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 […]
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!
MAPLE RIDGE (Unceded Kwantlen & Katzie territories): This week, the Province announced that it will be pushing ahead with a new temporary, supportive modular housing project in Maple Ridge. While members of the homeless community in Maple Ridge welcome the gesture of a provincial intervention, they are disappointed that Minister Robinson’s solution is not permanent social housing, […]
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 […]
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.
“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 […]
Nanaimo ignores the Province’s request to delay the eviction of Discontent City; sends three hundred people into the streets
SNUNEYMUXW TERRITORY (NANAIMO): On Tuesday October 9th at a regular meeting with representatives of Discontent City, Nanaimo’s Director of Public Safety and Fire Chief Karen Fry announced that the City is rejecting the Province’s offer of support to keep the tent city open until 170 new rooms in Atco trailers are ready. Fire Chief Fry […]
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 […]