Committees & Working Groups

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Shawnigan Lake Toxic Dump

The membership has resolved to focus much of our collective energy into fighting the perpetrators and supporting blockaders 

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Indigenous Solidarity Working Group

Proactively collaborative and effective cross-media strategies with targeted initiatives around Grace Islet, reclaiming ceremonies and more.

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Farmland Protection Coalition

This working group fights to keep BC's Agricultural Land Reserve big and green and holds the Commission accountable for its actions.

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Speaker Series

We have hosted an event of some kind nearly every month over the past 2 years, you can join the team that coordinates.

Campaigns

A Red Hot Activist Month in Victoria!

 

Meet old friends and make new ones
in Victoria's activist scene!
Next meeting is Tuesday Jan. 17 at 5:30 pm
at Green Cuisine, 560 Johnson Street (lower level)


We will be holding our semi-annual elections to the organizing committee, so come on out and throw your name in to the mix! It's n excellent way to step up your activism in the community!

We will also be discussing the upcoming Victoria rally in solidarity with the Women's March on Washington and organizing for the Walk for the Salish Sea, working with the Union of BC Indian Chiefs and other organizations to ramp up opposition to the Kinder Morgan pipeline!

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Help Kill Bill C51! Deadline tomorrow for comments on federal government's Security Review! 

TAKE ACTION NOW:

Tell the federal government to Repeal Bill C-51 and to Reframe Security from a Culture of Fear to a Culture of Peace.  Deadline is December 15!

 

The federal government has public consultations for a Security Review underway right now.  Learn more about the Security Review and read the background documents here:  
https://www.canada.ca/en/services/defence/nationalsecurity/consultation-national-security.html  
https://saveoursecurity.ca/

 

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All Hands on Deck! Huge No DAPL Protest and other SEA Activist News

Standing Rock 2 Salish Sea:
No Pipelines Global Solidarity!

TIME TO CALL OUT THE BIG BANKS IN VICTORIA!!!    

Thursday December 1, 5:30
Victoria Public Library Main Branch, 735 Broughton Street
(then onward!)

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Please join us in solidarity, from Standing Rock to the Salish Sea, from DAPL to the proposed Kinder Morgan TMX, for water, for wildlife, for climate justice and indigenous sovereignty, to say:
Cut the finances for Dakota Access Pipeline and all other pipelines, tankers and rail expansion of fossil fuel developments and energy projects that don't have indigenous consent or public support. The time to finance safe, green energy alternatives is now!

We will meet in the library courtyard, march, chant and make lots of noise as we lead a procession of solidarity for the earth and her defenders, to the banks at Fort and Douglas, that finance death and destruction for profit.  Please bring banners, placards, noisemakers and spirit!

This action is co- sponsored by the Social Environmental Alliance, Indigenous Solidarity Working Group, Turning the Tide, Leap- Victoria and Victoria Council of Canadians, Greenpeace Victoria Volunteer Group.

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Where We Stand

1. People and the planet before profit.
The Social Environmental Alliance is committed to a world where the wellbeing of people and the planet takes priority over the accumulation of private wealth.
2. Respect for ecological systems.
We believe all human activity and social systems must operate within the limits imposed by ecological systems and with respect for non-human life.
3. Transformative social change.
Recognizing the dangers of catastrophic climate change, the injustice of colonization and imperialism, and the inhumanity of growing poverty in the midst of plenty, we pledge ourselves to the lifelong project of transformative social change.
4. Ecological and democratic socialist principles.
We aim to accomplish our objectives through the application of ecological and democratic socialist principles to public affairs and the governance of our communities.
5. Grassroots organization and action.
Committed to action and outreach, we are nurturing a community of organizers to mobilize the consciousness and confidence of ordinary people and forge alliances in coalition with social movements, cultural organizations and grassroots community groups.
6. Traditions inform practice.
We are guided by the best traditions of indigenous, feminist, co-operative, socialist, labour and environmental movements.
7. Democracy.
We embrace a participatory, pluralistic and emancipatory model of democracy.
8. Equality.
We believe in a classless society and in the inherent dignity and equality of all people on the basis of gender, sexuality, ethnicity, religion, age and ability.
9. Self-determination.
We recognize the right of indigenous and colonized peoples to self-determination.
10. Internationalism.
We embrace an internationalist perspective in foreign policy based on equality among peoples and the shared stewardship and fair distribution of the finite resources of the planet.