We Pivot: Community First, Deportations Second?

Residents were upset that the president who promised to deport undocumented immigrants was rounding up undocumented immigrants in order to deport them. “I knew he was Mexican, but he’s been here so long, he’s just one of us,” Debra Johnson, … [Read more]

We Pivot: Why Most Young People Can’t Buy a Home in Vancouver

Did you know that if you sell a house in Vancouver, if it’s your primary residence, you pay no tax on the profit? The lack of any capital gains tax on selling one’s primary residence contributes to the manic increase … [Read more]

We Pivot: Countdown to Impeachment

As we pivot to a new world where political lies and corruption get the boot, let’s begin the countdown. T$$$p must go, Trudeau’s lies and family foundation apparent conflict of interest must go, Clark’s electoral finance corruption and just plain … [Read more]

Babel-on-the-Bay: Kevin O’Leary meets a real reality.

Welcome to Canadian politics, Kevin O’Leary. You have brought a few laughs to an otherwise dismal contest for leadership of the Conservative Party of Canada. Though you would think someone from reality television would know what to expect? Did you really think leadership races are run within some foolish rules? And that anybody pays for ...

We Pivot: IWD + 7 Days: Saudi Arabia Edition

Maybe this is a first step at dismantling one of the harshest patriarchies on the planet? Or maybe that as we pivot to a society of gender equality, we can suggest to Saudi Arabia that if they oppose genders mixing, … [Read more]

We Pivot: The Day After IWD, Maybe?

My fourth grade teacher friend found this under one of her students' desks. <3 <3 <3 pic.twitter.com/7NSxIa6ujn — Elly (@SMLXist) March 6, 2017   On International Women’s Day, the prime minister’s wife decided to honour the men who are feminists … [Read more]

We Pivot: T$$$p and His Cabinet Are TRYING to Trigger Us All

Like a 3-year-old trying to bug siblings and parents to receive ANY kind of attention, T$$$p and his cabinet are on a distraction campaign to trigger people to flip out so that we’re distracted from their agenda of deconstructing America … [Read more]

We Pivot: Let’s Change BC’s Racist Street Names

The World Economic Forum is not the most progressive organization in world history. They’ve been part of pushing a neoliberal privatization agenda on many poor countries for decades. But they’re going through what appears to be at least a salon … [Read more]

We Pivot: Should Young People Join the Conservative Party of Canada?

Yes, if this image resonates you. As we pivot to a new world of integrity and vision, beer pong isn’t part of that. Not that there’s anything wrong with beer pong if you’re into that kind of thing, but is … [Read more]

We Pivot: Remember When You Thought Trudeau Was Progressive?

If it isn’t his Finance Minister telling us to get used to job churn, or that the middle class isn’t a real thing with data and statistics [it’s just an aspirational ideal], it’s Trudeau outflanking the NDP in the 2015 … [Read more]

We Pivot: Mobilize Now Against Local and Global Fascism

Don’t be stunned or rest in a superficial analysis of our new world with this president, Trump. There’s a chance you’ve just been missing out on how Canadian and American societies have been changing. Perhaps you’ve been living in an … [Read more]

We Pivot: Listen to Refugees; Don’t Ban Them

Canadians are awesome, tolerant, opening and welcoming. Sure. To a degree, but even to the point of self delusion. We often feel morally superior to the Americans, particularly now as they slide from proto-fascism to soft fascism to jackboot fascism. … [Read more]

We Pivot: My Speech to the HUMA Commons Committee on Poverty Reduction

I was honoured to receive an invitation to speak to HUMA later this morning, the House of Commons Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities. They are studying poverty reduction strategies, … [Read more]

We Pivot: Tell Us More About Hacking, Christy Clark! Please.

Fresh off a week of lying and backpedaling about how the BC NDP hacked her party’s security-lite website, BC’s premier now needs to tango her way out of an actual of series hacks that have yet again exposed the data … [Read more]

We Pivot: Psst, Wanna Stop Protecting the Environment?

On December 31, 2018, the US government will stop protecting the environment. If the Kill-the-EPA bill passes, the US government will certainly slow down protecting it until they blow out the EPA candle in 22.5 months. How is Congress doing … [Read more]

We Pivot: Of Impeachment, Conflicts of Interest and T***p

T***p said he’s ceased to operate business while in the White House. Beyond being a liar and someone who makes things up, even if he were being honest about this, it’s pretty gosh darn impossible. Don’t click on this link; … [Read more]

We Pivot: How Many Dead Kids in Care Is too Many?

How many thousands of dead, injured and abused kids in the care of the BC government are OK for BC Liberal Party voters? None? Try thousands over 16 years. And how many more thousands of dead, injured and abused kids … [Read more]

We Pivot: The Petty, Narcissistic Face of Bald Capitalism: Melania Edition

3. She's admitting she wanted to use the office of the First Lady to score multi-million dollar endorsement deals https://t.co/MOsSkyEzxL — Judd Legum (@JuddLegum) February 7, 2017 Enter Melania T***p, ladies and gentlemen. As we pivot to a new world … [Read more]

We Pivot: Ask Kellie Leitch What Problem She Thinks She’s Solving

Kellie Leitch and her dog whistle politics have no place in my Canada. As we pivot to a world of greater justice and dignity, we need to beware of politicians peddling solutions to vague or non-existent problems. For it is … [Read more]

We Pivot: The BC Liberals are Now Bankrolling their 2021 Election Campaign

In September, 2016, Minister of Everything, Rich Coleman bragged that the 2017 election is fully funded, but don’t let that stop you from funding them. In case somehow they are forced to bring in some kind of campaign finance limits, … [Read more]

We Pivot: Trudeau: the Walking, Contradicting, Double Speaking, Self-Oxymoron

I just can’t even… As we pivot to a new world of passionately demanding integrity from politicians, we should demand non-contradictory talk. Right? We are being feasted with Orwell in BC and the USA, but now Trudeau is vaulting into … [Read more]

We Pivot: Which Conservative Do You Trust on First Nations Land Claims?

Is it Chris Alexander, he of the Barbaric Cultural Practices Snitch Line? I know, right. But it turns out, that among the even-more-racist Kellie Leitch, and the co-T***p admirer Kevin O’Leary, 65% of Canadians like Alexander’s idea of resolving all … [Read more]

We Pivot: Contempt, and the Tone Deaf Premier: A Play in 6 Acts

Belligerence is so 1980s. So is T***p, #AmericaFirst, #MakeAmericaGreatAgain, #MAGA, and…#BCFirst, the darling new BC Liberal Party meme [the sequel to the box office flop, #FamiliesFirst]! But in BC we’ve had this whole century to get used to the Orwellian … [Read more]

We Pivot: March on Washington, Live in Vancouver!

It’s an hour until Vancouver’s March on Washington begins. This is what solidarity and dignity look like! Watch for updates all morning at http://twitter.com/wepivot  

We Pivot: And Now, It Begins!

It’s time to begin. The inauguration has occurred. And tomorrow we march. And if you’re in Vancouver, we’ll see you there! And as we pivot to an unexpected remainder of the decade, we will see mobilizing for women’s rights and … [Read more]