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The right to decide my own future

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 ...

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

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. ...

Film review – Planet of the Humans

April 27, 2020 | 

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 ...

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

March 27, 2020 | 

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 ...

COVID-19: Lessons from our grandparents

March 19, 2020 | 

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 ...

Land, money and markets: three things every pipeline needs

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 ...

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

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 ...

Casey Jones

Trudeau’s centrist cabinet on the track of no return There’s an old song from the popular folk-rock album Working Man’s Dead about the infamous train conductor Casey Jones. As ...

A crisis of imagination

The spirit Canada needs to fight climate change is missing in action On September 10, 1939, Canada officially declared war on Germany. The vote to support that declaration occurred ...