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March 4, 2010 Gender

This is Where the Revolution Starts

19th annual Memorial March honours 3,000 missing and murdered women

February 26, 2010 Canadian News

Police to Receive 'Olympic Legacies'

Vancouver, Richmond Police Departments to move into Games-related digs

February 20, 2010 Canadian News

Defence Industry has its Sights on the Olympics

A look at some of the companies cashing in on 2010 security spending

February 18, 2010 Canadian News

Military, Mounties Trained for the Games

Demonstrations a greater security threat than terrorism: CSIS

February 17, 2010 Environment

Mystery at Trickle Creek

A visit to Wiebo Ludwig's farm provides answers - and raises questions - about a spate of bombings in northern BC

Update From Olympic Tent Village

Organizers and residents of the Olympic Tent Village in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside give a press conference on the day after the tent city is set up.

February 16, 2010 Feb 16 by Vancouver Media-Coop

2010 Rings Hollow

This documentary feature examines the history of housing in Vancouver and the impact of the 2010 Olympic Games on the city's homelessness and poverty. The film features interviews with legal experts, activists, and people affected by the housing crisis, with particular focus on hotel closures, evictions and the criminalization of dissent.

February 15, 2010 Feb 15 by Dave Ron

Vancouver 2010 Olympic Opening Ceremony

Vancouver 2010 Olympics protesters march past the Vancouver Art Gallery to BC Place where the 2010 Olympic Opening Ceremony is taking place and meet a wall of Vancouver police.

February 15, 2010 Feb 15 by Vancouver Media-Coop

The NLG vs BC Civil Liberties

During today's tent city action in Vancouver the VMC caught up with Larry Hildes, an attorney for the National Lawyers Guild. We asked him why he had broken ties with BC Civil Liberties

February 15, 2010 Feb 15 by Vancouver Media-Coop
February 14, 2010 Accounts

In Our Own Words

Women living in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside weigh in on the Olympics

February 12, 2010 Accounts

An Olympic Failure

At least 137 Native women missing and murdered in BC since 1980

February 11, 2010 Business

2010 Carte Blanche

Olympic spending tallies won’t come in till the party’s over

Why oppose the Vancouver 2010 Olympics

The Olympic Resistance Network has called for a convergence to protest the Vancouver Winter Olympics. This video explains some the reasons why these activists have organized the first ever anti-Olymopic summit.

February 9, 2010 Feb 9 by Vancouver Media-Coop
February 9, 2010 Original Peoples

Host First Nations Bite the Olympic Hand

Will the government meet its funding obligations before the Games?

February 6, 2010 Canadian News

Catch and Release

Hunt for oil patch bomber takes new twist

January 27, 2010 Environment

"Greenest Games Ever"

What environmental legacy will the Olympics leave for British Columbians?

January 24, 2010 Features

2010 Rings Hollow

Video on the housing legacy of the Vancouver Olympics

January 13, 2010 Ideas

Land and Rights in Canada

Don't let Harper play hockey with human rights

December 30, 2009 Media Analysis

Embedded at the Olympics

Media's sponsorship of 2010 compromises coverage, begs alternatives

December 21, 2009 Original Peoples

From Potlatch to Welfare

Lutz on historical "dialogue" and the subordination of Indigenous economies in the Pacific Northwest

Apples, not applause, for AFN chief

Assembly of First Nations national chief Phil Fontaine's news conference in Vancouver on Feb. 18 was disrupted by an anti-Olympics native protester who dumped red apples on the podium. The red on the outside, white on the inside B.C.-grown fruit symbolizes aboriginals who adopt white peoples' values and culture.

December 10, 2009 Dec 10 by Bob Mackin 24 hrs

Homes not podiums, say Poverty Olympics organizers

The first Poverty Olympics were a light-hearted affair with an important message at Carnegie Centre in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside ghetto on Feb. 3. Activists used the satirical event to warn organizers of Vancouver's 2010 Winter Olympics that time is running out to fulfill the five-year-old housing and environmental promises.

December 9, 2009 Dec 9 by Bob Mackin 24 hrs
December 1, 2009 Weblog:

Kichesipirini Documents Nuclear Industry Contaminant Exposure Concerns

The Dialogue Denied Us

The leadership of the Kichesipirini Algonquin First Nation continue final edits on document that raises serious questions concerning chronic public exposures to dangerous environmental contaminants and that such ongoing deliberate exposure is directly associated with ongoing government and industry refusal to recognize Kichesipirini as a verifiable historical Algonquin nation, and our continued assertions of the legal and moral right to exercise our inherent and inalienable traditional governance role.

The Kichesipirini Algonquin First Nation became very concerned about possible hidden agendas associated with the blatant refusal to address Kichesipirini assertions in connection with land claim negotiations. Of particular concern is the reliance on flawed "negotiations" as a means to circumvent the law to resolve Aboriginal claims consistent with the legal requirements of purposeful fact-finding processes and adherence to historical truth as is required with litigated land claims.

Such circumventions of the legal process denied Kichesipirini their rightful role as protectors and responsible government.

Kichesipirini community members suspected that the many irregularities, especially the allocating of public monies and certain inflated responsibilities and jurisdictions regarding the Algonquin Nations particular relationship with the Manhattan Project and nuclear industry to Aboriginal communities that did not possess such authority, to be indicative of a systemic refusal to genuinely inform the public about the issues, thereby blocking all chances to actual accountability and examination of the facts, and that such demographic manipulations were probably indicative of some larger issues.

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November 25, 2009 Features

Zeroing in on British Columbia

An interview with economist Marc Lee

November 18, 2009 Opinion

Do You Believe?

Introduction to the Dominion's special report on the Olympics

Olympic Torch Dispatch #1

First dispatch from the Torch Relay kickoff from Victoria, on occupied Coast Salish territories, October 30, 2009.

This is a joint production of Victoria Indymedia, B-Channel News, Vancouver Media Coop, and subMedia.tv.

November 17, 2009 Nov 17
November 12, 2009 Photo Essay

Fighting for Sutikalh

St’át’imc unity has kept BC-backed ski resort at bay for ten years

November 5, 2009 Letters

Blacklisted

A letter from Dustin Rivers

October 30, 2009 Accounts

Victorians Heat Up over Torch Launch

"Corporate festival" will showcase poverty and homelessness

October 9, 2009 Weblog:

A Place at the Table?

A Place at the Table?
The Great Bear Rainforest and ForestEthics

from "Offsetting Resistance: The effects of foundation funding from the Great Bear Rainforest to the Athabasca River", a special report by Dru Oja Jay and Macdonald Stainsby.

Released September, 2009.

http://www.offsettingresistance.ca/

Nuxalk Nation hereditary chief Qwatsinas (Ed Moody) explains that logging was causing concerns for his people on the Central BC Coast around Bella Coola, and that resistance began because “In the boom of the 1960’s and 1970’s, a rush [for logging companies] to get all the timber they could” was already underway. In response, “There was action with the hereditary chiefs and the elder people, and eventually the band council.” In 1994, the Nuxalk Nation invited Environmental Non- Governmental Organizations (ENGOs) large and small into their territory to see large scale clearcut logging then well underway.

“We sat down and discussed the pros and cons of any kind of relationship, and we set up a protocol and signed a protocol agreement.” The alliance with Greenpeace and smaller ENGOs Forest Action Network, People’s Action for Threatened Habitat and Bear Watch, says Qwatsinas, “started out really basic. The key people signed the agreements and we had our goals and our objectives and what we want to do to protect the environment.”

“That was the common goal between the environmentalists and ourselves as the First Nation, the Nuxalk, still had the outstanding issue of the land question. There had been a process developed in British Columbia called the BC Treaty Process. We could see that it wasn’t what we wanted because it was very limited, was kind of corrupt and really bent towards the industry.”

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