[Sust-mar] 8 excellent events and resources - please scroll through and circulate!

Tamara Lorincz TLORINCZ at DAL.CA
Fri Nov 25 17:06:23 EST 2005

8 excellent events and resources - please scroll through and circulate!

"WAL-MART: The High Cost of Low Price" takes you behind the glitz and into the
real lives of workers and their families, business owners and their
communities, in an extraordinary journey that will challenge the way you think,
Where:  Scotiabank Theatre, Sobey Building
Saint Mary?s University
When:  Wed. Nov. 30, 2005 ? 7:00 p.m.
Free Admission

The Students Coailtion Agianst War will be holding a free public film screening
of the new documentary POISON DUST on TUESDAY NOV. 29th at 8pm at the ONE WORLD
CAFE (corner of West and Agricola) all are welcome, the event is free and there
will be free coffee and popcorn. see you there!

poision dust is a documetary about the effects of DEPLETED URANIUM weapons on
both civilians and soldiers throughout both American invasions of Iraq. this
documetary has just been released and is the follow up to te film "metal of

During the current Iraq War the U.S. use of radioactive Depleted Uranium weapons
increased from 375 tons used in 1991 to 2200 tons. Geiger counter readings at
sites in downtown Baghdad record radiation levels 1,000 and 2,000 times higher
than background radiation. The Pentagon has bombed, occupied, tortured and
contaminated Iraq. Millions of Iraqis are affected. Over one million U.S.
soldiers have rotated into Iraq. Today, half of the 697,000 U.S. Gulf War
troops from the 1991 war have reported serious medical problems and a
significant increase in birth defects among their newborn children.

The effects on the Iraqi population are far greater. Many other countries and
U.S. communities near DU weapons plants, testing facilities, bases and arsenals
have also been exposed to this radioactive material which has a half-life of
4.4 billions years

Speaking Out Against War In All Its Forms Worldwide

Canadian Centre for Ethics in Public Affairs Presents Ethics, Values and
Business Success ? Bill Black
Recent research has found that firms that orient themselves around shared,
positive values are more successful.  Bill Black, former CEO of Maritime Life,
is one business leader who successfully practiced such a positive, values
oriented approach, and is widely recognized for his achievements. Mr. Black
will be sharing his insights on the relationship of ethics, values and business
success at a CCEPA breakfast session Friday December 2, 2005 - 7:30-9:30 AM, at
the Delta Halifax. The cost is $30.00. For more information please visit
http://www.ccepa.ca/news-ethics_values_business_success.html or call 428-4731
to reserve a seat.
Kimberly Williams, Canadian Centre for Ethics in Public Affairs (CCEPA) 630
Francklyn Street Halifax, NS     B3H 3B4 Telephone:  428-4731    Fax:  428-4776

Walk Against Warming / Walk for Mother Earth
(March mondiale pour le climat!)
Saturday, December 3
Victoria Park (corner of South Park St. & Spring Garden Rd.)
March and Rally in Halifax for International Day of Action on Climate Change
Organized by Sierra Club Atlantic Chapter, Ecology Action Centre and the Nova
Scotia Environmental Network. There will be great speakers and entertainment!
Drummers, Raging Grannies, Gaia Singers (tentatively), and much more! Bring
your umbrella and a noisemaker!

Check out: http://www.globalclimatecampaign.org/index-en.shtml
AND: http://www.3dec2005.org/
This event falls at the mid-point of climate change/Kyoto negotiations that will
be taking place in Montreal (COP11/MOP1) - the whole world will be watching
what happens in Canada re: climate change. Thousands of people around the world
will be on the street that day urging leaders to take action on climate change

In case you did not receive this invitation and would like to attend! For staff
and volunteers on non-profit environmental, international development and
social justice organizations:

The Nova Scotia Environmental Network (NSEN) is hosting  a Community
Conversation on Wednesday, December 7 focused on the very interesting topic of
raising awareness about the role and contribution of the voluntary sector in
Canada as part of the national Voluntary Sector Awareness Project (VSAP).  The
upcoming conversation will be held in the beautiful boardroom overlooking the
Northwest Arm at the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Public Affairs (CCEPA),  630
Francklyn Street (Atlantic School of Theology Campus), on Wednesday, December 7
from 10:00 am to 2:00 PM. There will be an organic gourmet networking lunch and
fabulous draw prizes.  The event is free, but space is limited.  The background
paper for the Community Conversation is here: 
http://www.imaginecanada.ca/page.asp?awareness_project  Please RSVP by December
5 to ensure your spot by calling the NSEN office at 454-6846 or emailing
nsen at web.ca  There are also limited travel subsidies available.

Tamara Lorincz
Coordinator of the Nova Scotia Environmental Network

Intimate partner violence affects one woman in 12 in Nova Scotia, a number that
should be dropping but isn?t! Nov. 25 is the International Day for the
Elimination of Violence Against Women, the first of 16 Days of Action on Gender
Violence. It also marks the beginning of Nova Scotia?s 2005 Purple Ribbon
Campaign, an important awareness raising and fundraising campaign for
transition houses in the province. The Transition House Association of Nova
Scotia coordinates the Purple Ribbon Campaign in this province, and all
transition houses sell purple ribbons to raise much-needed funds. Transition
houses also plan event in their communities to raise awareness that violence
against women is still prevalent in Nova Scotia. The Advisory Council on the
Status of Women urges everyone to take part in a commemoration event on
December 6, and to support your local transition house by buying a purple
ribbon. If your organization is planning a December 6 event, let us know by
Nov. 30. We?ll share it with newsbytes readers and post it to our events web
site, www.gov.ns.ca/staw  by Dec. 2.

Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives - The Nova Scotia
Child Poverty Report Card 2005. You should check it out at

(8) TV TIME:
(Sunday November 27  at 8pm ET/PT on CBC Newsworld)
The race is on in Pakistan to provide food and at least temporary shelter for
those left homeless by the October 8 earthquake before winter sets in. At the
centre of those efforts is a Canadian, Keith Ursel of the UN's World Food
Programme. Roads are blocked, bridges are gone while half a million people from
mountain villages struggle to survive.
The CBC's Paul Workman reports from Kashmir.
http://www.cbc.ca/correspondent/ CBC NEWS: THE PASSIONATE EYE

(Thursday December 1 at 9pm on CBC-TV)
More journalists have already died in Iraq than were killed in the entire
Vietman War. The war in Iraq has put the journalists covering it in an
impossibly perilous situation today. Never before have journalists themselves
become such a major target in a conflict. What has the war in Iraq done to
journalists? What has it done to the process of newsgathering? Award-winning
Iranian-Canadian filmmaker and war correspondent Maziar Bahari follows two
journalists and their heart-stopping stories of covering the war in
Iraq. http://www.cbc.ca/passionateeye/targets.html

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