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Homeless aboriginal people “evict” City of Vancouver from Oppenheimer Park

lowbidinal:

We, the indigenous people here today in Oppenheimer Park, do hereby assert our Aboriginal Title, as established in law by the Supreme Court of Canada in Tsilhqot’in v British Columbia. Our people have held title to this land since time immemorial, and we are exerting our right to exclusive authority, recognized as an inherent element of our title, over this land and this camp. The City of Vancouver recognizes the unceded and enduring existence of our Aboriginal Title here. Under this recognition, we now require that you leave this place and cease any attempts to remove people or their belongings from this place. Because we are the title holders to this land, we assert that you do not have jurisdiction over this place until such time as our title to it is lawfully resolved. Any actions against this camp are thereby unlawful actions against our title; we demand an immediate cease and desist of action or the threat of action against this camp or those within it.

A news release from the tenters and their supporters says that about 30 percent of homeless people are aboriginal due to the “effects of colonization and poverty”. It also notes that the 1,798 homeless people counted in Vancouver in March was the “highest number ever counted”.

Referring to the Downtown Eastside local area plan, the release also claims: “Vision Vancouver approved a plan for the Downtown Eastside that seeks to displace 3,350 residents.”

On June 25, city council voted to formally acknowledge that the city lies on the unceded traditional territory of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations.

cannibalcoalition:

lifeandotherconfusion:

megere87:

cannibalcoalition:

ramblingmage:

cannibalcoalition:

Im fuckin cute.

YOU. WITH THE FLOWER CROWN.STOP BEING SO FUCKIN CUTE.


I fuckin refuse!

This is glorious.

Love the outfit—I really want to find a vest like that!

I got it at Target like 5 years ago in the maternity section. 
I have an ever-growing selection of vests in my wardrobe because that’s what I wear when I do conventions and other shows. You have to go through Goodwill with a fine-tooth comb to find a vest that fits you. A lot of them are going to be discards from wedding parties, which means that they will be made for men, so some tailoring might be necessary. But basically, if you go thrift shopping you’ll find one (or eight) that’s perfect for you. 

 

You’re awesome thanks!
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cannibalcoalition:

lifeandotherconfusion:

megere87:

cannibalcoalition:

ramblingmage:

cannibalcoalition:

Im fuckin cute.

YOU. WITH THE FLOWER CROWN.

STOP BEING SO FUCKIN CUTE.

I fuckin refuse!

This is glorious.

Love the outfit—I really want to find a vest like that!

I got it at Target like 5 years ago in the maternity section. 

I have an ever-growing selection of vests in my wardrobe because that’s what I wear when I do conventions and other shows. You have to go through Goodwill with a fine-tooth comb to find a vest that fits you. A lot of them are going to be discards from wedding parties, which means that they will be made for men, so some tailoring might be necessary. But basically, if you go thrift shopping you’ll find one (or eight) that’s perfect for you. 

You’re awesome thanks!

ted:

What do you do with an abandoned trolley station? Build a massive underground park!

That’s exactly what Dan Barasch wants to do. New York City has two-thirds the green space per resident as other big cities, but converting the Williamsburg Bridge Trolley Terminal into a park the size of a football field would create a respite from the bustling streets. By redirecting sunlight from the roads above, it is possible to illuminate a luscious community space below, nicknamed the Lowline for its similarity to Manhattan’s beloved High Line.

Watch Dan's talk to see renderings of the park and the science behind his prototype »

thisnewdevilry:

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popbonobuzzbaby:

Eddie Izzard - shopping at Mac store in Soho

New York City - May 14, 2014

When I was a kid I saw his HBO special. I watched it so many times I still know most of the words.  It was the first time I saw a man dressed feminine, be funny, and not have women as a punch line. He didn’t slump out in front of the stage embarrassed by his clothing, he came out perfectly happy, hoping around, and didn’t do some silly feminine voice for laughs, he just used his voice, he wore his clothes, spoke about social injustice, and he was fucking funny. It was nice to watch a comedian and not be the fucking punch line or a flattened stereotype for laughs. 

Eddie Izzard is a treasure.

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