Alia Dharssi Feed http://www.vancouverobserver.com/contributor_content/23 en Canada must deepen relationship with Asia, experts say http://www.vancouverobserver.com/news/world/canada-must-deepen-relationship-asia-experts-say Canada lacks a national strategy for responding to the rise of Asia: experts say it's a problem. <p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/news/world/canada-must-deepen-relationship-asia-experts-say" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/news/world/canada-must-deepen-relationship-asia-experts-say#comments World Asia Pacific Canadian economy China Enbridge Northern Gateway India natural resources Sun, 09 Jun 2013 17:24:00 +0000 Alia Dharssi 15571 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com National conversation launched for Canada’s 150th http://www.vancouverobserver.com/world/canada/national-conversation-launched-canada%E2%80%99s-150th From tackling climate change to cross-country trains, Canadians discuss ways to celebrate Canada's big birthday.<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/world/canada/national-conversation-launched-canada%E2%80%99s-150th" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/world/canada/national-conversation-launched-canada%E2%80%99s-150th#comments Canada Politics City Environment Tue, 09 Apr 2013 14:21:00 +0000 Alia Dharssi 14942 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Building careers in the Downtown Eastside, one block of wood at a time http://www.vancouverobserver.com/city/building-careers-downtown-eastside-one-block-wood-time If you walk into a RONA store in the Lower Mainland, you can purchase planters, patio furniture, and wooden Christmas ornaments from an unexpected source: the Downtown Eastside.<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/city/building-careers-downtown-eastside-one-block-wood-time" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/city/building-careers-downtown-eastside-one-block-wood-time#comments City 2010 Olympics aboriginal women Aboriginal youth at risk youth Downtown East Side non-profit organizations social enterprise Trades Training Women youth unemployment Fri, 15 Mar 2013 05:03:00 +0000 Alia Dharssi 14716 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Sayed Kashua uses humour to explore identity conflicts in Israel http://www.vancouverobserver.com/culture/books/sayed-kashua-uses-humour-explore-identity-conflicts-israel Sayed Kashua, an award-winning Arab-Israeli writer who is speaking in Vancouver on Saturday (March 9), &nbsp;uses humour to convince his readers to to take their nationalistic identities less...<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/culture/books/sayed-kashua-uses-humour-explore-identity-conflicts-israel" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/culture/books/sayed-kashua-uses-humour-explore-identity-conflicts-israel#comments Books Sat, 09 Mar 2013 03:16:00 +0000 Alia Dharssi 14660 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Broadbent Institute director urges eco-progressives to dive into "nitty gritty" of policy making http://www.vancouverobserver.com/politics/broadbent-institute-director-urges-eco-progressives-dive-nitty-gritty-policy-making Rick Smith on the future of the environment and the Canadian economy<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/politics/broadbent-institute-director-urges-eco-progressives-dive-nitty-gritty-policy-making" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/politics/broadbent-institute-director-urges-eco-progressives-dive-nitty-gritty-policy-making#comments Politics Canadian economy environment environmental sustainability politics Thu, 28 Feb 2013 02:11:00 +0000 Alia Dharssi 14295 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Citizens demand justice for indigenous women at annual missing women's memorial march http://www.vancouverobserver.com/city/citizens-demand-justice-indigenous-women-annual-missing-womens-memorial-march A sombre memorial marks Valentine's Day in the Downtown Eastside. <p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/city/citizens-demand-justice-indigenous-women-annual-missing-womens-memorial-march" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/city/citizens-demand-justice-indigenous-women-annual-missing-womens-memorial-march#comments City aboriginal women human rights report missing women violence against aboriginal women Sat, 16 Feb 2013 14:10:00 +0000 Alia Dharssi 14441 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Hundreds call for justice for Aboriginal women at missing women's memorial march http://www.vancouverobserver.com/politics/hundreds-call-justice-aboriginal-women-missing-womens-memorial-march Supporters demand a national inquiry into missing and murdered indigenous women. http://www.vancouverobserver.com/politics/hundreds-call-justice-aboriginal-women-missing-womens-memorial-march#comments Politics aboriginal women Downtown Eastside Indigenous women Missing women march Valentine's Day Fri, 15 Feb 2013 17:23:00 +0000 Alia Dharssi 14428 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Journalist Robert Fisk criticizes shallow news coverage of Middle East http://www.vancouverobserver.com/politics/journalist-robert-fisk-criticizes-mainstream-news-coverage-middle-east “There is, I think, among journalists today and particularly in the United States, an osmotic-parasitic relationship between journalism and power,” said&nbsp;Robert Fisk,&nbsp;a world-renowned Middle...<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/politics/journalist-robert-fisk-criticizes-mainstream-news-coverage-middle-east" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/politics/journalist-robert-fisk-criticizes-mainstream-news-coverage-middle-east#comments Middle East Politics Arab Awakening Egyptian revolution Robert Fisk in Vancouver St. Andrew's Wesley Church Mon, 04 Feb 2013 14:04:00 +0000 Alia Dharssi 14264 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Legendary Middle East journalist Robert Fisk to speak at St. Andrew's-Wesley Church today http://www.vancouverobserver.com/world/middle-east/legendary-middle-east-journalist-robert-fisk-speak-tomorrow-vancouver Reporter Robert Fisk has offered up blunt truths about the often war-torn region.<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/world/middle-east/legendary-middle-east-journalist-robert-fisk-speak-tomorrow-vancouver" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/world/middle-east/legendary-middle-east-journalist-robert-fisk-speak-tomorrow-vancouver#comments Middle East People Arab Spring Middle East coverage Palestinian state Robert Fisk in Vancouver Sat, 02 Feb 2013 07:47:00 +0000 Alia Dharssi 14248 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Waldorf closure spurs unprecedented civic engagement http://www.vancouverobserver.com/city/waldorf-closure-spurs-unprecedented-civic-engagementdraft As the future of the Waldorf hangs in the balance, arts advocates are encouraged by an unexpectedly high level of public support. <p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/city/waldorf-closure-spurs-unprecedented-civic-engagementdraft" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/city/waldorf-closure-spurs-unprecedented-civic-engagementdraft#comments City Waldorf Hotel closure Wed, 23 Jan 2013 03:01:00 +0000 Alia Dharssi 14122 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com