Protests provide a forum for citizens from all walks of life and backgrounds to unite under a common banner for movements and causes which are important to them. This can be for their livelihoods, the environment, or their children and grandchildren. Sometimes, it can be…
Justine Nelson is the chapter coordinator for the PIPE UP Network, and an event leader at Evergreen BC. In this blog post, youth blogger Scott discusses activism and organizing with Justine. What was your activist moment of awakening? I’m not sure if I had a specific…
We need to work to end carbon emissions as much as possible, as fast as possible, with transitions to renewable energies. BC’s responsibilities to climate change action can’t and shouldn’t be ignored.
As FLOW deals with the issue of water privatization, the stories and discussions are framed through a lens of resistance. Activists who work to restrict or eliminate corporate control of water share their stories, including both the impact privatization has had on their lives, and their successes in reversing these effects.
Since its establishment in 1945, the United Nations has been assisting the world in its endeavours for greater social justice. The 2016 World Day of Social Justice presents the theme for the year–A Just Transition–and ushers in a new era following the conclusion of the Millennium Development Goals.
The revelations contained in the Panama Papers should be enough to encourage Canadians to discard austerity thinking to the dustbin of history and take the Leap.
From urban sprawl and a rising global urban population to greenhouse gas emissions and the health of citizens, city planners must balance many issues when designing neighbourhoods and creating development regulations. In the Canadian city of Vancouver, a concept aptly named ‘Vancouverism’ emerged over the course of several decades to help meet these challenges in a local context. However, can it meet growing challenges like housing affordability and social isolation?
I may have been directly impacted by genetically modified foods (GMFs) in my day-to-day life, however I hadn’t realized it until that moment. All of a sudden, I felt that I had no choice between GMF and non-GMF, and in the event that I did have a choice, how would I know which of my produce were genetically modified?
When it comes to climate change discussions in Canada, energy dominates, particularly proposed pipelines that would carry diluted bitumen from Alberta to the BC coast. This narrow field of debate ignores the energy we consume as food: recent figures suggest that one-third of human caused greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions come from the global food system
On a night made possible by recycled dirty mining dollars, the question of who among the frontrunners would be willing to rein in Canadian-based mining companies for widespread abuses across the globe was never going to be asked.