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.

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.