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Fight for the Homeless
by Geoff Bercarich (neep [at] sympatico.ca)
Tuesday Aug 27th, 2002 5:03 PM
Fight for housing by taking it with force
In Toronto Canada, we have a huge homeless problem, during winter, we expect two people will die every week; these figures are enough to justify the taking of abandoned housing in the name of affordable housing. In Toronto there has been squats going on for as long of Toronto has been around, but the era of making these squats public is a radical new idea. Squating in the face of all political values and in the face of all authority is as same as drawing a line in the sand and dare the local authorities to take the squat, while at the same time addressing the problem of the homeless. Also as an added bounce, we house people in the squat and some times the squat is eventually won and kept as housing for the homeless.

The two squats that have been active in Canada have lasted for more then a month and still look to be going on string in Toronto and Quebec City. Plans for the future plans for squatting is a massive nation wide squat all over the east and central areas of Canada, are still in progress. Its better then marching into a line of riot police, in this case the police come to you.

Ontario Coalition Against Poverty
Fight to Win
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