Hadani Ditmars

Thousands flood downtown for Occupy Vancouver

Today’s Occupy Vancouver protest was as much theatrical spectacle as political statement. There was the crowd of meditators who sat silently, eyes closed, through most of the all day rally in...

Occupy Vancouver organizers to advocate for affordable housing and economic justice

Min Reyes, a 20-something student and one of the organizers of Saturday’s Occupy Vancouver protest, was glued to her television as thousands of citizens came out to protest on Wall Street. “I knew...

Amira Hass, Israeli journalist, tells heart-wrenching stories from life in Palestine at UBC event

Just over 100 people gathered last night to hear veteran Israeli journalist Amira Hass speak at UBC’s Webb Theatre. Hass is the only Israeli journalist who has lived in Gaza (where she was based...

After Palestine's U.N. statehood bid, a garden of peace struggles to bloom in Jericho

As Mahmoud Abbas returns to a hero’s welcome in Ramallah, after his impassioned speech at the UN calling for its recognition of the Palestinian state, hopes are high for a “Palestinian spring.”...