Rally against police power on November 24 at 2:00pm outside Surrey City Hall. Massive funding for police comes at the expense of social programs and resources, like community centres and youth programs, which could actually address some of the root causes of violence in our communities. By divesting from the police, we can invest in real community solutions.
Events and Updates
Alliance Against Displacement extends solidarity to The Village, a self-organized homeless camp in East Oakland (Ohlone territory) that is facing an eviction today. Their story is all too familiar to homeless people and their allies in British Columbia: Namegans Nation in the Greater Victoria Region was evicted five times this fall, while Discontent City in […]
Free panel and discussion New date – Tuesday November 27, 2018 / 7:00pm Grandview-Calvary Baptist Church / 1803 East 1st Avenue (One block East of Commercial Drive. Accessibility info below.) The results of this year’s municipal election in Vancouver mark the return of two political forces to dominance at city hall: #ProgressiveSweep, and #VancouverSoWhite. Both claims mask […]
Join us for a panel and discussion Thurs, Nov. 8, 7:00 pm at KPU. Members of Anti-Police Power Surrey will discuss issues related to “crime” and policing, including the gang panic, the criminalization of poverty, immigration detention, and alternatives to policing.
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.
Anti-Police Power Surrey is organizing to push back against the relentless expansion of police power and calling for the City of Surrey to divest from the police and invest in the people. Our first action was a simple outreach effort at the mayoral debate at Aria Banquet Hall on Tuesday, October 16th. We showed up with placards that read “Defund Police” and “Invest in our Communities,” distributed over 200 pamphlets, and had conversations with people as they filed into the hall.
Three Alliance Against Displacement organizers speak about the roots of the housing crisis; how homeless Indigenous and working class people are organizing to meet their immediate needs for shelter, safety, and community; building a revolutionary political force in the streets; legal and political strategies; resisting the hard power of the police and the soft power of social workers; urban Indigenous political identity and struggle; ongoing state repression from city and provincial governments; community self-defence; building dual power through land relations; and more.
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 […]
“Nanaimo is following the letter, not the spirit of the law”: Discontent City returns to court as Mayor McKay fumbles the displacement of tent city
SNUYNEMEXW TERRITORY (NANAIMO): As the court-ordered deadline approaches for the displacement of the tent city on Nanaimo’s waterfront, Mayor Bill McKay can’t seem to get his story straight about whether or how he will order police to scatter hundreds of homeless people out into the streets of his town. Speaking to one reporter the day […]