SURREY, BC (Unceded Coast Salish Territories): Homeless residents of Sanctuary Tent City sent a letter to Fire Chief Larry Thomas on Thursday, July 25, calling for the Surrey Fire Department to cooperate with their efforts to increase fire safety at the camp. “We’re taking proactive steps to make the camp as safe as possible,” said […]
Flyers have been circulating throughout Guildford in North Surrey, spreading myths and promoting hate against drug users and the homeless community in an effort to block a proposed supportive housing project in the neighbourhood. The 63-unit project is being discussed at the next Surrey City Council meeting, alongside a second proposed supportive housing project, which […]
Surrey Bylaw Enforcement is threatening to displace over 50 homeless people, who are camping in a wooded area near Bridgeview, which campers call ‘Sanctuary.’ Wanda Stopa, a resident of the camp, says, “We have nowhere else to go. This is our home, it’s our sanctuary, and we won’t let them take it from us.” The […]
Surrey Bylaw officers threaten to displace new homeless camp, homeless campers announce plans to resist
For Immediate ReleaseMonday, July 8, 2019 SURREY, BC (Unceded Coast Salish Territories): Surrey bylaw enforcement officers are threatening to displace over 50 homeless people, who are camping in a wooded lot off of King George Blvd past 112th Ave, which campers have named ‘Sanctuary.’ On Tuesday, July 9, campers are holding a news conference to […]
Former residents and friends of the Surrey Strip are gathering to share food, music, and memories of loved ones who are no longer with us – the fallen friends of 135A Street. Everyone is welcome!
PRESS CONFERENCE | Former residents of the Surrey Strip: “The only difference is now we’re scattered and hidden”
Unceded Coast Salish Territory (Surrey): One year has passed since police, city workers, and social workers cleared nearly 100 tents off the 135A Street “Surrey Strip”. Homeless activists say the anniversary is nothing to celebrate. “They haven’t dealt with homelessness. They’ve just dispersed it,” said Bonnie, a former resident of the Strip. Wanda, who lived […]
Saturday, May 11, 20191:00 pm – 3:00 pmSurrey RCMP Main Detachment14355 57 Ave, Surrey Please invite your friends and share widely! You can count on the Surrey RCMP to show up at community events and festivals, take selfies, and hand out stickers to kids. This is part of a concerted effort to normalize the massive […]
SURREY, UNCEDED COAST SALISH TERRITORIES: On March 29, Nona McEwan and Randy Crosson were killed during an alleged hostage taking and police standoff in Surrey, BC. The Independent Investigations Office of BC (IIO) waited over a month, until May 2, to confirm that both deaths were the result of multiple shots fired by the RCMP. […]
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.