As Hurley’s term begins, Stop Demovictions Burnaby’s work will intensify. While we must celebrate our movement’s successful dethroning of the demoviction king, this victory is far from a reason to stop fighting. Our imaginations and hopes will not be restrained by what politicians inside colonial chambers bound by capitalist walls think is possible. Stop Demovictions will not only hold Hurley accountable, but relentlessly challenge him to go beyond a moratorium as we continue organizing in the streets to defend Metrotown as a working class and Indigenous neighbourhood.
Spend the surplus! Metrotown residents challenge candidates to do “more than a moratorium” and use the budgetary surplus for non-market housing
Burnaby’s mayoral candidate Mike Hurley and his supporters in the Green Party have created a major challenge to Mayor Corrigan’s long rule with their centrepiece campaign promise of stopping demovictions in Metrotown. They have picked up the grassroots Stop Demovictions Burnaby campaign’s long standing demand for a “moratorium on demovictions” until existing purpose built rental housing can be replaced. Stop Demovictions Burnaby and Metrotown tenants facing demoviction challenge Mayoral candidate Mike Hurley and the Green Party to adopt our vision of “more than a moratorium!” and implement policies to preserve the working class and tenant-majority character of Metrotown.
They get elected, we get evicted: Going beyond the inoffensive reforms of progressive political parties and the politics of the professional managerial class
AAD’s position on the 2018 municipal elections in British Columbia The 2018 municipal elections in British Columbia are significant in two ways: one, they are dominated by “the housing crisis,” a term that refers both to the frustrations of members of the professional managerial class who feel entitled to owning a detached house with a […]
Stop Demovictions Burnaby Townhall: Development without Displacement Wednesday Sept 12th 6:30 – 8:30 PM Third Floor Burnaby Neighbourhood House (4460 Beresford St. ; across from Metrotown Skytrain station)
Stop Demovictions Burnaby is publishing a monthly newsletter featuring articles, poems and other pieces related to the colonial and capitalist roots of evictions in Metrotown. Please see links for the July and August copies. Burnaby Newsletter_July2018_Final Burnaby Newsletter_August2018_Final
Join your neighbours in the struggle against the root cause of the demovictions crisis in Metrotown: colonialism and capitalism. On Tuesday, July 10th from 6:00pm – 8:00pm, at the Burnaby Neighbourhood House across from the Metrotown Skytrain Station (third floor room), we will come together to continue to fight against profit-driven displacement and colonial property laws. […]
On Saturday, June 30th, over 150 residents were evicted from the 62 units of housing at 6525, 6559 and 6585 Sussex Avenue. Most had already been intimidated and pressured into leaving, and the few who remained were forced to finally pack up and leave their homes. The Sussex evictions are one site in an endless […]
Rally at Sussex Avenue to resist the ongoing cycle of evictions and displacement in Metrotown. Where: 6525 Sussex Avenue, Burnaby (across from Metrotown Skytrain station) When: Sunday July 1st @ 3:00PM On Saturday, June 30th, the over 150 residents of 6525, 6559 and 6585 Sussex Avenue will face eviction. Most have already been intimidated, scared […]
The Tenant Eviction Defense Network believes that only by tenants organizing themselves, supporting each other and resisting together can we break the endless cycle of demovictions. The government or the corporate landlords won’t stop our constant displacement; it’s up to us to put a wrench in the spokes of the demoviction machine. Join us on Wednesday, June 6th at 6:30pm at the Burnaby Neighbourhood House (4460 Beresford Street, third floor) across from the Metrotown Skytrain Station to plan how we can fight together to break the cycle of demovictions.