Jenny Uechi Feed http://www.vancouverobserver.com/contributor_content/5188 en "This is what democracy looks like": 400,000 people hit the street for Peoples Climate March in New York http://www.vancouverobserver.com/news/what-democracy-looks-310000-people-hit-street-peoples-climate-march-new-york UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, &nbsp;British primatologist&nbsp;Jane Goodall, actor Leonardo DiCaprio and author Naomi Klein were among 400,000 people who marched through New York City for the...<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/news/what-democracy-looks-310000-people-hit-street-peoples-climate-march-new-york" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/news/what-democracy-looks-310000-people-hit-street-peoples-climate-march-new-york#comments News Climate Change peoples climate march peoples climate march in New York Mon, 22 Sep 2014 04:21:00 +0000 Jenny Uechi 19718 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Leonardo DiCaprio rallies with Canadian Indigenous leaders at People's Climate March in New York http://www.vancouverobserver.com/news/breaking-leonardo-dicaprio-rallies-canadian-indigenous-leaders-peoples-climate-march Hollywood star Leonardo DiCaprio was marching with Canada's Indigenous leaders against the tar sands at the Peoples' Climate March in New York. <p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/news/breaking-leonardo-dicaprio-rallies-canadian-indigenous-leaders-peoples-climate-march" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/news/breaking-leonardo-dicaprio-rallies-canadian-indigenous-leaders-peoples-climate-march#comments News First Nations people's climate march peoples climate march in New York tar sands Sun, 21 Sep 2014 22:22:00 +0000 Linda Solomon Wood 19716 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Indigenous leaders at People's Climate March call for protection of water from oil pollution (PHOTOS) http://www.vancouverobserver.com/news/indigenous-leaders-peoples-climate-march-call-protection-water-oil-pollution-photos First Nation environmental advocates from Canada gathered in New York for the Peoples' Climate March, the largest climate rally in history. Vancouver-based photographer Zack Embree captured...<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/news/indigenous-leaders-peoples-climate-march-call-protection-water-oil-pollution-photos" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/news/indigenous-leaders-peoples-climate-march-call-protection-water-oil-pollution-photos#comments News Sun, 21 Sep 2014 21:39:00 +0000 Jenny Uechi 19715 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Canadians converge in New York for world's biggest climate rally http://www.vancouverobserver.com/news/canadians-converge-new-york-worlds-biggest-climate-rally Sierra Club executive director John Bennett is planning to be among hundreds of Canadians converging in New York City to join the Peoples' Climate March on Sunday. With over 100,000 people expected...<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/news/canadians-converge-new-york-worlds-biggest-climate-rally" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/news/canadians-converge-new-york-worlds-biggest-climate-rally#comments News Sat, 20 Sep 2014 08:03:00 +0000 Jenny Uechi 19711 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com B.C. teachers should seize the moment and end strike, says legal expert http://www.vancouverobserver.com/news/bc-teachers-should-seize-moment-and-accept-deal Teachers have the upper hand right now, and should accept the deal while public support is still strong, says a former Crown prosecutor. <p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/news/bc-teachers-should-seize-moment-and-accept-deal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/news/bc-teachers-should-seize-moment-and-accept-deal#comments Opinion BC teachers federation BCTF Christy Clark Sandy Garossino teachers' strike Thu, 18 Sep 2014 01:40:00 +0000 Jenny Uechi 19691 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Tory staffer fired after supporting inquiry into missing and murdered Aboriginal women http://www.vancouverobserver.com/news/tory-staffer-fired-after-supporting-inquiry-missing-and-murdered-aboriginal-women A Manitoba Conservative staffer who expressed support for a missing women's inquiry was fired for voicing a viewpoint that veered from the party line on the issue.&nbsp; Spencer Fernando, a member of...<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/news/tory-staffer-fired-after-supporting-inquiry-missing-and-murdered-aboriginal-women" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/news/tory-staffer-fired-after-supporting-inquiry-missing-and-murdered-aboriginal-women#comments News Tue, 16 Sep 2014 08:46:00 +0000 Jenny Uechi 19678 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com FIPA could force Canada to keep weak environmental laws: May http://www.vancouverobserver.com/news/fipa-could-help-china-strongarm-canada-keeping-weak-environmental-laws-may "Any state-owned enterprise from China that was counting on our weak environmental laws can sue us," says the Green Party leader. <p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/news/fipa-could-help-china-strongarm-canada-keeping-weak-environmental-laws-may" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/news/fipa-could-help-china-strongarm-canada-keeping-weak-environmental-laws-may#comments News Sat, 13 Sep 2014 04:20:00 +0000 Jenny Uechi 19666 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Harper OKs potentially unconstitutional China-Canada FIPA deal, coming into force October 1 http://www.vancouverobserver.com/news/harper-oks-potentially-unconstitutional-china-canada-fipa-deal-coming-force-october-1 It's official: Prime Minister Stephen Harper has approved the controversial Canada-China Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement (FIPA) today. In a short, two-paragraph&nbsp;news...<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/news/harper-oks-potentially-unconstitutional-china-canada-fipa-deal-coming-force-october-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/news/harper-oks-potentially-unconstitutional-china-canada-fipa-deal-coming-force-october-1#comments News China Canada FIPA FIPA Gus Van Harten Hupacasath First Nation Fri, 12 Sep 2014 23:37:00 +0000 Jenny Uechi 19663 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Affidavit casts doubt over downtown Vancouver casino proposal http://www.vancouverobserver.com/news/affidavit-casts-doubt-over-downtown-vancouver-casino-proposal Paragon Gaming, which is at the centre of a major casino proposal in Vancouver, &nbsp;was strongly criticized by an Albertan First Nation for failing to live up to its casino and hotel agreements....<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/news/affidavit-casts-doubt-over-downtown-vancouver-casino-proposal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/news/affidavit-casts-doubt-over-downtown-vancouver-casino-proposal#comments News Fri, 12 Sep 2014 04:39:00 +0000 Jenny Uechi 19661 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com In Hartley Bay, sunken B.C. ferry fuels distrust of Enbridge pipeline proposal http://www.vancouverobserver.com/news/hartley-bay-sunken-bc-ferry-fuels-distrust-enbridge-northern-gateway-proposal Hartley Bay, a tiny northern B.C. village,&nbsp;feels like a place from another era. In this village of under 200 people, no SUVs or highways are to be seen -- only boats and quads rolling gently on...<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/news/hartley-bay-sunken-bc-ferry-fuels-distrust-enbridge-northern-gateway-proposal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/news/hartley-bay-sunken-bc-ferry-fuels-distrust-enbridge-northern-gateway-proposal#comments News Wed, 10 Sep 2014 22:06:00 +0000 Jenny Uechi 19647 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com