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Excess of luxury housing is suffocating Vancouver: An open letter to Donald Trump

Dear Mr. Trump,

It has come to my attention that you were in Vancouver this week to announce your new high-end hotel / condo tower in Coal Harbour, near where I work. My fellow citizens and I decided not to picket your event. Instead, I opt for polite correspondence, to respectfully inform you that we are sufficiently supplied with luxury condominiums at present and require no further units. We'll call if we're running low.

Plus, there is a lien on the place. Just ask the original inhabitants.

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Residents call for creation of Social Justice Zone

June 13, 2013
| People in the Downtown Eastside have been working with the City of Vancouver to develop a local area plan since 2011. They want to protect residents from the gentrification of their neighbourhood.
Length: 15:56 minutes (14.59 MB)
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Smash the State Report: June 7, 2013

June 13, 2013
| I Choose Dignity campaign kicks off in KW as struggles against gentrification proliferate across On + Qc. A few new tar sands absurdities, a plea to help bees, some slam poetry, and other newies!
Length: 59:51 minutes (54.8 MB)
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| June 12, 2013
| May 31, 2013
Photo: rentassembly.org
| May 23, 2013

Social spaces in Vancouver: Changing the conversation

The Purple Thistle's logo.

It appears that since I've last touched on community spaces and their inherent importance, the snowball effect known as gentrification has intensified rendering much of the arts and culture in this city on their toes.

With Spartacus Books (now un-evicted!), VIVO Media Arts, COPE and Gen Why Media all facing the consequence of condo-friendly landlords seeing dollar signs and not the public good, the fight for community venues in Vancouver seems much more like class war.

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| May 14, 2013
Image: Spartacus Books facebook page
| May 13, 2013
| April 26, 2013
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