Together Against Displacement & Dispossession Summit report back; Editors view on addiction; Ending drug prohibition to respond to the overdose crisis; Drug user first responders; Social work as social control; Chinatown and displacement; Abolishing private property; Lessons from Oaxaca’s teachers movement; Kanien’kehá:ka Mohawk ancestral wisdom; Housing and sex work; Super InTent City Society’s critique of PHS housing; Inside the jail of supportive housing; Criminalization on Surrey’s Strip; and more.
Lessons from Tent City Resistance; Report Backs from Madii Lii and Lelu Island; Connecting home ownership with colonialism; Mining Justice in Honduras; Fracking; In Memory of Wolverine; Occupy INAC, Vancouver; Foster Care as Residential Schools; Trudeau’s Tokenizing Reconciliation; Guaranteed Annual Income; Overdose Deaths and the Public Health Emergency; What’s Up With Rent Supplements; Housing Crises in Burnaby, Surrey, Victoria; Black Lives Matter Vancouver; and more.
Homelessness and refugees; Trudeau’s new brand of the same; Tent cities & people power; the Leap Manifesto; AAD unity statement; Harper’s colonial sex work laws; MMIW Federal Inquiry, TPP is a deathstar; Updates from Unist’ot’ten, Xwisten, and frontlines of Indigenous resistance; Message from Wolverine; Racist prisons; Healthcare as social control; Fight for Chinatown; Surrey’s housing crisis; SRO collaborative; Court victory over anti-homeless bylaws; and more.
National (social) housing policy roundup; Cities cannot solve the housing crisis alone; Court battle over tent cities; A coalition of landlords fights for tax cuts; Why rent subsidies are bad policy; Counting the homeless; Struggles in Metrotown, Maple Ridge and the DTES; The myth of foreign investment; Killer cops in BC; Sex work laws still criminalize women; End the war on drug dealers; Fentanyl; Refugees; and more.
Fighting the long summer of evictions in DTES, Maple Ridge, Victoria, Metrotown, Surrey, and Abbotsford; Indigenous drug users speak back; Critique of “Housing First” policies; Pipelines & Indigenous sovereignty; Solutions to Surrey’s “drug” and “gang” problems; Community policing or community surveillance; Ayotzinapa tour; Justice for migrant workers; A vision of a world without prisons; and more.
Introducing the Volcano; Critique of Harper’s anti-prostitution laws; Radical racial justice histories (Hogan’s Alley & Mewa Singh); Changes to welfare and housing policies; Resource extraction based displacement; Racism and prisons in the U.S. and Canada; Fighting homelessness in Victoria, DTES Chinatown, SFU and Abbotsford; Police murders of Phuong Na Du and Naverone Woods; Transportation Not Deportation; and more.
The Volcano published as the Downtown East from 2012 to late 2014. Browse the Downtown East articles for more news from low income, working class and Indigenous communities in Vancouver and British Columbia.
City of Victoria’s “Sheltering Solutions” workshop; Stop the Boffo condos next to Oppenheimer Park in the DTES