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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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| March 21, 2014
Photo: Erica Holt
| March 20, 2014

Poor People's History of East Downtown Toronto

For close to two centuries East Downtown Toronto has welcomed the unemployed, homeless and working poor. Infrastructures to support the unemployed, some of which date back to the establishment of Toronto first poor house to the 1830s, are now being threatened and dismantled by the city to make room for Toronto's more affluent residents. Where will the unemployed, homeless and poor residents go?

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Exploding some of the myths about gentrification

October 20, 2013
| David Madden argues that gentrification is not synonymous with urban renewal. Madden is an assistant professor in the Sociology Department and the Cities Program at the London School of Economics.
Length: 15:46 minutes (14.44 MB)
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