Alliance Against Displacement is now Red Braid Alliance for Decolonial Socialism!

Alliance Against Displacement is a grassroots organization that organizes with communities facing displacement in British Columbia. Our goal is to support the development of people’s power in working class and Indigenous communities and build alliances between our struggles.
Alliance Against Displacement is a grassroots organization that organizes with communities facing displacement in British Columbia. Our goal is to support the development of people’s power in working class and Indigenous communities and build alliances between our struggles.

Updates and Events

  • Red Braid Alliance for Decolonial Socialism Launch Party
    January 14, 2020
    You are invited to celebrate our relaunch! On February 1st, Alliance Against Displacement is relaunching under a new name, with a new basis of unity, and a broader mandate as: Red Braid Alliance for Decolonial Socialism! Over six years ago, a small group of activists in the Downtown Eastside formed the Social Housing Alliance. In
  • We fight for Wet’suwet’en sovereignty, the extinction of fossil fuel capitalism, and the defeat of Canada
    January 10, 2020
    On the morning of Sunday January 5th 2020, all five clans of the Wet’suwet’en nation called for solidarity actions to support their decision to evict Coastal Gaslink from their territories. This eviction action is a direct challenge to the ruling released on January 1st by Chief Justice Church of the Supreme Court of British Columbia,
  • 2019 Year in Review
    December 31, 2019
    What did we get up to in 2019? Alongside communities in struggle, we organized 14 press conferences, 10 rallies, 6 reading groups, 3 marches, and a tour across
  • Emergency rally to defend Sanctuary Tent City
    November 22, 2019
    On Saturday morning, rally to defend residents of Surrey's Sanctuary Tent City from police- and bylaw-enforced

Announcements List

Alliance Against Displacement Campaigns

  • Homes not Hate and Anita Place Tent City // Maple Ridge

    Homes Not Hate Maple Ridge is a campaign to end hatred against the homeless, insecurely housed, poor, and low-income residents of Maple Ridge. Alliance Against Displacement supports grassroots community organizing and organic leaders in Maple Ridge to overturn poor-bashing views and call on City Council to support tent cities in the area and building social housing for those in need.
  • Stop Demovictions Campaign and Tenant Defence Network // Burnaby

    The Stop Demovictions Burnaby campaign is a grassroots community organizing project to stop evictions and mass displacement in the Metrotown area of Burnaby. The campaign is organized by the Alliance Against Displacement, ACORN Burnaby, and Metrotown Residents Association, alongside residents of the Metrotown apartments facing demoviction.
  • Surrey Against Criminalization

    The City of Surrey has the largest RCMP detachment in the country, and it grows larger every year. At the same time, homelessness continues to rise as incomes fall behind skyrocketing rents, governments refuse to build permanent social housing, and vacancy rates plummet. In Surrey we are fighting for affordable, adequate, accessible, and secure housing, and against the power of cops, courts and prisons.
  • Super InTent City Society // Victoria

    In Victoria, Alliance Against Displacement works with SIC Society (formed by residents of Super InTent City, a tent city that operated from 2015-2016), others who are homeless or living in precarious housing and in punitive ‘supportive’ housing, and housed supporters. Our focus is on ending violence against people living in poverty, especially the violence caused by governments, cops, and social workers, which takes the form of criminalization, containment, surveillance, and other systematic means of marginalizing, excluding, and punishing people for being poor.
  • Discontent City // Nanaimo

    For over 300 homeless residents, Discontent City is an important site of collective survival that makes solidarity, safety, and care possible. But Discontent City residents still deal with daily harassment and violence from police, anti-homeless bigots, and organized fascists – namely, the white supremacist group, the Soldiers of Odin. At Discontent City, just like at Anita Place tent city in Maple Ridge, anti-homeless bigotry takes on an intensity that differs from the hatred and prejudice expressed towards homeless people in larger urban centres like Victoria and Vancouver.

Headlines from the Volcano Newspaper

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  • Inside the Hothouse Squat April 4, 2020
    It was a small walk from our meeting point to the squat, and we all walked in small groups to respect the COVID-19 protocols and to look less heaty.  Me being the slowest of our little group, I pretty much came in last and ambled in the open door. A friend and I cleared the […]
    Tana Copperthwaite
  • RCMP evict Surrey’s Hothouse Squat but cannot stop the #Squat2Survive movement April 3, 2020
    On April 1st 2020, in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, dozens of poor and homeless people and supporters took over the vacant North Surrey Recreation Centre. With support from Red Braid Alliance for Decolonial Socialism, they launched the “Hothouse Squat” and called on others to join the #Squat2Survive COVID-19 movement.  The “Hothouse” squat made […]
    listen chen
  • Gentrification and COVID-19: Fast-tracking the death of Surrey’s poor April 3, 2020
    When the City of Surrey forcibly dismantled the homeless camp along 135A Street in June 2018, only 160 people received rooms in temporary modular housing. Everyone else was left to survive in shelters, on the streets, or in the bush. “They act like clearing the Strip was a huge success,” said Wanda Stopa, a homeless […]
    Isabel Krupp
  • Canada’s federal $107 billion COVID-19 aid package props up banks on the backs of the poor March 28, 2020
    Canada’s $107 billion “COVID-19 Aid Package”, passed on March 20, is a slap in the face to every working and Indigenous person in Canada. As we lose our jobs and hear from landlords that rent will still be expected on April 1st, those of us who are not already mobilized in communities and mutual aid […]
    Tyler Gaudet

<i>The Volcano</i> 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 <a href=”http://thevolcano.org”>thevolcano.org</a>.

Each week <i>The Volcano</i> publishes an online newsletter with articles and updates on events, actions, and politics around British Columbia.