The Pivot Blog

Police officers across the province are abusing their authority and endangering the lives of marginalized people through their actions.
The group complaint action was not in response to the police raid of the High Hopes kiosk in the Downtown Eastside street market
The mandatory victim fine surcharge criminalizes poverty and threatens the health and safety of marginalized communities.
Stigma and prejudice fuel community opposition to homeless shelters and supports
The situation in Surrey shows how discrimination and prejudice underly our treatment of others
Ending stigma begins with discussion - Insight from someone personally affected by the opioid crisis #SupportDontPunish
Anita Place has become Canada's longest-standing community-organized, public encampment in living memory
This vestige of the Harper government harms people affected by homelessness, sex workers, and those who use drugs. It must be abolished.
The move will threaten the health and safety of sex workers but also the autonomy and freedom of the internet for us all.
Our current drug policies are fuelling human fatalities and organized crime.