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Agh! You’re still here? My new site and weblog, is now up and running; new posts are building up over there, never to be mirrored here. Go! What are you waiting for? All the stuff worth keeping has been migrated over to the new server, and I don’t anticipate making any more posts here.

Bloggers and webmasters: Update your links! Simply replace with in your blogrolls or bookmarks to point to the new site. Old posts will remain on this server for as long as the people at Blogger/Google allow them to remain; unfortunately, I’m not going to bother to come up with any way of converting permalinks on this blog to their corresponding posts on the new site. Yes, I plead laziness. I also realize the irony of switching away from Blogger just it starts to add features that the demanding blog nerds insist upon.

Thanks for reading and linking, and see you over at!

—Ian King, December 13, 2004

Monday, November 25, 2002

A profile of Vancouver city councillor-elect Jim Green

The longtime Downtown Eastside activist has finally won elected office after failed bids for the Vancouver mayor's chair in 1990 and for the provincial legislature in 1996. Incidentally, Green's chief rival in both races was current B.C. premier Gordon Campbell.

Vancouver Sun reporter Doug Ward looks at Green's long and varied career, from his childhood in the Deep South to his days as a labourer, then as an advocate for Vancouver's inner-city residents.

Green will formally take office on December 2, when the new city government is sworn in. However, he's not twiddling his thumbs in the week until he takes office; Green has been working to find more suitable shelter for the Woodward's squatters, and working with his new councilmates to firm up the new council's agenda for their first few weeks in office.
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