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Art Class

Publication type: 
Poster
Date: 
2004-02-04
Pages: 
1
Summary: 
This is a poster for an art class to be held at the Stanley.
Keywords: 
Portland Hotel Society

Women-Only Writing Fightback Workshop

Publication type: 
Brochure / Leaflet / Pamphlet / Information Sheet
Date: 
2003-08
Pages: 
1
Summary: 
This announces a women-only writing workshop at the Kootenay School of Writing.
Keywords: 
community mobilization; women

Anti-Poverty Committee News #10

Publication type: 
Newsletter
Author(s): 
Anti-Poverty Committee
Date: 
2003-01
Pages: 
4
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: ""APC One Year Later"" (reflecting on APC's first year organizing against Gordon Campbell's attacks on the poor), ""Against the War and Deportation!"" (on the exploitation and victimization of refugees and immigrants), ""Direct Action Casework Victory!"" (on the flying squad's direct action against BC Hydro), ""Disability Forum: Survive and Resist the Cuts"" (on forums to address changes and cuts to Disability Benefits), ""Woodward's Update: Historic Woodward's Struggle Continues..."" (on the end of the squat and continued struggles of the residents council). It also lists upcoming events, states their basis of unity, and ways to get involved through meetings and donations.
Keywords: 
community mobilization; Woodsquat; disability benefits; BC Liberals; Olympics; immigration; racism; protest

To All Squatters and Supporters of the Woodsquat

Publication type: 
Brochure / Leaflet / Pamphlet / Information Sheet
Author(s): 
Anti-Poverty Committee
Date: 
2002-11-10
Pages: 
1
Summary: 
This is a leaflet announcing that volunteer lawyers associated with Pivot will be taking affidavits from individuals involved with the Woodwards squat, which will be used to fight the City of Vancouver's injunction.
Keywords: 
legal issues; Woodwards; Woodsquat

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

Speaking Notes

Publication type: 
Miscellaneous
Date: 
2002-11-08
Pages: 
2
Summary: 
These appear to be speaking notes for the Squatters Meeting called by the Woodward's Social Housing Coalition. They discuss the original goal of the action at Woodward's, as drawing attention to the potential sale of the building by the Campbell government, but which has turned into an action aimed at homelessness and social housing. It also discusses the incorporation of the Coalition and its future direction such as pressuring the government for social housing.
Keywords: 
Woodwards; Woodsquat; social housing; BC Liberals; homelessness; housing policy; squatters

Oct 17th Workshop to Stop the Cuts

Publication type: 
Letter / Correspondence
Author(s): 
Woodwards Social Housing Coalition
Date: 
2003-10-17
Pages: 
1
Summary: 
This is a letter to business people in the Downtown Eastside community to attend a workshop that will address social housing and poverty in BC, organized by the Woodwards Social Housing Coalition. It describes how provincial cuts to social assistance will affect everyone in the community and the need for a broad based coalition to challenge the proposed legislation.
Keywords: 
government policy; homelessness; poverty; funding cuts; community mobilization; strategy; social assistance; social housing

Detox Info Session

Publication type: 
Poster
Date: 
2004-02-17
Pages: 
1
Summary: 
This is a poster for a detox info session to be held at the Stanley.
Keywords: 
Portland Hotel Society; detox

A Call out for all those Woodwards Squatter's who were assaulted or lost property

Publication type: 
Poster
Author(s): 
Woodward's Legal Defense Committee
Date: 
2003-02-14
Pages: 
1
Summary: 
This is poster announcing a meeting for squatters who were assaulted or lost property during the Woodsquat eviction. A civil court action against the City of Vancouver and the Vancouver Police Department (VPD) is to be pursued.
Keywords: 
legal issues; eviction; Woodwards; Woodsquat

Anti-Poverty Committee News #9

Publication type: 
Newsletter
Author(s): 
Anti-Poverty Committee
Date: 
2002-11
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: ""Resist and Survive the Cuts to Disability!"" (on the reapplication process and the organization of a Disability Forum), ""Give It or Guard It!"" (on a national social housing campaign), ""Casework Action: APC Makes Court Injunction Threat to Ministry of Human Resources"" (on the threat of violence against women due to Ministry's family maintenance process), ""Campaign Against the Cuts to Women's Services"" (on mobilizing on women's issues), ""BCFRA: We Will Fight You All the Way"" (on the BC Restaurant and Foodservices Association's advocating for the training wage), ""APC Actions: APC Goes to the Police Board"" (on questioning the police violence at the Woodward's squat and the Britannia police riot), ""Other Actions: APC Goes to City Hall"" (on the sale of the Woodward's building), ""Tents in the Heart of the City: An Update on the Woodward's Squat"" (on the city injunction against the squat and the continued struggle for social housing in the building), ""Other News: Woodward's 54 Update"" (on dropped charges against the 54 arrested squatters), ""Pivot Releases Damning Report of Police"" (on ""To Serve and Protect"" which describes Vancouver's police brutality), ""QUAK Attacks Liberals"" (on the actions of Queers United Against Kapitalism), ""Hands Off Iraq!"" (on a March for Peace demonstration) and ""Other News: APC Goes to Penticton"" (on a solidarity action). It also lists upcoming events, states their basis of unity, and ways to get involved through meetings and donations.
Keywords: 
community mobilization; disability benefits; social housing; BC Liberals; Vancouver Police Department; training wage; violence against women; Woodwards; Vancouver City Council; protest

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