Another foot has washed ashore in Vancouver, police said Tuesday.
A mass civil disobedience action has been called for the end of August in Washington DC to pressure the U.S. government to stop approval of the Keystone XL Pipeline proposed to carry tar sands crude oil from northern Alberta to refineries in Illinois, Oklahoma and the U.S. Gulf Coast. At the same time, here in the Lower Mainland, we will spotlight and protest the tar sands pipeline in our own backyard -- in North Burnaby.
Organized by the Council of Canadians, Tanker Free BC, Streams of Justice, StopThePave.org and the Wilderness Committee.
Turn off the taps on the tar sands - No pipelines, no tankers
Join us on Aug. 27 for a rally of solidarity and visit the site of our own tar sands pipeline. The tar sands can be stopped if they have no where to go.
The School of Communication at Simon Fraser University, OpenMedia.ca, and the Vancouver Public Library present Media Democracy Day Vancouver 2011.
This year's expanded program takes place from Friday November 11 to Sunday November 13, at multiple venues including the Pacific Cinematheque; Vancouver Public Library, Central Library; and SFU Woodwards Goldcorp Centre for the Arts.
Do you think media plays a role in creating a more inclusive Vancouver? How does ethnicity shape the stories that we tell about ourselves and our city? Join youth, educators and media makers as we reimagine ethnic representation in media and learn how the next generation is changing how we consume --and even create -- these stories.
MIM will explore issues around ethnic representation in media & storytelling and the importance of media literacy when we create and consume those stories from the perspective of media professionals, educators, advocates and youth.
This event is presented in partnership between the United Nations Association in Canada, Schema Magazine, CoopCulture and co-sponsored by the Vancouver Public Library.
Join the Downtown Eastside Women Centre Power of Women Group in the 5th Annual March for Women's Housing and March Against Poverty.
We invite groups to bring their banners and anything else for our festive march and ‘GentriFucation Tour'. All genders are welcome and celebrated. Please bring your drums and regalia. This march is child-friendly and there will be a rest-vehicle for elders. Spread the word!
This year, we celebrate the recent victory that has forced the provincial government to commit funding to a 24-hour low barrier shelter for women as a result of our collective efforts. We also continue to march for:
The Freedom Flotilla II: what happened and what’s next?
Let us welcome back the B.C. delegates from the Freedom Flotilla – Stay Human, as they tell the story of the Canadian Boat — the “Tahrir.”
Five B.C. residents tell the story of the Tahrir with stories, photography and a short film. Hear about their motivations for participation, their interpretation of the Greek government’s actions, and how the Tahrir almost managed to set sail for Gaza. There will time to ask questions and share ideas.
Join us for snacks afterwards.
Free parking available, Bus #49, #17
On July 19, 2011, activists from the Vancouver area gathered at Deltaport for an information picket targeting a major Israeli shipping company, ZIM. The action was in solidarity with the Freedom Flotilla to Gaza. Video by Jase Tanner.