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Hundreds gathered together on the corner of Georgia and Hamilton, Vancouver, for the #UnistotenHeals rally this Thursday, July 30. The event was held in solidarity with the Unist'ot'en clan and support of the Unist'ot'en Camp.
This week on rabble.ca Emma Lui recounts her trip to the sixth annual Unist'ot'en Camp, where participants from a diverse range of backgrounds gathered together to learn and conduct workshops, continue construction of the Healing Lodge, and discuss action against oil and gas pipelines in Unist'ot'en territory. Find out what took place at the sixth annual Unist'ot'en Camp here.
B.C.'s drought conditions have prompted new water restrictions. And rampant wildfires in southwest B.C. have swamped Vancouver's skies with thick smoke. Peter Prontzos says inaction on climate change is to blame. How so? Find out here.
This week Canadians celebrated Canada Day. Canadian flag lick-n-stick tattoos and fireworks are fun and all, but rabble.ca Publisher Kim Elliot says Canada Day is also a time to "seriously reflect on the state of democracy across the country." Wondering how you can help build a Harper-free Canada? Read Elliot's piece here.
What are you doing on Canada Day? Relaxing? Celebrating? Working? Whether you're at home or elsewhere, July 1 is the day to seriously reflect on the state of democracy across the country. Unlike corporate media when Canada Day rolls around we aren't flashing images of fireworks and flags in front of your eyes. Instead we reflect your values and talk about your issues.