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At 91, Elsie Dean remains an active elder of B.C.'s political activist community
With the stakes so high, it is important to honour the elders who have set examples of relentless, joyful struggle.
Jul 8th, 2015
Robocall scandal leads to apathy and disenchantment at family dinner table
What's the point of civic engagement when the government won't engage? One family finds its political conversations fall silent over robo-call scandal.
Mar 12th, 2012
Michele Bachmann's weirdest quotes
Republican congresswoman Michele Bachmann came out the winner of the Iowa straw poll, narrowly beating out Ron Paul. Dubbed "Crazy eyes" for her unflattering Newsweek cover, Michele Bachmann...
Aug 13th, 2011
Vancouver International Writers & Readers Festival presents Lynda Barry, author of "Picture This: The Nearsighted Monkey Book"
Best known for Ernie Pook’s Comeek, Lynda Barry, is also a novelist, philosopher, and champion of an unpopular cause.
Oct 19th, 2010
Honduran activist Maria Luisa Regalado tells group at El Barrio of President Lobo's brutality
CoDevelopment Canada invited Honduran activist Maria Luisa Regalad to Vancouver to spread awareness about her government's repression and to strengthen international solidarity for human rights.
Jun 26th, 2010