overdose prevention site under attack people respond with demo

24 Jun

On thursday police raided the overdose prevention site in Kitchener. People running the site got lifted and the place was shutdown. After this we re opened to be told that today our stuff will get taken and the place will be closed. Saturday at the farmers market people went out with protest banner in defence of the overdose prevention site. Currently we are in need of a tent and supplies to re open. Donations are needed

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overdose prevention site open house kicked ass

19 May

Yesterday our overdose prevention site had an open house where guests can see how it runs and what we do. This open house happened so people can see we are up and running in a permanent location despite all the attacks that we endure from the lackey of Cambridge city council who hate the idea of a safe injection sites, tent citys homeless people and poor people in general.

We had representation from Hamilton and one reporter as well as other members of the community join us for timbits and discussion.As well as people who live in the neighbourhood cam to thank for the work we do.

Our permanent site is always in short supply of what we need and donations are appreciated. A short list of what we need is below. Thanks all who helped.

short rigs
pop/juice
water
food
straws
toilet paper
candles
blankets
Vein finder
naloxone

May day strike in kitchener a success

6 May

On May 1st 500 people gathered at Kitchener City hall to protest the Ford agenda. People there were from all walks of life. This action was part of a province wide strike. Despite all sectors being present there was not one word on the cuts being implemented against social services nor any discussion on the cuts to safe injection sites and how 1000s will die because of this.Talking to people in the crowd Myself and a reporter friend found out that 1 third of people showed up because of flyers, handed out day after day at the farMers Market and schools and stuff by people involved in the safe injection site and anti poverty work. When people asked if they could speak about this their voice of the toronto group Made it quite clear our role as poor people is to do the work and outreach and then shut up and get into line. despite this we spoke to lots people from groups and people froM the Multi cultural centre etc who were happy at our presence and the politics we brought to the event. In the future we as organized poor people and Minorites guillotine (1)will not be used to do all the work of postering and outreach to hear a bunch of white people soMe who said they spoke for the voiceless despite the fact the voiceless were refused to speak.NO THANKS IF YOU WANT AN ELECTION PLATFOR TO GET YOU NDP ELECTED DONT DRAG US INTO YOUR SHIT!!!!!!GOOD TO WORK BUT NOT GOOD ENOUGH TO SPEAK!!!Still despite the ineptitude racist transphobic and classist views of the so called legite organizers who did it on the backs of the people the working class did show up and took a stand and that is our beginning to working class lead resistance

Montreal 32CSM Shut Down Minister of foreign affairs Crystia Freeland in defence of Venezuela

2 May

Flyering for general strike a success

27 Apr

Today we went to the farmers market to flyer for the general strike against Doug Ford this may 1st. in total 4000 flyers were handed as we had to make more then the original 400.

Vendors took our flyers and handed the flyers to the patrons and all the people who spoke to us loved the idea except a group of 20 Ford supporters who followed me and gave few punches in the stomach to me while police looked on and did nothing.

Pops and food was provided to us by the vendors and people thanked us for taking a stand. The flyering ended with a banner drop and cheers from the patrons. All in all the people who were shopping there were quite clear that they are sick of Ford

National Day of Action on Overdose Crisis Kitchener

17 Apr

Yesterday about 85 people did not go to the clock tower which was a trap for the enemies of the cause and instead joined addicts at the safe injection site which was set up on madison. People shared stories about the impact the crisis had on the community as well as stories of those who are no longer with us due to the current policy of criminalizing drug users. After a moment of silence for the dead was observed people talked about what must be done to solve this crisis. A document produced by the Alan Ryan Peoples Community Defense Brigade was circulated and discussed as well as the need for all solutions to include the people directly affected. All in all it was a posative meeting. In other news while this was going on the idiots that came fro cambridge were protesting a clock or the clock tower or the park who knows what fanatics are thinking

here is the document that was discussed
https://julianichim.wordpress.com/2017/09/29/our-proposal-to-solve-the-drugs-crisis/

Despite Fascist attacks meeting on safe injection site amazing

19 Mar

Right wing fascist scum protesting local coffee shop that has nothing to do with opiates

Despite the presence of fascist forces our meeting on our overdose prevention site and work to push for a safe injection site went amazing. Through disinformation using the internet and Facebook fascists looked like idiots protesting a local coffee shop and going to the region meeting armed with bats and other weapons.

About 40 people attended the meeting which was at a different location and discussed first hand how the overdose prevention site helped them. One person who was revived after a overdose spoke about how they would not be alive without it. Someone else spoke about the horror and panic of seeing someone od and the pressure they felt having to administer naloxone for the first time.

The necessity for an SIS was discussed and future action such as setting up an sis in the regions building and such was discussed. All in all the meeting was a success.