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Podcast for October 2017: Knocktober

10.16.17 | Actions, Ban Big Money, Democracy, Organizing, Podcast |  Anna Barford

Happy Knocktober! This month Dogwood’s remote organizer, Anna Barford, takes over the podcast to talk about the month-long push to gather support for a Corruption Inquiry. Anna talks to four volunteers who have signed up to knock their block — from trophy hunting to Kinder Morgan to fish farms, they tell us how they see […]

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The extraordinary power to make change

10.13.17 | Actions, Commentary, Organizing |  Guest Writer

A Dogwood volunteer, Raza Mirza, explains why he is voting in Vancouver’s October 14 by-election, and why you should too That night there was a special excitement in my home — everyone was jammed in front of the television waiting. We lived in a large, multi-generational family home. At some point later that evening, we […]

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Meet Terry Robinson

10.02.17 | Organizer Profiles |  Arielle Houghton

Engagement is a process “I almost couldn’t believe it when I turned to Dave at our last event and said: I love this.” Meet Terry Robinson. She’s been a critical member of Dogwood for as long as a team has existed in the Comox Valley. “Dave and I were tabling together at the local Farmers’ […]

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Why we continue to organize

08.24.17 | Organizer Profiles, Organizing |  Arielle Houghton

Four Dogwood organizers reflect on victories and next steps Arielle H., provincial organizer For years I’ve listened to friends, acquaintances and colleagues say “I can feel it: we’re on the verge of a major shift.” They were talking about a paradigm shift to a more just and sustainable society. At first I agreed with them […]

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Storm’s coming

08.18.17 | Commentary, Organizing |  Kai Nagata

Climate chaos, civil strife: a guide to surviving the years ahead Disclaimer: this post contains profanity and themes that may be upsetting to some readers.   I’ve spent the last couple weeks at my family’s fixer-upper farmstead in northern B.C. In retrospect, it was probably the wrong time and place to re-read Cormac McCarthy’s post-apocalyptic […]

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#StandUpForBC

08.10.17 | Actions, General, No Tankers, Organizing |  Lisa Sammartino

On August 1, Prime Minister Trudeau spoke to Global News about the Kinder Morgan pipeline, saying: “I think British Columbia’s responsibility is to stand up for the interest of British Columbia.” So we did. This past long weekend, on B.C. Day, British Columbians took to social media, telling the Prime Minister loud and clear what […]

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B.C. is at a crossroads: which way will we go?

08.04.17 | Actions, Commentary, No Tankers |  Dave Mills

Our recent past could illuminate the path to a better future I left the office early last Friday and drove up island. My calendar said it was too early for the main runs, but not long ago I traded in my single handed fishing rod for the more traditional two hander that river fishers chasing […]

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Podcast for June 2017: Where is this ship headed?

06.15.17 | Actions, Ban Big Money, Beyond Coal, Citizens' Initiative, Election - BC 2017, No Tankers, Podcast, Strategy |  Kai Nagata

In the first episode since the provincial election, B.C. is still in rocky waters. SFU political scientist David Moscrop joins host Kai Nagata to explain what’s going on in the legislature and what could happen next. Director of Organizing Laura Benson hops aboard to explain what’s happening with the Citizens’ Initiative now that a new […]

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