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Stop City Council Erasing Low-Income Housing

Publication type: 
Brochure / Leaflet / Pamphlet / Information Sheet
Author(s): 
Carnegie Community Action Project
Pages: 
2
Summary: 
This is a leaflet encouraging people to support the Hotel Conversion and Demolition Control By-law through putting pressure on the Vancouver City Council to enact it. It describes the by-law and states how it will help address homelessness.
Keywords: 
housing; Vancouver City Council; residential hotels; homelessness

It Can't Get Any Worse, Get Out and Vote!

Publication type: 
Brochure / Leaflet / Pamphlet / Information Sheet
Date: 
2002-11-16
Pages: 
2
Summary: 
This leaflet encourages people to vote in the municipal election and lists the COPE candidates that are running.
Keywords: 
municipal government; COPE

Obstruction of In-Justice: Chain-'Em-Up!

Publication type: 
Newsletter
Author(s): 
Collective Opposed to Police Brutality - Vancouver
Date: 
2002-11
Pages: 
14
Summary: 
This is a newsletter (vol. 1, no. 4) of the Collective Opposed to Police Brutality - Vancouver that provides information, analysis, and critique of police actions locally, nationally, and internationally. Its feature the article - 'The Vancouver Police Board: An Unaccountable Fraud,' the Special Report - 'Queers Winnng Against Mayencourt' (MLA Mayencourt), and the Prolife - ""Anti-Terrorist Unit Uses Excessive Force On Indigenous Family'. Its Local News section includes: 'To Serve and Protect: A Report On Policing in the Downtown Eastside,' 'Surrey School Board Goes to the Dogs,' 'RCMP In Nanaimo Target Working Women,' 'Woodsquat: An Update,' 'Downtown Eastside (DTES) To Be 'Nuked',' 'Vernon RCMP Officers Complete Taser Training,' 'COPB-VAN Responds to Vernon RCMP,' 'Police in Burnaby Fail to Notify Public of Attacks,' 'Chillier Climate for Victoria and Vancouver Panhandlers,' 'The KKKops and the Premier,' 'City Politicians Call for Changes to Vancouver Police Board,' and 'Spit-In a Success.' The National News section includes 'Breaking News: Toronto Cops are Racist!' 'Killer Victoria Cops on the Loose,' and ''Give It or Guard It'.' The International News section includes: 'The Biggest International Pig Fest' (MN, USA), '500 Years of Colonisation Continues' (NY, USA), 'Cops Attack a High School' (CA, USA), 'Cops Face Charges' (OH, USA), 'Cops Hate Homeless' (OR, USA), 'Ivory Coast Cops Attack Public Transport Drivers' (Ivory Coast), 'Bombed Cops' (Pakistan), 'UN Police Fire Eleven Bosian Cops' (Bosnia-Herzegovina), 'Cop Boxed Knockout' (Germany), 'Sinn Fein Protests Office Raids' (Northern Ireland), 'Politeness Costs 3 Teeth' (France), 'Ninjas' (Angola), 'Polish Worker's Have No More Patience!' (Poland), 'Beaten Cops Complain ... it hurts!' (France), ''Nothing Says I Love You Like Diamonds'' (Congo), 'Bombs Away' (Colombia), and 'Youth Torch Pig's Car' (France). Throughout, the group advocates anti-oppression, anti-capitalism, and the democratic control of policing by communities.
Keywords: 
police brutality; Vancouver Police Department (VPD); poor; Woodsquat; activists; government; queer; media; aboriginal rights; Downtown Eastside (DTES); class discrimination; violence against women; legal issues; sex workers

Obstruction of In-Justice: Homes Not Jails

Publication type: 
Newsletter
Author(s): 
Collective Opposed to Police Brutality - Vancouver
Date: 
2002-10
Pages: 
14
Summary: 
This is a newsletter (vol. 1, no. 3) of the Collective Opposed to Police Brutality - Vancouver that provides information, analysis, and critique of police actions locally, nationally, and internationally. It features the articles: 'Our Take' on the Woodward's squat and the responses by the Vancouver Police Department (VPD), the policies of the BC Liberals, and other squats in Canada (Toronto, Quebec City); 'Special Reports - Police Riot in East Vancouver' (reprinted from Indy Media - Vancouver) on the police violence against demonstrators awaiting Gordon Campbell at the Eastside Family Place. The Local News section, includes the articles: 'VANDU Gets a Human Rights Award,' 'Law Allowing Cop Searches Struck Down,' 'VDP Chief Jamie Says No to Legal Pot,' 'Kimberly Rogers Womyn's Bridage Member ????Such??? Victoria KKKops,' 'Police Steal Homeless People's Possessions,' 'Search Warrants Aren't a Licence to Abuse Inhabitants,' 'Night Cook Viciously Beaten by VPD KKKops,' 'Family of Missing Women Sue Police,' 'Drug Cop Says We Need Detox not Arrests,' 'Gay/Transgender Bashing Allowed by Police Indifference,' 'Police Terrorize East Vancouver Family,' 'Barbaresh Win Round 1 of Court Battle with U$A,' 'BC Police Complaints Commissioner Kills Probe,' 'RCMP Don't Give a Shit about Lesbian Campers Being Terrorized,' and 'Gastown Business Improvement Association (BIA), A Report from Our Inside Mole.' The National News section includes articles: 'Riot Police Attach Pro-Palestinian Demonstrators at Concordia University' and 'Homeless Killed by Cops' (in Montreal). Lastly, the International News section includes articles: 'Silence Dissent by Any Drug Necessary' (USA), 'Felony Assault on Animals' (PA, USA), 'Pigs Protect Pigs' (MA, USA), 'Impunity Again and Again' (WA, USA), 'Commemorating September 11?' (Chile), 'Cops' Assault on Anarchist' (Belarus), 'Killed for Heating and Water' (Azerbaijan), 'Police=Mental Virus' (France), ''No Border': Repression Goes On' (France), 'Police=Terrorist' (Spain), 'Celebrating 48 Dead Cops' (Nepal), ''We Don't Need Police Approval'' (Hong Kong), and 'Spies Don't Pay' (South Korea). Also included are two fliers, one for a demonstration at the upcoming VPD Broad Meeting and a 'Profile' on VPD and Mayday 2001 activists, along with ads for upcoming meetings and actions, including those of Vancouver Cop Watch. Throughout, the group advocates anti-oppression, anti-capitalism, and the democratic control of policing by communities.
Keywords: 
police brutality; Vancouver Police Department (VPD); Campbell; Woodsquat; squatting; drug legalization; legal issues; homelessness; homophobia; racism; class discrimination

Chants

Publication type: 
Miscellaneous
Date: 
2003-08-09
Pages: 
1
Summary: 
This is a list of chants for the Wake Up! Rally that is demonstration against the provincial government's attacks on women and children put on by the Organizers Training Group.
Keywords: 
demonstration; housing; poor; women

Wake up! Rally

Publication type: 
Media Release
Author(s): 
Organizers Training Group
Date: 
2003-08-09
Pages: 
1
Summary: 
This is an announcement for a rally against provincial government's attacks on women and children put on by the Organizers Training Group.
Keywords: 
demonstration; housing; poor; women

drawing of Woodward's

Publication type: 
Miscellaneous
Pages: 
1
Summary: 
This is a drawing of a Woodward's redevelopment proposal.
Keywords: 
Woodwards

They Call it Struggle for a Reason

Publication type: 
Newsletter
Author(s): 
Ontario Coalition Against Poverty
Date: 
2002-07
Pages: 
8
Summary: 
This is a newsletter for the Ontario Coalition Against Poverty, a direct-action anti-poverty organization based in Toronto, Ontario. It includes the following articles: 'How the Tories Manufacture a Housing Crisis,' 'Call to Open the Pope Squat,' 'Why Squat?' 'Housing Companies Take Notice,' 'Overview of Toronto's Housing Disaster,' 'Successful Building Take Over in Quebec City,' 'June 15th Legal Update,' 'Legal Latest,' 'A 'Smart Border': The Canadian State Rushes to Keep up with its Racist and Regressive Neigbour,' 'Latest Victories in the Fight Against Immigration Canada,' 'Successful Rally for Immigrant and Refugee Rights...Where was Coderre?' '8000 Strong No One is Illegal March in Ottawa,' 'Fighting Back Across the Country' (with news from anti-poverty organizations in Vancouver BC, Victoria BC, Belleville ON, Ottawa ON, Calgary AB, Kitchener-Waterloo ON, Montreal QC), 'Direct Action Casework Victories,' and 'Disturbing the Peace of the Ruling Class: Shayesteh Mohammadian's Statement to the Court.' Issues discussed include squatting, welfare and housing policy in Ontario, immigration and security policy at the national level, the G8 at Kananaskis, and specific cases of direct action advocacy work in Toronto and across the country.
Keywords: 
welfare policy; housing; government policy; squatting; poverty; Ontario; homelessness; immigration policy; racism; advocacy; legal issues

APOV News Flash

Publication type: 
Newsletter
Author(s): 
Anti-Poverty Coalition Victoria
Date: 
2002-09-28
Pages: 
4
Summary: 
This is a newsletter of the Anti-Poverty Coalition (Apo) in Victoria, BC. Addressed in this issue are: the Woodwards squat, which provides information of its demands, evictions and arrests, and ways to support its fight for social housing; direct action that protested changes to welfare policy and disrupted Murray Coell (Minister of Human Resources) speech at the provincial Liberal's AGM; victories in Apo's advocacy with single mothers seeking welfare; and a story about Donna Ambers' protest against the illegal abduction of her granddaughter by the Ministry of Children and Family Development. It announces weekly panhandling for poor families. It also provides Apo's mission statement.
Keywords: 
Woodwards; Woodsquat; squatters; social housing; poverty; welfare policy; BC Liberals; social movement; Victoria, BC

Obstruction of In-Justice: Pickton, Pigs and Politicians

Publication type: 
Newsletter
Author(s): 
Collective Opposed to Police Brutality - Vancouver
Date: 
2002-12
Pages: 
14
Summary: 
This is a newsletter (vol. 1, no. 5) of the Collective Opposed to Police Brutality - Vancouver that provides information, analysis, and critique of police actions locally, nationally, and internationally. This issue focuses on Vancouver's missing women, the election of COPE, and squatting. It includes articles on: recently elected mayor Larry Campbell, 'Why Anarchist Hate the Cops,' and an indigenous person's experience of police brutality. Other sections included are: 'Special reports' - on the Victoria Memorial Arena Squat, the national squatting movement, and homelessness; 'Local news' - on police attacks on Guns and Roses fans, sexist comments made by VPD officer and a RCMP officer, dropped charges against Woodwards squatters, privacy and the Public Safety Act, a Woodwards update, an attack against the safe injection site by US white house drug Czar, police negligence in terms of missing women, and community policing; 'National news' from Saskatoon, Calgary, Toronto, Ottawa, and Winnipeg; and 'International news' from USA, Nepal, Chile, China, Italy, Mongolia, India, UK, among others. It also includes a page of protest songs set to the tune of Christmas carols.
Keywords: 
police brutality; crime; Vancouver Police Department; poverty; squatting; violence against women; safe injection site; racism
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