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Protecting the right to protest: Free speech versus corporate power

Observer Media Group Founder and CEO, Linda Solomon, to participate in a panel discussion on the freedom of speech.
BCCLA 2015 staff photo

B.C. civil rights group punches above its weight in national legal disputes

Arriving to the lockup for the Supreme Court of Canada's decision on medically assisted suicide, members of the British Columbia Civil Liberties Association found themselves relegated to a small,...
Franke James speaks to BCCLA

Repression-proof artist, Franke James, celebrated by BCCLA

Franke James shows eight years of her artwork about fighting the environment and freedom of expression.
From left: Haisla member in Kitimat; Enbridge protest, Josh Paterson

Observer exposé of domestic spying triggers federal hearings

The spying was revealed in documents obtained in 2013.
Victory Square crowd

Joint Review Panel hearings in Vancouver: keeping the public out of the hearing room may be illegal, lawyer says

Speakers one Day 1 of the Joint Review Panel hearings in Vancouver discuss climate change and keeping the public out

Occupy protesters without a home, for now

The tents are on hiatus, but the debate goes on.

Families of missing women take to the streets, joined by #OccupyVancouver

As a troubled inquiry into missing women entered its second week, family members of the disappeared took over a busy downtown intersection in opposition.

BC Liberal MLA Norm Letnick's Emergency Intervention Disclosure Act draws fire

BC Liberal MLA Norm Letnick's Private Member's Bill M-210, the "Emergency Intervention Disclosure Act", is drawing fire from BC AIDS organizations and the BC Civil Liberties Association.

Vancouver Not Vegas to Christy Clark: Do you really put families first?

Vancouver Not Vegas calls on Clark to suspend expensive advertising campaigns for the BC Lottery Corporation and invest money in Vancouver Children’s Festival and 1,500 other BC charities.

Marc Emery deported

Marc Emery was deported today to a maximum security prison in the United States. He sold pot seeds to willing American buyers. Not secretly mind you, but openly, paying his taxes to the feds...