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.

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  • 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. […]
    listen chen
  • Life After Death – Getting Harm Reduction Activism Out Of The Grave May 16, 2018
    The news that March 2018 holds the second highest overdose fatalities in the history of British Columbia is heartbreaking; 161 people died from overdoses in just one month. It is also heartbreaking that drug users are defined by their absence and death. We are stereotyped as zombies, hungry ghosts or corpses to be collected and […]
    Allison B. Barker & Ashley Mollison
  • “One of the Most Ferocious Days our People Have Witnessed” May 16, 2018
    On Sunday May 13th, senior members of the Donald Trump administration gathered in Jerusalem for the opening of the Israeli United States Embassy. Among the U.S. delegates were Trump’s daughter and son-in law as well as senior advisor and Treasury Secretary, Jared Kushner and Steve Mnuchin. In the coming weeks Kushner is scheduled to release […]
    Laura Paul
  • Breaking private property and the challenge of fighting colonialism May 15, 2018
    In May of 2017 the Movimento dos Trabalhadores Rurais Sem Terra, or Landless Workers Movement (MST) published a manifesto condemning “the criminalization of social movements and violence in the countryside.” Since a judicial coup removed Brazil’s social democratic president, Dilma Rousseff from power in 2016, there has been an increase in reactionary violence targeting the […]
    Sean Phipps

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.