The following statement was delivered by listen chen on behalf of Alliance Against Displacement at Vancouver City Hall on Wednesday, March 13, 2018, in response to Vancouver Rape Relief’s application for a Direct Social Services grant. The following day, City Council voted to divest from Vancouver Rape Relief, passing an amendment that the 2019 grant […]
Events and Updates
A resolution from Anita Place Tent City calling on the Province of British Columbia to bypass Maple Ridge Council and create permanent homes now, emailed to Minister Robinson on March 7, 2019. See the accompanying letter here. Seizing homeless peoples’ heaters is a punitive, irrational, and cynical way to pursue fire safety that is consistent with the City of Maple Ridge’s punitive, irrational, cynical, hateful approaches to […]
Tuesday March 5th, 4:00pm outside Anita Place tent city on 223rd St and 117 Ave.
Support Anita Place Tent City – call for fire safe heating now, and for the Province to buy the apartment building across the street for social housing at 100% welfare/pension rate.
Alliance Against Displacement statement about dropped and remaining criminal charges from the Nanaimo Schoolhouse Squat The Nanaimo Schoolhouse Squatters had our third court appearance on Tuesday February 19th. Of the 27 people charged with Break and Enter, 21 have had their charges dropped entirely. The Nanaimo Crown told those whose charges were dropped that they […]
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.
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.