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.
Update on the Schoolhouse Squat and BC Housing’s new announcement about housing and the destiny of Discontent City Two big things happened on the Friday of the Thanks-taking weekend: the Provincial government made an announcement about Discontent City, and a group of 24 camp residents and supporters started a squat at the abandoned Rutherford Elementary […]
Politicians are celebrating the news that the 135A “Surrey Strip” is going indoors as social workers have begun moving residents of the iconic 3 year old camp into 160 Atco trailer rooms. But homeless residents of the Strip and advocates with Alliance Against Displacement are not uncritically celebrating. They see the move as the beginning […]
Residents of Anita Place Tent City respond to BC Housing’s announcement of plans to build 55 units of supportive housing in Maple Ridge saying the plan is not enough and too institutional. MAPLE RIDGE, UNCEDED KWANTLEN AND KATZIE TERRITORY: On Tuesday March 5th, the Province of British Columbia announced that they have bought a plot […]