Or is this just what we are used to now at Our Place. What with their shortfall this month, six digits I understand, might they not consider this new Our Place is not as supported as the old one? I will guess that some funders of Our Place left with Reverend Allen Tysick and his Dandelion Society?
Citizens of Victoria have been warned for years now about special interest groups coming in, like the GNA and affecting our homeless family in a negative way by cutting services.
Now VIHA ( what is their new acronym, you know they changed their acronmy to try and hide from VIHA’s bad rap, won’t work! LOL!) VIHA has gone and made a complete 100 % enemy out of me! I kid you not. I must defend and stand jup for my people, the family on theh street are my people! The system at play in VIHA is so sick I have lost good friends over it. Many have, classism’s relative Poverty Pimping is out of KKKontrol currently at VIHA. Many sit idly by and watch as lives are destroyed, going home at night popping pills or smoking fatty’s and lieing to themselves for years saying “I am doing the best I can, there is nothing else I can do, I need to raise my children and pay rent and go to India so that maybe I can grow the fuck up but, it does not seem to help me get off my priveleged ass and fight for justice but eventually it’ll sink in right? Amen, OH, and God, please bless my children and those others I know in my wee priveleged circle’s and God please help those in need cause I sure as hell can’t seem to.”
I was already pissed off at VIHA for NOT having a Safe Consumption Site already set up and running four years ago! Now, tonight at Our PLace dinner, thanks to the Sikh Temple and the Indian Canadian Cultural Society for cooking and serving and thanks to their many sponsors, the list of which I was not able to write donw BUT suffice it to say, YOU ALL FED US and the LOVE was felt, the ENERGY of the healthy food FILLED UP BELLIES for a long cold night of Police terrorising and chasing down our most vulnerable.
Thank you all from the bottom of my heart and please share this post.
So, I heard from an old AVI ( AIds Vancouver Island whom is a life line for many) this person is a member who worked the Rig Dig and he is so so upset VIHA cut the funding!!! OMG!? There is no one out there anymore at the times they were out Rig DIgging and being OUT THERE For and With our homeless family! They went out in teams, they were there, a listening ear, an watchful eye, a help in the stigmatising city of VIKKKTORIA. shame on this city and all the hurt it has caused so many over so many generations since the COoonising systems with their judgements and anger, self righteos piety and pride; unhealthy relations with their own families and children..
The pain caused can never be taken back, ever. It is a matter of fact that we all must live with.
More and more are sick and tired of a system that creates so much suffering and unnecesary pain! Enough we say, join the growing people’s movements in your area. We at the CTEHV will be starting a series of Anti Oppresion workshops and we will form bonds of solidarity and not allow abusers or bully’s to run any more shows!!! We wil also do Mental Health FIrst AIde trainings after the anti oppresion training and will run both on a regular basis till more andmore are on the same page! I am so so sick of academia leading when it should follow. Here at the CTEHV the academics listen and are allies, we work together and learn from each other, sometimes stepping on each others toes but such is life, forgive and learn and move on, no grudges or priveleged victim BS!
It is only thru all of us getting on any same page and let me share with you, THIS page of Anti Oppresion Training is a great way to start or rekindle solidarity bonds, NO ONE can say they took this once and they got it now, does not work that way. I have taken it a few times now and look forward to bonding with our group, dealing with the internal oppresions we struggle with at most wednesday night meetings. From agitators to bullys we will learn how to best deal and how to do so in the most proactive “don’t waste our time” kind of way, with boundaries! Thise who do not respect boundaries are welcome to leave. As a group we can all gently state over and over “leave, leave , leave, leave and film as we do it till they GO!
Self respect must be fought for when enslaved. We are all oppressed period. We al have little choices and if one more priveleged person tells me there is equity for all and we all have a get at it, fuck off!
Some have more privelege’s than others in ALL class situations. Street knows this, we ALL have a place in production and its best we all know what that is so we can grow as a society. Radical feminism taught me all of this.
We must come together and fight VIHA head on, enough is enough. City of Victoria is also complicit, jsut look at the recent decision to place thorny bush’s across from Rockbay Landing and the media stigm! OMG! All nine said yes, One Ben stated he only wold agree if they replace the green space taken FIRST! SO, since he agreed and they are going ahead one presumes NOT UBTIL the green space taken is replaced and THEN Lifecycles can come and help with great projects! Not before, Lifecycles should NOT get iinvolved in thorny bush’s TILL THE GREEN SPACE contract is negotiated with Lifecycles.
There, I said it. Many agree, we talked of this very topic today at CTEHV meet up. SO, we msut BLOCK with our very bodies if we have to this Thorny Bushg Campaighn TILL GREEN SPACE IS REPLACED!
There , I shared waht many talked about at dinner! We shall see what heppens, if we can all step up and follow up on this idea.
Enough is Enough. VIHA and City of Vikkktoria is Complicit in death after death and they get away with it thrugh an UNJUST sick judicial system with its own colonial roots which are right now rotting while lives are taken to feed its very existance. Gross me out! Makes me sick, but, I move forward and stay healthy instead with community.
We had a great meeting today at 130, the agitators were not there. Just so you know, the more street involved and housed OUTLAWS with experience who are there, the less the agitators come around. When ever Kimmy was at a meeting, things tended to go smooth, same with Tami Turner or Silly. Meetings somehow went better. Why? Old skool calls each other out with more compasion than any other group, we become more brave when we have to survive on streets eh!
So, when I think of all the potential, with all the people placed all over working for VIHA and other front line agency’s, I think we can make it ll change and do it fairly soon. Think fo the Fight CLuba nd think non violent.
ANy whistle blowers want to come forward? After the film Taking The Fall and Rising, I am ready with lawyers and everything, we can hide your identity and protect you, best we can. Just be brave, take leadership if your heart is asking you to. Our homeless are under attack on cold stigmatising judgemental streets and deal with violence. Many kind and loving folks do smile, it is never forgotten. those smiles and just hellp, makes a difference. Much lateral violence happens due to stress and police state and cold weather and death around the corner makes it harder to deal with, any kindness is so appreciated.
With all deu respect, lets take VIHA down.
The sooner the better if you ask me! Any self respecting person would quit or leave or transfer or look elsewhere for work, at least plan an action and make change from within, gets some ovaries and or balls! Our ancestors dealt withh tougher situations and they got us here.
The people like maybe VICDUU, SOLID members and AVI members will a role, this person I spoke with tonight, they and I came up with an idea, why not have an action? ”By us?” I asked. ”Oh yeah, we are so under attack it would take a miracle. Well, I guess its Welcome to VANDU her/history.” We laughed together. I thot later, do we need Anne Livingston to move to Victoria or, can we get help from a Anne Livingston type person here in Victoria? Been looking and we won’t stop till we find you.
For now, we plug away, stay tuned, VICDUU may find a meeting spot and have an action?
ANd some might just plan an action regarding this CUT to AVI RIG DIG FUNDING!
respect, here are photo’s from todays visit at Our Place.
Police in an unmarked van took photo’s opf me while driving past me, an undercover past me and marked police officers were jacking up folks in front of Our Place. Like trioilling for poor!?
kym hothead hines
PTSD, Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue…co parent lover of Life and Fierce Love with my boundaries.