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Directly Affected: a new film with everything you need to know about B.C.’s pipeline battle
Justin Trudeau faced hecklers in Nanaimo. Rachel Notley and John Horgan are flinging indignant words, threats even, back and forth between Edmonton and Victoria. A national columnist demands...
Feb 8th, 2018
Political lobbyists in America, a French woman re-building her life and two critical swipes at China
Also serious music for a rough neighborhood in Brazil in The Violin Teacher
Dec 8th, 2016
Seven new VIFF picks take us to dramas in Massachusetts, Paris and Belgium
… and then on to Hollywood, Italy, Hong Kong and more
Oct 11th, 2016
Climate protestors breach security at Vancouver Board of Trade Harper event
Linda Solomon Wood
Jan 6th, 2014
The value of radicals
Social change has never come about by sitting down nicely and asking the people with the power to share more, please.
Dec 16th, 2013
World Economic Forum: Financial crisis, inequality threatens entire social contract
The prognosis is grim: nearly 500 of the world's industry, government and social experts warn of a 'dystopian future' and social unrest.
David P. Ball
Jan 11th, 2012
Opposing Enbridge pipeline outside cocktail reception hosted by Enbridge
In the shadow of Whistler Mountain, a small group of activists gathered to protest against the Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline project Tuesday night. Members from the Council of Canadians,...
Sep 28th, 2010
Wave of political repression hits Toronto - youth, women, journalists targeted
Wave of Political Repression and Violence sweeps Toronto in Wake of G20 Summit Female journalist threatened with sexual assault, young women assaulted
Jun 30th, 2010
Read-in at Tyee School protests provincial budget cuts in education
Schools are under threat of losing important staff due to provincial budget cuts. More cut backs to libraries and librarians would be yet another blow to the already besieged public education system,
Linda Solomon Wood
Apr 27th, 2010
Deadly Blasts hit Bangkok Protest: A series of explosions hit the Thai capital where 3 people have been reported dead, and many more injured. Just recently, the unsettled atmosphere has been...
Apr 22nd, 2010