On Saturday April 18th, our members and supporters organized the Kennedy Stewart Squat in the Downtown Eastside to provide emergency shelter for unhoused and underhoused residents seeking space during the COVID-19 global health pandemic. It has been heartening to receive support for the squat in our community and our member organizations. The squat was also supported by Vancouver School Board commissioners, following cities in Ontario, Massachusetts, Arkansas and elsewhere that have used schools for emergency shelter during the coronavirus pandemic. It has also been a sign of the success of the squat that, in the days following the repression of the squat with the arrest of 14 squatters, both the City and Provincial government made statements that they are taking measures to provide housing for homeless residents in BC, and that the “anxieties of DTES residents are justified.” We feel partially vindicated by these statements, but unfortunately the provincial government’s current plans are seriously lacking.Continue reading #Vancouver, #BC: Our Homes Can’t Wait statement on the Strathcona squat
Vancouver. BC. March 29, 2020. So called Vancouver BC has in its most recent years been a place of
relative social peace – anarchist intervention in local politics has been pushed into the shadows. After decades of insurrectionary agitation and action, things slowed down – folks left, faced repression, struggled with the daily onslaught of capitalism, or for their owns reasons took a step back. Yet in the shadows is where we thrive, and more recently anarchist action and analysis has been occurring on a semi-public stage in so called Vancouver.
Canadian territory: The Unist’ot’en are counting on supporters to mobilize in a big way for the next step in our legal battle. From June 12-14, the BC Supreme Court will rule on the interim injunction. It will either be extended to an interlocutory injunction, giving a pass to more RCMP violence, or dismissed, ending the human rights violations. But regardless of the outcome in the courts, it is not up to colonial government and industry giants to determine our fate. We remain unceded, undefeated, sovereign and victorious.Continue reading June 15: International call to action – What’s Next in the #Unistoten Battle with Industry Giants
Construction has begun for a new resistance camp on Wet’suwet’en territory in so-called British Columbia.Continue reading Construction on New Resistance Camp on Wet’suwet’en Territory Begins: Support Still Needed
Tens of thousands of Canadians have pledged to do ‘whatever it takes’ to stop pipeline. UNCEDED COAST SALISH TERRITORY (Vancouver, BC) — The British Columbia Court of Appeal ruled today (May 24, 2019) on a reference case brought by the province, which sought to clarify whether or not the province could put a temporary ban on new shipments of diluted bitumen (dilbit) while further scientific studies were conducted into the ability to clean up dilbit spills. The court found that the proposed regulation exceeded the province’s power to regulate interprovincial pipelines.Continue reading Canadian territory: Despite #BC court loss, opposition to Trans Mountain Pipeline remains strong
Canadian territory: An Indigenous camp (Unistoten, EIE)was ordered Friday to remove a gate that’s blocking a bridge in northwestern B.C. and holding up a multi-billion-dollar gas pipeline project. A mainstream media report that was posted on Warrior Publications. As it is an important issue, we make an excemption and republish this mainstream media report. We added a statement from the Unistoten Facebook page.Continue reading Judge rules #Unistoten gate must come down for pipeline
So-called British Columbia, so-called Canada: The Unist’ot’en camp needs our support.