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Rally for Rumana Monzur: photos
In support of Rumana Monzur, a UBC student brutally attacked on her return to Bangladesh earlier this month, about 400 people attended a rally at the Vancouver Art Gallery on Sunday, June 26, 2011.
Jun 27th, 2011
Police ask virtual vigilantes not to mete out punishment
Virtual vigilante action uncalled for, police say, in a press release emailed to media this afternoon.
Linda Solomon Wood
Jun 20th, 2011
Border workers push for biometric screening in perimeter security plan with U.S.
OTTAWA -- Canada's front-line border officers back the idea of a perimeter security arrangement with the United States, with a few caveats. The Customs and Immigration Union wants more intensive...
The Canadian Press
May 31st, 2011
Vancouver First Nations DTES smudge ceremony
Vancouver’s First Nations peoples have always held ceremonies calling all people to come together to connect with themselves, each other, Mother Earth and the Great Spirit.
Jun 19th, 2010
On the Second Day of the 2010 Olympic Games, Hundreds Join the March for Missing and Murdered Women in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside
It was Valentine’s Day and hundreds spent it in the Women’s Memorial March downtown to honour the memory of the women from the Downtown Eastside who die each year due to violent physical, mental,...
Feb 14th, 2010
Human Trafficking Alive and Well for the 2010 Olympics
The Salvation Army is set to launch a huge campaign against human trafficking during the Olympics because, “God is bigger than VANOC.”
Feb 2nd, 2010
Transforming a Predators' World
"A measure of our society's worth and compassion is how we treat our most vulnerable citizens. If we fail to do all we can to protect those who cannot speak for themselves, we cannot call ours...
Nov 20th, 2009
Prostitution and transforming a predator’s world
[Editors Note: This is a revised version of a previous article.] "A measure of our society’s worth and compassion is how we treat our most vulnerable citizens. If we fail to do all we can to...
Dec 2nd, 2009