Am Johal

Am Johal is an independent Vancouver writer whose work has appeared in Seven Oaks Magazine, ZNet, Georgia Straight, Electronic Intifada, Arena Magazine, Inter Press Service, Worldpress.org, rabble.ca and many others. He has an MA in International Economic Relations from the Institute for Social and European Studies.

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Feb 4, 2008

Mega-events are a threat to low-income residents

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Dr. Kris Olds served on the Advisory Committee for the Center on Housing Rights and Evictions. He spoke with Am Johal about the impact of mega-events like the 2010 Vancouver Olympics on housing for t
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Jan 14, 2008

The Bedouin face dispossession in the desert

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North American-Israeli Devorah Brous has been a social activist in Israel for fourteen years, and was a founder of BUSTAN, a social justice and sustainability organization which works with the Bedoui
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Jan 7, 2008

Dr. Thomas Kerr: 'public health hero'

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Dr. Kerr's research evaluating North America's first safer injecting facility, Insite, has contributed significantly to academic, public and government discussions.
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Dec 10, 2007

Inside Vancouver's pre-Olympic housing crisis

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An interview with David Eby, a lawyer with the Pivot Legal Society and the author of a report on the housing situation in Canada's poorest postal code, Vancouver's Downtown Eastside.
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Feb 21, 2006

The Olympic spectacle: Next stop, Vancouver

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The referendum in Vancouver over the 2010 Winter Olympic Games passed with 64 per cent support three years ago. But what lies behind every Games is the untold story of what happens to cities and com
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May 30, 2005

Highways expand while oil dwindles

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The U.S., with five per cent of the world's population,consumes 25 per cent of the global oil supply. When GeorgeH.W. Bush said at the 1992 Earth Summit in Rio De Janeiro and Dick Cheney cited a dec
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Mar 23, 2005

Why doesn't Canada join the European Union?

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In the middle of the free trade debates, Margaret Atwood wrote about the U.S., “Canada as a separate but dominated country has done about as well under the United States as women worldwide have
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Nov 23, 2004

C'mon over George, we're ready for you!

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While Prime Minister Paul Martin will want to press George W. Bush on bread-and-butter Canadian issues, the President will be looking to widen his international coalition which now includes internati
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Sep 24, 2004

Madonna, Mr. Big and Richard Gere take a trip

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Fresh off the “Reinvention Tour,” Madonna iswearing a red thread on her wrist to ward off the evil eye and refuses to perform on the Sabbath. She has received rough treatment by religious

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