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Where was Premier Clark while Della was being arrested?

11.25.14 | Commentary, Let BC Vote, Organizing |  Kai Nagata

I’m used to singing the national anthem at hockey games, not while watching an RCMP officer put a grandmother in handcuffs. Yesterday, a couple dozen of us walked slowly up Burnaby Mountain behind 74-year-old Della Glendenning, a woman whose worst prior offence, she told us, had been a library fine. We sang a capella as […]

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It’s time we got the meaningful, democratic process we deserve

10.22.14 | Actions, Beyond Coal, Commentary, Organizing |  Lyndsey Easton

Wendy lives in North Delta. She’s been there for nearly 30 years. Wendy’s husband Ted has asthma. Ted’s father and grandfather both died of emphysema, so he’s vigilant about keeping his lungs healthy. Wendy and Ted live less than 100 meters from the train tracks. Most residents in their neighbourhood are adamantly opposed to having […]

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Tough questions for Kinder Morgan at their Twitter town hall

10.22.14 | Actions, Commentary, Let BC Vote, No Tankers |  Karl Hardin

On Oct. 14 Kinder Morgan hosted a town hall on Twitter. We asked members of our social media amplification network to help flood the Q&A with the kinds of questions the Texas-based oil company would have a hard time answering. Here’s an assortment of questions that represent the mood of the discussion, plucked from a […]

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Big waves made in a small community

09.26.14 | Actions, Commentary, Let BC Vote, No Tankers |  Christina Smethurst

To tanker or not to tanker, that is the question… that will be on a Sooke referendum this coming municipal election. In a unanimous decision made by Sooke council earlier this month, the issue of increased tanker traffic will be officially added to the ballot this November, giving voters an opportunity to put in no […]

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Testing the Waters in Fort St. John

09.15.14 | Actions, Commentary, Let BC Vote, No Tankers, Organizing |  Dogwood

As much as we are buoyed up by our successes during these early months of the Let BC Vote campaign, many of us would admit to a lingering doubt about our ability to organize effectively in B.C.’s northeast. When I attended a few classes at UBC again recently, one of my professors went so far […]

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Forty thousand strong and we’re just getting started

08.28.14 | Actions, Beyond Coal, Commentary, Organizing |  Laura Benson

We had no idea Port Metro Vancouver would approve the Fraser Surrey Docks coal terminal just last Thursday on Aug. 21. While the timing was a definite shock, the port’s approval was not altogether surprising. Sadly, we knew that despite unprecedented organizing and an outpouring of concern from every corner of the province – 40,000 […]

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"What took you so long?"

08.27.14 | Actions, Commentary, Let BC Vote, No Tankers, Organizing |  Celine Trojand

Around a kitchen table in Fort Saint John, seven people are talking through their local Let BC Vote strategy when one asks me, “What took you so long to come to the Peace?” She’s one of several hundred longtime Dogwood supporters in the North Peace. The answer is simple: time. It’s a big province but […]

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"Not our jurisdiction"

07.25.14 | Commentary, No Tankers, Organizing |  Dogwood

For a hot week of prime vacation time, July 14-21 was abnormally busy in the riding of Comox Valley as local residents joined organizers from Dogwood and LeadNow for well-attended council meetings to showcase how much influence Alberta money has in local B.C. politics. Picture, if you will, this imaginary scenario: you live in a […]

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