Pope Squat — direct action for Toronto's homeless

As Toronto's rents skyrocket and subsidized housing budgets are slashed, the streets of my favorite city are increasingly filled with shell-shocked homeless people. And yet, there are millions of dollars available to subsidize a visit from the Pope (a visit that the Archdiocese turned a healthy profit on, no less). To call attention to these bizarre priorities, the Ontario Coalition Against Poverty has occupied an abandoned building, christening it (heh) the "Pope Squat," garnering financial support and endorsements from the Catholic Network for Womens' Equality, the Candian Union of Public Employees and the Canadian Auto Workers.



(Thanks, Dad!)