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Tent City Press Conference

by murray bush - flux photo

Tent City organizer Nathan Compton outside Olympic Village
Tent City banner in front of Olympic Village sales office
Dave Murray of the DNC's 10 Sites Campaign
VANDU rep Paul Martin
Tent City organizer Nathan Compton and Downtown Neighbourhood Council (DNC) rep Tami Starlight take questions
Tent City organizer Nathan Compton and DNC rep Tami Starlight

TENT CITY ORGANIZERS MEET THE PRESS

VANCOUVER  - Organizers of the upcoming Tent City delivered their demands today outside the real estate sales office at the Olympic Village.

Organizer Nathan Compton of VAN.ACT said the main goals are:
1. Resident controlled 100% social housing for all unsold units at the Olympic Village.
2. The purchase of a minimum 10 sites per year, and the creation of resident controlled 100% social housing on all those sites.
3. Scrap Project Civil City and immediately stop the criminalization of poverty.

As the press conference was taking place, real estate mogul Bob Rennie was announcing his own news. He said his sell-off of condos at the publically-bankrolled site has been so successful that he might want to convert even more of the dwindling number of rental units to condos.

The Tent City begins Saturday, Feb. 26 with a march starting at 12 Noon outside the closed Pantages Theatre at 159 East Hastings. 

Organizers are calling for volunteers, endorsements ( tentcity2011@gmail.com)   and material supplies including: 
- First Aid Kits
- Tarps
- Camping tents
- Large Outdoor Tents
- Blankets, foams, and sleeping bags (for homeless residents)
- Water
- Non perishable food items (granola bars, trail mixes, peanut butter, rice, beans, couscous etc)
- Walkie Talkies.

For more information call: 604-700-2309  

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Fabulous photos

Fabulous photos there Flux.

AS USUAL!

Thank you for taking them.

Namaste

Tami Starlight - VMC Editorial Collective

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