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Woodward's Squat

The 'Woodsquat' was an autonomous direct action which occurred in the Fall of 2002 and lasted nearly 3 months.  It began on September 14, 2002, when radicals and homeless people occupied the old Woodward's department store in the Downtown Eastside.  Prominent among their demands was for the building to be converted to social housing (it was 'redeveloped' and opened

Sutikalh and Skwelkwek'welt 2002 Submission to the IOC

Sutikalh and Skwelkwek'welt 2002 Submission to the IOC

SUTIKALH AND SKWELKWEK'WELT 2002 SUBMISSION TO THE INTERNATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMISSION

Regarding Concerns of Aboriginal Elders, Land Users and Native Youth regarding the impacts of the 2010 Vancouver-Whistler Olympic Bid on Aboriginal People, Culture, Land and the Environment

June 2002

Eagleridge Bluffs Blockade

In April 2006, protesters began blockading construction on the Sea to Sky Highway north of Vancouver in an area known as Eagleridge Bluffs.  They opposed expansion of the highway for the 2010 Games based on the environmental destruction that would occur.  In May 2006, twenty-four protesters were arrested by West Vancouver Police, including elder Harriet Nahanee (who would later be sen

Low-wage housing squeeze

Low-wage housing squeezed

By Matthew Burrows, The Georgia Straight, July 13, 2006

Pivot releases report on Vancouver’s low-income housing crisis

Pivot releases report on Vancouver’s low-income housing crisis

Vancouver, B.C., September 21, 2006

Vancouver’s homelessness crisis is about to get a lot worse unless immediate action is taken, according to Pivot Legal Society’s new report, Cracks in the Foundation: Solving the Housing Crisis in Canada’s Poorest Neighbourhood.

APC's 2006 Housing Campaign

In the fall of 2006, the Anti-Poverty Committee carried out a number of squats (occupying empty/abandoned buildings) as part of a campaign to pressure government for more social housing.  Several members were arrested over the course of these actions.  During one, an entire platoon (30 or so) of riot cops were deployed to evict the squatters.

No Olympics on Stolen Land

No Olympics on Stolen Land

What causes opponents to come of their own accord is the prospect of gain. What discourages opponents from coming is the prospect of harm.
—Sun Tzu, The Art of War

News Clippings on Feb. 12, 2007, Anti-Olympics Protest

News Clippings on Feb. 12, 2007, Anti-Olympics Protest

News Clippings from the corporate media on the Feb. 12 Anti-Olympic Protest/Direct Action in Vancouver, Canada

The print media said nothing about the presence of Natives among the
protesters. Despite this, it’s still entertaining to read…

Feb. 12, 2007, Anti-Olympic Protest (Countdown Clock)

Feb. 12, 2007, Anti-Olympic Protest (Countdown Clock)

F12 Anti-Olympics Protest & Direct Action
7 Arrested as Protesters Disrupt 2010 Countdown Clock Ceremony

Native Youth Movement Warriors Targeted & Arrested at Anti-Olympic Protest

Native Youth Movement Warriors Targeted & Arrested at Anti-Olympic Protest

NATIVE YOUTH MOVEMENT INTERNATIONAL STATEMENT

NATIVE YOUTH MOVEMENT WARRIOR TARGETED & ARRESTED AT ANTI-OLYMPIC PROTEST IN VANCOUVER, BC, KKKANADA

“THE INDIAN WARS ARE NOT OVER”

Native Warriors Claim Responsibility for Taking Olympic Flag

Native Warriors Claim Responsibility for Taking Olympic Flag

March 7, 2007

Native Warriors Take Olympic Flag

Native Warriors Take Olympic Flag

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NATIVE WARRIORS TAKE OLYMPIC FLAG

2010 Olympic Flag Illuminating Ceremony Disrupted

2010 Olympic Flag Illuminating Ceremony Disrupted

VANCOUVER - A large crowd of protesters used an Olympic flag-illumination ceremony Monday night at Vancouver city hall to protest everything from poverty and homelessness to Vancouver's missing women and native issues.

International Indigenous Youth Network Statement

International Indigenous Youth Network Statement

Monday, March 19, 2007 -
No Olympics On Stolen Unceded Native Land

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