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Anti-Poverty Committee News #18

Publication type: 
Newsletter
Author(s): 
Anti-Poverty Committee
Date: 
2004-05
Pages: 
2
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: ""Hope Village Fights for the Right to Sleep in Peace"" (on the proposal for a legal tent city brought before COPE and the need for shelter and social housing), ""Safe Streets: Safe for Who?"" (on the Safe Streets Coalition's proposed legislation against panhandling and squeegeeing which are described as attacks on the poor and homeless), and ""Dissent Members and HEU Right IWA Local"" (on actions against the leader of an IWA Local that is not working on the behalf of the members but for the BC Liberals). It also states their basis of unity, lists ways to get involved through meetings and donations, and announces that their office has moved.
Keywords: 
BC Liberals; homelessness; Business Improvement Association; unions; tent city; social housing; aboriginal homelessness

Fight for Survival

Publication type: 
Poster
Author(s): 
Anti-Poverty Committee
Pages: 
1
Summary: 
This is a poster stating 'Fight for Survival'.
Keywords: 
Anti-Poverty Committee

The Real Impacts of Enforcement

Publication type: 
Brochure / Leaflet / Pamphlet / Information Sheet
Pages: 
2
Summary: 
This presents information from scientific studies on the impact of enforcement on the health of drug users and the drug market. It presents local evidence from the Vancouver Injection Drug Users Study and from the British Columbia Centre for Excellence for HIV/AIDS. All suggest that increasing enforcement affects visibility of drug market, but does not decrease drug use or drug user's safety.
Keywords: 
drug use; police; drug safety; drug policy

Schedule of Events

Publication type: 
Letter / Correspondence
Author(s): 
Leyden, Jim
Date: 
2002-09
Pages: 
1
Summary: 
This is a draft plan for four days of actions showcasing issues in different locations of the city of Vancouver such as Woodwards, Blood Alley, 49th and Elliot, and Killarney Gardens. Day long events include entertainment, speakers, meals, Kangaroo Court, workshops, banner making, and so on.
Keywords: 
community mobilization; protest; tactics

Set-up for Homeless Advocacy Centre

Publication type: 
Miscellaneous
Pages: 
17
Summary: 
This outlines the needs and rationales for setting-up a homeless advocacy centre to address the holistic needs of the homeless, with both outreach and in-house services. Suggested outreach services include clothing and blanket distribution, hot chocolate and fruit distribution, high risk identification log, referral services, housing, mental health, clinics, and escort and transportation services. In-housing services include a community kitchen, food club, advocacy services, health clinics, rights and services workshops, community access, and job club.
Keywords: 
homelessness; advocacy; community capacity building; outreach; housing and health

Rally for the Squat

Publication type: 
Poster
Date: 
2002-11-25
Pages: 
1
Summary: 
This is a poster for a rally at Woodward's to defend it against police enforcement of an injunction. It also states that the Squat Emergency Response Team will make an announcement concerning a move to a safe location.
Keywords: 
Woodwards; Woodsquat; police; demonstration

Rally at Woodwards

Publication type: 
Poster
Date: 
2002-10-05
Pages: 
1
Summary: 
This is a poster for a rally at Woodward's to bring attention to homelessness and legislated poverty at which bands will performing, featuring DOA, and an open mike.
Keywords: 
community mobilization; homelessness; demonstration; Woodwards; Woodsquat

Anti-Poverty Committee News #16

Publication type: 
Newsletter
Author(s): 
Anti-Poverty Committee
Date: 
2004-02
Pages: 
2
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 an Action Update: ""Safe Streets' A Dead End"" (on a 'pan-in' organized by the Housing Action Committee, the Anti-Poverty Committee, and End Legislated Poverty protesting the Safe Streets Act proposed by the Business Improvement Association) and ""Don't Be Fooled: BC Welfare Legislation Remains Oppressive to the Poor"" (on cuts to income assistance that will affect people on disabilities, single parent families, and others). It also states their basis of unity and lists ways to get involved through meetings, donations, and the Active Community Presence: Mass Advocacy Campaign.
Keywords: 
Woodsquat; poor-bashing; rights; government policy; BC Liberals; community mobilization; welfare cuts

Rally! All out to defend Woodwards Squatters!

Publication type: 
Brochure / Leaflet / Pamphlet / Information Sheet
Author(s): 
Anti-Poverty Committee
Date: 
2002-09-23
Pages: 
2
Summary: 
This leaflet announces a demonstration at the Woodwards building in support of the squatters' demand for social housing. It describes the broken promises of social housing by the BC Liberals, the police violence against the squatters and homeless people, and the need for a massive mobilization to defeat this government.
Keywords: 
demonstration; Woodwards; Woodsquat; squatters; community mobilization; social housing; police brutality; homelessness

The Fear of Falling Backwards and Guests

Publication type: 
Brochure / Leaflet / Pamphlet / Information Sheet
Pages: 
1
Summary: 
This is a leaflet for a benefit show for the Safer Injection Site.
Keywords: 
safe injection site

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