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Attention All Binners and Street Sellers

Publication type: 
Poster
Date: 
09-20
Pages: 
1
Summary: 
This is an announcement for a binner's union meeting.
Keywords: 
binners

Illara's Drop Page 4.2 - Starting a Revolution, 2002 September 16th

Publication type: 
Web Page / Electronic Reproduction
Author(s): 
Illara
Date: 
2002-09-16
Pages: 
3
Summary: 
This is a reflection on the Woodwards squat within the context of affordable housing in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver and BC Liberal policies that have cut social housing projects. This entry on September 16th, 2002, discusses the writer's own experience of living in an illegal suit and its substandardized conditions, but also the contradictions that landlords and law enforcement have to face within an environment without adequate housing and support. There is a list of links to media stories on the Woodwards squat provided as well.
Keywords: 
Woodwards; Woodsquat; social housing; housing policy; Downtown Eastside; media; drug use

Woodward's Squat needs supportive witnesses

Publication type: 
Letter / Correspondence
Author(s): 
Lindenberger, Susan
Date: 
2002-10-29
Pages: 
1
Summary: 
This is a call for supportive witnesses at the Woodwards squat by Susan Lindenberger (President, BC Conference of the United Church). It explains the situation at the squat and a pending city injunction against it.
Keywords: 
Woodwards; Woodsquat; media; homelessness; City bylaws; BC Conference of the United Church

Woodward's Squat eviction notice

Publication type: 
Letter / Correspondence
Author(s): 
Lindenberger, Susan
Date: 
2002-10-30
Pages: 
1
Summary: 
In this document Susan Lindenberger (President, BC Conference of the United Church) reports on the situation at the Woodwards squat. She describes her attendance at a squatters meeting, the fatigue of the squatters, the need for continued donations and support, and concern over the eviction of the squatters.
Keywords: 
eviction; Woodsquat; Woodwards; squatters; media; Anti-Poverty Committee

Conference Call November 2002.

Publication type: 
Letter / Correspondence
Author(s): 
Lindenberger, Susan
Date: 
2002-11
Pages: 
3
Summary: 
This is a letter to the BC Conference of the United Church concerning the Woodwards squat. It discusses the squat in the context of struggles against increasing homelessness and for social housing, and describes a meeting held amongst the squatters. It outlines that the squat is relevant to the BC Conference, referring to policy on Faithful Public Witness, and that involvement can come in the form of 'offering challenge to injustice' and 'comfort to the afflicted'.
Keywords: 
Woodwards; Woodsquat; social housing; homelessness; squatters; BC Conference of the United Church; community mobilization; social justice

HAC protests police brutality

Publication type: 
Media Release
Author(s): 
Housing Action Committee
Date: 
2004-03-15
Pages: 
1
Summary: 
This discusses a march organized by the Housing Action Committee for the International Day Against Police Brutality, where letters were given to the Vancouver Police Department, the liaison office of the Vancouver Agreement, and the Business Improvement Association. It describes why these organizations are targeted for their poor bashing in Vancouver.
Keywords: 
police brutality; Downtown Eastside (DTES); Vancouver Police Department (VPD); Vancouver Agreement; Business Improvement Association; Safe Streets Act; poor bashing

Housing Action Committee (BIA)

Publication type: 
Letter / Correspondence
Author(s): 
Housing Action Committee
Date: 
2004-03-15
Pages: 
1
Summary: 
This is a message to the Safe Streets Act Coalition by the Housing Action Committee. It warns that they will use disruption to shutdown the work of the Coalition.
Keywords: 
Safe Streets Act; poor; strategy

Dearest David Jones

Publication type: 
Letter / Correspondence
Author(s): 
Housing Action Committee
Date: 
2004-2-10
Pages: 
1
Summary: 
This is a message to David Jones (of the Business Improvement Association, formerly a Downtown Eastside police officer) from the Housing Action Committee. It warns that they are through with his 'begging' for resources to punish the poor.
Keywords: 
poverty; poor bashing; harassment; Business Improvement Association

Housing Action Committee (VA)

Publication type: 
Letter / Correspondence
Author(s): 
Housing Action Committee
Date: 
2004-03-15
Pages: 
1
Summary: 
This is a message to those involved with the Vancouver Agreement from the Housing Action Committee. It asks that money intended for the Downtown Eastside community not be given to the Vancouver Police Department for further persecution and harassment of the poor. It asks for housing for the homeless, not enforcement.
Keywords: 
Vancouver Agreement; harassment; poor bashing; Vancouver Police Department (VPD); housing

Housing Action Committee Report

Publication type: 
Newsletter
Author(s): 
Housing Action Committee
Date: 
2003-03-5
Pages: 
2
Summary: 
This is a newsletter of the Housing Action Committee (HAC). It reports on the relationship between the government and slumlords and describes a potential 'guest fees' legislation for residential hotels, which HAC are fighting against. It also discusses the Canadian housing crisis, housing policy, and their effects in Vancouver. It provides its mission statement and lists meetings and upcoming actions.
Keywords: 
Downtown Eastside; housing; harassment; poor; housing policy; homelessness; tenant rights

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