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Posted on January 02, 2014

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I recently took part in a “Village Workshop” at the Klahoose New Relationship Building on Cortes Island, in Western Canada. This is a novel introduction to the Native American perception of their history in that it involves role playing. There were…

Posted on August 28, 2014

Field filled with rows of solar panels.So, Canada’s federal government has finally approved construction of the proposed Enbridge pipeline that is intended to carry bitumen from Alberta’s tar sands to Kitimat, and thence by ocean to China.

Posted on July 15, 2014

no house here"Why are my ancestors' burial grounds protected and those of my fellow islander, Joe Akerman, of Cowichan Heritage, not?" - Briony Penn

Sometimes, when confronted by great injustice, a community just has to draw a line.

Posted on June 19, 2014

On a glorious day in Vancouver, an overflow crowd milled around in the lobby of the federal courthouse. Attendees passed around a bag of summer strawberries and shared stories of what had drawn them here, to witness the appeal of the Federal Court ruling on Hupacasath First Nation v. Canada.  

Posted on June 19, 2014

Conservative British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher famously declared on many occasions that “there is no alternative” to economic liberalism and free trade. This popular slogan, referred to by the acronym “TINA,” has persisted beyond Thatcher’s own time in office, which ended in 1990, and has become a widely accepted wisdom.

Posted on May 29, 2014

There’s no debate about its deterioration. BC’s ferry system is on its knees, reeling rudderlessly over a tipping point, sinking into a death spiral of declining ridership – now at a 22-year low – while draconian service cuts and ongoing fare increases generate less revenue.

Posted on April 09, 2014

Canadian whistleblower Marc Mayrand is in the fight of our lives. As Canada’s Chief Electoral Officer, Mayrand blew the whistle on Bill C-23, the Harper government’s grossly misnamed Fair Elections Act.  In testimony to a House of Commons Committee in early March, Mayrand detailed numerous controversial features of the proposed Act, including its potential to make it very difficult for hundreds of thousands of Canadian citizens

Posted on March 11, 2014

Environmental and First Nations activists are increasingly appalled by the continuing revelations that they are being spied on by police and the Canadian security establishment on behalf of the corporate sector.

Posted on March 09, 2014

Defend Our Marine Highways Rally

Tuesday, March 11th, 2014 - 11:30 am to 1:30 pm

Provincial Legislature Lawn

Victoria, B.C.

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