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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Alliance Against Displacement Campaigns

  • Homes not Hate and Anita Place Tent City // Maple Ridge

    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 Campaign and Tenant Defence Network // 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 Against Criminalization

    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.
  • Super InTent City Society // 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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  • “We’re not eggs in an omelette, we are people”: Burnaby finally embraces inclusionary zoning, but it won’t stop demovictions and displacement August 11, 2018
    The vacuum that Mayor Corrigan and Mayoral candidate Hurley are jostling to appear to fill is between the NDP’s development-at-all-cost City politics and the new uncompromisingly anti-eviction political pole set up in the streets and apartment buildings of Metrotown. Regardless of the electoral outcome, there is no doubt that Burnaby’s electoral landscape has been reset […]
    Zoe Luba, Emily Luba, Cecile Revaux, Sean Phipps
  • Take to the streets to fight the far right August 8, 2018
    The last decade has seen the rise of far right, anti-immigrant, white supremacists groups across the world, from Europe to Turtle Island. Some of these groups, like the Canadian chapter of the Soldiers of Odin [SOO], are savvy enough to sanitize their Islamophobic, racist ideologies to the public, while openly engaging in virulently racist hate […]
    listen chen
  • Homes not Nazis! August 8, 2018
    This weekend, in Portland Oregon and Nanaimo British Columbia, the descendants of the worst relics of history’s most racist and imperialist powers are out in the streets. Soldiers of Odin, a white supremacist, anti-immigration, fascist group is marching to “end” a tent city that is home to hundreds of displaced and dispossessed people. But rather […]
    Cecile Revaux
  • How I Celebrated Pride: Fighting fascism in British Columbia’s peripheral cities August 8, 2018
    On Sunday August 5th, 2018 the 40th annual Vancouver Pride march took place. At the same time, the fascist organization Soldiers of Odin and ad hoc hate group called Action Against Discontent City marched on the nearly 3-month old tent city in Nanaimo. As a working-class queer trans woman, I knew we needed to defend […]
    Laura Paul

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