Call out for Tent City

7 Jul

In Kitchener we will be doing a tent city in support of the national day of action for housing. We unify with VANDU and their demands in regards to the demand to housing now below is the VANDU statement.

March in the Streets!
Raise Up the Tent Cities!
Occupy the Condos!

Demand that governments make affordable, secure and safe Housing for All a top priority!

July 9: Day of Action for Housing Justice

There is a crisis of homelessness, housing insecurity and displacement in working class & poor communities across the country. The Vancouver Area Network of Drug Users (VANDU), the International League of Peoples Struggle (ILPS) are initiating a day of action in towns and cities across Canada on Saturday July 9 to demand:

Federal Government: Spend $5 billion per year on non-market housing affordable, secure and safe housing for the people! Secure this money by cutting $1 billion dollars from each of the military budget, the prison budget, police, immigration enforcement and detention, and by ending subsidies to Canadian mining companies responsible for plunder and human rights abuses in other countries.

Provincial Governments: Rescind the new poor laws that criminalize the poor and homeless and replace them with rent control laws to eliminate speculation and profiteering off people’s basic need for housing.

Local Governments: Fund housing not police! Use city resources, including zoning and regulatory frameworks to eliminate real-estate speculation and profiteering and stop displacement of poor communities.

We also encourage local organizations and communities to make their own demands linked to local conditions and campaigns.

In making this call we recognize the racist and colonial nature of the Canadian State which results in disproportionate homelessness, housing insecurity and incarceration of Indigenous people. We stand in solidarity with Indigenous struggles for sovereignty, self-determination and justice across this land.

If you would like to participate in the Day of Action either by leading or participating in an action in your area, contact us at vandu@vandu.org

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3 Responses to “Call out for Tent City”

  1. doug July 7, 2016 at 1:25 am #

    When people have jobs they can afford housing….the work part is something you bums know little about!!

    • Mike July 7, 2016 at 12:21 pm #

      What is your deal, Doug? You seem to have some kind of psychological issue playing out here in front of all of us. Are you okay? Do you need a hand?

      • Doug July 8, 2016 at 2:37 am #

        Mike I’m doing just fine.I work and pay my own way in life.
        I just don’t have any use for people like Julian and his bunch that always bash our Canadian Government and way of life but have no problem mooching off the taxpayers by collecting their monthly welfare cheques and then have the nerve to whine and protest that they need more free government handouts .

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