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Housing Action Committee (VA)

Publication type: 
Letter / Correspondence
Author(s): 
Housing Action Committee
Date: 
2004-03-15
Pages: 
1
Summary: 
This is a message to those involved with the Vancouver Agreement from the Housing Action Committee. It asks that money intended for the Downtown Eastside community not be given to the Vancouver Police Department for further persecution and harassment of the poor. It asks for housing for the homeless, not enforcement.
Keywords: 
Vancouver Agreement; harassment; poor bashing; Vancouver Police Department (VPD); housing

Housing Action Committee Report

Publication type: 
Newsletter
Author(s): 
Housing Action Committee
Date: 
2003-03-5
Pages: 
2
Summary: 
This is a newsletter of the Housing Action Committee (HAC). It reports on the relationship between the government and slumlords and describes a potential 'guest fees' legislation for residential hotels, which HAC are fighting against. It also discusses the Canadian housing crisis, housing policy, and their effects in Vancouver. It provides its mission statement and lists meetings and upcoming actions.
Keywords: 
Downtown Eastside; housing; harassment; poor; housing policy; homelessness; tenant rights

Woodwards Squat Continues Despite Police Raid

Publication type: 
Web Page / Electronic Reproduction
Author(s): 
Lindsay, Nicole
Date: 
2002-09-21
Pages: 
2
Summary: 
This reports on the eviction of the squatters from the Woodwards building by the Vancouver Police, ending their week long occupation. It describes the actions of the police and the arrest of 54 of the squatters, as well as outlines the their conditions of release and plans for upcoming actions to continue the fight for social housing.
Keywords: 
social housing; Woodwards; Woodsquat; Vancouver Police Department (VPD); legal issues; community mobilization

Campbell is declaring war on the poor

Publication type: 
Brochure / Leaflet / Pamphlet / Information Sheet
Pages: 
2
Summary: 
This is a fact sheet on changes to welfare policy brought in my the BC Liberals and Gordon Campbell, which are described as 'attacking the most needy and vulnerable British Columbians'. It provides comparative statistics and explanation of the changes to income assistance, single parent benefits, and others.
Keywords: 
BC Liberals; welfare policy; welfare cuts; work; poor

No Olympics! Mobilization Against the 2010 Olympic Bid!

Publication type: 
Poster
Author(s): 
Anti-Poverty Committee
Date: 
2003-03-05
Pages: 
1
Summary: 
This is a poster for a march and rally against the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic bid. It demands an end to the Disability Review Process, the restoration of social housing funding, a reversal of the welfare cuts, and that no Olympics be held on unceded aboriginal land.
Keywords: 
demonstration; Olympics

Stop Campbell's Training Wage

Publication type: 
Poster
Author(s): 
Anti-Poverty Committee
Date: 
2002-11-04
Pages: 
1
Summary: 
This is a poster for a demonstration against the training wage and the B.C. Restaurant and Foodservices Association (BCRFA), who have lobbied the BC Liberal party for it. It calls for the building of a movement against the lowering of employment standards and against the provincial government.
Keywords: 
demonstration; business; training wage; BC Liberals

Safe Streets a Dead End

Publication type: 
Poster
Author(s): 
Anti-Poverty Committee
Date: 
2004-06-24
Pages: 
1
Summary: 
This is a poster for a demonstration at the annual meeting of the Downtown Vancouver Business Improvement Association. It protests a proposed 'Safe Streets Act' that would affect panhandlers, squeegee people, and the homeless.
Keywords: 
demonstration; Safe Streets Act; BC Liberals; panhandling; homelessness; Business Improvement Association

Tent City Movie Night!

Publication type: 
Poster
Author(s): 
Anti-Poverty Committee
Date: 
2003-10-16
Pages: 
1
Summary: 
This is a poster for a movie night, featuring the films Victory Tent City, Poverty Outlaw, and OCAP's Tent City. The event includes speakers discussing the fight for social housing and welfare in Vancouver.
Keywords: 
social housing; tent city; squatters

Re: Community Actions

Publication type: 
Letter / Correspondence
Author(s): 
Leyden, Jim
Date: 
2002-09-06
Pages: 
1
Summary: 
This is a letter from Jim Leyden, Steering Committee Member of the Peoples Opposition calling for support of a week long series of rallies and direct actions against the Liberal Corporate agenda and Gordon Campbell's attack on the poor.
Keywords: 
BC Liberals; funding cuts; welfare cuts; tactics; privatization; demonstration; community mobilization

Woodwards Squat, Friday Sept. 20

Publication type: 
Web Page / Electronic Reproduction
Author(s): 
Lindsay, Nicole
Date: 
2002-09-20
Pages: 
2
Summary: 
This documents describes the first week of the Woodwards squat. It discusses the context of the squat starting (particularly a lack of affordable housing and funding cuts) and the different processes that have occurred to keep it going, such as meetings, press releases, and donations. It also comments on individuals active in the Woodwards squat and the necessity of the squat, but also the fatigue that the squatters are feeling.
Keywords: 
Woodwards; Woodsquat; homelessness; media; community mobilization; activism; social housing; funding cuts

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