The Volcano publishes news for working-class, low income, and Indigenous peoples across British Columbia, Canada. The newspaper is printed and distributed four times a year, and also maintains a web presence at Each week The Volcano publishes an online newsletter with articles and updates on events, actions, and politics around British Columbia and beyond.

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  • Maple Ridge wins partial court injunction against Anita Place Tent City, but the camp remains in place and residents can keep their cabins February 21, 2019
    On Friday February 8th, BC Supreme Court Justice Grauer released his judgement on the City of Maple Ridge’s application for an injunction against the nearly two-year old Anita Place Tent City. Justice Graur granted the City of Maple Ridge most of what it asked for: enforcement power for two fire orders that includes a War […]
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  • Defend the Schoolhouse Four and break the back of property rights! February 20, 2019
    Alliance Against Displacement statement about dropped and remaining criminal charges from the Nanaimo Schoolhouse Squat The Nanaimo Schoolhouse Squatters had our third court appearance on Tuesday February 19th. Of the 27 people charged with Break and Enter, 21 have had their charges dropped entirely. The Nanaimo Crown told those whose charges were dropped that they […]
    Alliance Against Displacement
  • Canada’s anti-immigrant, pipeline loving “Yellow Vests” confronted by anti-fascists at Vancouver City Hall February 19, 2019
    On Saturday, February 9 2019 a “Stand up to Racism” rally was organized at Vancouver City Hall to counter a meeting of the racist Yellow Vests. People started gathering at 11am as a small group of Yellow Vests stood in front of City Hall. Members of the East Indian Defense Committee, BCGEU, the Revolutionary Communist […]
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  • Hands off Venezuela! Canada’s subversion of Venezuelan sovereignty is motivated by corporate greed February 14, 2019
    On Saturday February 9th, dozens of people gathered on the steps of the Vancouver Art Gallery to protest against the US-Canadian-EU backed coup attempt in Venezuela. The rally was preceded by a large gathering in support of the striking CUPE Art Gallery workers, who then hung around off to the side during the “Hands off […]
    Nino Pagliccia
  • Should Surrey keep the RCMP or create a municipal police force? Neither. February 13, 2019
    The Surrey Board of Trade (SBOT), a business lobby group with a history of pushing for the criminalization of poor people and expansion of police resources, is concerned about Mayor McCallum’s move to a new, municipal police force. The Board of Trade has spent years nurturing a relationship with the RCMP that is favorable to […]
    Jeff Shantz
  • Burnaby’s Housing Task Farce: A developer-heavy housing task force won’t stop Metrotown demovictions February 6, 2019
    In his neighbourhood of Metrotown, Alaidjah sees lots of homes being built, “but not affordable homes”. At a press conference outside Burnaby City hall on Monday January 28th, he described passing by a construction-prepped gaping hole and soon-to-be-tower where he used to live: “On one of their advertising slogans they say ‘building a community’ but […]
    Emily Luba & Zoe Luba
  • We can’t vote away police violence: Elections and policing in Surrey February 5, 2019
    The following is based on Lenee Son’s talk, prepared in collaboration with Isabel Krupp, at Alliance Against Displacement’s panel on BC’s municipal elections, “About that White Progressive Sweep”, and is part of The Volcano’s primer on Metro Vancouver’s 2018 civic elections. Crime was the number one issue in the 2018 Surrey election according to polls. But “crime” is an ambiguous term—it […]
    Lenee Son & Isabel Krupp

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