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A taste of Burnaby Mountain: mud, climate change, and history in the making
Each day the protest Burnaby Mountain recreates itself. There are consistencies: deep mud, moments of confusion, courage, grace, tears in the eyes and a sense that history is being made.
Nov 27th, 2014
Potential consequences of civil disobedience on Cortes Island
The tents are down on Cortes Island - for now.
Dec 4th, 2012
Protesters block logging road access on Cortes Island
Cortes Islander goes to the ground to prevent Island Timberlands access.
Nov 27th, 2012
Cortes Island citizens prepare for logging protests
Island Timberlands states it will start logging Cortes Island this week. Many residents, however, aren't planning to let it happen quietly.
Nov 26th, 2012
First Nations lead the way in Victoria protest against pipelines and oil sands
First Nations leaders led the protests of 4,500 people in Victoria on Monday.
Oct 23rd, 2012
After Keystone XL protest and arrest, Daryl Hannah praises Canada's "brave" struggle
In an exclusive interview with the Vancouver Observer, Kill Bill actor Daryl Hannah said that despite her arrest, she won't back down.
Oct 5th, 2012
A public discussion: Should citizens concerned about climate change consider peaceful civil disobedience?
The 13 citizens arrested for blockading a coal trail in White Rock last May will attend a public discussion on Friday, September 21 at 7:30 at the Central Vancouver Library.
Sep 19th, 2012
Cortes Island ForestFest: Forest activism for all generations
ForestFest spurred completion of the infrastructure for a forest protest camp, including a kitchen
Aug 26th, 2012
Thirteen arrested blocking BNSF coal train in White Rock
Nobel Peace Laureate Dr. Mark Jaccard was among those arrested for blocking a coal train in White Rock.
May 5th, 2012
Mark Jaccard outlines challenges of climate change action in new book, Deluding Ourselves to Disaster
Jaccard's central question: What is your moral duty as a citizen if independent evidence consistently show your government is not telling the truth and the implications are disastrous?
Feb 10th, 2012