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.

Homeless activists occupy Surrey modular housing being demolished for condos

August 18th, 2020|

Homeless activists and supporters have occupied Nickerson Place modular housing, known as the "TD mods." They are protesting its closure and redevelopment as luxury condos and demanding permanent, low-income housing.

BC Housing closes Surrey modular housing building as homelessness and COVID-19 rates surge

August 17th, 2020|

BC Housing is planning to close down 46 units of low-income housing this week, as COVID-19 rates surge and hundreds, if not thousands, of BC renters face homelessness in the coming weeks with the end of the eviction moratorium in September.

Supportive housing residents to speak out against BC Housing

May 13th, 2020|

Supportive housing residents from throughout Metro Vancouver call a press conference to speak out against the policy of BC Housing-contracted supportive housing operators to ban all guests from their buildings. They say, “Banning guests is killing us quicker than COVID.”

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.