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Friends of the Woodwards Squat

Letter to the Editor of The Vancouver Courier

Publication type: 
Letter / Correspondence
Author(s): 
Vidaver, Aaron
Date: 
2002
Pages: 
1
Summary: 
This letter refutes representations of the Woodward's squat and particularly the tactics used by the police that appear in a Vancouver Courier article. It describes the police brutality experienced by the squatters.
Keywords: 
media; squatting; Woodwards; Woodsquat; police brutality

Anti-Poverty Committee News #10

Publication type: 
Newsletter
Author(s): 
Anti-Poverty Committee
Date: 
2003-02
Pages: 
8
Summary: 
This is a newsletter of the Anti-Poverty Committee, an anti-capitalist and anti-oppression organization fighting for the rights of poor and working people in Vancouver, BC. This issue includes the articles: ""No One is Illegal: Refugees Deported, APC Members Arrested"" (on a demonstration against the deportation of Kobra and Hassan to Iran), ""APC One Year Later"" (reflecting on APC's first year organizing against Gordon Campbell's attracks on the poor), ""Against the War and Deportation"" (on the exploitation and victimization of refugees and immigrants), ""The War at Home"" (on the oppression of immigrants within Canada), ""Surviving and Resisting the Disability Cuts"" (on forums to address changes and cuts to Disability Benefits), ""Poverty is Violence Against Women"" (on the cutbacks as forms of state violence against women), ""HEU Resistance: Not Alberta Bound: The Chilliwack Laundry Blockade"" (on privatization of services by Fraser Health Authority), and ""The Take Down of the Woodward's Squat"" (on the various outcomes for the Woodward's squatters). It also has ""Upcoming Disability Actions,"" ""Direct Action Casework Victory,"" ""Definition of Flying Squad,"" ""HEU Action Update,"" and ""Other News"" (that the Lower Mainland Coalition for Social Justice has reformed). It also states their basis of unity and ways to get involved through meetings and donations.
Keywords: 
community mobilization; Woodsquat; demonstrations; BC Liberals; racism; disability benefits; homelessness; immigrants; protest

The APC Book

Publication type: 
Miscellaneous
Author(s): 
Anti-Poverty Committee
Date: 
2004-09-22
Pages: 
3
Summary: 
This provides comments on a rough draft description of the work of the Anti-Poverty Committee (APC) and the Downtown Eastside Residents Association (DERA) in defending the rights of tenants being evicted from various buildings (i.e. Marr hotel, Passlin hotel, and Dunsmir house) in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver. It suggests more discussion of APC's strategies and tactics in connection to their overall goals. The rough draft is included.
Keywords: 
evictions; tenant rights; COPE; homelessness; development; gentrification; City bylaws; Olympics; residential hotels; Anti-Poverty Committee; poor; strategies

327 Carrall Street

Publication type: 
Poster
Date: 
2003
Pages: 
1
Summary: 
This is a poster for a drug user run safe injection site. It lists the available services.
Keywords: 
safe injection site

Dear Camper

Publication type: 
Letter / Correspondence
Date: 
2002-11-23
Pages: 
1
Summary: 
This is a letter stating that welfare applications and shelter is available for the camper for a limited time through the Carnegie Centre.
Keywords: 
welfare assistance; temporary shelter

Dear Camper

Publication type: 
Letter / Correspondence
Date: 
2000-11-29
Pages: 
1
Summary: 
This is a notice to campers at the Woodward's squat that the City of Vancouver will be enforcing an injunction that requires the clearing of the sidewalk of obstructions, such as tents, mattresses, etc. It states there is assistance available at the Carnegie Centre, as well as to get there. [note: year may be a misprint of 2002]
Keywords: 
city bylaws; housing

Say No to War on Iraq

Publication type: 
Poster
Author(s): 
Peace Coalition
Pages: 
1
Summary: 
This is a poster for a rally against the war on Iraq and a march for peace organized by the Peace Coalition.
Keywords: 
demonstration

Copwatch Vancouver. We Watch the Cops

Publication type: 
Training / Education Manual
Author(s): 
Copwatch Vancouver
Date: 
2002-09
Pages: 
20
Summary: 
This is a CopWatch manual. It outlines the organization's purpose and goals, describes laws (criminal and municipal bylaws) and possible offences, and provides non-violent tactics for observing and recording the actions of police.
Keywords: 
police brutality; Vancouver Police Department (VPD); CopWatch Coalition; community building; legal issues; City bylaws; right; tactics

The Long Haul (vol. 12, issue 7)

Publication type: 
Newsletter
Author(s): 
End Legislative Poverty
Date: 
2003-08
Pages: 
12
Summary: 
This is a newsletter of End Legislative Poverty, The Long Haul. This issue features the articles: "Why is the Provincial Government Funding Polygamists?" on funding to Bountiful; "CBC Uncovers Documents on the Welfare Time Limit"; "Tent Cities open in Montreal and Vancouver"; Letters from readers on "Mental Health on the Sunshine Coast" and "A Reaction to the I.O.C. Decision Accepting Vancouver to Host the 2010 Winter Olympics"; "Great Escapes" on ELP volunteer Bernie Boyd; "Three Month Anniversary of the Safe Injection Site" and the Four Pillar Approach; "What's up with our Schools?" on cuts; "Women's Equality Minister's Hands Are Tied" a report by the BC Coalition of Women's Centres; "Vancouver Status of Women's Response to Welfare Changes in BC"; "The Power of a Tenants Union" on the Residential Tenancy Act; "Proud of What?" criticizing MLA Lorne Mayencourt ; "The Victory Squat - Vancouver"; "Tent City - We Demand Decent Housing for Everyone!"; "Squatting in Peterborough - Ontario"; "Kitchener Squat - Ontario"; "Discovering the Real Heartlands" and Community Rights Against Poverty (C.R.A.P.); "Women in Men's Prisons Unacceptable"; "Turmoil at Ministry for Children and Family Development puts Families, Children at Risk"; "Psychiatric Survivors Speak Out at United Nations"; Front Line Advocacy Workers's survey "Facing the Cuts: A Survey for Advocates and Service Providers Working with Welfare and Poverty Issues in BC"; "Open Letter to Friends and Allies of People with Disabilities"; "Attention Women Advocates" concerning the cuts that affect violence against women; and "Time Limit Meeting". It also has a listing of advocates around British Columbia, cartoons, upcoming events, and advertisements from affiliated groups.
Keywords: 
poverty; welfare cuts; rights; government; BC Liberals; policy; activism; housing; squatting; women

The Long Haul (vol. 12, issue 3)

Publication type: 
Newsletter
Author(s): 
End Legislative Poverty
Date: 
2003-03
Pages: 
12
Summary: 
This is a newsletter of End Legislative Poverty, The Long Haul. This issue features the articles: "Take to the Streets" on the two year limit welfare legislation; "Domestic Workers and Caregiver Rights"; "Great Escapes" on Ken Patterson's satirical drawings; "International Women's Day in Surrey BC" about budget cuts; BC Hydro Update; "A Battle Won" about DERA's successful advocacy for tenants of the Empress Hotel; "Save Our Water" on international and national policy, including NAFTA; "Putting Food First" on food security and policy; "Housing Action Committee" reporting on demonstrations, housing, and guest fees; "What's Been Happening in the DTES?" about rallies, gentrification, and squatter updates; "New Pharmacare Program is not 'Fair' Care for Everyone" on discrimination against seniors; "30 Years of Pay Equity Progress at Risk from Government's Health Privatization Plans" a report from the Hospital Employees Union; "Cuts to Trans Healthcare in BC" on changes in Medical Service Premium coverage; "UBC and the Liberals: Hand in Hand Pushing Workers Down" about Teacher's Assistants; "Olympic Bid Struggle Largely Over"; "Misery Ministry and BC Woes" on income assistance; "APC Launches Campaign against BC Liberal Welfare Laws"; "Sandwich Artists and Slumlords"; "Front Line Advocacy Workers - Appealing denial of disability benefits reassessment"; and a PovNet Update. It also includes letters from readers, coming events, cartoons, and advertisements for affiliated groups.
Keywords: 
poverty; welfare cuts; rights; government; BC Liberals; demonstrations; policy; activism; housing; women

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