Urban

13/12/23
Author: 
 Liam Crisan

December 12, 2023  

It’s happening: the city of Albuquerque (population 1 million) is permanently eliminating public bus fares, becoming the largest US city to embrace this critical step toward racial and economic equity. A coalition headed by Together for Brothers – a community-organizing and power-building group led by and for young men of color – made the victory possible.

22/11/23
Author: 
Libby Davies, Donald MacPherson, Jean Swanson and Michael Clague
‘Arresting people who are selflessly and tirelessly working to save lives through the distribution of drugs that have been tested for impurities will have tragic consequences.’ Photo for The Tyee by Kayla Isomura.

Nov. 21, 2023

Four Order of Canada recipients and drug policy veterans denounce politically driven police action.

15/11/23
Author: 
Seth Borenstein
Mangroves grow in a recovered mangrove forest, once part of a garbage dump, in Duque de Caxias, Brazil, July 25, 2023. (AP Photo/Bruna Prado, File)

Nov. 14, 2023

The world is off track in its efforts to curb global warming in 41 of 42 important measurements and is even heading in the wrong direction in six crucial ways, a new international report calculates.

12/11/23
Author: 
Zak Vescera
Housing costs in Vancouver have left most people behind. Photo via Wikimedia, Creative Commons licensed.

Nov. 8, 2023

Workers are being left behind as costs jump almost seven per cent, says CCPA.

07/11/23
Author: 
Jen St. Denis
Police and city workers attempt to remove a woman’s tent from Main Street on April 5 during a camp-clearing operation that focused on East Hastings Street. Photo for The Tyee by Jen St. Denis.

Nov. 7, 2023

Advocates say the money would have been better spent improving services for unhoused people.

07/11/23
Author: 
Amanda Follett Hosgood
Pro-Palestine demonstrators protest in front of Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland’s office in Toronto on Oct. 30. Photo by Christopher Katsarov, the Canadian Press.

Nov. 7, 2023

A founding member of Independent Jewish Voices on Zionism, antisemitism and the need for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza. A Tyee Q&A.

It’s been one month since violence erupted in the Middle East.

07/11/23
Author: 
Katie Hyslop
Vancouver Elementary and Adult Educators’ Society president Jody Polukoshko told The Tyee that ‘consciousness raising’ about the impact of policing on marginalized communities had contributed to the steady decline of calls to the police department from elementary schools since 2020. Photo for The Tyee by Jen St. Denis.

Nov. 7, 2023

The VPD’s own data, obtained by The Tyee, paints a different picture than the force’s official narrative

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