The reality of state brutality

NOTE: This post includes descriptions of state violence experienced by homeless people living at Topaz and Pandora. People asked us to share what happened to them, to break through the deceptive stories about how the province's decision to hastily clear three tent cities is a good news story. While some people obtained temporary shelter in … Continue reading The reality of state brutality

Displacing tent cities: today’s government announcement

This morning the provincial NDP government held a press conference to announce their plans to close down tent cities at Topaz Park and Pandora Avenue here, and Oppenheimer Park in the Downtown Eastside. This was supposed to be a gradual process, but minutes after the press conference BC Housing and VicPD came to Pandora to … Continue reading Displacing tent cities: today’s government announcement