David P. Ball

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David P. Ball is a reporter and photojournalist in Vancouver, on unceded Coast Salish land. His website is www.davidpball.net. On Twitter: @davidpball. Co-winner, with The Vancouver Observer, of the 2012 Canadian Journalism Foundation's award for Excellence in Journalism (small media), and finalist for the Canadian Association of Journalists community news award, David studied professional writing and political science. He followed his passion for independent journalism to the Middle East, where he reported from the 2006 Israel-Lebanon war. A veteran of more than a decade of global justice convergences and movements, David has written and shot for more than 30 publications including The Tyee, Windspeaker, Indian Country Today Media Network, Xtra!, Shameless, Briarpatch, Geez and the Dominion/Media Co-op.

rabble.ca interview with B.C. NDP leader Adrian Dix

BC NDP leader Adrian Dix. Photo: David P. Ball
After 10 years exiled from office in British Columbia -- and a decade of severe cutbacks under the BC Liberals -- the NDP says it is ready to take back power in 2013.

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Occupy Vancouver prepared for potential police violence: Medics

The first aid tent at Occupy Vancouver. Photo: David P. Ball

Volunteer medics at Occupy Vancouver -- including an emergency room nurse and a first aid responder trained in the military -- are preparing for the worst as political rhetoric over the three-week-old encampment escalates.

After the death this weekend of Ashlie Gough, 23, in the camp, Mayor Gregor Robertson has come under pressure from his right-leaning opponent in the upcoming city election, Suzanne Anton, to remove Occupy Vancouver's tent city -- although the mayor said Sunday he was happy to let the protest continue, without people sleeping in tents. Stronger warnings from City Hall have medics at the encampment worried.


Reconciliation Week a chance for 'critical conversations' on colonialism

As the Truth and Reconciliation Commission wraps up its Vancouver hearings into residential school abuses Saturday, organizers of a week of public events are renewing their call for 50,000 people to take to the streets Sunday as a symbol of reconciliation.

The four days of testimony are the latest national event gathering painful stories from those who survived the church-run schools, the last of which closed in 1996 amidst revelations of widespread sexual and physical abuse across the country.


Greek opponents of Eldorado mine take message to company's Canadian HQ: 'Leave us alone'

Greek activists outside Eldorado's Vancouver headquarters May 31.

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Greek villagers brought their region's fierce battle against Vancouver-based Eldorado Gold to the firm's headquarters Friday, marking the end of the activists' cross-Canada tour opposing open-pit gold mining in their homeland.


| May 30, 2013
Jane Sterk (Photo: Stephen Rees)
| May 13, 2013
Democracy North

B.C. Election: Greens' Jane Sterk talks fracking, vote-splitting and democracy

May 13, 2013
| Vote-splitting, democratic choice and electoral reform. Natural gas fracking supported by Liberals and NDP. Who will defend the coast?
Length: 08:50 minutes (8.09 MB)
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