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January 18, 2012 Accounts

Homeless in Halifax

A first person account

November 11, 2011 Labour

Occupons Edmundston

Edmundston workers, pensioners and students have many reasons to occupy

September 5, 2011 Labour

A Town Without Poverty?

Canada's only experiment in guaranteed income finally gets reckoning

July 19, 2011 Features

Descartes Without Debt

Course teaches great books free of charge

July 4, 2011 Ideas

The Strength to Carry on

Residential school survivor speaks out as part of In Our Own Voices writing project

June 17, 2011 Media Analysis

Convicted by the Media, Sentenced by the Courts

Supporters of Nicole Kish say she is innocent and the media is guilty

April 27, 2011 Health

A Very Calm Revolution

Community acupuncture in Canada

February 21, 2011 Features

Grounds for Disruption

Tent cities evolve to bring politics out of—and permanence into—the housing debate

October 18, 2010 Literature & Ideas

The Cost of Free

What does charity do for a local economy?

October 8, 2010 Features

The Roots of Rage

Halifax's poverty, racism and "swarmings"

June 7, 2010 Sports

Olympics Sidelines Youth

Understanding wider impacts of the Games

March 27, 2010 Sports

World Cup Knock-Out

South Africa to score big public debt in 2010

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

Rally and March to Begin the Olympic Tent Village

Residents of a neighbourhood in Vancouver that is often referred as the countrys poorest postal code set up a tent encampment in a vacant Downtown Eastside lot to advocate for housing and to shelter the neighbourhoods homeless population.

February 16, 2010 Feb 16 by B-Channel

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
February 14, 2010 Accounts

In Our Own Words

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

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
January 11, 2010 Canadian News

Homelessness Hits Home

Volunteers provide shelter where government drops ball

December 13, 2009 Agriculture

Not on the Backs of Farmers

Who pays for food security in Nova Scotia?

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

Controversy rocks lead-up to 2010 Olympics

With more than a full year before the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics begin, the games have already encountered stiff opposition. A range of groups have expressed their disagreement with the way that the Olympics are being run on Canada's west coast. Their concerns include: environmental destruction, the rights of low or no income residents, lack of transparency and consultation in decision making, and development on indigenous land that has never been surrendered to Canada.

April 26, 2009 Apr 26 by real news network
October 13, 2008 Weblog:

PHOTO: Solidarity Blockade Slows Spirit Train

By Lia Tarachansky and Jesse Freeston

Vaughan, ON- On Thanksgiving Sunday, October 12th, 2008 roughly two dozen protesters blockaded the Canadian Pacific Rail just north of Toronto.

The blockade began at 5:30 p.m. and ended just after 8:00 p.m. Winnie Small, 20, attached herself to the rails in order to delay removal by police.

Alex Hundert, police liaison for the varied group of protesters, negotiated with the local police service, which was taken by surprise by the bridge blockade.

The group, consisting of Anti-War @ Laurier organizers, native organizers from the Six Nations reservation by Caledonia, and various individuals, was allowed to leave the blockade without arrests or conflict.

According to the police, who were in communications with CP rail on site, the blockade caused millions of dollars of economic damage and delayed trains all along the rail line.

Please stay tuned for The Real News Network video report later this week


Blockaders Set up lock down


Winnie Small, 20, locked down to the tracks with a "v" shaped metal bar


"No Olympics on Stolen Native Land" banner laid out by protesters

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August 25, 2008 Canadian News

Sobering Statistics

Downtown Eastside survey paints grim picture

March 13, 2008 Photo Essay

Downtown Eastside's Poverty Olympics

Vancouver residents deem Olympics a "countdown to international embarrassment"

February 14, 2008 Canadian News

Down on the Upside

Group gathers to discuss the "Alberta (dis)Advantage"

February 12, 2008 International News

France's Colonial History, Contemporary Conflicts

A new wave of actions challenges escalating and violent deportation policies

November 20, 2007 Canadian News

"Full Confrontation with the State"

Vancouver's Anti-Poverty Committee escalates opposition to 2010 Olympics

August 3, 2007 Gender

Downtown Eastside Women Ask Politicians for Housing Swap

Living conditions deteriorating from cuts, Olympic preparations, says group

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