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Thanks For a Great Year

12.20.16 | Actions, Commentary, Organizing |  Charles Campbell

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2016 – Our Field of Stars

12.20.16 | Actions, Organizing |  Laura Benson

For this final Dogwood Organizing Newsletter in 2016, all you really need to know is in the stories and videos below. But here are a few highlights of what you did this year to make Dogwood stronger and better: Contributed to dozens of listening circles and came up with campaign ideas for Dogwood’s next 5-year […]

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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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British Columbians Knock the Block this October

10.07.16 | Actions, Let BC Vote, Media |  Lisa Sammartino

With a federal decision expected on Kinder Morgan in December, British Columbians petition in support of a citizens’ initiative. BURNABY — Supporters of B.C.’s largest citizen group, Dogwood Initiative, will be knocking on doors this month in support of their Let BC Vote campaign in preparation for a province-wide citizens’ initiative on pipeline and tanker […]

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Citizens are having a hard time trusting elected officials

08.25.16 | Actions, Beyond Coal, Commentary, Organizing |  Guest Writer

By Brenda Ross In late July, as Dogwood’s team leader in Delta, I was part of a group that met with Delta MP Carla Qualtrough and North Vancouver MP Jonathan Wilkinson (secretary to the Minister of Environment). MP Qualtrough convened the meeting in response to the pressing concerns she has heard from her constituents about […]

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Not the leadership I voted for

08.19.16 | Actions, Let BC Vote, No Tankers, Organizing |  Mary Leighton

At Kinder Morgan meeting, one Liberal voter delivers a blistering rebuke of absent MPs Note: The Trudeau government is preparing to make a yes or no decision on the Kinder Morgan oil tanker project in December. After being elected on a promise to restart the project review, the Liberals reversed their position and went ahead […]

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Our weapon to stop oil tankers: the fax machine

06.10.16 | Actions, News, No Tankers |  Christina Smethurst

Should the NEB let Enbridge’s permits expire? It’s your call…I mean…fax Have you sent anyone a fax lately? Me neither, but we’re all going to learn how. That’s because Enbridge’s permits for the Northern Gateway oil tanker project are due to expire at the end of the month and the company has been forced to […]

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Minimum Effective Dose

02.19.16 | Actions, Commentary, Organizing |  Will Horter

I’ve spent too much time in doctor’s waiting rooms lately. Luckily it wasn’t all wasted time. Some of the medical concepts I observed there provided insights that could make Dogwood Initiative, and other groups, strategies and tactics more effective. You’ve all experienced this, you’re sick with a persistent sore throat, cough, upset stomach or perhaps […]

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