New UN report says Israel meets definition of...04/23/17
The Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia asked scholars Virginia Tilley and Richard Falk to determine if the state of Israel was an apartheid state according to definitions established under international law. Virginia Tilley is professor...
Coop Radio turns airwaves over to wetland creatures for...
On Earth Day this year Co-op Radio will turn the airwaves over to the wetland creatures of Saturna Island for 24 continuous hours. The broadcast will consist of a recording made in real time on Earth Day 2016. Artists Brady Marks and Mark Timmings...
El Salvador passes national ban against metal mining
On March 29, El Salvador became the first country in the world to ban mining of gold and all other metals. The decision comes after a 7-year legal dispute with the Canadian-Australian mining company Oceana Gold. We speak with Jen Moore of Mining Watch...
Cutbacks, outsourcing degrade quality of public science in...
This week, Evidence for Democracy released the results of a survey of government scientists working in ten BC ministries. Katie Gibbs, author of Oversight at Risk, says years of downsizing are implicated in disasters like the Mount Polley dam collapse.
LNG industry subsidized by domestic hydro bills
Hydro Bill Madness is a short animation which shows how consumers will be on the hook for the $9 billion Site C dam while the BC government gives Petronas and Kinder Morgan a sweet deal on electricity rates. We speak with Galen Armstrong, Peace Valley...
Yemen brought to brink of famine by Saudi bombing
Saudi Arabia launched a bombing campaign against Yemen in March 2015. Two years later, thousands of civilians have died and the country is on the brink of famine. On April 10, anti-war activists will launch a week-long fast to protest the role of the...
Mapping the influence of the fossil fuel lobby in BC
There’s a very close relationship between the fossil fuel industry and the BC Liberal Party, according to a new report. Over the course of two election cycles, the party has received nearly $5 million from oil, gas and coal corporations. Esther Hsieh...
SARM asks feds to expand rights to defend self and property
In mid-March, delegates to the annual convention of the Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities voted to ask the federal government for expanded rights to defend their property. The National Farmers Union strongly condemned the resolution,...
Grand Chief Stewart Phillip on the fight against Kinder...
On March 4, hundreds of people gathered in Vancouver to remember the successful campaign against Enbridge’s Northern Gateway pipeline and plan for another fight – this time against Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountaine pipeline. One of the speakers was...
City Opera Vancouver tackles story of missing and murdered...
Vancouver’s premier chamber opera company commissioned Marie Clements to write the libretto, then they selected a composer. Now they are ready to bring Missing to local communities to workshop. Charles Barber is artistic director of City Opera. He...
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