COVID-19: Unite & Fight!2020-05-02T11:23:44-07:00

COVID-19: Unite & Fight!

As COVID-19 hits Canada, the government has closed the borders, shut down gathering places like libraries and community centres, and has called for people to stay home. But what about people who can only wash their hands in libraries? Who sleep within breathing distance of others on shelter mats? Who line up and eat in soup kitchens? Who already have compromised immune systems? Poor Indigenous and working class communities will only survive COVID-19 if we fight back together! In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Red Braid is supporting poor and homeless communities across the Lower Mainland to #SQUAT2SURVIVE.

Q&A about Red Braid and the Stewart Squat

April 28th, 2020|

In response to the Stewart Squat, Red Braid received questions and critiques from Indigenous youth and others who support the struggles of low-income Indigenous and working-class people against the forces of colonialism and capitalism. We’ve been going through posts and comments, grouping them under some themes, and have responded here.

COVID-19 is gender violence and the Hothouse Squat is a safer space

April 1st, 2020|

Homeless and low-income women have established a wing in the Hothouse Squat as a space for women’s community, solidarity, and collective struggle against patriarchal power and violence, which has increased during the COVID-19 crisis.

Breaking: Hothouse Squat launches in Surrey Centre!

April 1st, 2020|

On April 1st, homeless activists launched the Hothouse Squat. They call for for poor and homeless communities all over the province to take over vacant buildings as part of the #SQUAT2SURVIVE movement, in an act of militant self-defense from COVID-19.