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Dawn Paley

Dawn Paley

Dawn Paley is a long time contributing editor with The Dominion, and a co-founder of the Vancouver Media Co-op. She has a Masters in Journalism from UBC and a degree in Women's Studies from SFU. At the moment, Dawn is working on a project examining the extractive industries in the context of the war in Mexico and beyond.

Reporting Beat: Latin America and, in particular, the extractive industries.

The most important issue in BC today?: The fact that most of the land in this province was never ceded by Indigenous people. Website:

Reporting beat: Latin America, Mining, Civil Rights

Twitter: dawn_

Stories by Dawn Paley


In Venezuela, Street Protests Harper Can Get Behind

Why should Ottawa care about violent demonstrations in Caracas? Oil, of course.

By Dawn Paley, 24 Mar 2014


Genocide on Trial

Push for justice in Guatemala raises questions about Canada's residential schools.

By Dawn Paley and Sandra Cuffe, 30 Dec 2013


Land, Trade and Democracy Conference in Vancouver this weekend

By Dawn Paley, 20 Sep 2012


Report from the Texas Energy Boom

Fracking is wrapped in the flag of patriotism, but Asian exports and higher prices also loom large.

By Dawn Paley, 19 Mar 2012


Drugs, war and samba on screen at Vancouver Latin America film fest

By Dawn Paley, 31 Aug 2011


New dental campaign wants healthy smiles for all

By Dawn Paley, 4 Jun 2011


Three things U.S. State Dept. has eye on in BC: Wikileaks

By Dawn Paley, 3 Jun 2011


Canada's largest credit union adopts a living wage

By Dawn Paley, 2 Jun 2011


De-Growth Vancouver conference to unravel 'pathological' culture

By Dawn Paley, 1 Jun 2011


Selling Snow Birds on Honduras

A Canadian developer who made millions on porn has big plans for an impoverished, and angry, fishing village. Who's buying?

By Dawn Paley, 14 Dec 2010


Life and Death Underground: Media Missed Moment to Show Truth

While press fastened on rescue of Chileans, the human toll of global mining went ignored.

By Dawn Paley, 19 Oct 2010


Up close and personal with Mexico's drug war

By Dawn Paley, 18 Oct 2010


Fish Lake's Top Defender, Joe Alphonse

If feds approve lake-killing mine, First Nations will escalate the fight, says Tsilhqot'in leader.

By Dawn Paley, 11 Oct 2010


North Coast town council asks BC municipalities to stand against oil tankers

By Dawn Paley, 29 Sep 2010


Olympics ‘beautiful’ but IOC spoils cities: noted sportswriter Dave Zirin

By Dawn Paley, 20 Jan 2010


In Honduras, Ratings Zoom for Radio Watchdog

Radio Globo, raided by military and driven underground, is back on the air.

By Dawn Paley, 13 Dec 2009


Youths massacred in Honduras; state won't investigate

By Dawn Paley, 9 Dec 2009


Vancouver names Oct. 24 Climate Action Day

By Dawn Paley, 22 Oct 2009


'H2Oil' Tears up the Tar Sands

Documentary focusing on Fort Chipewyan becomes a powerful tool for climate change activists.

By Dawn Paley, 9 Oct 2009


National copyright talks kick off in Vancouver

By Dawn Paley, 22 Jul 2009


Turning Down a Gold Mine

In Guatemala, angry locals vote no, but BC firm presses on.

By Dawn Paley, 7 Feb 2007


Power Is Young in France

Youth, unions sense opportunity in labour law reversal.

By Dawn Paley, 14 Apr 2006