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Changing Gears event poster: August 19, 2014 - 6:00PM-9:00PM

Free event: Changing Gears

Learn bike repair & maintenance skills and service your bike at this free, youth-only event. Join us at Kickstand (1739 Venables) on August 19 from 6:00-9:00PM!

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#Healthcare4All – Letter to the Editor

This week, the BC Health Coalition launched a Letter to the Editor campaign. Vik, a member of our #Healthcare4All team, wrote a sample letter for you to draw on for inspiration!

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Big Media and Oil Interests: Polluting Democracy

Good journalism is key to a healthy democracy. In Canada, it’s becoming apparent that the conversation around the environment is being tightly controlled… Such a system means that the voices of corporations, fossil-fuel interests, and climate change contributors are heard over those of our communities.

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#Healthcare4All – Letter to the Editor

As a young person, for-profit healthcare terrifies me. The future of our country and economy is based on having healthy citizens.

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How Climate Change is Challenging Fundamental Economic Principles

Divestment from oil companies started in US schools and numerous North American schools have taken such action. When such economically “irrational” behaviour begins to become the norm, it is time to reconsider what is rational and irrational.

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#Healthcare4All – Why You(th) Need Public Healthcare

I’m 23 and I just started paying for public health care, sending out cheques to the Medical Services Plan (MSP), and it has brought me in touch with an invisible system that I have been benefiting from since birth.

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The Market: Vancouver’s Farmer’s Markets

There is something so comforting about a bustling farmer’s market. Proud vendors carefully arrange their eatable masterpieces; local residents circle the market with hopeful eyes. It provides me with a sense of community in a society that is so individualistic and often so isolating.

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#Healthcare4All – Two different experiences

There’s an upcoming court case in September that may potentially have a tremendous impact on something that we, as Canadians, hold near and dear to us. This court case is far too important for us as Canadians to not be aware of.

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Connecting the Dots. Taking Action.

Youth can spark massive movements that fundamentally change society despite institutionalized power and oppression. Do we have to wait until the guns start firing and the square starts burning until we begin to pay attention and act?

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How is Environmental Justice an Act of Radical Self Love?

Environmentalism, justice, and body positivity are rarely linked, but I think they should be. Due to systemic and environmental factors, many people have a much more difficult time pursuing well-being and self-care than others. Environmental justice seeks to highlight and halt the unequal distribution of the burden of pollution and environmental degradation, while also empowering all communities to have a meaningful say in environmental policy, implementation and enforcement.