Healthcare worker collective Care Not Cops calls on the leadership of Vancouver’s health & social service organizations to break their silence on the genocidal violence against Palestinian people. After 40 days of death, BC Premier David Eby refuses to join the international calls for a ceasefire. The health and nonprofit sector have echoed this settler colonial complicity and abandonment of the global health community — all while hospitals are attacked, while thousands die, and while healthcare workers are killed in Gaza.
ABC’s decision to close Larwill Place will further exacerbate mass homelessness in the name of developer profits. It also signals the end of the Temporary Modular Housing experiment, dreamed up by planners more than a decade ago.
On October 25th, 2023, the Vancouver Police Department raided the homes and arrested two people allegedly behind the Drug User Liberation Front (DULF). DULF is one of the few initiatives working to fix the social crisis driven by the unpredictability of the drug supply in British Columbia.
In recent months we have witnessed a moral panic over shoplifting and the rise of terms such as “violent shoplifting.” Journalists and “experts” have pushed this narrative along, but a quick browse of mainstream media articles suggests that the Vancouver Police Department (VPD) has been a major force in pushing public fear over shoplifting.