What Would Jesus Occupy?

13 When it was almost time for the Jewish Passover, Jesus went up to Jerusalem. 14 In the temple courts he found people selling cattle, sheep and doves, and others sitting at tables exchanging money. 15 So he made a... Read More

BC’s New Landscape and Ecology Eradication Projects!

Once upon a time, before we knew much about ecology and systems theory, corporations just went around raping and pillaging the countryside, polluting whatever they wanted. Shhh, there’s a secret new law: it’s open season for corporations to rape and... Read More

The Foul Odour Of Corruption That Comes From The Office Of The Prime Minister Of Canada ..

The Canadian Progressive hits the nail on the head with this article…..New documents released by the RCMP suggest that the Senate expenses scandal is closing in on Prime Minister Stephen Harper and the Conservatives. For Liberal leader Justin Trudeau, the... Read More

Democracy Blooming at the Margins: Bosnia-Herzegovina, Ukraine and Taiwan

From OpenDemocracy.net, yesterday. Jasmin Mujanović 14 April 2014 The terrifying spectre in these countries is not of ravenous foreign capital, though there is plenty of experience with this too, but of the persistent suffering of being an oft bloodied geopolitical... Read More

What Yoko Ono Knows About Fracking

Today we are fresh off the tar soaked heels of Enbridge’s lie and spin machine in Kitimat, leading to a vote AGAINST their toxic future. In Kitimat, in a non-binding plebiscite, the people of Kitimat, but not the first peoples... Read More

Speaking out against the Morgentaler Clinic closure

Hon. Rona AmbroseMinister of HealthHouse of CommonsOttawa, ONK1A 0A6April 10, 2014Dear Minister Ambrose,As you are likely aware, the Morgentaler Clinic in New Brunswick will be shutting its door at the end of July. The clinic has provided safe abortion services... Read More

They are incapable of Governing

At what point does the fact that the Conservative government is just not competent enough at the process of government to produce laws that don’t violate our guaranteed Charter rights and are therefore stuck down by the courts constitute political... Read More

Poor Kids, Poor Families and Shame

“When Centennial’s students found out Seymour couldn’t hold a pyjama day because many students didn’t have pyjamas, they fundraised to buy every Seymour student a pair last Christmas.” - When the Field Trip’s Too Pricey, Students ‘Self-Exclude’ BC’s disgusting and... Read More

OFFICIAL OPPOSITION LEADER TOM MULCAIR’S STATEMENT ON JIM FLAHERTY’S PASSING

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEApril 10, 2014“It is with great sadness that Catherine and I learned of Jim Flaherty’s passing today. We join all New Democrats in offering our most sincere condolences to his family, loved ones and colleagues in this difficult... Read More

The Death of Jim Flaherty

“We are, of course, not in the world alone and our lives here are finite.” “Our individual and family responsibilities are primary. Yet the desire to accumulate private goods in the end does not lead to satisfaction simply because, as... Read More

NDP CALLS ON CONSERVATIVES TO INVEST IN SOCIAL HOUSING

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEApril 10, 2014OTTAWA – The cancellation of subsidies and abandoning of the federal financial commitment to social housing have prompted New Democrats to launch a campaign and table a motion in Parliament aimed at ensuring adequate funding.“Losing these... Read More

Expanding Our 2014 Boycott List: #BoycottLoblaws

First, it started with IKEA, which has been locking out its Richmond, BC workers for 11 months. Then it expanded to a white Richmond farmer who isn’t all that happy with all the non-white farmers changing the complexion of farming... Read More

The Demise Of The Parti Quebecois – ‘A Bad Campaign’ by John Conway

Regina’s alternative newspaper, The Prairie Dog, has an excellent article by retired Politcal Science professor, Dr. John Conway:A Bad CampaignThe party invented by René Lévesque in 1968 is in troubleby John F. Conway The Parti Québécois (PQ) was founded with two... Read More

Occupying Homelessness?

Homelessness isn’t a policy thing regarding random people. It’s a thing for actual people. It’s not abstract, it’s in our face, yet we live in denial. Clearly, I’m no brain surgeon. But if there are homeless people, a civilized culture... Read More

Libby calls for immediate action on seniors’ health care

House of CommonsHANSARDApril 8, 2014Ms. Libby Davies (Vancouver East, NDP): Mr. Speaker, the Prime Minister would do well to check if seniors really are such strong supporters of his party because they are pretty upset right now with his government’s... Read More

Occupy Canada For May Day, With Bananas

A few days ago, I wrote about picking May Day as a good time for Occupy Vancouver to reboot itself and catch up with the Occupy Movement’s worldwide #WaveOfAction. But I think that idea can be bigger, it can be... Read More

Resistance is Futile: Steveston, Developers, PR flacks, and the Borg

The idyllic town of Steveston, located at the western tip of Richmond, is the site of what appears to be a battle for the ages: the City Council is facing an invasion of the Borg as they debate what to do... Read More

Welcome to Stephen Harper’s Banana Republic

#PMSH goes #BananaRepublic: the (un) #FairElectionsAct lets incumbents SUPERVISE their own election! pic.twitter.com/SG3IT8GMAz #cdnpoli — Politics, Re-Spun (@PoliticsReSpun) April 6, 2014 Just how stupid does Stephen Harper think we are? He thinks that we’re fine with the idea that incumbent... Read More

What Occupy Vancouver Could Look Like

May Day, on May 1st: do you think we could get Occupy Vancouver up by then? I know how we can get this to work. I really do. And I’m not talking about tents or physical 24 hour occupations, in... Read More

An Air of Inevitability…

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