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Anti-Poverty Committee News #18

Publication type: 
Newsletter
Author(s): 
Anti-Poverty Committee
Date: 
2004-05
Pages: 
2
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: ""Hope Village Fights for the Right to Sleep in Peace"" (on the proposal for a legal tent city brought before COPE and the need for shelter and social housing), ""Safe Streets: Safe for Who?"" (on the Safe Streets Coalition's proposed legislation against panhandling and squeegeeing which are described as attacks on the poor and homeless), and ""Dissent Members and HEU Right IWA Local"" (on actions against the leader of an IWA Local that is not working on the behalf of the members but for the BC Liberals). It also states their basis of unity, lists ways to get involved through meetings and donations, and announces that their office has moved.
Keywords: 
BC Liberals; homelessness; Business Improvement Association; unions; tent city; social housing; aboriginal homelessness

Anti-Poverty Committee News #19

Publication type: 
Newsletter
Author(s): 
Anti-Poverty Committee
Date: 
2004-06
Pages: 
2
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: ""Stan Hagen Runs from APC Welcoming Committee"" (on BC Liberal Minister of Human Resources being chased out of the DTES by the APC Welcoming Committee), ""Stop Ministry's Racist Review"" (on the Ministry of Human Resources review of non-citizen income assistance recipients), and ""APC Struggles Alongside Refugees Against Racial Profiling"" (on a demonstration for Mourad Kinneche and other asylum seekers to prevent federal policies of detention and deportation). It also announces the upcoming demonstration ""Safe Street: A Dead End"" and that their office has moved. It states their basis of unity and lists ways to get involved through meetings and donations.
Keywords: 
BC Liberals; income assistance; solidarity; refugees; community mobilization; racism; government policy

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

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

Important Notice!

Publication type: 
Poster
Author(s): 
Woodwards Legal Defence Committee
Date: 
2002-10-02
Pages: 
1
Summary: 
This poster states the time and place for squatters who experienced violence or arrests in the September evictions from the Woodward's building to meet with Pivot lawyer John Richardson.
Keywords: 
Woodwards; Woodsquat; legal issues

Attention! All Woodwards Arrestee's

Publication type: 
Poster
Author(s): 
Woodwards Legal Defence Committee
Date: 
2002-11-07
Pages: 
1
Summary: 
This poster announces the upcoming court appearance of squatters arrested in the September evictions and a meeting with the lawyers to be held prior to this.
Keywords: 
Woodwards; Woodsquat; legal issues

Dear Mayor and Council

Publication type: 
Letter / Correspondence
Author(s): 
Woodwards Legal Defence Committee
Date: 
2002-12-12
Pages: 
1
Summary: 
This is a letter addressed to the newly elected Mayor and City Council of Vancouver from the Woodwards Legal Defense Committee at the Woodwards squat. Its addresses the enforcement order against the squatters, the crisis of housing, and a civil claim against the City of Vancouver and the Vancouver police for the destruction of squatters' property and brutality. It lists five recommendations for the City to deal with these matters.
Keywords: 
Woodwards; Woodsquat; Vancouver City Council; legal issues; social housing; Vancouver Police Department (VPD)

Woodwards Legal Defence Committee Update

Publication type: 
Letter / Correspondence
Author(s): 
Woodwards Legal Defence Committee
Date: 
2002-10-24
Pages: 
2
Summary: 
This is an update from the Woodwards Legal Defence Committee, a group organizing the squatters and supporters arrested in the two September evictions. It discusses the upcoming court appearance. It states the work of the Committee and the next meeting time and location.
Keywords: 
legal issues; eviction; Woodwards; Woodsquat

New Poetry from the Woodwards Squat - Tom Danberger

Publication type: 
Poster
Date: 
2003-01-11
Pages: 
1
Summary: 
This is a poster for a reading at the Kootney School of Writing by Taum Danberger, a member of the Woodwards 54.
Keywords: 
Woodwards; Woodsquat

Anti-Poverty Committee Newsletter Issue 24

Publication type: 
Newsletter
Author(s): 
Anti-Poverty Committee
Date: 
2005-06-24
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: ""Another Four Years? Hell No!"" (on a march celebrating organized resistance against the BC Liberals), ""Raise the Rates!"" (on mobilizing against welfare cuts), ""Four Arrested at Class War Demo"" (on a protest against Campbell at a BC School Trustees meeting), ""People's Inquiries into Police Violence"" (on APC's forum on systemic police brutality in Vancouver and demonstrations against the Safe Street Act), ""Sun Peaks Arrests"" (on the sentencing of six Secwepemc Nationals who had set up a roadblock at the Sun Peaks Ski Resort, Skwelkwek'welt), ""Seven Questions"" (an interview with Jill Malliga Chettiar on recent work of the APC), and ""The City and Homelessness"" (on the shutting down of Single Room Occupancy (SROs) and lack of tenancy rights for poor people perpetuated by the City of Vancouver). It also states their basis of unity and ways to get involved.
Keywords: 
community mobilization; solidarity; income assistance; colonialism; Vancouver Police Department (VPD); education; eviction

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