Red Braid is organizing to confront anti-Chinese racism in western Canada. While Sinophobia is nothing new to the west coast of Canada and the United States, we see its contemporary iteration – a nativist moral panic around real estate speculation, money laundering, and the fentanyl crisis – as a racist defense of Canadian imperialist hegemony against China’s rising economic and political power.
Our campaign activities have included organizing counter-rallies and panels, and publishing anti-imperialist critiques of Sinophobia. We are working on connecting our research and analysis with working class Chinese communities to help build a grassroots power that can disrupt anti-Chinese hegemony in British Columbia.
Updates and Events
All settlers are foreigners: Leaflet from counter-protest against the “Rally for Housing Affordability”
Why fighting “foreign” investors will not help us end evictions, homelessness, and the displacement of our communities.
Two urgent events to oppose and unpack foreign investment [...]
The Housing Crisis is Global! Anti-imperialist perspectives on “foreign” [...]
Our Problem is Free Market Investment as Housing Policy [...]