it, and came across these quips posted. Thought to share with  you this night.
For as long as men massacre animals, they will kill each other. Indeed, he who sows the seeds of murder and pain cannot reap the joy of love.”
– Pythagoras
“Thou shalt not kill does not apply to murder of one’s own kind only, but to all living beings; and this Commandment was inscribed in the human breast long before it was proclaimed from Sinai.”
– Leo Tolstoy
“To be non-violent to human beings and to be a killer or enemy of poor
animals is Satan’s philosophy. In this age there is always enmity
against animals, and therefore the poor creatures are always anxious.
The reaction of the poor animals is being forced on human society, and
therefore there is always the strain of cold or hot war between men,
individually, collectively or nationally…
– Srila Prabhupada

Systematic House-to-House Raids in Locked-Down Watertown, Massachusetts


Now if they came to my house in this fashion, I would figure that my country had gone to a scene fresh out of a bad Communist takeover of a country novel. Or some such police state situation. Geez, and if one was not caucasion, then one would be even more terrified. This is a bad movie playing but for real from the Boston event.

Helping Stop Canada-China FIPA Now


Right now, First Nations are taking Prime Minister Harper to court to stop him from ratifying FIPA, the secretive and extreme Canada-China investors’ deal.

The Hupacasath First Nation have asked for our help to fully fund this vital legal challenge, and the Avaaz community has agreed to match up to $20k of your donations dollar for dollar.

We need to raise $40,000 quickly or the case could grind to a halt!


There’s good news and there’s bad news. The good news is that in the last week, tens of thousands more Canadians put pressure on Conservative MPs to stop the Canada-China FIPA. The bad news is that on Monday, when the NDP brought a motion in Parliament to stop this FIPA’s ratification, the Liberals and Conservatives both voted against the motion.

Let’s be clear: the fight to stop FIPA continues, in Parliament and in the courts. This vote was a good opportunity to rally more Canadians, but the result is not decisive, and it does not give Harper Parliamentary approval to ratify FIPA.

We’ve got a two-part strategy. We know there are deep divisions within the Conservative caucus over FIPA, and together we’ll keep turning up the pressure. At the same time, we need to work with provincial governments and support First Nations who can use their constitutional rights to block FIPA.

Right now, the Hupacasath First Nation are using their constitutionally protected legal rights to fight FIPA in court, and they’ve asked the Leadnow community to support this powerful legal challenge.

First Nations’ rights could stop FIPA in its tracks, but the court dates have just been moved forward to May, cross-examinations have already begun and we urgently need to raise another $40,000 or the case could grind to a halt.

We're digging deep to make this happen, and the Avaaz community has just pledged to match your donations dollar-for-dollar up to $20,000. With your help and this boost from Avaaz, we can fully fund this vital legal challenge through to the end of the upcoming trial.

Your $10, $100, or $1000 donation will go directly to help First Nations block FIPA in court. Please click here to donate now.

When the Hupacasath First Nation first asked for our help to kick-start this legal challenge in December, the Leadnow community responded beyond our expectations. Instead of the $10,000 we needed to get the case off the ground, we were blown away when you donated over $30,000, giving the case a massive boost.

Now, thanks to you, and the generosity of other groups pitching in - like our friends at Council of Canadians and Avaaz - our seed funding has grown into over $100,000 raised so far. We’re nearly there, but we need one big push now to fully fund the case and see this through.

Please donate today so we can fully fund this vital legal challenge through to the end of the upcoming trial. Your contribution could help stop FIPA in its tracks.

http://www.leadnow.ca/fipa-legal

Thank you so much to everyone who participated in the emergency action this week - the more Canadians learn about this secretive and extreme FIPA, the more Canadians oppose it - and the investor state arbitration mechanism it shares with the proposed TPP and CETA agreements.

We’re in this together.

With hope and respect,

Matthew, Maggie, Jamie, Emma, and Julia on behalf of the Leadnow.ca team

P.S. It’s incredible what thousands of small donations quickly adds up to, and even $5 makes a real difference, but we understand that not everyone can donate. If you’re not in a position to contribute to this legal challenge, please just take a minute to forward this message to friends and family who may be able to help. Here’s the link to share -- http://www.leadnow.ca/fipa-legal -- and thank you for all that you do.

P.P.S. If you’d like to donate by cheque, send your cheque payable to “Leadnow” to:

Leadnow.ca
PO Box 2091, Stn Terminal
Vancouver, BC
V6B 3T2

Please include a note that your donation is for the FIPA legal challenge.

Or if you’d prefer to donate by phone, call 1-855-LEADN0W (1‑855‑532‑3609) extension 2.


Sources

[1] Will First Nations court challenge delay Canada-China FIPA? (iPolitics)
http://www.ipolitics.ca/2013/04/19/will-first-nations-court-challenge-delay-canada-china-fipa/

[2] Delayed China trade deal reflects Tory dissent, NDP says (CBC)
http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/story/2013/04/21/pol-fipa-with-china-ratification-delayed.html

[3] B.C. First Nation asks court to block Canada-China deal (CBC)
http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/story/2013/01/22/pol-cp-fppa-china-bc-first-nation.html




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Please support the Leadnow.ca community! We're funded by people like you, and our small team and growing community make sure your donation goes a long way. Every dollar helps. You can donate online at http://www.leadnow.ca/en/donate

Tuesday, 23 April 2013

Saying No to Sun News~

Dear friends,




On Monday, a CRTC hearing will decide whether Canadians want to subsidize Sun News or "Fox News North" - a media outlet set up with the help of a top Harper crony. Both Sun News and Avaaz will appear before the hearing. We won this battle last time, but now Sun News has worked nonstop building a petition of 53,000 people over the last 6 months. Let's blow that out of the water in 6 days, with double that number saying no to paying for crony-media that corrupts our news and poisons our democracy:
In days, the CRTC could decide whether Canadians should be forced to pay for Sun News or 'Fox News North'. Both Avaaz and Sun News have been asked to appear at the hearing, and Sun News has built a petition of 53,000 over 6 months. We have 6 days to blow it out of the water.

After Harper and his top spin doctor Kory Teneycke met secretly with Rupert Murdoch, Teneycke was invovled in modelling Sun News after Murdoch's Fox News, the political propaganda network that has poisoned U.S. politics. It's Canadian crony-media -- run by a political crony, pushing a political agenda, and now seeking to be funded by a government handout, asking the CRTC to force it onto our basic cable packages.

SunNews have been pushing their petition non-stop for 6 months. If we can double it in 6 days, it will send a powerful signal to the CRTC about where Canadians stand -- click below to sign and share this email with everyone who cares about Canadian democracy:

http://www.avaaz.org/en/stop_fox_news_north_2013_crtc_2/?bVRUvbb&v=24525

The CRTC is the government agency that implements and enforces Canada's broadcasting laws. Among other things, it has the power to require all Canadian cable providers to carry certain channels. But it rarely does this because it would prefer to let consumers choose what channels they want. Canadians aren't choosing to pay for Sun News, and it's losing millions of dollars. So Sun is asking the CRTC to order all cable providers to carry Sun News and pass the cost on to us -- even if we don't want it!

In 2010, tens of thousands of us banded together and stopped "Fox News North" from getting a similar deal -- even contributing to Harper's aide, Kory Teneycke, resigning as head of the network! But then, the network sneakily hired him back and now they are launching a similar application, hoping we won't speak up while they try and recoup their $17 million in losses from our pockets!

Fox News fuels hate. While constantly claiming to be “fair and balanced,” it has allowed hysterical anchors like Glenn Beck to compare President Obama to "Hitler." Bill O’Reilly, another anchor, has threatened to boycott Canada, and Anne Coulter has said on its network that Canada is lucky the US allows it to "exist on the same continent.” The network has cunningly fuelled the tea party movement in the US, a mobilisation of the fringe right with members who threaten violence upon its opponents and wear guns to political rallies.

This is a fight for the soul of Canadian democracy. Our media is not perfect, but a ‘news’ network that slavishly serves a political agenda through mass manipulation and fear threatens the fabric of our democratic society.  And while such a network has the right to offer its views, it doesn't have a right to demand we subsidize it.

Canadians don't like watching "Fox News North", which is why they are losing millions and need a sweet government deal to survive. But we can stop the CRTC from taking money from our pockets to pay for right-wing news. Click below to stand with Avaaz's representative at the live hearing and help us build a big enough call to hammer home our best legal arguments:

http://www.avaaz.org/en/stop_fox_news_north_2013_crtc_2/?bVRUvbb&v=24525

"Fox News North" threatens to make the country we love look more like the U.S. Thankfully, the CRTC and their public comment process stands in the way -- let's use this chance to be heard and stop Sun News's grab for our dollars for good.

With hope,

Jeremy, Ari, Emma, Ricken, Mélanie, Laryn and the entire Avaaz team

SOURCES

Hating the Jew, hating the ‘gypsy’ (National Post)
http://fullcomment.nationalpost.com/2012/09/25/bernie-m-farber-et-al-hating-the-jew-hating-the-gypsy/

As losses mount, Sun turns to CRTC (Globe and Mail)
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-investor/as-losses-mount-sun-turns-to-crtc/article7597155/

Sun News Network viewership lags on first anniversary, controversies continue (Canadian Press)
http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2012/04/18/sun-news-network-turns-first-anniversary_n_1433521.html

Sun Media breaches Code of Ethics (Canadian Broadcast Standards Council - CBSC)
http://www.cbsc.ca/english/decisions/2012/120613.php

Investigation into alleged racist comments against blacks (CBSC)
http://www.cbsc.ca/english/decisions/2012/120620.php

Warning: This column contains scary Sun News scenes unsuitable for some readers (Globe and Mail)
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/arts/television/warning-this-column-contains-scary-sun-news-scenes-unsuitable-for-some-readers/article5215962/


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The Effects of the 5D Overlay~James Gilliland

While I hope that some of what James predicts does not happen to our planet, I do feel that he is sincere and with integrity with all that he writes/channels. So this is today's writing from him about the 5D overlay.

The Effects of the 5D Overlay

Many have prayed that the pain, suffering, lack and tyranny come to an end. They pray that the tyrants in their insatiable soulless lust for power and wealth learn their lessons and come to the realization of unity consciousness. Many pray that they awaken to the immutable law, "What we do to others and nature we do to ourselves." Many pray that the reaction to their actions, karma comes swiftly and everything comes to the light.

Your prayers are being answered yet you must understand the process. Armageddon is the great uncovering where no rock is left unturned. Nothing shall remain hidden and the nefarious acts of the unconscious, the war and disease profiteers and those who serve them will come to light along with the consequences of their choices and actions. It is universal law and there is a quickening in this arena. It is as if God is pressing hard on the Earth, all humanity and the entire solar system. When I say God I do not mean any of the deities of man, or ancient ancestors who obtained enlightenment, I am referring to a consciousness and energy that permeates all life, the one consciousness that encompasses all consciousness on all planes and dimensions throughout the multiverse. The Absolute. This grand awakening is also due to natural cycles, planetary, sun and the alignment with Galactic plane. Is there a plan within the Absolute? Are there grand players in this fast unfolding drama? Is this going to affect every individual and the collective all humanity? The answer is yes. Does Nature play a major role in this as well as the Nature Spirits? Do the Angelic Guides, Ascended Masters, spiritually and technologically advanced Off Worlders, Ultradimensionals have a role to play? Of course whether you believe in them or not they exist in and of themselves.

How can one best navigate these changes, be in proper alignment with these new energies, make the obvious shift the Earth has chosen which; is to ascend to the next level? The answer is quite simple, it is so simple most miss it. Be kind to each other, do unto others as you would have them do unto you, live in harmony with each other and nature, most important pay attention. It is also important now more than every to clean up your messes, be aware of your choices and actions as well as who is making them. This 3D world is ending; the wrath of the tyrants along with their lust for power and wealth at the expense of humanity and nature is coming to a close. The dark hearts and the dark forces they serve are under fire and if you haven't noticed there is a war going on in the heavens and now on Earth, as above so below. The archon network designed to enslave you, keep you focused on the external rather than the internal is unraveling. People are waking up. For those who do not know what the archon network is it is a network of evil that has fooled many into believing it does not even exist. There are regenerate discarnate spirits, ETs and some other very dark entities that comprise this network. Many are doing its bidding consciously and unconsciously.

If you think the various forms of leadership are not under its influence I have to ask why are there so many wars, so many diseases, so many homeless, so many without food, fresh water the basics? Reason this, don't turn a blind eye to it, why when you turn on the news all you see is violence under constant bombardment of fear, insecurity, you need us to make you safe messages? Who is capitalizing on all the wars, diseases, and the mayhem? Those in charge of your external security have to stay in business and how better than to stage events to keep the funding flowing? Have you become completely distracted from your seat of power, the God within? How externalized has your consciousness become and how can focusing on the external bring you peace, security knowing this 3D Matrix is coming to a close? I am not saying to ignore it altogether; you have a physical body, a personality, and are a multidimensional spirit yet who is driving your vehicle? Do you want to continue in the 3D archon matrix or direct your energies towards a new way, a new life in harmony with each other and nature? If you are focused on your body, your outer appearances, acceptance and approval outside of self, social consciousness and the mainstream media you are in for a very rude awakening.

There shall come a day when the grid goes down, your plastic card wont work, you wont have access to the beauty parlor or the latest fashion, your big screen will go blank, your muscle car will run out of gas and everything you depended upon externally for self worth will fall asunder. All indicators are pointing to an economic collapse, what will be of value then? Do you have your gardens in, food stored, access to fresh water, friends you can trust? Is this fear porn or common sense? The social and economic changes are well underway. The loss of freedom, injustice, false flags, heavy-handed tyranny, massive private armies, bank collapses, austerity measures, all are indicators. The physical Earth changes will exponentially increase as well. You planet is growing, expanding, taking on these new energies to her very core. She is evolving moving to the next level and those who are not paying attention, those who are not evolving with her will not be able to continue on Earth for they will not be frequency specific. There are those who are doing everything possible to stop this evolutionary process, they are creating as much pain, suffering and mayhem as possible. Why because their world is coming to a close and they think they can hold down the frequencies, the ascension to the next level through human consciousness by further enslavement creating as much pain suffering and chaos as possible. This includes warring on Nature herself.

There is a war going on between the white hats and the dark hearts. There are still those who believe in God given rights and freedom. There are those who are honoring their oaths to protect the constitution against enemies foreign and domestic as well as the people. The people need to get behind them ASAP. There are those who serve the corporations, the archons who believe otherwise and care nothing of your freedom and well being. This is all coming to the surface; there will be a clashing of arms and spirits. There will be those exposing these nefarious acts of the dark hearts and people responsible for them as well as those trying to cover it all up. You are going to have to pay close attention in the days to come. Do not believe the official story, do your own research. Find alternative news sources and most important start living a life in alignment with universal law. Work towards Universal Peace, Brother/Sisterly Love, Individual Freedom and Prosperity for All. Honor the sacred circle of life the Creator in all Creation. It is really that simple. As we said earlier be kind and live in harmony with each other and Nature. Surround yourself with friends of like mind. Though you have your biological family if they are dysfunctional create your spiritual families. Support each other through this process.

Remember being a Christ does not mean being a doormat. Sometimes tough love is necessary, setting boundaries, speaking out without fear telling people what they need to hear not what they want to hear is now a priority. It is time to release the past, create your future and do it consciously developing your own inner guidance without succumbing to the lame stream media to tell you what is next. They will be broadcasting their hypnotic delusion the archon programming right up to the moment the screen goes black. Nothing to see here folks, keep shopping, the status quo must continue. Not. It is unsustainable, cannot continue considering the new frequencies and Earth's ascension sponsored by the big cheese, the source itself along with the beautiful many Masters, Saints, Sages and yes this includes the Star Nations. The old world is crumbling and yes I know the ego of many will dispel this message and defend their world in complete denial be lie ving everything will continue business as usual. That is the message of the archons and those who align with it for security reasons will find it to be their greatest insecurity in the future. Why, because this 3D reality and the archon network has no future. It is totally out of alignment with universal law and not frequency specific to Earth's evolution. The very ground you stand on, the one thing most can depend on is moving; increasingly becoming not as solid as one thought. Pay attention, go within, live in harmony with each other and nature, develop your own inner guidance, that is the only security.
Be well;

James Gilliland
www.eceti.org
www.bbsradio.com
www.worldpuja.net

University of Sydney Reverses decision regarding Dalai Lama!

We’ve had a breakthrough.
After a week of intense public pressure, the University of Sydney has been forced to reverse its decision.
We’re still waiting on the full details and questions remain over the university’s handling of the situation.
But we can happily report that in June the Dalai Lama will be welcomed at Sydney Uni. He will give a talk to students, organised by the Institute of Democracy and Human Rights under the theme ‘Education Matters’.
The event the university tried to distance itself from and then cancelled is now back on!
We’ll bring you further details as they unfold. But for now, there is one thing
about which we can be absolutely certain: The university’s change of heart was a direct result of public pressure; of the thousands and thousands of emails sent by ATC supporters and people from around the world; of the scores of letters, news stories, opinion pieces and other actions that immediately demonstrated the public and students’ concern at the University’s decision and the strength of support for the Dalai Lama and all he represents.
Of course, we would have been happier if the University had made the right
decision at the outset. But the public outcry that ensued sends a very strong
message to universities and other institutions to make a wise choice in future.
The scheduled rally at the University will still go ahead at 10am Wednesday. We want to make it clear to the university that there is overwhelming support for the Dalai Lama to be welcomed on campus.
We can’t be complacent. Sadly, we know there will be many more battles like this. But as it’s not everyday we get to celebrate a win such as this, we want you to take a moment to smile and acknowledge what we’ve achieved together this week.
Onward!
Kyinzom, Paul and the ATC team
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4MIN News April 23, 2013: Eclipse Thursday


Nestle attempting to patent a flower's medicinal use

We never expected this. In just a few days, over 160,000 people have signed our petition to Nestlé, calling for the company to stop trying to patent the traditional curative powers of nigella sativa. What's more, over 50,000 of you have shared the campaign with your friends -- and all this action is clearly having an effect on Nestlé.
Nestlé has written up an official response to our our demands on its site, but the conglomerate's defense is ridiculous: Nestlé claims everything is OK because it is not patenting the flower itself, just the flower's traditional medicinal use. Nestlé's official patent, filed in countries around the world, claims that it "invented" use of nigella sativa to treat allergic reactions, despite the fact that the flower has been used for this very purpose across the Middle East and Asia for over a millennium.
There are two big ways that you can help us out:
Forward the email below to at least five of your friends.
Nestlé's greedy grab at nigella sativa's curative power is not an error, it is part of a recurrent strategy by a corporation with a pattern of seeking to privatize and profit from traditional knowledge and other public resources.
We’re demanding that Nestlé give up its bid to control the anti-allergenic use of nigella sativa so that the company realizes it cannot get away with its public resource grab:
Thank you for standing up against corporate patent-grabs,
Claiborne, Kaytee and the rest of us

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Friends,

This was so ridiculous that I had to share, and I hope that you will help me stop it.

Nigella sativa -- more commonly known as fennel flower -- has been used as a cure-all remedy for over a thousand years. It treats everything from vomiting to fevers to skin diseases, and has been widely available in impoverished communities across the Middle East and Asia.

But now Nestlé is claiming to have invented its use, and is trying take control over the natural cure of the fennel flower in order to turn it into a costly private drug.
Please join me in telling Nestlé to stop trying to patent this natural cure.

Thank you.
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News from Australian Tibet Council~Rally on Sydney University Campus

Thank you for signing and sharing our petition to the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Sydney, asking him take a stand for academic freedom by allowing the Dalai Lama to speak to students on campus.
Over 14,000 people from Australia and around the world have signed our petition in just five days. The Vice-Chancellor has tried to cover up this debacle by claiming that the university had never received an official request from the Dalai Lama’s office. This dubious statement was exposed by the university’s student newspaper two days ago in an article containing leaked emails showing the Vice-Chancellor gave his approval for the talk back in January.
We can’t let such a prestigious academic institution simply abandon its values of honesty and academic integrity. We can’t let them surrender to pressure from the Chinese government.
There are three things you can do to help us win this campaign.
1. Help us reach 20,000 signatures by encouraging your friends to sign and share our petition.
2. If you live in Sydney, join us and Students for a Free Tibet at a rally on the campus tomorrow (10 am, Wednesday).
https://www.facebook.com/events/437281929699604/?notif_t=plan_user_joined
3. An attack on the academic freedom of Australian universities and censorship of the Dalai Lama’s message on the importance of peace, human rights and education has wider ramifications for freedom in our society. We are working hard to ensure that the university understands the moral cost of distancing itself from the Dalai Lama.
But we need your help to win this campaign. Our resources are over-stretched. Please make a donation of $20, $30, $50 or whatever you can afford to help us with this campaign.
Please click here to make a donation.
http://atc.org.au/index.php?option=com_jdonation&view=donation&Itemid=535
Thank you for your support.
Kyinzom Dhongdue
Communications and Government Relations Manager
Australia Tibet Council

Monday, 22 April 2013

James Gilliland~Today's post

Here are some links to educate yourself. I am not saying I agree with all of it yet most of it shows a clear indication that the Boston Bombing was a staged false flag event. I was in meditation and was told clearly it was a staged event. After seeing all the chase scenes shoot outs etc. I began to doubt the information. I was told to wait. The two boys implicated in the bombing were beautiful kids parents and relatives could not believe the official story and said they were set up. The back packs they were wearing were grey and white and they were shown leaving with the back packs on. The black back pack with the logo on top shown to be the one that held the bomb was seen being worn by a craft agent. There was video of the older brother stripped naked being arrested walking under his own power looking in pretty good shape according to the news yet this may have been another arrest not sure. There was a bomb drill going on at the same time and the agent who had the back pack was seen running away before the bomb went off. Why was he running? I have been called many names, heartless, a fraud, liar etc for asking the obvious questions anyone would looking at the evidence. Now it seems the guidance was correct and it will continue to be supported as this story unfolds for those with open minds not hypnotized by the media frenzy of false information. There is a war going on for your freedom between the white hats and the dark hearts. You will see many white hats coming forward whistle blowing warning the people. Time to wake up and smell the coffee. Media Zombies need not reply.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=fySYxvV4rZA
http://www.youtube.com/user/TheAlexJonesChannel

Obama Approves Raising Permissible Levels of Nuclear Radiation in Drinking Water. Civilian Cancer Deaths Expected to Skyrocket

Sunday, 21 April 2013

Somebody to Love

When we were on Kauai my friend Kim and I met the man who wrote this tune,(Darby Slick) and since then, I have it playing in my head alot.

Friday, 19 April 2013

Update regarding Dalai Lama and Sydney University

As I mentioned recently , I am so convinced that signing and sending off online petitions etc. really does make an impact. Here is a follow up from today's issue regarding Sydney University in Australia rescinding an invitation to the Dalai Lama to speak there. Already they are refuting the allegations it would appear. 
Thank you so much for signing the petition asking the University of Sydney to let the Dalai Lama speak - and stand for academic freedom. Nearly 5,000 people have signed in less than 24 hours!
The University has said to media that the Dalai Lama was never asked not to speak, but as 7.30 report showed - there is evidence on the contrary.
The only way to now clarify this is for Vice Chancellor to publicly state that he would welcome the Dalai Lama on campus - and stop trying to hide behind technicalities.
Can you post a message on the University's Facebook page asking the Vice Chancellor to publicly state the Dalai Lama is welcome?
https://www.facebook.com/sydneyuni
Thanks again for all your support.
Kyinzom Dhongdue
Communications & Government Relations Manager
Australia Tibet Council
www.atc.org.au

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Dalai Lama~Sydney University Withdraws Invitation

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Dear Linda,

Our friends in Australia need our voices to help protect academic freedom.

A recent decision by Sydney University to withdraw an invitation to the Dalai Lama could set precedence that would stifle his message of tolerance and moderation from being heard by students around the world. It has been reported in Australia that the decision was taken to preserve access of university researchers to China, where the government brands the Dalai Lama as a dangerous separatist. The Australia Tibet Council, an ICT partner organization, is taking the lead in calling for a reversal of this decision on the basis of encouraging academic freedom and discouraging self-censorship to curry favor in Beijing.

Please sign the online petition to register your opposition to the university's decision.

In solidarity,
Mary Beth Markey
Mary Beth Markey
President

FIPA~The sneaky investment deal

Dear friends,
In 72 hours, a vote in Parliament could stop the secretive and extreme Canada-China investor deal, FIPA, for good.

Conservative MPs are deeply divided, and if we build a huge wave of pressure right now there's a chance we can stop this terrible trade deal once and for all.

Tell your MP and party leaders: VOTE TO STOP the secretive and extreme Canada-China FIPA!

Breaking news from Ottawa -- In just 72 hours, a vote in Parliament could stop the secretive and extreme Canada-China investor deal, FIPA, for good.


FIPA is the most sweeping trade deal in a generation, and experts thought Prime Minister Harper would sneak it through Parliament without a vote last November.1-2

Nobody expected your campaign to unite Canadians against FIPA. But, together, we've put overwhelming pressure on Conservative MPs, divided their caucus, and the government had to shelve the deal while they try to repair the damage.3

Now, the NDP are holding a vote in Parliament that could stop FIPA. There are deep divisions inside the Conservative benches, and if we create a massive public outcry right now we have a chance to stop this terrible trade deal for good.

We only have 72 hours -- click here to tell your MP and all the party leaders to VOTE TO STOP FIPA, then forward this to everyone!

If the Canada-China FIPA is ratified, this extreme and secretive deal would pave the way for a massive natural resource buyout, and allow China’s companies to sue Canadian governments in secret tribunals for unlimited damages, restricting Canadians from making democratic decisions about our economy, environment and energy.4

Canadians have a right to determine our future, but this investor deal will undermine our democratic rights and lock us into an inescapable path of foreign-ownership and resource extraction until at least 2040.

Click here to tell your MP and party leaders to vote to stop FIPA.

In December, Prime Minister Harper approved the takeover of Canadian oil company Nexen by China's state-owned giant, CNOOC. If FIPA passes, companies like CNOOC can take over Canadian resources and then sue Canadian governments in secret, if the government does anything that threatens the company’s profits.

Any Canadian law or government decision – even ones that protect Canada’s environment, create jobs and stop dangerous projects – could be fought in secret tribunals outside of our legal system. Arbitrators unaccountable to the Canadian public would have the power to award billions in damages to foreign corporations if we do anything that hurts corporate profits, like improve environmental standards or slow down the export of cheap, unprocessed resources.4-6

We need to act now. Click here to tell your MP and party leaders: VOTE TO STOP the secretive and extreme Canada-China FIPA.

With thanks for all that you do,

Matthew, Heather, Jamie, Maggie and the whole Leadnow.ca team

p.s. We’ve only come this far because tens of thousands of us have stepped up to stop this FIPA - by taking action, by sharing, by donating to fund radio ads and supporting First Nations who are challenging FIPA in court. We need you now more than ever. Click here to send your urgent message.

Sources

[1] Tories quietly table Canada-China investment treaty (Globe and Mail)
http://act.sumofus.org/go/1551?t=9&akid=1571.870209.MHexX7

[2] Battle over CNOOC’s proposed Nexen Takeover Heats Up In Ottawa (Financial Post)
http://act.sumofus.org/go/1552?t=11&akid=1571.870209.MHexX7

[3] Opposition, activists in last minute push for more scrutiny of Canada-China treaty (Globe and Mail)
http://act.sumofus.org/go/1553?t=13&akid=1571.870209.MHexX7

[4] Canada-China Investment Deal Allows for Confidential Lawsuits Against Canada (Toronto Star)
http://act.sumofus.org/go/851?t=15&akid=1571.870209.MHexX7

[5] Chinese Companies Can Sue BC for Changing Course on Northern Gateway, says Policy Expert (Vancouver Observer)
http://act.sumofus.org/go/852?t=17&akid=1571.870209.MHexX7

[6] Chairman Harper and the Chinese Sell-Out (The Tyee)
http://act.sumofus.org/go/1554?t=19&akid=1571.870209.MHexX7




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FIPA opposition ~NDP member responds

Hello,
Thank you for taking the time to share your concerns over the Canada-China Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement (FIPA). I agree that this agreement raises serious concerns and deserves a thorough public debate.

The Canada-China FIPA provides an excellent example of why the NDP has long fought for a better, more open trade policy.  This FIPA lacks the level of transparency and openness that Canadians deserve. And, once again, the Harper government has signed an agreement against the best interests of Canadians.

Among other things, this agreement exposes taxpayers to costly legal challenges via unaccountable tribunals that do not reflect acceptable standards of the rule of law. The dispute tribunals may conduct hearings in private at the mere request of one party. The pact does not guarantee Canadian investors full reciprocity with the rights that Chinese investors have secured and has a clause binding Canada for a period of 31 years. These are just some of the many concerns raised by this agreement.

While pursuing mutually beneficial economic relations with China is a positive goal for Canada, we must ensure that any investment or trade agreement we sign meets the standards Canadians want and deserve.

Alarmingly, the Conservatives have refused to send this agreement to Committee, where it could be studied in detail and where we could invite the input of stakeholders of all types.

As Official Opposition NDP International Trade Critic, I have been taking the lead in challenging the Conservative government on this FIPA deal. I have raised this issue in Question Period. I have written to Ed Fast, Minister for International Trade and Minister for the Asia-Pacific Gateway, calling on him to clarify the timeline for ratification of this FIPA, and furthermore postpone ratification of the Canada-China FIPA. You can view the full text of the letter at: http://www.dondavies.ca/canada-china-investment-deal-fipa/

I have twice called on the House of Commons International Trade Committee to conduct a full study on this agreement. Finally, on the 18th of April, I introduced the following Motion in the House of Commons to stop the ratification of this treaty:
That, in the opinion of this House, the government should inform the Government of the People's Republic of China, that it will not ratify the Canada-China Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement.”
Unfortunately, the Liberals and Conservatives are joining together to defeat our motion. The Conservatives are unwilling to acknowledge the serious problems with this treaty. The Liberals merely want to study the FIPA in its current form.
New Democrats believe that the only responsible position is to stop this FIPA .
New Democrats remain strong in our commitment to fight for fair trade deals. We will continue to speak out against any trade deal that is imbalanced, negotiated in secret, or contains inadequate conditions relating to labour standards, human rights and the environment.  We know that Canada can have an open, expansive trade policy that increases exports, builds good, value-added jobs for Canadians and raises living standards for the citizens of each trading nation.
Write your Conservative and Liberal MP’s and ask them to do the right thing and support the NDP Motion to stop this FIPA.

Again, I appreciate hearing from you.
Best regards,
Don
Don Davies, MP
Member of Parliament Vancouver Kingsway | Député Vancouver Kingsway
Critic for International Trade | Porte-parole, Commerce International
New Democratic Party | Nouveau Parti Démocratique 
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