Posts by Kai Nagata - Page 2

BC NDP candidates quiet as oil and gas subsidies soar

10.07.20 | Climate, Election - BC 2020, News |  Kai Nagata

New Democrats fought corporate welfare for fracking, pipelines. Where’s the party’s “climate caucus” when we need them? Murray Rankin is on his feet, hands outstretched, his voice rising with frustration. It’s February 2019, and the MP for Victoria is grilling the federal Liberals for giving billions of dollars to oil and gas companies in the […]

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An update on our mining work

08.04.20 | Mining, Strategy |  Kai Nagata

Yesterday marked six years since the Mount Polley mine collapse dumped 25 billion litres of toxic waste into the Fraser watershed. The company responsible, Imperial Metals, still hasn’t faced charges. There have been some important victories since that tailings dam failed. But even these point to deeper problems with B.C.’s colonial mining laws – problems […]

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Pipeline supporters plan rally to “reclaim” Indigenous land

07.21.20 | Climate, Indigenous rights, News |  Kai Nagata

Business owners, local politicians want Secwépemc houses removed Angry residents of Blue River, B.C. are calling for a “rally to reclaim the North Thompson Valley” on Saturday, as Secwépemc land defenders refuse to leave a piece of land where Trans Mountain plans to build a 500-worker camp. Rally organizers sent a release to media saying […]

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B.C. pipeline construction could trigger major unrest

07.09.20 | Climate, Indigenous rights, News |  Kai Nagata

Police brutality, climate inaction, denial of Indigenous rights: it’s a political tinderbox Wet’suwet’en families have dried and smoked salmon from the Wedzin Kwa, or Morice River, every summer for millennia. As the leader of Cas Yikh, the Grizzly House, Chief Woos has a responsibility to ensure food security for his extended family. That’s why he […]

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Seth Klein joins Dogwood Board of Directors

06.17.20 | In Depth, News |  Kai Nagata

An interview with the author, activist and longtime B.C. director of the CCPA I’m delighted to announce that Seth Klein has agreed to join the Dogwood board. Who is Seth? What makes him tick? And where does he see the greatest opportunities for transformative change in our province? I put those questions to him in an […]

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B.C. has its own militarized, violent and yes, racist cops

06.04.20 | Climate, Indigenous rights, News |  Kai Nagata

Their next mission? Punch another pipeline through Indigenous lands Canadians can shake our heads at police brutality in the United States, but the same tactics and equipment are used in our country, with alarming numbers of Black and Indigenous people hurt and killed. Irene Joseph, a Wet’suwet’en elder using a walker, was stopped at a […]

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Horgan sticking to climate plan despite pandemic

04.21.20 | Climate, News |  Kai Nagata

B.C. Premier says he wants to hear from British Columbians where COVID-19 recovery spending should go The B.C. government is pressing ahead with its Clean BC climate plan – and implementation of the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act – despite challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, ministers told climate and conservation leaders […]

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The battle plan: make bread, phone grandma, fight Big Oil

03.27.20 | Commentary, Local Power, News |  Kai Nagata

While Canadians stay home, corporate lobbyists are working overtime to siphon off federal cash This morning my son and I tied twine to the four corners of a plastic bag. We taped the string to a dead battery and threw it off the porch. A parachute! That bought my partner and me an hour to […]

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