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October 31, 2012 Accounts

Sinking Ships

Shipwrecks, shellfish and the future of the BC coast

October 3, 2012 Canadian News

The Cornerstone of Gentrification in the Downtown East Side

From the Woodward squat ten years ago, to a displaced neighbourhood

September 3, 2012 Video

Action Camp Blocks Pipeline

Pacific Trails line would help clear the path for Northern Gateway line from the tar sands

August 27, 2012 Environment

"Green Bitumen?!"

Nuclear reactors in the tar sands

June 25, 2012 Original Peoples

BC Treaty Advocate Elected Chair of UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues

Grand Chief Edward John has spent the past 20 years in the BC treaty process, which produces extinguishment Agreements

June 13, 2012 Original Peoples

BC Government Weighs in on Musqueam graves

BC orders halt to construction on intact burials

June 11, 2012 Environment

Flawed Process, Flawed Project

Controversy flows on the Northern Gateway pipeline and Canada’s oil economy

May 15, 2012 Canadian News

Indoor Work Spaces Prove Safer for Sex Workers

Study shows drop in abuse, HIV rates when sex work brought indoors

May 7, 2012 Accounts

Marchers Vow to Protect Ancient Burial Site

Musqueam set up camp at condo site after infant graves desecrated

April 6, 2012 Original Peoples

Hishuk Ish Tsawalk: Everything is One

Recovering an Indigenous language in Canada

March 28, 2012 Original Peoples

"Stand With Us to Fight"

Hundreds protest Enbridge pipeline and oil tankers at Heiltsuk-led rally

March 14, 2012 Environment

Peace Region Boom

Growth in northern town leaves residents feeling the pinch

February 29, 2012 Labour

Hogtown, Manitoba

An investigation into one factory's radical impact on labour and the environment in a prairie town

February 22, 2012 Media Analysis

Khader Adnan's Unpublicized Hunger Strike

Vigil called on CBC to end the silence

February 17, 2012 Gender

The Spirit Lives On

Women’s Memorial March bolstered by thousands; Sisters in Spirit finds new home

February 15, 2012 Environment

Canadian-owned Mine Fuels Violence in Mexico

Residents of San José del Progreso are deeply divided over the mine

February 6, 2012 Accounts

Homelessness and Police Brutality

A dispatch from the In our Own Voices writing project

Run on the Banks in Vancouver


VANCOUVER-On Saturday, October 24, the people at Occupy Vancouver moved from the eternal process of the general assembly to the exciting world of direct action.

The "Run on the Banks" action marks an escalation on an occupation that's been busy building infrastructure. This was not an official Occupy Vancouver action but an offshoot, as stated on occupy Vancouver's twitter account.

About a thousand trouble makers made their way through the streets of Downtown Vancouver with the intention to occupy corporate banks and encourage folks to close their accounts.

And that they did. This Royal Bank of Canada was the first target, with about 50 people jamming the lobby while some withdraw their cash.

At the Bank of Montreal people shut down their account and moved to other options.

But the cherry on top was the Occupation of TD, or Toronto Dominion Bank, right next to the Occupy Vancouver camp at the Art Gallery. A home stereo was cranked to the max and the people rocked out on top of teller desks and furniture.

An idea was floated around to continue occupying through the night, but the group could not reach consensus, and the process ultimately disrupted the party.

The police quietly moved in and occupied the spots where tellers once stood to protect their corporate masters. Finally the group decided to move out en-masse and avoid arrest.

This piece was originally produced for the Vancouver Media Co-op. Franklin López is a Vancouver based filmmaker and creator of Submedia.tv.

October 24, 2011 Oct 24 by Franklin López
October 24, 2011 Video

Run on the Banks in Vancouver

Occupy Vancouver participants up the ante

October 7, 2011 Environment

Garbage Mining

Tapping into the waste revenue stream

September 26, 2011 Canadian News

Missing Women's Commission Flounders

Groups looking elsewhere for answers to murder, disappearance of Aboriginal women

September 23, 2011 Video

Oil Gateway

Unis’toten nation continue battle against pipelines

Oil Gateway

Stop the Flows is the working title for subMedia.TV's next project. Over the next five years we will document resistance movements that are working towards stopping the flows of hydro carbons, mineral extraction, natural resources and capital, through grassroots and underground organizing. We will publish our dispatches as we complete them with the goal of compiling them into a feature length documentary to be released on 2016.

In this dispatch we look at how members of the Unis’toten nation are pre-empting the construction of 4 pipelines through their traditional territories

To help make these reports a reality, please visit STOPTHEFLOWS.com

For more background on BC's oil infrastructure visit the links below:

Aboriginal groups in Canada challenge tar sands projects

Grassroots Gathering to Resist Proposed Pipelines

In BC, Pipes Spell Double Trouble

 

This video report was originally published by the Vancouver Media Co-op

September 23, 2011 Sep 23 by Stimulator
September 21, 2011 Accounts

Community Reels after Resident Falls to her Death in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside

Life "more harsh" for women living in single room occupancy suites

September 11, 2011 Ideas

The Intergenerational Impact of Child Apprehension

A dispatch from the In our Own Voices writing project

September 4, 2011 Ideas

My Story of Domestic Violence and Child Apprehension

A dispatch from the In our Own Voices writing project

August 29, 2011 Canadian News

Brakes On

Speed limits in Vancouver's Downtown East Side hailed as victory by residents

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