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PovNet: Building an online anti-poverty community

PovNet provides online tools that facilitate communication, community and access to information around poverty-related issues in British Columbia and Canada. We work to collect relevant news and resources of use to advocates, community workers, marginalized communities and the general public.


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Blog
Feb 17, 2010

Where's that Olympic Truce?

Derrick O'Keefe
It's fair to speculate that the Games have been used as cover for a massive new NATO offensive that has already claimed many Afghan civilians' lives.
Blog
Feb 16, 2010

Breaking windows is not a revolutionary act

Judy Rebick
Black Bloc vandalism in the middle of a big protest is not only a diversion from the issues but puts everyone into unneccessary jeopardy without their consent.
Blog
Feb 14, 2010

2010 Heart Attack: Vancouver Olympics opening day

Scott Harris
Early on an apparent agent provocateur moved into the crowd, pushing and taunting marchers before darting to the sidewalk, at times stopping to talk with police before running forward.
Photos
Feb 13, 2010

Thousands march to 'welcome' the Olympics

rabble staff
Thousands of anti-Olympic protesters marched in the hours leading up to the opening ceremonies of the 2010 Winter Olympics today.
Blog
Feb 12, 2010

Thousands march to 'welcome' the Olympics

Mara Kardas-Nelson
Thousands march to BC Place to "welcome" the Vancouver 2010 Olympics, highlighting concerns from environmental degradation to First Nations' rights.
Photos
Feb 12, 2010

Torch relay disrupted

rabble staff
Hundreds of protesters follow the torch through East Vancouver.
Podcast
Feb 11, 2010
Pivot lawyer Doug King with Olympics rights card

2010 Olympics: Know your rights

Pivot Legal Society
Pivot Legal Society to hand out thousands of cards with legal rights and sets up 24-hour Pivot Lawyer Hotline.
Columnists
Feb 11, 2010

On the Games and growth

Are the Winter Olympics are a convenient tool for the government to transfer yet more public funds into the hands of backers in the private sector?
Blog
Feb 9, 2010

The Governator to carry Olympic Torch in Vancouver

Derrick O'Keefe
California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger will be one of the final day’s torchbearers. I'm sure VANOC wishes they could bring up Mr. Freeze to work some magic up on Cypress Mountain.

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