Tag Archives: Downtown Eastside

Vancouver Area Network of Drugs Users (VANDU)- Your Tax Dollars At Work!

Blocking traffic on the Cambie St Bridge today…

There’s a march going on right now in Vancouver. Just a few minutes ago VANDU was blocking traffic on the Cambie Street Bridge, carrying a banner saying ‘Homes Not Jails’…

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Open Letter To Irwin Oostinde About Homophobia, Charitable Status & Mental Health Stigmatization!

Is this man a hypocrite?

I got some rather unsavoury hate-mail from Irwin Oostinde’s W2 Media Centre today- and I think it says a lot about his organization. Yes, it did address some of the questions I asked in my article about W2. That said, it raised a whole lot more of them. Have a look at what they had to say- my letter to Irwin comes after the screenshot…

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Does Irwin Oostinde Run S&M Sex Parties At The W2 Media Centre? (Kid’s Camps Too!)

Irwin Oostinde, helping the poor, or helping himself?

One of the more interesting things about the W2 Media Centre is the imbalance between events focussed on media, and the number of parties and social events.  Have a look at this screenshot from the events calendar on their website: Continue reading

Occupy Toronto And The DTES FauxHawk’s Sacred Fire! (Featuring Harsha Walia & David Eby!)

Can You Recognize This Man? (don’t worry, he’ll be unmasked in a moment)

One of my more memorable moments at Occupy Vancouver was the day when two indigenous men from Vancouver’s Downtown East Side (DTES) lit a ‘sacred’ fire in the middle of our camp. I didn’t know it at the time, but both these men had a long history working with Harsha Walia & No One Is Illegal. I wrote one of my earliest stories on this incident- labelling it a sacred provocation

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Naomi Klein Fights For The Needs Of Vancouver’s DTES Drug Dealers & Poverty Pimps!

Naomi Klein speaking beside Harsha Walia at the rally

One of the more interesting events I attended in Vancouver was the Occupy Condos event led by Harsha Walia. I have, for months, been quite confused by this event. It was only recently what it has begun to make sense to me…

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BullyWatch: Letter I wrote to Dave Vasey this morning

They certainly do in Dave's case...

Dave,

Last night I went home with tears in my eyes. It must have been looked quite obvious, because a woman who didn’t know me stopped and asked if I was okay. It was after 10pm and we were on the subway, quite an unusual situation.

I got home, cried some more, and started working on a blog posting- detailing your relationship with organisations funded by the George Soros funded TIDES Foundation. Ruckus Society, Indigenous Environmental Network, Rainforest Action Network, etc. But, I stopped working on it half-way through and decided to get some sleep. People who behave like you aren’t worth losing valuable sleep over.

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Welcome Media Co-Op Readers! (Do they receive Government Funding?)

The Media Arm Of The Black Bloc

It appears that Media Co-Op has linked to my site! This organization is one of Canada’s foremost producer of violence inciting media. Something to be proud of! (if you are a Black Bloc terrorist…)

Media Co-Op is most famous for filming Harsha Walia’s racist & sexist hate video a filmed at Irwin Oostende’s  rave club/media centre called the W2 Media Center. W2 was originally meant to serve the people of the DTES– that said, I’ve been there a number of times, and the only time I saw a DTES resident was outside of the building. What’s up with that Irwin- is it time to hand over the space to someone else?

First-hand account of Irwine attacking a First Nations Transgender person who supports the sex worker community. How gallant! Have they written and published a letter about him on the Internet ? Has he been shunned from the activist community?

Here’s the video. If the phrase “privileged white male” contains Trigger Words for you, or you are a person who can’t handle watching racist/sexist/proviolent attacks on people, I recommend you don’t watch this.

Diversity of Tactics – 3 – Harsha Walia from working TV on Vimeo.

Many of us are particularly disturbed by the concept of de-arresting comrades, sounds like Harsha is promoting criminal violence here. Time for an investigation? Beyond the racism, hate, and incitement of violence- perhaps the most classic quote here is “It’s not about breaking windows, but it is about breaking windows”.

There’s also “Every tactic is immune to criticism!” My tactic is to write and publish about criminal & social injustice-  if this is true, why am I being attacked for my tactics? I have never used words even close to approaching what Harsha Said in this video.

It appears to me that a couple of laws have been broken here- so, what is to be done about it?:

Now, remember, Harsha is defending the Screw-up that killed the anti-Olympic movement– does her positivity about this trainwreck indicate she was happy it was killed? Why?

If you think you can stomach more of this, please follow this link:

If anyone has information on who funds these criminals- could you please let me know? I promise to keep your name confidential, and it will be a public service to our country.

Thanks!