Alliance Against Displacement is a grassroots organization that organizes with communities facing displacement in British Columbia. Our goal is to support the development of people’s power in working class and Indigenous communities and build alliances between our struggles.
Alliance Against Displacement is a grassroots organization that organizes with communities facing displacement in British Columbia. Our goal is to support the development of people’s power in working class and Indigenous communities and build alliances between our struggles.

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  • Maple Ridge | Homes not Hate

    Homes Not Hate Maple Ridge is a campaign to end hatred against the homeless, insecurely housed, poor, and low-income residents of Maple Ridge. Alliance Against Displacement supports grassroots community organizing and organic leaders in Maple Ridge to overturn poor-bashing views and call on City Council to support tent cities in the area and building social housing for those in need.
  • Stop Demovictions Burnaby

    The Stop Demovictions Burnaby Campaign is a grassroots community organizing project to stop evictions and mass displacement in the Metrotown area of Burnaby. The campaign is organized by the Alliance Against Displacement, ACORN Burnaby, and Metrotown Residents Association, alongside residents of the Metrotown apartments facing demoviction.
  • Surrey

    Alliance Against Displacement has begun organizing in Surrey with a focus on homeless communities gathered on 135A Street, known as “the Strip.” The constant presence of the RCMP constructs the Strip as a site of criminality. Not only are poor people subjected to government theft of their belongings (including medications, ID, treasured photos, family ashes, etc.), they are routinely under surveillance and targeted for potential bylaw infractions and criminal activity.
  • Victoria

    In Victoria Alliance Against Displacement works with SIC Society (formed by residents of Super InTent City, a tent city that operated from 2015-2016), other people living in temporary or otherwise precarious housing and in punitive ‘supportive’ housing, and housed supporters such as Homes Not Hate. Our focus is ending violence against people living in poverty, especially violence caused by governments, cops, NIMBYs, social workers, and others through criminalization, containment, surveillance, and other systematic means of marginalizing, excluding, and punishing people for being poor.

Headlines from the Volcano Newspaper

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  • Arrests in Nanaimo as homeless campers resist an attempt by RCMP and the City to sabotage safety and self-determination at DisconTent City May 24, 2018
    Five residents and supporters from Nanaimo’s DisconTent City were briefly arrested in the morning of Tuesday, May 22nd  after resisting the removal of the tent city’s front gate by city workers. Under the guise of creating unfettered access for cops, city workers removed the fenced gate where homeless residents greet and document guest visits. Nanaimo […]
    Ivan Drury
  • Discontent City’s space of resistance provides relief for homeless people besieged by the RCMP and City of Nanaimo May 24, 2018
    On Thursday, May 17, 2018, a new tent city emerged in an unused city lot on the port lands above the railway tracks in Vancouver Island’s second largest city of Nanaimo. Within two hours of homeless campers Gina Watson and Mike Pindar setting up their tents, 30 more people had streamed in and joined Discontent […]
    Ivan Drury
  • DisconTent City Founding Declaration May 24, 2018
    We homeless, low-income communities are the heart and soul of Nanaimo. We are taking unused City-owned property to protect ourselves against the hostility of the government and property owners because we experience safety in numbers, and to improve our lives and better contribute to the community we love. We acknowledge that the land we are […]
    DisconTent City
  • Tenants in Hamilton challenge the international capitalist class May 22, 2018
    On May 1st, International Workers Day, tenants in an apartment complex in Hamilton, Ontario, started a rent strike to protest proposed rent hikes and long overdue building repairs. The complex, Stoney Creek Towers, is home to a mix of low-income, working class, and immigrant households, many of whom are living on disability or income assistance. […]
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The Volcano publishes news for working-class, low income, and Indigenous peoples across British Columbia, Canada. The newspaper is printed and distributed four times a year, and also maintains a web presence at thevolcano.org. Each week The Volcano publishes an online newsletter with articles and updates on events, actions, and politics around British Columbia.