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The Woodwards 58

Publication type: 
Media Release
Author(s): 
Friends of the Woodwards Squat
Date: 
2002-09-22
Pages: 
3
Summary: 
This is a report posted on Vancouver IndyMedia of the court processing of the 58 people arrested from inside the Woodwards building during the squat. It describes their lack of legal council prior to their appearance in court, differential treatment of native leaders in the group, confiscation of personal effects, and the conditions of their release, which includes not entering the lands again or encouraging others to do so, keeping the peace, and not obstructing or interfering with the Plaintiff's use of the land. It announces a community picnic to be held in support of the squatters and social housing. There are posted comments in response to the report.
Keywords: 
Woodwards; Woodsquat; eviction; BC Supreme Court; legal issues; police; media

Students in Support of the Squat

Publication type: 
Media Release
Author(s): 
White, Sarah
Date: 
2002-09-25
Pages: 
2
Summary: 
This is a notice of an upcoming solidarity action with the Woodward's squatters by postsecondary students. It asks students to volunteer over the night at the squat to relieve those who are there around the clock fighting for low-cost social housing. It suggests that other organizations replicate these means of support.
Keywords: 
community mobilization; social housing; Woodsquat; Woodwards; solidarity

The Anti-Poverty Committee Newsletter

Publication type: 
Newsletter
Author(s): 
Anti-Poverty Committee
Date: 
2002-03
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. It outlines who they are, their demands, and how they fight, such as direct actions against the government's attacks on the poor. It describes the crisis of affordable housing in ""Social Housing Now!"", the service cuts and effects for single parents, the disabled, among others from changes to welfare policies in ""Welfare as Warfare!"", as well as offers ways to fight against these changes, and in ""Six Bucks Sucks!"" it outlines how this is an attack on welfare recipients, the homeless, students, and immigrants and refugees. It also announces upcoming events and ways to get involved with APC.
Keywords: 
community mobilization; BC Liberals; cutbacks; training wage; housing; government policy; activism

Support the Safer Injection Site!

Publication type: 
Poster
Author(s): 
Harm Reduction Coalition
Date: 
2003-05-17
Pages: 
1
Summary: 
This is a poster for a demonstration in support of the safer injection site.
Keywords: 
safe injection site; demonstration; Four Pillars Approach; harm reduction

Obstruction of In-Justice: Chain-'Em-Up!

Publication type: 
Newsletter
Author(s): 
Collective Opposed to Police Brutality - Vancouver
Date: 
2002-11
Pages: 
14
Summary: 
This is a newsletter (vol. 1, no. 4) of the Collective Opposed to Police Brutality - Vancouver that provides information, analysis, and critique of police actions locally, nationally, and internationally. Its feature the article - 'The Vancouver Police Board: An Unaccountable Fraud,' the Special Report - 'Queers Winnng Against Mayencourt' (MLA Mayencourt), and the Prolife - ""Anti-Terrorist Unit Uses Excessive Force On Indigenous Family'. Its Local News section includes: 'To Serve and Protect: A Report On Policing in the Downtown Eastside,' 'Surrey School Board Goes to the Dogs,' 'RCMP In Nanaimo Target Working Women,' 'Woodsquat: An Update,' 'Downtown Eastside (DTES) To Be 'Nuked',' 'Vernon RCMP Officers Complete Taser Training,' 'COPB-VAN Responds to Vernon RCMP,' 'Police in Burnaby Fail to Notify Public of Attacks,' 'Chillier Climate for Victoria and Vancouver Panhandlers,' 'The KKKops and the Premier,' 'City Politicians Call for Changes to Vancouver Police Board,' and 'Spit-In a Success.' The National News section includes 'Breaking News: Toronto Cops are Racist!' 'Killer Victoria Cops on the Loose,' and ''Give It or Guard It'.' The International News section includes: 'The Biggest International Pig Fest' (MN, USA), '500 Years of Colonisation Continues' (NY, USA), 'Cops Attack a High School' (CA, USA), 'Cops Face Charges' (OH, USA), 'Cops Hate Homeless' (OR, USA), 'Ivory Coast Cops Attack Public Transport Drivers' (Ivory Coast), 'Bombed Cops' (Pakistan), 'UN Police Fire Eleven Bosian Cops' (Bosnia-Herzegovina), 'Cop Boxed Knockout' (Germany), 'Sinn Fein Protests Office Raids' (Northern Ireland), 'Politeness Costs 3 Teeth' (France), 'Ninjas' (Angola), 'Polish Worker's Have No More Patience!' (Poland), 'Beaten Cops Complain ... it hurts!' (France), ''Nothing Says I Love You Like Diamonds'' (Congo), 'Bombs Away' (Colombia), and 'Youth Torch Pig's Car' (France). Throughout, the group advocates anti-oppression, anti-capitalism, and the democratic control of policing by communities.
Keywords: 
police brutality; Vancouver Police Department (VPD); poor; Woodsquat; activists; government; queer; media; aboriginal rights; Downtown Eastside (DTES); class discrimination; violence against women; legal issues; sex workers

Members of the Peoples' Opposition

Publication type: 
Letter / Correspondence
Author(s): 
Member of the Peoples Opposition
Date: 
2002-09-14
Pages: 
3
Summary: 
This is a handwritten statement by the Members of the Peoples Opposition that requests support for community organizations and activists to participate in a week of actions against the Liberal/Corporate cuts. It asks for participation at daily rallies and other strategic direct actions and also financial support for the campaign and an internet station.
Keywords: 
BC Liberals; funding cuts; demonstration; community mobilization; protest

Woodward's Vision 2005 Questionnaire Preliminary Results

Publication type: 
Miscellaneous
Author(s): 
Woodwards Social Housing Coalition
Date: 
2005
Pages: 
3
Summary: 
This describes the creation and purpose of the Woodward's Vision 2005 Questionnaire. It addresses the driving force behind the questionnaire, its guiding principles, acknowledgements, process, and validity and reliability. Lessons learned, findings, and interpretations are included sections on the title page, but are not reported. The information was sought from, confirmed by, and useful for the community of the Downtown Eastside.
Keywords: 
Woodwards; community consultation; community mobilization; survey; Downtown Eastside (DTES)

Critique of City Report

Publication type: 
Letter / Correspondence
Author(s): 
Woodwards Social Housing Coalition Project
Date: 
2003
Pages: 
9
Summary: 
This is a critique of the City of Vancouver's report on the community consultation (the Ideas Fair and Visioning Workshop) by the Woodwards Social Housing Coalition Project. It points out inaccuracies and absences in the report and criticisizes the lack of genuine participation of the Downtown Eastside community in the decision-making process over the redevelopment of the Woodward's buliding.
Keywords: 
Woodwards; community consultation; City of Vancouver; community mobilization; Downtown Eastside (DTES); housing; gentrification; aboriginal people; government; social justice; poverty; property

Woodward's Building

Publication type: 
Letter / Correspondence
Author(s): 
Malone, Sheilagh; Vidaver, Aaron
Date: 
2003-02-21
Pages: 
1
Summary: 
This is correspondence between Sheilagh Malone, Special Advisor (Homelessness) to the Minister of Labour, Claudette Bradshaw, and Aaron Vidaver concerning the development of social housing in the Woodward's building. Discussed is the Supporting Communities Partnership Initiative, where all levels of government and local organizations work together to create transitional and supportive housing, but which does not directly fund the creation of social housing.
Keywords: 
Woodwards; social housing; homelessness; government

Anti-Poverty Committee: United We Will Win!

Publication type: 
Newsletter
Author(s): 
Anti-Poverty Committee
Date: 
2005-07
Pages: 
4
Summary: 
This is the summer 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. The issue includes the articles: ""New Wings Hotel Mass Eviction: City Staff and VPD collaborate in rendering scores of people homeless"" (on the eviction of residents from the New Wings Hotel under the pretense of murder investigations at the site), ""Anti-Liberal Demo and BBQ: 4 More Years? Hell No!"" (on community mobilizations against the BC Liberals), ""Harm Reduction Saves Lives"" (on the need for harm reduction in prisons), and ""Secwepmc Defenders Behind Enemy Lines"" (on the continued incarceration of Native Youth Movement activists). It also announces the event ""Justice for Prisoners: Harm Reduction for Prisoners Now!"". It states their basis for unity and the lists the general meeting times and locations.
Keywords: 
homelessness; BC Liberals; evictions; Vancouver Police Department (VPD); City of Vancouver; SROs; harm reduction; community mobilization; prisoners

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