VANDU

Third Annual Poverty Olympics, with Itchy the Bed Bug

January 21, 2010

For several years in the run up to the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics, a group of activists has held the Poverty Olympics, a protest peopled by mascots such as Itchy the Bedbug and Creepy the Cockroach.  2010 marks the third annual Poverty Olympics. The protests focus on how “world class city” Vancouver is also home […]

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Itchy the Bed Bug: an Olympic Mascot for Vancouver

February 1, 2008

Vancouver | Homes Not Games Originally uploaded by ardenstreet Graffiti from Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. Remember VANDU? They’re the grassroots community group in Vancouver that got a grant and implemented a plan to help fight bed bugs in Vancouver’s beleaguered Downtown Eastside. Well, they’re back at it, this time as one of the sponsors of this […]

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And another ray of hope from Vancouver’s VANDU

July 15, 2007

Vancouver’s Radio CKNW (AM980) reports on their website Saturday: Advocacy group fights bed bug outbreak VANCOUVER – Community advocacy group the Vancouver Area Network of Drug Users VANDU is trying to fight a massive outbreak of bedbugs in that city’s Downtown Eastside by gutting infested rooms. The group’s Anne Livingston says residents have had six […]

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