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Social worker describes motivations for protesting Vancouver G8 university summit, clash with police, and a few hours in jail

A lone bus lumbered forward and attempted to gain access into the Fairmont Waterfront Hotel in downtown Vancouver last Friday afternoon. In it were several dozen dignitaries attending the Group of 8...

G-20 summit disrupts a Toronto couple's wedding plans with larger than Olympic-sized security

Heather and Martin had no idea when they planned their wedding, they'd be getting married in the middle of the largest security event in Canadian history. But when I decided to attend their wedding, I

How VPD Secured City During 2010 Olympic Games Without Repressing It

A successful police story unfolded during the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Games.

Military Helicopter Buzzes False Creek While Tracking Paralympic Torch Relay on Camera

A military helicopter either on a practice drill or in preparation for the Opening Ceremonies for the 2010 Paralympics hovered above the Granville Street Bridge and buzzed a path over False Creek to...

Arrest Outside North Van Chlorine Facility Highlights Concerns About Dangerous Transports Through Greater Vancouver

Kent Lins took his camera and got into into his car.   Lins's goal was to find out if Canexus Chemical Plant had halted the transport of chlorine, a deadly chemical, during the Vancouver...

Black Bloc Explains Motives in "Communique From Olympic Resisters"

Black Bloc's press representatives said those involved in the riot aimed to strike out at the corporate sponsors of the 2010 Olympic Games to bring attention to the "economic violence that goes on da

Olympic Battle Rattle: The Rules of Engagement Have Already Been Written

The question is not whether opposing elements will meet in the streets. The question is what happens when they do?

Dear Stephen Colbert

Dear Stephen Colbert: We are concerned about your plans to attempt to enter Canada after calling us "syrup-suckers" and "ice-holes" on your show. Are you aware of what befell your friend, Amy Goodman,

Civil Rights Advocates in Vancouver Score Three Big Victories This Week

Anti-Olympic organizers in Vancouver scored a hat trick over the last seven days, beginning with a declaration from the “Security Games” forum issued after last weekend’s meeting at the Simon Fraser...