On Seizing Convertible Corvettes and Doing Whatever it Takes to Banish Airbnb

Tea & Two Slices is a long-running local news round-up by NEEDS frontman and veteran dishwasher Sean Orr, who lives and works in Gastown, deeply aware of his privilege.

Finders keepers: Vancouver man arrested after refusing to get out of someone else’s convertible. This is beautiful. A small but simple gesture that simply says, “We are coming for you.” First your cars. Then your homes. Then your factories.

As colonialists, aren’t we all in someone else’s convertible? A People’s History of July 1 Canada Day.

This Week in History, 1978: Punk rockers and Anarchists stage an Anti-Canada Day concert in Stanley Park. Today, punk rockers all live in the suburbs and have maple leaf tattoos.

Indigenous activists say the story of Gassy Jack is missing sordid details. It’s good to remind tourists of this fact. I do it almost everyday.

How every future development should look: Possible social-housing project in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside raises concern among locals.

All of this: Derrick O’Keefe and Michal Rozworski: Time for the City of Vancouver to declare a housing emergency. “The city recently passed a motion to declare a climate emergency. It’s past time we do the same for housing. Both crises are a result of prioritizing profits over collective well-being.”

A housing emergency would make AirBnb totally illegal: Airbnb likely removed 31,000 homes from Canada’s rental market, study finds.

Daily reminder: Lack of Competition and Gouging to Blame for Vancouver’s High Gas Prices, Says Report

Vancouver drivers are the fucking worst: Close call highlights intersection conflicts between drivers and pedestrians.

ACAB of the day: Surrey RCMP officer accused of ripping turban off inmate ‘without provocation’.

Bonus: The berry with more antioxidants than blueberries was no secret to Indigenous people.

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