Archive | October, 2019

Public meeting on lessons from Tent City and presentation to City Council a Success

9 Oct

On Oct. 7th a public meeting was held at the Queen Street Commons to discuss the lessons from tent city. This discussion included an intervention from VANDU and their experience dealing with the opiate epidemic in Vancouver. Discussion . on Safe Suply and the need ror those affected directly being the decision makers was key.It was pointed out that during the weeks of October 22nd to September 12th when the tent city was engaging in safe supply there was zero overdoses in the applied areas as well as significant drop in crime and addicts were able to live normal lives and be productive members of society.

This was followed by a presentation at city council where we put forward our answers to the drugs problem we were invited by council to participate in the region sub committee to make our proposal a reality.

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

here is our presentation to council i start seaking around the 18 minute mark

Tent City attacked

4 Oct

Tent City was attacked two nights ago a group of right wing hooligans with machetes and baseball bats. 5 tents were destroyed and two people were beaten so badly that they needed to go to the hospital. This attack on tent is is one of many recent attacks on progressive forces by reactionaries who act knowing that they have state support, particularly the city of Cambridge backing them up. The city of Cambridge , particularly the mayors office is guilty of inciting these forces through there use of anti poor people rhetoric. Tent City feels they have the right now to do what they must to defend themselves and these attacks will not go unanswered.Like the good book says eye for eye tooth for tooth hand for hand foot for foot burn for burn wound for wound.

Alan Ryan Peoples Community Defense Brigade meets Prime Minister and Mayor

3 Oct

On September 16th Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was in Kitchener Waterloo. The Alan Ryan Peoples Community Defense Brigade used this opportunity to address issues of Safe Supply, the Opioid Crisis and Venezuela. The next day members os this organization met with the Mayor discuss our proposal to solve the drugs problem that is killing many people in Kitchener. The discussion went quite well and will be followed up by a presentation to council on Monday at 7. Shortly before this presentation there with be a public consultation and report on Tent City and the drugs crisis at 5pm at Queen Street Commons