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- Excerpt from "Fighting for Space." - Ann Livingston and Bud Osborn’s paths crossed several times before the two of them actually met. In photographs taken at the 1994 meeting at the Carnegie Community Centre, where Livingston connected with Melissa Eror, Osborn is sitting directly behind Livingston, just two rows back. Then, just before Back Alley inevitably closed its doors, William Kay invited Osborn down to check the place out. The users there had covered the walls in poetry and graffiti, and Kay thought Osborn might be able to make something out of it. “The felt pens kept disappearing,” Livingston remembers. “I have to have white paper and I have to have felt pens because I am a freak about how I do organizing. But the felt pens kept disappearing. Meanwhile, this poetry is all over the walls because everybody is writing all over them. Later, I thought, ‘That’s where all the felt pens went.’” Livingston was at home with her boys the day Osborn took Kay up on his invitation. [....] Somehow it was not until 1996 that the two finally got to know one another. The moment when Osborn first noticed Livingston was not one of her better days. For several years, Livingston had held a seat on the board of the Downtown Eastside Residents Association. On this day, she was losing that position. Made to stand at the front of a room of some 400 people, she held her tongue while fellow DERA members levelled every sort of accusation at her—charges that had to do with the illegal injection site Livingston had brought to the community and not a lot else beyond that. Livingston’s fellow DERA board members didn’t approve of her new interest in drug addicts. [....] Osborn noticed Livingston at the DERA meeting because, while an entire room attacked her, she didn’t attack back. “I remember she said, ‘I hope whatever comes out of this will strengthen the community and be for the benefit of the community,’” Osborn said. “She was the only one that had the community in her mind ... I was very impressed that she did. And so, that was the first time that I really, really saw Ann.” 📸 Ann Livingston (1996). 📸 Duncan Murdoch (1994). @arsenalpulp #fightingforspace


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🤯 Mind blown at the stupidi

🤯 Mind blown at the stupidity and nerve of Ontario MP Peter Kent to compare cannabis of any kind to fentanyl. Fentanyl is likely causing an overdose at this moment, it’s a sad reality. The only thing Cannabis doing is giving someone the case of the munchies, relieving pain, stress, anxiety or one of many other conditions but it’s definitely not causing an overdose. Nobody is dying off Cannabis on the streets of Vancouver or any other city. I feel sorry for anyone in this MP’s community and #Ontario to have to have to listen to nonsense like this. Former top cops, businessmen and many others are opening their eyes to the benefits of cannabis and of course the money but the perception to many out there is Cannabis is bad because of people like Peter Kent. Keep nonsense like this out of the House of Commons and start educating Canadians who clearly have no idea the benefits of cannabis. #LegalizeIt #Cannabis #medical #medicinal #mmj #medicinalmarijuana #marijuana #ontario #canada #political #politics #mindblown


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This week I learnt how to use

This week I learnt how to use naloxone - a life-saving drug that can reverse the effects of an opioid overdose. There has been a 31% increase in B.C. in overdose related deaths between Sept 2016 - Sept 2017. At the Commercial Health Centre I met Nermala (an addiction expert), Michelle (a former heroin addict who now makes cards), and Neil (a clinical psychotherapist). # Vancouver #BC #Canada #crisis #drugs #addiction #drugaddiction #heroin #fentanyl


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Prescription drug overdoses cl

Prescription drug overdoses claim the lives of well over 100 North Americans per day, making them more deadly than traffic accidents or gun violence. The powerful opiate Fentanyl plays a key role in many of these overdose deaths.⠀ --⠀ #cannabinoids #cannabinoid #endocannabinoid #pharmaceuticals #cannabiscompanies #health #doctors #research #medecine #biopharma #cannabis #cannabisinvestors #biopharmaincubator #medical #opiatecrisis #fentanyl #painrelief


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Words can't begin to explain t

Words can't begin to explain the anguish I feel everyday missing you Skylin Badger. In one week it will be one year since you left the world of the living. I feel you by my side always and you will continue to be my muse for the rest of my life. It's painful not being able to speak with you or hug you. I love you for eternity. . . . ♡ Photo Credit: @krimlokk ♡ Edited By: JJ Malcolm . . . #skylinbadger #vancouver #fentanyl #imissyou #iloveyou #restinpeace


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A morning of YouTube admin don

A morning of YouTube admin done (a rare day off from the day job!) so now going #walkies and to procure food and maybe some other things! Walking stick is because my left hip is permanently in a state of dislocation owing to #ehlersdanlossyndrome #ehlersdanlos - even with high dose #fentanyl, I can’t walk unaided anymore.


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Tomorrows Show Prepped. 
#Wake

Tomorrows Show Prepped. #WakeUpCall Taking a look at #Fentanyl #Depression #LilPeep #Overdose and the #Synthetic Drug Crisis #Opioids #Heroin #Xanax #Overdose #MorningShow


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