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.
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.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
When: Monday, April 30, 2018, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM Where: Surrey City Central Library, Room 418 (Ambedkar Room, fourth floor), 10350 University Drive, Surrey (next to Surrey Central Skytrain Station) Experiments are being carried out in Surrey to develop new strategies to manage “social disorder” through policing. We see the devastating effects of these […]
When: Monday, March 26, 2018 6:30 – 8:30 pm Where: Surrey City Centre Library 10350 University Drive (just west of Surrey Central Skytrain Station) Dr. Ambedkar Room (fourth floor) The focus for the second “Conversation on Community Safety” meeting will be policing poverty in Surrey. The City’s response to the homeless crisis on 135A Street […]
In late November 2017, a video of 135A Street was taken from the dashboard of a car slowly moving south along the street. The video showed dozens and dozens of tents crammed together along the sidewalk. In the video, it is raining, and people briefly come in and out of view as they survive conditions […]
What: Voices from community struggles to end police violence, social worker control, and the colonial regulation of our bodies When: Friday September 15, 2017 6:30 – 8:30 pm Where: Surrey Central Library Room 418 (Ambedkar Room, fourth floor) 10350 University Drive, Surrey (next to Surrey Central Skytrain Station) After decades of neoliberal economics and government austerity policies inequality […]
“Why put cops on outreach?” Homeless Strip residents pull back the veil on an open air prison operating in the heart of Surrey
On Monday May 1st, homeless residents of Surrey’s 135A “Strip” spoke out to the media against the police occupation of their two-block long tent camp. Approximately 100 people live on the industrial street under constant police surveillance and the constant regulatory gaze of civic bylaw officers who interrogate and direct their every move. Overcoming the […]