Protest - Revolt

22/04/20
Author: 
Matthew Behrens
Sidewalk chalk rainbow - Image: Amanda Slater/Flickr

The ongoing pandemic epoch has exposed a clear duality marked both by increasingly obvious and blatant inequalities, hypocrisies and systemic failures as well as beautiful, loving and creative responses in the form of mutual aid communities and direct action to save lives.

22/04/20
Author: 
Ian Holliday
Homeless activists and their supporters occupied the recently closed North Surrey Recreation Centre for several hours Wednesday night to call attention to the danger the COVID-19 pandemic poses to people living on the streets or in insufficient housing. (CTV)

April 1, 2020

VANCOUVER -- Homeless activists and their supporters occupied the recently closed North Surrey Recreation Centre for several hours Wednesday night to call attention to the danger the COVID-19 pandemic poses to people living on the streets or in insufficient housing.

Dubbing the occupation the "Hothouse Squat," the group issued a press release saying it planned to occupy the vacant building as a safe place to live during the pandemic.

20/04/20
Author: 
Stephanie Ip
occupation of Strathcona school - Red Braid Alliance for Decolonial Socialism

April 19, 2020

The occupation was an effort to call attention to the DTES population at risk during the COVID-19 pandemic and the city's perceived lack of action, said advocates.

[Red Braid Alliance's facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/redbraidalliance/]

A number of Downtown Eastside homeless advocates have been arrested following an overnight occupation at a Vancouver school.

17/04/20
Author: 
Chris Campbell
Extinction Rebellion protesters at Trans Mountain's Burnaby tank farm. Submitted

APRIL 15, 2020

Trans Mountain’s tank farm in Burnaby was the scene of a protest today (Wednesday), with the company accused of not following social distancing measures amid the COVID-19 crisis.

13/04/20
Author: 
Cooperation Jackson  
April 3, 2020

A CALL TO ACTION
 

The COVID-19 pandemic is changing the world before our very eyes. In less than 3 months, it has exposed the grotesque nature of the capitalist system to millions, ground the world economy to a halt, and revealed how truly interconnected our little planet really is.

09/04/20
Author: 
Bill McKibben
TransCanada’s Keystone pipeline facility. Photograph: Jeff McIntosh/AP

Apr. 5, 2020

The oil industry saw its opening and moved with breathtaking speed to take advantage of this moment

I’m going to tell you the single worst story I’ve heard in these past few horrid months, a story that combines naked greed, political influence peddling, a willingness to endanger innocent human beings, utter blindness to one of the greatest calamities in human history and a complete disregard for the next crisis aiming for our planet. I’m going to try to stay calm enough to tell it properly, but I confess it’s hard.

01/04/20
Author: 
Peter C Baker
 Illustration: Nathalie Lees/The Guardian

 31 Mar 2020

Everything feels new, unbelievable, overwhelming. At the same time, it feels as if we’ve walked into an old recurring dream. In a way, we have. We’ve seen it before, on TV and in blockbusters. We knew roughly what it would be like, and somehow this makes the encounter not less strange, but more so.

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