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Athletes Village - Tent City / Take Back Our Village!

Reclaim Housing! Stop the Sell-Off! Not One More Condos!

Saturday February 26 2011

Venue: Downtown Eastside to South East False Creek
Address: 152 E. Hastings (South West corner of Main and Hastings)
Cost: Free

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Rally with all our neighbours and allies to support the 10 Sites Campaign and the Olympic Village Tent City ************************************** Start at Pantages Theatre, 152 E. Hastings (South West corner of Main and Hastings). A building that investors have let decay for years, and now plan to build a massive condo development at the site, a gentrification bomb in Heart of the Downtown Eastside community. Organized by: Tent City Council Endorsed by: Van.act, Downtown Eastside Neighbourhood Council *Support the 10-Sites Campaign to secure 10 sites in the DTES for resident-controlled social housing before the municipal elections of 2011.* *Support the reclamation of housing at the Olympic Village by protesting the sell-off and establishing the Olympic Village Tent City.* We Demand: 1. Resident-controlled 100% social housing for ALL unsold units at the Olympic Village. 2. The purchase of a minimum 10 sites per year in the Downtown Eastside, and the creation of resident controlled 100% social housing on all those sites. 3. Immediately END the criminalization of poverty, by abolishining Project Civil City, overturning anti-street vending by-laws and all anti-poor discriminatory legislation and by raising welfare rates. The affordable housing component of the Athletes Village has been reduced from a planned and promised 66% to less than 10%. The units promised to the poor and working poor remain empty and unsellable, but the city refuses to allow anyone but the richest to call them home. On February 17th, Bob Rennie and the City shamelessly relaunched their condo sales campaign at the Olympic Village for the third time, trying to offload promised social housing in a bid to sell "60 condos in 60 days." The Take Back our Village Rally will protest the social housing sell-off and launch the upcoming Feb 26 tent city, a direct action to reclaim the site. The 10 Sites Campaign will fight to secure land for much needed social housing in the neighbourhood. Contact information: Email: Phone: 604 700 2309 Backgrounder on housing at the athletes village see: Facebook: 'Olympic Villlage Tent City' and 'Take Back our Village', (604)700-2309

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