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Safe Injection Site

Publication type: 
Poster
Date: 
2003
Pages: 
1
Summary: 
This is a poster for a safe injection site. It outlines the services available.
Keywords: 
safe injection site

Time for COPE to THINK Democracy - Democracy under attack by COPE

Publication type: 
Letter / Correspondence
Author(s): 
Leyden, Jim
Date: 
2003-08-22
Pages: 
2
Summary: 
This is a letter condemning the non-democratic actions by the COPE city council in its relationship with the CRAB Park Squatters. It discusses the respectful use of the park by homeless aboriginal squatters and the pursuit of an injunction against the squat by the Parks Board. It criticizes COPE for their lack of consultation and denying legal council for the squatters. It compares COPES actions with those of the previous NPA city council. It asks people to write COPE in support of the CRAB Park Squatters.
Keywords: 
COPE; squatters; urban aboriginal people; community consultation; social housing; Crab Park; Parks Board; City bylaws; homelessness; legal issues

Kick Off the 'Home for Christmas' Campaign

Publication type: 
Poster
Author(s): 
Woodwards Social Housing Coalition
Pages: 
1
Summary: 
This is a poster for a Christmas card making session with the resulting cards being sent to Gordon Campbell and the BC Liberals as part of the 'Home for Christmas' campaign.
Keywords: 
Gordon Campbell; housing; Woodsquat; BC Liberals; community mobilization; Woodwards

Hair Day!

Publication type: 
Poster
Date: 
2004-02-03
Pages: 
1
Summary: 
This is a poster for a hair day to be held at the Stanley.
Keywords: 
Portland Hotel Society

Letter to the Editor of The Vancouver Courier

Publication type: 
Letter / Correspondence
Author(s): 
Vidaver, Aaron
Date: 
2002
Pages: 
1
Summary: 
This letter refutes representations of the Woodward's squat and particularly the tactics used by the police that appear in a Vancouver Courier article. It describes the police brutality experienced by the squatters.
Keywords: 
media; squatting; Woodwards; Woodsquat; police brutality

Anti-Poverty Committee News #10

Publication type: 
Newsletter
Author(s): 
Anti-Poverty Committee
Date: 
2003-02
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: ""No One is Illegal: Refugees Deported, APC Members Arrested"" (on a demonstration against the deportation of Kobra and Hassan to Iran), ""APC One Year Later"" (reflecting on APC's first year organizing against Gordon Campbell's attracks on the poor), ""Against the War and Deportation"" (on the exploitation and victimization of refugees and immigrants), ""The War at Home"" (on the oppression of immigrants within Canada), ""Surviving and Resisting the Disability Cuts"" (on forums to address changes and cuts to Disability Benefits), ""Poverty is Violence Against Women"" (on the cutbacks as forms of state violence against women), ""HEU Resistance: Not Alberta Bound: The Chilliwack Laundry Blockade"" (on privatization of services by Fraser Health Authority), and ""The Take Down of the Woodward's Squat"" (on the various outcomes for the Woodward's squatters). It also has ""Upcoming Disability Actions,"" ""Direct Action Casework Victory,"" ""Definition of Flying Squad,"" ""HEU Action Update,"" and ""Other News"" (that the Lower Mainland Coalition for Social Justice has reformed). It also states their basis of unity and ways to get involved through meetings and donations.
Keywords: 
community mobilization; Woodsquat; demonstrations; BC Liberals; racism; disability benefits; homelessness; immigrants; protest

The APC Book

Publication type: 
Miscellaneous
Author(s): 
Anti-Poverty Committee
Date: 
2004-09-22
Pages: 
3
Summary: 
This provides comments on a rough draft description of the work of the Anti-Poverty Committee (APC) and the Downtown Eastside Residents Association (DERA) in defending the rights of tenants being evicted from various buildings (i.e. Marr hotel, Passlin hotel, and Dunsmir house) in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver. It suggests more discussion of APC's strategies and tactics in connection to their overall goals. The rough draft is included.
Keywords: 
evictions; tenant rights; COPE; homelessness; development; gentrification; City bylaws; Olympics; residential hotels; Anti-Poverty Committee; poor; strategies

327 Carrall Street

Publication type: 
Poster
Date: 
2003
Pages: 
1
Summary: 
This is a poster for a drug user run safe injection site. It lists the available services.
Keywords: 
safe injection site

An open letter to the COPE membership

Publication type: 
Letter / Correspondence
Author(s): 
Leyden, Jim
Date: 
2003-08-24
Pages: 
2
Summary: 
This is a letter to COPE members asking for support for the CRAB Park Squatters and the restoration of social justice and democracy in Vancouver. It describes the injunction against the squatters and the denial of legal representation for the squatters during this process. It asks for members to act in solidarity with the homeless by writing elected COPE officials to delay the injunction hearing.
Keywords: 
urban aboriginal people; COPE; Crab Park; legal issues; Parks Board; rights; poor; social justice

Together We Will Stop the April Cuts

Publication type: 
Poster
Author(s): 
Woodwards Social Housing Coalition
Date: 
2003-10-17
Pages: 
2
Summary: 
This is announces a community workshop to address and strategize around issues of homelessness and changes to social assistance policy that are to take effect in BC, April 1, 2004, organized by the Woodwards Social Housing Coalition. It provides a list of participants and an agenda for the day's topics and speakers.
Keywords: 
government policy; homelessness; poverty; funding cuts; community mobilization; strategy; social assistance; social housing

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