RESISTING THE STATE: FIGHTING
OPPRESSION AT THE BORDER, IN PRISONS AND ON OUR STREETS.
- Coalition Opposed to Police Brutality (COPB-VAN)
- Joint Effort
- No-One is Illegal
CULTURES OF RESISTANCE:
FROM THE PANTHERS TO THE DINE’ NATION AND MORE
- David Hilliard
- Jeneda Benally
- Ugnayan ng Kabataang Pilipino sa Canada/
Filipino-Canadian Youth Alliance (UKPC)
- Splitting the Sky
THE STRUGGLE FOR LAND & SOVEREIGNTY
- Hanna Kawas
- The Indigenous People's Movement
- Building Bridges Vancouver
- Hemsa Nosh
JUSTICE NOT BOMBS: THE
BATTLE AGAINST THE IMPERIALIST WAR MACHINE
- B.C. Committee for Human Rights in the Philippines
- Jaggi Singh
- Fire this Time
- The Committee for Solidarity with Colombia
Coalition Opposed to Police Brutality
to Police Brutality (COPB-VAN) is a collective of concerned
folk based in Vancouver. They focus on fighting the increasing
levels of police brutality and police immunity, particularly
after 9-11, and the illegitimate uses of policing to harass,
beat, arrest, and kill marginalised people all over the world.
They gather and share information and knowledge, report and
publish police brutality cases, help people file complaints
and give affidavits, and are very visible in the streets,
at rallies, demos, etc. They also organize Vancouver's participation
in the International Day Against Police Brutality (annually
on March 15).
is a women in prison support group who operates from an abolitionist
perspective. We volunteer with prisoners at the Burnaby Correctional
Centre for Women where we organize workshops of mutual interest
to women inside and outside of prison. Joint Effort is currently
involved in the national campaign to investigate human rights
violations of federally sentenced women by the Government
of Canada. In conjunction with Strength In SISterhood we wrote
a submission to the Canadian Human Rights Commission regarding
the Systemic Discrimination Against Women in Prison Based
on Gender, Race and Disability.
P.O. Box 78005, 1755 East Broadway Vancouver,
BC V5N 5W1
(604)682-3269, ex. 3019
Queers United Against
Kapitalism is a direct action group of queer people
working to end sexism, racism, classism, homophobia and transphobia
in the queer community and the province. We oppose any form
of false community forced on us by those wishing to exploit
us as a hip consumer niche and we challenge sell-out queers
who actively work to oppress other queers or marginalized
people in general.
No-One is Illegal
No-One Is Illegal
Vancouver is a coalition of groups and individuals
committed to fighting for the rights of immigrants and refugees.
- Stop the racist war on immigrants
- Stop the policy of deportations now!
- General amnesty for all detained immigrants in Canadian
- Open the borders for detained immigrants in US prisons!
The group struggles for a world in which
everyone can move freely, live and flourish in justice and
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was co-founder and chief of staff of the Black Panther Party
in the 60’s and 70’s. He is now President of Black
Panther Records and operates Black Panther Tours (which he
created), which visits historical landmarks of the Panthers
in and around Oakland. Mr. Hilliard also started the Newton
Foundation (named after Panther member Huey P. Newton) in
1993 (with Newton’s widow Fredrika), whose goal is to
promote the legacy of the Panthers through publishing, tours,
lectures and other educational initiatives . He is also the
author (with Lewis Cole) of This
Side Of Glory: The Autobiography of David Hilliard and The
Story Of The Black Panther Party.
DAVID HILLIARD WILL BE DOING A BOOK SIGNING
AT THE MERCHANDISE TENT AT 6:30PM.
is a member of the group Blackfire, and she has been speaking
for the earth and indigenous cultures for the majority of
her life. She will present ideas about sustaining cultural
identity in the wake of Colonialism, and will also focus on
the Navajo Hopi Land dispute and 28 years of forced relocation.
Ugnayan ng Kabataang Pilipino sa Canada
/Filipino-Canadian Youth Alliance (UKPC)
As a group of Filipino youth and students,
we met through the assistance of the Philippine Women Centre
in 1995. By sharing our experiences, we were able to identify
common issues we faced. We realized there was a need to organize
into an activist-oriented group to tackle these issues. UKPC
is a result of the dynamism of Filipino youth and our desire
to build a community where marginalized people are no longer
exploited and oppressed. We educate, organize and mobilize
around issues such as understanding our roots of migration,
Philippine history, systemic racism, class exploitation and
oppression, gender oppression, identity crisis, and anti-globalization.
This August 15-17th, UKPC is hosting an upcoming B.C.-wide
conference entitled, "Confronting the Critical Moment:
Equality and the Right to Development Now!", where Filipino
youth will gather, discuss, and create an action plan to address
For more information or to register for
We are part of the Filipino people's continuing
struggle for national democracy. We also struggle for our
community's legitimate interests in Canadian society!
Splitting The Sky
John Hill AKA Dacajaweiah
– (Mohawk for Splitting the Sky), is a former political
prisoner, former American Indian Movement activist, survivor
of the Attica massacre, author of the 650 page autobiography
From Attica to Gustafsen Lake,
and longtime revolutionary. From a background of Residential
schools and foster homes, at 19, Splitting the Sky emerged
as a principal leader of the Attica rebellion, and later became
a major figure in the Native sovereignty movement. While on
parole from New York State penal system, Splitting the Sky
became a national figure in the Native Rights Movement and
founded the League of Indigenous Sovereign Nations (LISN).
He participated in the reclamation of stolen Mohawk land at
Ganyankieh near Eagle Bay, New York as well as supported the
1990 standoff at Oka. Splitting the Sky was also the Sundance
Chief at Gustafson Lake, during the 1995 siege there. Although
he has endured decades of poverty, imprisonment and repression,
he continues to agitate for Native sovereignty and prisoner’s
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is the chairperson of Canada Palestine
Association and the host of Voice
of Palestine on Coop Radio 102.7FM.
Indigenous Peoples Movement
The Indigenous People's
Movement are members of the Indigenous community dedicated
to strengthening the Indigenous voice of resistance. We believe
that knowledge is a powerful weapon and work to raise the
political consciousness of our people, while providing an
opportunity for people to act and engage. A community-based
organization, we strive to empower our people at a grassroots
level, encouraging unity and inclusiveness in the Indigenous
struggle for freedom.
Vancouver is a group of volunteers who are interested
in justice for communities in Mexico. We are working to support
the activities of the Fray Bartolome Human Rights Centre and
Enlace Civil in Chiapas. Building Bridges recruits, trains
and support volunteer human rights observers who work with
Mexican human rights groups. We also work to defend human
rights in Canada, and make links between the situation in
Mexico and Canada.
is an Iraqi-Canadian Peace Activist with an abiding belief
in the power of the human spirit to fuel compassion and create
positive change in the world.
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B.C. Committee for Human Rights in
the Philippines (BCCHRP)
Founded by Canadian church people in 1982,
the B.C. Committee for Human Rights
in the Philippines serve as a mechanism to express
support and solidarity with the Filipino people’s struggle
for human rights, social justice and national freedom. BCCHRP
works to expose and oppose the human rights violations perpetrated
by successive regimes, demand freedom for political prisoners
and call for the building of a just and lasting peace. This
is becoming ever more critical because of disturbing events
in the country.
is a writer and political activist based in Montreal. He is
a member of No One is Illegal (an immigrant and refugee rights
campaign), and the Anti-Capitalist Convergence (CLAC). He
has been very active in a variety of anti-imperialist and
antiauthoritarian projects for a decade, and has organized
against capitalist globalization, at the APEC Summit in Vancouver
(1997), the Quebec City Summit of the Americas (2001) and
several other mobilizations. He was also recently a volunteer
in Palestine with the International Solidarity Movement (ISM).
Jaggi's writing has appeared in a variety of alternative,
indepedent and mainstream publications all over North America.
Fire this Time
Fire This Time
is committed to building the social and political power of
poor, working, and oppressed people in BC. Fire This Time
is involved in the anti-war movement, and also does work around
immigrant and refugee rights, the $6 training wage, legal
defense against police abuse and brutality, and support work
for the Skwelkwek'welt Protection Centre Defenders.
Committee for Solidarity with Colombia
The Committee for
Solidarity with Colombia was formed to bring public
awareness of the Colombian struggle for social justice against
a regime of bloody state violence. The Committee brings attention
to the alternatives for peace developed by the people's movement,
while exposing the real reasons for U.S. intervention into
the country's internal conflict, the disinformation campaign
surrounding the so-called "drug war" and "terrorism"
in Colombia, the role of multinational corporations in their
exploitation of workers and the environment, and the horrific
human rights crisis faced today by the people of Colombia.
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