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New Years Eve Party!

In events on December 13, 2008 at 2:40 am

NOTE: Location Change! Location Change!

Wednesday December 31st
8pm to late
El Rancho Restaurant
(112 Kingsway,  @ Broadway, upstairs)
Free! and ALL AGES welcome

New Years Eve Party
celebrating 50 years of the Cuban revolution and 15 years of resistance by the Zapatista National Liberation Army

New Years Eve Party w/ Cuba and the Zapatistas!

Join us bringing in the New Year commemorating 50 years of inspiration and revolution by Cuban people leading the path for a New Latin America, and the courageous struggle by the Zapatistas, fighting for a better world.

Free appetizers, great reasonably prized Mexican, and Salvadorian food.

Eat, drink, or just dance the night away with DJ Third World Beats.

Date: December 31, 2008
Time: Doors open at 8pm

Location: El Rancho Restaurant (112 Kingsway,  at Broadway, upstairs)

No Cover!!!!!

All Ages Welcome

“If you can’t dance, it’s not my revolution”

Organized by
La Surda Latin American Collective and Vancouver Socialist Forum.


Housing and Homelessness in a Vision Vancouver

In events, workshops on December 13, 2008 at 2:28 am

Tues December 16 | 7pm

a vancouver socialist forum workshop

What are the post-election prospects (and pitfalls) for a mass housing justice movement in Vancouver? New mayor Gregor Robertson has promised to “end homelessness” in Vancouver by 2015, while saying nothing on issues as central to the question as the anti-native racism of the private property housing market and the crippling rental burden borne by Vancouver’s diverse working class.

What do Roberston’s proposals envision for the systemic poverty and other oppressions that underlie homelessness? What place does a Vision-led City Hall have in a movement for housing justice? Join us for an intimate discussion of the underlying concepts and concrete issues of housing in Vancouver.

This event is an opportunity for community activists to exchange perspectives and information as we continue to prepare for the mass housing demonstration before the BC spring election. Following brief introductory remarks we will have an hour for open dialogue and discussion.

Time: Tuesday, Dec 16th, 7:00 – 8:30 PM
For location, call one of the contact people below

Suggested Readings:
-“The Postcolonial City,” Nicholas Blomley:
-“The Right to the City,” David Harvey: (alt link here

Contact: Ivan, 604 992 3111; Andrew, 778 886 2685

The Postcolonial City; Nicholas Blomley

In Readings on December 10, 2008 at 10:23 am

Attached is the Nicholas Blomley reading for the December 16th VSF workshop on housing in Vancouver. It is in pdf form. If you are not able to access this document here or have problems printing or reading it, email Ivan at and we’ll get you a hard copy or send you an email with the document directly.



Blomley, Nicholas: The Postcolonial City