In the aftermath of the brutal RCMP take down of the Schoolhouse Squat – an action devoted to building homeless people’s autonomy and survival by holding space in an abandoned public school – social media has become a hotbed of slander and outright lies. Nanaimo-Ladysmith School Board Chair Steve Rae shared photos of the school […]
SCHOOLHOUSE SQUAT JAIL SUPPORT & PRESS CONFERENCE WHAT: Press conference and jail support for Schoolhouse Squatters WHERE: Nanaimo RCMP, 303 Prideaux, Snuneymuxw Territory WHEN: Sunday October 7, 12:30 pm Show up to support the Schoolhouse Squatters! If you can’t, we encourage people to phone the Nanaimo RCMP (1-250-745-2345) and demand the release of the squatters, […]
Discontent City and Alliance Against Displacement plan a counter-rally against an anti-homeless march in Nanaimo organized by “Action Against Discontent City” and the white supremacist gang Soldiers of Odin. UNCEDED SNUNEYMUXW TERRITORY (NANAIMO): On Sunday August 5th, the far right, white supremacist group Soldiers of Odin will join an ad-hoc group of anti-homeless bigots organized […]
Residents of Camp Namegans fight for their lives as the City of Saanich applies for a Court order to break up their sanctuary
On Wednesday July 25th, the day after being served with notice of Saanich’s injunction application, the residents of Camp Namegans held a news conference to announce their determination to resist this displacement and their resistance against Canada’s claim to legal jurisdiction and police power on unceded Indigenous lands. In the words of camp founder Chrissy Brett, “It is shameful that the government is trying to break up this community space. Shame on Canada, shame on the Province, and shame on the City of Saanich. If they break up Camp Namegans our people will die; fighting to defend this camp is a fight for our lives.”
“Defending tent city is a fight for our lives”: Residents of Camp Namegans speak out as the City of Saanich applies for a Supreme Court injunction
The City of Saanich has served Camp Namegans with a notice that they have applied for a Supreme Court injunction to displace their tent city. For two months, the Indigenous-led tent city has provided a home, community, and a place for healing for over 90 Indigenous and non-Indigenous homeless people who were previously dispersed across Saanich and Victoria.
Join us this Friday, July 13th, in Nanaimo for a public panel and discussion: Poverty & Discontent: The roots of anti-homeless hate. Friday, July 13th at 7:00pm Beban Park Social Centre, 2300 Bowen Road, Nanaimo On May 17, 2018 the founders of Discontent City set up tents in an unused lot at the edge of […]