David P. Ball

David P. Ball is a freelance writer and photojournalist in Vancouver, B.C., on Coast Salish territories. Find him at davidpball.net and @davidpball on twitter. 

In love with photojournalism since he was eight, David studied professional writing and political science at the University of Victoria, following that passion to the Middle East where he reported from the 2006 Israel-Lebanon war. He has been published in more than 20 publications.

Occupy Vancouver camper wins Last Candidate Standing election debate

Vancouver municipal election 2011: Light sabres. Pineapples. Saxophones. Bribery. Not your usual election props...

What are Occupy Vancouver's demands?

With many issues on display, one of the struggles for observers is understanding Occupy Vancouver's actual demands. In fact, there are none -- and some don't see that as a problem.

Occupy Vancouver reflects on day after death of 23-year old: slideshow

A day after a woman -- now identified by police as Ashlie Gough, 23, of Victoria -- was found dead at Occupy Vancouver, energy at the camp was "thick" as demonstrators debated their next steps.

Occupy Vancouver in shock after suspected overdose death

Occupy Vancouver protestors held a candle-light vigil to mourn the death of a woman who died of a suspected overdose Saturday at the camp, while Mayor Robertson announced the tent city must go.

Activism bred in the bone: Ellen Woodsworth COPEs with the election campaign

With the Coalition of Progressive Electors allied with Vision Vancouver this election, The Vancouver Observer chats on the curb with long-time councillor and activist Ellen Woodsworth.

Occupy Vancouver will remain despite police crackdown in U.S.

Undaunted by rain or reports of police violence at other Occupy sites, Vancouver protesters...

B.C. intervened to halt Bush torture case

Who stopped the suit against Bush?

Occupy Vancouver protesters target financial institutions with 'run on the banks'

Demonstrators -- buoyed by David Suzuki's support for the Occupy movement -- march against Canadian financial institutions, culminating in a boisterous take-over of a bank.

Former Guantanamo prisoner supports Bush arrest

After spending five years as an extra-judicial prisoner of George W. Bush's 'war on terror,' Murat Kurnaz is disappointed Canada did not arrest the former leader

Lawyers press for Bush arrest, as #Occupy activists set to converge in Surrey

A 70-page legal indictment -- accompanied by a staggering 4,000-page dossier -- has been filed in B.C. court to have former George W. Bush arrested during his visit to Surrey tomorrow.