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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

Basic Outline of a Proposed Housing Campaign for APC

Publication type: 
Miscellaneous
Author(s): 
Mike
Date: 
2003-02-05
Pages: 
1
Summary: 
This outlines a housing campaign for the Anti-Poverty Committee addressing the affects of unaffordable housing on poor and working people, tenant's rights, and squatter's rights through tactics of education (i.e. research, postering, demonstrations, etc.) and direction action (casework, occupations, street mobilizations, etc.).
Keywords: 
housing; poverty; homelessness; tenants' rights; squatters; aboriginal people; Woodsquat; social movement

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

Seasons Greetings from the Woodwards Social Housing Coalition and the Woodwards Squatters

Publication type: 
Letter / Correspondence
Author(s): 
Woodwards Social Housing Coalition
Date: 
2002
Pages: 
3
Summary: 
This is a holiday card from the Woodwards Social Housing Coalition and Woodwards Squatters that thanks their supporters. It reflects on the successes of the Woodwards squat in drawing attention to the proposed sale of the building by the BC Liberals and in working towards government action on social housing and homelessness.
Keywords: 
Woodwards; Woodsquat; building community support; social housing; homelessness; coalition-building; BC Liberals; housing policy

Woodwards Social Housing Coalition

Publication type: 
Brochure / Leaflet / Pamphlet / Information Sheet
Author(s): 
Woodwards Social Housing Coalition
Pages: 
2
Summary: 
This is a pamphlet for the Woodwards Social Housing Coalition, which outlines its strategy for a community model for the development of the Woodwards site. It describes the recent history of community mobilization around Woodwards and social housing, and a community based process of consultation, building community, and economic development. It calls for people's support in this struggle for human rights.
Keywords: 
Downtown Eastside (DTES); Woodwards; social housing; community mobilization; Woodsquat; government; community consultation; BC Liberals

Woodsquat Chronology Notes - Leyden

Publication type: 
Miscellaneous
Author(s): 
Vidaver, Aaron
Date: 
2003-12-05
Pages: 
6
Summary: 
These are notes chronicling the Woodward's squat as provided by Jim Leyden. It focuses on the various events, groups and actions during the squat. It discusses actions before the start of the squat, relationships amongst different actors in and outside the squat, and issues and concerns of the squat, including its ending.
Keywords: 
Woodwards; Woodsquat; community mobilization; history

New Poetry from the Woodwards Squat - Tom Danberger

Publication type: 
Poster
Date: 
2003-01-11
Pages: 
1
Summary: 
This is a poster for a reading at the Kootney School of Writing by Taum Danberger, a member of the Woodwards 54.
Keywords: 
Woodwards; Woodsquat

Anti-Poverty Committee News #8

Publication type: 
Newsletter
Author(s): 
Anti-Poverty Committee
Date: 
2002-10
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: ""We Will Win! The Woodwards Squat and the Movement Against the Liberal Government"" (on the squat's fight for housing and rights of the poor against the BC Liberals and Vancouver police), ""Police Riot in East Vancouver"" (on police violence against protesters at a rally organized against Premier Campbell at Britannia), ""Record of Police Abuses and Violence"" (on police violence and intimidation), ""APC Legal Defence Fund"" (on the legal organizing againt police victimization of APC activists), ""Other News: APC Supports Fired Worker"" (on supporting a worker's fight for a healthy and safe working environment and the right to union organize), ""The Fight for Social Housing"" (on the attempts by Woodward's squatters to negotiate their demands with BC Housing, developer Geoff Hughes, and the provincial and municipal governments), ""Other Actions: Roast the Liberals"" (on MLA Mayencourt's attack on the queer community), ""Squat Report from Across the Nation"" (on squats in Quebec City and Toronto), and ""The Campaign to End Campbell's Training Wage: Community Meeting: APC Vows to Target Businesses and Government"" (reporting on campaign building against the training wage). It also announcements upcoming events, describes its basis of unity, and ways to get involved through meetings and donations.
Keywords: 
social movements; community mobilization; poor; Vancouver Police Department (VPD); social housing; BC Liberals; squatting; Woodwards; Woodsquat; activists

APC Film Night - ""Finally got the news

Publication type: 
Poster
Author(s): 
Anti-Poverty Committee
Pages: 
1
Summary: 
This is a poster for a film night hosted by the Anti-Poverty Committee, where the film, ""Finally Got the News"" is being viewed.
Keywords: 
racism; activism; media

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

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