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I’m a Black Burnaby student. School officers make me feel unsafe.

06.11.20 | #Vote16BC, Commentary, Op-Ed |  Guest Writer

Guest blog written by Haleluya Hailu, Summit Youth Empowerment Program alum and Vote16 team member. Originally printed in The Burnaby Now.   Re: Liaison programs keep gangs away from Burnaby schools, NOW letters I have to start off and say I am a bit biased. I am black. That’s it. I’ve grown up in Burnaby, […]

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The right to decide my own future

05.20.20 | #Vote16BC, Actions, Commentary, General, Organizing |  Jenny Tindall

Why I joined the #Vote16BC campaign to lower the voting age in B.C. Guest blog by Jenny Tindall, Vote16BC campaigner My name is Jenny Tindall. I am a 16-year-old living in Vancouver, B.C. Growing up, my family has always encouraged me to use my voice and fight for what I believe in. When I was […]

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The case for lowering the voting age in B.C.

05.20.20 | #Vote16BC, Actions, Commentary, General |  Katia Bannister

It’s no wonder the campaign is picking up momentum in B.C. and around the world. Originally published on the blog Sowing Seeds of Change. My name is Katia Bannister. I am an organizer with Dogwood’s #Vote16BC campaign. The goal of the campaign is to lower the voting age to 16 years old in British Columbia. […]

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Film review – Planet of the Humans

04.27.20 | Climate, Commentary, General, Local Power |  Dogwood

The future of renewable energy is in projects built with quality materials and controlled by communities, not big energy corporations — just one of the ways ‘Planet of the Humans’ misses the mark A new Jeff Gibbs film presented by legendary filmmaker Michael Moore is making waves on the internet. It’s called Planet of the […]

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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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COVID-19: Lessons from our grandparents

03.19.20 | Commentary, News |  Kai Nagata

The “greatest generation” endured WWII. Now it’s our turn to defend them – and our health care system During World War II most Canadians were not on the front lines, like health care workers are today. Instead, people supported the fight against fascism from home. Today, as COVID-19 preys on our elders and vulnerable neighbours, […]

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Land, money and markets: three things every pipeline needs

02.15.20 | Climate, Commentary, Local Power, Trans Mountain Pipeline |  Kai Nagata

Indigenous solidarity is part of a powerful three-pronged strategy to stop fossil fuel expansion Long after the last pipeline has been dug up and recycled, Wet’suwet’en people will decide what happens on their lands through their own chosen system of governance. Chiefs’ names like Na’moks, Lho’imggin and Gisday’wa will be handed down in the feast […]

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Wet’suwet’en raids spell trouble for the BC NDP

02.11.20 | Climate, Commentary, Indigenous rights, News |  Kai Nagata

Like Idle No More in 2013, the battle for Wet’suwet’en land has set events in motion no government can control “Nonviolent direct action seeks to create such a crisis and foster such a tension that a community which has constantly refused to negotiate is forced to confront the issue.” Martin Luther King Jr. wrote those […]

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