Hey, just wanted to let you know that there is an anti-Nazi demo this Sunday morning at Braid skytrain station.
White supremacists are marching so we are having a counter demo. It is being promoted as non-violent and family friendly. Their demo begins at 12. Ours begins at 11. People should arrive in groups and masks are encouraged.
If this is something that you feel is worth promoting (and I sure hope it is), then get back to me via email and I can send you a jpeg of the flyer to post on your blog.
May 13th, 14 & 15th will see the first ever Downtown East Side Arts and Culture Romp. The Romp was started in support of the arts and activism in the Downtown East Side. The Downtown East Side is one of the oldest arts communities in Vancouver and has long been a Mecca for emerging artist, unconventional political thought and community activism. Over the course of the weekend there will be open studios, live events and entertainment.
I saw that disgusting little hatefest that the province did on VANACT after the pancake breakfast.
So ridiculous that anyone would pretend that was journalism.
Basically the paper was providing an open forum for anonymous province readers to make threats against activists and encourage police to break up actions with extreme force. It was really slimey … made me very angry.
Plus their rhetoric is always 50 years out of date, which tells you something about the demographic. “Get a job hippies!” etc.
1. Province readers are by-and-large full of hot air, incapable of anything beyond vitriol so don’t let them intimidate you.
2. Just one more reason to come out and support the tent city when the time comes.
Should anyone follow through on these cowardly threats (which I sincerely doubt) I will be there to have a friendly chat with them and look forward to the opportunity.