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Podcast for February 2017: Union of B.C. Indian Chiefs, British Columbians make the call

02.24.17 | Ban Big Money, Election - BC 2017, Let BC Vote, Podcast, Strategy |  Kai Nagata

Preparations are underway for the Citizens’ Initiative. Neskonlith Chief Judy Wilson, Dogwood’s Tankers campaigner Sophie Harrison, North Island organizer Dave Mills joins Kai Nagata to chat about his team’s part in the plan to stop Kinder Morgan. Also, Ban Big Money campaigner Lisa Sammartino breaks down the new political donation legislation and what British Columbians can […]

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Standing Rock veterans set sights on Kinder Morgan

02.06.17 | News, No Tankers |  Kai Nagata

Kamloops meetings open a new chapter in B.C. pipeline and oil tanker resistance Texas pipeline company Kinder Morgan’s push to expand crude oil exports through B.C. could spark “a fight the magnitude of Standing Rock,” according to veterans of the Sioux-led blockades in North Dakota. “It has the potential to be another battleground, just like […]

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The first ever Dogwood podcast!

02.06.17 | Actions, Ban Big Money, Beyond Coal, Citizens' Initiative, Election - BC 2017, Let BC Vote, News, Podcast, Strategy |  Kai Nagata

Our first podcast! Join Dogwood’s Kai Nagata as he checks in with Tankers campaigner Sophie Harrison and director of organizing Laura Benson about Dogwood’s plan to stop Kinder Morgan’s pipeline. Ban Big Money campaigner Lisa Sammartino discusses Christy Clark’s 2016 donations, and Beyond Coal campaigner Arie Ross tells us what impact President Trump will have on U.S. […]

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Trudeau is betting against himself on climate

12.22.16 | Commentary, No Tankers |  Kai Nagata

Sure, bitumen has a market in 20 years – if climate action fails Prime Minister Trudeau let his mask slip the day he approved two new heavy oil export pipelines: “There isn’t a country in the world that would find billions of barrels of oil and leave it in the ground while there is a […]

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Kinder Morgan tankers delivering oil to California, not Asia

12.20.16 | Media, No Tankers |  Kai Nagata

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – December 20, 2016 Kinder Morgan tankers delivering oil to California, not Asia At current oil prices, Trans Mountain simply accelerates heavy oil sales to U.S. BURNABY – After loading up at Kinder Morgan’s Westridge marine terminal last week, the oil tanker Overseas Luzon has arrived at Long Beach, California – where refineries […]

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Will Trudeau cling to Trump … or China?

11.16.16 | Commentary, Strategy |  Kai Nagata

Oil minister dismisses Keystone, favours oil tankers to Asia The election of Donald Trump to the White House last week instantly revived hopes for the Keystone XL pipeline. Blocked by President Obama, the line would drain nearly a million barrels a day of Canadian crude to the most lucrative market in the world for heavy […]

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What Trump’s win can teach progressives

11.10.16 | Actions, Commentary, Organizing, Strategy |  Kai Nagata

How do we harness the power of emotion to elect decent people? Yesterday I wrote about how local resistance can slow down climate change, even under a Donald Trump presidency. But we can’t win just by playing defence. One day we’ll need to change who’s in charge. To do that, we can learn from Trump […]

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How do we save the climate from President Trump?

11.09.16 | Commentary, Strategy |  Kai Nagata

The power of local resistance in the face of destructive political forces.  I was in my last year of high school when U.S. President George W. Bush decided to invade Iraq. Driven by grief and a sense of helplessness (I couldn’t even vote, let alone in America) I did the only thing I could: I […]

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