“Defending tent city is a fight for our lives”: Residents of Camp Namegans speak out as the City of Saanich applies for a Supreme Court injunction

2019-12-20T01:14:49-07:00Categories: Events and Updates|Tags: , |

The City of Saanich has applied for a Supreme Court injunction to displace Camp Namegans, a two-month-old, Indigenous-led tent city that has provided a home for over 90 people who were previously dispersed across Saanich and Victoria.

Banning camping will not end homelessness: And addressing other myths about homelessness in Victoria

2019-12-20T01:48:12-07:00Categories: Events and Updates, Public Statements|Tags: , |

Banning people from sheltering in specific outdoor locations does nothing to address homelessness – it only makes public spaces more hostile to poor, racialized, and Indigenous people.

Investing in police is divesting from our communities. No to VicPD budget increases for health and social services.

2019-12-20T01:57:39-07:00Categories: Events and Updates|Tags: |

Alliance Against Displacement strongly opposes the proposed VicPD budget increase of almost $2.5 million, much of which will be dedicated to criminalizing low-income, Indigenous, and racialized people.

“Whiners” Occupying BC Housing Office Demand Social Housing Now and Hands Off Victoria’s Tent City!

2019-12-20T02:48:46-07:00Categories: Public Statements|Tags: , , |

This morning, Alliance Against Displacement occupied the BC Housing office, demanding that the Province cancel the injunction against Super InTent City, and start building 10,000 units of social housing across BC every year until homelessness is over.

Together Against Displacement & Dispossession

2019-12-20T02:48:55-07:00Categories: Events and Updates, Public Statements|Tags: , , , , , , , |

On the weekend of June 11-12, 2016 Alliance Against Displacement organized a gathering of leaders of homeless and evicted peoples’ movements throughout southern British Columbia.

Solidarity between tent cities strengthens their political threat

2019-12-20T02:53:17-07:00Categories: Events and Updates|Tags: , , , , |

This year anti-displacement activists have begun organizing between tent cities, building a stronger, united movement of communities experiencing different forms of housing crisis and displacement pressures.

When “rights” are not enough: Lessons from Tent City Resistance

2019-12-20T02:58:44-07:00Categories: Events and Updates|Tags: , |

By Ivan Drury and Ashley MollisonOriginally published in The VolcanoIt felt like a major victory when, this spring, the courts refused to grant an injunction to the Provincial government to [...]