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Ten things we can do to take action on climate change

by: EJ on 10/03/2014

Dr. Lynne Quarmby, professor and chair at SFU’s department of molecular biology and biochemistry, addressed the People’s Climate March in Vancouver on September 21. This list of "10 things we can do" is taken from her speech which was originally posted on Common Ground and is reprinted here with permission.You can read the complete speech here …

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GATHERING THE THREADS OF SOCIAL CHANGE - Nelson welcomes Judith Plant on October 8 at the Civic Theatre

by: Sara on 09/22/2014

All of us here at New Society are really excited about this event, for obvious reason. New Society Publisher's co-founder and publisher Judith Plant has been invited by Jon Steinman, co-creator of Deconstructing Dinner to speak at the Civic Centre in Nelson BC on the 30-year history of New Society Publishers. Judith has never been one for tooting …

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Elizabeth May, Leader of the Canadian Green Party, Shares Why She Will be in New York This Sunday - Marches Work

by: EJ on 09/19/2014

This blog by Elizabeth May is re-posted with permission from the Yes! Magazine website where it appeared August 12th. While it is too late to join Elizabeth May in New York  City at the People's Climate March without hypocritically burning large amounts of fossil fuels, there are local events planned across the US and Canada.

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Is New Orleans worth saving?

by: Alina on 09/12/2014

Is New Orleans worth saving? Ronald Lewis, lifelong resident of the Lower 9th Ward and survivor of the two worst hurricanes in US history, thinks so.  So do all the people who are helping to rebuild the city and the lost houses, and everyone else who calls New Orleans home.

“It’s our home,” said Lewis when asked about the reason for …

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Guest Post - Paul Kivel - Food for Thought with your Thanksgiving Turkey

by: EJ on 11/22/2013
Posted in: Social Justice

"Winter is a particularly dense period of Christian holidays seeming to dominate all aspects of our lives from Thanksgiving through New Year’s Day." This is the first of two guest posts from Paul Kivel, author of Living in the Shadow of the Cross:Understanding and Resisting the Power and Privilege of Christian Hegemony in which he examines the …

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