Re: March 4th OCAP action

P. Myers (
Wed, 25 Feb 1998 12:49:25 -0800 (PST)

you go, grrrrl!  I can't be with you from WA state...but you know my heart
is there!  Pat Myers

On Wed, 25 Feb 1998, Bonnie Briggs wrote:

> Bonnie Briggs
> Hi gang,
>   For those of you out there who are keeping track of OCAP activities, 
> here is our next big action. On March 4th, 5th, and 6th, 25 OCAP members 
> go on trial for actions around the attempted takeover of 88-90 Carlton 
> Street in Toronto, near Maple Leaf Gardens. These are two abandoned 
> apartment buildings which are owned by an off-shore interest. These 
> buildings are being allowed to sit and rot while poeple are homeless on 
> the street. OCAP has been leading the fight to get these and other empty 
> buildings opened up for the homeless. In connection with that, 25 OCAP 
> members are facing charges such as trespass, forcible entry, mischief, 
> assault police, and counselling to commit an indictable offence. The 
> trials begin on March 4th. "OCAP is not planning to offer a defence. 
> Instead, they plan to attack a system that allows developers to board up 
> housing while the homeless freeze outside or cram into hostels. It's 
> Mike Harris, through cuts to Welfare and affordable housing who has put 
> people on the street. He should be on trial, not the members of OCAP. 
> Come out on the 4th and show them you back OCAP's fight for housing." 
> (quoted from the poster designed by Anti-Racist Action.) there will be a 
> pancake breakfast at All Saints Church at Dundas and Shebourne at 8:00 
> am. Then, there will be a rally at Old City Hall at Queen and Bay at 
> 9:00 am. the info number is 925-6939. If you can't make it, then have a 
> good thought for the people on trial. I will certainly be there to offer 
> my support. Let's bring down Harris! 
> Bonnie
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