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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  • Sovereign Forever, Never Surrender! Vancouver rally continues the long legacy of struggle against the White Paper June 22, 2019
    On Monday May 27th, a “Rally 4 Indigenous Rights” event was organized outside the Vancouver Art Gallery (VAG) on unceded Coast Salish territory to resist the termination of Indigenous rights through what organized called Prime Minister Trudeau’s “White Paper 2.0.” The rally opposed three Bills that had been slated for June, but which Minister of […]
    Karina Fagerstom-Castro
  • Fear of a Tent City: The City of Coquitlam ordered the RCMP to break up ‘We Exist’ Tent City as soon as it began June 21, 2019
    On June 13th, Tri-Cities homeless activists and supporters launched the ‘We Exist’ tent city to create a space to be for homeless community and to fight for homes for all. The camp was immediately broken up by the RCMP, acting on a pre-existing encampment “operations” plan prepared in advance by the City of Coquitlam. As […]
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  • Gallery Gachet celebrates mental health and diversity in their new exhibit, “Mad Pride | Mad Honey” June 21, 2019
    As a part of an international Mad Pride movement, this particular exhibit that runs at Vancouver’s Gallery Gachet until the end of July is named after a psychoactive wild honey that can be either “a natural remedy or a paralyzing toxin” depending on the dose. The paintings of Jujube Jacinto embody this line between euphoria […]
    Dani Cooper
  • BC NDP orders RCMP to shut down Ridge Meadows Overdose Prevention Site June 8, 2019
    In BC, the rapid expansion of harm reduction services has prevented more than 3,000 possible overdose deaths during a 20-month period, according to a report from the BC Centre for Disease Control. There were 2,177 deaths during this period, but without overdose prevention sites, the number of overdose deaths would have been 2.5 times as […]
    Alliance Against Displacement
  • “We’re always under suspicion”: Surrey youth contend with their experiences of policing and criminalization June 4, 2019
    Anti-Police Power Surrey’s (APPS) high school workshop, A Thin Blue Line? Thinking Critically About Policing, encourages students to develop a critical analysis of policing, reflect on their experiences of criminalization, and imagine a world without police. Racialized youth are a focal point of the gang panic in Surrey, but are rarely given the opportunity to […]
    Isabel Krupp & Karina Fagerstrom-Castro
  • Possibilities emerging beyond a “Real Estate State” May 29, 2019
    Academics and housing activists meet in Vancouver for a discussion of the limits and potentials of urban planning around for-profit real estate On Tuesday May 21st, The Mainlander and Vancouver Tenants Union co-hosted a panel featuring Samuel Stein, author of the recently published Capital City: Gentrification and the Real Estate State. The panel focused on […]
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  • Infiltrating the imaginations of children at RCMP Surrey’s “Police Week” 2019 May 23, 2019
    On Saturday May 11th, the RCMP held an open house at their Surrey headquarters to launch “police week,” an annual police public relations celebration. Anti-Police Power Surrey (APPS), an activist group focused on ending the police dominance of public spaces and social services in Surrey under the slogan “divest from police and invest in community,” […]
    Ivan Drury

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