Archive | July, 2016

Urgent Call Brian Larkin and tell him to keep his goons in line

30 Jul

Chief Of Police- Bryan Larkin
(519) 650-8500 ext. 8700 |
please leave a msg as it is quite rare that a human answers any number for any of the police bureaucrats.

Today police have called in complaints to the City and bylaw to try to force us out of the place where we are currently set up. Furthermore police that should be under his control are currently preparing to evict us if we do not leave the area where we are now. These actions are in sharp contrast to the tweet he sent earlier stating that police are not involved in evictions of tent city.

Furthermore this action of police agents which are suppose to be under his control are sabotaging our negotiations which we currently are engaged in with the region to solve the current issue by addressing the root issue which is that people have no place to live. The more time we spend dealing with this bullshit the less time we have to spend preparing for Wednesdays meeting to get the people into housing. If the tent city so bothers the police then they should back off and allow us to get people into housing so that there will be no need for people to be at tent city.

As such we are asking people to call Larkin and tell him in a polite but firm way to back off and keep his goons in line

Meeting With Region And City Very Promising

29 Jul

Today people from Tent City met with the Region and the city for the purpose of finding decent housing fit for human beings. The meeting started with all the people at the table stating why they were there. This was followed by a discussion about the problems people face when looking for housing and the dangers that people face inside shelters and why shelters are not solutions. Among those who have had life experience in shelters the consensus was that tent city was much much safer then shelters and that the shelter system as is clearly can not accommodate vulnerable individuals.

After a lengthy debate where people talked about safety concerns that poor people have about shelters etc. we were told that every name on our list for housing was inactive and as such their files need to be updated and made active, and that this is a first step to speeding up the process. It was stated to people and all agreed that the issue of housing these people could not drag on forever.

The region then handed us folders with the names of all the people we gave them that had the necessary paper work to update their files as active as well as to give these people emergency status. Another meeting was set up for Wednesday at 11am which would also include a welfare worker where these forms will be handed in and these individuals could meet one on one with the necessary people to put them into housing.l Until this issue is settled it was agreed that the policy towards tent city from the city of don’t go looking for us will continue as people have nowhere to go till they get into housing and the need for tent city still exists. We look forward to the meeting Wednesday and moving forward together to house people.

Who Watches The Watchmen, On Rouge Police in Kitchener

27 Jul

They are still a rich mans police force they serve the rich mans state they’ll fucken charge the workers on the orders of the great they’ll use their fathers weapons to move against the free, ohh they’ll always be the RUC to me- C. Murphy

As those who are following my blog know we are currently in negotiations with the city, the region and By Law. We have had cordial discussion with By Law and these groups and the dialogue is clearly in everyone’s interest. Yet yesterday the police once again showed up to our new site where we moved with a measuring tape to see how far we were from the tracks etc and they called in a complaint to the city.

The city did not remove us as it is not in their interest to do so. Yet the police, which is suppose to be part of the judiciary and unbiased in political matters called in a complaint to the city. Furthermore upon further investigation individual officers have been calling complaints in to the city for a bit.

This is interesting for two reasons 1. The police falls under the jurisdiction of the region if the region is telling the cops to chill then whose orders are they following? Whom are they accountable to? Do they just do whatever they want and respond to no one? By definition this is a police force gone rouge. The second interesting thing is that the police is suppose to investigate complaints not file them particularly if it is a complaint of a political nature. Why is the police force not only acting in a bias manner but totally abusing the complaint system? After all they are their to investigate complaints not make them.

To add further fuel to the fire Brian Larkin the Chief of police just said that the police were not involved in Evictions of tent city in a response to a tweet by one Dan Keller from sound fm. This could mean two things, 1. That Brian Larkin thinks everyone is stupid and that whole neighborhoods don’t notice police harassing and evicting us or that Larkin has no control of his police force and his officers have gone rouge.

Since i like to give people the benefit of the doubt and I like to take people for their word when the cops show up to tent city or any of the tent city satellites it might be wise to advise everyone to ignore them as they are not following orders and if they attempt to remove us to place those officers under citizens arrest since they are responsible to no one and are doing what they want. Maybe we can move back to the old site as Larkin stated their was no police involvement for eviction and therefore the eviction does not exist. In any case the next visit from the police to our site will be interesting as for sure we will now ignore these rouge officers who are not even following the orders of their chief.

Meeting with City and Region on Housing set for this Friday at 9:30 am

26 Jul

After much consultation and discussion we have reached an agreement to have our first sit down with the Region and others involved to solve the homeless problem that gave rise to tent city by finding people affordable housing as well as necessary resources so people can maintain their housing. We thank everyone who has supported our just demands and send solidarity to the Tent City’s in Vancouver and other places still struggling for justice. We also would like to thank our international allies in Latin America for the political support, as well as those comrades in Ireland, particularly the 32CSM our sister organization and Kevin Patrick Meehan an amazing comrade whom I eventually hope to meet and have real coffee with not that instant shite they serve in Belfast.

Police declare tent city enemys of the state by using Public Works Act to Evict US!!!!!

25 Jul

call (519) 741 2330
Ask the city to keep police out of this.

Over the weekend Tent City has had quite a few visitors, most of them police officers and By Law agents and although many of them have acted in a calm fashion the legislation that they are using to remove us today is anything but calm. During WWII a peace of legislation was passed called the Public Works act which allows the police to suspend any rights if you are within a certain distance of Public Works and such to prevent sabotage or the passing on of information to enemy agents.

During peace times this legislation is never used except once in 2010 at the G20, saying that the protective fence falls under this category. The use of this law during the G20 provoked a public outcry and world wide condemnation since this act is to be used against enemy’s of the state, the use of this act declared protestors and dissenters as enemy’s of the state.

With the WRPS using this act on homeless people in Kitchener they are declaring that we as poor people are enemy’s of the state and as such will be dealt with accordingly. This is quite a dangerous territory for the WRPS to thread as last time the WRPS treated people as enemies of the state the whole G20 fiasco ensued. However homeless people dont have Judy Rebick et al to speak on their behalf nor do we have the resources that the G20 legal team had. The use of this act is a declaration of war on poor people and we call on all people to take a stand with us against this criminalization of poverty.

Stop the attacks on Tent City!!!!!!End Police Aggression Until Talks Are Complete!!!!!!!

24 Jul

call (519) 741 2330
Demand a end to Police harassment until negotiations are complete.

This morning tent city has had three visits by the police whom have stated that we have until tomorrow at 8:30 am to once again back our stuff and move. This visit by police is not an accident but rather an attempt to keep us in crisis mode so that we cant participate in these negotiations since we are busy being chased like dogs. The reality of the situation is that Tent City will continue to exist until these negotiations are complete due to the fact that people have nowhere to go. The only solution to this problem is the one the city has proposed to house the people staying at tent city and have support systems for them to lift themselves out of this capitalist trap.

We ask the police to back off, give us breathing space and allow us the space we need to continue the negotiations.

Negotiations with City on finding housing for people at tent city moving forward

22 Jul

Today we met with people from the city to discuss a solution that benefits all. We handed over the list of names of people that we are asking to be given affordable housing and we are both moving forward on this issue. We hope to come to a conclusion to this situation in the next little bit and feel that these negotiations are of the utmost importance.

Yesterday their was a crisis created by rumour mongering and paranoia that distracted us from dealing with the situation as is. These rumours have been put to rest and we feel that the city is genuine in their dealings with us. We have set up clear lines of communications and in the future people should not believe what they here unless it comes from , on our side Myself Don or Jon, on the cities side Gloria Mac Neil. Rumours and scare tactics serve the powers that be and in the future we must act like true revolutionaries seeking truth from facts.

Tomorrow we will be at the farmers market in the morning collecting donations for our project and ask that people come and assist us and donate what they can.

Tent City Moved please call city and ask them to stop the attacks on tent city

20 Jul

call 519 741 2330

Today the people at tent city were once again moved to a new location despite the support in the community where we were located from the neighbours who stated that despite whatever issues their maybe we keep the serious anti social elements like the pimps and such that usually go to that place away (When we moved to the location several bags of syringes and such were cleaned up by the clean up crew as well as home made weapons and a nice knife that i’m actually gonna keep).

Due to political pressure the city is in negotiations with us to work through peoples housing applications, speed them up and what not so we can get people into homes and then provide the support they need. In a show of good faith we have moved and have chosen a secret location instead of intensifying the struggle. We now ask that as a sign of good faith the city pull off the dogs for a few days so we can focus on these negotiations and get people into housing solving the problem for both us and the city. This cannot be done if we are always reacting to cops and they create an atmosphere of crisis and people involved are to busy moving stuff, walking to meetings and other such things.

We ask that the city, for the next three days follow a policy of you don’t look for us and we wont look for you. In other words give us the space we need to be able to participate in these negotiations and find a solution that benefits everyone. You want us out of the parks we want to get into housing, you say you want to solve the problems prove it and give us several days where we can focus on this important issue.

Tent city doesn’t just go away, because it is a problem created by the crisis of capitalism, people need tent city because shelters are much more dangerous and unsafe and sleeping together in a group we have the power to not be harrassed attacked or intimidated. We are not fighting for an abstract thought but rather for our right to exist and live in a house and not be treated like a bloody dog.

In conclusion we ask all our friends and allies to call and support. Prove your intentions of finding us housing are honourable give us what we need to solve this problem, breathing space.

Tent City At Sandhills Park will be evicted this evening, political support needed!!!!

19 Jul

This morning we were told by Kitchener By Law that we need to talk. After much running around I finally connected with Kitchener By Law and talking to the head of By Law it is quite clear that tonight we will be forced once again to move to another space only to be hunted down like dogs the next day by police and the powers that be.

Although the head of Bylaw was sympathetic it was quite clear that us going into any city park will lead to trespass tickets and removal. However as a sign of good faith bylaw is contacting the region to speed up peoples housing application we are meeting again at four to discuss this.

What we need at this point in time is a few days of breathing space to sort out a solution to our problem. We ask that people call bylaw and be firm but polite asking for this.

The homelessness crisis is not a creation of individuals but rather a systemic problem. We at Tent City did not create the homeless ,capitalism did. We are simply addressing a serious problem in our region. please call the number below and support.

(519) 741 2330


19 Jul

Tent City is up and going at a new secret location where we will consolidate our forces and launch revolutionary struggle in defense of our right to exist!!!!! This is despite the fact that police stopped and harassed a car of people moving tent city stuff, following them to tent city where bike cops were harassing people despite the fact that according to park people it was cleaner when we left then when we came and the city had no complaints on a weekend when they had ribfest and the place was packed.

This same sort of behavior is similar to earlier in the week when police arrested someone for a stolen bike despite the fact that the police had no serial number, the bike was the wrong type of bike and the name the officer said of the suspect did not match the person whom he arrested’s name.

Despite this type of harassment and attack from the forces of the state we were able to provide to over 60 people 2 meals a day as well to those that wanted to sleep a place where you could sleep without fear of being stabbed like what happened at a local drop in a few days ago and a place where a Marys place worker stated that tent city is safer then Marys place (a womans shelter) referring a woman to tent city by using those exact words with no help from city or unions or anyone.

We have created this space for ourselves we provide for ourselves we police ourselves and despite problems we are a blight on the face of the city because this tent city shows if we without anything can create such a space to house people how can the city with all its resources fail abysmally?

Tent City is up, we haven’t gone away you know , we will grow we will spread we will fight we will win because we don’t die me multiply!!!!!