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February 6, 2012 Accounts

Homelessness and Police Brutality

A dispatch from the In our Own Voices writing project

August 17, 2011 Features

Social Profiling Under Scrutiny

A new report indicates little progress has been made in eliminating social profiling

February 21, 2011 Features

Grounds for Disruption

Tent cities evolve to bring politics out of—and permanence into—the housing debate

Update From Olympic Tent Village

Organizers and residents of the Olympic Tent Village in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside give a press conference on the day after the tent city is set up.

February 16, 2010 Feb 16 by Vancouver Media-Coop

Rally and March to Begin the Olympic Tent Village

Residents of a neighbourhood in Vancouver that is often referred as the countrys poorest postal code set up a tent encampment in a vacant Downtown Eastside lot to advocate for housing and to shelter the neighbourhoods homeless population.

February 16, 2010 Feb 16 by B-Channel

2010 Rings Hollow

This documentary feature examines the history of housing in Vancouver and the impact of the 2010 Olympic Games on the city's homelessness and poverty. The film features interviews with legal experts, activists, and people affected by the housing crisis, with particular focus on hotel closures, evictions and the criminalization of dissent.

February 15, 2010 Feb 15 by Dave Ron

Why oppose the Vancouver 2010 Olympics

The Olympic Resistance Network has called for a convergence to protest the Vancouver Winter Olympics. This video explains some the reasons why these activists have organized the first ever anti-Olymopic summit.

February 9, 2010 Feb 9 by Vancouver Media-Coop
January 24, 2010 Features

2010 Rings Hollow

Video on the housing legacy of the Vancouver Olympics

January 11, 2010 Canadian News

Homelessness Hits Home

Volunteers provide shelter where government drops ball

Apples, not applause, for AFN chief

Assembly of First Nations national chief Phil Fontaine's news conference in Vancouver on Feb. 18 was disrupted by an anti-Olympics native protester who dumped red apples on the podium. The red on the outside, white on the inside B.C.-grown fruit symbolizes aboriginals who adopt white peoples' values and culture.

December 10, 2009 Dec 10 by Bob Mackin 24 hrs

Homes not podiums, say Poverty Olympics organizers

The first Poverty Olympics were a light-hearted affair with an important message at Carnegie Centre in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside ghetto on Feb. 3. Activists used the satirical event to warn organizers of Vancouver's 2010 Winter Olympics that time is running out to fulfill the five-year-old housing and environmental promises.

December 9, 2009 Dec 9 by Bob Mackin 24 hrs
April 29, 2009 Canadian News

Jailed For Jaywalking?

Measures aim to clear out Vancouver's Downtown Eastside before the Olympics

December 20, 2008 Weblog:

Whether the Poor Burn or Freeze, There is No Excuse for Soft-Ball Questions

It is telling that the violent death of Tracey, a homeless woman in Vancouver, who burned to death after attempting to keep warm after constructing a small fire in a downtown street corner, has resulted in national headlines while the freezing death of another unidentified homeless man in Montreal the very next night has resulted in only a passing mention in Montreal newspapers. It is beyond cynical to point out that when a homeless person burns to death, it is a national tragedy, whereas when a homeless person freezes to death, it is scarcely even news. But this case demonstrates that when Canadian media isolate one homeless death as opposed to reporting upon the increasing pattern of homeless deaths over the last two decades, it paradoxically allows politicians more of a free hand to sweep the poor out of the public's view.

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