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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 ever election for that matter 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, […]

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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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Victory in Courtenay-Comox

05.24.17 | Actions, Commentary, Election - BC 2017, Organizer Profiles, Organizing |  Guest Writer

Guest writer Will Cole-Hamilton is Dogwood’s volunteer team leader in Courtenay. Today the BC NDP’s Ronna-Rae Leonard was officially declared the winner here by 189 votes. Like the 43 other Green and NDP MLAs who now hold a majority in the B.C. legislature, Leonard won on a clear promise to stop Kinder Morgan and get Big […]

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Bonus Bias at the Port of Vancouver

05.17.17 | Actions, Beyond Coal, Commentary |  Arie Ross

Would you trust a judge whose salary is paid by the accused? Our partner groups Voters Taking Action on Climate Change and Communities and Coal are in court this week, arguing bias in the Port of Vancouver’s decision to approve the controversial Fraser Surrey Docks coal project. What does this bias look like, you ask? […]

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It’s a new day in B.C.

05.11.17 | Actions, Commentary, Election - BC 2017, Organizer Profiles, Organizing |  Dave Mills

Dogwood’s Courtenay-Comox organizer reflects on the election and the work ahead I can’t explain why, but over the past couple of weeks I had this feeling in the pit of my stomach that this election was going to come down to the place where I have spent most of my time organizing with Dogwood — […]

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