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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  • From Camp Namegans to marching as one October 2, 2018
    On Saturday September 29th, the community that has been marching and fighting alongside the Namegans homeless in Saanich and Langford, just outside Victoria BC, marched again to break a police blockade and support their friends against a hostile government and the anti-homeless mob. The Volcano is publishing two eye-witness testimonies of this most recent fightback […]
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  • Fight the Doug Ford Tories! Statement from Ontario Coalition Against Poverty September 26, 2018
    Doug Ford is now Premier of Ontario and a hard right, class war Tory Government is in power. Our message is that their agenda of austerity, war on the poor, attacking workers’ gains, targeting migrants, gutting public services, racism, bigotry, environmental degradation and trampling on Indigenous rights, is inevitable only if we allow it to […]
    Ontario Coalition Against Poverty
  • Cops Everywhere, Justice Nowhere: Layers of Policing in Surrey September 26, 2018
    The investment-based economies and social program cuts of neoliberal austerity regimes create crises within working class communities. To maintain this social order, that crisis needs to be managed lest it give rise to unmanageable resistance. Layered policing is an efficient, even necessary, means of control and regulation that allows the causes of these crises to […]
    Jeff Shantz, Critical Criminology Working Group, Surrey
  • Remembering Harold Lavender, founding editor of the Downtown East and Volcano Newspapers September 25, 2018
    Harold was committed to making radical politics real: they believed radical left and anti-colonial ideas are the political heartbeat of the streets, and that only revolutionary anti-capitalist politics held solutions to the problems that press so violently on our people every day. This brief selection of Harold’s work captures these core principles, and - we […]
    Ivan Drury
  • In memory of Harold Lavender September 25, 2018
    The last time I spoke with Harold was a couple of weeks ago before they went into the hospital. They mentioned that they were going to visit their sister, Dierdre in Winnipeg and asked to meet for a coffee and conversation once they returned home from their long trip. We planned to be in touch […]
    Sarah Sheridan
  • “The Judge has taken away our protection” September 25, 2018
    Friday's decision in Nanaimo and the earlier decision in Saanich means that the courts have joined the politically bankrupt politicians and hateful anti-homeless property owners in irrationally calling for the expulsion of homeless people from communities. If the Saanich and Nanaimo decisions are any indication, the Courts are no longer a sanctuary from anti-homeless hysteria. […]
    Ivan Drury
  • “They broke the camp site but not the movement”: Namegans homeless outmaneuver the NDP’s police repression September 25, 2018
    On the day of their court-ordered displacement, residents, organizers, and supporters of Camp Namegans tent city rallied for a protest in Rudd Park in Saanich, British Columbia – Lekwungen territories of the Esquimalt and Songhees Nations. As media set up their cameras, a U-Haul truck pulled up and we got to work putting all of […]
    Laura Paul

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