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Anti-Poverty Committee News #7

Publication type: 
Newsletter
Author(s): 
Anti-Poverty Committee
Date: 
2002-09
Pages: 
4
Summary: 
This is a newsletter of the Anti-Poverty Committee, an anti-capitalist and anti-oppression organization fighting for the rights of poor and working people in Vancouver, BC. This issue includes the articles: ""Fight! Fight! Fight! Welfare is a Right! APC Welfare Demo a Success"" (on a demonstration and building solidarity against changes to welfare assistance), ""Fight Gordon Campbell's Training Wage!"" (on the BC Liberal's attack on workers and their organizing against it), ""What is Direct Action Casework?"" (on APC's role as an advocate for social assistance and disability benefits, fighting against evictions, among others), and ""Poverty in Palestine: An International Analysis"" (on chronic malnutrition and poverty caused by the US backed Israeli occupation of Palestine). It also reports on Other News - ""Housing Action Committee,"" ""Racist Attacks in Vancouver,"" ""Needle Exchange Open Again,"" and ""Pope Squat,"" and Fighting back! - ""Queers Shame the Liberals,"" ""Direct Action on the Coquilhalla,"" and ""Women Walkout on Stephens."" It announces upcoming actions, describes its basis of unity, and lists ways to get involved through meetings and donations.
Keywords: 
community mobilization; welfare cuts; demonstration; BC Liberals; housing; poor

Anti-Poverty Committee News #8

Publication type: 
Newsletter
Author(s): 
Anti-Poverty Committee
Date: 
2002-10
Pages: 
8
Summary: 
This is a newsletter of the Anti-Poverty Committee, an anti-capitalist and anti-oppression organization fighting for the rights of poor and working people in Vancouver, BC. This issue includes the articles: ""We Will Win! The Woodwards Squat and the Movement Against the Liberal Government"" (on the squat's fight for housing and rights of the poor against the BC Liberals and Vancouver police), ""Police Riot in East Vancouver"" (on police violence against protesters at a rally organized against Premier Campbell at Britannia), ""Record of Police Abuses and Violence"" (on police violence and intimidation), ""APC Legal Defence Fund"" (on the legal organizing againt police victimization of APC activists), ""Other News: APC Supports Fired Worker"" (on supporting a worker's fight for a healthy and safe working environment and the right to union organize), ""The Fight for Social Housing"" (on the attempts by Woodward's squatters to negotiate their demands with BC Housing, developer Geoff Hughes, and the provincial and municipal governments), ""Other Actions: Roast the Liberals"" (on MLA Mayencourt's attack on the queer community), ""Squat Report from Across the Nation"" (on squats in Quebec City and Toronto), and ""The Campaign to End Campbell's Training Wage: Community Meeting: APC Vows to Target Businesses and Government"" (reporting on campaign building against the training wage). It also announcements upcoming events, describes its basis of unity, and ways to get involved through meetings and donations.
Keywords: 
social movements; community mobilization; poor; Vancouver Police Department (VPD); social housing; BC Liberals; squatting; Woodwards; Woodsquat; activists

Anti-Poverty Committee News #9

Publication type: 
Newsletter
Author(s): 
Anti-Poverty Committee
Date: 
2002-11
Pages: 
8
Summary: 
This is a newsletter of the Anti-Poverty Committee, an anti-capitalist and anti-oppression organization fighting for the rights of poor and working people in Vancouver, BC. This issue includes the articles: ""Resist and Survive the Cuts to Disability!"" (on the reapplication process and the organization of a Disability Forum), ""Give It or Guard It!"" (on a national social housing campaign), ""Casework Action: APC Makes Court Injunction Threat to Ministry of Human Resources"" (on the threat of violence against women due to Ministry's family maintenance process), ""Campaign Against the Cuts to Women's Services"" (on mobilizing on women's issues), ""BCFRA: We Will Fight You All the Way"" (on the BC Restaurant and Foodservices Association's advocating for the training wage), ""APC Actions: APC Goes to the Police Board"" (on questioning the police violence at the Woodward's squat and the Britannia police riot), ""Other Actions: APC Goes to City Hall"" (on the sale of the Woodward's building), ""Tents in the Heart of the City: An Update on the Woodward's Squat"" (on the city injunction against the squat and the continued struggle for social housing in the building), ""Other News: Woodward's 54 Update"" (on dropped charges against the 54 arrested squatters), ""Pivot Releases Damning Report of Police"" (on ""To Serve and Protect"" which describes Vancouver's police brutality), ""QUAK Attacks Liberals"" (on the actions of Queers United Against Kapitalism), ""Hands Off Iraq!"" (on a March for Peace demonstration) and ""Other News: APC Goes to Penticton"" (on a solidarity action). It also lists upcoming events, states their basis of unity, and ways to get involved through meetings and donations.
Keywords: 
community mobilization; disability benefits; social housing; BC Liberals; Vancouver Police Department; training wage; violence against women; Woodwards; Vancouver City Council; protest

Anti-Poverty Committee News #10

Publication type: 
Newsletter
Author(s): 
Anti-Poverty Committee
Date: 
2003-01
Pages: 
4
Summary: 
This is a newsletter of the Anti-Poverty Committee, an anti-capitalist and anti-oppression organization fighting for the rights of poor and working people in Vancouver, BC. This issue includes the articles: ""APC One Year Later"" (reflecting on APC's first year organizing against Gordon Campbell's attacks on the poor), ""Against the War and Deportation!"" (on the exploitation and victimization of refugees and immigrants), ""Direct Action Casework Victory!"" (on the flying squad's direct action against BC Hydro), ""Disability Forum: Survive and Resist the Cuts"" (on forums to address changes and cuts to Disability Benefits), ""Woodward's Update: Historic Woodward's Struggle Continues..."" (on the end of the squat and continued struggles of the residents council). It also lists upcoming events, states their basis of unity, and ways to get involved through meetings and donations.
Keywords: 
community mobilization; Woodsquat; disability benefits; BC Liberals; Olympics; immigration; racism; protest

Dear Camper

Publication type: 
Letter / Correspondence
Date: 
2002-11-23
Pages: 
1
Summary: 
This is a letter stating that welfare applications and shelter is available for the camper for a limited time through the Carnegie Centre.
Keywords: 
welfare assistance; temporary shelter

Dear Camper

Publication type: 
Letter / Correspondence
Date: 
2000-11-29
Pages: 
1
Summary: 
This is a notice to campers at the Woodward's squat that the City of Vancouver will be enforcing an injunction that requires the clearing of the sidewalk of obstructions, such as tents, mattresses, etc. It states there is assistance available at the Carnegie Centre, as well as to get there. [note: year may be a misprint of 2002]
Keywords: 
city bylaws; housing

Say No to War on Iraq

Publication type: 
Poster
Author(s): 
Peace Coalition
Pages: 
1
Summary: 
This is a poster for a rally against the war on Iraq and a march for peace organized by the Peace Coalition.
Keywords: 
demonstration

Copwatch Vancouver. We Watch the Cops

Publication type: 
Training / Education Manual
Author(s): 
Copwatch Vancouver
Date: 
2002-09
Pages: 
20
Summary: 
This is a CopWatch manual. It outlines the organization's purpose and goals, describes laws (criminal and municipal bylaws) and possible offences, and provides non-violent tactics for observing and recording the actions of police.
Keywords: 
police brutality; Vancouver Police Department (VPD); CopWatch Coalition; community building; legal issues; City bylaws; right; tactics

The Long Haul (vol. 12, issue 7)

Publication type: 
Newsletter
Author(s): 
End Legislative Poverty
Date: 
2003-08
Pages: 
12
Summary: 
This is a newsletter of End Legislative Poverty, The Long Haul. This issue features the articles: "Why is the Provincial Government Funding Polygamists?" on funding to Bountiful; "CBC Uncovers Documents on the Welfare Time Limit"; "Tent Cities open in Montreal and Vancouver"; Letters from readers on "Mental Health on the Sunshine Coast" and "A Reaction to the I.O.C. Decision Accepting Vancouver to Host the 2010 Winter Olympics"; "Great Escapes" on ELP volunteer Bernie Boyd; "Three Month Anniversary of the Safe Injection Site" and the Four Pillar Approach; "What's up with our Schools?" on cuts; "Women's Equality Minister's Hands Are Tied" a report by the BC Coalition of Women's Centres; "Vancouver Status of Women's Response to Welfare Changes in BC"; "The Power of a Tenants Union" on the Residential Tenancy Act; "Proud of What?" criticizing MLA Lorne Mayencourt ; "The Victory Squat - Vancouver"; "Tent City - We Demand Decent Housing for Everyone!"; "Squatting in Peterborough - Ontario"; "Kitchener Squat - Ontario"; "Discovering the Real Heartlands" and Community Rights Against Poverty (C.R.A.P.); "Women in Men's Prisons Unacceptable"; "Turmoil at Ministry for Children and Family Development puts Families, Children at Risk"; "Psychiatric Survivors Speak Out at United Nations"; Front Line Advocacy Workers's survey "Facing the Cuts: A Survey for Advocates and Service Providers Working with Welfare and Poverty Issues in BC"; "Open Letter to Friends and Allies of People with Disabilities"; "Attention Women Advocates" concerning the cuts that affect violence against women; and "Time Limit Meeting". It also has a listing of advocates around British Columbia, cartoons, upcoming events, and advertisements from affiliated groups.
Keywords: 
poverty; welfare cuts; rights; government; BC Liberals; policy; activism; housing; squatting; women

The Long Haul (vol. 12, issue 3)

Publication type: 
Newsletter
Author(s): 
End Legislative Poverty
Date: 
2003-03
Pages: 
12
Summary: 
This is a newsletter of End Legislative Poverty, The Long Haul. This issue features the articles: "Take to the Streets" on the two year limit welfare legislation; "Domestic Workers and Caregiver Rights"; "Great Escapes" on Ken Patterson's satirical drawings; "International Women's Day in Surrey BC" about budget cuts; BC Hydro Update; "A Battle Won" about DERA's successful advocacy for tenants of the Empress Hotel; "Save Our Water" on international and national policy, including NAFTA; "Putting Food First" on food security and policy; "Housing Action Committee" reporting on demonstrations, housing, and guest fees; "What's Been Happening in the DTES?" about rallies, gentrification, and squatter updates; "New Pharmacare Program is not 'Fair' Care for Everyone" on discrimination against seniors; "30 Years of Pay Equity Progress at Risk from Government's Health Privatization Plans" a report from the Hospital Employees Union; "Cuts to Trans Healthcare in BC" on changes in Medical Service Premium coverage; "UBC and the Liberals: Hand in Hand Pushing Workers Down" about Teacher's Assistants; "Olympic Bid Struggle Largely Over"; "Misery Ministry and BC Woes" on income assistance; "APC Launches Campaign against BC Liberal Welfare Laws"; "Sandwich Artists and Slumlords"; "Front Line Advocacy Workers - Appealing denial of disability benefits reassessment"; and a PovNet Update. It also includes letters from readers, coming events, cartoons, and advertisements for affiliated groups.
Keywords: 
poverty; welfare cuts; rights; government; BC Liberals; demonstrations; policy; activism; housing; women

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