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Africville, Halifax in 1965
| April 15, 2015
Redeye

Gentrification changes face of Vancouver's Chinatown

April 1, 2015
| The historic neighbourhood of Chinatown is now zoned for high-rise market housing at prices that will shut out the people who live there now.
Length: 16:07 minutes (14.76 MB)
Redeye

Vision Vancouver has done little to end homelessness

October 31, 2014
| Wendy Pedersen says, after eight years in municipal government, Mayor Gregor Robertson and Vision Vancouver haven’t taken some simple steps to reduce street homelessness.
Length: 14:06 minutes (12.92 MB)
MsRepresent

Defining Progress: Street Artist Gilf! on gentrification, art, activism and the iconic 5 Pointz Mecca

October 17, 2014
| For this episode, New York-based street artist Gilf! discusses America’s wars of occupation, gentrification, art, politics, activism and smashing kitchens.
Length: 34:13 minutes (62.67 MB)

Rising Tide - Vancouver stands in solidarity with Oppenheimer Tent City

Photo: Rising Tide - Vancouver facebook

In June of this year, Vancouver's city council unanimously passed a motion acknowledging that the city sits on the unceded land of the Squamish, Musqueam and Tsleil-Waututh peoples. The acknowledgement came at the culmination of a "Year of Reconciliation." Based on the same city council's response to the Indigenous-led community that has sprung up at Oppenheimer Park, it appears this was purely a token gesture.

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Anti-Gentrification Tent City In Kitchener

June 21, 2014
| An anti-gentrification tent city and week of action is ongoing in Kitchener to resist the ongoing tech sector and condo takeover of the downtown. Julian Ichim joins us in studio to talk about it.
Length: 14:19 minutes (13.12 MB)
Talking Radical Radio

Against gentrification in Vancouver

May 28, 2014
| On this week's episode of Talking Radical Radio, Jean Swanson and Phoenix talk about their work against the gentrification of the Downtown Eastside neighbourhood in Vancouver.
Length: 28:22 minutes (25.97 MB)
Photo: Spartacus Books Facebook group
| May 21, 2014

The benefits of Portland Hotel Society's programs at risk

Photo: flickr/Jen Gibson

Recently, Rich Coleman, the B.C. Minister Responsible for Housing, made vague announcements to media regarding whether not some programs such as social enterprises led by Portland Hotel Society (PHS) community services would continue. It was also stated that decisions will eventually be made about all of the PHS operations.

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Image: flickr/mjmilloy
| March 21, 2014
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