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Defend Public Health Care

A shakeup may be coming to Canada’s health care system and, like any earthquake, it could wreak catastrophe for thousands of lives. Defend public health care by packing the BC Supreme Court, inside and out, on September 6th.

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Caught Between Ordinary and Exceptional: Media Coverage on Syrian Refugees in Canada

Refugees, the Middle East, and Islam are heavily stigmatized in the media, with coverage too often failing to encompass lived realities.

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Youth exploring equity and discrimination: An introduction to our Inclusion and Anti-Racism Project

Our Inclusion and Anti-Racism project aims to increase the understanding of race, migration, and issues of belonging among Metro Vancouver youth.

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Youth Volunteer Bloggers Wanted

We’re looking for youth volunteer bloggers (ages 15-30) living in BC who want to engage with social justice issues. Interested? Contact us by September 9th.

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A Call to Action on BC’s Poverty Rate

Poverty is a daily struggle for thousands of people in BC and yet the province does not have a poverty reduction plan. The time for concrete action is now.

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“Progressive” media is still whitewashed

There’s so much more to be done to ensure that media depictions portray diverse lived experiences.

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The deadly reality of indefinite migrant detention in Canada

The treatment of undocumented migrants in Canada is shameful and unnecessarily harsh. No one should die in custody or be detained indefinitely.

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FLOW: A Tale of Water, People, and Corporations

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.

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The Disturbing Exploitation Behind the Fashion Industry’s Glitz and Glamour

After a good hard look at the fashion industry, there may be more to consider than a price tag or label, because the dollar value and capital lettered MADE IN CHINA or MADE IN THE USA does not tell us about the countless victims and ecological footprints of the fashion industry.

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Migrant Youths and the Food System

As a migrant youth, I look to food for not only sustenance but also identity. Food preferences are closely connected to both cultural and social identities. Growing up in a Chinese household, white rice is deeply embedded in the essence of my culture as a symbol of harvest. A house without the sounds of sizzling white rice in the rice-cooker would not feel like home to me. However, amid the chaos of adjusting to new social practices, the role of food is often overlooked in the migrant experience.